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Art or Not? Belly Buttons  
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10/24/14 Posted 10/24/14

Art or Not? One of the pictures described below is a genuine art work: every Friday the ArtSlant team asks our discerning readers to indulge in a game of spot the difference. The answer will be revealed on our social media on Monday: Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram. #1 "Installations of miniature sculptures constructed with materials such as collected dust particles, polymer clay, and dead insects satirize the contemporary condition of individuals trapped in the world of their own making. For his rec... [more]

20141020124553-paul-horner-is-banksy Internet Fooled AGAIN by Banksy Arrest Hoax  
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10/20/14 Posted 10/20/14

Banksy is trending this morning as a fake article emerged with news of his arrest in Watford, Hertfordshire, by the London Metropolitan Police. Reports and images from fake news website National Report stated that Banksy's real identity had been revealed as Paul Horner, a 35-year-old male from Liverpool. His identity had apparently been confirmed by his PR, Jo Brooks. The arrest of the ubiquitously famous graffiti artist—who has remained anonymous for his entire career—was attribut... [more]

20141020160106-aga_khan_museum_in_toronto_-_entrance-1 North America's First Museum of Islamic Art  
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10/20/14 Posted 10/20/14

via The first Islamic museum in North America has opened to the public. Located in Toronto, the The Aga Khan museum was established by His Highness Prince Karim, also known as the fourth Aga Khan. The museum hopes to highlight Islamic work in the art world, but also in the realms of science and intellectual discussion. The museum houses objects collected by the Aga Khan’s family. According to the museum’s official website, this collection includes objects dating back from the... [more]

20141006094312-10556355_10203544800114283_6073497826466136514_n Out of disasters' darkness, bright, hopeful color  
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Petronio Bendito at Art Museum of Greater Lafayette May 9th - September 7th
Posted 10/6/14

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Salesroom Artist: Anna Kefaloyianni  
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10/4/14 Posted 10/4/14

(Image: Anna Kefaloyianni, white flowers, 2008, oil on canvas, 56,3 x 32,3 x 2 inches; © Anna Kefaloyianni) Anna Kefaloyianni (b. Crete, Greece) I find inspiration in nature. l like to analyse and compose my landscapes in order to get the desired result. The actual process might take a lot of time, but it is the act of painting that I enjoy the most. The idea of nature is portrayed sometimes pale and sensitive, sometimes intense and dynamic, in conjunction with all the spectra o... [more]

Deputy Mayor Declares Paris "World Capital of Street Art" for Nuit Blanche 2014  
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10/4/14 Posted 10/4/14

HeHe, Radiant Tree, Nuit blanche 2014 © HeHe Nuit Blanche, Paris’s annual night-long celebration of art, music, and light, kicks off tonight at 8pm and runs until 7am Sunday morning. Each arrondissement offers its own attractions, from light art installations to public performances, and roving bands of art watchers wander around the city of lights in search of the glow of projections, late night gallery openings, and the strains of music. This year is unique in that it highlights... [more]

20140926122958-piu PIU' ARTE PER TUTTI  
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Lisa Batacchi, Raffaello Becucci, Lapo Binazzi (UFO), Giancarlo Norese, Claudio Parrini at Empoli ITALY October 4th - October 5th
Posted 9/26/14

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Forgotten time capsule found in Boston lion sculpture  
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9/25/14 Posted 9/25/14

via Wikimedia Commons When copper statues of a gold lion and silver unicorn were installed above Boston's Old State House in 1901, the majestic creatures weren’t the only objects left for posterity. Inside the lion’s head was a sealed copper box filled with “things that will prove interesting when the box is opened many years hence,” wrote The Boston Globe at the time. The future is now. Earlier this month the lion and unicorn sculptures—emblems representing the b... [more]

20140905154113-kunstadt_psalmsoldtestament Artists Creat Works from Cut Paper at Joseloff Gallery  
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Tauba Auerbach, Jaq Belcher, Doug Beube, Su Blackwell, Sang-ah Choi, Beatrice Coron, Andrea Dezsö, Lesley Dill, Olafur Eliasson, Adam Fowler, Mark Fox, Christopher Gilmour, Red Grooms, Valerie Hammond, Julene Harrison, Andrew Hayes, Carole P. Kunstadt, Guy Laramee, Simone Lourenço, Max Marek, Elsa Mora, Nicole Morello, Claes Oldenburg, Mia Pearlman, Dieter Roth, Rob Ryan, Andy Singleton, Aki Sogabe, Jen Stark, Andrew Sutherland, Richard Sweeney, Sarah Sze, Randal Thurston, Lane Twitchell, Kako Ueda, Crystal Wagner, Letha Wilson at Joseloff Gallery September 9th - October 26th
Posted 9/22/14

Susan Dunne, Hartford Courant, Entertainment, September 22, 2014 "It takes a true artist to create jaw-dropping art from cut up paper." http://www.courant.com/entertainment/museums-galleries/hc-joseloff-paper-0919-20140922-story.html [more]

The Modernist House That’s Fighting for Its Life on Twitter  
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9/12/14 Posted 9/12/14

Its neighbors are trying to demolish it, but this modernist house in Raleigh, North Carolina is waging its own war... on Twitter Tweet thy neighbor as you would have her tweet you… unless she’s Gail Wiesner. Oakwood Modern House, the fun loving, Craftsman-style referencing, side-facing-front-door-having dream home of Architect/Owner Louis Cherry and his wife Marsha Gordon, has been fighting a now year-old existential battle with its traditionalist neighbor Gail Wiesner, who’... [more]

20140911121302-seoulpostcardfront Reverberations: Contemporary Abstractions by Adel Gorgy, Miyako Aoki, and Marsha Solomon - Review by Mary Gregory  
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Miyako Aoki, Adel Gorgy, Marsha Solomon at Able Fine Art NY Gallery, Seoul, Korea September 10th - September 23rd
Posted 9/11/14

Reverberations: Contemporary Abstractions on view at Able Fine Art NY Gallery in Seoul presents the work of three accomplished international artists. Adel Gorgy, Miyako Aoki and Marsha Solomon are masters of abstraction, yet each possesses a unique vision and voice. When seen together, it is clear that the voices speak to one another. There is a sense of accord, through the shared language of non-representational art. A musical note, a drop of water, a memory - all of these are sources and exp... [more]

20140907184545-daniel_alselmi_1958_28x28_2013 Exceptional show of Daniel Anselmi's work  
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Daniel Anselmi at Carver Hill Gallery September 5th - October 1st
Posted 9/8/14

Carver Hill has opened up their well-lit space with some clever structural changes and interior colours, and Daniel Anselmi's art appears all the stronger for the gallery giving over its entire space to this exhibition; a delightful surprise for the visitor and a clever way of creating a journey through the paintings, collages, and assemblages on the first floor, towards the Monhegan Island Series of monotypes on the second floor. The work in the lower gallery feels like the vibrant big brot... [more]

20140905173811-katie_paterson_mg_0183 The Margaret Atwood Book You'll Never Get to Read  
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9/5/14 Posted 9/5/14

Word of Scottish artist Katie Paterson’s Future Library made the rounds this summer when the artist launched her 100-year-long project to build a library literally from the forest floor up. Future Library is back in the news again after it was announced this week that the first author to contribute a new work to the library will be none other than Man Booker Prize winner Margaret Atwood. Paterson is known to think big—on a geological or even astronomical scale. She embedded a cell p... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Gregg Simpson  
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9/3/14 Posted 9/3/14

(Image: Gregg Simpson, Coast Pattern 2, 2008, oil on linen, 16 x 20 x 2 inches; © Gregg Simpson) Gregg Simpson (b. 1947, Ottawa, Ontario) I grew up in the rainforest environment of the west coast. I work in the tradition of abstract surrealism. My paintings and drawings combine automatism with elements of landscape and the figure. They are improvised from simple charcoal outlines and then combined with the direct application of paint onto raw canvas. The meaning of the forms changes with ea... [more]

20140709005315-kunstadt_sacredpoemlxi INSPIRE ME! A & O Artist of the Month for September 2014  
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Carole P. Kunstadt at Charter Oak Cultural Center, Hartford, CT September 8th - October 10th
Posted 9/6/14

Blog Interview and Spotlight by Tahlib, Alpha Omega Arts News, Art News on the Religious Imagination: http://alphaomegaarts.blogspot.com/2014/09/inspire-me-carole-p-kunstadt-artist-of.html [more]

Salesroom Artist: Anca E. Jitariu  
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8/28/14 Posted 8/28/14

(Image: Anca E. Jitariu, "Reflections of Spring", 2012, acrylics on stretched canvas, 27.6 x 27.6 inches - 1 inch deep; © Anca E. Jitariu) Anca E. Jitariu (b. 1986, Gura Humorului) Anca Elena Jitariu is native to Gura Humorului, a small mountain resort in Bucovina, Romania. In 2005 she graduated from Ciprian Porumbescu Art School, Suceava with a license in easel painting and after that she completed her studies from the National University of Art, Bucharest with an M.A in mural arts.... [more]


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