October 26, 2021

London’s Victoria and Albert Museum Returns Artifact to Turkey

On Tuesday, London’s Victoria and Albert Museum returned an ancient Anatolian gold ewer to Turkey. Dating back to more than 4,000 years ago, the golden ewer is believed by experts to have been made as a funerary gift by Haitian people of Anatolia in the 3rd century B.C.E. The artifact came into the museum’s collection

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In Storage or ‘In Situ’? 75-Year-Old Artist Guillaume Bijl Works From Home Surrounded by His Weird and Wonderful Large-Scale Sculptures

On Manhattan’s Upper East Side, Belgian artist Guillaume Bijl has created a fortune teller’s den, decked out with glowing neon signs and embroidered floor pillows scattered across a plush red carpet. The installation currently on view at Meredith Rosen Gallery is Bijl at his best: a spirited and humorous aesthetic that hints at deeper, and sometimes darker,

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Shattered Porcelain Fragments Are Elegantly Bonded in Kintsugi Sculptures by Yeesookyung

“Translated Vase” (2018), ceramic shards, epoxy, and 24K gold leaf, 102 × 77 × 77 centimeters. All images by Yang Ian, courtesy of Massimo De Carlo, shared with permission Seoul-based artist Yeesookyung (previously) fuses Korean and Japanese craft traditions in her elegant, gilded sculptures. Blending ornately patterned vessels with deities and animals, the delicate assemblages

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Ancient Egyptians Were Embalming Their Dead Dignitaries a Millennium Earlier Than Previously Known, Experts Find

New evidence reveals that ancient Egyptians were using advanced mummification techniques a full 1,000 years earlier than previously believed, which could dramatically alter our knowledge of this civilization. According to the Guardian, this is just one of the tantalizing discoveries that will be unveiled beginning on November 7 as part of National Geographic‘s docuseries Lost Treasures

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See Sculptures by Kehinde Wiley, Alison Saar, and More Commissioned for Destination Crenshaw, L.A.’s $100 Million Black Arts Initiative

The City of Los Angeles’s Cultural Affairs Commission has approved plans for the initial stage of Destination Crenshaw, the $100 million public art and environmental revitalization project that aims to turn a 1.3-mile-long stretch of South Los Angeles into a hub for Black arts and culture. Earlier this month, the organizers revealed the designs for seven permanent sculptures

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Frank Bowling Wins Museum Ludwig’s Wolfgang Hahn Prize

Frank Bowling is the 2022 winner of the Wolfgang Hahn Prize, which is administered annually by the Museum Ludwig in Cologne. In recognition of the Guyanese-British artist’s innovative approach to painting, the institution will soon add his painting Flogging the Dead Donkey (2020) to its holdings. The acquisition marks the first of Bowling’s works to

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‘Abstract Landscape III’

‘Abstract Landscape III’ 60×40 cm 23.6×15.7” Oil on canvas Ready to hang • Additional borders of the canvas are painted so it can be hung with or without a frame as preferred. • In this painting, I used the traditional multi-layer painting technique. • All seascapes are hand-painted by me, Anna Kulak, using professional high

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