February 15, 2021

Girl with Bangs

Acrylic on unmounted canvas. Belongs to a series of works on the nude figure one of her favourite subjects. She enjoys painting the flesh and how light falls on the model.

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Black Abstract Artists Are Finally Being Recognized by the Art Market

Portrait of Sam Gilliam in his studio, Washington, DC, 1980. Photo by Anthony Barboza. Image via Getty Images. The story of abstraction in America has long featured an overwhelmingly white cast of characters, but in recent decades, that has finally started to change. In 1991, the Kenkeleba Gallery in New York presented the landmark exhibition

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Culture Workers Call for Indianapolis Museum of Art Head to Step Down Amid Backlash Over Controversial Job Posting

Cultural workers are demanding the resignation of the head of the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields after the institution advertized that it was looking for a new director who would work to attract a more diverse audience while maintaining its “traditional, core, white art audience.” After coming under fire for the job posting, the Illinois institution has

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High-Wire Feat: Richard Rogers’ Final Work

Projecting 18 metres from its footprint on a glorious vineyard above a ravine in Château La Coste, Provence, the Richard Rogers Drawing Gallery expresses the functionalist, high-tech architecture of its designer with aplomb. Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners was commissioned to contribute to the ongoing series of wonders along the Château’s Architectural & Art Walk,

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Milford Graves Dies at 79, Indianapolis Museum Apologizes for Job Listing Language, and More: Morning Links from February 15, 2021

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines THE LEGENDARY ARTIST AND DRUMMER MILFORD GRAVES HAS DIED at the age of 79, the Guardian reports, terming him “a student—and eventually teacher—of many disciplines, from linguistics and human biology to martial arts.” Graves was a pioneer of free jazz, and spent years studying the relationship

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A Nomadic Practice

Not Vital (b. 1948) is driven by exploration, having established a number of studios across the globe, working for months at a time between Rio de Janeiro, Beijing and Sent. He has since been described as an “artist-nomad”– shifting between locations, collaborating with local craftspeople and drawing inspiration from a variety of cultures and traditions.

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