Last Friday, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a champion of gender equality, died at age 87. The Washington Post pairs portraits of the political and cultural icon by Karyn Jimenez-Elliott, Agata Nowicka, Rebecca Williams, Queenbe Monyei, Desiree Kelly, and others with Ginsburg’s own powerful words.
Other artists have paid homage to Ginsburg with illustrations and political cartoons, and fiber artists are memorializing her with lace collars, a signature piece of the justice’s work wardrobe. “It is so special…for the lace community to have someone in a prestigious role…embrace lace collars as a symbol of her power and femininity,” said Elena Kanagy-Loux, a collections specialist at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Christiane Eda-Pierre, a soprano who was among France’s first Black opera stars, has died at age 88.
NPR’s Alt Latino interviews Graciela Iturbide about her inspiration, her mentor Manuel Álvarez Bravo, her son’s music, and what she wants to say to Mexico.
Artnet visits the studio of textile artist Bisa Butler, who creates colorful, large-scale quilted portraits of African Americans.
The late Singaporean-British artist Kim Lim is the subject of a spotlight display at Tate Britain in London.
Shows We Want to See
Hauser & Wirth presents Luchita Hurtado: Together Forever, featuring 30 works painted and drawn by Hurtado between the 1960s and 2020. Hurtado died in August at the age of 99, and Together Forever shows how “even in the last days of her life, Hurtado continued to experiment and push the boundaries of her own practice.” Open in New York through October 31.
Painter and multimedia artist Hannah Beerman’s second exhibition, Delicate Rubbernecking, which incorporates abstract composition and everyday objects, is now on view at Kapp Kapp, New York. ARTnews writes that Beerman’s works “capture the best of what the pandemic has brought out in all of us: the resourcefulness, the humility, the quotidian joy.” Open through October 25.