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 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.

3 min read
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.

Yayoi Kusama sitting in front of her painting of a pumpkin

Yayoi Kusama

How much do we really know about the dot-obsessed Japanese art icon?

black and white photograph of Andy Warhol wearing sunglasses in front of a stack of Brillo boxes

Artificial Inspiration

What does recent progress in artificial intelligence mean for art and artists?

3 min read
Ayako Rokkaku holding a paper bowl which she is using as a paint palette

Painting in Public

Ayako Rokkaku

3 min read
Walton Ford

Walton Ford

American painter Walton Ford loved drawing animals as a kid and never stopped painting the wildlife he cherished.

Photo of Zhang Xiaogang

Zhang Xiaogang

After growing up during the Cultural Revolution in China, Zhang Xiaogang became internationally revered for his intimate portraits of Chinese history.

Black and white photo of Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Cuban-American artist Félix González-Torres wanted to infiltrate the way people think and act – quietly but effectively.

Black and white photo of Louise Bourgeois

Louise Bourgeois

Louise Bourgeois turned to art to make sense of her turbulent childhood. Her 80-year career has made a profound mark on 20th and 21st century art. 

pink butt plug on wooden chair

Butt plugs, Santa Claus & Paul McCarthy

"A joke, but serious."

6 min read
Photo of Keith Harring

Keith Haring

Keith Haring made art first and foremost for the people.

Artist paining on canvas with their hand, holding a paper bowl in the other hand

Ayako Rokkaku, live

On November 23, Ayako Rokkaku painted for 8 hours in London. Rewatch the livestream from start to finish.

Portrait photo of Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

A true pioneer, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s fictional portraits have influenced the 21st century renaissance of the black figure in mainstream art. 

Black and white photo of Lawrence Weiner

Lawrence Weiner

For Lawrence Weiner, art should do three things: ask questions, communicate an idea, and be useful for people. 

David Hockney with two dogs

David Hockney

As one of the most celebrated painters alive, David Hockney remains dedicated to finding new ways to capture the enormity of the world around us.


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