January 28, 2021

Art News

15 Minutes With a Price Database Power User: Art Historian Laura Mattioli on Growing Up With Giants of Italian Modernism

There is only one tool trusted by art-world insiders to buy, sell, and research art: the Artnet Price Database. Its users across industries—from auction houses to museums, galleries, and government institutions—represent the art world’s most important players. We’re taking 15 minutes to chat with some of the Artnet Price Database’s power users to get their take

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A Mesmerizing Short Film Imitates Water Flowing Across the Earth with Ink and Dried Pigments

You’d be forgiven for mistaking Roman De Giuli’s new short film for aerial footage of Earth’s outer crust. As its name suggests, though, “SATELLIKE” is a mesmerizing timelapse that mimics water gushing through canyons and seeping over mineral-speckled regions with liquid ink. The German filmmaker, who’s behind Terracollage and this hypnotic work about magnetism, created

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Resilient Architecture

“We are not here to build for other architects, we are here to build for all of humankind.” – A+Award Winner Bjarke Ingels (BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group). The Architizer A+Awards is the world’s largest and most democratic architectural awards programme, honouring the year’s best buildings and spaces from around the globe, judged by prestigious figures in

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In a Win for Art Dealer Yves Bouvier, Swiss Prosecutors Are Closing the Book on Claims Brought Against Him by a Russian Oligarch

After two years, Swiss prosecutors are closing a high-profile investigation into the art dealer Yves Bouvier after charges were brought against him by a former client, the Russian oligarch Dmitry Rybolovlev. The move is a win for Bouvier since the order means that the prosecutor’s office has not been able to justify an indictment. The Swiss

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Amanda Gorman Portrait to Harvard, Art Toys, and More: Morning Links from January 28, 2021

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines ART TOYS, DESIGNER TOYS, OR URBAN VINYL: Whatever you call them, the limited-edition figurines that KAWS has made ubiquitous are becoming increasingly popular, and prices for some pieces are climbing on an active secondary market. Collectors of the medium will be “walking around with

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AI Generated Art: Copyright Critique

News about Beethoven’s unfinished Tenth Symphony being written by a computer; the debut of the robot-composer who writes in the style of Bach; and the computerized protégé of the Master of Light and Shadow “New Rembrandt.” The artificial intelligence revolution has entered the sphere of art and music, a creative domain. In 2018, when the AI-generated portrait Edmond de

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