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Sailor love

In this picture, I continue my aesthetic search for the image of a man and a woman. By combining these people with a lilac background, …

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Iranian Painter Shirazeh Houshiary Explains the Benefits of Painting on the Floor and Why Nothing Is More Abstract Than Nature

For Shirazeh Houshiary, being close with nature is key. Even her West London studio is located right by the woods so she can listen to birds …

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‘I’m Building My Own Mythology’: How a Generation of Artists Are Fusing Club Culture With Traditional Crafts for a New Queer Aesthetics

The artist Trevon Latin used to hide his textile paintings from his professors as an undergraduate at the University of Houston. At the time, he …

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OCAT Shanghai Shuts Down after Sexist Showing Sparks Outrage

Independent art space OCAT Shanghai has closed indefinitely amid a firestorm of anger ignited by its display of Song Ta’s 2013 work Uglier and Uglier. …

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Future Returns: A Plasma-Cut Forest Reclaims an Oil Tanker in a New Sculpture by Dan Rawlings

“Future Returns” by Dan Rawlins. All photos by Mark Bickerdike, shared with permission. In perhaps the not so distant future, sculptor Dan Rawlings (previously) imagines a …

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Desprendimiento

De al serie “Cacofonía”. Inspirada en la necesidad de enfrentar y superar nuestros miedos.

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Late Journalist Janet Malcolm, Who Thought Artists Didn’t Have Anything Valuable to Say, Was Also an Artist—See Her Work Here

Janet Malcolm, the revered reporter, longtime New Yorker staff writer, and author of The Journalist and the Murderer, died on June 18 at the age …

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Editors’ Picks: 9 Events for Your Art Calendar This Week, From a Sebastião Salgado Talk at ICP to a Queer Punk Cabaret

Each week, we search for the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings, and events. In light of the global health crisis, we are currently highlighting …

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Bathing of a red horse. Crocodile and dolphin chill by the pool

Bathing of a red horse. Crocodile and dolphin chill by the pool Paper (canson, 220g), gouache (high archival quality). 42x30cm

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Can NFTs Be Verified? New Platform Aims to Provide Security for Artists

As the NFT hype begins to wane, professionals in the tech, art, and legal fields are attempting to create some long-term stability by addressing the …

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Germany Reveals Digital Database of Its Benin Bronzes

Following up on its promise earlier this year to return its trove of Benin bronzes to Nigeria, and to do so transparently, Germany has lifted …

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Curator Diego Cortez, Who Helped Launch Basquiat to Fame, Is Dead

Diego Cortez, a curator who stood at the center of Downtown New York’s vibrant art scene during the 1980s, has died. Patti Astor, who cofounded …

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ARTnews in Brief: L.A.’s Regen Projects Hires Former MOCA Curator as Director—and More from June 21, 2021

Monday, June 21 L.A.’s Regen Projects Hires Former MOCA Curator as Director The Los Angeles–based gallery Regen Projects has hired two directors: Bryan Barcena and …

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Ma belle Ariadna à la fin du printemps

Ma belle Ariadna à la fin du printemps, new tribute paint to my beloved Ariadna.

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How Collectors Can Advocate for a More Climate-Conscious Art Market

TERRAZA VAJA 6, 2020. Abel RodríguezInstituto de Visión Before the outbreak of COVID-19, the art world was just beginning to come to terms with yet …

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New Study on Pharaoh’s Mummy Figurines Sheds Light on Understudied Ancient Egyptian Period

The source of ancient Egypt’s copper during a time of turmoil has been uncovered by researchers using lead isotope analysis. A new study published by …

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How Artist-Run Spaces and Pandemic-Era Collaborations Are Driving Philadelphia’s Art Scene Forward

Long haunted by its reputation as “the sixth borough of New York” (thanks to actually sustainable living conditions and affordable rents), Philadelphia has come into …

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Shanghai Art Space Shutters Amid Outcry Over Video Ranking Women by Attractiveness

Following public outrage over the exhibition of a video work that ranked women “from the prettiest to the ugliest,” OCAT Shanghai, a nonprofit art gallery, …

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Minimal Lines and Colorful Geometric Shapes Compose Luciano Cian’s Portraits

All images © Luciano Cian, shared with permission Rio de Janeiro-based artist Luciano Cian (previously) has an affinity for the bold blocks of color that …

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Wave Theory XL gallery canvas Science Art

Wave Theory Science painting by the artist Anastasia Vasilyeva. This artwork painted in a mixed media thechnique. I use acrylic and oil pastel. This combination …

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Restoring a Tradition Trump Skipped, Joe Biden Will Welcome Barack Obama to the White House to Unveil His Old Boss’s Portrait

President Joe Biden is welcoming his former boss, Barack Obama, back to the White House for the unveiling of the former president’s official portrait this fall, …

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An E.U. Panel Has Stripped Banksy of Two More Trademarks in His Ongoing Battle With a Greeting Card Company

The European Union’s intellectual property office just reinforced last month’s invalidation of a trademark owned by the British street artist Banksy. The latest rulings issued from …

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Ming Smith Photographs Michael Jordan, Women Basketball Players for Nike’s Jordan Brand

Artist Ming Smith, in a recent interview with her gallerist Nicola Vassell, compared her photography technique to a shot in basketball: “The power of anticipation …

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Ecstatic Bodies

The title for the latest exhibition of work by Rotimi Fani-Kayode (1955-1989), Tranquility of Communion, is taken from an essay the artist wrote the year …

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A Mythical Stencil Mural by MonkeyBird Is a Monumental Homage to Burgos Cathedral

All images © MonkeyBird, shared with permission A guardian angel in the form of a grey heron watches over an allegorical mural at Burgos Cathedral …

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A Man Stumbled Upon Two 17th-Century Paintings in the Garbage at a Highway Rest Stop. Now Police Are Asking the Public, Whose Are They?

Police in Germany are appealing to the public for tips about the origins of two 17th-century paintings that mysteriously ended up in the garbage at …

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Protecting our Waterways

“Public spaces are for the free exchange of ideas. I strongly believe in the power of public art for positive social change.” – Melissa McGill. In …

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‘Mona Lisa’ Copy Nets $3.45 M., German Police Investigate Trashed Art, and More: Morning Links for June 21, 2021

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines IN A CHRISTIE’S AUCTION, a copy of Leonardo’s Mona Lisa (1503)—the Hekking Mona Lisa, which has …

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Art Industry News: For Decades, the Art Market Has Been the Wild West. Now, Congress May Be Sending in the Sheriffs + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need …

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“Sometimes”: Artist Illustrates a Series on Mental Health

According to Tony Tran: “Hello everyone, I wanted to share a series I illustrated called “sometimes” a series of personal scenarios that I’ve been working …

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These Embroidered Landscapes by Katrin Vates are Beautiful

Katrin Vates is an embroidery artist that has started to gain a following online for her beautifully embroidered landscapes. Vates grew up in a small …

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A Gallery of Really Bad Men’s Hairstyles of the 1970s

Men’s 1970s hairstyles were a joy to behold. In the beginning, there was the hair. And some of the hair was bad, but it was …

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The Whimsical Photography of Cho Gi Seok

There’s something unique about Cho Gi Seok, a photographer from Seoul, South Korea. Each and every one of his photographs tells a distinctive story that …

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“Blasphemous”: The Superb 3D Concept Artworks of Alexy Préfontaine

Alexy Préfontaine is a 3D Illustrator and Art Director from Montreal, Canada. His work is all about colors, balance, and emotion. Blending surreal landscapes and …

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Erik Morse on neuroaesthetics

TO INAUGURATE THE CHAOID GALLERY at the New York nonprofit Thread Waxing Space in 1999, curator and School of Visual Arts professor Warren Neidich organized “Conceptual Art as …

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Artist Spotlight: Velvet Other World (VOW)

The Velvet Other World (VOW)                                         …

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“Snow Desert” by Photographer Mikhail Lebedev

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The New Vanguard: The Unique History of Bristol’s Underground Culture

Accessing music digitally is practically instantaneous. Not so with vinyl, which takes a minute or two as you take the record out of its sleeve, …

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Artists Against Anti-Asian Violence Benefit Auction

“It feels like we are on this high-speed carousel, being flung in circles, moving from one tragedy to the next and we can’t quite grasp …

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Black and Blue: Lee Quiñones @ Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles

Lee Quiñones contributions to street culture are vast and expansive, so much so that he is one of the rare artists whose graffiti walls are …

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Enters Thief: Sasha Gordon @ Matthew Brown, Los Angeles

Sasha Gordon’s first solo exhibition, Enters Thief illustrates suburban vignettes staged on the precipice of reality. Suspended between the everyday and sublime, Gordon’s scenarios are populated by …

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Photographer Sarah Bahbah Slides Into the DMs of Famous People to Ask Them to Make Art With Her—and It Works

The subject sits in a bathtub looking at his partner lovingly and longingly. She is just out of frame. Golden light beams in through the …

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Art-World Insider Shares 2021 Insights

I recently had the pleasure of talking with my friend Linda Mariano of Redwood Art Group. Linda has a wealth of experience as the Managing …

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A Look at Girls’ College Dorm Rooms in the Seventies

From Aretha, Peanuts, Playboy, Woodstock, Paul Newman and Burt Reynolds posters to floral bed linens, these pictures, collected from dated yearbooks and found photographs, offer …

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This Instagram Account Creates Sinister Parodies of Retro Pop-Culture Pictures

Instagram account BubblePunk alters vintage pop-culture pictures through the mighty Photoshop, adding the text in order to give them a different meaning with a comedic …

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“House of God”: Amazing Psychedelic, Fractal, and Extruded Artworks of Victor Stone

Victor Stone is a digital artist who has been involved in creating digital art through thousands of creations so far. Mostly his art consists of …

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“Dream Catcher”: The Superb Imaginative Concept Artworks of Mark Kirton

Mark Kirton, who is known as Markrenders on Instagram, is from United Kingdom. He is a digital artist that uses his skills in Photoshop and …

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Tulip

Tulips are not my favourite kind of flowers, but sometimes I like to paint them.

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Untitled

The picture was painted in an expressive style with a palette knife. Bold and daring strokes add dynamism to the painting. The girl did not …

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Caviar of time

Our life is short, it fits on one dial of the wall clock, so spend your time only on better emotions and feelings. We’re like …

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