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Titus Kaphar's Portrait of Ferguson Protesters for TIME's "Person of the Year" Issue  
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12/18/14 Posted 12/18/14

Titus Kaphar, Yet Another Fight for Remembrance, 2014, Oil on canvas, 4 x 5 feet; Commissioned by TIME Magazine / Courtesy of the artist and TIME On December 10, TIME released their annual "Person of the Year" issue. This year the magazine honored collective efforts over individuals, with two of the top spots going to Ebola Fighters and the Ferguson Protesters and Activists, respectively. In November, TIME commissioned the New Haven/New York-based artist Titus Kaphar to create a painting o... [more]

Today's Illegible Google Doodle Honors Wassily Kandinsky  
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12/16/14 Posted 12/16/14

We love a good Google Doodle art tribute, so we were psyched to find that today's Google Doodle honors the seminal Russian abstract painter Wassily Kandinsky on what would be his 148th birthday. We've been staring at the Google homepage, trying to parse out distinct letters from this particularly nebulous Doodle, which appears to rework many elements from the artist's Komposition VIII from 1923 (see below). The stylized logo is pretty much illegible, but we think this is a perfect Google tribut... [more]

ArtSlant Presents Philippa's Page 3 Pin-Ups  
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12/8/14 Posted 12/8/14

Selected by London-based writer Philippa Snow, ArtSlant's Page 3 Pin-Ups is an acerbic take on the topless tabloid muse. The new weekly series is inspired by Playboy’s Playmates, Page Three, and Letters To Penthouse: for anyone who’s ever muttered the phrase “fuck contemporary art” and really meant it. Dear Artslant Letters—I never thought the guys and girls who write to you were for real, or that anything like this would ever happen to me, but boy, was I wrong! About three months ago, I was on the banks of the Seine wh... [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]

20141124091324-renata_jaworska7 Eine Explosion wie von 30 Atombomben  
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Renata Jaworska at Städtisches Museum Engen + Galerie September 26th - November 9th
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]

20140514121057-invitation_krakow-1 Solo exhibition of the Ukrainian contemporary artist Vladimir Domchuk “Chartreuse : 7 Stars – All Inclusive”  
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Vladimir Domchuk at Benedictine Institute of Culture Benedictine Abbey in Tyniec, Krakow, Poland May 10th - July 26th
Posted 5/14/14

On the 09th of May, 2014 the Benedictine Institute of Culture, Benedictine Abbey in Tyniec will open doors for the inauguration ceremony of solo exhibition by Ukrainian contemporary artist Volodymyr Domchuk, titled “Chartreuse : 7 Stars – All Inclusive”. The “Chartreuse …” series revises contemplations of what is viewed as a ‘creative space’ surrounding us that, in author’s opinion, has not changed during the last several centuries. Thr... [more]

Beloved "Body Conscious" Maria Lassnig Passes Away at 94  
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5/8/14 Posted 5/8/14

photo via Famed artist, "body awareness" theorist, and Austria's "Grand Dame of painting" Maria Lassnig passed away earlier this week in Vienna at the age of 94. Lassnig, born in Austria in 1919, attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna during World War II and is known for her brushy paint strokes and brutal subject matter. Lassnig used painting to explore the human body and psyche, illustrating a critical and sometimes gruesome subjectivity. She herself was often the object of her critical eye. Her l... [more]

20140313014942-kunstsammlung_k20_malewitsch_01 A Symbol of a Future World  
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Wassily Kandinsky, Kasimir Malevich, Piet Mondrian at K20 GRABBEPLATZ April 5th - July 6th
Posted 4/9/14

White is the first thing that strikes one entering the Infinite White Abyss at K20 Grabbeplatz. Not necessarily Kandinsky’s white, although his masterpiece greets the visitor, but rather the white of the exhibition space itself, an island of haute-design white floating in the middle of a black gallery cube. Also, watch your step – the white space is necessarily and symbolically raised just 3 cm above floor level and that edge is (perhaps also symbolically) unmarked. Falling unwarned... [more]

20140305145226-invitation_front KNN TV of Busan visits the exhibition  
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Gaby Berglund Cardenas at Soohoh Rom Busan, South Korea March 17th - March 29th
Posted 3/29/14

It starts at minute 33:50. Here's the link: http://v.knn.co.kr/watch.php?v=HSZBVPSA [more]

20130906172439-martin_danae_web Knox Martin Shines at LGTripp Gallery | Philadelphia - review by Cary Knox  
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Knox Martin at LGTripp Gallery September 13th, 2013 - October 26th, 2013
Posted 4/10/14

Knox Martin Shines at LGTripp Gallery | Philadelphia In a theater in the Old City neighborhood of Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon, we gathered shoulder-to-shoulder and to standing-room only capacity, to hear Knox Martin talk art. A true privilege to listen to the master artist, Knox enlightened us about the significance of 17th-century Dutch painters and placed their authority firmly in the history of art. He gifted us with the knowledge of Joan Miró, influenced by the Du... [more]


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