Art world insights

From interviews and opinions to collecting guides and live events, unpack the art world with Insights on Avant Arte.

Black and white film photo of Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol

Born in 1928 in Pittsburgh, Andy Warhol was a pioneer of the American Pop Art movement. His work is widely recognised for its iconic colourful style — mixing contemporary art with celebrity culture and consumer goods.

NCA Super World Cool

How to unlock your Super Cool World print

We are collaborating with Nina Chanel Abney to open the opportunity to acquire a print of her Super Cool World NFT collection. On April 28th, the 48 hour printing window opens. Discover everything you need to know below.

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Are NFTs queerer than we think?

Are NFTs queerer than we think?

When it comes to diversity, NFTs don’t have the best rep. But the good news is that countless underground and established queer artists are embracing this relatively young art history.

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Hyangmok in Seoul

Hyangmok Baik in Seoul

Hyangmok Baik takes us to places that have shaped his vision of paradise.

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Surrealist black and white collage of faces, body parts and animals

Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore

Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore met as teenagers and stayed together for the rest of their lives. They were collaborators, step-siblings and lovers and they both changed their birth names to make them gender neutral.

Avant Essay, I feel like Pablo

I feel like Pablo

Kanye West named Pablo Picasso as one of his role models, but the two of them have more than art in common. What do we do about our problematic faves? Can you separate the art from the artist?

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Artemesia Ghentileschi

Artemesia Ghentileschi

Artemisia Gentileschi gained international success in her lifetime, which was reignited in the modern era due to fascination with her biography. But her skill and dedication to her craft speaks for itself.

Nils working on the frame for Yu Nagaba print

Live Event: Bespoke framing with Yu Nagaba

On February 28, our framer Nils showed us how a hand-made frame for Yu Nagaba’s print was created. Rewatch the livestream from start to finish.

Alice Brasser sitting on a chair in her studio

Live Event: Painting with Alice Brasser

On March 6, we joined Alice Brasser in her studio for a 1-hour painting session. Rewatch the livestream from start to finish.

close up of a softly-rendered portrait of a sad man

And the Oscar for Best Movie Poster goes to…

We speak with Hollywood’s favourite poster artist James Jean about art, film and a new category for the Academy Awards.

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Avant Essay, The Guerrilla Girls

The Guerrilla Girls: Four Decades of Disruption

From the streets to the Supreme Court, the punk feminist art collective are still fighting for social justice in the art world and beyond.

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Artist William Kentridge sitting in a white shirt in from of monochrome drawings

William Kentridge

Born in Johannesburg in 1955, William Kentridge uses performance, collage and charcoal to discuss and challenge the problems of Apartheid.

Portrait photo of Cai Guo-Qiang

Cai Guo-Qiang

What do you know about the art of blowing things up? Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang has been doing it for fifty years…

Black and white photo of Ed Ruscha

Ed Ruscha

Meet Ed Ruscha, the American Pop artist who fell in love with gas stations on a road trip to Los Angeles in the 1950s.

black and white photo of Yayoi Kusama and a horse, both covered in polka dots

When will the dots stop, Louis Vuitton?

Bags, billboards and Bella Hadid. The commodification of Yayoi Kusama.

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Close up of Marlene Dumas

Marlene Dumas

The influential South African painter Marlene Dumas is famous for her portraits, but interestingly, she doesn’t see them as portraits at all.


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