Fly Through a Virtual Preview of Es Devlin’s Exhibition Design for ‘About Time: Fashion and Duration’

The British stage designer Es Devlin has crafted monumental concert scenes for the likes of Beyoncé and Lorde as well as genius theater sets for Othello at the Met Opera and Hamlet at the Barbican, among others. Devlin’s newest work doesn’t star musicians or actors. After months of COVID-related delays, the exhibition she designed for […]

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Antwaun Sargent continues to champion Black photographers — this time in ‘Just Pictures’

Written by Jacqui Palumbo, CNN Over the past few years, a number of young Black photographers have made their mark on the art world, and critic, writer and curator Antwaun Sargent has made it his mission to cement their legacies. In 2019, Sargent’s “The New Black Vanguard,” was published by Aperture Foundation. The book, alongside […]

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Banksy’s ‘Show me the Monet’ painting sells for nearly $10 million

Banksy’s take on a Claude Monet masterpiece has sold for £7.6 million ($9.8 million) following a nine-minute bidding battle, auctioneers at Sotheby’s have said. In “Show me the Monet,” famed street artist Banksy reimagines Monet’s “Bridge over a Pond of Water Lilies” as a modern-day scene. The picture is complete with environmental pollution: A traffic […]

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Kim Kardashian West at 40: Looking back at a style evolution

Written by Marianna Cerini, CNN Scrolling through images of outfits worn over the years by Kim Kardashian West, who turns 40 today, one thing remains consistent throughout: how confident she looks in even the most questionable of them. Almost every look oozes over-the-top drama and sex appeal, from her early days as Paris Hilton’s stylist […]

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Two young directors want the world to see Black male joy in a ‘love letter to brothers everywhere’

Written by Skylar Mitchell, CNN Photographer Joshua Renfroe is meticulous in his approach to making images — from the early conceptualization stage through to exhibition. His goal is to tell a story through the final pictures but also through the process of creating them. His first book, “Black Boy Fly,” released last year, is a […]

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Rihanna’s latest Savage X Fenty campaign stars Black breast cancer survivors

Written by Jacqui Palumbo, CNN Rihanna is using her latest Savage X Fenty campaign to shine a spotlight on Black breast cancer survivors. In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the singer’s lingerie brand asked three “survivors and thrivers” to model new styles from a capsule collection that will directly benefit the Clara Lionel Foundation, […]

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These futuristic concept cars from the 1950s are up for auction with a $20 million estimate

Written by Sara Spary, CNN A trio of rarely seen, futuristic concept cars from the 1950s are going up for auction at Sotheby’s, with an estimated value of up to $20 million. The Alfa Romeo B.A.T. Concept cars — each with a distinctive sculptural shape that nods to fantasy and science fiction — are described […]

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Nazca Lines: Archaeologists discover 2,000-year-old cat figure in Peru

Written by Oscar Holland, CNN A huge feline figure carved into an arid hillside over 2,000 years ago has been discovered in southern Peru, according to the country’s Ministry of Culture. The ancient geoglyph, which measures 37 meters (121 feet) across, forms part of the Nazca Lines, a collection of hundreds of mysterious artworks etched […]

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“It’s Not Just Made in France, It’s Made in Banlieue”—Mossi Traoré Is One to Watch in Paris

There’s no counting how many plates Traoré may have spinning all at once, because he also runs a private school of haute couture, Les Ateliers Alix— named after his idol, Madame Grès — in the 11th arrondissement (Yohji Yamamoto, Christian Lacroix, and John Galliano are also in his personal pantheon). There, at any given time, […]

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