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Eniwaye Oluwaseyi, The Breakfast (2020). Photo: Courtesy of the artist and Destinee Ross-Sutton 2020

Speculation on the Black Artists Market and Art News of the Week 10 –...

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Luchita Hurtado died last August 13 at age 99 in his home in Santa Monica, United States. Tarek Atoui has won the Suzanne Deal Booth / FLAG Art Foundation prize for 2022.
MEMORY OF FOREST, NAOKO AND POTATO CHIPS. Photo: Artnet.com

Mitsuru Watanabe, Childhood’s Borrowed Sceneries

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Mitsuru Watanabe's art is composed of different elements. It feeds in part on the style and landscapes of the famous French painter Henri Rousseau, who was one of the greatest representatives of Naif art.
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Luncheon of the Boating Party (1880-1881). Photo: Courtesy of the Phillips Collection, DC.

3 Things You Might Not Know About Renoir and Art News of the Week...

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This week the German government took a surprising measure related to the federal budget for art acquisitions. Researchers from the University of Rome have used a plaster cast of the skull of the Italian Renaissance master, Raphael, to make a 3D reconstruction of his face.

Pacita Abad and Art News of the Week 27 July – 2nd August

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The name of Alberto di Lenardo has been mentioned this week in many art and news sites because it is related to a strange and fantastic discovery. Norwegian authorities have removed a Picasso's mural that adorned a building in the center of Oslo for more than fifty years. Heather Phillipson's latest installation is a 31-foot high spoonful of whipped cream. Last Friday Google honored Philippine activist and artist Pacita Abad with a new Doodle.

Mariko Mori, Between Art and Science

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Mariko Mori is known for her sculptures, videos, photographs, installations, digital images, and performance pieces. Her works usually include surrealistic and sci-fi pictures and gadgets. In her videos and performances, Mori appears disguised as a sexy cyborg, pop star, mermaid, or a futuristic goddess.

Contemporary Portraiture, Mixing Painting and Photography

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Portrait painting existed for centuries as an art form but with the advent of photography and new technologies, it was believed that this art would disappear forever. Then came the Internet and social networks and it seemed that portrait painting was a completely irrelevant art.

Paul Haim’s Secret Garden and Art News of the Week 20 – 26 July

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The life of an art historian has never been easy. Employment opportunities are almost insignificant in a market of falling demand, low salaries, and limited possibilities. Even under normal conditions, this career is a tough one, with long years of research and training.
A Surge of Power (Jen Reid) 2020, by prominent British sculptor Marc Quinn, which has been installed in Bristol on the site of the fallen statue of the slave trader Edward Colston. Photo: Ben Birchall/PA Images via Getty Images

Black Lives Matter Protestor Statue and Art News of the Week 13 – 19...

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This week we want to remember and celebrate Andy Warhol's artwork. He was surely the best-known representative of pop art. Caroline Busta discusses the waning influence of the art world on the contemporary imagination. The Black Lives Matter Protestor Statue was unveiled this week in Bristol, England. The gallery Hauser & Wirth is presenting two simultaneous exhibitions of the famous American artist Paul McCarthy this The Black Lives Matter Protestor Statue.

How Will Advanced Technologies Impact The Art World and Art News of the...

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For many years Dream House was the ultimate immersive experience in New York City. Sapar Contemporary will present the exhibition "Jumping the Shadow" from July 8 to August 21, 2020. Nicole R. Fleetwood presents his new book 'Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration'.
Hans Hofmann

Hans Hofmann, A Life Consecrated to Art

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Hans Hofmann was a German painter and professor. In his work, the influences of Fauvism, Cubism, and German Expressionism can be seen. He influenced Abstract Expressionism and was a painter and theoretician of special attraction to other artists such as the American painter Walter Darby Bannard and British artist John Hoyland.