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Studio Visit: Artist Sophia Narrett on How an Anonymous Renaissance Painting Cycle Inspired Her Latest Feminist Embroidery

In her vibrant embroidered works, Sophia Narrett paints with thread, deftly creating detailed figurative scenes tinged with fantasy, desire, and eroticism. Her tapestries take center stage this month …

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Auction Houses: Evolving to Survive

An in-depth look into how auction houses are coping with the current art market landscape.

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Material Studies

“The language of the Vanities was first conceived in mid-17th century Holland against a backdrop of economic and social turmoil. In 1636, at the peak …

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Nina Chanel Abney’s Great Escape

Jack Shainman Gallery is pleased to announce Nina Chanel Abney’s second solo exhibition at the gallery, which will be held in both their 513 West 20th Street and …

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Narelle Autio Captures the Sublime Moment of Plunging into the Water

The call of the ocean has long been a focus of Narelle Autio’s work. Spending her childhood growing up in sun-soaked Australia she has had …

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The Uncertainty of Memory: An Interview with Martina Grlić

Leonardo da Vinci’s used camera obscura as an aid in drawing perfect perspective, Vermeer found it assisted the mechanics of optics and Gerard Richter painted …

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‘We Are Talking About Rebuilding Half a City’: How Beirut’s Cultural Community Is Recovering Three Months After the Deadly Blast

It’s been just over three months since a pair of explosions ripped through Beirut, leaving the city reeling. Inside the city’s Sursock Museum, an elegant …

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Heart Risk Factors Vary Greatly Among Asian Immigrants

Asian immigrants in the United States are a widely diverse group with heart health risk factors that vary depending on where they are from, new …

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Sheldon Solow, Real Estate Tycoon with Significant Modern Art Collection, Dies at 92

Real estate mogul and billionaire art collector Sheldon H. Solow died on November 17 at the age of 92. According to Bloomberg, which first reported …

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5 Artists to Follow if You Like Cy Twombly

Untitled , 1984. Cy TwomblyWallector Untitled from On the Bowery, 1969-1971. Cy TwomblySusan Sheehan Gallery In this monthly series, Artsy’s Curatorial team features a group …

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Montreal Painter Marie Rioux’s Haunting Landscapes Invite Viewers to Contemplate Their Place in the World. See Images Here

“I like to observe, contemplate, and sometimes my eyes latch onto something and seize upon an incongruous detail and I find it magnificent,” the Montreal-born …

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Thousands of US Museums Could Close Forever as the Financial Effects of Lockdown Turn Existential, a New Report Finds

Eight months since museums across the US were forced to abruptly close, institutions have lost millions of dollars and are struggling to survive, according to …

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Love from a Stone: How Isamu Noguchi Became a Sculptor and Visionary for the Ages

Isamu Noguchi was a storied sculptor and, over the course of an eclectic career from the 1920s until his death in 1988, so much more. …

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Daniel Arsham joined the Cleveland Cavaliers as creative director.

Portrait of Daniel Arsham. Photo by James Daniel Arsham has joined the Cleveland Cavaliers as creative director and minority partner in a landmark deal bridging …

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A Fire Has Destroyed a Historic Theater at Jacob’s Pillow, the Massachusetts Haven for Avant-Garde Dance

An early morning fire on Tuesday ripped through the 230-seat Doris Duke Theater at the renowned venue Jacob’s Pillow in western Massachusetts, which has hosted …

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Adventurous Snails Find Themselves Thrust Into ‘The Slimelight’ in a Quirky New Book

All images © Aleia Murawski and Sam Copeland, courtesy of Broccoli, shared with permission Snails, they’re just like us! Teeming with cinematic photos, a new …

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Illuminated Figures Consider the Relationship Between the Body and Soul

“Vessel of the Universe (Sisidlan ng Kalawakan)” (2020), soldered metal, glass, LED strips, and electrical fittings, 64.5 x 47 x 12 inches. All images © …

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Enzo Mari

Triennale Milano’s exhibition for Enzo Mari, planned before the artist’s death last month at age eighty-eight, is joined by another unexpectedly commemorative show at Galleria …

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Daniel Arsham to Become First Artist to Serve as Creative Director for NBA Team

Ohio native Daniel Arsham is having a historic homecoming. On Tuesday, the Cleveland Cavaliers announced that the artist has been named creative director of the …

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Authorities Make Arrests in €1 B. Dresden Jewel Theft

Almost exactly a year after three 18th-century jewelry sets estimated to be worth some €1 billion were stolen in Germany, investigators have detained three German …

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Olga and Oleg Tatarintsev

Located in two capacious spaces on the second and fortieth floors of Moscow’s Mercury City Tower, gallery ILONA—K, the latest addition to Moscow’s art scene, …

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Introducing Chicago Art & Culture, A Weekly Newsletter Curating Events Around the City

The Safety Patrol, 2018. Bisa Butler. This week, we’re launching Chicago Art & Culture, a new weekly roundup of exhibition openings, artists talks, and other …

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Art Basel Hong Kong and Frieze Los Angeles Postpone 2021 Events

The effects of the continuing Covid-19 crisis are beginning to spill into 2021, with Art Basel Hong Kong and Frieze Los Angeles both announcing the …

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Frieze Los Angeles Is Overhauling Its Format for the Social-Distancing Era, Moving From February to July and Spreading Out Across the City

Frieze Los Angeles has announced that it will delay its February fair until July 26, 2021. The third edition of Frieze’s typically star-studded West Coast …

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ADFF’s 2020 Edition Brings Architecture Cinema to a Wider Audience

This year, the Architecture & Design Film Festival (ADFF) comes to you. Taking place from November 19 to December 3, the annual North American showcase …

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Amateur Art Sleuths Are Invited to Share Their Theories on the Whereabouts of Lost Art for a New Show About Missing Masterpieces

A new virtual exhibition is calling on amateur sleuths to share their theories about the world’s most infamous art heists. Some 12 lost artworks and …

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5 Tips for Understanding and Collecting Murano Glass From Expert Dealer Keith Davison

Glass dealer Keith Davison knows a thing or two about Murano glass: his gallery, Casanova Venetian Glass & Art, in Naples, Florida, is the largest purveyor …

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Retraced Footsteps

Mark Ruwedel (b. 1954) is an American landscape photographer and educator. In 2014 he was awarded both a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Scotiabank Photography Award. …

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Frieze Los Angeles Postpones 2021 Fair by Five Months

Frieze Los Angeles has moved its 2021 fair back by five months as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to reshape the art world’s calendar for the …

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The Cleveland Cavaliers Have Hired Artist Daniel Arsham to Be Its Creative Director as Alliances Between the Sports and Art Worlds Proliferate

For spectators eager to see contemporary art produce more highlight-reel moments in the larger pop-cultural arena, the National Basketball Association (NBA) just provided the next …

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Poland Has Frozen Its Culture Bailout Program After Widespread Criticism Over Millions Being Allocated to Celebrities

The Polish government has frozen its culture recovery fund after widespread backlash over its inclusion of wealthy celebrities and pop stars as recipients.  The ministry …

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Artist Inserts People From Classical Paintings Into The Modern World, And The Result Is Surprisingly Fitting

Alexey Kondakov (previously here and here), the Ukrainian artist that inserts people from classical paintings into the modern world and its scenarios, is back with …

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Art Industry News: Harry Styles Is So Hot Right Now His Cardigan Is Entering the V&A Museum’s Collection + 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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“Reality Called. I Hang Up”: Hilariously Offensive Greeting Cards by Bluntcard

Bluntcard is a branded style of image and humor. The humor style is often truthful, abrupt, and can be insensitive. Mostly dealing with social issues, …

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Life on the Line: 10 Artists Spread Mental Health Awareness Across Toronto’s Subway

“Birdcage” by Marcia Diaz. All images © Twentytwenty Arts, shared with permission Through an eclectic array of illustrations and photographs, ten Canada-based artists are collaborating …

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Art Basel Hong Kong Postponed to May, Jordan Casteel Paints Barack Obama, and More: Morning Links from November 17, 2020

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. News Art Basel Hong Kong has been postponed to May, reshuffling the global fair calendar …

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Malaysian Artist Draws The Cutest Animals, Imagines Them Living In Our World

Malaysian artist Yee Chong draws the most adorable little digital creatures and brings them to life by inserting them into our real world. The artist …

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Art Basel Hong Kong Pushed Back Two Months Because of Covid-19

The 2021 edition of Art Basel Hong Kong—currently expected to be the first in-person fair to be held by Art Basel since 2019—has been pushed …

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“Awards for Good Boys” : Hilarious Illustrations by Shelby Lorman

We all know a Good Boy. He puts ‘Feminist’ in his Tinder bio, and then speaks over you on a date. He ghosts you. But …

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Cool Pics That Show Fashion Styles of the ’80s Young Women

Fashion of the 1980s placed heavy emphasis on cheap clothes and fashion accessories. Apparel tended to be very bright and vivid in appearance. h/t: vintag.es …

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“Oasis” by Photographer Matthieu Litt

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Photographer Spotlight: Salvatore Di Gregorio

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German Police Have Arrested Three Suspects in Connection to a Dramatic Jewel Heist From Dresden’s Green Vault

Nearly a year after a spectacular jewel heist in Dresden, police have detained a group of suspects in connection with the crime in Berlin. Police …

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Waterfalls

This extra large artwork was created by me in a single original. The technique is acrylic on canvas. The canvas is unstretched, without wooden frame, …

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Kitkat: Irrevocable fatwa [Limited edition artwork]

This concerns missing chapters of various Middle Eastern and African scriptures, in which the God-most-High makes clear the kind of bodily mutilation he has in …

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“In vain her feet in sparkling laces glow”: New Works by Polish Painter, Ewa Juszkiewicz

At the end of October, the world’s attention shifted towards Poland, where the largest demonstrations since the fall of communism in 1989 were taking place. …

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Coca-Cola: Liar [Limited edition artwork]

An appeal to that portion of the soft drinks market which is concerned with the ultimate nature of verification, and perhaps with verity itself. These …

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Xande: Designer Dread [Limited edition artwork]

Since the imagery of Helmut Newton, Guy Bourdin and others, designers have wanted to capture dread in designer design; and now Xande appear to have …

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Saul Leiter’s Painted Nudes

In the early 2000s, Saul Leiter came to the fore as one of the most accomplished and surprising color photographers of the 20th century. Books …

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As MoMA Rehangs a Full Third of Its Collection, the Art of the Internet Age Takes Center Stage

For much of the Museum of Modern Art’s history, the story of art has remained static, with collection galleries left unchanged for years at a …

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