Art
A Devilish Look

A Devilish Look

From “Demons in the Woods,” a portfolio of photographs by John Moser. Todd by Chad Hunt, 1998 All week we will be spotlighting visual artists who appear in our “Bedeviled” issue, which is coming out soon. Today’s images are from photographers John Moser and Chad Hunt.
Art Imitating Life: Drones Appearing on Afghan Rugs

Art Imitating Life: Drones Appearing on Afghan Rugs

Here at Broad Street we are fascinated with the ways art reflects life—sometimes in surprising forms. The Atlantic recently ran a piece that showcases one such example. Cosimo Bizzari writes about a recent trend taken by Afghan rug-weavers: When it comes to what to depict on rugs, Afghan weavers traditionally turn to what’s most familiar. So in...
Contemporary Art as Crime - Part 2

Contemporary Art as Crime – Part 2

by Jamal Stone Contemporary art—art from the late 20th century to the present—often challenges preconceptions, stretching the boundaries of what is and is not art. But sometimes, definitions in the art world get too fuzzy—take, for instance, our understanding of art crime. Traditionally, art crime is simply crime committed against art, used to describe all sorts...
Contemporary Art as Crime - Part 1

Contemporary Art as Crime – Part 1

by Jamal Stone Contemporary art—art from the late 20th century to the present—often challenges preconceptions, stretching the boundaries of what is and is not art. But sometimes, definitions in the art world get too fuzzy—take, for instance, our understanding of art crime. Traditionally, art crime is simply crime committed against  art, used to describe larceny,...
Edward Ruscha's Deadpan Artistry

Edward Ruscha’s Deadpan Artistry

by Carla Dominguez Edward Ruscha was the wrong kind of pop artist.  While other pop artists were moving away from the movement’s Dadaist roots and pursuing an avant-garde image, Ruscha maintained the simplicity and quiet truth of the movement using direct, even dull, photographs and paintings. The pop-art movement came loudly and boldly, using images...