Ren Hang (1987-2016)

Ren Hang will always be remembered as one of the greatest contemporary photographers & poets of our times. He’s been arrested several times and also had many of exhibitions canceled for his provoking body of work. Ren was no stranger to our Empty Kingdom, or any other art blog. His photos were always honest and…

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Adam Tan R.I.P.

Adam Tan was an illustrator based out of Auckland, New Zealand who had an incredible amount of work. His dreamy and metaphysical paintings left behind beautiful tones of melancholia. He was originally featured with Empty Kingdom on July 2014. In October 2014, he was reportedly missing, and shortly after his body was found in a…

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Francesca Woodman

Francesca Woodman took her own life in 1981 at the age of 22. Raised in Colorado, laid to rest in New York, she was known for her haunting black and white portraits, of which she was often the subject.

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Donate to EMPTY KINGDOM

Most of our faithful fans know that we here at EK do what we do simply for the love of Art. And if you don’t know, now you know. We originally started our site to share our love of Art with the world, but it grew quickly from a fun side project to an intense, all-consuming…

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EK Summer Art Show 2014

And after the smoke clears…we are pleased as punch to announce our very first art show as a smashing success! Friday, June 6th at the one and only 111 Minna Gallery was a night full of drinks, fun, amazing people, and most importantly, amazing art! EK would like to thank every single person that supported…

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Vivian Maier

The story of Vivian Maier is one the more fascinating and magical ones in photography. In 2007 a man named John Maloof bought, at auction, an old storage locker for $400. What lay in that trunk were thousands of photographs and undeveloped rolls of film, within a matter of months Maloof’s discovery was nationwide news.

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Euan Uglow (1932-2000)

Euan Ernest Richard Uglow (10 March 1932 – 31 August 2000) was a British painter who was famous for his nude and still life paintings. Uglow was predominantly a painter of the human figure, although he also painted still lifes and landscapes. His method was meticulous, involving a great deal of measuring and correction to…

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EMPTY KINGDOM TOP 100 Artists of 2013

[Photo by: Shelbie Dimond] 939 is the magic number for EK in 2013. 939 only has 4 factors: 1, 3, 313, 939…which doesn’t really have any significant meaning relating to our TOP 100. AMD made a CPU called the Socket 939 back in June 2004…but we’re not sponsored by them nor any other computer tech company to…

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EK Interview: Steve Johnson

The work of Steve Johnson is as insightful as it is beautiful and detailed.  Each piece tells a story and his stories are universal, addressing the very differences and challenges humans encounter in their daily life.  To hear Steve tell it, the juxtaposition of rats and chickadee, though opposing, shouldn’t be boiled down to simple binary forces,…

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ART BASEL: OPEN CALL EXTENDED!

You asked for it, so we’re giving it to you! We’ve extended our OPEN CALL! Artists by nature are procrastinators. We understand, you can’t rush inspiration. Many of you have asked for an extension to the open call, so we’re giving you until Nov. 15th to get your best work to us! This is your…

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EK + SELECT FAIR = ART BASEL AWESOMENESS

Psst…to all the lovely art-loving people in the world, EK has a little secret to tell you… WE ARE GOING TO ART BASEL!!!! EMPTY KINGDOM is absolutely ecstatic to announce our partnership with SELECT FAIR for collaborative exhibition madness at the internationally infamous ART BASEL in beautiful Miami, Florida from DECEMBER 4-8. What the hell…

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Eyvind Earle

Eyvind Earle (April 26, 1916 – July 20, 2000) was an American artist, author and illustrator, noted for his contribution to the background illustration and styling of Disney animated films in the 1950s. He began his prolific career at the age of ten when his father, Ferdinand Earle, gave him a challenging choice: read 50…

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Malcolm Browne (1931 – 2012)

Malcolm Browne is most famous for his Pulitzer Prize-winning photo of the self-immolation of Thích Quảng Đức, a Buddhist monk who was protesting the persecution of Buddhists by the South Vietnam’s Roman Catholic government. Browne passed away last Monday, August 27th, of complications from Parkinson’s disease at the age of 81. Originally hailing from New…

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A Great Day in Harlem (1958)

This is undeniably a one of the most significant group portraits ever to be taken marking a milestone in the history of Jazz, one of America’s greatest inventions of innovation and creativity. On a warm August morning in 1958, avid jazz-enthusiast and photographer Art Kane (April 9, 1925 – February 3, 1995) gathered 57 jazz…

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