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William Shatner cried upon returning from space. The "overview effect," experienced by astronauts when they view the Earth from outer space, irrevocably changes your perspective as a human




Anna Park’s Charcoal Drawings of the End of the World Have Earned Her Fans From Top Curators to KAWS. At 25, She’s Just Getting Started; Four museums bought work out of Anna Park's sold-out debut solo show. What is it about her art that has captivated so many tastemakers?



Anicka Yi: ‘I’m Very, Very Squeamish With Culture’


‘You Have to Experience It in the Radical Present’: How Anicka Yi’s Ultra-Sensorial Tate Commission Resists the Age of Instagram Art; The artist's Turbine Hall commission involves a lot of smells



Hunter Drohojowska-Philp: LACMA reimagines itself for the 21st century, challenging accepted notions of what artworks should be displayed and for whom


JASPER JOHNS

If You Don’t Think Jasper Johns Can Still Surprise You, Wait Until You Get to the End of This Review


The New Yorker and Peter Schjeldahl: Jasper Johns Remains Contemporary Art’s Philosopher King


Gray Areas: Eight Artists on Jasper Johns


In Pictures: See the Highly Ambitious, Two-City Jasper Johns Retrospective at the Whitney and the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Despite gossip about the show's two curators not getting along, the two exhibitions work together just fine



"We found it in bubble wrap." Work by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo rediscovered in attic



Paul Stephen Benjamin 'Black Is A Color' at Gavlak


Tyler Stallings New Artist Documentary: "Carlos: Being of Light"



How the Chase for the Latest ‘Lost’ Caravaggio Has Captivated Europe’s Art World; If authenticated, a painting by the Baroque master—initially listed at auction this past spring for around $1,800 and potentially worth millions—could become one of the most valuable old master artworks in the world


BRAVING OPPRESSION

Missing Apostrophe in Facebook Post Lands a Man in Defamation Court

Christina Rees: The Progressive Hammers Are Out, Looking For Nails


Danish artist hires lawyers to reclaim Hong Kong Tiananmen statue


Danish Artist Condemns Hong Kong University’s Removal of His Tiananmen Monument “The Pillar of Shame” After Over 20 Years: ‘I Think They Will Destroy It’

Over 100 musicians flee Afghanistan, head to Portugal amid fears of Taliban crackdown

'15 Minutes of Shame' Documentary From Essential Employee to Pariah ... Canceled for Fidgeting with My Fingers!!!

'15 Minutes of Shame' Trailer

Los Angeles artist Lili Bernard sues newly freed Bill Cosby over 1990 hotel encounter

The remnants of Hong Kong’s independent press

Hong Kong’s Local Art Market Is Flourishing. But Under Its National Security Law, Many Fear an Artist Exodus; Sales have been strong at the start of the city's fall art season—but it's market appears to be operating in a parallel universe

Mass Surveillance System Set to Spoil Secret Lovers’ Paradise in Venice, Italy


Tania Bruguera Agreed to Leave Cuba in Exchange for Release of 25 Prisoners

Cuba Is Plowing Ahead With the Havana Biennial—But Don’t Expect the Government to Allow Artists Who Participated in the Recent Protests; Artists may want to think twice before participating in this winter's event

Cuban artist freed from jail, forced into exile. Other protesters face harsh sentences.

The CCP’s Culture of Fear: In China under Xi Jinping, idealism is passé and conformity a shell for the ruthless pursuit of hierarchical power and private interests


Desperate and in hiding, Afghan artists beg international community for help

Afghan Artists Watch, and Worry, as Taliban Promises a Framework Rooted in Islamic Law to Evaluate Cultural Production



R.H. Quaytman Finds a Muse on the Verge of Oblivion; Ahead of a major new exhibition in Wiels, Belgium, the artist speaks with Yve-Alain Bois about the influence of Antoine Wiertz on her latest body of work


THE LUCAS MUSEUM OF NARRATIVE ART


George Lucas and the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art Bought an Artemisia Gentileschi


Museum of Star Wars creator George Lucas goes on buying spree with international, if not intergalactic, focus


Lucas Museum of Narrative Art Buys an Iconic Frida Kahlo Self Portrait



Yau: Alix Bailey’s Unfashionable Pursuit; Painting, as a verb, is a way of living in time, of inhabiting a state of solitude, even when you are with other people





‘Roy Lichtenstein: History in the Making, 1948-1960’ Review: Before His Career Popped


Can VFX-CGI Artists Follow BoB Ross in Real Time? A Competition



Shana Nys Dambrot: Meet Mixed Media Painter Joy Ray


FORMERLY KNOWN AS CINEMA

The Batman - Official Trailer

The Golden Age of Animation In 10 Inventive—And Politically Incorrect—Cartoons

The Sinking of the Lusitania (1918), a silent animated short film by American cartoonist Winsor McCay

David Fincher and David Prior Present 'Voir' For the Love of Cinema, a Documentary Series


More than a ‘mogul’: 20th Century Fox’s Darryl Zanuck in new Scott Eyman book and on TCM 3


‘Noroît’ Review: In a French Vision, Pirates Inhabit a Jacobean Drama; When this unusual film, made in 1976 by the French director Jacques Rivette, opens in New York this week, it will be making its official debut here

Sharon Waxman and The Wrap in the Hot Seat; Hollywood Media Mogul Is ‘Degrading’ Boss From Hell, Her Staffers Say


Ruthie Tompson Dies at 111; Breathed Animated Life Into Disney Films; One of a cadre of women who worked behind the scenes, she did indispensable but anonymous work on classics like “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” and “Pinocchio.”

Inside the Broccoli Family Behind the James Bond Empire

Wall St. Journal: ‘Lamb’ Review: Shear Brilliance; Icelandic drama follows isolated farmers who’ve lost a child but receive an ovine surrogate

‘The Afterparty’ Trailer: Tiffany Haddish Tries to Solve Lord and Miller’s Murder-Mystery Series

“Marlon Was as Dead as Could Be”: How Brando Beat the Odds and Became the Godfather; The studio didn’t want Brando, and Brando didn’t want the role


‘The French Connection’ turns 50: Hackman, Friedkin reveal why it’s a miracle no one died; the famous (and illegal) car chase


9 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Mulholland Drive’


Europa: The 1931 peculiar tale of the anti-fascist film the Nazis didn’t want you to see; Polish avant-garde silent flick is finally getting its premiere in London, 80 years after it was made, though its themes still pack a punch

"Titane" - Redband Trailer

Director Julia Ducournau and Lead Actors Vincent Lindon & Agathe Rousselle on 'Titane'

Andy Serkis: Future of Motion Capture Is Wearing Real People’s Faces, Such as Abraham Lincoln’s; Whether people want to hear it or not, Serkis says mo-cap is getting closer than ever to being "digital makeup."

'Breakfast at Tiffany’s' at 60: the sharp romcom that grows darker with age


How RED Cameras Changed Filmmaking as We Know It; RED digital cameras have become a go-to for big-budget studio productions

'Cyrano' Official Trailer, from director Joe Wright and starring Peter Dinklage

"The Electrical Life of Louis Wain" True story of eccentric British artist and cat lover Louis Wain (Benedict Cumberbatch)


Lost Films: Hitchcock, Gatsby and Oscar-winning Movies that Vanished


Lost: The Great Gatsby' Movie Trailer from 1926

The Unwavering Beauty of 'In the Mood for Love'; Twenty years later, Wong Kar-wai’s celebrated film remains a master work of affect, though the eeriness of certain scenes sit more heavily given current events in Hong Kong

"Mainstream" Official Trailer; Andrew Garfield & Maya Hawke


STAGE STRUCK


Neil LaBute seeks 'The Answer to Everything' in Germany; An artistic response to #MeToo and “cancel culture,” you might brace yourself for an upsetting evening at the theater

Bolshoi Theatre actor killed on stage by falling prop as 'audience think it's stunt'

‘Lehman Trilogy’ review: Broadway turns a big bank into big drama


Back Onstage! On Stefano Massini’s remarkable drama 'The Lehman Trilogy' at the David T. Nederlander Theatre


Terence Blanchard, a Black Composer Finally Arrives at the Metropolitan Opera; “Fire Shut Up in my Bones”; Best known for scoring Spike Lee

The Synopsis: “Fire Shut Up in my Bones” at the Met

The Program: “Fire Shut Up in my Bones” at the Met

Not Just Our Imagination: John Legend Film Company Now a Producer of Temptations Broadway Show

Supporting cast – Andrew Lloyd Webber does up Drury Lane with a few of his favourite things


The Flea Announces New Resident Company and a Focus on Black and Queer Artists; The Off-Off Broadway Flea announced a play that will start off its new season, “Arden: A Ritual for Love and Liberation,” in 2022


America’s First Private Theatre, Cupid’s Park Theatre


‘He was easy to spot!’ Gus Van Sant on spying Andy Warhol – and his musical about him; The Oscar-nominated film director has made the jump into musical theatre with a portrait of the high priest of pop art, staged in Europe

Say It Three Times: “Beetlejuice” Is Coming Back to Broadway After “The Music Man” Chased it Away

Broadway: Coronavirus hits ‘Aladdin’ just a day after reopening, show canceled


The Moulin Rouge in Paris gets ready for reopening – in pictures


JOHN STEPPLING


Infinite Spiders
I feel something significant has gone out of daily life. I am speaking of western societies, but only because I know them best. And it’s enormously difficult to articulate that which I feel has gone missing. But I shall at least try to compose some signposts pointing toward this elusive quality.




ART NOIR


Will Disgraced Art Dealer Inigo Philbrick Avoid Trial After All? Court Papers Suggest He Could Be in Settlement Talks With U.S. Authorities


Eighty years after his death, weapons experts now say Ernst Ludwig Kirchner’s suicide may have been murder; Although the German Expressionist was undoubtedly depressed, new evidence suggests that the artist could not have fired the gun that killed him in 1938

A Nazi legacy haunts a museum's new galleries


U.S. Charges Once-Rising Artist With Selling Raymond Pettibon Forgeries; Christian Rosa is accused in a federal indictment of scheming to defraud art buyers through the sale of four pieces purportedly by Mr. Pettibon


Stripping Away the Veil "The art world has been a secretive, opaque business for centuries."

Antiquities Dealer Admits Mass-Producing Fakes He Sold for Years; The owner of a longtime Manhattan gallery said in court that while some customers thought they were buying ancient items, they were actually modern knockoffs, just made to look old


Contested Modigliani seized from freeport as Swiss open investigation; Artwork may be worth as much $25 million, and is at the center of a court dispute that involves an offshore company featured in the Panama Papers


Antiquities Dealer Pleads Guilty for Role in Sale of Looted Items; The dealer, Nancy Wiener, acknowledged in court that she used fake provenances to cover for the murky histories of some items she sold

Political Pressure? Mystery surrounds sudden closures of two major Shanghai museums

Mexico Is Forming a New Art Crime Unit to Track Down Looted Artifacts; A recent study found that nine out of ten cultural objects that are stolen in Mexico are never recovered.

UNESCO Has Called on the British Museum to Reassess Its Position on the Contested Parthenon Marbles; Statement marks a major step forward in Greece's claim to the 2500-year-old marbles


A return of the knockers? How criminals gain the trust of the elderly and vulnerable in order to steal their art and antiques; The conviction of the father-and-son duo, Des and Gary Pickersgill, for the thefts of around £1.7m from an elderly widow's home, brings renewed focus on the threat of antique “knockers”


BOOKS AND WORDS

A Haunting Compendium of Paris Ghost Stories

Every Trick in the Book: Inside the British-retirement-home mystery that knocked the new Sally Rooney off the No. 1 spot on the Sunday Times best-seller list after just one week

New Frida Kahlo Monograph Moves Beyond Individual Genius Narrative; Three art historians put the focus back on Kahlo’s artistic output

New Book: Auto Erotica: A Grand Tour through Classic Car Brochures of the 1960s to 1980s, published by FUEL

Marie Antoinette's letters to her dear Swedish count, now uncensored

NYT: New Book! David Sedaris Shows Us How His Mind Works

Must Read Hilarity! An Excerpt: David Sedaris’s Diary; America’s comedian in England reveals more than 10 years’ worth of his inner thoughts

A Portrait of the Writer as a Young Woman: Patricia Highsmith's diaries and notebooks chart her early work and love life

It’s Never Too Late to Publish a Debut Book and Score a Netflix Deal; Jocelyn Nicole Johnson, at 50, is not the average age of a debut author. But the public school teacher describes herself as a “literary debutante"


Reading Playboy for the Articles: 13 Essential Journalism & Literature Pieces from Playboy Magazine; Kerouac, Bradbury, Dahl, King Jr., Thompson, Atwood and Many Startling More!

If You Can't Answer These 6 Questions You Don't Have A Story

Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk to serialise new book on Substack; Newsletter platform pays upfront sum for Greener Pastures, with no strings attached over what he writes






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P(art)y people: Princess Beatrice joins the VIP crowds at Frieze London


The gossip from Frieze London's VIP day: from Gavin Turk's bargain taped banana to a fuzzy felt crime scene; Bronze Banana with Duct Tape


Performance Artist Jerry Gogosian Headlines the Wall St. Journal


BEATINGS, BOMBINGS AND ARTIST LARS VILKS


Swedish Muslim Party Calls for Burning of Sculpture by Mohammed Cartoonist

Controversial Prophet Muhammad artist dies in mysterious car crash

Lars Vilks Obituary

Cromer: In the Crosshair of the Dog; Artist Lars Vilks remains a target for radical Islamists


Dead Man (Still) Drawing; Despite beatings and bombings, artist Lars Vilks presses on


The Rampancy of Golden Ratios across Faces and Screens: A Conversation with Sound Designer Walter Murch and Arts Writer Lawrence Weschler



Miranda: The Virginia Museum of Fine Art’s ‘Dirty South’ revels in Black Southern culture


Tyler Green: How the Word “Landscape” Helped Change Americans’ Relationship to Nature; On the Emerson-Inspired Language Shift and Its Meaning for Wilderness and Civilization



'Here and There' A Group Show with Samuel Erenberg, Pamela Smith Hudson, Vincent Johnson, Carol Kaufman and Lies Kraal



Keith Walsh "All Good Pictures Are About The Future"


LAD DECKER


Lad Decker "Hostile Witness" at Decker Studio



After a Meteoric Rise in the Art World, February James Looks to Her Roots; The L.A.-based artist—whose work has graced album covers by Diplo, Santigold, and Lil Yachty—celebrates her parents and their deferred dreams in a new exhibit



$40 M. Basquiat Painting Headed to Christie’s Looks to Join Artist’s Most Expensive Works


Take the Quiz: Should You Be A Museum Director?


Stromberg: Art Imitates Life: an Interview with Jeff Weiss of Weisslink ... The Website of Artist Jeff Weiss



John David O’Brien: Louise Nevelson “Collages 1957–1982” at Kayne Griffin


VELVET UNDERGROUND DOC


Velvet Underground’s Art Connections Star in Thrilling Todd Haynes Documentary

‘Velvet Underground’ Documentary Review: Rough-Edged Rockers; Todd Haynes’s new film celebrates the New York band fronted by Lou Reed that had a small audience but a large impact

Interview with Director Todd Haynes: ‘This world is too cosy. Except cosy is almost too cosy a word’; a documentary about the Velvet Underground



Banksy’s Famed Shredded Artwork, ‘Love Is in the Bin,’ Sells for a Record $25.4 Million at Sotheby’s—18 Times the Non-Shredded Price; Sotheby's was careful that Banksy had no more funny business planned, even though the 2018 stunt only enhanced the work's value.


Was Banksy’s infamous shredded painting really created in 2006? Provenance of the street artist’s Girl with Balloon is being questioned; Anonymous German consignor, who bought it for £1m in 2018, is hoping it will fetch £4m-£6m



Zak Smith 'Decorder': Prayer Against Turbulence



Andrea Bowers 'Energy with Intention' at Vielmetter Los Angeles


Dive, Die: The Angeleno pool is joyful and brutal, a space for the continued exploration of American contradiction



In Need of Cash, Burning Man Is Selling Art in a Sotheby’s Charity Auction That Includes a $50,000 Rocket Car; 'Hamilton' creative director David Korins designed the exhibition



Brooklyn Rail: Interview with Jorge Pardo “When I started putting things in galleries, I always had a hard time telling myself when to stop the game of perception.”


ART THERAPY AND POLITICAL REHAB

White House throws up its hands at new questions on Hunter Biden’s ‘art’ scam


They Believe The Image Was Staged. Portrait of the artist: Critics cast doubt on Boris Johnson holiday snap; With the climate crisis, Northern Ireland, that damning report on his handling of Covid, food shortages, and a stalling economy. How come this picture just happened to get out?”

Art gallery repping Hunter Biden received $500K federal COVID loan, records show; Doubled After Dad took Office



Ken Havis "Everything Is Getting Obscene Except Obscenity" at Webb Gallery


The Webb Gallery



With Big, Bold Art, Sarah Cain Redefines Seriousness in Painting; Los Angeles artist, with her crazy titles and caustic colors, offers “a really provocative combination of pleasure and politics,” says one museum curator



Ezrha Jean Black: Emblazoned World — Bel Ami; Where “Everything Is Illuminated”; Lucy Bull & friends find the light in the dust


Free the Nipple: A History of a Hidden Movement; The slogan “Free the nipple” is so ubiquitous that it sounds as though it belongs in the annals of history, but actually this rallying cry is barely a decade old


BEANO? ART INFLUENCER?

How the Beano comics encouraged generations of artists to break the rules

Watch out! Contemporary artists take on the Beano – in pictures



Jay DeFeo and Bruce Conner Were BFF’s (Bohemian Friends Forever); The San Francisco artists blazed trails in the ’60s and ’70s that converge at Paula Cooper


See the work at Paula Cooper!


OUR DIGITAL WORLD

Deepfake Technology's Potential To Change Media And Disrupt Society


Tom Cruise Can Really Play Guitar!!! Justin Bieber Fooled by Deepfake, Reignites Fight Talk


DISCOVERY


Italian mayor launches underwater excavation to find third Riace bronze

Mystery beast with no eyes, ears or mouth stuns diver in depths of the Red Sea

Finders Keepers! A Lucky Retiree Visited an Arkansas National Park and Discovered a 4.38-Carat, Jellybean-Sized Diamond


They struck gold! Huge archaeology discovery in Denmark; Archaeologists unearth almost a kilo’s worth of golden treasure in Jutland dating back to around 1,500 years ago

Why do we know so little about the Druids? The powerful Celtic social class posed a threat to the Roman Empire before being subsumed by Christianity, but their origins remain shrouded in the past



Three Shows of Busy Wolfgang Tillmans: Fragile (Ghana), War Requiem (Barcelona) and Sound is Liquid (Vienna)


GO, VAN GOGH!

Van Gogh’s Potato Eaters: Mistake or Masterpiece?


An Exhibition of Never-Before-Seen Sketches Reveals That Van Gogh Planned a Sequel to His Famous Painting ‘The Potato Eaters’


70 paintings in 70 days: Van Gogh’s astonishing achievement at the end of his life



Los Angeles Valley Relics Adds Madison Avenue Mythology


Steve Martin on “The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris”


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A KAWS and Reese’s Puffs Collab Is on the Way
... Acute Art is part of the Puffs Plan


What’s That Smell? KAWS Eau de Toilette! It’s Comme des Garcons & KAWS


Vanity Fair: Inside Louis Vuitton and Frank Gehry’s Luminous New Fragrance Collection; The architect behind world-renowned museums and concert halls has created his first perfume bottle, giving shape to the ineffable


Guadalupe Maravilla Wins $100,000 Lise Wilhelmsen Award, One of the World’s Largest Art Prizes


Turkish-born, Los Angeles-based new media artist Refik Anadol will be unveiling a large format installation at the Abu Dhabi incarnation of the Semi Permanent arts festival; Mark Ronson will spin with a one-off DJ Set


Lawmakers in Congress Want to Put Unemployed Artists Back to Work With a $300 Million Bill to Fund Public Cultural Projects; Bill was inspired by the New Deal's Works Progress Administration


Hermès Lends Detroit-Based Artists a Platform at Their New Store in Troy, Michigan; Colorful mural from multidiscplinary Ellen Rutt

Jeff Koons and his Uniqlo Collection


Jeff Koons and BMW: First Look of The Artist's Special Edition 8 Series Gran Coupe Revealed

Opportunities in October 2021; From collaborative grants to open calls and experimental residencies, a list of opportunities that artists, writers, and art workers can apply for this month; Thanks Hyperallergic!


BEST OF THE WEEK with JERRY GOGOSIAN, THE INSTAGRAM LAUGH SENSATION!

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PALATE PALETTE

Alison Roman: Your New Favorite Grilled Corn Salad


Paul Kalemkiarian: This Is Not The Wine World I Grew Up In

What It Was Like to Eat with Anthony Bourdain?


How did Nusret Gökçe, known to all as Salt Bae, turn a flick of the arm into a multi-million-dollar restaurant empire serving gold-encrusted meat?



Photographer Edward Steichen was a Painter: In Exaltation of Flowers


THE CLIMATE HAS ALWAYS BEEN CHANGING


Taking a stand: climate crisis tops agenda as Frieze London returns

A greener way of working: seven artists on how they are reducing their carbon footprint in their practice


Drip Dry: Our Relationship with Water

Hugo Hopping and The Winter Office; Nature As Infrastructure



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THE NFT THIS WEEK


CAA Signs NFT Collector Behind “0xb1” Persona; In addition licensing and brand partnerships, CAA will facilitate partnerships with "blue-chip brands looking to enter the NFT space."

Who Is Behind Art Forger Wolfgang Beltracchi’s New Crypto Project? Kenny Schachter Unmasks the Top NFT Creator in His First-Ever Interview


What’s With All the Hitler NFTs?

OpenSea Sure Has a Lot of Hitler NFTs for Sale

Gaika’s NFT Project for Voice Turns Viewers Into Participants


Bored Ape Yacht Club Records $542 Million in Lifetime Sales — BAYC Creators to Launch Token in Q1 2022

Could the energy-hungry NFT undo the art world's attempts to become more sustainable?

Free DC Comics NFT!

Sotheby's ramps up NFT operations


Investors Spent Millions on 'Evolved Apes' NFTs. Then They Got Scammed; Developer behind the NFT project, 'Evil Ape,' suddenly disappeared along with its Twitter account, website, and $2.7 million


Dolce & Gabbana just set a $6 million record for fashion NFTs

TikTok announces NFT collection led by top creators

This Is How NFTs Might Change TV and Film Industries


The Duo That Invented the Art World’s First Crypto Platform in 2014 Is Back With a Tool to Help Galleries Launch Their Own NFT Marketplaces; Monegraph has released a software suite called Readymade NFT that enables crypto newcomers to buy, sell, and distribute NFTs with art-specific customizations

Market Brief: CryptoPunks Continue to Lead the NFT Market


A History of Digital Art Through a Feminist Lens; To understand the current climate for digital art and NFTs, it’s useful to look at these histories through the lens of women artists and feminist theory

More in our comprehensive NFT Guide


AMAZING MOTHER NATURE

Watch: Drone Video Shows Endangered Right Whales ‘Hugging’ In Cape Cod Bay


It takes a wood to raise a tree: a memoir; An ecologist traces forests’ support networks — and finds parallels in her own life

Artist Joan Jonas: On the Ocean and Nature

Take a peak: the mountains and mysticism of Nepal – in pictures

The Epic Love Story Between a Man and an Octopus


SURF

John John Florence Releases 20-Minute Surf Film From His European Archives; John John in Europe -- Le Vieux Monde En Rouge

John John Florence Releases Extended Outer Reef Cut From Recent Film ‘Maps of Home’

Extended Cut from 'Maps of Home'

Surfing science: Dependent on weather, defined by the ocean; wave riders are unsung masters of science






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THE MAGNANIMOUS MARGO LEAVIN


Knight: Art dealer Margo Leavin, champion of L.A. and international talent, dies at 85


Margo Leavin in Conversation with Shaun Caley Regen, Part I


Margo Leavin in Conversation with Shaun Caley Regen, Part II



ART REPORT TODAY GALLERIES: Now Exhibiting



SALA DIAZ, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS


Sala Diaz Stories, Part Two with Jesse Amado, Alejandro Diaz and Hills Snyder



Agnieszka Polska: the Heaven and Hell of Electrical Communism; immersive, archly ecstatic video installation The Thousand-Year Plan at Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw (MSN) interrogates the ‘nature’ of energies



Sean Scully "Sean Scully: The Shape of Ideas" at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth



A Keith Haring Mural Is Unexpectedly Unveiled in Manhattan


Five-Minute Gallery Tours: Christopher Blay at Big Medium, Austin



H.R. Giger and Mire Lee’s Biomechanical Netherworld; At Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, the two artists find common ground in sculptures, drawings, paintings and prints that evoke the unknown



See How a New Generation of Ceramic Artists Is Pushing the Medium Into Strange Dimensions in Jeffrey Deitch’s ‘Clay Pop’



Devin B. Johnson “My Heart Cries, I Set Out an Offering for You” at Nicodim


Surrealist Gertrude Abercrombie's Star Keeps Rising With Over $180,000 Sale of 'Pyramid and Moon' (1909-1977); Known as “the queen of the bohemian artists”


ART BUSINESS

Orange County Museum of Art’s new Costa Mesa home will have free admission

From Picassos to NFTs, Sports Team Owners Have Been Scoring Major Artworks; Owners of the Dallas Cowboys, Indianapolis Colts, and other teams are building wide-ranging collections.

Frieze Masters Debuts in London With a Focus on Korean Art and a Slower-Than-Usual Pace (But There Were Still Multimillion-Dollar Sales)


Art-Market Dynamos Amy Cappellazzo, Yuki Terase, and Adam Chinn Are Betting on Asia With a New Advisory Venture

Asian Collectors Steal the Show at Sotheby’s $90 Million London Evening Sale, Buying Banksy’s Shredded Work and Competing for Young Artists

The move is the latest vote of confidence in nimbler structures and the future of the Asian market

Masterworks, a Company Offering Fractional Shares of Major Artworks, Is Now Valued at Over $1 Billion; The company, which now counts top collector Glenn Fuhrman among its investors, is officially the first art-startup unicorn ... Masterworks Website


Pace Gallery’s Marc Glimcher on his family business, NFTs and vaccines; The chief executive put aside a scientific career to follow in his father’s footsteps — but they did have their differences.

What Will Become the Next Big Art Destination in the Coming Decade? We Asked 10 Art-World Insiders; The next major art destination could be closer than you think

Korean wave: could Seoul become the art capital of Asia? With Frieze preparing a new Seoul fair, and a growing roster of galleries, the city could steal Hong Kong’s crow

Will the increase of online exhibitions kill the physical gallery?


All Eyes on Art: How the Broad Art Foundation Handles Loans

5 Technologies That Will Transform the Art World by 2030; From a Larry Gagosian hologram to NFTs, here's what to expect

All in it together: what do collectives mean for the future of the art market? Artist collectives are dominating Documenta 15 and the Turner Prize shortlist this year


Putting Focus on Emerging Artists, Sotheby’s to Hold New Marquee Contemporary Art Evening Sale; Sotheby’s Shakes Up Its Sale Structure – In order to offer “greater flexibility” for buyers and to meet “the current demands of the market"

Move over London—the Asian auction market is exploding

International galleries including Lehmann Maupin and Esther Schipper flock to new Beijing "free trade" hub; 14 galleries are taking part in the three month pop up


MANUFACTURING ART

Can Graphene, a One-Atom Thick ‘Wonder Material,’ Keep Precious Artworks From Fading? Scientists Say It Shows Promise


Intimate Garments Handmade from Ceramics by Masami Yamamoto

Michelangelo Made This Haunting Pieta For His Own Tomb. Conservators Have Spent Years Painstakingly Restoring It—See Their Process Here


How To Create Your Own Cabinet of Curiosities



Hokusai: The Great Picture Book of Everything


Reference: Contemporary Art Movements


MUSIC AND SOUND

Sound Artist Robert Takahashi Crouch, "Reconciliation" and a Film by Tyler Hubby

Paul McCartney says John Lennon 'instigated' the Beatles' break-up; Lennon wanted to make art with Yoko


5 Minutes That Will Make You Love Maria Callas; Listen to the best of opera’s defining diva, chosen by Patti LuPone, Renée Fleming, Marina Abramovic and many more

Karen Dalton, a Musical Mystery That Doesn’t Need to Be Solved; New documentary about the blues-folk singer, who died in 1993, works to make her known without unraveling all of her riddles


Meet Surf Gang, the Post-Rap Rap Crew; Collective of young rappers, producers, and skaters was forged in the fires of the freelance economy—and they lift each other up accordingly

How Amy Winehouse’s Friends Are Reclaiming Her Legacy



COLLECTORS CIRCLE


Collecting for the Future: A Look at What the Top 200 Collectors Bought in 2021

Buy one, gift one free: why collectors acquire two works and give one away; Buying a work and donating another to a museum sounds like a win-win—but who really benefits?


In Conversation with Collector Craig Semple

A new platform lets you buy shares of blue-chip paintings – but is art a wise investment?


The Oketas’ Love at First Sight


What makes buyers want to create private museums for their collections?

A Film Producer Is Opening a Coworking Space in Brussels Where He Can Show Off His Art Collection (Because Private Museums Are So 2019)


This San Francisco Mansion Is a Stunning Celebration of Black Artists; Starting with the walls of their home, art collectors Pamela Joyner and Fred Giuffrida are on a mission to reconstruct the canon

20 Minutes With: London Gallerist Louisa Guinness


K-pop idol G-Dragon’s over the top art and decor collection: KAWS, Condo, Man Ray and More!



Is There Anything Mr and Mrs Doodle Can’t Do? Love and Millions! He was last year’s fifth-biggest millennial artist at auction; He Draws and She Colors Them In!


THE EMERALD TABLET


Shana Nys Dambrot: Ariana Papademetropoulos and the Legend of The Emerald Tablet at Deitch


Artillery's Pick of the Week: Ariana Papademetropoulos at Jeffrey Deitch


Planet Hollywood: On the opening of “The Emerald Tablet” at Jeffrey Deitch

Unarius, an Introduction to an Influence


Painted to the Nines; Thomas Gainsborough’s ‘The Blue Boy,’ a sensation from the moment it was unveiled, will be returning briefly to London for the first time in a century


Kehinde Wiley's "Blue Boy" Unveiled at the Huntington Museum


Joker to Django: The "Blue Boy" Cinematic Universe




PHOTOGRAPHY


Matt Black – American Geography Opens at Magnum Gallery London; Over six years, 100,000 miles and 46 states, photographer Matt Black crossed his native U.S. without once setting foot in a community that existed above the poverty line

British artist David Hockney, 84, pivots to iPad art – ‘photographs are very boring’ now, he says, though they used to be central to his work


Shana Nys Dambrot: Nick Brandt’s Portraits from the Ends of the Earth at Fahey/Klein Gallery


Experiments with reality: Photo London’s Emerging Photographer award – in pictures

Photos: California’s Caldor Fire Threatens South Lake Tahoe


Photos: The Grit and Grins of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games


The First Museum Exhibition of Brazilian Modernist Photography Outside Brazil; This retrospective of the work from a São Paulo photo club is a reminder that Modernism was not solely a European phenomenon


Wildlife Photographer of the Year, 2021


Serge Hamad 'I always felt that I could speak out in a deeper sense when using photography'


Harvard Art Museums Present Fall 2021 Exhibition Devour the Land: War and American Landscape Photography since 1970; 60 Artists


For Masahisa Fukase, Cats Were Much More Than Cute; Fukase’s obsession with photographing the people he was close to overwhelmed his subjects and eventually drove them away — so he turned to cats


Illumination Procured: Steven Arnold and the Body Eclectic

Photography: FRÆNKEL Exhibitions at Art Basel 2021


Over and above: stunning images from the Drone Photo Awards 2021


ARCHITECTURE


For her last major work, architecture’s grande dame Denise Scott Brown is going solo


"Looking at a Picture, Illustrating an Idea" An investigation of Edward Weston’s lost photographs of the Beach House designed by R.M. Schindler for Dr. Philip Lovell, Newport Beach, California 1926


Design Conversation Series: Ideas of Place: Hawai`i’s Built Environment


With ‘Landscape Hotels,’ Luxury Nature Resorts Go Ultra Modern

Exhibition Review: ‘Skyscraper Gothic’ Review: A Spire is Born; Early 20th-century American architects were drawn to the forms of Medieval architecture


The Brutalist St. Peter’s Seminary in Cardross – Better off ruined?


Hollywood’s Master Builder Paul R. Williams

Architectural Digest, BIDN unveil sustainability-themed 2021 Iconic Home


How Los Angeles Became the City of Dingbats; Photos, Video


Architect Kulapat Yantrasast Reveals the History of Film at the Academy Museum


The Case of the Missing Mies van der Rohe Frat House; After nearly 70 years, a forgotten, unbuilt design by the pioneering architect comes to life on Indiana University’s Bloomington campus


New Yorker Profile: Richard Neutra’s Architectural Vanishing Act; Austrian-born designer perfected a signature Los Angeles look: houses that erase the boundary between inside and outside

WHO IS MODERNIST VLADIMIR OSSIPOFF?

Design Conversation Series: Life at Liljestrand by Architect Vladimir Ossipoff

“Chasing Architect Vladimir Ossipoff” presented by Greg Warner: Video Lecture


ARTIST PROFILE: ELIZABETH NEEL


Elizabeth Neel at Vielmetter Los Angeles

Elizabeth Neel Show at Susanne Vielmetter in LA (2012)


Neel at Salon 94

Elizabeth Neel Interview


Interview Magazine’s Interview with Elizabeth Neel, Granddaughter of Alice Neel


Elizabeth Neel: Studio International Interview, 2014


Neel at Pilar Corrias, 2019


Neel at the former Mary Boone Gallery


Guardian Artist of the Week 156: Elizabeth Neel


Elizabeth Neel "Arms Now Legs" at Salon 94, 2021






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