October 25, 2021

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Seriously, 2022 Social Justice Kittens Calendar Is Here!

The creator of Crap Hound and the online LiarTownUSA blog returns with kittens who will delight and amuse. This is a full-color, 12” x 12” grid-style wall calendar featuring kittens! Each month features a charming kitten professionally photographed in a heroic pose appropriate to a small cat defiantly speaking out on the hottest social justice

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The Best Winning Photos Of Close-Up Photographer Of The Year 2021

Overall winner & Insects winner by Pål Hermansen Close-up Photographer of the Year (CUPOTY) is a celebration of close-up, macro, and microphotography. A global competition was created to showcase images that help us see the world anew. Over 9,000 pictures from 55 countries were entered this year across the nine categories. Here are the winners

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What Sold at FIAC 2021

Torso III, 2018 -2021. Martin MargielaZeno X Gallery George Condo, Inside Out, 2021. © George Condo. Photo by Lance Brewer. Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth. The return of Paris’s Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain (FIAC) after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19 was met with much trepidation. Despite the strong showing at this

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Former Casino Boss Steve Wynn’s Picasso Collection Fetched $109 Million in a Special Sotheby’s Event in Las Vegas

If the pandemic has proven anything about the art market it’s that auction houses will adapt—with remarkable speed—to any condition in order to sell their most expensive trophies to satisfy a seemingly bottomless appetite for buying blue-chip art. This weekend showed this once again as Sotheby’s staged a pop-up salesroom in Las Vegas on Saturday

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This Prankster Art Collective Is Making an Elaborate Commentary on Authenticity by Hawking 999 Fake Warhols (Plus One Real One)

“I don’t know where the artificial stops and the real starts,” Andy Warhol once said.  In a gesture that the artist himself would have likely endorsed, the art and design collective MSCHF has purchased an early sketch by Warhol, created 999 exact replicas, and then mixed all the artworks altogether, effectively rendering the original indistinguishable

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Absent State Funding, Ghana’s Rising Stars Are Building an Art Infrastructure of Their Own to Cultivate the Next Generation of Creatives

On a newly tiled outdoor stage in a grassy plot of land just off Achimota Road in Dzorwulu, just outside of Accra, Ghana, a few dancers, and musicians are practicing amid six large Cor-Ten steel shipping containers—spaces used for rehearsals, classes, and research. The place is Terra Alta, a performing arts center founded in 2017

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Swirls of Air-Dry Clay Compose Vibrant Sculptural Landscapes

All images © Alisa Lariushkina, shared with permission Russian artist Alisa Lariushkina molds countless coiled ribbons and small twists from air-dry clay to create idyllic scenes brimming with color and texture. Reminiscent of Post-Impressionist styles, her sculptural landscapes are imbued with movement, and she uses undulating forms to convey a river’s gleaming surface and a

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Greg Ito

Greg Ito’s solo show here, “Apparition,” assumes the form of an immersive installation and is suffused with yearning—for a deeper connection to the past or, perhaps, a better today. Augmenting the eerie,

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Illusion

I present one of my watercolors made in the period 2013-2014. In a series of these wonderful watercolors I combine the Baroque and Renaissance styles. The viewer seems to plunge into other worlds filled with exquisite forms. The color of the works is restrained in brown and silvery blue. Of course, these paintings are designed

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