September 14, 2021

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‘White Male for Sale’: Dread Scott’s First NFT

Dread Scott, the self-described revolutionary artist and professional troublemaker, is selling his first NFT at Christie’s in New York on October 1st. White Man for Sale is a looping video of a white man standing on an auction block in the middle of a Brooklyn sidewalk. Scott was inspired to make the piece when he

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The Philadelphia Museum of Art Will Return an Ancient ‘Pageant Shield’ Looted by Nazis to the Czech Republic

The Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) and the Czech Republic’s National Heritage Institute have reached an agreement by which an Italian “pageant shield,” with decoration attributed to Italian Renaissance artist Girolamo di Tommaso da Treviso, will be returned to the Czech Republic. The shield, which has been on display in the museum’s arms and armor gallery

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Market Brief: Demand for Katherine Bradford’s Luminous Paintings Builds

NightTime Swimmers, 2018. Katherine BradfordDio Horia The latest Revered for her luminous canvases populated by ambiguous swimmers, superheroes, and UFOs in space or in oceanic scenes, this past August, the Maine- and New York–based artist Katherine Bradford received the 2021 Rappaport Prize from deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Massachusetts. The annual $35,000 prize recognizes

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James Turrell, Sebastião Salgado Win $137,000 Praemium Imperiale Award

The Japan Art Association’s Praemium Imperiale award, one of the world’s top art prizes, has gone to sculptor James Turrell and photographer Sebastião Salgado this year. Both will take home 15 million yen, or about $137,000, each. Turrell has been widely recognized for his grand installations that make use of elegant plays of light. In

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La Samaritaine Reflects the Experiential Evolution of Retail

In 2005, the iconic La Samaritaine department store was forced to shut its doors when inspectors discovered that the building was not up to code. A relic of the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements, the store remained a paradigm of Parisian style, but — at the expense of preserving its heritage elements — it

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GaHee Park

There is a bouquet of flowers in many of the eleven oil paintings in GaHee Park’s first solo show in France. The eleven colored-pencil drawings tantalize with glimpses of an affair, just as lush, between

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“Elovoy and the Surroundings”

Curated by art historian Irina Kudriavtseva, this exhibition aims to restore some forgotten pages in the chronicles of the Ural contemporary-art community by revisiting one of its key figures: Oleg

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Artist Dread Scott’s First NFT Is a Video of a White Man Atop an Auction Block. He’s Taking It Straight to Christie’s

This spring, the phrase “non-fungible token” (NFT) exploded into the popular lexicon seemingly overnight, leaving many of us scrambling to wrap our heads around the concept. But artist Dread Scott was thinking about something else. To him, the word “fungible” had an eerie ring to it. The term, he recalled, was used in 1980s-era scholarship

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