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The Art of Craft: How This Lavish New Necklace From Tiffany & Co. Recalls the Storied History of a World-Famous Diamond

Late last fall, the American jewelry house Tiffany & Co. debuted its annual collection of high jewelry, this time putting the focus squarely on all …

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Keijaun Thomas Awarded Queer|Art’s First Illuminations Grant for Black Trans Women Visual Artists

New York–based nonprofit Queer|Art has announced Keijaun Thomas as the recipient of its inaugural Illuminations Grant for Black Trans Women Visual Artists. Thomas, who lives …

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A Deep-Pocketed Art Collector From Asia Just Dropped More Than $92 Million at Sotheby’s on This Pristine Botticelli Portrait

A sterling 550-year-old portrait by the Renaissance master Sandro Botticelli that was the star lot of Sotheby’s Old Masters sale has sold for $92.2 million, making …

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Insomnia

When is the best time to reflect, to analyze your life? For thinking about what I should have said in response to that person, but …

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Sarah Meister, MoMA Photography Curator, Departs to Lead Aperture Foundation

Sarah Meister, a longtime photography curator at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, has been tapped to lead the Aperture Foundation, the storied photography nonprofit. …

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German Artist Georg Baselitz Has Donated Six of His Upside-Down Paintings to the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The German artist Georg Baselitz has given six of his paintings to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where they will remain on view as part …

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Longtime MoMA Photography Curator Departs to Direct Aperture Foundation

Sarah Meister, a photography curator at the Museum of Modern Art who has been at the New York institution for more than a decade, will …

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How Two Artists’ Transformation of a Portland Museum May Provide a Blueprint for Larger Institutions

It was the museum’s cornerstone display: a long-term exhibit on the history of the Indigenous Kalapuya, the original inhabitants of large swaths of land in …

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‘We’re All Participants in History’: Watch Artist Abigail DeVille Reimagine the Statue of Liberty for the 21st Century

For the artist Abigail DeVille, watching Black Lives Matter marches over the past summer was pivotal. She recalls the throngs of protesters, arms linked, eyes …

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A Painting of Amanda Gorman, the Young Poet Who Performed at Joe Biden’s Inauguration, Is Now Part of Harvard’s Collection

A portrait of Amanda Gorman, the 22-year-old former National Youth Poet Laureate who gave a widely admired recital at the inauguration of President Joe Biden, has been …

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The Future of Art According to Shirin Neshat

The internationally acclaimed artist Shirin Neshat has been creating powerful works of art through photography, video, and film for more than three decades. Born in …

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See a Life-Size Model of the World’s Oldest Man and Other Aggressively Bizarre Things the Guinness World Records Museum Is Auctioning Off

By this stage in your life, you’ve surely made your share of questionable online purchases. But should you still be in the market for some …

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A Man Who Used a Stolen Painting to Smash a Glass Door at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Has Been Arrested

Boston authorities have arrested and charged 48-year-old Robert Viens, a resident of Randolph, Massachusetts, for smashing a glass door of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum …

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15 Minutes With a Price Database Power User: Art Historian Laura Mattioli on Growing Up With Giants of Italian Modernism

There is only one tool trusted by art-world insiders to buy, sell, and research art: the Artnet Price Database. Its users across industries—from auction houses to …

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New USPS Stamps Feature Work by Emilio Sánchez, Under-Known Painter of Expressive Cityscapes

Painter Emilio Sánchez has made history as the first Cuban American visual artist to be featured in a new series of Forever stamps released by …

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A Mesmerizing Short Film Imitates Water Flowing Across the Earth with Ink and Dried Pigments

You’d be forgiven for mistaking Roman De Giuli’s new short film for aerial footage of Earth’s outer crust. As its name suggests, though, “SATELLIKE” is …

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Resilient Architecture

“We are not here to build for other architects, we are here to build for all of humankind.” – A+Award Winner Bjarke Ingels (BIG – Bjarke …

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Fantastic Photos Show What An Abandoned Soviet Submarine Looks Like From Inside

A passage between compartments According to an explorers duo: “We are two. Him and Her. A man and a woman, husband and wife. We are …

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In a Win for Art Dealer Yves Bouvier, Swiss Prosecutors Are Closing the Book on Claims Brought Against Him by a Russian Oligarch

After two years, Swiss prosecutors are closing a high-profile investigation into the art dealer Yves Bouvier after charges were brought against him by a former …

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Russian Duo Makes Amazing Magic Rolling Pins for A Beautiful Cookies

Utterly obsessed with embossed rolling pins from PippaWoodCraft. This small boutique was founded by Vasili and Anna, an artist duo vrom Rostov-on-Don, Russia. More: Instagram, …

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Amanda Gorman Portrait to Harvard, Art Toys, and More: Morning Links from January 28, 2021

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines ART TOYS, DESIGNER TOYS, OR URBAN VINYL: Whatever you call them, …

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AI Generated Art: Copyright Critique

News about Beethoven’s unfinished Tenth Symphony being written by a computer; the debut of the robot-composer who writes in the style of Bach; and the computerized protégé …

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Mayors Call for Federal Response to US Arts Crisis

The mayors of ten major US cities have penned a letter to the Biden-Harris administration asking it to take an integrated federal approach to supporting …

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Loneliness Shrouds the Peculiar Scenes in Carlos Fdez’s Graphite Drawings

“Enlarged.” All images © Carlos Fdez, shared with permission Through rich, brooding illustrations, Carlos Fernández, who works under the moniker Carlos Fdez, encapsulates lingering feelings …

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Stunning Figurative Oil Paintings by American Artist Malcolm Liepke

Malcolm T. Liepke is a contemporary American painter known for his loosely brushed yet nimbly executed depictions of figures in interior settings. Influenced by John …

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Art Industry News: 18 Highly Agitated Swiss Museum Directors Are Demanding an End to Museum Closures + 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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“The Never Remembered”: The Superb Surreal Melted Portraits of Pop Icons by Anthony Rondinone

Homer Melt Anthony Rondinone is an artist born and raised in the Bronx. He works with multiple different mediums two of the main ones being …

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Francesca Todde’s “A Sensitive Education”

With A Sensitive Education the photographer Francesca Todde explores, through the figure of bird educator Tristan Plot, the possibilities of empathy between different natural species. …

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Photographer Spotlight: Tom Johnson

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“Reliving Girlhood” by Photographer Andriana Nativio

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Aryo Toh Djojo’s “Transmission” @ Wilding Cran Gallery

A few artists managed to convey the general weirdness of current times as well as Los Angeles-born artist Aryo Toh Djojo whose solo show Transmission …

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Sea

Original oil painting by Ukrainian artist Sergei Chernyakovsky. Oil painting landscape with the sea, painted in the style of impressionism, realistic art, expressionism. Sunset on …

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Urban mixed nordic 5

The work painted with acrylic paint on canvas has many textures and shades. It has yellow, orange and red tones. It belongs to the Urban …

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Discover the Aesthetica Art Prize Jury 2021

Since its establishment 10 years ago, the Aesthetica Art Prize has provided a platform for artists across the globe to showcase their work through publication, …

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Dreams of a Dreamer: Delphine Desane @ Luce Gallery, Turin

In Turin, from 28 January to 27 February 2021, Luce Gallery presents the solo show of Delphine Desane titled Dreams of a Dreamer. Born and raised in France to Haitian …

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‘Bob Ross Was Wrong’: Indie Legend John Lurie Shares Brutal Truths and Art-Making Wisdom on His New HBO Show, ‘Painting With John’

In the trailer for his new HBO show, the musician, actor, and painter John Lurie pits himself against a much-beloved American television host. “Bob Ross …

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Yusuke Hanai x AllRightsReserved “DOWN BUT NOT OUT” and “WE WILL FLY AGAIN” Limited Edition Figures

We have been pretty hyped on all the releases that AllRightsReserved have been organizing over the past year, and we have our eye on their new …

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Rocky coast

Excellent piece of original art. Handmade Signed Painting. Original Oil painting by Ukrainian artist Sergey Chernyakovsky Title: “Rocky coast” Size: 15.7″ x 23.6″ (40 x …

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Getty Grants Offer First Look at 2024 Pacific Standard Time: Indigenous Science, Environmental Racism, and More

Since its first iteration opened at venues across Southern California in 2011, Pacific Standard Time, a wide-ranging initiative by the Getty Foundation, has come to …

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Ukraine Unveils Plans for a $100 Million Interactive Holocaust Memorial, But Faces Criticism Over Director’s Proposal to Experiment on Visitors

As the world recognizes Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center in Kiev has unveiled plans for a major—and highly unconventional—memorial and museum complex in …

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Beyond KAWS: The Authentic World of Indie Art Toys

Chances are if you’ve come into contact with art toys it’s because of KAWS. Also known as designer toys, or urban vinyl, the art toy …

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Oversized Butterflies, Moths, and Beetles Cloak Vintage Books in Paintings by Rose Sanderson

All images © Rose Sanderson, shared with permission Worn copies of World Books, agricultural texts, and classic novels become canvases for Rose Sanderson’s insect studies. …

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Hama Bead Erotica and Cheeky Fun with Hannah Ward

We were catching up on some afternoon art reading this afternoon and came across the Hama bead nude works and commissions of UK-based Hannah Ward …

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Swiss Museum Directors Join Forces to Call for End of Lockdown

A group of museums and exhibition venues in Basel, Switzerland, in conjunction with the city’s Conference of Museum Directors, has issued a call for the …

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Christie’s CEO Guillaume Cerutti Faces a New Pandemic-Era Reality

Earlier this month, Guillaume Cerutti, CEO of Christie’s, participated in a webinar discussion as part of the “ARTnews LIVE with CEOs” series. At that event, …

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The Independent Art Fair in New York Announces a New Format and Location for Its 2021 Edition

The Independent art fair has changes in store for its 2021 show in New York, including a new format, venue, and dates, all reflecting changes …

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A Mesmerizing Rendering of Fiona Apple’s Lips Dance Across the Screen in the ‘Shameika’ Music Video

 Fiona Apple’s Fetch the Bolt Cutters was one of the few good things to come out of 2020, with the Grammy-nominated track “Shameika” even …

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TEFAF Pushes Its Maastricht Fair to September as the 2021 Art Fair Calendar Continues to Reshuffle

The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) is the latest international art event to shift its 2021 calendar as the global health crisis continues to surge. TEFAF’s …

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A Viking Archaeologist Shares 6 of the Most Fascinating Finds From a Slew of Recent Discoveries Made in Melting Ice

Global warming has unlocked hundreds of Viking artifacts from the ice of the Norwegian mountains in recent years. In November, archaeologists from the Secret of the …

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Reiulf Ramstad’s French Hotel Melds With the Rural Landscape

From a corten steel-lined walking path in rural France to an understated Oslo apartment complex, Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter’s diverse projects are elevated by exceptional sensitivity …

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