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Artist Raises Thousands for Charity with Hilarious Pet Portraits

Hercule Van Wolfwinkle – real name Phil – has been tackling 150 portraits a week for local homelessness charity Turning Tides. Move over Banksy – …

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Art Industry News: At Least 12 Museums in New York Are Discussing Mergers or Closures Amid Financial Pressure + 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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Allegory of the Cave – III – Between the Cave and the Outside World

Allegory of the Cave – Between the Cave and the Outside World Most humans will live at the bottom of the cave for their entire …

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Austria Postal Service Prints Coronavirus-Themed Stamp on Toilet Paper

The stamp was inspired by the panic-buying of toilet paper when COVID-19 first hit Europe in the spring. It shows a baby elephant, a symbol …

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Art X Lagos Fair Has Been Postponed in Solidarity With Protesters Fighting Against Police Brutality in Nigeria

The international art fair in Nigeria, ART X Lagos, has been postponed in solidarity with the ongoing protests against police brutality that have been rocking …

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Illustrator Spotlight: Nick Öhlo

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Photographer Spotlight: Halfdan Venlov

A selection of portraits by Copenhagan, Denmark-based photographer Halfdan Venlov. Centered around themes of youth identity, coming of age, and a feeling of “being out …

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Altered Perception

Marcus Møller Bitsch is a Danish photographer from Aarhus, Denmark, currently based in Paris. His most recent series asks questions about the nature of memories: …

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Perfect Strangers: NYC Street Photographs by Melissa O’Shaughnessy

Over the last seven years, Melissa O’Shaughnessy has photographed daily on the streets of New York. As one of a growing number of women street …

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Arinze Stanley’s Hyperreal Charcoal Works in “Paranormal Portraits” @ Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles

Last week, as we spoke with Lagos, Nigeria-based artist, Arinze Stanley, for an episode of the Radio Juxtapoz podcast, we could hear the frustration in …

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Jenna Westra: Afternoons

Between shoots, Jenna Westra writes down lists of directions she would like to explore with the models she photographs using an analog camera in her …

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This New Book Features the Most Precise Photographs of the Sistine Chapel Ever Produced—and It Costs $22,000

As a visitor to the Vatican, it’s nearly impossible to get a close look at the Sistine Chapel—but now a new book is hoping to …

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What Does Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration Look Like? A Gripping New Show at MoMA PS1 Presents Startling Answers

Though many of the artists in “Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration,” a new show open now at MoMA PS1, have been …

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Malangatana Ngwenya

Across the forty-six expertly selected works in this survey on the artist Malangatana Ngwenya (1936­–2011) are hundreds of eyes—eyes “so big,” as the writer Luís …

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What I Buy and Why: Collector Joy Simmons on Where She Hunts for Exciting New Art and What It Has in Common With Radiology

Joy Simmons began collecting art as a medical student. Back then, she paid $50 for a work by Elizabeth Catlett in five installments. In the …

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Claire Tabouret’s New Self-Portraits Capture the Fragility of Solitude

Portrait of Claire Tabouret by Guillaume Ziccarelli. Courtesy of the artist. Claire Tabouret, Self-portrait (orange), 2020. Courtesy of the artist and Jordan Schnitzer Museum of …

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A Top Gagosian Director Has Been Suspended Without Pay Following Allegations of Misconduct

A prominent director at Gagosian has been suspended without pay after allegations of misconduct surfaced online. Sam Orlofsky, who has been at the blue-chip gallery …

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Proceeds from a $376,700 Stik sculpture sold at Christie’s will fund public art in London.

Installation shot of Stik’s Holding Hands in London’s Hoxton Square. Courtesy Stik. A maquette of the bronze sculpture Holding Hands (2020) by the British street …

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This Unorthodox Exhibition Will Gradually Replace Works by Arte Povera Pioneer Emilio Prini With Those by Artists He Inspired

An originator of the Arte Povera movement, Italian artist Emilio Prini (1943–16) took a prescient interest in how our attempts to document reality ultimately fractured …

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Two Baltimore Museum Trustees Resign and Donors Rescind $50 Million in Gifts as the Institution Prepares to Sell Off Blue-Chip Art

The controversy over planned sales of a trio of paintings by Brice Marden, Clyfford Still, and Andy Warhol is escalating at the Baltimore Museum of Art, where two former board …

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ARTnews in Brief: Nicelle Beauchene Gallery Adds Gee’s Bend Quiltmakers to Roster—and More from October 26, 2020

Monday, October 26 Nicelle Beauchene Gallery Adds Gee’s Bend Quiltmakers to Roster Nicelle Beauchene Gallery now represents the Gee’s Bend Quiltmakers in New York. Additionally, the gallery …

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The Return: “Futura 2020” Sees the Legend’s First Solo Show in NYC in 30 Years @ Eric Firestone

There are those rare legends in a genre who command respect and visceral reaction at even the utterance of their name. Futura2000 occupies that realm. …

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Granite and Quartz Stones Carved to Appear Like Fabric and Clay by José Manuel Castro López

All photos © José Manuel Castro López. Spanish artist José Manuel Castro López (previously) transforms nondescript chunks of granite and quartz into squished and dough-like …

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Baltimore Museum of Art Loses $50 Million Planned Gift Over Deaccession

The furor over the Baltimore Museum of Art’s (BMA) deaccessioning of three major works—by Brice Marden, Clyfford Still, and Andy Warhol—continues, with two former board …

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Artists Adam Pendleton, Amy Sherald Resign from Baltimore Museum Board as Deaccessioning Nears

Two high-profile artists have resigned from the board of the Baltimore Museum of Art ahead of a Sotheby’s sale of paintings from the institution’s collection. …

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Il Vigile

Print of an ink drawing from a 1960 Italian comedy. Numbered and limited to 5 copies. 2 remainig copies.

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Activist Mwazulu Diyabanza Arrested After Attempting to Take Artifact from Louvre

Congolese activist Mwazulu Diyabanza went to court today after being arrested for attempting to take an artifact from the Louvre in Paris. The Art Newspaper …

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Kochi-Muziris Biennale Postponed to 2021

The fifth edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, which was to open December 12 of this year, has been pushed back to November 1, 2021, organizers …

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Visions of Nature

“When I look at a landscape, I automatically start to simplify shapes and curves that I see,” says Swiss artist Douglas Mandry (b. 1989), who …

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Artists Explore Self-Expression Through Bizarre and Whimsical Masks at Denver’s Vicki Myhren Gallery

Felicia Murray, “Our Dying Reefs,” felted COVID mask, 2020. All photos shared with permission. There is perhaps no symbol more representative of contemporary life than …

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Boo! At Least a Few People Believe Frida Kahlo’s Ghost Is Haunting the Halls of Her Mexico City Museum

Close to 70 years after her death in 1954 at just 47, Frida Kahlo remains one of the world’s most famous and beloved artists. But …

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Member Profile: Katrina M. Daniels

Katrina Daniels is the Exhibition and Gallery Sales Director at the Lansing Art Gallery and Education Center, which provides public awareness, education, and enjoyment of the visual arts by promoting …

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Knoedler Scandal Documentary to Become Feature Film and More: Morning Links from October 26, 2020

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. News Armenian archaeological sites are threatened in a conflict with Azerbaijan, and Armenia’s culture …

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Art Industry News: One of Iran’s Most Celebrated Living Artists Is Facing a Reckoning + 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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Andrew Pasquier on Ragnar Kjartansson’s The Sky in a Room

IN THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY, San Carlo al Lazzaretto was built as a field altar that permitted plague victims to eat of the body and drink …

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Restitution Activist Mwazulu Diyabanza Was Arrested After He Tried to Remove an Indonesian Sculpture From the Louvre [UPDATED]

The Congolese activist Mwazulu Diyabanza was arrested at the Louvre on Thursday evening following a political protest during which the restitution advocate attempted to remove …

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Restitution Activist Mwazulu Diyabanza Is in Prison Awaiting Trial After He Tried to Remove a Sculpture From the Louvre

The Congolese activist Mwazulu Diyabanza was arrested at the Louvre on Thursday evening following a political protest during which the restitution advocate attempted to remove …

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Philip Gerald “Henry Matisse a cool life” @ Tuesday to Friday, Valencia

“.. See its really important for artists to be consistent because collectors want to be sure they’ve got a stable steve on their hands and …

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COTT16

The work is a detected surface, shapeless, in which the metal transpires within a blackish coloring, with grafts and scrapes and engraved signs, like wounds. …

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PLA16

Informal and abstract expression, material, rich in elements and tending to a three-dimensional shape, that leaves space to a free interpretation belonging to the series …

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Equus Caballus

oil paint on recycled wooden door, with gold leaf

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cadre noir

oil paint on recycled oak wood

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Jenna Gribbon: “Regarding Me Regarding You” @ GNYP Gallery, Berlin

Jenna Gribbon’s paintings pay homage to the moment when light touches skin. Her brush strokes capture these similar and never the same moments in intimate …

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“To The Pavement” by Photographer Alan-Michael Duval

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“LIKE” by Photographer Ryan Debolski

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Naima Green: Brief & Drenching

Naima Green’s photography conducts experiments in being. Her portrait-making begins in the form of an invitation to her sitter, to co-create a context and allow …

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The Gray Market: Why Scarily Low Museum Attendance This Fall Points to an Old Problem in Art Institutions (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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As a Lawsuit Over the Nazi-Looted Guelph Treasure Goes to the Supreme Court, Congressional Leaders Blast Germany’s Attempt to Quash It

A bipartisan group of lawmakers have written letters to the German ambassador to the US and the Solicitor General condemning Germany’s attempt to persuade the …

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With London’s High-Priced Real-Estate Market in Flux, Galleries Are Embracing the Pop Up. Is It Here to Stay?

The exorbitant cost of rent in London has slowly been pushing galleries out for years. As the additional burdens of the pandemic took hold over …

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‘We’ve Changed Everything This Year’: Dealers in Paris Get Creative to Present Lively New Art During FIAC Week (Without FIAC)

Some liken art fairs to shopping malls, but Paris Internationale looks like a different kind of quotidian store. Cold white tile covers the floor and …

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