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In New York, Fair Weather Darkens As Books Show Cancels, Armory Pivots 55 Dealers Online

Because of the spread of the Delta variant of the coronavirus and uneven vaccination rates, as well as ongoing travel bans, plans for upcoming in-person …

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KAWS Wants His New 18-Foot-Tall Cartoon Couple at Rockefeller Center to Make You Feel Good—See Images Here

Street art and collectibles sensation–turned art market darling KAWS (born Brian Donnelly) unveiled his latest work at New York’s Rockefeller Center this week: an 18-foot-tall …

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The Late Artist and Psychic Paulina Peavy Communed With a UFO to Create Her Work. A New Show Revives Her Otherworldly Legacy

Many artists throughout history have claimed some sort of otherworldly inspiration (the muses, for instance). But the visionary American artist Paulina Peavy (1901–1999) may be …

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An Ancient Snack Bar Lined with Elaborate Frescoes Opens in Pompeii

All images via Pompeii Sites The ancient thermopolium (aka hot food stand) that archaeologists unearthed in Pompeii late last year opens to the public this …

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Artists, Activists Protest Purdue Bankruptcy Settlement

Nan Goldin and members of her advocacy group P.A.I.N. (Prescription Addiction Intervention Now) as well as members of the anti-harm organization Truth Pharm were among …

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Artists, Activists Protest Sackler Bankruptcy Settlement

Nan Goldin and members of her advocacy group P.A.I.N. (Prescription Addiction Intervention Now) as well as members of the anti-harm organization Truth Pharm were among …

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Archaeologists Have Uncovered a Terrifying Relic Suggesting That Ancient Romans Fed Their Captives to Lions Even as Far as Britain

Britain may have been on the outskirts of the ancient Roman Empire, but even there, executions appear to have been grisly spectacles. Archaeologists even believe …

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The New York Antiquarian Book Fair, Which Coincided With the Armory Show, Has Been Called Off Due to Delta Concerns

The organizers of what was to be the 61st edition of the New York International Antiquarian Book Fair (NYIABF) have called off the event due …

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Homecoming

Where you are warm, where you are waiting where you are young again. These are native places. House of parents. Over time, this place is …

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Three Hong Kong Arts Development Council Members Resign

Three members of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC)—artist Chan Kam-shing, songwriter Chow Pok-yin, and theater worker Lee Indy Chun-leung—have resigned from the elected …

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The Immersive Van Gogh Experience Is Teaming Up With a ‘Cannabis Lifestyle Purveyor’ for a Few Weed-Friendly Night Shows

Ever wanted to blow some dro and stare at a van Gogh? Well, now’s your chance. Later this month, New York’s wildly popular pop-up dedicated …

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London’s Barbican Centre Shifts Leadership Roles in Response to Race Allegations

The Barbican Centre in London will make major changes to its leadership, following the publishing of Barbican Stories, a book written by a group of …

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Through Totemic Sculptures and Sound Art, Guadalupe Maravilla Explores the Therapeutic Power of Indigenous Ritual

 In 1984, eight-year-old Guadalupe Maravilla left his family and joined a group of other children fleeing their homes in El Salvador. The Central American …

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Monika Michalko

One steps inside Monika Michalko’s paintings as one might enter a room, drawn in by her characteristic palette of reds and warm blues, sometimes complemented …

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Sotheby’s Is Partnering With MGM Resorts for a Mega $100 Million Picasso Auction in Las Vegas

In a seemingly unprecedented collaboration, Sotheby’s is teaming up with MGM Resorts in Las Vegas to auction off a rare trove of Picasso works that …

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Joseph Henry on immersive van Gogh

IT COULD NOT BE AVOIDED. With the lingering force of a traumatic memory, an advertisement for “Immersive Van Gogh” resurfaced constantly across social media. All …

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Glasgow Art Students Challenge School Over Covid Disruptions, ICP Taps New Director, and More: Morning Links for August 11, 2021

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines ONE MUSEUM LEADER IS OUT, AND ANOTHER IS IN. The closely watched …

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Art Industry News: Elon Musk Made a Surprise Visit to the Uffizi to Study a Sculpture of a Dying Roman Emperor + 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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A Monumental 20-Story Wildflower Blooms Above Jersey City in a New Mural by Artist Mona Caron

All images © Mona Caron, shared with permission A single Joe Pye weed with barbed leaves and a blossoming head looms over Jersey City in …

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“The City and All It Holds” by Photographer Roni Ahn

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Contemporary Painting: Aesthetica Art Prize 2021

What is painting? From figurative to abstract, photorealistic to surreal, there are an ever-growing number of approaches to the genre. Discover five contemporary artists from …

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Evoking the Past

The word myth derives from the Greek mythos, which has a range of meanings – from “word” to “saying”, “story” to “fiction”. Tales of gods and other supernatural …

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Youth Rising

A new exhibition at Newcastle’s Side Gallery, organised by Amber Film and Photography Collective, documents raw and tender moments from 40 years’ worth of British …

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Rated R for Violence: Robert Lazzarini @ Lowell Ryan Projects

Lowell Ryan Projects is currently presenting an exhibition of Robert Lazzarini’s most recent paintings titled Rated R for Violence. Curated by Emma Frank the presentation is …

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“Archiportrait” by Federico Babina

We are always happy to see a new series of Architecture-themed illustrations from Italian artist Federico Babina. Recently we took a look at his “Archist” series …

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Deng Shiqing is “Stretched” @ Simchowitz Gallery, Los Angeles

Simchowitz Gallery is pleased to present Stretched, a solo exhibition of work by Deng Shiqing. This is the artist’s first presentation with the gallery. 

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WWI Warships & Razzle Dazzle Camouflage

Primarily used during WWI, Dazzle Camouflage was used on Ally warships to make it difficult to estimate a target’s range, speed, and heading. Consisting of …

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The U.K. Government’s Decision to Slash Arts Funding in Higher Education Is Short-Sighted. We Must Remind Our Politicians Why Art Is Essential

With the news that the U.K. government will be progressing with their brutal 50 percent cuts to arts and design courses across higher education in …

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Old car.

Temperamental, elegant, alluring Cuba attracts with its warmth not only tourists, but also artists. The bright sun, warm light, retro cars, beautiful winding streets inspire …

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Archaeologists Have Discovered That a Nonbinary Iron Age Warrior Likely Occupies This Mysterious Finnish Grave

The remains in an ancient warrior’s grave from Iron Age grave in Finland have puzzled archaeologists for decades. Some have hypothesized that medieval Finland had …

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Korean Artist Goes Viral For Transforming Herself Into Mind-Bending Optical Illusions Without Any Photoshop

When you’re an artist, everything is a canvas. Don’t believe me? Meet Dain Yoon, a South Korean classically trained painter who uses her own body …

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ICA London Director to Step Down, Citing Need to ‘Hand Over to the Next Generation’

After five years at the helm, Stefan Kalmár said he would step down as the director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, citing …

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A.I. Helps To Answer What The Kids Of Famous Fictional Couples Would Look Like

Diana Prince And Steve Trevor (Wonder Woman) Gal Gadot and Chris Pine According to Hidreley Diao: “In movies and TV series, we often see couples …

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The papaya flavor

I remember the papaya being served for breakfast anywhere in paradise. Its color, flavor, and taste remind me of all the power and energy of …

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ICA London Director Stefan Kalmár on How British Politics—and Right-Wing Attacks—Sparked His Departure From the Museum

Stefan Kalmár, the first-ever non-British head of the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, is stepping down from the role after five years. Kalmár, who said there …

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Artist Uses Her Hands As A Canvas To Show Her Hidden Worlds

Golsa Goldchini, an artist born in Tehran and now living in Milan, also creates art in an uncommon place. She paints miniature and realistic paintings …

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Remember When Traveling by Train Was Wonderful in the 1950s

Before the start of Amtrak in 1971, the Sunset Limited was operated by the Southern Pacific Railroad. The Sunset Limited is the oldest named train …

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An Artist Who Defended Ai Weiwei Has Resigned From Hong Kong’s Arts Council, Citing ‘Personal Safety’

Multiple members of Hong Kong’s Arts Development Council have resigned this week. At least one, artist Chris Chan Kam-shing, cited “personal safety” as his reason in …

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A Striking Stop-Motion Short Creates Uncanny Visual Effects Using Matches

 Digital effects are no match for Tokyo-based designer Tomohiro Okazaki, whose mesmerizing new animation is a striking feat of stop-motion techniques. Using squirts of …

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A California Man Has Pleaded Guilty to Peddling Fake Richard Hambleton and Barkley Hendricks Paintings

A California man has pleaded guilty to selling $1.1 million worth of fake art that he claimed was the work of the late Canadian artist …

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David E. Little to Lead New York’s International Center of Photography

The International Center of Photography in New York has named David E. Little as is next executive director. Little, who for the past six years …

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Trump Mandated a Hunting Image Be on All U.S. Hunting Licenses. A Proposed Change to That Plan Has Ruffled Some Feathers

Hunters are crying “fowl” over a proposed change to a $25 stamp they’re required to purchase from the U.S. government as part of their official …

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These Artists Are Making Picture Frames Part of Their Work

Untitled, 2000. Roy De ForestVenus Over Manhattan The picture frame has a long history of underappreciation. For centuries, collectors and museums treated frames as afterthoughts …

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A Collection of Wax Sculptures by Artist Urs Fischer Is Burning in the Bourse de Commerce in Paris

All images courtesy of Bourse de Commerce, shared with permission A diverse collection of life-size candles occupies the renovated rotunda of Bourse de Commerce in …

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Editors’ Picks: 9 Events for Your Art Calendar This Week, From a Show of Artist-Made Jewelry to a Cat Gif Screening in Times Square

Each week, we search for the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings, and events, both digitally and in-person in the New York area. See our …

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Stefan Kalmár to Depart as Director of London ICA

Stefan Kalmár, who has served as director of London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts since 2016, is stepping down, the institution announced today. “Directorships should never …

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Ties to the Earth

In August 2021, an IPCC report sounded “code red for humanity” – confirming that human activity is changing the climate in unprecedented and sometimes irreversible …

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Textured Patchworks of Sequins, Plastic Beads, and Oil Paint Comprise Trevon Latin’s Dazzling Portraits

“Untitled” (2021), oil on canvas, fabric stretched on panel, plastic beads, and barrettes, 50 1/4 x 58 1/2 x 4 inches. All images by Guillaume …

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Member Spotlight: Sue Lambe

As the Art in Public Places Program Manager for the City of Austin, Texas, Sue Lambe is responsible for the existing public art collection of over …

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Drawing-Love

Drawing on professional paper (Canson 160g) Note: This artwork is unstretched and unframed for selling. Also comes with Certificate of Authenticity. All works are copyrighted …

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