Art Stories

Nick Kennedy - Why I Draw

This innovative artist removes human gesture from his drawings, relying instead on machines that recall and parody scientific processes Nick Kennedy  - Why I Draw

Ten takeaways from our JR preview

The artist and activist describes how Banksy gave him his big break, why he fibbed about his age, and how his new book How Old Am I? came about Ten takeaways from our JR preview

Kyle Thurman - Why I Draw

Careers advisers suggested this American artist should become a soldier or an athlete. In response, he worked those roles into drawings of normative masculinity Kyle Thurman - Why I Draw

All you need to know about Jim Hodges

Get to know this important and deeply humane American contemporary artist in the pages of our new book
All you need to know about Jim Hodges

All you need to know about KAWS: WHAT PARTY

Our monograph on KAWS, one of the most sought-after artists and creative forces of our time, is the most comprehensive ever and is published in four different colour covers All you need to know about KAWS: WHAT PARTY

'Remarkable in its quality, force and concision' - the press praises Grief and Grievance

The New York Times and Washington Post laud the New Museum’s brilliant exhibition on black grief and white grievance 'Remarkable in its quality, force and concision' - the press praises Grief and Grievance

Minjung Kim - Why I Draw

This contemplative Korean artist draws on experimental French literature and requires silence and nature when working on her detailed drawings Minjung Kim - Why I Draw

Miriam de Búrca - Why I Draw

This Vitamin D3 artist describes her peripatetic childhood, her need for solitude and why she thinks drawing is often like pushing a tractor up a hill Miriam de Búrca - Why I Draw

Charmaine Watkiss - Why I Draw

This brilliant British artist channels personal history in her beautiful, narrative works
Charmaine Watkiss - Why I Draw

Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings - Why We Draw

What's the one thing these Vitamin D3 artists can't get enough of? Each other. But exercise, travel and dedication also help them create their art Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings - Why We Draw

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