November 4, 2020

Art News

Thieves Swipe Nazi Uniforms From a Danish Museum, the Latest in a Bizarre Wave of World War II Memorabilia Robberies

Thieves have stolen some 20 Nazi artifacts, including an SS uniform and a boy’s Hitler Youth outfit, from the Deutsches Museum Nordschleswig in Sønderborg, Denmark. It is the latest in a disturbing and growing string of robberies at war museums across Europe targeting artifacts linked to the Nazi regime. “Uniforms are sought-after and valuable trophies

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‘Good Luck, America’: Artists and Arts Workers React to the Nail-Biting US Presidential Election on Social Media—See Their Posts Here

The US has entered into yet another unprecedented presidential election, under the shadow of a global Covid-19 pandemic, and with a sitting president calling overnight for the counting of Americans’ votes to stop. On Tuesday, Election Day, as the polls reported a 10-point lead for former Vice President Joe Biden, the democratic nominee, many figures

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North American Art

American Painter Inka Essenhigh’s Surrealist Scenes Offer a Very Enjoyable Distraction From the News—See Them Here

“Inka Essenhigh” at Miles McEnry Gallery Through November 14, 2020   What the gallery says: “As found throughout Surrealism and other modern avant-garde movements, Essenhigh’s paintings tend be uniquely episodic, while still sharing themes of flora and fauna. They are touched by a curious self-containment and an interiority of the force of imagination. Her works display

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A Socially Anxious Character Disguises Itself As Owls, Pigeons, and Other Birds in Textured Sculptures by Clavin Ma

“Comfort Zone,” ceramic with glaze, 12.5 x 7 x 7 inches. All images © Calvin Ma, courtesy of Foster/White Gallery, shared with permission In his ongoing series titled Blend In: Making Home, artist Calvin Ma (previously) conveys an incessant need to belong through a quirky character camouflaging itself as different birds. From owls to pigeons to

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North American Art

Paul Evans Revolutionized the American Craft Movement With His Metal Designs. Now, a Gallery Is Spotlighting His One-Of-A-Kind Creations

Metal was the unconventional medium favored by late American furniture designer and sculptor Paul Evans—and it helped him define his unique vision in the American Craft movement of the 1970s.  His series “Argente,” which is Latin for silver, has become especially prized in recent decades, both for its melding of technology with hand-crafted touches and the

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Takashi Murakami’s Iconic Flowers Engulf a CT Suite at a Washington D.C. Children’s Hospital

All images © Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., by Kenson Noel, shared with permission Takashi Murakami recently transformed a sterile PET/CT scan suite at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C., into an uplifting garden of smiling flowers. The Japanese artist’s signature motif lines the walls and wraps around the machine itself, making the otherwise stark

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