April 23, 2021

Art News

Marfa Invitational Opens with Brisk Sales and a Sense of Optimism

Installation view of Night Gallery’s booth at Marfa Invitational, 2021. Courtesy of Night Gallery. Marfa, Texas, is not an easy place to reach. For those coming from New York City, the travel time rounds out to about a cool 12 hours; from Los Angeles, it’s at least eight. So consider that desire to make it

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Museum News

8 Artworks From Artnet’s Gallery Network That Our Experts Are Loving This Week

Every week, we explore the thousands of galleries on the Artnet Gallery Network to highlight the spaces and artworks inspiring us right now. Take a look at our latest picks below.   Nnamdi Okonkwo Celebration Guarisco Gallery Inquire for More Information Nnamdi Okonkwo, Celebration. Courtesy of Guarisco Gallery. Nnamdi Okonkwo, a Nigerian-born American sculptor, depicts bold

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Art News

Model Emily Ratajkowski Blasted Richard Prince for Stealing Her Image. Now, She’s Taking It Back—and Selling It as an NFT

Supermodel and art-world regular Emily Ratajkowski is following in the footsteps of Kate Moss, Paris Hilton, and other celebrities by getting into the NFT game. But unlike the others, Ratajkowski has a specific purpose: to reclaim authority over her image. Buying Myself Back: A Model for Redistribution, as Ratajkowski’s NFT is called, will hit the auction

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Art News

From the Art of Doobie-Smoking Dogs to a Wildfire at a Cape Town Library: The Best and Worst of the Art World This Week

BEST Why Are Dogs Smoking Joints? – In honor of 4/20, chief art critic Ben Davis answers the question on everyone’s mind: Why are there so many dogs smoking joints in old paintings? Creative Conversations – Grey’s Anatomy actor Jesse Williams and artist Glenn Kaino spoke about the burgeoning creative renaissance for artists of color. Sotheby’s Soars

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North American Art

Mad Dog Jones Is the Most Expensive Living Canadian Artist After Phillips’s $4.1 Million Sale of His Self-Replicating NFT

Following recent record-breaking sales of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) by artists Beeple (for $69.3 million) and Pak (for $17 million), the $4.1 million sale of an NFT by Mad Dog Jones seemed comparatively anticlimactic. But the premium-inclusive price Phillips achieved for REPLICATOR (2021) has made Mad Dog Jones the most expensive living Canadian artist. The digital creator,

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Art News

Mad Dog Jones Is the Most Expensive Living Canadian Artist After Phillips’s $4.4 Million Sale of His Self-Replicating NFT

Following recent record-breaking sales of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) by artists Beeple (for $69.3 million) and Pak (for $17 million), the $4.4 million sale of an NFT by Mad Dog Jones seemed comparatively anticlimactic. But the premium-inclusive price Phillips achieved for REPLICATOR (2021) has made Mad Dog Jones the most expensive living Canadian artist. The digital creator,

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Asian Art

How the Spiraling Installations in Yayoi Kusama’s New Berlin Retrospective Hold Up a Mirror to Our Anxious and Repetitive Modern Lives

There are only a handful of living artists as well known as Yayoi Kusama. The 92-year-old’s colorful hair and stern gaze in photos is as recognizable as her mirrored funhouses and spot-covered installations, which have made her one of the most in-demand artists in the world. But a major new retrospective at Gropius Bau in

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