Monday, January 25, 2021
The Hikers, 2019. Photo: Hauser & Wirth

Rashid Johnson – The Escape Artist

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Johnson is well known for incorporating a wide range of everyday objects and materials into his work, often reflecting back to his childhood and referencing aspects of his African American heritage; the cultural identity mixed with symbolism he calls appropriated history.
"The Lemon Bathing Suit", 2019. Photo: Art-Critique

Amoako Boafo aims to challenge the notion of Blackness

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Amoako Boafo knew from an early age he wanted to paint, to be an artist. Starting his journey at Ghanatta College of Arts and Design in Ghana, Boafo credits his peers for teaching him his art. A very generous statement from someone who is so clearly naturally talented and unusually modest.
Betty Woodman. Photo: WideWalls

Betty Woodman – Contemporary American Artist

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Betty Woodman, the 86-year-old ceramicist who overcame art world prejudice just to brighten the world. The doyenne of the domestic aesthetic leading the way for over 60 years.
00. 'Mona Lisa' is on the move in great Louvre makeover

The Louvre Reopens and Art News of the Week 22 – 28 June

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The Louvre Museum in Paris, will open for the first time in almost four months. Christie’s will offer seminal paintings by Adrian Ghenie and Cecily Brown as part of ONE: A Global Sale of the 20th Century on 10th July 2020. Recently, the largest ceremonial site in the UK has been discovered buried right next to Stonehenge.
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.
The-Egg-2016-oil-and-acrylic-on-canvas

Kudzanai-Violet Hwami, Art Miles Away From Home

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Kudzanai-Violet Hwami is one of the youngest emerging contemporary African artists. Her vivid work is deeply connected to issues surrounding diaspora, displacement and identity.
Shahzia Sikander. Photo: Courtesy of Shahzia Sikander

The Neo-Miniature Painting of Shahzia Sikander

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Shahzia Sikander is a Pakistani-American visual artist born in 1969 in Lahore, Pakistan. Sikander works with different media such as painting, printmaking, drawing, video, animation, installation, and performance.
David Altmejd. Photo: Courtesy of David Kordansky.

David Altmejd Talks from His Studio During the Quarantine, and Art News of the...

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Vincent Namatjira has become the first Indigenous artist to win Australia’s Archibald Prize for portraiture. The exhibition entitled “Philip Guston Now” is a retrospective of Philip Guston that has been postponed for three years...
Maebel, 2012. Photo: MoMA

Toyin Ojih Odutola Writes A Love Letter to Black Britain

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Toyin Ojih Odutola is a Nigerian-American contemporary visual artist known for her vivid multimedia drawings in various mediums, and these examine the reshaping of identity through a diverse range of sources and modes of story-telling.
School of Beauty, School of Culture, 2012. Photo: npr.org

Kerry James Marshall is En Vogue

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Kerry James Marshall takes his rightful place in the spotlight of American contemporary artists; his work is about challenging institutions that black artists can access. He is continually asking “what will it take to featured in museums and art history books”?