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The Anna Weyant Media Circus Is A Window Into Art World Sexism And Power

“Painter Anna Weyant’s story sounds like a modern-day art fairytale,” writes Smithsonian Magazine about the 27-year-old artist whose work sold for $400 three years ago, …

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Warhol Family to Sell Student Work, Penn Museum to Bury Skulls of Enslaved People, and More: Morning Links for August 10, 2022

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines SEOUL MATES. Timed with Frieze Seoul, Christie’s and HomeArt will stage a pop-up show in Seoul that pairs the …

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Photographer Spotlight: Jonathan Jasberg

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Artist Spotlight: Peter Jojaio

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Aesthetica Art Prize:Tips for Submitting

There are just three weeks to go before the £10,000 Aesthetica Art Prize closes for entries on 31 August. Here is an essential guide to …

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The “Normal Life” According to Heesoo Kim

What is normal life? ““Most waking hours, I am in my studio,” Heesoo told us in the Summer 2022 quarterly. “The work draws me in, …

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Paul Wackers’ Gives “Everything Energy”

Paul Wackers can compartmentalize our domestic life with electricity and movement. His still-lifes are full of energy and density, like a dream world of a …

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JUST OUTSIDE YOUR CENTRE: South African Artists Keya Tama and Elléna Lourens Come to LA

Subliminal Projects is pleased to present JUST OUTSIDE YOUR CENTRE by emerging South African artists Keya Tama and Elléna Lourens. Since meeting in high school …

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‘Like a Phoenix Rising From the Ashes’: From Beyond the Grave, Austrian Actionist Hermann Nitsch Presented His Last Act of Blood, Rites, and Sacrifice

Fans, friends, and collaborators gathered on a sprawling estate in Austria to say goodbye to the acclaimed artist. The post ‘Like a Phoenix Rising From …

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‘We Take Ownership and Responsibility’: Indonesian Collective Taring Padi Reflects on the Scandal That Has Paralyzed Documenta

Members of the group discuss blind spots, censorship, and the need for dialogue. The post ‘We Take Ownership and Responsibility’: Indonesian Collective Taring Padi Reflects …

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For Years, Art Dealer Georges Lotfi Helped Investigators Root Out Antiquities Traffickers. Now Prosecutors Are Hunting Him

Investigators say the tipster became too assured of his own self-importance. The post For Years, Art Dealer Georges Lotfi Helped Investigators Root Out Antiquities Traffickers. …

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Delicate Lace Patterns Overlay Facades in Ornate Large-Scale Murals by NeSpoon

Yffiniac, France (2022). All images © NeSpoon, shared with permission Polish artist NeSpoon (previously) continues to add to her expansive collection of murals that merge …

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Antony Gormley’s Alan Turing Memorial Moves Forward Despite Concerns That It Will ‘Harm’ a British School

In spite of the objections from a group overseeing cultural heritage in the U.K., plans to install a 12-foot-tall sculpture by Antony Gormley commemorating mathematician …

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8,000-Year-Old Settlement Is Found in Saudi Arabia, Offering Rare View of Prehistoric Religion

An 8,000-year-old settlement has been discovered by a group of Saudi and French archaeologists working at a site southwest of the Saudi Arabian capital of …

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Issey Miyake (1938–2022)

Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake, whose voluminous deconstructed clothes both defined the 1980s and stood in contrast to the excess that characterized the decade, died …

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Dealer Who Helped Agents Investigate Antiquities Smuggling Now Wanted for Selling Looted Art

Georges Lofti, an 81-year-old Lebanese art dealer and longtime source of information to authorities worldwide pursuing antiquities traffickers, is now the subject of an art …

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Auction Veteran Simon de Pury on the Bold Business Model for His Latest Auction, Which Benefits Artists Above All

The auction presents works exclusively by women artists made in the past three years. The post Auction Veteran Simon de Pury on the Bold Business …

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Lubaina Himid Wins Suzanne Deal Booth / FLAG Art Foundation Prize

The Contemporary Austin has named cultural activist and multimedia artist Lubaina Himid as the recipient of the 2024 Suzanne Deal Booth / FLAG Art Foundation …

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A Cambridge College Will Install an Antony Gormley Sculpture Honoring Mathematician Alan Turing, Despite Resistance From Preservationists

Meanwhile, another sculpture by the artist on another Englland campus has drawn backlash for its design. The post A Cambridge College Will Install an Antony …

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Issey Miyake, Experimentally Minded Fashion Designer Whose Clothes Became Art, Dies at 84

Issey Miyake, a Japanese fashion designer whose avant-garde clothes and exhibitions garnered significant attention within the international art world, has died at 84. His design …

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Glass Pitchers and Vessels Encase Architectural Paper Sculptures by Ayumi Shibata

All images © Ayumi Shibata, shared with permission Tucked inside clear glass vessels are Ayumi Shibata’s regal architectural vistas and layered cities enveloped by trees …

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Balloons Inflate Around Copper Forms in a Playful Reinterpretation of the Enigmatic Venus Figures

All images © Reddish Studio, shared with permission Although research suggests the ancient Venus figurines were created as totems of survival amid a changing climate, …

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Art Industry News: Jim Carrey Has Teamed Up With His Daughter on a ‘Goon’-y New $50,000 NFT + Other Stories

Plus, Creative Capital names new board members and Canada considers a rewrite of its copyright laws. The post Art Industry News: Jim Carrey Has Teamed …

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Member Spotlight: Megan Berner

As Arts & Culture Manager for the City of Reno, Nevada, Megan Berner manages a public art collection of over 200 artworks, project manages all …

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Antony Gormley’s Alan Turing Memorial to Grace King’s College, Antiquities Collector Faces Charges, and More: Morning Links for August 9, 2022

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines INSIDE JOB? Officials in New York have obtained an arrest warrant for antiquities collector Georges …

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Lubaina Himid Receives $200,000 for One of the Art World’s Biggest, Most ‘Transformative’ Prizes

Lubaina Himid, an artist whose work has seen a surge in critical attention following her historic win of the Turner Prize in 2017, is the …

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Pompeii Archaeologists Have Excavated A 2,000-Year-Old Middle Class Home

Pompeii’s archaeological park announced Saturday that it had uncovered several furnished rooms and household objects in a middle-class home in the city, it said in …

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“Arnica” by Photographer Rosemary Haynes

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Artist Spotlight: Ruth Murray

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Photographer Spotlight: William Mark Sommer

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Tearing Up, Sticking Down, Peeling Back: An Interview with D*Face

Last week we previewed the triumphant return to Los Angeles by London-bassed street icon, D*Face. The artist has had a lasting impact in LA for …

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Radical Imagination: 7 International Women Photographers

What makes a photograph stand out from the millions that are created, consumed and shared every day? Radical Imagination: Seven International Women Photographers at The …

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Maximum Overdrive: Hank Reavis @ New Image Art, Los Angeles

New Image Art is pleased to present Maximum Overdrive, the debut solo exhibition of airbrush painter Hank Reavis on view through August 28, 2022. This is …

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Femininity Reframed

“It’s as if we’ve been looking at the world with blinkers,” observes Aindrea Emelife, a London-based art historian, author and curator who sits on the …

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A Royal Affair Sparked the Vogue for Lover’s Eye Jewels in the 18th Century. Now the Fascinating Trend Is Experiencing a Resurgence

We dig into the long history of a trend that’s suddenly getting major attention. The post A Royal Affair Sparked the Vogue for Lover’s Eye …

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‘I’m Constantly Looking at Toys’: See Inside Artist Trenton Doyle Hancock’s Jam-Packed Studio, Which Is Brimming With Action Figures

The artist’s massive 1970s and ’80s toy collection is close to his heart. The post ‘I’m Constantly Looking at Toys’: See Inside Artist Trenton Doyle …

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In Pictures: How American Artists Captured the Allures of Spain and Portugal in Breezy Watercolors a Century Ago

The show features Impressionist works by Childe Hassam and others. The post In Pictures: How American Artists Captured the Allures of Spain and Portugal in …

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An Oxford University Scholar Has a Simple Solution to Solving the Parthenon Marbles Controversy: Make a 3D-Printed Copy

Roger Michel says the British Museum should display replicas and return the originals to Greece. The post An Oxford University Scholar Has a Simple Solution …

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Inside the Market: Szabolcs Bozó’s Playful Paintings Are Selling for Serious Sums at Auction

P.M.011, 2019 Szabolcs Bozó ART PLEASE Szabolcs Bozó’s Piro Flamingos (2021) is a playful acrylic painting of a red flamingo in a top hat with …

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Painted with Mesmerizing Precision, Innumerable Dots Cloak Stones in Hypnotic Patterns

All images © Elspeth McLean, shared with permission Concentric circles in bold gradients, spiraling lines, and bright radial motifs by Australian-Canadian artist Elspeth McLean transform stones …

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U.S. Sends Back 30 Artifacts ‘Ripped from’ Cambodia by Antiquities Dealer Douglas Latchford

The U.S. has sent back to Cambodia 30 artifacts that were allegedly stolen by Douglas Latchford, a late antiquities dealer who has been accused of …

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In Pictures: How Sibylle Bergemann, One of Germany’s Most Famous Photographers, Captured the Beauty of Everyday Life Behind the Iron Curtain

The East German photographer captured the pulsing subcultures and youth of her city and country. The post In Pictures: How Sibylle Bergemann, One of Germany’s …

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Tate Reaches Six-Figure Settlement with Artists in Lawsuit Over Discrimination Allegations

The Tate in London has reached a settlement agreement involving three artists who sued the British museum for breach of contract and discrimination earlier this …

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A Physicist’s Awe-Inspiring Photo of a Distant Red Star Went Viral on Twitter. Then He Revealed It Was Chorizo

Etienne Klein later apologized for the ungenu(sw)ine image. The post A Physicist’s Awe-Inspiring Photo of a Distant Red Star Went Viral on Twitter. Then He …

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Canada Moves to Alter Copyright Law to the Benefit of Artists

Canadian innovation minister François-Philippe Champagne and heritage minister Pablo Rodriguez are collaborating to draft a reform to the country’s copyright laws that would allow artists …

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Zoe Kahr to Lead Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art board of trustees announced Zoe Kahr as the institution’s next director beginning on November 1. Kahr will leave the …

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Arts Council England Issues New Restitution Advice for Museums, Replacing Outdated, Two-Decade-Old Guidance

The previous report was issued all the way back in 2000. The post Arts Council England Issues New Restitution Advice for Museums, Replacing Outdated, Two-Decade-Old …

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Ballroom Marfa Hosted Its Swanky Hamptons Benefit For First Time In Four Years

For the first time since 2018, Ballroom Marfa, the 19-year-old kunsthalle in far-west Texas, brought together supporters for a summer benefit on Saturday in Bridgehampton, …

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Double-Exposure Photos by Christoffer Relander Superimpose Everyday Scenes onto Human Silhouettes

All images © Christoffer Relander, shared with permission Spontaneity, honesty, and a desire for experimentation are at the heart of an ongoing project by  Christoffer …

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Jesse Stecklow entwines biography and biometrics in “Terminal”

Jesse Stecklow says he began planning “Terminal” at Mumok in Vienna in 2018. You could also say he started making it in 2014, the year …

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