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

  • December 04, 2017 14:53
David Driskell, "Ghetto Wall #2," 1970.  Oil, acrylic, and collage on linen, 60.0 × 50.0 (in).  DC Moore Gallery, at Art Basel Miami Beach, Survey, S6.

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 Miami with The ...

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The Most Instagrammed Museums in the World

  • December 03, 2017 16:17
"Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors" broke attendance records at the Hirshhorn.

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 Instagrammed Museums list. Big ...

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

  • August 17, 2017 14:12
William Langenheim (American, born Germany, Schöningen 1807-1874) and Frederick Langenheim (American, born Germany, Schöningen 1809-1879), Eclipse of the Sun, 1854, Daguerreotype.  The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gilman Collection, Gift of The Howard Gilman Foundation, 2005.

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 ...

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

  • Antiques and the Arts Weekly
  • January 18, 2017 22:40
Justin Rothshank, Donald Trump Tableware Set, 2016 earthenware, glaze, ceramic decals 9" H x 20" W x 6" D.  At Ferrin Contemporary's exhibition Know Justice: Justin and Brooke Rothshank, on view at the NY Ceramics & Glass Fair.

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 ...

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Powerful Images of Climate Change Effects at COP22 Conference

  • CNN
  • November 20, 2016 23:01
Polar bear, Barter Islands, Alaska, with no ice or snow at a time of year when there should be.

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 conference. Winners ...

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Artist Collaborates With NASA to Create Impactful Images of Dying Glaciers

  • New York Times
  • September 18, 2016 22:55
Justin Guariglia's art in "Earth Works: Mapping the Anthropocene" will be premiering at the Norton Museum of Art.

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 change to the ...

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New Book Compiles the Best in Botanic Imagery

  • PHAIDON
  • August 24, 2016 21:26
Plant: Exploring the Botancial World from PHAIDON

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 ...

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Bill Cunningham, Legendary Fashion Photographer, Remembered

  • New York Magazine
  • June 26, 2016 15:57
Bill Cunningham at Fashion Week photographed by Jiyang Chen

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 ...

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Artist Sues Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, Others For $65 Million

  • NY Post
  • April 07, 2016 15:26
Robert Mapplethorpe, self-Portrait, 1980

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, ...

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Ballerina Misty Copeland Recreates Degas Masterworks in Exquisite Photoshoot

  • Daily Mail
  • February 18, 2016 20:38
Copeland as Degas' Little Ballerina

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. 'Trying ...

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Paris Photo to Reimburse Part of Exhibitors' Costs Following Closure

  • December 17, 2015 17:20
Cheim & Read had a special presentation of works by Adam Fuss, From the Series 'My Ghost'

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 ...

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

  • Daily Mail
  • December 06, 2015 23:29
The Billy the Kid Croquet Match Tintype (DETAIL)

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 ...

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Art World Figures Featured in Pirelli Calendar

  • New York Times
  • November 30, 2015 22:31
The 2016 Pirelli calendar launches.  Shown: Yao Chen, Tavi Gevinson, Agnes Gund and photographer Annie Leibovitz.

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 ...

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

  • Hannah Rothstein
  • November 22, 2015 16:53
Plate after Keith Haring

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 website states that 50 ...

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Bill Gates Commissions Artists to Promote Foundation's Agenda

  • NPR
  • January 08, 2015 22:00
The birth of vaccines: Photographer Alexia Sinclair portrays Dr.  Edward Jenner giving John Phipps the world's first vaccine, for smallpox, in 1796.

Bill Gates has used his Microsoft billions to influence issues as wide ranging as education in the U.S. to clean water delivery for the world's poorest regions. Now he's enlisted artists to promote...

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France on Fire with Art Openings This Week

  • France 24
  • October 21, 2014 16:28
Louis Vuitton Foundation, the private museum in Paris designed by Frank Gehry.

Modern and contemporary art gets a bigger than usual spotlight this week in Paris. French president Francois Hollande, fashion editor Anna Wintour and Louis Vuitton head honcho Bernard Arnault...

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Detroit Hit With a $4 Billion Proposal for City's Art

  • New York Times
  • August 27, 2014 23:38
Selene and Endymion by Nicolas Poussin.

New York-based Art Capital has offered Detroit a loan of up to $4 billion in a new proposal that leaves the city's museum intact with its art used as collateral.

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Ansel Adams Museum Set Surfaces in Charity Auction

  • May 19, 2014 22:09
Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico shows a nighttime moon over a cloud-fringed mountain range with a graveyard in the foreground.  (Ansel Adams, Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust / September 17, 2007)

An anonymous seller is offering a coveted collection of Ansel Adams photographs through the online auctioneer Charitybuzz.com. According to the site, 100% of the sale's proceeds will go towards...

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Works from Avon Corporate Art Collection Up for Auction

  • June 26, 2013 22:19
"Japanese Bath" by photographer Louise Dahl-Wolfe.

More than 90 photographs from the corporate art collection of beauty product giant Avon will be offered at auction this fall. ‘Works from Avon Collection’ will include nearly all of the company’s photography collection, with works by significant...

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US Seizes Trove of Stieglitz and Weston Photographs

  • HuffPo
  • March 04, 2013 22:55
Alfred Stieglitz

U.S. authorities seized about 2,200 works by such influential 20th-century photographers as Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen and Edward Weston before the collection was shipped to Spain. The massive trove is valued at $16 million.

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