Weekend Art Digest: Vol. 18

Hand-picked content from the world of art for your weekend reading and viewing.

Art + Design -

As celebrated poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti gets the first solo exhibition of his paintings at the grand old age of 101, Hyperallergic gives us a peek at what to expect. 


In 1961, an ex-bus driver and cabbie carried out perhaps the most infamous art heist in British history. This year, he is one of the stars of the Venice Film Festival. The Guardian reports on this fascinating story.


In Artsy this week, a look at the life and work of David Goldblatt; the photographer who chronicled life in Apartheid South Africa with a sensibility like no other.


As the painter William Blake experiences a resurgence in his appeal in these times, the answer may lie in one word: imagination. This long essay in Aeon is a must-read this Sunday. 



Image: ‘The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed with the Sun’ by William Blake (circa 1805). Via CC0 1.0


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