March 4, 2021

Barbara Ess (1948–2021)

Barbara Ess, a boundary-pushing photographer, musician, and writer, and the creator of the No Wave experimental media zine Just Another Asshole, died today at the age of seventy-three. Ess was most

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Art News

SFMOMA Announces Their Reopening

While schools, music halls and theaters may not be quite open, Saturday and Sunday are just around the corner and SFMOMA has big plans to renew and refresh our hungry hearts . The members whose support makes this possible will enjoy a preview on Saturday, March 6, and the citizens who produce and inspire the

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Call For Artists

The Artist’s Mantra

There are several definitions of artists that I personally subscribe to, but my favorite is this: artists are alchemists. During the Middle Ages, an alchemist was known as someone who could transform base metals into gold. I believe that as artists, we turn everything into gold. Think about it. Through an artist’s touch, a blank canvas

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raw material

Ottograph has made artwork for clients like Greenpeace, Tommy Hilfiger, Nike, Mars, Ford, and Merecedes-Benz. Recently ottograph has been getting international acclaim for his ‘fight the virus’ campaign. this is a large canvas. acrylic, spraypaint and ink on canvas – signed -2021 certificate of authenticity included stretched: 85x150cm unstretched: 95x160cm coated with high quality lacquer

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Oona Brangam-Snell

In Oona Brangam-Snell’s There’s no such thing as a fisherwoman, 2020—one of ten textile works in this spirited show—a wind sock of a ghost shocks a pigtailed woman. Her line has hooked a fish and its

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Art News

5 Indigenous Designers Breaking New Ground

In 2015, after almost a decade of work, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) released 94 calls to action aimed at redressing the systemic disenfranchisement — past and present — of Indigenous communities across the nation. At that point, there were fewer than two dozen licensed Indigenous architects in Canada, a meagre statistic

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Signaling an Enduring Appetite for Young Art, Phillips’s ‘New Now’ Sale Brings in a Record $9.5 Million

Phillips’s marathon sale of contemporary art, “New Now,” proved that the appetite for new art—even if it doesn’t come in the form of an NFT—is strong. The five-hour sale, which featured nearly 200 lots, brought in $9.5 million, handily exceeding its high estimate of $5.2 million. (Final prices include auction-house premiums; estimates do not.) The

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Why is Toronto Waging a Legal Battle Against Tiny Shelters?

Last fall, as the temperature started to drop and the first signs of winter approached in Toronto, carpenter Khaleel Seivwright began building small wooden shelters for people experiencing homelessness. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the number of people living in makeshift tent encampments in parks and other public spaces across the city has dramatically

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A Finnish Library That’s More Than Just a Beacon For Bookworms

“Typologies are dead,” says Teemu Kurkela, a founding partner at the Finnish firm JKMM Architects. His point is that, when it comes to design, people no longer think in rigid categories. Today, the world is replete with hybrid and multi-purpose buildings: a residential and office tower that doubles as a market square (Markthal, in Rotterdam),

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