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The Art Angle Podcast: The Rise and Fall of Anne Geddes, Queen of Baby Photography

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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Need Inspiration for This Highly Unconventional Thanksgiving? Feast Your Eyes on Some of Art History’s Most Surreal Meals

In 2020, most people won’t be celebrating Thanksgiving like they did in years past. The large family gatherings may be out, and perhaps the traditional …

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Norman Rockwell’s Turkey Feast Is a Thanksgiving Touchstone—Here Are 3 Things You Might Not Know About ‘Freedom From Want’

Norman Rockwell’s Freedom From Want is one of the most iconic (and parodied) paintings of the 20th century—it’s the Thanksgiving painting we know without even …

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Studio Visit: Portrait Photographer Naima Green on Having Fun With Her Subjects and the Joys of a Five-Mile Walk

Photographer Naima Green takes a collaborative approach to her portraiture. For her recent project, titled Pur·suit, a reimagining of Catherine Opie’s Dyke Deck from 1995, Green …

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In 1776, Young Francisco Goya Set Out to Make Copies of Diego Velázquez’s Work—and It Etched Itself Into His Style Forever

At the end of the 18th century, the painter Antonio Ponz lamented that the masterpieces in the Spanish royal collection were too inaccessible: “Few have …

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Julian Junyuan Feng on Shanghai Art Week

BACK IN JULY, after the pandemic in China eased due to draconian border control and contact tracing measures, the Chinese Super League was able to …

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A Series of Animated Paper Video Games Evokes Digital Nostalgia

 Perhaps no video game has evidenced the necessity of escapism in modern life more than Animal Crossing at the beginning of the pandemic. Players …

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LACMA unveiled a new Alex Prager sculptural installation depicting a raucous office holiday party.

Installation view of Alex Prager: Farewell, Work Holiday Parties at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, November 21, 2020–January 3, 2021. Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA, …

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Jean Verville Brings Subtle Flair – and Modest Density – to a Montreal Triplex

Before the automobile reshaped the urban geography of North America, we were closer neighbours. In Montreal, where much of the metropolis’ fabric dates back to …

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France to Reopen Cultural Institutions as Germany Contemplates Extended Lockdown

French President Emanuel Macron today announced a two-phase reopening of France’s cultural institutions, while the German parliament is expected to vote to lengthen lockdown in …

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Subversively Elegant Portraits of Indigenous People Drawn on Repurposed Ledgers by Artist Chris Pappan

“Axiom” (2016), mixed media on ledger, 16 x 16 inches. All images © Chris Pappan, shared with permission In his mixed-media portraits, Chicago-based artist Chris …

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Black Friday: Everything Azure is 25% Off

Black Friday starts early this year! For one week only, we’re offering 25 per cent off subscriptions and single copies as part of our special …

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Let These 7 Sumptuous Still Lifes From the Artnet Gallery Network Inspire Your Holiday Tables

This Thanksgiving will be different for many of us than in years past: the gatherings will be decidedly smaller, and in some cases, people will …

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England Has Boosted Its Provision For Culture in the Next Financial Year—But a Public Sector Pay Freeze Has Set Union Reps on Edge

The UK government has announced its highly anticipated spending review, which details how much money it will spend on public services, including museums, over the …

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Kurdish Artist Zehra Doğan Wins Inaugural Carol Rama Award

Exiled Kurdish artist Zehra Doğan, who spent nearly three years in a Turkish prison for sharing her artwork depicting Turkish ruins on social media, has …

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Hong Kong’s Art Market Emerges from a Tumultuous Year with Optimism

Installation view of “The Palm at the End of the Mind” at Blindspot Gallery, 2020. Courtesy of Blindspot Gallery. It’s been a difficult time for …

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A London Court Has Upheld a Ruling Ordering an Art Collector to Pay Sotheby’s $5.3 Million for Selling an Allegedly Forged Frans Hals

A years-long legal battle between Sotheby’s and an investment company over the sale of an allegedly forged old master painting may finally have come to …

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Letter from Paris: French Universalism Shows its Limitations in the Art World—and Beyond

As the world came to a halt in the spring, I was reading two books simultaneously: How We Became Posthuman, a seminal work from 1999 …

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Researchers Find DNA, Bacteria on Leonardo da Vinci’s Drawings

New research has identified fungi, bacteria, and human DNA on some of Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous drawings, including Autoritratto and Uomo della Bitta. According …

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How To Get Decision-Makers To Read Your Email

Have you ever opened up an email that feels like a generic cold-call? You know those emails that ask you to give your art away …

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Art Recreating the Weather

The weather is a key part of living on Earth. It influences us on a daily basis: what to wear, where to go, how we …

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Vivian Springford’s Hypnotic Paintings Are Making a Splash in the Art Market

Portrait of Vivian Springford, ca. late 1920s – early 1930s. Courtesy of Almine Rech and The Vivian Springford Administration. Vivian Springford had been friends with …

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Colorado Will Replace a Statue Honoring a Civil War Soldier, Toppled This Past Summer, With One of a Native American Woman

Representatives in Denver, Colorado, have voted to replace a Civil War statue that was toppled over the summer during Black Lives Matter protests with a …

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‘We’re Coming Out From Under’: Artist Calida Rawles on the Healing Power of Water in a Year of Mourning

When I called Calida Rawles to do this interview, it was with a rare and welcome amount of familiarity. We had spoken already a few …

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Australia’s National Gallery of Victoria Will Build a Massive New Building as Part of a $1 Billion Overhaul of the Local Arts District

The National Gallery of Victoria, in Melbourne, received a pledge of government support on Tuesday that will allow it to forge ahead with a campaign …

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The Asia Society Triennial Has a Lot of the Same Problems Most Biennials Do. But It Also Crystallizes a New Trend in Art

The promise of the Asia Society Triennial had been to launch a new event, something spectacular enough to compete with the Whitney’s Biennial and the …

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Sculpting for the Senses

Berlin-based Anke Eilergerhard creates unique sculptures that stimulate the senses. The award-winning artist, who has worked with major brands including FENDI, constructs layered forms using …

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Longtime London Dealer Gregg Baker on Relocating to Brussels and His Lifelong Passion for Japanese Art

Gregg Baker, a longtime dealer of Asian art, has had a surprisingly eventful year. In the midst of the pandemic, Baker moved his gallery—which has …

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Art Industry News: Experts Clap Back Against Claims of a Rediscovered da Vinci Drawing, Calling the Image ‘Clumsy’ + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need …

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Geometric Drone Paths Illuminate the Otherworldly Landscapes of the Southwest in Photos by Reuben Wu

All images © Reuben Wu, shared with permission During recent years, Chicago-based photographer Reuben Wu has visited quiet regions in Bolivia, Nevada’s SolarReserve, and the …

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France Will Begin Reopening Cultural Institutions, While Germany Considers Extending Its Lockdown

French President Emmanuel Macron has announced a plan to slowly ease lockdown measures and begin reopening cultural institutions. The two-step process will begin this weekend, …

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Dad And Daughter Recreates Iconic Scenes From 73 Famous Movies And TV Series

Jaws According to Alex Zane: “Hi everyone! My name Is Zane and I run an Instagram account with nearly 17,000 followers whose star is my …

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Recently Rediscovered Mary Cassatt Painting, Joe Biden’s Cultural Policy, and More: Morning Links from November 25, 2020

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. News A traveling survey show focused on American artists in Spain will feature …

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Andreas Petrossiants on “After the Plaster Foundation, or, ‘Where can we live?’” at the Queens Museum

A LARGE CHUNK of the Queens Museum is taken up by its most famous attraction: the permanently installed and periodically updated to-scale Panorama of the …

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Photographer Spotlight: Bettina Pittaluga

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Artist Spotlight: Jingze Du

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our mother and the center of the world

the attractedness between spirituality and the laws of physics

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the drama of chiron

escape of contemporaneity from culture

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volare sine tempore

the absolute place metaphysically as a temporal reference

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St. John the Baptist

The charisma of the character in contemporaneity

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“Sound & Color”: A Group Show Curated by Sound & Vision Podcast Host, Brian Alfred

Miles McEnery Gallery is currently having a group exhibition Sound & Color on view at their 511 West 22nd Street location, and we just couldn’t resist …

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Huang Yan Paints Chinese Landscapes on the Human Body

In his series, Chinese Landscapes, Beijing-based photographer and artist Huang Yan emulated traditional painting styles from the Song Dynasty on the human body. By using …

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And Thus We Existed: The Incomparable Glenn Brown

The work of Glenn Brown cannot—should not—be confidently compressed in a sentence of two, and maybe that helps explain why Galerie Max Hetzler is devoting …

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23 Leading Figures in the Art World Share What They’re Grateful for This Thanksgiving, From the US Constitution to Public Art

In this year like no other year, it’s often been hard to look on the bright side. But as 2020 winds to a close, many …

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Self-Taught Black Artists Are Often the Last to Benefit When Their Prices Go Up. But We Can Change That—Here’s How

Imagine if Black jazz and blues musicians from the South had been excluded from the world of music because they didn’t receive formal training in …

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“Wrecked Alphabet”

Given the prevailing trend of infographics—think Hank Willis Thomas’s chart Colonialism and Abstract Art, 2020, a reimagining of Alfred H. Barr’s diagram for his 1936 …

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19 Collectors on the Art They Bought in 2020

Like most activities, traditional ways of collecting art were upended this year by COVID-19. Galleries in nearly every city with a thriving contemporary art scene …

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François Morellet’s estate will now be represented by Hauser & Wirth.

Néons 3D : 15°-90°-40°, 2015. François MorelletGalerie Nikolaus Ruzicska The estate of the late conceptual artist François Morellet will now be represented by Hauser & …

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Interview: Danielle Clough Discusses Embroidery’s Lengthy History and the Tenuous Distinction Between Art and Craft

All images © Danielle Clough, shared with permission Through thickly layered thread, Cape Town-based artist Danielle Clough (previously) conveys joy, positivity, and moments of pure …

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While Installing Her Show at a Canadian Museum, an Artist Discovered a Looted Statue in the Collection. Now, It’s Headed Back to India

A cheeky artist, the Hindu goddess of nourishment, and an antiquarian who may have helped inspire the character Indiana Jones came together recently at a Canadian …

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