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Cottingley Fairies Photos from An Early 20th Century Viral Hoax Hit the Auction Block

Guardian / April 3rd, 2019

"Photographs of what is considered to be one of the great hoaxes of the 20th century are expected to fetch nearly £70,000 when they are sold at auction," reports The Guardian. "Pictures of the Cottingley Fairies were taken in July and September 1917 by the 16-year-old Elsie Wright and her ...

Virtually Browse (and Support) the 20 Museums Closed by the Government Shutdown

ArtfixDaily / January 15th, 2019

With the 19 federally-funded Smithsonian museums and the National Gallery of Art in DC closed due to the continuing federal government shutdown, people can still view collections and support these vital American institutions--online. The Smithsonian website has an array of thematic exhibitions ...

Arts Initiative Across Maine Brings Forward Artists' Perspectives on Migration

Press Herald / November 1st, 2018

“…and when she went out it seemed to her that she too had migrated, that everyone migrates, even if we stay in the same houses our whole lives, because we can’t help it. We are all migrants through time.” —Mohsin Hamid Through November 4, 2018, Seeing Otherwise is on view at Colby College ...

Norman Rockwell's Four Freedoms Are Remade by Artists to Reflect America Today

TIME / October 28th, 2018

Some 75 years after Norman Rockwell created his iconic Four Freedoms images in response to Franklin Roosevelt's State of the Union address during World War II, two contemporary artists have re-interpretered the scenes for today's America. Rockwell's paintings gave the public visuals ...

Kate Ballis's 'Hypercolour Fantasy: Infra Realism' Depicts California in a Whole New Light

Forbes / August 16th, 2018

Felicity Carter writes in Forbes: At first sight, the work of Kate Ballis may not look like they're photographs, but they are. And her latest exhibition entitled, Hypercolour Fantasy: Infra Realism now showing at Los Angeles gallery, Garis & Hahn conjures up so many references. ...

20 Pieces for Chippendale’s Tercentenary Plus New Work by Marina Abramović Among Highlights of Masterpiece London 2018

ArtfixDaily / June 6th, 2018

The Masterpiece London 2018 edition, which runs from June 28 - July 4 at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, will present an array of art from the 18th-century carved creations of Thomas Chippendale to the debut of new forms of work by famed performance artist Marina Abramović. With Thomas ...

From Abstraction Innovators to Protest Art, Art Basel Miami Beach Mixes Up Eclectic Offerings

ArtfixDaily / December 4th, 2017

From December 7 to December 10, with a VIP preview on Dec. 6, Art Basel's 16th edition in Miami Beach features 268 leading galleries within a more-spaciously redesigned floorplan at the Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC).  2017 is an important year for the cultural scene in ...

The Most Instagrammed Museums in the World

ArtfixDaily / November 30th, 2017

Data from Instagram has ranked the most popular museums in the world on the image sharing platform.  Chart-topping in attendance at 7.4 million annual visitors is the Mona Lisa's home --- the Louvre --- which unsurprisingly ranks highest on the World's Most ...

A Peek at Rare 1854 Solar Eclipse Images, and a Full Look at the Friedman Collection of Photography

ArtfixDaily / August 17th, 2017

The Metropolitan Museum of Art owns the only surviving images of the solar eclipse that occurred on May 26, 1854—the first total eclipse of the sun visible in North America since the invention of photography. The images are out of public view, but are shown above and available online. Currently ...

From Trump Plates to Chippendale Chairs, A Range of Works in Antiques Week 2017

Antiques and the Arts Weekly / January 18th, 2017

Americana collectors and "best of the best" object seekers will head to events during Antiques Week 2017 underway now in New York City. Antiques and the Arts Weekly (aka "The Bee") has published this guide to the week's events, exhibitions, shows, lectures, auctions and more. (The action ...

Powerful Images of Climate Change Effects at COP22 Conference

CNN / November 20th, 2016

An exhibition of 100 photographs showing the effects of climate change around the world  -- from floods in India to melting ice in Antarctica -- went on display at the United Nations' climate summit in Morocco. World leaders and scientists have converged in Marrakech for the ...

Artist Collaborates With NASA to Create Impactful Images of Dying Glaciers

New York Times / September 18th, 2016

At the Global Exchange summit at New York's Lincoln Center last Friday a new art-science collaboration was announced between photojournalist Justin Guariglia and NASA.  Guariglia will work with geoscientists at NASA to “figure out fresh ways to present the effects of climate ...

New Book Compiles the Best in Botanic Imagery

PHAIDON / August 24th, 2016

Plant: Exploring the Botancial World is a new compilation of 300 of the most beautiful and pioneering botanical images ever made. From Phaidon, the 353-page book will be released in September and includes a seminal Georgia O'Keeffe painting, exquisite images assembled by the Royal Botanic Garden ...

Bill Cunningham, Legendary Fashion Photographer, Remembered

New York Magazine / June 26th, 2016

Famed fashion photographer Bill Cunningham, known for his candid style, died Saturday at the age of 87. He focused on capturing the personal style of regular folks seen on New York streets as opposed to celebrities in haute couture. Jerry Saltz writes for New York Magazine that Cunningham was ...

Artist Sues Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, Others For $65 Million

NY Post / April 7th, 2016

A performance artist-poet has filed a $65 million lawsuit against the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation and four other institutions for allegedly using without his permission a 1979 photo he took of the provocative photographer wearing "drag." Bobby Miller claims that after the photo shoot, ...

Ballerina Misty Copeland Recreates Degas Masterworks in Exquisite Photoshoot

Daily Mail / February 18th, 2016

Ballerina Misty Copeland donned Alexander McQueen, Roberto Cavalli, and Valentino couture for the latest issue of Harper's Bazaar, but not for your typical fashion shoot. Copeland is posed in compositions reflecting Edgar Degas' greatest ballet scenes and the results are breathtaking. ...

Paris Photo to Reimburse Part of Exhibitors' Costs Following Closure

/ December 17th, 2015

After the terrorist attacks that hit Paris the night of November 13th which led the French government to declare a State of Emergency, Paris Photo was obliged to close its doors Saturday and Sunday November 14-15th, thus depriving the event of more than 25,000 expected visitors during the course ...

Thrift Store Finds Considered 'Billy the Kid' Images Worth Millions

Daily Mail / December 6th, 2015

Since billionaire businessman Bill Koch bought the only authenticated photograph of gunslinger Billy the Kid for $2.6 million in 2011, two more alluring images (possibly) of the legendary outlaw have surfaced. Recently, North Carolina attorney Frank Abrams began sleuthing the identities of ...

Art World Figures Featured in Pirelli Calendar

New York Times / November 30th, 2015

The New York Times reports that when Agnes Gund, the 77-year-old philanthropist and president emerita of the Museum of Modern Art, got the call about posing for the 2016 Pirelli calendar, she thought: “That’s odd. What’s that got to do with someone like me?” Known for its scantily clad and ...

Hannah Rothstein Imagines How Famous Artists Would Arrange Their Thanksgiving Dinner Plates

Hannah Rothstein / November 21st, 2015

Painter and illustrator Hannah Rothstein has revived her "Thanksgiving Special" photo series from 2014 with a new set of artists this year, including Georgia O'Keeffe, Man Ray and Salvador Dali. View the works (on plates) in the styles of 10 artists here. The artist's ...