October 7, 2020

Art News

Hito Steyerl Delivers a Fierce Critique of the Present in Her New Show

Hito Steyerl, still from How Not to Be Seen: A Fucking Didactic Educational .MOV File, 2013. Courtesy of the artist; Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York; and Esther Schipper, Berlin. Conspiracy theories, racism, police violence, omnipresent surveillance, artificial intelligence, data exploitation, and digital overload are just a few of the up-to-the-minute themes of Hito Steyerl’s new

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Cementing a $6.8 Million Win for Artists, the US Supreme Court Declines to Hear the Landmark Case Over the Destruction of Graffiti Mecca 5Pointz

In a further win for graffiti and aerosol artists, as well as for advocates of the Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA), the US Supreme Court on Monday declined a request from Queens real-estate developer G&M Realty to reconsider a February 2018 ruling ordering the realtor to pay $6.75 million to a group of graffiti artists.

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How to Collect Works by Impossible-to-Get Artists

Pool of Tears 2, 2000. Kiki SmithMarlborough London For all but the very top one percent of art lovers, collecting a great work by a top artist can seem impossible. Along with the issue of scarcity, works by high-demand artists are often astronomically expensive and far out of reach for most collectors. But there is

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Tiffany Alfonseca and Raelis Vasquez “Como Nosotros Somos” @ New Image Art, Los Angeles

New Image Art is pleased to present Tiffany Alfonseca and Raelis Vasquez’s two-person exhibition, Como Nosotros Somos, on view by appointment through October 17, 2020.  Como Nosotros Somos translates to, “How We Are”, emphasizing the artist’s examination in embracing a renewed narrative and consciousness around their relationship with their Afro-Latinx identity. In this exhibition, Tiffany Alfonseca

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A Gerhard Richter painting became the most expensive work by a Western artist sold at an Asian auction.

Gerhard Richter’s Abstraktes Bild [649-2], 1987. Courtesy Sotheby’s Gerhard Richter became the most expensive Western artist to sell at an Asian auction when his 1987 abstract painting Abstraktes Bild (649-2) sold for HK$214.6 million (US$27.6 million) at Sotheby’s live-streamed Hong Kong sale of contemporary art, which took place on October 6th. The painting, representative of

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Renata Poljak

In the late nineteenth century, the discovery of gold in Tierra del Fuego, the archipelago extending from the tip of South America, curiously spurred a mass emigration from the Dalmatian island of Brač,

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Even These Collectible Stamps of Ducks Have Been Politicized in the US This Year—and Artists Are Flying Mad

As the US elections approach next month, even the annual the contest to design next year’s Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, better known as the Duck Stamp, is mired in controversy. In a controversial new rule, each design is now required to incorporate the theme of “celebrating our waterfowl hunting heritage,” and that isn’t

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