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Kazuko Miyamoto

In a photograph of Kazuko Miyamoto’s 1981 performance Stunt (181 Chrystie Street), she is nude save for a dark mask over her eyes. In a …

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Stephanie Comilang

Every year, millions of overseas Filipino workers, or OFWs, send balikbayan boxes to their home country. They extend the tradition of pasalubong—bringing home gifts for …

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Brassaï

Once one gets past Brassaï’s sometimes sensationalizing accounts of his own art—that he “was eager to penetrate this other world, this fringe world, the secret, …

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Alastair Mackinven

The haunted, dreamlike atmosphere of Alastair Mackinven’s paintings hearkens back to the late nineteenth century—to the era of symbolism, aestheticism, and decadence. While many of …

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Jaider Esbell

Brazilian Indigenous art has stood in a peculiar paradoxical position in relation to the country’s hegemonic culture since Brazilian writer and critic Oswald de Andrade …

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David Rimanelli on Dean Sameshima’s “Outlaw,” 2003

GIVEN THE RATHER MARKEDLY heterosexual lineups that are taken as the wellsprings of both Minimalism and Conceptual art, one wouldn’t immediately assume that these movements—tendencies …

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Choi Byungso

Even the most discerning eyes might initially have mistaken Choi Byungso’s recent four-part drawing, Untitled, 2019, for a monochrome painting. Filled to the brim with …

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Jean Claracq

Jean Claracq paints contemporary leisure scenes with the style, technique, and skill of a Renaissance master. His subjects are not religious or royal but do …

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“Stations of Protest”

In Lagos last October, the Nigerian Army murdered protesters denouncing police brutality and the killing of young men and women accused of criminal activity or …

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Extrastruggle

Extrastruggle, a fictional graphic-design firm established by Memed Erdener, has mocked Turkish officialdom since 1997, its provocations taking the form of assemblages, collages, sculptures, stamps,

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Sasha Wortzel

Sasha Wortzel’s unsettling art returns a sense of the uncanny to today’s ubiquitous images of climate collapse. Inside the entrance to this Miami Beach space, …

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Jane Freilicher

Jane Freilicher, a painter who emerged in the 1950s and achieved near-legendary status before her death in 2014, notoriously chose gestural realism over pure abstraction. …

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Rafael Tur Costa

Born in 1927, Rafael Tur Costa spent his entire life in Ibiza. There, having survived the Spanish Civil War, he studied at its Escuela de …

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Domenick Ammirati on Whitney Claflin

WHITNEY CLAFLIN’S EARLY PAINTINGS were all ground, patterned found fabrics and weltering marks encrusted with street garbage and drugstore staples—a compact disc, a necklace, a …

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Peter L’Official on David Hammons’s Day’s End

“OUR STREETS ARE CALENDARS containing who we were and who we will be next,” wrote Colson Whitehead in a November 2001 essay about a New …

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Beige: cat, 2021

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Beige: dog, 2021

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Bata-Ville: A Shoe Company’s Quest for Global Utopia

The remnants of another city flank Toronto’s spine of skyscrapers. Converted into offices, condos, galleries and lofts, former warehouses and factories are home to a …

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Archaeologists Have Identified the Only Known Example of a Pregnant Mummy

Archaeologists have discovered the first known example of a pregnant mummy. The ancient remains are said date to the first century B.C. and were discovered …

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Beige: stool, 2021

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Violet: with a cat, 2021

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Violet: alone, 2021

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Gold and Black Leaf Imitation Bear, 2021

Ros Kozhman and Irena Tone, 24 x 20 x 17 cm 2.5 mm metal covered by Gold Leaf Imitation leaf, varnish, supported by a wooden …

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Cooper and Gold Leaf Imitation Bear, 2021

Ros Kozhman and Irena Tone, 28 x 20.5 x 22 cm 2.5 mm metal covered by Cooper and Gold Leaf Imitation leaf, varnish, supported by …

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Patricia L. Boyd

In “Hold,” Patricia L. Boyd turns the white cube inside out. For “Minutes, hours, or days,” 2021, the artist exposed large sheets of photosensitive paper …

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How a Devious Handshake Deal Let Arthur Sackler Store His Art in a Secret Gallery at the Metropolitan Museum for Years

When Arthur Sackler died in 1987, his obituary in the New York Times noted that he owned one of the largest collections of Asian art …

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Wendy Red Star

Sargent’s Daughters presents “Brings Good Horses,” a solo exhibition of new work by Apsáalooke (Crow) artist Wendy Red Star. The exhibition presents three installation drawings …

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How to Boost Art Sales in a Pandemic – An Inspiring, Practical Checklist!

We’ve collected several fantastic pieces of advice and insight from working artists to help you make your art business thrive, no matter what’s going on …

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*** Pure Silver Leaf *** + Cooper Leaf Imitation Snail, 2020

Ros Kozhman and Irena Tone, 23 x 20 x 17 cm 2.5 mm metal covered by *** Pure Silver Leaf *** (for snail) + Cooper …

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From the Historic Return of the Benin Bronzes to Jeff Koons’s Gallery Shakeup: The Best and Worst of the Art World This Week

BEST Germany Plans Return of Benin Bronzes – In a landmark decision, Germany has announced that it will begin to return the looted art objects …

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How Laila Kassab, Born in a Gaza Refugee Camp, Defied the Odds to Become an Artist and Teach Children in War-Torn Communities

The artist has partnered with the nonprofit Rebuilding Alliance to provide children in Gaza with outdoor art lessons. The post How Laila Kassab, Born in …

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Germany to Return Benin Bronzes to Nigeria Beginning in 2022

Germany has promised to return its trove of looted artworks known as the Benin Bronzes to Nigeria beginning in 2022. Some five hundred of the …

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The World’s Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge Stretches Across the Paiva River Gorge in Portugal

 Don’t look down! A new pedestrian bridge suspended 175-feet above the rocky gorge cradling the Paiva River opened in Portugal this week, and it’s …

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Graveyard of The Bikes: Aerial Photos of China’s Failed Share-Cycle Scheme Show Mountains of Damaged Bikes

AFP Handlebars tight in snaking rows of colour, thousands of abandoned bicycles line an open field outside the city of Shenyang, relics of a shared …

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Peter Eleey Joins Beijing’s UCCA Center for Contemporary Art

Peter Eleey, former chief curator New York’s MoMA PS1, has accepted the post of curator-at-large at Beijing’s UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, Artnews reports. Eleey, who …

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Saudia Arabia Reveals Its $15 Billion Masterplan to Turn the Ancient City of AlUla Into a Global Culture Hub

Saudi Arabia has unveiled its plans for the ancient city of AlUla, which Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud hopes to transform into an …

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Buyers Chased Bronze Pigeons and Crocodile Chairs at Sotheby’s $45 Million Sale of a Real Estate Executive’s Collection

A $400,000 pair of bronze pigeons and a $2 million armchair in the shape of a crocodile were among the highlights of a sale of …

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A 15-Meter-Tall Squirrel Rests on Its Bushy Tail to Peer into a Chongqing Botanical Garden

“Shiny Squirrel” (2021) in . All images courtesy of Studio Florentijn Hofman, shared with permission The oversized animal menagerie by Florentijn Hofman that includes a …

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Archaeologists Find Marble Head of Roman Emperor Augustus in Italian Town

Archaeologists have uncovered a marble head of the Roman emperor Augustus in the Italian town of Isernia, located in the region of Molise. According to …

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Weekly Web Roundup: April 30, 2021

Friday, April 30, 2021 Category:  Americans for the Arts News This week: Funding news from the NEA, chambers of commerce ask Congress to support creative …

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Colossal Statue of Roman Emperor Regains Missing Finger Discovered in Louvre’s Collection

After more than 500 years, a colossal bronze statue of Constantine the Great in Rome’s Capitoline Museums has been given back its missing finger. Its …

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Artist Makes Streets Less Boring By Making Graffiti That Interacts With The Surroundings

Art has a lot of meanings and a lot of ideas behind it. Every art piece will mean a different thing, depending on who you …

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Nicolas Poussin Painting in London, Long Believed to Be a Copy, Gets Reattributed

The National Gallery in London has long held one of the world’s greatest collections of paintings by Nicolas Poussin, with more than a dozen paintings …

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Sadia Shirazi on Arooj Aftab

AROOJ AFTAB’S WORK TRANSFORMS the nearly millennium-old tradition of Hindustani classical music from which it emerges, a form whose tenets of improvisation, repetition, and rasa, or …

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Venice Golden Lion for Rafael Moneo, Peter Eleey Joins UCCA, and More: Morning Links from April 30, 2021

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines THE CASTELLO DI RIVOLI MUSEUM IN TURIN, ITALY, has become a vaccination site, …

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Awesome Illustrations About Women by Majéon

Majéon is an artist from Montpellier, in the south of France. Her artistic work revolves around women and highlights the place they hold in our …

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Art Industry News: The Louvre Has Reunited Emperor Constantine’s Long-Lost Giant Finger With the Rest of His Body + 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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Over 110 Chambers of Commerce Deliver Letter to Congress Supporting $18 Billion in Recovery Support for Creative Economy

Friday, April 30, 2021 Category:  Americans for the Arts News Building on two previous letters of support for relief and recovery efforts to help the …

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Photo Series Shows Pandemic Emotions, Starts Mental Health Talks

Following a deeply personal loss, Donna Bridgewater, a photographer and lecturer based in Birmingham, United Kingdom, started a local photography project that captures strangers on …

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