At ARCOmadrid, opportunity meets Iberian indulgence. The fair opens to professionals on Wednesday and to the mass public on Friday. See what everyone's talking about!
ArtSlant's ARCOmadrid Special Edition arrives in your inbox on Wednesday, featuring a sneak preview of gallery offerings, particularly this year's #FocusFinland.
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It Was For the Children
Photo of Simon Metke, 33, by Jana G. Pruden via Edmonton Journal
Edmonton resident and small time weed dealer Simon Metke had no idea he was in possession of a stolen ancient Persian artifact valued at $1.2 million, so just chill out. Canadian officials raided Metke’s apartment late last month, and (according to the Edmonton Journal) Metke was just sort of like, woah, “What the heck is going on?”
“There’s like 20 RCMP officers flooding my... [more]
"....... Guru Josh is one of those naif Artists that come along very rarely, with the right exposure his totally original Art would take the world by storm ....."
Marjorie Althorpe Guyton, Turner prize judge, world respected Art critic, director of visual Arts , The British Arts council ( responsible for discovering Damien Hurst & Tracy Emin to name but a few).
".......Truly gifted and one to watch, pulsating with pigment life and passion in 3 dimensions, this has never be... [more]
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Google's Doodle is really gay
To coincide with the opening of the Sochi Games today, Google protested Russia’s anti-gay “propaganda” laws through its Google Doodle, a rainbow banner with bobsledders, snowboarders, and figure skaters.
In addition to the doodle, Google quotes the Olympic Charter's anti-discrimination clause. This, apparently, not only to imply that Russia is not acting in the spirit of the Olympics, but also so that we don’t confuse it as simply an... [more]
Rene Ricard for Vice Fashion in 2009, photo by Mirabelle Marden.
Beloved poet, writer, artist, and art critic Rene Ricard passed away Sunday at the age of 67. Ricard was an incredibly influential force in the art movements coming out of New York City during the 70s, 80s, and 90s, counting Andy Warhol, Robert Hawkins, and Keith Haring among his colleagues and friends.
A teenage runaway, Ricard fled his hometown of Acushnet, Massachusetts for Boston and later New York in the late 60s, immersi... [more]
ISI isi Art Group Exhibition 2014
Gallery Kemang 58
Jl.Kemang Raya No 58
Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia
Open for Public Thursday 20 February 2014 (10.00 AM)
Exhibition will be held until 16 March 2014 (9.00 PM)
Is cross generations art group exhibit which around 140 artists contribute whith their various style from Soetopo ASRI 1950, Joko Pekik ASRI 1958 until Agus TBR ISI 1999 and Rato Tanggela ISI 2008, from Kartika Affandi University Tagore, Shantiniketan, India 1950, Tri Nawang Wulan AS... [more]
Seattle wager (left): Sound of Waves by Kako Tsuji. Denver wager (right): Bronco Buster by Frederic Remington.
If you haven’t heard, that annual all-powerful, awe-inspiring, inescapable media spectacle that is the Super Bowl is happening tomorrow. There’s also going to be a football game.
To add to the suspense, the directors of the Denver Art Museum and the Seattle Art Museum decided to place bets on the game with pieces from their collections. Their wager: if the Broncos win, the Seattle A... [more]
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The pen may be mightier than the sword, but it ain't a shield. A drunken debate between a poet and a prose writer turned tragic last week when the poet knifed the prosateur to death. The 53-year-old former teacher and poet has already confessed to stabbing his friend in his apartment in Sverdlovsk after the friend said only prose was real literature. The man faces up to 15 years in prison.
This isn’t the first time philosophical debates... [more]
At ARCOmadrid, opportunity meets Iberian indulgence. The 33rd edition of Spain’s most influential art fair returns this February to the Feria de Madrid, gathering more than 200 galleries from Europe and the Americas. Why are so many international collectors, museum directors, curators, and art professionals attracted to the fair? It could be ARCO’s Professional Forums. Or perhaps they’re drawn to Madrid’s incredible museums, mouthwatering cuisine, and signature all-... [more]