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While the Museums Are Closed, Let Us Watch The Bachelor

“Wet Paint,” the popular art world gossip column, features a regular pop quiz challenging readers to guess the provenance of privately held artworks based on …

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GmbH Is The Moment

Growing up in Turkey, a tiny evil eye bead always made its way onto my outfits. The refusal to pin one onto my cool Quiksilver …

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At Couture, Horses

Here’s the thing about horses: people love them. Ever heard of a horse girl before? That’s right. There’s literally a whole genre of person dedicated …

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How Kell Rakowski Made the Internet’s First (Official) Queer Social Network

“As a teenager, I would stay up till 4:00 AM in AOL chat rooms,” Lex CEO Kell Rakowski recalls, “I made my best friend—who I …

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Liberty #2

The painting called “Liberty #2” reflects the freedom of human choice, free thinking. The work was based on a portrait of the sculpture “Statue of …

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Ma princesse Ariadna dans mon cœur

Ma princesse Ariadna dans mon cœur one more Beautiful Portrait of my Beautiful Ariadna

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Full moon

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

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“Remnants of an Exodus” by Photographer Al J Thompson

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Sticker Robot’s Crazy 500 Sticker Deal

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Robert Nava’s Solo Debut @ Pace Gallery

Not long after announcing the representation of Robert Nava, Pace Gallery opened an exhibition of New York-based artist’s new paintings at their seasonal gallery in …

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Raphaël Barontini “The Night of the Purple Moon” @ Mariane Ibrahim, Chicago

Mariane Ibrahim is pleased to present a solo exhibition with Raphaël Barontini, The Night of the Purple Moon, marking the gallery’s inaugural presentation with the artist …

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A Look at What’s Inside the Art Preserve, the Soon-to-Open Institution Dedicated to Showing Artists’ Life and Work Environments

Collecting art is risky business. But preserving art is on a level all its own. This was the biggest takeaway following a recent, socially-distant tour …

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The Art Angle Podcast: MoMA Curator Paola Antonelli on Design for the Post-Pandemic World

Welcome to the Art Angle, a podcast from Artnet News that delves into the places where the art world meets the real world, bringing each …

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Considering the Overlooked History of ‘Black Romantic’ Painting + 4 Other Art Essays Worth Reading From January 2021

It’s near impossible to keep up with everything that comes rocketing at you through the newsfeed each day—let alone everything that was published about art …

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Rolling Stone’s Joseph Hutchinson Honored by Society of Illustrators

Rolling Stone’s creative director, Joseph Hutchinson, has received the Richard Gangel Art Director Award from the Society of Illustrators. The award bears the name of …

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The Future of Immigrant Children Under the New Administration | Nonprofit Report

Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on the future of immigrant children with: The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights’ Executive Director Maria Woltjen, and Board …

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A Single Mega-Collector Went on a Big-Time Buying Spree to Power Sotheby’s $114 Million Old Masters Auction

A rare-to-market 15th-century masterwork by the Florentine super-star painter Sandro Botticelli, Portrait of a Young Man Holding a Roundel from circa 1480, led Sotheby’s live-streamed Master …

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Art Cologne and Cologne Fine Art & Design Postponed Until November

The organizers of Art Cologne, the world’s oldest contemporary and modern art fair, and Cologne Fine Art & Design have announced that the 2021 iterations …

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Fragmented Garments and Body Parts Drift Away From Steel Sculptures by Regardt Van Der Meulen

“Untitled” (2018), mild steel, 1900 x 1850 x 900 millimeters. All images © Regardt Van Der Meulen, shared with permission Regardt Van Der Meulen is …

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The Arts Response to a Global Pandemic | Highlighting Past & Present Calls for Entries

Over the last year, we’ve seen time and time again how art is a powerful tool during a time of isolation, loss, and division (to …

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Jeffrey Gibson: It Can Be Said of Them @ Roberts Projects, Los Angeles

Roberts Projects is pleased to announce It Can Be Said of Them, Jeffrey Gibson’s solo exhibition featuring new work exploring themes of identity–as it relates to …

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Daniel Wolf, Collector Who Helped Shape Getty’s Photography Collection, Has Died

Daniel Wolf, a celebrated photography collector and dealer who was married to the architect and sculptor Maya Lin, died on January 25 at his home …

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Renaissance Architects Embraced the Ellipse as an Ideal Form. Now, Painter Jane Harris Considers the Shape’s Contemporary Meanings

The ellipse is a shape with its own special place in art history. It was instrumental to the developments of compositional perspective and, during the …

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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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