March 29, 2021

Art News

The Musée d’Orsay Will Be Renamed in Honor of the Late French President Who Paved the Way for Its Founding

It’s not often that a major museum changes its name, but today, the Musée d’Orsay did just that.  French minister of culture Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin announced this morning that the popular Paris institution will be renamed in honor of the late Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, France’s President from 1974 to 1981.  Bachelot-Narquin will introduce a formal decree

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Editors Picks: 11 Events for Your Art Calendar This Week, From a Jacob Lawrence Lecture to a Roadside Push to Pay Women Artists

Each week, we search for the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings, and events. In light of the global health crisis, we are currently highlighting events in person and digitally, as well as in-person exhibitions open in the New York area. See our picks from around the world below. (Times are all EST unless otherwise

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Tony Martin (1937–2021)

Tony Martin, a painter and new-media artist whose groundbreaking work with light was embraced by performers as disparate as Pauline Oliveros and the Grateful Dead, died in upstate New York on March 24

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ARTnews in Brief: Roberts Projects Now Represents Dominic Chambers—and More from March 29, 2021

Monday, March 29 Roberts Projects Adds Dominic Chambers Roberts Projects in Los Angeles now represents Dominic Chambers. In his practice, Chambers explores the lived Black experience through figurative paintings which depict fleeting moments of leisure, contemplation, and camaraderie. Chambers has exhibited at institutions including Luce Gallery in Turin, the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, and the August

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Life-Sized Wildlife Protrude from Ornate Rugs in Perspective-Bending Sculptures

“Persian Kangaroo.” All images © Debbie Lawson, shared with permission A new menagerie of polar bears, stags, and kangaroos resemble typical wildlife except for the fact that they’re literally swept under the carpet, their features hidden from view. These towering sculptural forms are by artist Debbie Lawson (previously), who crafts animals that are cloaked in

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Musée d’Orsay to Change Name in Honor of Former French President

The Musée d’Orsay, one of Paris’s most popular museums, will rename itself after Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, who served as France’s President from 1974 to 1981 and was integral in the institution’s creation. The museum will now be called the Musée d’Orsay–Valéry Giscard d’Estaing. Giscard d’Estaing effectively made it possible for the French state to open

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An Appeals Court Rules That Andy Warhol Violated a Photographer’s Copyright by Using Her Image of Prince Without Credit

Celebrity photographer Lynn Goldsmith has won her copyright lawsuit against the Andy Warhol Foundation on appeal. The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a 2019 ruling from New York’s federal court finding that Andy Warhol had made fair use of Goldsmith’s 1981 photograph of Prince when he created the “Prince Series.” Goldsmith appealed that verdict, arguing that the Warhol artworks were

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Artist Creates Fantastic and Detailed ‘Portal to Heaven’ with Paper

According to Zubin Jhaveri: “This paper sculpture is inspired by the intricately carved domes of ancient Indian temples the likes of which are not found today. Numerous nymphs playing musical instruments and dancing in various poses were carved into the domes at a height of 50 feet. These scenes of joyous worship inevitably feel like

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Cool Photos of Boston Girls of the 1970s

The idea that 1970s fashion was an expression of one’s personality replaced the everyone-follow-the-famous trend of the ’50s and ’60s. Clothes were made to mix and match with each other as well as across gender guidelines. More: Flickr h/t: vintag.es Vogue declared “There are no rules of the fashion game now. You’re playing it and

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