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Italian Sculptor Arturo Di Modica, Whose Charging Bull Sculpture Became a Symbol of New York, Has Died at 80

Italian sculptor Arturo Di Modica died Friday at home in Vittoria, Sicily. He was 80 years old, and had been sick with intestinal cancer in recent years. …

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Meta Serpent

Dimensions: 29.7×29.7 cm Paper Finish: 380gsm, Matte paper Signed and unframed print. Available in a limited edition run of 10 prints. Gold foiled art print …

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Meta Koi

Dimensions: 29.7×29.7 cm Paper Finish: 380gsm, Matte paper Signed and unframed print. Available in a limited edition run of 10 prints. Gold foiled art print …

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Meta Butterfly

Dimensions: 29.7×29.7 cm Paper Finish: 380gsm, Matte paper Signed and unframed print. Available in a limited edition run of 10 prints. Gold foiled art print …

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Hilarity Ensues as Everything Goes Catastrophically Wrong in an Ad for Etisalat

 Strap on a helmet and fasten your kneepads before watching this ad for international telecommunications giant, Etisalat. Nalle Sjoblad’s “Moonwalk” uses brutal Home Alone-esque sequences …

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English Museums to Begin Opening May 17

Museums in England can begin reopening May 17 following Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s lockdown guide, with galleries beginning to reopen more than a month earlier, …

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British Museums to Begin Opening May 17

Museums in the UK can begin reopening May 17 following Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s lockdown guide, with galleries beginning to reopen more than a month …

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Ariadna et mon amour en jaune

Ariadna et mon amour en jaune,another portrait of ariadna

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Charles Hill, Art Detective Who Helped Recover ‘The Scream,’ Has Died at 73

Charles Hill, a widely respected art detective who aided in the recovery of masterpieces by going undercover, has died at 73, according to a representative …

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Eyebeam Reformats Its Quietly Influential Technology-Focused Artist Residency

With most art spaces facing long-term closures, how can in-person residency programs change to meet the needs of the moment? That’s question that led the …

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AZ Awards 2021 – Deadline Extended!

Need a bit more time? Done. The 2021 AZ Awards has extended its deadline for submissions to March 1. Be sure to log on to …

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Is This the Next Art-Market Bubble? A Unique NFT for the Popular ‘Nyan Cat’ GIF Just Sold for a Whopping $560,000

The creator of the wildly popular Nyan Cat GIF decided to celebrate its 10-year anniversary by selling a digital asset known as an NFT—a non-fungible token—at auction. …

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Hero’s Wife

Series “Art of Bug” Stretched canvas (cotton), oil, 70x70cm, 2021

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Arturo Di Modica (1941–2021)

Sicilian sculptor Arturo Di Modica died on February 19 in his hometown of Vittoria, Italy, at the age of eighty, following a years-long battle with …

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What Collectors Need to Know about Certificates of Authenticity

After Image (Vesuv-Ausbruch), 2011. Matts LeiderstamAndréhn-Schiptjenko In a world full of reproductions, determining the value of an objet d’art depends on establishing its authenticity—ensuring what …

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Paintings of King Charles Spaniels and Other Treasures From the Estate of John McCain’s Late Mother Sold for Nearly $100,000 at Auction

When Roberta McCain, the mother of the late senator and former presidential candidate John McCain, died last year at age of 108, she left behind …

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A Previously Unknown Salvador Dalí Drawing Reveals the Surprising Methods Behind One of the Artist’s Most Famous Paintings

An unpublished Salvador Dalí drawing is giving new insight into one of the Surrealist’s most famous paintings, The Sacrament of the Last Supper (1955), which is …

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The Whitney Museum in New York Has Axed 15 More Staffers as Museum Layoffs Continue Unabated in the US

The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York has instituted another round of layoffs following the financial crunch due to plummeting visitorship. Director Adam …

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In Other News, Mysterious Monoliths Keep Appearing All Around the World, With 200 Reported Sightings to Date

Monolith mania is showing no signs of abating as the strange sculptures continue to appear around the world. There have been as many as 200 …

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Edvard Munch Authored Mysterious Writing on ‘The Scream,’ New Analysis Reveals

In 1904, a Danish critic took a close look at Edvard Munch’s The Scream and noticed something startling: faint handwriting in the far corner of …

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A Rare Yellow Penguin Has Been Photographed for the First Time on a South Georgia Island

All images © Yves Adams/Kennedy News, shared with permission On a trip to a small island in South Georgia in December 2019, Yves Adams spotted …

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A Massive Seven-Volume Collection Chronicles the Pioneering Legacy of Abstract Artist Hilma af Klint

All images © Bokförlaget Stolpe, shared with permission Following a wildly successful retrospective at the Guggenheim in 2018, Hilma af Klint (1862–1944) has firmly secured …

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Juxtapoz Shop Exclusive: Paco Pomet’s “Siege” Print

We are excited to announce our newest print release with Granada, Spain-based Paco Pomet. Siege is based on a painting from his newest solo show …

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Vlado Vesselinov

I work in the direction of pop art and post pop art. My ideas bring the symbolism of everyday practices closer to the cult and …

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BlizzCon Community Showcase Won By Amazing WoW Bolvar Fordragon Cosplay

Hartigan Cosplay, who created an amazing cosplay of World of Warcraft’s Bolvar Fordragon, has won BlizzCon’s Community Showcase awards for Best Cosplay and Best in …

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Member Spotlight: Shayda Windle

After spending 15 years in corporate marketing, Shayda Windle started her own creative services business, SW Creative Services, offering content creation, copywriting, and marketing campaign planning …

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What I Buy and Why: Hotelier Rami Fustok on the Jeff Koons He Wishes He’d Bought, and the $400,000 Romero Britto He Did

Entrepreneur and art collector Rami Fustok is not afraid of color or having a little fun when it comes to creating his aesthetic environment. The …

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Check Out this Ambitious House Built Into a Cliffside in Greece

Yiorgis Yerolymbos Completed by Mold Architects in 2020, NCaved is located on a small secluded rocky cove on Serifos Island, Greece. Built into a breathtaking …

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Critics Say the Prado Museum Has Illegally Muscled In on the Reina Sofia’s Turf by Acquiring a Painting by Modernist María Blanchard

Critics are blasting the Prado Museum in Madrid for acquiring a 20th-century Cubist painting which they say actually belongs in the city’s contemporary art museum, the …

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Funny Advertisement Fails

This is what happens when marketing people are not paying attention and ads fail in a hilarious or offensive way… So let’s buckle up for …

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Art Industry News: Philip Guston’s Daughter Weighs in on the True Personal Meaning of His Most Controversial Paintings + 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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Artist Shows The Contrast Between The Two Worlds That Our Children Currently Live In By Combining Photos

Turkish artist Uğur Gallenkuş is showcasing just how tragic the contrast in daily life can be between these two parts of our planet. Real heroes …

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‘Wall Street Bull’ Sculptor Dies, Digital Animation Sells for $580,000, and More: Morning Links from February 22, 2021

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines ARTURO DI MODICA, THE CREATOR OF THE WALL STREET CHARGING BULL, died on …

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Farting In Bed Etiquette – Illustrated Guide

Relationships have lots of milestones: the first time you say “I love you”, the day you move in together, the first time you go grocery …

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The First Artist I Ever Met

I told Andy about the special place where I ride my bicycle each day. It’s a tiny island in the middle of a pond. I …

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Preview: Anna Weyant’s “Loose Screw” Debuts @ Plum & Poe

“It starts off with something just not right,” Anna Weyant told us last summer in our featured interview with the NYC-based painter. And while looking …

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“The Shape of Self” by Alessio Maximillian Schroeder

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Embracing Customisation

Copenhagen-based contemporary scarf company SCAFOS was launched in 2017 by founders Rasmus, Susanne and Atin. It was a meeting of minds between a fashion brand …

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Maura Sullivan: Things We Remember

Things We Remember, Maura Sullivan’s first monograph, invites viewers into the mysterious, elegant, and compelling world that the New York City-based photographer creates. By composing and …

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Lemon Glasses Rabbit

Another rabbit gone nuts. Nobody understands what is happening recently with this otherwise so cute creatures..

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Submissions for the AXA Art Prize 2021 Are Now Open with Judges Peter Saul, Rachel Feinstein and More

“We are all hungry and thirst for figurative images” decreed Salvador Dali, who, if he were alive today, might be among the stellar practitioners selecting …

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Art-World Insider Simon de Pury on Why Instagram Will Endure as the Art Industry’s Favorite Platform

Every month in The Hammer, art-industry veteran Simon de Pury lifts the curtain on his life as the ultimate art-world insider, his brushes with celebrity, …

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The Gray Market: Why ‘Global Weirding’ Makes Art Museums Needier Than Ever for Unglamorous Donations (and Other Insights)

Every Monday morning, Artnet News brings you The Gray Market. The column decodes important stories from the previous week—and offers unparalleled insight into the inner …

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A Mystery Inscription on ‘The Scream’ That Baffled Experts for Decades Was Written by Edvard Munch Himself, New Research Shows

Curators at the National Museum of Norway have concluded that an enigmatic inscription hidden within Edvard Munch’s famous painting The Scream was authored by the artist himself. …

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quote unquote

Ottograph has made artwork for clients like Greenpeace, Tommy Hilfiger, Nike, Mars, Ford, and Merecedes-Benz. recently ottograph has been getting international acclaim for his ‘fight …

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Urban. minimal beige

Work painted with acrylic paint on canvas. It has many textures and nuances. It has very warm and harmonic colours. It belongs to the urban …

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“Human Obsessed”: The Visual Storytelling of Rafael Avcioglu

Welcome to the strange world of Rafael Avcioglu. “Human obsessed”, the photographer creates hypnotic and sometimes nightmarish pictures. At the heart of his creations? Bodies, …

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When Paris Was Protected with Sandbags and Masking Tape, 1914-1918

Arc de Triomphe. Biblioteque Nationale de France By the first week of September 1914, the Germans had come within thirty kilometers of the Cathedral of …

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“Journey to the East”: The Superb Concept Art Works by Dom Lay

Dom Lay was born 1994 and raised in Fountain Valley, California and later moved to Irvine, California in the summer of 2000. Growing up in …

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Little Girl and Her Best Friend Elephant, ca. 1980s

Lovely photographs captured the relationship between a circus elephant and the trainer’s daughter. The photos were taken by John Drysdale in England from the 1980s. …

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