Weekend Art Digest: Vol. 4

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

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With the successful launch of Elon Musk’s Crew Dragon, Tristan Easton ended up becoming one of those rare artists whose artworks have made it to space. Tanner West in artnet news elaborates on the out-of-this-world occurrence. 


Head over to Sahapedia where Dr. Manorama B.N., scholar, author and artiste, does a beautiful profile of Chikkamela - an innovative, ‘door delivery’ variant of the classical dance form of Yakhshagna from coastal Karnataka.  



From buses on high pedestals to fighter jets taking off right from pavements, the streets of erstwhile USSR are still dotted with such roadside concrete wonders. Check them out in French photographer Jason Guilbeau’s fascinating photo essay in The Guardian


Mark Rothko, one of the most celebrated artists of the last century, was once commissioned to create art for a chapel. Now known as the Rothko Chapel, it ended up being the last project of his life. Tessa Solomon in ARTnews talks about how this transcendent collaboration came to life. 


Your child’s art can now feature in the latest book of J.K. Rowling! Sarah Cascone in artnet news tells you all you need to know about this magical opportunity.


Carmen Herrera, one of history’s most celebrated abstractionists, turned 105 recently. But did you know that she sold her first painting in 2004, at the age of 89? Claire Selvin in ARTnews draws up a quick profile of this living legend. 


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