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Beyond Borders

By Daniel Grant International demand for contemporary art from the Middle East is rapidly expanding  NEW YORK—The market for contemporary art from a wide range of Middle Eastern countries has been rapidly expanding in recent years, both in concentrated regions there as well as in the U.S. and Europe. The growing ranks of commercially successful […]

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Barnes Foundation to Open New Building on May 19

After successfully raising more than $200 million through its capital campaign and surpassing 10,000 members, the Barnes Foundation officially announced today the much-anticipated opening date of its Philadelphia campus is May 19, 2012. The facility on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway will be the new home of the Barnes art collection and art education programs. PNC […]

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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum to Reopen January 19

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum has been undergoing a facelift for nine weeks this winter to complete the final stages of construction and preservation work in order to prepare for the opening of the new Renzo Pianodesigned wing and the restored Tapestry Room. The brief closure period began on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 and will […]

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SOUTHERN COMFORTS

By Daniel Grant NEW YORK—On Nov. 17, a sale of American art at Swann Galleries set a new record for a work by social realist painter Robert Gwathmey, famous for his depictions of African-American life in the rural South. Prologue II, 1962, an oil on canvas, sold for $72,000, meeting the $60,000/90,000 estimate. The previous […]

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Aussie artist Meggs is set to release a new print via 1xRUN.

“King For A Day” Giclee print on 330gsm 100% archival cotton paper. Dimensions: 12″ x 12″ Signed & Numbered Edition of 50 Price: $40 + Shipping Available from Thursday 12th January @ 5pm (UK). http://1xrun.com/runs/King_For_A_Day MEGGS ARTIST BIO Initially recognized for his multi-layer street stencils and posters, Meggs has become a well respected member of […]

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The Pranksters Prevail

Street Artists are creating a new benchmark of modernism through the history of their pranks. Street artists are having a heavy impact on the art world as they convey critiques of political and socioeconomic issues. These modern-day Picasso’s and Da Vinci’s of graffiti have a unique ability to create awareness through cryptic and colorful campaigns. […]

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A Nice Edition to Warhol’s “Empire”

The Art Institute of Chicago will bring a little bit of New York to the Windy City when it projects Andy Warhol’s 1964 film Empire (above) on the façade of the nearby Aon Center. Shot over six hours, but stretched to eight, the video of the Empire State Building will be shown on the upper […]

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Turning Over a New Leaf

Turning Over a New Leaf By Lilly Wei Posted 12/06/11 When the Ming succumbed to the Qing, many rebel scholar-artist-officials became landscape painters who forged new, singular styles It doesn’t look like an exhibition about dissent, at least not to contemporary eyes accustomed to more rousing images. There are no weapons, tanks, bombed-out ruins, images […]

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Art Basel Miami Beach 2011

Art Film: United States Premiere of ‘Gerhard Richter Painting’ This year’s Art Film, selected again by Zurich film connoisseur This Brunner, will be the United States premiere of ‘Gerhard Richter Painting’ by Corinna Belz. ‘Gerhard Richter Painting’ presents an intriguing portrait of the artist Gerhard Richter at work. Shot primarily during the spring and summer […]

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Disney Vinylmation Figures Still Popular 3 Years Later

November 2011 marks the third year anniversary of Disney’s Vinylmation collectibles and they’re more popular than ever.  The Vinylmation collectibles are figures made of vinyl that all have the shape of Mickey, but display different aesthetic patterns on their “skin”, usually in sets with a common theme. Usually, the individuals of these sets come in […]

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