Here’s a short list of my favorite art sites, which never fail to inspire me. These sites are from all over and offer a well-rounded perspective of the art world.
This British site “champions creativity across the art and design world,” covering everything from fashion shoots to high concept photography, innovative graphic design, typography, and beyond. A constant source of inspiration, It’s Nice That also regularly produces beautiful publications so you can hold some of the gorgeousness in your hands.
How about some razor-sharp critiques to go with your art world coverage? This site focuses primarily on NYC happenings but also surveys “art & its discontents” on a global scale. The head honchos, Veken Gueyikian and Hrag Vartanian are familiar faces on the NYC art circuit.
Professor, writer, and visual artist Clara Lieu teaches at RISD and writes an advice column for visual artists in the Huffington Post called “Ask the Art Professor.” Her personal website blends all of her work, and offers helpful tips for young artists. She takes time to thoughtfully answer all kinds of questions from her readers, which range from “Is the Internet necessary to be a successful artist?” to “How can I approach creating abstract art?”
This website, founded in 2001 by husband and wife team Marc and Sara Schiller, is dedicated to “showcasing and celebrating ephemeral art placed on streets in cities around the world.” The site is chock full ’o photos that capture art that you wouldn’t normally see in galleries like insane graffiti from Seoul, and “Street Drumsticks” made out of trash bags found on the streets of Milan.
The coolest kid in art school, this NYC-based blog “creates and archives critical discourse” and covers art-inspired pop culture with such tasty titles as ‘How to Measure Jeff Koon’s Hammer Strength,” and “Weekend Jams: Dog on a Turtle.” Acclaimed art critic Paddy Johnson is the site’s editorial director.
This list is a drop in the blog bucket. If you have any favorite art websites (besides Worship the Brand =) email me or tweet it to us @worshipthebrand.
It's Nice That - Christopher Lewis
Hyperallergic - Carly Gaebe
The Art Professor - from Clara Lieu's website (http://claralieu.wordpress.com/about/)
Wooster Collective - Nero Sunero
Art F City - Nic Rad