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A Statue of Margaret Thatcher Went Up in Her Hometown Over the Weekend. Two Hours Later, It Had Been Egged

The statue has split public opinion since it was announced two years ago. The post A Statue of Margaret Thatcher Went Up in Her Hometown …

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Archaelogists Have Unearthed The 4,300 Year-Old Tomb of An Ancient Egyptian Dignitary

The tomb of an ancient Egyptian official who would have been responsible for secret documents in the royal chancellery was discovered in the ancient Egyptian necropolis …

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Educator Colette Pierce Burnette Will Be the First Black Woman to Lead Indianapolis Museum of Art

The Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields announced on Tuesday that educator Colette Pierce Burnette will be its next president and chief executive. She is …

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Dawoud Bey’s Vivid Photographs Redefine the Portrayal of Black Culture

Installation view of “An American Project,” 2022, at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Courtesy of Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Dawoud Bey is known for …

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Newfields, the Indiana Museum and Entertainment Complex, Names a New Leader After CEO’s Turbulent Ouster

Its new head has more than two decades experience working in higher education. The post Newfields, the Indiana Museum and Entertainment Complex, Names a New …

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A Maud Lewis Painting Once Traded for Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Fetches a Sizzling 10 Times Its Estimate at Auction

The work set a new record for the Canadian folk artist. The post A Maud Lewis Painting Once Traded for Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Fetches a …

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Comedian Seth Green Loses Bored Ape NFTs in Hack: “Well frens it happened to me.”

Comedian and actor Seth Green, known for his roles in movies such as Austin Powers (1997) and Scooby-Doo 2 (2004), announced on Twitter yesterday that he …

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Snapchat Founder Evan Spiegel and Supermodel Miranda Kerr Will Pay the Student Debt of Otis College of Art’s Graduating Class

The donation exceeds $10 million, making it the largest in the school’s history. The post Snapchat Founder Evan Spiegel and Supermodel Miranda Kerr Will Pay …

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A Michelangelo Drawing Just Sold at Christie’s for $21 Million, the Highest Price Ever Paid for a Work by the Old Master at Auction

The drawing was rediscovered in 2019. The post A Michelangelo Drawing Just Sold at Christie’s for $21 Million, the Highest Price Ever Paid for a …

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Fold an Elaborate Origami Menagerie with DIY Instructions from Jo Nakashima

All images © Jo Nakashima Since 2010, Brazilian origami artist Jo Nakashima has amassed a trove of original designs ranging from modular cubes and kinetic works …

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How 23-Year-Old Daisy Sanchez Went From Tumblr Star to Become A Rising Curator

I first came across Daisy Sanchez as a teenager when I followed her on Tumblr, where she posted art she had skimmed from online archives, …

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In a Milestone, Greece and the U.K. Have Agreed to Formal Talks About a Possible Return of the Parthenon Marbles

The announcement comes just in time for International Museum Day. The post In a Milestone, Greece and the U.K. Have Agreed to Formal Talks About …

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Arts Council England’s Future Hangs in the Balance as the U.K. Government Looks to Cut Down on Spending

The cost-cutting exercise, which affects hundreds of pubic bodies, will be overseen by Jacob Rees-Mogg. The post Arts Council England’s Future Hangs in the Balance …

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The Enduring Legacy of William (Bill) Lehr, Jr.—Americans for the Arts Remembers a Friend, Patron, and Leader

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 Category:  Americans for the Arts News Americans for the Arts leadership and staff are saddened to learn of the passing of …

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Grace Ndiritu

Grace Ndiritu’s solo show “Post-Hippie Pop Abstraction” offers a glimpse into the artist’s allegorical teenage bedroom, revealing the references, experiences, and source material that have …

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Art Industry News: The U.S. Justice Dept. Is Suing Mega-Collector Steve Wynn for Allegedly Being a Chinese Government Agent + Other Stories

Plus, Supreme teams up with the Roy DeCarava estate, and Hong Kong art thieves get a two-and-a-half year prison sentence. The post Art Industry News: …

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CAConrad

In CAConrad’s poem-rituals, words do not play coy. For the Kansas-born poet, language is less a refuge or flight of fancy than a means of …

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Maider López

In a tiny village in central Spain, a farmer moved a mound of cut grass on the back of his tractor. Eclipsing the vehicle, the …

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“When You Carefully Put Two Buildings Together, That’s When the City Begins”: A Conversation with Yung Ho Chang

In writing my recent book, China Dialogues, I gained great insight into the work of the country’s leading architects. When I asked the practitioners I …

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A Monograph Gathers Dozens of Jolly, Anxious, and Relatable Characters by Artist Jean Jullien

“Pepe the Weekender” (2018), made for Lieux Mouvants. Image © Nicole Zezig. All images courtesy of Phaidon, shared with permission It’s easy to recognize the …

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Newfields Names New Director, Otis Graduates Get Loans Paid, and More: Morning Links for May 18, 2022

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines THE AUCTIONS KEEP COMING! In New York on Wednesday night, Sotheby’s rang up $408.5 …

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“Dreamer” by Photographer KangHee Kim

KangHee Kim                                               …

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Ode to Community

London-based documentary photographer Roy Mehta is known for using the lens as a tool to examine ideas of history, cultural identity and migration. His latest …

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Today Rots Through Tomorrow: Ivan Seal @ Richard Heller Gallery

Richard Heller Gallery is pleased to present two solo exhibitions for painter Ivan Seal and sculptor Liam Fallon. Today, we look at the fascinating and perspective-bending works of Ivan …

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Takashi Murakami Once Again Changes Our Perceptions with “An Arrow through History”

If there was ever an artist who could flip our perceptions on contemporary art in one gigantic wave of ideas, Takashi Murakami has been at …

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Mariette Pathy Allen’s Photographs of the 1984 Harlem House Ball

Mariette Pathy Allen began photographing the transgender community in the late 1970s. Through her artistic practice, she has been a pioneering force in gender consciousness, …

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The Start of No Regret: Goldie on his New Project, Subjective

Goldie knows all about collaboration. In a multi-faceted, three-decades-plus career, stretching from Birmingham to Brooklyn, Timeless to Sine Tempore, Metalheadz to Maestro to an MBE, …

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Who Was Janet Sobel, the Ukrainian-Born Abstract Artist Who Created Drip Paintings Years Before Jackson Pollock?

The Museum of Modern Art has displayed one of Sobel’s canvases in a recent installation of Ukrainian-born artists. The post Who Was Janet Sobel, the …

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Sotheby’s Notched a Solid $408.5 Million Modern Art New York Sale Fueled by the Reliable Churn of Blue-Chip Monets and Picassos

The sale set new records for Milton Avery and Leonora Carrington. The post Sotheby’s Notched a Solid $408.5 Million Modern Art New York Sale Fueled …

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MASP’s First Indigenous Curator Resigns as Museum Faces Censorship Controversy

The Museu de Arte de São Paulo, one of Brazil’s most important museums, is facing allegations of censorship after reports that its curators decided not …

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While Digging Trenches in Odessa, Ukrainian Soldiers Discovered a Trove of Ancient Greek Urns

The ancient amphorae were transferred to a museum. The post While Digging Trenches in Odessa, Ukrainian Soldiers Discovered a Trove of Ancient Greek Urns appeared …

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See Now, Research Later—and Only Buy After That: How Collector Victoria Rogers Plans to Hit Frieze New York

In between defending her master’s thesis and convening with the Black Trustee Alliance for Art Museums, Rogers has a lot of art to see. The …

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NFT Pioneer Olive Allen Wants to Introduce the Art World to the Metaverse. Her Vision Looks Nothing Like Zuckerberg’s

Her first IRL solo show is on view at Postmasters Gallery in New York. The post NFT Pioneer Olive Allen Wants to Introduce the Art …

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Editors’ Picks: 14 Events for Your Art Calendar This Week, From New Paintings by Marc Quinn to a Show About Rockaway Beach

Plus, check out new shows by artists including Gary Petersen, Chloe Chiasson, Emily Marie Miller, and others. The post Editors’ Picks: 14 Events for Your …

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J.K. Rowling’s Original Drawings for ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ Will Be Published in a New 25th Anniversary Edition

The drawing bear a striking resemblance to the look of the films of the book. The post J.K. Rowling’s Original Drawings for ‘Harry Potter and …

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The Internet Is Trying to Decode Elon Musk’s Recent Tweet of an 18th Century Painting of King Louis XIV

Is this how the Tesla CEO sees himself? Is this what he wants to wear to the Met Gala? Twitter users are wondering. The post …

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Supreme Partners with Photographer Roy DeCarava’s Estate for New Clothing Line

Roy DeCarava’s famed photographs may normally be the stuff of gallery exhibitions, but this spring, they will also figure on clothing put out by Supreme. …

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Frieze Is the Most Expensive Art Fair to Visit in the World—and by a Long Shot, According to Our Ranking of 29 Events

Tickets to the first public day at Frieze New York costs a cool $200. The post Frieze Is the Most Expensive Art Fair to Visit …

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7 Asian American Artists Using Ceramics to Break New Ground

In Anne Anlin Cheng’s 2018 book Ornamentalism, in which the scholar lays out a feminist framework for conceiving of Asiatic womanhood, she also descibes the …

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How to See an Art Fair in One Hour or Less: Tactical Tips From Veteran Viewers

Prepare to be ruthless. The post How to See an Art Fair in One Hour or Less: Tactical Tips From Veteran Viewers appeared first on …

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Avatars for Ukraine: Top Digital Ukrainian Artists Adopt NFTs to Help Ukraine

Avatars for Ukraine is a charity NFT collection of the iconic digital art created in response to the largest war since WWII. The incarnations of …

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In ‘Forothermore,’ Artist Nick Cave Harnesses the Power of Beauty and Art to Inspire Change

Soundsuits. All photos by Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago, shared with permission From floral Soundsuits and found-object sculptures to a multicolor web of millions of …

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Photoshop Troll Who Takes Photo Requests Too Literally Strikes Again

There are few photo editors on the internet who have made as big of a splash with their witty antics as British graphic designer James …

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Step Inside Raqib Shaw’s Secret Garden Studio, Where He Tends Bonsai and Channels His Grief Into Healing New Paintings

The work is on view the the Ca’Pesaro through September 25. The post Step Inside Raqib Shaw’s Secret Garden Studio, Where He Tends Bonsai and …

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Independent to Launch Fair Devoted to Diversifying the Canon of Twentieth-Century Art

Elizabeth Dee and Matthew Higgs, respectively the founder and the founding curatorial advisor of the New York–based Independent art fair, have announced the launch of …

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Louis Vuitton Announces Collaboration with Artist Yayoi Kusama

Luxury fashion brand Louis Vuitton announced Monday a collaboration with artist Yayoi Kusama on a series of leather goods for the brand’s 2023 cruiseline collection. …

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Frankfurt Museum of Modern Art Employees Allege Toxic Workplace Environment in Letter

Employees at the Frankfurt Museum of Modern Art (MMK) have for the second time alleged that the institution fosters a toxic workplace environment. A six-page …

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Seven Artists Crack Open the Art of Printed Matter in ‘Bookworks’

Guy Laramée, “Encyclopedie Larousse” (detail), carved books, pigments, inks, and metal clip. All images courtesy of James Freeman Gallery Books have beguiled us since they …

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An Artist Who Attacked an Asger Jorn Painting in a Denmark Museum Apologizes for Accidentally Using Such a Strong Glue

The perpetrator has claimed the act raises questions about artistic ownership, but many believe it was a right-wing stunt. The post An Artist Who Attacked …

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Art Industry News: MOCA L.A. Workers Score Their First Collective Bargaining Agreement With the Museum + Other Stories

Plus, someone almost punched David Cameron at London Gallery Weekend, and see Nick Cave’s newest mosaics for the New York subway system. The post Art …

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