The City of London, the municipal governing body that oversees the city’s historic centre, where much of the UK’s financial sector is located, will move two statues of controversial historical figures who profited from the Transatlantic slave trade from its Guildhall headquarters. Following a recommendation from its Tackling Racism taskforce, a City subcommittee voted yesterday, January 21,
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All images courtesy of Paradigm Gallery, shared with permission Through nine ceramic bowls, Yurim Gough untangles the complex narratives surrounding performance, appearance, and gender fluidity. Her identity-centric pieces—which are infused with layers of pencil renderings, thread, and other materials that can require nearly a dozen rounds of firing at multiple temperatures to complete—depict figures outfitted
The City of London Corporation, which manages London’s historic center and financial hub, has voted to remove two monuments to British politicians linked to the transatlantic slave trade. The statue of William Beckford, a two-time mayor of London who made his fortune in plantations in Jamaica in the late 1700s, will reportedly be re-sited and
Wet Paint: Trump’s Last Art-World Fans Double Down, LA Galleries Eye Mexico During Lockdown, & More Juicy Art World Gossip
Every week, Artnet News brings you Wet Paint, a gossip column of original scoops reported and written by Nate Freeman. If you have a tip, email Nate at firstname.lastname@example.org. CANDID CAMERA CATCHES MUGRABI MID-TRUMP LOVE Former President Trump is now stripped of all presidential powers, stewing at his gilded Palm Beach golf resort for time immemorial.
Over the years we never tried to hide the fact we’re massive fans of Octavi Arrizabalaga, better known in the art world as Aryz. From his game-changing murals over impressive studio works to the recent blend of these two practices through the creation of giant-scale cutout paintings, the Spanish artist has been continuously pushing the boundaries.
An Unopened First Edition Set of Pokémon Cards, Deemed ‘the Pinnacle of Pokémon Collecting,’ Just Fetched $408,000 at Auction
Did your mother make you throw out your old Pokémon cards? Now you have an opportunity to show her that they really could have been worth a lot of money one day. An unopened first edition set of Pokémon cards just fetched a world record $408,000 at the “Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction” sale at
Portrait of Tracey Emin in her London studio, January 2016. Photo by Richard Young. Courtesy of the artist and Xavier Hufkens, Brussels . Tracey Emin is at the top of her game and, despite a recent cancer diagnosis and operation, is having a stellar year. In October, she opened “Detail of Love,” a solo exhibition
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Is Considering Changing Its Name After a Local Newspaper Surfaced Its Founder’s Racist Legacy
Prompted by a report in the local newspaper about the segregationist activities of William Rockhill Nelson, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri, is reassessing its name and considering whether or not to continue honoring the real estate and newspaper magnate who helped found the institution. Nelson was the co-founder of the Kansas City Star,
Friday, January 22, 2021 Category: Americans for the Arts News This week we announced registration and scholarships for the National Arts Action Summit, opened nominations for the annual Arts and Business Partnership Awards, looked back at a webinar chock full of guidance on applying for NEA grant funding, and teased a new blog series that will dive