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  • Our Monthly Team Selects: May 2024

    By Team Testudo

    As May blossoms around us here in New York, our team selected five standout works from Testudo’s artists. Although we didn’t choose a specific theme for this month’s highlights, the spring season has us thinking about vibrant color palettes, organic forms, and works that speak to time and moments of transformation.

  • Invisible Souls of Beau Dick’s Masks at Andrew Kreps Gallery

    By Nina Chkareuli-Mdivani

    In the exhibition Walas Gwa’yam/Big, Great Whale on view through May 11th at Andrew Kreps gallery in Tribeca, Beau Dick (1955-2017) displays his mastery of carved ceremonial masks from his Kwakwaka’wakw culture on the Pacific Northwest Coast of Canada. Gleaming with singular artistic presence, masks come to life to protect and guide us.

  • Our Monthly Team Selections: April 2024

    By Team Testudo

    In honor of Earth Day, the Testudo team has chosen 5 pieces from our collection considering the themes of climate and conservation. From the magic of reclaimed materials to poetic tributes to our natural world, these artworks evoke the beauty and urgency of our planet’s story. Each work invites us to connect deeper with our environment and ponder our relationship with nature.

  • Four Highlights from the 81st Whitney Biennial

    By Zach Ngin

    The Whitney Biennial is one of the country’s most closely watched exhibitions. Each iteration aspires to take the temperature of contemporary practice: anointing new stars, uncovering overlooked talents, and more often than not, stirring up some controversy or another. This year’s edition, titled “Even Better Than the Real Thing,” opened to the public on March 20. Here are four standout presentations from this year’s biennial – the works that made me crouch down, lean in, and stand back.

  • Our Monthly Team Selections: March 2024

    By Team Testudo

    Only 38% of the artists represented by galleries globally were female despite near even representation at art schools. At Testudo, women represent more than half our artists. This Women’s History Month, we’re shining a spotlight on some of our team's favorite pieces from Testudo.

  • Explorations in Art Theory Part 2: We Can or We Kant?

    By Taliesin Thomas

    In the second installment of this four-part series, writer Taliesin Thomas investigates the ideas of Immanuel Kant, dubbed the father of modern aesthetics. Kant's theories created the idea of formalism - Thomas explores where his theories are helpful while also probing their limitations.