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Marcela Pardo Ariza: Try a Little Tenderness

Absolute joy was palpable as I watched Marcela Pardo Ariza take portraits of the back of folks’ heads for a theatrical composition.

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Matthew Porter: This is How it Ends

As with much of Matthew Porter’s work, the accumulation of images creates an experience of cinematic romanticism tempered by the realities of our time and …

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These Days are Nameless: Geoff McFetridge’s Poignant Look at This Confusing and Chaotic Year

There is always a simple elegance with Geoff McFetridge’s works. Poetic of course, but every color, every figure, every movement he captures, tells such a …

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The Gray Market: Why ‘Sticky’ High Rents Are Gumming Up the New York Art World in Its Time of Need (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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Meet the New Innovators: 8 Artists Who Are Disrupting the Traditional Way of Buying, Selling, and Valuing Art

A version of this article first appeared in the fall 2020 Artnet Intelligence Report, which you can download for free here.  Why wait for dealers and collectors …

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A Decade Ago, Supersize Images by German Photographers Were Selling for Millions. Now, Prices Have Cratered

For more than a decade, their massive images of stock exchanges, Brutalist facades, and opera houses were a must-have for top collectors. Photographs by members …

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Summer. Poppy field.

A sunny summer evening, a blooming poppy field, red poppies, trees, grass, clouds, the sky create an atmosphere of relaxation, harmony, bliss. Impressionism. Nature is …

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Summer, summer.

Summer, summer. A sunny summer day, the whole earth is warmed with warmth, a blooming field, flowers, multi-colored poppies, clouds, the sky create an atmosphere …

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Cut and Paste One

This is the first Piece in a series of collage works made up of old experimental, over worked or paintings that just didn’t sit right. …

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Monochromatic Illustrations Personify the Power of the Sun and Moon through Fictional Deities

All images © Sara Golish, shared with permission In her ethereal portraits, Toronto-based artist Sara Golish (previously) renders lavishly adorned goddesses and gods that exude …

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Christine Rai’s Comics Prove You Actually Can Make Art From Bad Tan Lines & Microaggressions

Take a break from the darker, sarcastic side of Instagram humor and cuddle up with some of Rai’s colorfully cute musings. Rai will definitely teach …

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This Instagram Account Is Posting The Most Ridiculous Coronavirus Masks Spotted On The Subway

Keeping the coronavirus at bay is the top and foremost priority these days. A face mask has been added to the “check before leaving” daily …

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Tuan Andrew Nguyen on Crimes of Solidarity (2020)

Tuan Andrew Nguyen has in recent years emerged as a maker of hybrid films that conjure national memories of displacement like magic spells, their layered …

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Skyscrapers in L.A.

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“RealSF”: A Book of Portraits by Ando

Ando Caulfield, better known in the photography world as Ando or Andonesia on IG, has been a close friend of the magazine over the years, especially …

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In Flight: Dramatic Photographs by Mark Harvey Capture Acrobatic Birds Mid-Air

All images © Mark Harvey, shared with permission Throughout lockdown in the United Kingdom, Mark Harvey, who is known for his striking equine and canine …

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Marianne Wex (1937–2020)

Marianne Wex, whose short career as an artist yielded enduring contributions to women’s and gender studies as well as the field of conceptual photography, has …

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Fibonacci´s Refugium

Leonardo Fibonacci posed and solved a problem involving the growth of a population of rabbits based on idealized assumptions. The solution, generation by generation, was …

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2021 Pooping Dogs Calendar Is Here, and This Year Contains a Puzzle

White Elephant Party coming up? Yankee Swap? Secret Santa? Do you know someone who loves dogs…too much? This 12 month calendar of pooping dogs will …

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During the Coronavirus Pandemic, Disinfector ‘Robots’ Were Hired at a Children’s Hospital in Russia

dgp18_rostov Modern problems require advanced solutions. In a child health care of Rostov small patients are met by such robots. The dummies made by the …

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2020 Miss Mexico Contestants Compete In Traditional Outfits And They Are Amazing

Miss Guanajuato, Georgina Villanueva Some things never go out of fashion. Like traditional clothes. Just a few days ago, Miss Mexico posted photos of their …

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Lovely Photos of Halloween Costumes For Kids in the 1960-80s

Halloween is a holiday celebrated each year on October 31. The tradition originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires …

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Japanese Illustrator’s Charming Key Chain Design Gives You a Travel Companion to Paint with Nature

Gifted Japanese illustrator Kamome Fuyuno from Kanagawa writes in her profile that she loves colored pencils and nature. The second part of that definitely shows …

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Blood 2

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Spectacular Winning Images from The Nikon Small World Photomicrography Contest 2020

A selection of the winning images from Nikon’s 46th annual Small World photomicrography competition. The competition recognises excellence in the world of microscopic image-making. Daniel …

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SERIE PAYASO 0008

This work is inspired by a mythical character like the clown. In my work I capture the interpretation of his face without identity, it is …

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Duan Jianyu

Though small in scale, Duan Jianyu’s new solo exhibition, “Automatic Writing – Automatic Understanding,” covers the artist’s creative output from 2014 to 2020, giving viewers …

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Serpico

Image from a 1973 crime drama film in NY

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“Artists for Artists”: New York Academy of Art’s New Fall Gala

Now in its 29th year, the New York Academy of Art’s annual fall gala auction will now be known as “Artists for Artists.” This new …

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Circular Paintings Expose the Fleshy Innards of Halved Oranges, Pomegranates, and Other Fruits

“#65 (orange)” (2017), oil on canvas, 20 inches. All images © Alonsa Guevara, shared with permission Using round canvases with a range of diameters, Alonsa …

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Tamina Amadyar

Alongside large-format canvases—abstractions, never in more than two shades—Tamina Amadyar is showing watercolors for the first time. Figurative, multicolored, and intimate in scale, this new …

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Brooklyn Museum Continues Deaccessioning Spree

No doubt spurred on by the tremendous success of its first deaccession sale, which saw the institution reap $5.4 million ($6.6 million with fees), an …

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Ocean inspiration

The work Inspiration by the Ocean is written in one go. Nature: seascape, clear sky over the ocean, light reflected from the incoming waves, sea …

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Lustrous Strips of Glass Bisect Debris, Bricks, and Semi-Precious Stones in Ramon Todo’s Sculptures

“Debris” (2016), debris and layered glass. All images courtesy of Art Front Gallery, shared with permission Between gnarly chunks of concrete, basalt pillars, and smooth …

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Two Artists Made Glorious Outfits From PPE and Took Them Out on the Town in New York—See Images of Their Adventures Here

Would you wear a gown made of surgical masks? What if it was a work of art? As New Yorkers cautiously venture back to museums …

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From Simone Leigh Representing the US in Venice to Pompeii’s Accursed Artifacts: The Best and Worst of the Art World This Week

BEST An Old Master Gets a New Medium – One of the few female old masters, Artemisia Gentileschi’s is set to star in a new TV series …

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The New Innovators: David Zwirner Online Sales Director Elena Soboleva on Why the Distinction Between Online and Offline ‘Will Be a Relic’

When Elena Soboleva joined David Zwirner in 2018 as the mega-gallery’s first online sales director, the plan was to treat the digital presence as if …

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March Avery joined Blum & Poe’s artist roster.

March Avery in the studio in 2004. Photo by Philip G. Cavanaugh. The painter March Avery has joined Blum & Poe’s artist roster. The 88-year-old …

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Townscaper: Build Your Worries Away With This Instantly Gratifying Island City Construction Game

Earlier this year, Malmo, Sweden-based game developer Oskar Stålberg launched Townscaper, a low-stakes video game that’s similar to Sim City without the threat of natural …

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Gabi Dao and geetha thurairajah

The term soothsayer is derived from late Middle English for a person who speaks truth, but its contemporary use is generally synonymous with a fortune-teller. Given as …

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‘We’re Drawn to a Certain Rawness’: Designer-Turned-Artist Helmut Lang and Anthony Vaccarello on Their New Collaboration

Talk to anyone with the vaguest understanding of fashion history, and they’ll tell you that Helmut Lang all but singlehandedly invented ’90s minimalism. His cool …

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Jordan Casteel ‘Vogue’ Painting Heads to SFMOMA After Being Acquired by Pamela Joyner

An iconic Jordan Casteel painting that appeared on the cover of the September issue of Vogue now has an owner. Pamela J. Joyner and Alfred …

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Linda Stark

Appearing on everything from erasers to emojis, the heart symbol is ubiquitous for good reason: The blood-pumping muscle’s vital function is an ideal metaphor for …

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Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Names Successor of Ousted Director Nathalie Bondil

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) today announced Stéphane Aquin as its new director, Artnews reports. Aquin, who is currently chief curator of the …

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A Deeper Look at “Nick Cave: Until” @ The Momentary, Bentonville, Arkansas

A few months ago and in our Fall 2020 Quarterly edition, we previewed what was to be a showstopper for the Fall exhibition season with …

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From Julie Mehretu’s Converted Church to Alberto Giacometti’s Tiny Paris Flat, See Inside Some of the Most Unusual Artist Studios in History

So much of art viewing today takes place in white-walled galleries or the hallowed halls of museums. Art audiences don’t often get the chance to …

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Mexico City’s Smitheone Fuses Technology and Humanity @ Nucleus, Portland

Smithe is an artist from México who is influenced by old local comics, graphic style of the 50’s and Sci-Fi movies. At the age of 13 he painted …

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The Brooklyn Museum Just Made $6.6 Million Selling Art From Its Collection—and It’s Putting More on the Block

The Brooklyn Museum generated $6.6 million from the sale of art from its collection at Christie’s yesterday. But that’s not all: today, the institution announced …

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Between the Lines: Kelly Ording, Hary & Deepti, Icy & Sot, Mary Iverson and Tahiti Pehrson @ Heron Arts, SF

Heron Arts is pleased to announce the group exhibition Between the Lines featuring Icy & Sot, Kelly Ording, Mary Iverson, and Tahiti Pehrson. Between the …

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15 Minutes With a Price Database Power User: Christie’s Head of Natural History James Hyslop on the Landmark T. Rex Sale

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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