June 21, 2021

Art News

Protecting our Waterways

“Public spaces are for the free exchange of ideas. I strongly believe in the power of public art for positive social change.” – Melissa McGill. In 2019, Venice’s iconic waterways turned red. 52 boats – each adorned with hand painted sails – stood out against the blue lagoon. The choreographed performance, titled Red Regatta, drew attention

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‘Mona Lisa’ Copy Nets $3.45 M., German Police Investigate Trashed Art, and More: Morning Links for June 21, 2021

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines IN A CHRISTIE’S AUCTION, a copy of Leonardo’s Mona Lisa (1503)—the Hekking Mona Lisa, which has been dated to the 17th century—sold for an astonishing €2.9 million (about $3.45 million), trouncing its high estimate of €300,000 ($357,000). This ersatz Mona Lisa got its name from its onetime owner, the late

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Lidia Belyasina

Lidia was born in Baku but lived in Azerbaijan, Israel and Russia, where she’s currently based. She started drawing from a very early age and in Azerbaijan, she did an apprenticeship with a well-known local artist, Arif Aziz, after which she moved to Siberia where she graduated from art school. Following his art degree, she

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Art In Healthcare

“Sometimes”: Artist Illustrates a Series on Mental Health

According to Tony Tran: “Hello everyone, I wanted to share a series I illustrated called “sometimes” a series of personal scenarios that I’ve been working on and yet still feel vulnerable expressing. I’ve been sketching these out for months and now I finally have them feeling right to share. One of the reasons I was

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North American Art

These Embroidered Landscapes by Katrin Vates are Beautiful

Katrin Vates is an embroidery artist that has started to gain a following online for her beautifully embroidered landscapes. Vates grew up in a small town in Siberia, but now calls the United States home where she raises her family. In an interview with Le Temps de Broder, Vates says she’s been an artist her

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Art News

A Gallery of Really Bad Men’s Hairstyles of the 1970s

Men’s 1970s hairstyles were a joy to behold. In the beginning, there was the hair. And some of the hair was bad, but it was small. h/t: vintag.es As men everywhere worked to improve and increase their lot, however, they stumbled onto some of humankind’s most miraculous innovations: spray, gel, mousse, crimping irons, and of

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Call For Artists

The Whimsical Photography of Cho Gi Seok

There’s something unique about Cho Gi Seok, a photographer from Seoul, South Korea. Each and every one of his photographs tells a distinctive story that plays with texture, color, and clothing. A master of digital photography, he has brought Korea’s artistic scene to global consciousness, producing works for the covers of Kinfolk and Vogue Korea,

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