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What was on the turntable in Jean-Michel Basquiat’s studio? The answer is crucial to understanding his work.

Source Feed: NYT > Arts
Categories: art, music, basquiat, jean-michel, barbican center, basquiat: boom for real (exhibit), nairne, eleanor, london (england)

"MoDo: You love embroidering rude cushions with bawdy language and giving them to your famous friends. JuDe: I used to do that a lot, but my eyesight doesn't let me anymore. I found someone to make the cushions for me."

Source Feed: ArtsJournal
Categories: people, 09.21.17


"The genial architect in wire-rimmed glasses planned and designed soccer stadiums in Qatar, sweeping roadways in China and entire cities in Algeria, and in a five-decade career was described as one of the finest urban planners in Germany. For all the acclaim, he received few commissions in the German capital. Clients, he said, probably feared […]

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Categories: people, 09.21.17

"The provocative image of dancer Vanesa Garcia-Ribala Montoya striking a pose, covered in blood with a nail through her foot, was chosen to advertise [Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal's] performance of Stabat Mater, set to a score by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi."

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Categories: dance, 09.21.17


Performances of the new biographical work were abruptly called off just a couple of days before the scheduled premiere on July 11 - allegedly, though not officially, because the piece would have violated Russia's notorious anti-gay "propaganda" law. Meanwhile, the ballet's creator, avant-garde stage director Kirill Serebrennikov, is under house arrest on unrelated charges, and […]

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Categories: dance, 09.22.17

"The former McKinsey management consultant [Cressida Pollock] took over running of the crisis-hit company in September 2015 after Arts Council England placed it in special measures and demanded the recruitment of a leader who would turn the business around.

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Categories: music, 09.21.17

Houck's photographs will be on view at the gallery's Art Basel Miami Beach booth in December. Read More

Source Feed: ARTnews
Categories: market, news, the talent, john houck, marianne boesky gallery



As part of the art extravaganza “Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA,” an exhibition focuses on Walt Disney’s trip to South America.

Source Feed: NYT > Arts
Categories: art, disney, walt, los angeles (calif), latin america, pacific standard time: la/la

Editor Diep Tran: "This year, when I finished calculating the ... list for 2017-18, and saw who was at the top, I let out a laugh. 'Of course!' I exclaimed. I was not surprised by the name at the top; she had been on it last year, at No. 2, just under August Wilson. It […]

Source Feed: ArtsJournal
Categories: audience, theatre, 09.21.17

The mayor of the German city of Kassel, which hosts and helps fund Documenta, acknowledged that this year's unprecedented €7 million deficit was the result of extending the show to Athens. (This was the first time Documenta had taken place in any other city.) Even so, the organizers argued that, with total attendance of more […]

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Categories: audience, visual, 09.21.17



How the playwright James Graham and the actor Bertie Carvel give the media mogul a fair hearing in a play that takes a hard look at populism and the press.

Source Feed: NYT > Arts
Categories: theater, news and news media, ink (play), murdoch, rupert, sun, the (british newspaper), graham, james (1982- ), carvel, bertie


In Latin American Los Angeles, bridges soar, walls fall. A grand exchange beckons the art traveler to “Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.”

Source Feed: NYT > Arts
Categories: art, museums, latin america, getty foundation, pacific standard time: la/la, los angeles (calif), chicano civil rights movement, mexico, immigration and emigration, mexican-americans






For most of the 2010s, Nashville was dominated by the masculinity of bro country. But now the pendulum has swung to the other side: Meet the country gentleman.

Source Feed: NYT > Arts
Categories: country music, hunt, sam (1984- ), shelton, blake, thomas rhett, brett young, gender

For his documentary “The Force,” Peter Nicks tracked the crisis-riddled department for two years.

Source Feed: NYT > Arts
Categories: documentary films and programs, the force (movie), nicks, peter, police brutality, misconduct and shootings, police department (oakland, calif), whent, sean, oakland (calif)





ROME (AFP).- Italy’s Culture Minister Dario Franceschini Saturday called for a US guns dealer to withdraw an advertisement using an image of Michelangelo’s David — but with the famed statue holding a bolt-action rifle. “The image of David, armed, offends and infringes the law. We will take action against the American company so that it immediately withdraws its (advertising) campaign,” Franceschini tweeted in the afternoon. His comments come after the Historical Heritage and Fine Arts Board in...

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Categories: arts policy

LONG BEACH, CA.- The Long Beach Museum of Art debuted 41 newly acquired art works in its latest exhibition entitled Enriching and Engaging – Selected Recent Acquisitions. The exhibition runs from March 7, 2014 – June 15, 2014. Among the artists featured in the exhibition are Keith Haring, Claire Falkenstein, and Rafael Soriano, the renowned Cuban artist whose work Añoranza Idealizada is being displayed for the first time. In addition, the Museum is the first institution in California to have a...

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Categories: art events & exhibitions

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SHANGHAI.- Like Buddhist pilgrims who trek across vast terrain in search of enlightenment, artists Chen Linggang and Liang Weiyuan find meaningful insight through process. Between the Lines: Reading Chen Linggang and Liang Weiyuan presents contemporary works on canvas that express creation and contemplation, transcending legibility to fuel interpretation and introspection. The works contain an innate sense of inquisitive calm, marking traces of the artists’ hands and minds while inspiring...

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Categories: art events & exhibitions

OLD WESTBURY, NY.- The Amelie A. Wallace Gallery at SUNY College at Old Westbury is presenting Body Conscious, a group exhibition by nine internationally acclaimed artists with diverse and exciting practices. Body Conscious seeks to explore the way artists have addressed female body image in contemporary art. By tackling anorexia, dieting, obesity, etc., each of these artists attempts to articulate the Western obsession with the size of women’s body. According to the National Eating Disorders...

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Categories: photography

DALLAS, TX.- The Amon Carter Museum of American Art, the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Nasher Sculpture Center announced that together these three North Texas museums are adding more than a combined 1,700 high-resolution works of art to the Google Art Project. The Art Project allows online visitors to explore the museums’ paintings, sculptures, and other objects virtually. Highlights from the 1,200 images submitted by the Amon Carter showcase work by some of the greatest names in American art,...

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Categories: museums & galleries

OTTAWA.- The artists’ collective BGL, composed of Jasmin Bilodeau, Sébastien Giguère and Nicolas Laverdière, will represent Canada at the prestigious 56th International Art exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, in Italy in 2015. The selection was announced by the National Gallery of Canadaon behalf of a jury of leading experts in contemporary Canadian art. The Venice Biennale is among the most prestigious contemporary art events in the world, and the only international visual arts exhibition to...

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LONDON.- Sotheby’s S|2 will present This Side of Paradise curated by Jane Neal, a leading expert on the contemporary art scene in Central and Eastern Europe and a celebrated curator. Featuring some of the most important contemporary painters working in the figurative tradition, This Side of Paradise offers a privileged view of artists who rather than follow the trajectory set by American Abstraction and Pop Art that dominated the latter half of the twentieth century, have instead committed to...

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Categories: art events & exhibitions

SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- Los Angeles-based artist Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon works in sound, installation and sculpture. Gordon investigates sonic and architectural applications of cybernetic systems in the 20th and 21st centuries to technological design, from anechoic chambers to the military’s use of Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) speakers. Reverse engineering those implements of social control, often through the use of audio and spatial feedback systems that manipulate the visitor’s senses; the...

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GENESO, NY.- On March 29th, Cottone Auctions will be holding their annual Winter Fine Art and Antiques Auction offering 500+ lots in Cottone’s 6000 square foot gallery at 120 Court Street, Geneseo, NY. This important estate auction will include original paintings by noted listed artists, several Tiffany lamps, silver, sculpture, Asian art, antiquities, art glass, Oriental rugs and period furniture. Internet bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com (formerly...

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Categories: art market

ROSLYN HARBOR, NY.- The first garden was Eden —a setting of flowers and plants for the creation of our world and mankind. Ever since, we have cultivated gardens simply for their beauty or for the sustenance they provide as food. Flowers have served as inspiration for painters and poets from time immemorial. From the mundane to the exquisite, flowers enhance every facet of our lives. Their physical expression may be found in gardens and outdoor parties of every kind, from the [...]

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Works by renowned Australian artists Gordon Bennett and Susan Norrie have gone on display at Tate Modern for the first time. They are among ten works of art which have now been jointly acquired by Tate and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) in Sydney. The partnership, launched in 2015, is made possible through a $2.75 million corporate gift from Qantas and enables both museums to expand their collections each year, bringing the work of Australian artists to new global audiences....

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Categories: news

Marian Goodman Gallery New York is presenting an exhibition of new sculpture by Tony Cragg on view through Saturday, October 14th, 2017. One of the world’s most distinguished contemporary sculptors, the past two years brought several important solo presentations of Cragg’s work to Europe including The Hermitage in St. Petersburg and a major career retrospective, Parts of the World at the Von der Heydt Museum in Germany, in 2016. A comprehensive exhibition was held at the Luxemburg Modern Art...

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Categories: news

Fontana’s “Spatial Environments” are considered the most innovative outcome of the theories about space that Lucio Fontana first expressed in his Manifiesto Blanco of 1946. Here and in later manifestos, he described a new form of visual representation linked to space and time, which would move past the classic materials of sculpture and painting and employ modern technology to create “artificial forms, rainbows of wonder, words written in light” (Lucio Fontana, Spaziali, 1947 in Lucio Fontana,...

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The Dutch artist Rineke Dijkstra (b. 1959) gained international recognition more than 20 years ago with her Beach Portrait series. Her subject’s expressions are powerful, insistent and they leave a lasting and profound impression on the viewer. Dijkstra photographs people in their natural environment but at the same time the composition of the photograph isolates them from their surroundings. By concentrating on the subject’s posture, gaze and gestures, Dijkstra’s observations result in...

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Basquiat: Boom for Real is the first large-scale exhibition in the UK of the work of American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960­-1988). One of the most significant painters of the 20th century, Basquiat came of age in the late 1970s in the post-punk underground art scene in downtown New York. By 1982, he had gained international recognition and was the youngest ever artist to participate in Documenta 7 in Kassel. His vibrant, raw imagery, abounding with fragments of bold capitalised text,...

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Categories: news

The Tina Turner Museum at Flagg Grove School and the Tennessee State Museum announced the generous gift of apparel from the internationally-acclaimed entertainer Tina Turner. This iconic look selected for an album promo shoot will be added to the collection of the State Museum and exhibited in the new museum opening in the fall of 2018. In a ceremony held on September 19 at the Tina Turner Museum at Flagg Grove School in Brownsville, TN, officials from Tennessee State joined Tina Turner’s...

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Categories: news

On Thursday, September 28, Freeman’s will host its Fall 2017 Books, Maps & Manuscripts auction. Though encompassing notable material from a range of collecting genres, the sale is highlighted by a fresh-to-the-market example of what is generally considered to have been the first American atlas: Charts of the Coast of America from Cape Breton to the Entrance of the Gulph of Mexico, published and sold by Matthew Clark and Osgood Carleton in Boston between 1789 and 1790. Tradition holds that this...

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They should have vanished a century ago after Russia's October Revolution, melted down with the rest of a solid silver tableware set by Faberge, Imperial Russia's legendary jeweller. And yet, two knives from the collection have just resurfaced in Poland. After the 1917 revolution deposed Tsar Nicolas II, the Bolshevik-ruled Russia that emerged needed money to wage war and consolidate its power. To this end, the valuable possessions of pre-revolutionary elites, including the tsar, aristocratic...

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To officially open its new collection displays and to launch its three-year programme of exploration and transformation, the Van Abbemuseum is holding three days of activities, workshops and celebrations from 21 to 23 September 2017. Together with L'Internationale, a confederation of six modern and contemporary art institutions, the Van Abbemuseum is working to demodernise the museum, rearrange its permanent collections and alter the course of the museological canon. It announced the launch of...

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Michael Werner Gallery, London is presenting an exhibition of new works by Enrico David. David’s work encompasses painting, sculpture, textiles and installation with the act of drawing being key to his exploration of form. Mining a space between figuration and abstraction, the artist consistently returns to the body as a point of departure, exploring the human figure as a metaphor for transformation. The sense of metamorphosis that pervades these forms through allusions to cocoons and...

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