Nelson De La Nuez: The King of Pop Art

From a humble childhood in Communist Cuba to becoming one of America’s most sought-after pop artists, Nelson De La Nuez is one of art’s biggest living icons. By Michael Scivoli Los Angeles-based pop artist Nelson De La Nuez masters the language of wealth, power and fame through an immensely intellectual yet comical body of work.…

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Manipulated Image

—You’ve seen his work at the Grounds For Sculpture in New Jersey and at Union Square in Manhattan. Now world-renowned artist Lionel Smit is back with his latest abstract exhibition in Johannesburg. The first time I spoke with Lionel Smit, we discussed his artistic aesthetic—more specifically, his sculpture work, which is loosely based around the…

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Living In Color


Design collective FEATHR is on a mission to fill the world with more art and less decoration. FEATHR roams the world collaborating with contemporary artists to create original wallpaper and fabrics. Their latest collaboration is with British graffiti and mixed media artist, Lee Herring. Herring’s contemporary landscape paintings are rich in physicality, texture and color:…

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Hunan Slurp: An Expression of Family Heritage

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By Loannie Dao Contemporary Chinese eateries are sprouting up all over Manhattan and Hunan Slup is the newest on the scene. Chef Chao Wang opened the doors to the restaurant this past spring in the hopes of bringing his hometown flavors to New York’s East Village. The restaurant occupies the first floor of a classic…

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NJ Artist Carolyn Palmer Commissioned by St. Patrick’s Cathedral

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This month, Saddle River-based artist Carolyn Palmer shared the completion of four life-sized bronze sculptures to be featured in the entrance vestibules of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. These include the last four popes to visit St. Patrick’s in New York City—Pope Francis, Pope Benedict, Pope John Paul and Pope Paul VI. These four newly-installed sculptures were…

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Cliff Luu — The Sweet Life

Photos by Henry Paul and Anna Kucera Cliff Luu is one of Sydney, Australia’s best bakers. But by the looks of his cakes, one would never know that he’s also completely self-taught. An office worker by day and pastry artist by night—Luu has quickly rose to stardom with his minimalist designs that are almost too pretty…

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