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Facebook’s “political” and “nudity”: Two stories about art censorship

For the sheer fun of it, I had created an image of President Donald Trump as a pastiche on Andy Warhol, a little “old Warhol-style.” It took me about …

Art

Motivated by ‘Rage and Hopelessness,’ Robert Longo Takes Aim at American Gun Violence in an Epic Work for Art Basel

Art World<p>The monumental sculpture at the fair's Unlimited section is made of 40,000 shell casings.<p>,<p>Although the photorealist virtuoso Robert Longo …

Guns

SPAR – Silk Peace Art Road – The new multi-year TFF project

Jan Oberg, Oberg PhotoGraphics, has been invited by the Global Art Affairs (GAA) Foundation and the European Cultural Center to exhibit at Palazzo …

Art

At Art Basel, Art Flourishes Outside and In

What’s more charming than a European town square in summer? The concept calls to mind fountains, gardens and cafe dining.<p>The Messeplatz in Basel, Switzerland, is a bit more utilitarian than that. It’s a small paved area sometimes used as a fairground, but it serves one of the core purposes of a …

Moving Targets

William Eggleston: Los Alamos<p>an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, February 14–May 28, 2018<p>Election Eve<p>by William …

Street Photography

SPAR – mit nye freds- og fotokunst-projekt

Takket være en meget overraskende invitation til – som kunstfotograf – at udstille i det fornemme Palazzo Mora i forbindelse med Venedig Biennalen …

SPAR – The “Silk Peace Art Road” Project

<i>Lund, Sweden – from March 10, 2018, and till today<br>Updated regularly as the project progresses<br>Last changed on July 6, 2018</i><p>Jan Oberg, Oberg …

Art

British Art Museum Banishes a Famed Pre-Raphaelite Fantasy Over Its Depiction of ‘Femme Fatale’ Nymphs

Art World<p>The gesture, part of a project by artist Sonia Boyce, has inspired fierce debate.<p>,<p>On Friday night, a JW Waterhouse painting of naked nymphs …

Chuck Close Is Accused of Harassment. Should His Artwork Carry an Asterisk?

When the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery was preparing the wall text in 2014 to accompany an image of the boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., the museum decided to note that Mr. Mayweather had been “charged with domestic violence on several occasions,” receiving “punishments ranging from community …

Vancouver Art Gallery

Bruce Conner <i><br>Bombhead</i>, 1989/2002<br>pigment on RC photo paper, acrylic<br>Private Collection<br>© Estate of Bruce Conner/SODRAC (2018)<p>Nancy Spero <i><br>Bomb and Victims</i>, …

Art Galleries

Utah Elementary School Fires Art Teacher for Showing Students ‘Pornographic’ Paintings

Art World<p>A parent called police after discovering that a teacher showed nude paintings by the likes of Modigliani and Ingres during an art history …

Here Are the Absolute Worst Artworks We Saw Around the World in 2017

Exhibitions<p>From Damien Hirst's Venice debacle to a misguided documenta 14 performance, here are the 2017 works we wish we could forget.<p>,<p><b>WORST👎 ART</b> …

State Street Global Advisors

Miniature Paintings on Tea Bags by Ruby Silvious | Colossal

<p>Some of us may give our used tea bags a second life by squeezing an extra steep out of them, but Ruby Silvious takes things a step further by using …

More Figures from Classical Paintings Imagined as Part of Modern-Day Life in Kiev by Alexey Kondakov | Colossal

<p>Ukranian artist Alexey Kondakov continues his ongoing digital collage project “Art History in Contemporary Life” (previously) with these latest …

Art

Do We All See the Woman Holding an iPhone in This 1860 Painting?

A closer look at “The Expected One,” a painting by 19th century Austrian artist Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller.<p><b>This story is part of DOUBLE TAKES, a Motherboard meditation on the tech-time continuum that reinterprets old art through the lens of modern digital anxieties.</b><p>Peter Russell and his partner …

A New Report on Global Billionaires Confirms the Growing Art-Buying Power of Asia’s New Mega-Rich

Analysis<p>The art market follows the money as the number of China's mega-rich increased by 25 percent to overtake US for the first time.<p>,<p>Billionaires …

Fine Art

Andreas Gursky review – a world in dizzying high definition

Gursky's metaphor is the idea that everything is happening all at once all over the world to an incomprehensible degree<p>Too good to be true: that is the art of the German photographer Andreas Gursky. His monumental pictures of our world – magnificently orchestrated, gorgeous in their super-saturated …

‘I Can Spend Three Full Days Online’: Njideka Akunyili Crosby on the Photo-Collage Paintings That Made Her a MacArthur ‘Genius’

Art World<p>A chance encounter with cadmium red spurred this masterful diptych.<p>,<p>Already on a dramatic career rise in the six years since Njideka …

Yes, Black Women Made Abstract Art Too, as a Resounding New Show Makes Clear

Exhibitions<p>The show is a logical complement to the recent "We Wanted a Revolution."<p>,<p>Earlier this year, “We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, …

Age of Terror: Art since 9/11

The exhibition explores four key themes: artists’ direct or immediate responses to the events of 9/11, issues of state surveillance and security, our …

Art

At 88, Claes Oldenburg Debuts His First New Work in 12 Years—and It’s a Tiny Gift to His Fans

Exhibitions<p>The diminutive new sculptures nod to seminal works from the artist's past.<p>,<p>The Pop art pioneer Claes Oldenburg hasn’t shown a new body of …

Art

Want to Understand the Art World? Follow These 12 Influencers on Instagram

Art World<p>Adrian Cheng, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Nancy Spector, and other international tastemakers let followers inside their day-to-day lives.<p>,<p>Savvy …

Social Media

West Bund becoming the face of contemporary art

Ti Gong<p>Ti Gong<p>The end is the beginning.<p>Shortly after the close of the 4th West Bund Art & Design in mid-November, Zhou Tiehai and his team got …

Art

Intuition at the Palazzo Fortuny

How has intuition shaped art through history, around the globe? That was the key question behind the aptly titled Intuition, the sixth and final …

Why Would Anyone Pay $450 Million for the ‘Salvator Mundi’? Because They’re Not Buying the Painting

Analysis<p>An attempt to psychoanalyze the buyer of Leonardo da Vinci's 'Salvator Mundi.'<p>,<p>Every May and November, many around the art world wonder …

La Biennale 2017 in Venezia A longer version of the previous one which broke, sorry #labiennale #venicebiennale #venice #veniceitaly #biennale #biennalearte2017 #venezia #venezia❤️ #veneziabiennale

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