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‘We Have Food, Air Mattresses, and Dog Food’: Texas Museums Are Sheltering Staff and Running on Generators Amid Devastating Storms

Millions of Texans are still living in the cold and darkness as once-in-a-lifetime storms cause widespread power outages throughout the state. While many people have …

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Marfa, Texas, to Welcome New Cultural Center

Michael Phelan, founder of the two-year-old insider arts fair Marfa Invitational, is planning to open an arts foundation by that name in Marfa, Texas, this …

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A $9.8 Million Auction of Works by Christo and Jeanne-Claude and Their Artist Friends More Than Doubled Its Estimate at Sotheby’s Paris

A sale of works from the collection of the late artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude was a resounding success at Sotheby’s Paris today. The “white-glove,” or …

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Banksy Mural That Appeared in Nottingham Last Fall Is Sold to English Gallery

A public mural recently created by Banksy in Nottingham, England, has been sold to Brandler Galleries in the town of Brentwood. According to a report …

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New Collection by HAZE x HUF and a Chance to Win Some New Pieces

HAZE, the NY artist and influential graffiti legend, has once again teamed up with HUF on a new capsule collection highlighted by the Dust La …

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Travis Jeppesen on the 50th International Film Festival Rotterdam

“RUN ME OVER,” tremble the lips of a masochist to the woman who bullied him in high school. “Please . . . I want you …

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Beloved Brancusi Sculpture Can Be Removed from Paris Cemetery After Legal Battle

After nearly a century on view and a legal battle spanning more than a decade, a Constantin Brancusi sculpture that had been one of the …

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Charles Venable Steps Down as Head of Indianapolis Museum of Art

Charles Venable, president of Newfields, the campus that is home to the Indiana Museum of Art, has resigned after an insensitive job posting by the …

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Fiery Crayon Sculptures and Busts by Herb Williams Confront the Climate Crisis

“First Fire.” All images © Herb Williams, by Hannah Deits, shared with permission Herb Williams addresses some of the most pressing issues of our time—uncontrollable …

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Reggie Burrows Hodges

There’s something radical about the way the painter Reggie Burrows Hodges primes his blank white canvases with an inky, monochromatic black. He practically carves his …

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Sin Eater: Illustrations from The Heart of The Herefordshire Countryside by Matthew Glover

Matthew Glover is the creator of Sin Eater Illustrations, he lives deep in the heart of Herefordshire’s countryside. Here his fascination of nature and British …

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Art Industry News: Damien Hirst Confesses He First Wanted to Put Pickled People in His Vitrines Before Going With Sheep + Other News

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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Met Director on Deaccessioning, Broomberg & Chanarin on ‘Suicide’, and More: Morning Links from February 18, 2021

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines ABOUT TWO WEEKS AGO, METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART director Max Hollein floated the possibility …

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Marcelo Ventura Reimagines The Concept of Pop Culture Characters in Dark-Style Illustrations

Many self-taught artists have no formal education but have extraordinary skills, talents, creative ideas, and artworks. One of them is like this artist, starting from …

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Photographer Spotlight: Luis Corzo

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In the Present Moment

Daoism has existed for more than 2,000 years, as one of the two largest philosophical systems of China, associated with naturalistic or mystical religion. Traditionally, …

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Dual Hearts and Empty Halls: New Works by Anne Buckwalter and Gretchen Scherer

Monya Rowe Gallery is pleased to announce a two-person exhibition featuring new paintings by Anne Buckwalter and Gretchen Scherer. Deserted halls, packed suitcases and home …

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Floris Van Look’s Very Important Friends @ KETELEER Gallery, Antwerp

With insight into a human psyche backed by a bachelor’s degree in psychology Belgian painter, Floris Van Look is commonly inspired by everyday life events …

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“Zaido” is Yukari Chikura’s Preservation of a 1300-year-old Japanese Ritual

In the beginning of Yukari Chikura’s photobook “Zaido”, a mysterious mist slowly clears, page by page, to reveal a mountainous landscape. This is the stage …

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The Enchanting New Netflix Series ‘Bridgerton’ Is Bursting With Artworks. Here’s How They Fit Into the Captivating Story

Bridgerton, Netflix’s wildly popular new period drama, is a whimsical feast for the eyes replete with easter-egg colored dresses, sumptuous and sprawling estates, and yes, …

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Decades Ago, Richard J. Powell Was Among a Handful of Scholars Dedicated to the History of Black Art. Here’s How He Has Seen the Field Change

Richard J. Powell literally wrote the book on Black art history—specifically Black Art: A Cultural History, from Thames & Hudson’s World of Art series. That …

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Michael Stamm on “so super sorry sir!” at Shulamit Nazarian

Artist Michael Stamm reflects on the conceptualization of his solo exhibition, “so super sorry sir!” at Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles. “so super sorry sir!” is …

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Iván Navarro, Omar Ba, Claude Viallat

Iván Navarro: Planetarium January 30 – March 27, 2021 The City of Lights will be saturated with the radiant works of conceptual artist Iván Navarro as it …

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Myanmar Artists Protest Military Coup

Artists in Myanmar are taking to the street to protest the army’s recent putsch in which it seized power from the government of Daw Aung …

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‘Black Art: In the Absence of Light,’ a New Documentary, Celebrates the Rich Legacy of Black Art

 “I saw the need to build cultural awareness by helping to revise and redefine American art,” says the renowned professor, artist, and curator David …

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The Sun Shines For Those Who Look Beyond the Clouds: New Works by Matt McCormick

Gauthier Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by Matt McCormick. Continuing his use of familiar images of American nostalgia, McCormick has …

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Newfields Director Charles Venable Has Resigned After Posting a Job Ad That Sparked Allegations of Racism

Charles Venable has resigned as director and CEO of Newfields after the Indianapolis museum posted a job listing that sparked widespread criticism. The post said the candidate for …

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Patrick Angus

Among the homo triumvirate presently installed across Bortolami’s TriBeCa complex—which includes a presentation by Tom Burr and “Lucky For Men,” a group show curated by …

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Teresa Burga (1935–2021)

Peruvian artist Teresa Burga, known for her involvement in the ’60s neo-avant-garde Grupo Arte Nuevo, died with Covid-19 on February 11 in Peru at eighty-five. …

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Indianapolis Museum of Art President Resigns Following Job Posting Centering ‘White Art Audience’

After the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields faced controversy over a job listing seeking a director who could maintain its “traditional, core, white art …

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Write for Rights: An Illustrated Campaign for Amnesty International Aims to Free People Who Are Imprisoned

“Writing Carries Their Voice” (2020). All images © Amnesty International, shared with permission A new campaign for Amnesty International exemplifies the power of the pencil …

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In a Disturbing and Exceptional New Survey, the American Folk Art Museum Is Defining a New Genre: Outsider Photography

It’s been more than 70 years since Jean Dubuffet introduced the idea of Art Brut, and the art world is still learning to embrace the …

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MoMA Receives Women-Focused Photography Gift Intended to ‘Unfix the Canon’

As the Museum of Modern Art continues to mull new ways of presenting its holdings, the New York institution has received a donation of 100 …

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How to Responsibly Collect the Work of Black Artists

Portrait of Destinee Ross-Sutton with, from left to right, works by David “Mr. StarCity” White (showing the back of the work), Amoako Boafo, and Otis …

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La Fatigue

In the last couple of years, most of the advice I have received has been about self-care: “you’ve gotta learn to take better care of …

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Maria Eichhorn to Represent Germany at 2022 Venice Biennale

Berlin-based conceptual artist Maria Eichhorn, whose work examines political, social, and economic systems, has been selected to represent Germany at the 2022 Venice Biennale. The …

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Spring bouquet

Painting: Oil on Canvas. Picture “Spring bouquet” is made from real still life. I was impresed by beaty flowers. 50x60cm/ oil on canvas/ 2020 The …

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Shocking Images of Packed Galleries at the Vatican Museums Suggest the Holy Institution Isn’t Following Its Own Health Regulations

The Vatican Museums are under fire for allegedly not enforcing social-distancing rules since reopening to the public this month. Getty photographers documented a near-empty museum …

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Shocking Images of Packed Galleries at the Vatican Museums Suggest the Institution Isn’t Following Its Own Health Regulations

The Vatican Museums are under fire for allegedly not enforcing social-distancing rules since reopening to the public this month. Getty photographers documented a near-empty museum …

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Paul Anthony Smith Explores the Inherited Legacies of Caribbean Ancestry

Featuring his singular pictoage on pigment prints, Paul Anthony Smith’s latest exhibition, Tradewinds, at Jack Shainman Gallery explores the artist’s Caribbean lineage and the legacies inherited …

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Rosa Boshier remembers Guy Brett

AT A 2008 TATE MUSEUM TALK on Chilean artist Eugenio Dittborn, Guy Brett recalled a studio visit during which Dittborn kept fussing with unwieldy canvases, …

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Maria Eichhorn, Quick-Witted Conceptual Artist, to Represent Germany at 2022 Venice Biennale

For its national pavilion at the 2022 Venice Biennale in Italy, Germany has picked Maria Eichhorn, a mainstay at European biennials whose work frequently deals …

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After a Bitter Battle, the Guggenheim and Its New Union Have Struck a Deal for Improved Pay and Benefits

New York’s Guggenheim Museum has signed a contract with its first-ever labor union, which is the latest in a wave of collective-bargaining agreements at museums across …

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Gina Beavers

Early on in Bong Joon-ho’s 2019 film Parasite, the mother of the wealthy Park family leads a prospective tutor on a tour of their luxurious …

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Legendary London’s Thinnest House is for Sale

Unique, beautiful, stylish and quite probably the thinest house in England. So much more than a home. Unique is an oft over-used word, especially by …

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The Body-Painting Illusions of Gesine Marwedel

Gesine Marwedel (previously) is a talented body-painting artist who has the power to transform the naked bodies of her models into mind-bending optical illusions. From …

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How To Recognise Clouds – The International Cloud Atlas, 1896

The Atlas international des Nuages (International Cloud Atlas; Internationaler Wolkenatlas) was published in Paris, France, by Gauthier-Villars et fils in 1896. This pictorial atlas contained …

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These Photographs of the Parthenon Covered by a Rare Snowstorm Like a Magical Ancient Wedding Cake Are Going Viral

Best known for its ancient architecture and balmy clime, the city of Athens, Greece is currently blanketed in inches of snow, with temperatures dipping into …

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Surreal Photo Manipulations That Challenge Logic By Hansruedi Ramsauer

One could say photo manipulations are illusions created by heavy photo editing techniques. It is an art where ordinary photos are transformed into something alluring, …

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The Knight Foundation Just Awarded Five Cutting-Edge Artists and Collectives $50,000 Each to Pursue Art and Technology Initiatives

The Knight Foundation has announced the inaugural recipients of its new arts and tech fellowship, each of whom will be awarded $50,000 in unrestricted funds to …

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