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Art or Crap - Literally? Decoding Artist's Shit by Piero Manzoni

Art HistoryBalasz Takac

An iconic masterpiece of postwar avant-garde, the Artist's Shit was produced by the renowned and short-lived Italian artist Piero Manzoni in 1961....

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The Controversy of the Sensation Art Exhibition

Art HistoryElena Martinique

Why were the late 1990s marked by the Sensation art exhibition, which took place in both the UK and the US? Who were the exhibiting artists and what did they show?...

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Mexican Muralists and the Remake of American Art at The Whitney

Art ExhibitionsBalasz Takac

The Whitney Museum of American Art has announced an exciting exhibition focused on the production of Mexican muralists and their impact on American art. ...

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Going Into the Business of Artist Estates

Art MarketElena Martinique

An important entity within the art world, an artist estate both furthers the legacy of a given artist and participates in the advance of the visual arts....

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One (More) Word About Maurizio Cattelan's Comedian

Art HistoryIdeelArt

Comedian (2019), a conceptual sculpture of a yellow banana stuck to a white wall with silver duct tape by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, asks the question What is art?...

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Inside the First Steve McQueen Exhibition in the UK in Over Two Decades

Art ExhibitionsBalasz Takac

The upcoming retrospective of Steve McQueen's practice at Tate Modern will coincide with the artist's recent project found in London's public space....

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Revisiting VALIE EXPORT's 1980 Venice Biennale Works

Art Exhibitions, Art HistoryBalasz Takac

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac will host the 1980 Venice Biennale installation by the influential Austrian new media and performance artist VALIE EXPORT. ...

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Why Art Sometimes Needs Philanthropy

Elena Martinique

As government budgets tighten, arts often depend on the art philanthropy. Why are philanthropists weary of investing in art and why shouldn't they be?...

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Edith Halpert, New York City's First Female Art Dealer

Art Exhibitions, Art HistoryBalasz Takac

Currently on display at the Jewish Museum in New York is an astonishing survey concerning achievements of the pioneering art dealer Edith Halpert....

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IMMA Dublin To Open a Major Derek Jarman Retrospective

Art ExhibitionsBalasz Takac

The Irish Museum of Modern Art is about to open a major retrospective of the prolific British filmmaker, Derek Jarman who was also a successful artist....

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Reliving The Night Magic of Studio 54 at Brooklyn Museum

Art Exhibitions, Art HistoryBalasz Takac

This March, The Brooklyn Museum will be home to an exciting exhibition exploring the social and cultural significance of Studio 54, the best known club of the 20th century....

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A Major New Barbican Show Defines Masculinities Through Art

Art Exhibitions, PhotographyBalasz Takac

The Barbican Center will host a group exhibition focused on the exploration of masculinity through photography and film since the 1960s until now....

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Andy Warhol and His Endless Love for Christmas

Elena Martinique

Despite popular belief, the Pop Art Master loved Christmas and everything about it. Let's spread some Andy Warhol Christmas spirit!...

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Before Maurizio Cattelan's Banana, There Was Yves Klein's Zone de Sensibilité Picturale Immatérielle

Art HistoryBalasz Takac

In 1959, Yves Klein produced a project called Zone of immaterial pictorial sensibility, considered as a pioneering art piece that criticized the art system....

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Reading into The Institutional Critique, Then and Now

Art HistoryBalasz Takac

The term institutional critique refers to the phenomenon developed around 1970s that tends to critically reexamine the working of the art institutions....

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Only my Strength of Will Remains - Goya Drawings at Museo Prado

Art ExhibitionsBalasz Takac

Currently on display at Museo del Prado in Madrid is an exhibition focused on the drawings and prints made by the last Old Master, Francisco Goya. ...

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Judith Slaying Holofernes by Artemisia Gentileschi, A Feminist Masterpiece

Art Exhibitions, Art HistoryBalasz Takac

The painting Judith Slaying Holofernes made by Artemisia Gentileschi in 1610 represents a true symbol of women's emancipation, especially in the contemporary moment....

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Breaking Down the New York Auction Results of November 2019

Art Market, Art NewsAngie Kordic

Behold the big winners of the New York auction giga-week this November, coming from the game's big players, Christie's and Sotheby's....

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How Spaces Resonate Between Five Contemporary Artists at Fondation Beyeler

Art Exhibitions, ReviewAngie Kordic

At the Swiss museum, five contemporary artists interpret the concept of space through the media of drawing, sculpture and sound in a unique way....

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Artistic Voices No Longer in the Shadows - The Poetics of Democracy at Museo Reina Sofia

Art Exhibitions, ReviewLisa Morales

Lisa Morales reviews a Museo Reina Sofia exhibition examining the overlooked artistic expression outside the institutional discourses of Spanish art during the 1970s....

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Art After Carolee Schneemann, An Impressive Show at Muzeum Susch

Art ExhibitionsBalasz Takac

Currently on display at the Swiss underground Muzeum Susch is a one of a kind survey of Carolee Schneemann and the influence she made on younger artists....

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One For the Bucket List - Las Pozas, Edward James's Whimsical Surrealist Garden in Mexico

Art HistoryBalasz Takac

In 1945, the British eccentric, poet and patron of Surrealists Edward James found a peculiar location in Mexico to build an astonishing garden called Las Pozas. ...

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When Chris Burden Tried to Shoot Himself for the Sake of Art

Art HistoryBalasz Takac

In 1971, the American sculptor and performance artist Chris Burden conducted the iconic performance Shoot during which his life was in danger. ...

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Pierre Soulages Celebrates His 100 Birthday at The Louvre

Art ExhibitionsIdeelArt

In celebration of the 100th birthday of the artist, this December the Musée du Louvre will open a retrospective covering the career of the French abstract painter Pierre Soulages....

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Anna Maria Maiolino and Ana Mendieta Take The Stage at Galleria Raffaella Cortese

Art ExhibitionsBalasz Takac

At Galleria Raffaella Cortese in Milan, two exhibitions feature the works of legendary women artists, Anna Maria Maiolino and Ana Mendieta....

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Why The 1913 Armory Show Shocked The Art World

Art HistoryBalasz Takac

In 1913, the first exhibition of modern art in the US called The Armory Show happened in New York, setting new foundations of interpreting tendencies of the moment....

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How LIFE Magazine Changed the Way We Experience Photography

Art Exhibitions, Art History, PhotographyElena Martinique

The exhibition at Atlas Gallery brings some of the most iconic images from LIFE Collection, celebrating the first American all-photographic news magazine....

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The Story of William Burroughs, Brion Gysin, The Dreamachine and von Bartha

Art Exhibitions, Art HistoryBalasz Takac

Galerie von Bartha is about to open a retrospective of the Beat Generation legends William S. Burroughs and Brion Gysin, centered on their visit to Basel in 1979....

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Getting Mesmerized by Niki de Saint Phalle's The Tarot Garden

Art HistoryBalasz Takac

The Tarot Garden is an extraordinary sculpture garden based on the esoteric tarot made by the French artist Niki de Saint Phalle in Tuscany, Italy....

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Predicting the Big Winners of the New York Auctions of November 2019

Art Market, Art News, Collectors TipElena Martinique

Ahead of the New York Auctions of November 2019, we take a look at the highlights among Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary masterpieces....

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