The Trouble with Renoir’s Nudes

The Trouble with Renoir’s Nudes

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The Trouble with Renoir’s Nudes
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, “Young Woman Braiding Her Hair (1876), oil on canvas, 22 1/16 × 18 1/8 inches, National Gallery of Art, Washington. Ailsa Mellon Bruce Collection (all images courtesy The Clark Institute) WILLIAMSTOWN, Massachusetts — Magnificently installed in the spacious, well-lit basement galleries of the new Clark Center, designed by Tadao Ando, one could hardly […]
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San Francisco Will Raise Maya Angelou Sculpture

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San Francisco Will Raise Maya Angelou Sculpture
Lava Thomas’s proposal, called “Portrait of a Phenomenal Women” (all images courtesy the San Francisco Arts Commission) The celebrated poet and novelist Maya Angelou is slated to return to her one-time home of San Francisco as a new monument — part of the city’s plan to close the gender gap between public art representing historical […]
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Brice Marden’s Intuitive Formalism

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Brice Marden’s Intuitive Formalism
Brice Marden, “Cold Mountain Study (#34)” (1988-91), ink on MBM Ingres d’Arches paper, 7 7/8 x 9 3/8 inches (all images courtesy of ‘T’ Space) RHINEBECK, NY — Once there were formalists: critics and artists who looked for the meaning of art in the forms of art. On the American scene, the word summons up Clement […]
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The Disturbing Greatness of Hyman Bloom

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The Disturbing Greatness of Hyman Bloom
Hyman Bloom, “Christmas Tree” (1983), oil on canvas, 60 1/4 x 46 inches (all images courtesy Alexandre Gallery) In the late 1970s, I began hearing a number of artists talk about Albert Pinkham Ryder and Marsden Hartley. Guided by the testimonies of Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning, they looked back to these early American […]
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Facebook Settles 8-Year Case With Teacher Who Posted Courbet’s “Origin of the World”

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Facebook Settles 8-Year Case With Teacher Who Posted Courbet’s “Origin of the World”
Illustration by Hyperallergic After an eight-year legal battle full of twists and turns, Facebook agreed to settle a case with Frédéric Durand-Baïssas, a French kindergarten teacher who sued the company for suspending his account after he posted Gustave Courbet’s nude painting “L’Origine du monde” (“The Origin of the World,” 1866). The social media giant will […]
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As Parkland Parents Honor Son with El Paso Mural, City Struck by Walmart Shooting

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As Parkland Parents Honor Son with El Paso Mural, City Struck by Walmart Shooting
Manuel Oliver painting a mural of his son Joaquin in El Paso, Texas (photo by and courtesy of Rania Batrice) Ever since the death of their son Joaquin in the mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida last year, artist Manuel Oliver and his wife Patricia have been touring cities across the United States to advocate […]
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A Prophet of the Coming Electronic and Mechanical Realities

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A Prophet of the Coming Electronic and Mechanical Realities
Installation view of Theatre of Metamorphoses (courtesy Centre Pompidou-Metz) METZ, France; BASEL, Switzerland — The Centre Pompidou-Metz and Museum Tinguely have joined together to present a remarkably diverse and prolific two-part exhibition devoted to the German artist Rebecca Horn. Horn’s stimulating body of work, begun in the late 1960s, consists of conceptually based, process-oriented, prosthetic […]
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Faith Ringgold’s Painted and Sewn Survey of United States History

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Faith Ringgold’s Painted and Sewn Survey of United States History
Faith Ringgold, “American Collection #1: We Came to America” (1997), Acrylic on canvas, 74.5 x 79.5 in, 189.2 x 201.9 cm (Courtesy of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia. Art by Women Collection, Gift of Linda Lee Alter) LONDON — For almost 60 years, Faith Ringgold has delicately interwoven the autobiographical and archetypal, […]
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Barbara Stauffacher Solomon Has Been Shaking Up Design for Seven Decades

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Barbara Stauffacher Solomon Has Been Shaking Up Design for Seven Decades
Barbara Stauffacher Solomon at LAXART, May 31, 2019 (photo by the author for Hyperallergic) LOS ANGELES — “Everybody enjoyed mixing things up until everything looked alike,” writes Barbara Stauffacher Solomon in her illustrated book, Making the Invisible Visible. It is a characteristically contrarian statement for the designer and artist who has been mixing things up […]
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Documentaries That Make New Connections Between the Personal and Political

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Documentaries That Make New Connections Between the Personal and Political
Still from Titixe (2018) (all images courtesy of the BlackStar Film Festival) Founded in 2012 by K. Maori Holmes, the mission of the BlackStar Film Festival is to amplify the voices of filmmakers of color, with a particular emphasis on discovering and nurturing up and coming creators. In a film and television industry that has long […]
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Artist Spotlight: Rico White

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Artist Spotlight: Rico White
Rico White                                         Rico White’s Website Rico White on Instagram
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Artist Spotlight: Justin Yoon

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Artist Spotlight: Justin Yoon
Justin Yoon                                                     Justin Yoon’s Website Justin Yoon on Instagram
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Artist Spotlight: Dylan Gebbia-Richards

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Artist Spotlight: Dylan Gebbia-Richards
                                                                Dylan Gebbia-Richards’s Website Dylan Gebbia-Richards on Instagram
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THE MINT 400 by Joey Feldman On Sale Info!

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THE MINT 400 by Joey Feldman On Sale Info!
Joey Feldman takes us off-road this Friday with his newest prints for the Mint 400! Joey’s newest piece is an official poster for the Mint 400, an annual off road race that takes place in Las Vegas. For the first time in over forty years, motorcycles were allowed back in the race, and Joey’s busted […]
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GRATEFUL DEAD Prints by Joey Feldman On Sale Info!

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GRATEFUL DEAD Prints by Joey Feldman On Sale Info!
Our Grateful Dead Artist Series of officially licensed prints keeps on rocking with Joey Feldman this week! Joey’s first print, “Uncle Sam Wants You”, is an ode to one of the Grateful Dead’s team of mascots, the Uncle Sam Skeleton. Joey’s rendition of the Dead icon features the Skeletal Sam in his well-known pose, all […]
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PIXIES, FUCSHIA CAT & DARKSLIDE by Joey Feldman On Sale Info!

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PIXIES, FUCSHIA CAT & DARKSLIDE by Joey Feldman On Sale Info!
This Thursday, we’ve got a trifecta or purr-fect releases from Joey Feldman: His Pixies gig poster; an art print; and our first collaboration with the fine folks at Rampant Decks! Joey’s newest gig poster for The Pixies’ Columbus, Ohio shows in March feature a warped and wonderful take on the Cheshire Cat. Joey’s dissected the […]
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ROBOCOP X ISH x BNG On Sale Today!

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ROBOCOP X ISH x BNG On Sale Today!
We’ve been working on an exciting project for months, and today, alongside with Justin Ishmael of ISH, we’re ecstatic to announce our officially licensed screen print of Mike Bryan’s original painting for the sci-fi classic, RoboCop! Paul Verhoeven’s RoboCop is a late 80s genre gem which depicts a future, dystopian Detroit and tells the story of […]
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REEFER MADNESS by Timothy Pittides / BICYCLE DAY & GHOSTS OF THE FOREST by Jim Pollock On Sale Info!

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REEFER MADNESS by Timothy Pittides / BICYCLE DAY & GHOSTS OF THE FOREST by Jim Pollock On Sale Info!
This Friday, we’re revisiting the Vice that started it all with Timothy Pittides’ new print for Reefer Madness, as well as two new pieces from Jim Pollock! Timothy’s Vices series has been an ongoing project showcasing a blend of vintage, propaganda-esque movies and a variety of devilish vices. Timothy’s newest print for Reefer Madness allowed […]
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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial by John Alvin On Sale Info!

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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial by John Alvin On Sale Info!
We are thrilled to announce the partnership of ISH x Bottleneck Gallery x Vice Press with Andrea Alvin and the John Alvin Estate.  John Alvin’s legendary career is unmatched in cinema illustration / design as he created art and theatrical posters for legendary films like GREMLINS, BLADE RUNNER and E.T. and several more that we are […]
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AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR by Matt Ferguson On Sale Info!

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AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR by Matt Ferguson On Sale Info!
Matt Ferguson’s Infinity War artwork was originally created for the movie’s release as a series of small lithographs, but we loved the image so much that we worked with Matt, Marvel, and Grey Matter Art in order to create a high quality, officially licensed giclee print, OH SNAP!  Matt’s Infinity War print will be available […]
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SHADOWS & FLAMES 2: The Lord of the Rings Print Showcase by Cliff Cramp On Sale Info!

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SHADOWS & FLAMES 2: The Lord of the Rings Print Showcase by Cliff Cramp On Sale Info!
This Tuesday, we return to Middle Earth with a beautiful showcase of The Lord of the Rings inspired art from illustrative wizard Cliff Cramp! We’re proud to present an entirely new showcase of art from Cliff, Shadows and Flames 2. Shadows and Flames features 13 pieces of officially licensed The Lord of the Rings artwork, spanning […]
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SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE Prints by Alice X. Zhang On Sale Info!

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SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE Prints by Alice X. Zhang On Sale Info!
Alice X. Zhang swings back to Bottleneck with some out-of-this-universe art for our favorite webslinger–er, webslingers–from last year’s extraordinary animated film, Spider-man: Into the Spider-Verse. Alice’s newest prints feature first-time Spider-man, Miles Morales, and fan favorite Spider-Gwen. Alice’s character portraits provide a brilliantly painted palette to an already uniquely animated film, and showcase a confident […]
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UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS: JOEY FELDMAN, DAVID WELKER, MATT FERGUSON/FLOREY & GABZ

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UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS: JOEY FELDMAN, DAVID WELKER, MATT FERGUSON/FLOREY & GABZ
We’re finally free of Winter and heading towards warmer weather out here on the East Coast, and with better weather comes more gallery shows! We’ve curated a handful of shows for the Spring and Summer that we’re incredibly proud of, and we’re excited to share the dates with everybody! First up, we’ve got Joey Feldman’s […]
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René Heyvaert at Clearing

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René Heyvaert at Clearing
Artist: René Heyvaert Venue: Clearing, Brussels Date: November 17, 2018 – February 2, 2019 Click here to view slideshow Full gallery of images, press release, and link available after the jump. Images: Images courtesy of Clearing, Brussels and New York Press Release: In 1980, René Heyvaert sent his friends Juliette Rousseff and Guy Vandeloise a two-sided rectangular card. […]
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