July 21, 2021

The Louvre and Uffizi Are Suing Pornhub for Turning Works by Titian and Courbet Into Hardcore Pornography

The Louvre in Paris and the Uffizi in Florence are suing the online pornography site Pornhub for “unauthorized” use of masterworks in the museums’ collections, including works by Titian, Botticelli, Cézanne, and Rembrandt, in a new interactive website and app. The app, which launched just days ago, includes a high-camp introductory video recorded by Ilona “Cicciolina” Staller, the former

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Pornhub Art Guides Rile Museums, Unseen Hokusai Drawings to Appear in London, and More: Morning Links for July 21, 2021

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines YOU CANNOT BUY PR LIKE THIS. Some art museums are not pleased about being featured in Pornhub’s recently published guides to finding risqué art, the Daily Beast reports. The Louvre said that the adult-film platform “has heard from our lawyers. We expect the works to be removed at once.” The Uffizi  said

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Lying nude

This charcoal drawing was made with a live model. Other drawings with the same model are available.

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Expressions of Nature

Circles of red, swirls of yellow, splashes of green. Colours blending, separating and pooling. These are the works of SPONK (b. 1989), an artist interested in the random behaviour of paints and liquids. To some, the compositions may evoke aerial landscapes – zoomed out snapshots taken from satellite imaging. Others may see the end of

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Muzae Sesay is the “Peacemaker” @ PUBLIC Gallery, London

PUBLIC Gallery is pleased to present Peacemaker, the first solo exhibition of Oakland based artist Muzae Sesay outside of the USA. Featuring a new series of paintings alongside an ambitious installation of twelve floor to ceiling fabric works, the exhibition continues the artist’s investigations into history, community, personal experience and built environments.

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