June 11, 2021

Art News

In the Kitchen: Artist Nina Katchadourian on the Enormously Complicated Armenian Soup Recipe She Learned From Her Late Aunt

While many of us continue to work from home, we’re checking in with artists about the creativity they’ve been cooking up in their kitchens. Read on for the latest installment in our series on artists’ favorite recipes. When Nina Katchadourian asked her Auntie Nora—Nora Tour-Sarkissian, technically her father’s cousin—to teach her to make kufteli yaghene, a

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Sand and Currency from Dozens of Countries Converge in an Endless Interchange of Culture and Economics

Corrie Francis Parks’s absorbing stop-motion short “Foreign Exchange” is all about perspective. Through a continuously evolving landscape of minuscule stones and banknotes, mini-universes emerge that meld the two materials into culturally significant tableaus. “Between the dazzling layers of currency and sand lie connections that can be mined in infinite ways. Each person who views this

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7,000-Year-Old Stamped Seal Found in Prehistoric Levant Village

A stamped seal in the ancient village of Tel Tsaf dating to the 5th millennium B.C.E. has been unearthed, according to a study in the journal Levant by archaeologists Michael Freikman and David Ben-Shlomo, of the University of Ariel and Yosef Garfinkel of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, respectively. Of the nearly 150 seals that

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A London Museum Wants to Relocate a Statue of Its Slave-Trader Founder—But the U.K. Government Won’t Let It Happen

London’s Geffrye Museum has changed its name to the Museum of Home, but the institution’s statue of former namesake Robert Geffrye, an English merchant and slave trader, is still a source of controversy—and the government is preventing the museum from removing the sculpture from its prominent place above the entrance. The museum, which reopens to

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Manhattan District Attorney Returns 27 Looted Artifacts to Cambodia

More than two dozen looted artifacts were returned to Cambodia by Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, Jr., on Friday, in a move that officials said was intended to restore cultural heritage to the country. The 27 repatriated artifacts are estimated to be worth $3.8 million. Among the objects returned were statues of Shiva and Buddha,

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Art News

From Sotheby’s ‘CryptoPunk’ Coup to an Anti-Picasso Protest: The Best and Worst of the Art World This Week

BEST Venice Biennale Announces a Theme – The so-called “art world Olympics” will be titled “The Milk of Dreams,” inspired by Leonora Carrington’s surrealism. Stuart Weitzman Sells a Trove – In 10 minutes, Sotheby’s netted $32 million for five stamps and one coin consigned by the famous shoe designer. CryptoPunk Makes a Killing – NFTs aren’t dead yet,

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Asian Art

The Manhattan District Attorney Has Returned 27 Looted Antiquities Worth a Combined $3.8 Million to Cambodia

The United States returned nearly 30 antiquities worth a combined $3.8 million to Cambodia this week. The objects, which include several Angkorian Buddhist statues and Hindu statues, were seized from two New York art dealers who are alleged to have separately used their galleries to offload smuggled and stolen antiquities.   “The repatriation of these 27

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Poppies in bloom

Poppies in bloom oil painting on canvas without frame as the edges are painted, 100% work with high quality oil and palette knife, painting for the interior of your home and positive emotions for the whole family . Ready to hang.

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