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Woman Spends Up to 11 Hours Turning Herself Into the Most Stunning Optical Illusions

Hannah Grace, a creative mother-of-one from the UK, has been doing makeup illusions for only a couple of years, but she is already one of …

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Protests, Nature and A World in Lockdown Are Captured from Above in Drone Photo Awards 2020

‘Sunrise Surfing’ by Jim Picôt was commended in the sport category. Jim Picôt/Drone Photo Awards Animals, landscapes, protests and empty streets, all caught by photographers …

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Former New Museum Staffers Detail Work Environment at the Institution and More: Morning Links from October 5, 2020

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. News Here’s a guide to biennials around the world that have been postponed due …

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Mystery in the Everyday

Michael McCluskey is a fine art, editorial and commercial photographer. Growing up in the rural American Midwest, he was musician for over 15 years, taking …

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Kaleem Hawa on Zeina Maasri’s Cosmopolitan Radicalism: The Visual Politics of Beirut’s Global Sixties

Cosmopolitan Radicalism: The Visual Politics of Beirut’s Global Sixties by Zeina Maasri. Cambridge University Press, 2020. 342 pages. TWO WHITE WOMEN IN BIKINIS, feet planted in …

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How to Price Art

Are You Pricing Your Art Wrong? Knowing how to price your art can be really intimidating. Trust me I know. It’s one of the things …

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As It Ripens: Bianca Nemelc’s Celebration of Body @ Cheryl Hazan Gallery

What first attracted us to the work ofNew York City born and based painter Bianca Nemelc was an aura of mystery.  Who are these cryptic …

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“Little Black Boy” by Photographer Rashod Taylor

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“What About the Horses” by Photographer Katie Murray

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How Are Auction Houses Retooling for Fall’s Major Virtual Sales? Here Are 8 Lessons They Learned This Summer

Although the ground has shifted early and often beneath the art market during this very strange year, the world’s premier auction houses find themselves in …

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Artnet Auctions Presents: This Vibrant Jasper Johns ‘Target Print’ Has a Fascinating Provenance––Learn About Its Significance to The Artist Here

Jasper Johns has often been drawn to images that are familiar to viewers—or, as he explained in 1959, “things the mind already knows.” In the 1974 …

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Miniature Mixed Media Lace Works Depict Pastoral Scenes in New Work by Ágnes Herczeg

All photos © Ágnes Herczeg, shared with permission Working within a scale of just a few small inches, Hungarian artist Ágnes Herczeg (previously) threads together …

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Biennials in Crisis: What Major Art Festivals Are Delayed by the Pandemic?

The coronavirus pandemic has upended just about every aspect of the art world’s calendar, forcing delays and cancelations of major events including fairs, auctions, and …

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Rotterdam’s Witte de With Center Picks New ‘Decolonial’ Name After Multi-Year Back-and-Forth

The Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam, Netherlands, will be renamed the Kunstinstituut Melly on January 27, 2021, as part of a …

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Art Installation Composed of 32 Tons of Carrots Becomes Bizarre Viral Sensation

On Wednesday, students watched as a truck dumped 32 tons of fresh carrots outside the Ben Pimlott building at Goldsmiths University in London. Though some …

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Weekly Web Roundup: Sept. 28-Oct. 2, 2020

Friday, October 2, 2020 Category:  Americans for the Arts News If you missed it this week: Watch a webinar exploring state-by-state voting rules and what …

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Inside Information: Cross-Sections of Retro Technology Reveal Historical Moments of Iconic Objects

The distinctive Arriflex 35 IIC is one of the most significant motion picture cameras of all time, and a favourite of the Hollywood new wave …

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Curator Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung Wins Berlin’s Highest Honor

The Governing Mayor of Berlin, Michael Müller, has awarded the city-state’s highest honor to curator Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, who received the Order of Merit …

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Guggenheim Members Met With Protests, Antwaun Sargent Interviews Awol Erizku, and More: Morning Links from October 2, 2020

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. News After a lengthy renaming process, the former Witte de With Center for Contemporary …

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Artist Spotlight: Steph Lau

A selection of personal and commissioned work by artist Steph Lau. While Lau’s personal work involves drawing in physical mediums like sketchbooks and textile pieces, …

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The Art Angle Podcast: What New York’s Art World Looks Like Post-Lockdown

Welcome to the Art Angle, a podcast from Artnet News that delves into the places where the art world meets the real world, bringing each …

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A Moment of Stunning Choreography and VFX Shares the History of the Little Rock Nine through Dance

 In a powerful interpretation of Elizabeth Eckford’s historic walk to school in 1957, dancer Kendi Jones moves gracefully along a sidewalk. “The First Day” …

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South African Artist Kendell Geers Seeks to Undermine the Sanctity of the White Cube With A Visually Lavish New Show—See Images Here

Animist, activist, mystic, shaman, alchemist, punk, and poet are just some of the identities the South African artist Kendell Geers channels in his evocative new …

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Museum of Chinese in America Should Reject “Jail Money,” Says Artist-Activist Group

The Chinatown Art Brigade participating in an “Anti-Displacement Walking Tour and Public Action” in May 2019 (photo by Hrag Vartanian/Hyperallergic) The Chinatown Art Brigade (CAB), …

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Forthcoming Whitney Biennial Pushed to 2022 as Pandemic Upends Art Calendar

The next edition of the Whitney Biennial, arguably the most important art exhibition of its kind in the United States, has been postponed a year …

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Snapshots by Shin Noguchi Frame Candid and Enigmatic Moments Observed on the Streets of Japan

All images © Shin Nugochi, shared with permission Photographer Shin Noguchi (previously), who lives in Kamakura and works throughout Tokyo, has a knack for capturing …

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French Judge Orders Restitution of Nazi-Looted André Derain Paintings to Family of Jewish Art Dealer

A Paris court of appeals has ruled that three Nazi-looted paintings by the Fauvist artist André Derain must be restituted to the family of a …

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In First Joint Acquisition, LACMA, Vincent Price Museum Purchase 21 Works by Groundbreaking Photographer Laura Aguilar

In the three years since her widely lauded traveling career retrospective first opened, museums across the country, realizing that they had long overlooked one of …

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Moody Photographs by Jan Erik Waider Capture the Rocky Terrain of Icelandic Landscapes

All images © Jan Erik Waider, shared with permission Based in Hamburg, Germany, Jan Erik Waider (previously) frequently travels across Europe to photograph the rocky …

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Phillips’s Closely Watched ‘New Now’ Sale Totals $5.8 M. and More: Morning Links from October 1, 2020

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Art Market Last night, the fall edition of Phillips’s closely watched “New Now” …

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Photographer Spotlight: Adrian Octavius Walker

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The 9th Annual Supersonic Invitational

The 9th Annual Supersonic Invitational Our friends at SPOKE Art have teamed up once again with Zach Tutor of Supersonic Art for another exhibition featuring …

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Paula Rego Departs Embattled Marlborough Gallery, Joins Victoria Miro Ahead of Tate Retrospective

Paula Rego, who imbues her figurative paintings and prints with feminist narratives, has joined the roster of Victoria Miro gallery, which maintains spaces in London …

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Neural Networks Create a Disturbing Record of Natural History in AI-Generated Illustrations by Sofia Crespo

All images © Sofia Crespo, shared with permission Sofia Crespo describes her work as the “natural history book that never was.” The Berlin-based artist uses …

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Data at your Fingertips: Presenting the New Profile of Local Arts Agencies Dashboard

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 Category:  Americans for the Arts News Earlier this year, Americans for the Arts released the results of the 2019 Profile of Local …

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In NYC, a Latinx Arts Center Dissolves Its Membership Program for a New Start

The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center in Manhattan’s Lower East Side (image courtesy of Libertad Guerra) The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational …

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A Shark Swimming in a Heart-Shaped School of Salmon Tops 2020 Drone Photography Contest

“Love Heart of Nature” by Jim Picôt. “In winter, a shark is inside a salmon school when, chasing the baitfish, the shape became a heart …

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“A Small Pool of White Light” by Photographer Jesse Boyd-Reid

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Rob Pruitt joined 303 Gallery’s artist roster.

Rob Pruitt at the 2010 Art Awards in 2011. Photo by Roger Kisby via Getty Images. Rob Pruitt has joined 303 Gallery’s artist roster. The …

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An Online Archive Tells an Alternate History of US Monuments and Architecture

Boz Garden, “Riotous Arrangement 2” (2020), digital photography (image courtesy the artist) LOS ANGELES — ARCHIVE MACHINES, an online exhibition hosted by the Los Angeles …

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Back to Basics: Six Essential Elements for a Successful Art Contest

A lot goes into creating a call for entry. No matter the kind of contest you’re putting together—an exhibition, a request for qualifications, a grant …

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An Intricate Lace Mural Envelops the Facade of a French Fashion Museum

All images © Nespoon On France’s northern shores lies the port city of Calais, a municipality that once was a destination for lace manufacturers. To …

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The Anti-Immigrant Ballot Measure That Galvanized California’s Latinx Community

From 187: The Rise of the Latino Vote (2020), dir. Dignicraft (all images courtesy KCET) Go back to any major US political event within the …

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Affected by a Central Force, Dancers Perform Implausible Bends on a Perpetually Spinning Stage

 “Celui qui tombe,” or he who falls, is an illusory performance from self-described circus artist Yoann Bourgeois (previously) that opens with six dancers on …

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Download Hundreds of Frames from Studio Ghibli Animations for Video-Chat Backgrounds for Free

Ponyo on the cliff Thanks to Studio Ghibli, you can hide piles of laundry and errant messes while videoconferencing from home with one of 400 …

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The Rebuilding Power of The Arts in Rural Communities

Not only are the arts big business, but they are a proven rural economic development tool. Research by the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows that in rural …

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This Artwork Changed My Life: Judith Leyster’s “Man Offering Money to a Young Woman”

Judith Leyster, Man Offering Money to a Young Woman, 1631. Courtesy of Mauritshuis, The Hague. Elephant and Artsy have come together to present This Artwork …

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Illustrator Spotlight: Ana Miminoshvili

Ana Miminoshvili                         Ana Miminoshvili’s Website Ana Miminoshvili on Instagram

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Photographer Spotlight: Rodrigo Oliveira

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Tyler Mitchell joined Jack Shainman’s artist roster.

Portrait of the photographer, Tyler Mitchell. Courtesy Jack Shainman. Tyler Mitchell has joined Jack Shainman’s artist roster. The 25-year-old photographer and filmmaker has received international …

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