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The Tel Aviv Art Fair with Social Reach  
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11/3/14 Posted 11/3/14

Fresh Paint 7, Israel's largest contemporary art fair, which attracts more than 30,000 visitors annually, open tonight. The fair brings together the major forces of culture in the country, from galleries and institutions to established artists and curators working both locally and globally. While its exhibition model generally resembles those of other commerical art fairs—with their commercial motives, thematic sectors, and programming iniatives such as the Artists' Greenhouse, which presen... [more]

Art or Not?  
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10/29/14 Posted 10/29/14

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. This week's theme is: old school parties. #1 "Internationally known for his exceptional talent in combining a unique hyper-realistic aesthetic with profound social messages. His photography career began in the 1980s when he first showed his artwork in New York City gallerie... [more]

BBC to Broadcast "The Art That Hitler Hated"  
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10/29/14 Posted 10/29/14

In 2012, Bavarian Police raided a pensioner's apartment in Munich. There, they discovered 1,000 paintings by artists such as Klee, Chagall, Monet, Picasso, and Matisse—painting missing since the Nazi era, when many significant works were looted from Jewish homes with the intention of relocating them for display in Hitler's Führermuseum: a super-museum of Ayran approved art, with a wing dedicated to the infamous "degenerate art,"­ abhorred by Hitler. The artworks were kept hidden f... [more]

HBO Releases First Sneak Peek from Banksy Does New York  
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10/28/14 Posted 10/28/14

To promote the release of their user-generated Banksy documentary, Banksy Does New York, HBO will release one short clip from the film on YouTube everyday this week leading up to its premiere on HBO Go this Friday, October 31. However, each video will only be available from HBO for 24 hours. How's that for hype? The documentary from filmmaker Chris Moukarbel follows the iconic street artist's 31-day New York Residency, Better Out Than In, through crowd-sourced footage captured by eyewitnesses... [more]

Art Historian Claims to Have Found Lost Caravaggio Masterpiece  
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10/27/14 Posted 10/27/14

The lost Mary Magdalene in Ecstasy (1606) identified by Caravaggio expert in undisclosed private European collection via Mina Gregori, one of Italy's most prominent Caravaggio experts, says she's absolutely certain about the authenticity of the Baroque master's lost Mary Magdalene in Ecstasy, which he had with him when he died in 1610, the Guardian reports. The 15th-century painting, known to art historians for centuries but never found, was identified by Gregori, president of the Roberto Longhi F... [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, 2014 - September 7th, 2014
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, 2014 - October 5th, 2014
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, 2014 - October 26th, 2014
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]

20141124091324-renata_jaworska7 Eine Explosion wie von 30 Atombomben  
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Renata Jaworska at Städtisches Museum Engen + Galerie September 26th, 2014 - November 9th, 2014
Posted 11/24/14

Zeitgeschehen in Malerei festgehalten In der kommenden Woche eröffnet die Ausstellung: „Eine Explosion wie von 30 Atombomben“ von Renata Jaworska im Forum Regional in Engen. Am Donnerstag, 25. September, wird um 19.30 Uhr die Ausstellung „Eine Explosion wie von 30 Atombomben“ von der Künstlerin Renata Jaworska im Forum Regional des Städtischen Museums Engen und Galerie eröffnet. Die Künstlerin wird selbst in ihre Arbeit einführen. Die Ausstellung ist laut Mitteilung der Stadt Engen bis 9.... [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, 2014 - September 23rd, 2014
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]


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