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Lines: Shantell Martin's First Monograph Documents Her Prolific Drawing Practice

Lines: Shantell Martin’s First Monograph Documents Her Prolific Drawing Practice

  ARMED WITH A BLACK PEN and a penchant for line drawing and storytelling, Shantell Martin has carved out a significant artistic space for herself. Her visual musings are driven by her personal language of key words and faces, intuitive energy, and a sense of true freedom and joy gleaned from sharing her ideas. “Who...
Known for Her Free-Form Line Drawings, Shantell Martin is Collaborating With the New York City Ballet

Known for Her Free-Form Line Drawings, Shantell Martin is Collaborating With the New York City Ballet

Artist Shantell Martin x New York City Ballet   BRITISH ARTIST Shantell Martin has turned her bold, black-and-white line drawings into a cottage industry. Over the past decade, Martin has parlayed her work into a series of high-profile exhibitions, projects, and collaborations. In her latest venture, she’s transformed Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater, home...
Retrospective: The Latest News in Black Art - Hamza Walker to Head LAXART, National Medal of Arts Announced

Retrospective: The Latest News in Black Art – Hamza Walker to Head LAXART, National Medal of Arts Announced

RETROSPECTIVE is a review of the latest news and happenings related to art by and about people of African descent, with a few nods to culture thrown in. This week, highlights include news that President Obama created a national monument, will honor artists Jack Whitten and Ralph Lemon with the National Medal of Arts, and...
Shantell Martin is Drawing on Kelly Wearstler Products

Shantell Martin is Drawing on Kelly Wearstler Products

  SQUIGGLY LINES PUNCTUATED WITH BRIGHT EYES adorn the window of interior designer Kelly Wearstler’s flagship boutique on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. Executed with a thick, black marker, the drawing style looks familiar, Keith Haring-esque perhaps, but it is all Shantell Martin, bursting with whimsy, wonder and hipster cool. The British-born artist is collaborating...