Elena Martinique

A philosophy graduate interested in theory, politics and art. Alias of Jelena Martinović.
Hendrik Beikirch - Vera Mannheim, 2016 Two Volumes of Street Art Take Over Paris, Courtesy Galerie Droste!

Art Exhibitions, Graffiti & Street Art |

Starting as a subversive and radical act of creative vandalism, Graffiti evolved into a popular and desirable art form adorned in galleries and museums worldwide. While the central element of the graffiti culture was writing, the form is today strongly...

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Philip Pearlstein - Two Models, Rooster Weathervane, Luna Park Lion and Blow-up Dinosaur, 2016 (detail) Twenty Years of Philip Pearlstein’s Nudes at Saatchi Gallery

Art Exhibitions, Provoke! (NSFW) |

An influential American painter, Philip Pearlstein has been known for his Modernist Realist nudes, scrutinizing the body with almost clinical objectivity since the early 1960s. Pearlstein turns 94 in May yet he continues to work on large-scale paintings,...

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Beatrix Bourdon, BRAFA BRAFA, An Art Fair Counting 63 Years of Excellence

Art Fairs 2017 |

Taking place in January, the BRAFA Art Fair is the first major art event of the year and a reliable barometer of the art market. Organized every year by the nonprofit Belgian Antiques Fair Association, it is one of the longest-running and most prestigious...

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Maura Reilly Maura Reilly in an Interview – Towards a Just Art World

A curator and arts writer, Maura Reilly has dedicated her career to contemporary art in/of/from the margins. She was the Founding Curator of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist at the Brooklyn Museum, the first museum exhibition space of its kind in...

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Elliott Erwitt - Armistice Day Parade, Pittsburgh 1950 Beetles + Huxley Celebrates Elliott Erwitt’s Fruitful Career

Art Exhibitions, Photography |

One of the original Magnum members and one of the leading figures in magazine, advertising and commercial photography, Elliott Erwitt is best known for his warmth, humor and wry observations in his personal work. As he once explained, photography is about...

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Bruce Weber, Mario Testino Photographers Mario Testino and Bruce Weber Accused of Sexual Harassment

Art News |

Following Knight Landesman and Benjamin Genocchio scandals, seen by many as a vital tipping point within an industry that’s rife with misogyny and discrimination, the art world continues to be shaken by sexual harassment allegations. Most recently,...

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Photographs of British Algae: Anna Atkins Cyanotypes Impressions Photographs of British Algae – Mesmerizing Cyanotypes by Botanical Photographer Anna Atkins

Photography |

Anna Atkins, a Victorian botanist, was surrounded by science throughout her whole life. For her lifelong love of botany, Atkins turned to photography, becoming the first person to publish a book illustrated with photographic images. Stunning and...

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ASHEKMAN - #OperationSalam Mural, Lebanon When Street Art Sends A Message Of Peace on Lebanese Rooftops

Art Exhibitions |

The ASHEKMAN crew has recently created an inspiring project that has brought a renewed sense of happiness to formerly fraught neighborhoods. Titled #OperationSalam, it is a street art initiative that included a painting of a gigantic word...

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Christo and Jeanne-Claude - The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy, 2014-16; Photo- Wolfgang Volz © 2016 Christo The Most Memorable Artworks by Christo and Jeanne-Claude

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An artist couple like no other, Christo and Jeanne-Claude enhanced the genre of land art, presenting a different approach to the environment and raising our expectations of it. Working in large-scale and thinking big, they are responsible for some of the most...

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Adam Caldwell - Procession #1 Sentimental Mood – New Group Show at First Amendment Gallery

Art Exhibitions |

The First Amendment Gallery will kick off the new exhibition season with a group show featuring work of twenty diverse artists. Titled Sentimental Mood, the exhibition will present works by Adam Caldwell, Anika Chasuk, Apexer, Casey Gray, Christoper Martin,...

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Christo and Jeanne-Claude The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy, 2014-16 Photo: Wolfgang Volz © 2016 Christo; the installation was outside of the museum The Floating Piers, 2014-16

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After Jeanne-Claude died in 2009, Christo continued working and in 2016, the artist created the most ambitious project ever. Conceived by the couple, but executed by Christo alone, Floating Piers was a monumental installation in Italy that consisted of a...

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The Gates, Central Park, New York City, 1979-2005 The Gates, 1979-05

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Conceived in the late 1970s, the installation The Gates in Central Park was finally completed in February 2005. It comprised of 7,503 fabric panels along 23 miles that were 16 feet tall and varied in width from 5 feet 6 inches to 18 feet, according to the 25...

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Surrounded Islands, Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, Florida, 1980-83; all of their installations were outside of the museums Surrounded Islands, 1980-83

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Installed in Biscayne Bay, between the city of Miami, North Miami, the Village of Miami Shores and Miami Beach, the Surrounded Islands was completed in May 1983. Eleven islands situated in these areas were surrounded by 6.5 million square feet of floating...

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The Pont Neuf Wrapped, Paris, 1975-85; the wrapping project The Pont Neuf Wrapped, 1975-85

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The Pont Neuf, the oldest bridge in Paris, was wrapped in September 1985 with the help of 300 professional works. It was covered with 450,000 square feet of woven polyamide fabric, silky in appearance and golden sandstone in color, without hindering river and...

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Ocean Front, Newport, Rhode Island, 1974l one of their projects Ocean Front, 1974

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The surface of the water of the half-moon-shaped cove at King’s Beach in Newport, Rhode Island was covered with 150,000 square feet of white woven polypropylene floating fabric for a period of 18 days. With the help of non-skilled workers, the project was...

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The Wall - Wrapped Roman Wall; works that included wrapping Wrapped Roman Wall, 1973-74

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With the help of forty construction days, the 820-foot section of the Aurelian Walls surrounding the city of Rome was wrapped with polypropylene and rope over the course of four days. The chosen section of the wall, built by the Roman Emperors Aurelian and...

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Running Fence, Sonoma and Marin Counties, California, 1972-76 Running Fence, 1972-76

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The piece Running Fence extended east-west near Freeway 101, north San Francisco, on the private properties of 59 ranchers, following the rolling hills and dropping down to the Pacific Ocean at Bodega Bay. Completed in September 1976, it took 42 months of...

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Wrapped Reichstag, Berlin, 1971-95; some of the early projects Wrapped Reichstag, 1971-95

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After a struggle spanning the seventies, eighties and nineties, the Reichstag was finally wrapped in June 1995 with help of 90 professional climbers and 120 installation workers. The building was wrapped with 1,076,390 square feet of thick woven polypropylene...

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