The Whitney Biennial is an unmissable event for anyone interested in finding out what’s happening in art today. This year’s exhibition features 75 emerging and established artists and collectives; the catalogue beautifully illustrates their work and creative processes through images and brief introductions, often for the first time in a published format. Explore the Biennial’s themes with catalogue essays by curators Jane Panetta and Rujeko Hockley.
“If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.” —Edward Hopper
Through his extraordinary manipulation of space and light, Edward Hopper created unforgettable images of everyday life that hover between the theatrical and the strangely familiar. Add a touch of Hopper’s distinctive work to your wardrobe with these airy cotton-modal-blend and silk scarves.
Relive past Whitney Biennials with a collection of hand-selected artist’s books, pamphlets, LPs, pins, and so much more from previously featured artists, including Cauleen Smith, whose spoken word vinyl LP is available.
Inspired by the vibrantly hued works in Spilling Over: Painting Color in the 1960s, the Whitney Shop has invited Radiant Human—the portrait practice of artist Christina Lonsdale—to create photographs of shop patrons and their auras during a multi-month residency. A geodesic dome serves as the backdrop for the photo sessions, which can be booked at radianthuman.com. This T-shirt features color-shifting heat sensitive ink and is a great accompaniment to your very own aura portrait.
Inspired by the heritage of our signature exhibition, the Whitney Biennial, these collegiate-style jackets, T-shirts, and sweatshirts honor the long legacy of this survey of American art, which has been running since 1932.