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Visual ArtsFri, 24 May 2024 21:01

Van Gogh’s Addiction To Coffee: What He Told His Doctor

“Rey says that instead of eating enough and regularly I have been particularly sustaining myself with coffee and alcohol. I admit all that, but it will still be true that I had to key myself up a bit to reach the high yellow note I reached this summer.” – The Art NewspaperSource:

Visual ArtsFri, 24 May 2024 20:01

Australia’s Richest Art Prize Put On Hiatus

The prize was established in 1988, initially as a biannual event, and was then awarded every year from 2007, other than in 2020 due to Covid lockdowns. But the prize was not given out in 2023, though no announcement was made that it had been cancelled, and it will not reappear in 2024. – The GuardianSource:

Visual ArtsFri, 24 May 2024 17:04

For A Century, Egyptology Was Dominated By Europeans And Americans. Can The $1 Billion Grand Egyptian Museum Change That For Good?

When it fully opens later this year, 1¼ miles north of the Pyramids, the GEM will be, at over 5 million square feet, the world’s largest museum devoted to a single civilization, with a large and well-staffed archaeological research and conservation center. Can GEM change the course of an entire field? – NatureSource:

Visual ArtsFri, 24 May 2024 13:02

Stolen $5.4 Million Portrait By Francis Bacon Recovered

“Spanish police have recovered a painting by the late artist Francis Bacon that was stolen from a banker’s Madrid home in 2015. The €5m work is one of five portraits of the banker, José Capelo, who was a friend of the artist. Three of the stolen paintings were recovered in 2017.” – BBCSource:

Visual ArtsThu, 23 May 2024 19:06

Well, Here’s This Week’s British Royal Family Portrait For People To Freak Out Over

This one is a formal painting of HRH The Princess of Wales (that’s Kate Middleton to you and me) by Zambian-British artist Hannah Uzor for the cover of Tatler magazine. The image’s reception on social media, like that of the red portrait of King Charles III, is less than rapturous. – ARTnewsSource:

Visual ArtsWed, 22 May 2024 17:28

Investigation: 1000 Damien Hirst Works Weren’t Made When He Said They Were

At least 1,000 paintings that the artist Damien Hirst said were “made in 2016” were created several years later, the Guardian can reveal. – The GuardianSource:

Visual ArtsWed, 22 May 2024 15:05

How The Disassembling Of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Wayfarers Chapel Will Actually Work

It’s not just that the job is delicate; it has to be done quickly, because the site is undergoing a slow-motion landslide due to two winters of heavy rains. The ground under the chapel is now moving at the rate of roughly seven inches per week. – LAistSource:

Visual ArtsWed, 22 May 2024 13:06

Visitor Sues Walker Art Center In Minneapolis, Saying She Was Forbidden To Breastfeed Her Baby In A Gallery

When her infant daughter became hungry at the museum, says Megan Mzenga, she sat down on the nearest couch to nurse; a male staff member then told her — contrary to the Walker’s policy, it turns out — that she had to do that elsewhere in the building and called an escort. – ARTnewsSource:

Visual ArtsTue, 21 May 2024 22:01

A Short History Of Over-The-Top Art World Feuds

Here are four more beefs between art-world honchos, spanning from the ‘50s to the aughts, that are, regardless of when they took place, truly for the ages. – ArtnetSource:

Visual ArtsTue, 21 May 2024 16:31

Christie’s Auction Sale Has Good Night, Despite Cyber Attack

It was a “reassuringly solid result of $346.5m ($413.3m with fees) from its Modern evening sale—within its pre-sale estimate of $340m-$493.5m (calculated without fees).” – The Art NewspaperSource:

Visual ArtsTue, 21 May 2024 12:34

Orlando Museum Of Art, In Financial Trouble, Asks Court To Modify Bequest Dedicated To Purchasing New Art

Reeling with a $1 million budget deficit on a $4 million budget due largely to “the Basquiat fiasco,” the museum wants to re-allocate the $1.8 million it was given from the estate of Margaret Young from its designated purpose of acquiring new works for the permanent collection. – The New York TimesSource:

Visual ArtsMon, 20 May 2024 21:00

The British Museum Keeps Finding Its Missing Items All Over The World

Though, well, “due to the lack of cataloguing and records, the museum has had trouble proving which of the recovered items came from its collections, so for now, it is receiving these objects back as donations.” – BBCSource:

Visual ArtsMon, 20 May 2024 18:44

Was The 1960 Venice Biennale Rigged To Choose Rauschenberg?

“Taking Venice” doesn’t take a position on whether dishonest mischief sullied the jury’s process of choosing Rauschenberg, although it does leave the appropriate sense that the artist easily measured up to the honor. – Los Angeles TimesSource:

Visual ArtsMon, 20 May 2024 18:01

What King Charles’ First Portrait Is Meant To Convey About Him

It’s worth putting this into the context of “self-fashioning” in portraiture, succinctly described by the literary scholar Stephen Greenblatt in 1980 as a process where identity is constructed as a pastiche of carefully selected details. – The ConversationSource:

Visual ArtsMon, 20 May 2024 15:00

Why Did A Portland Suburb’s Innovative Public-Private Gallery Suddenly Close Last Month?

“It’s hard to think of another artist-run institution that simultaneously featured publicly open studio spaces for working artists, an art sales gallery connected to the studios, and classrooms for beginning and advanced fine arts instruction for children and adults.” – Oregon ArtsWatchSource:

Visual ArtsMon, 20 May 2024 14:30

The Cartoon That Has Inspired Protestors Across The Globe

The 1969 cartoon of a perpetually 10-year-old boy known as Handala is by artist Naji Al-Ali. After 1973, Ali “depicted Handala with his back turned, a gesture that transformed him into a silent witness of the horrors and outrages going on around him.” – The New York TimesSource:

Visual ArtsMon, 20 May 2024 11:30

The Artist Who Created Barbie’s Fake Food

Honestly, who knew this was a thing? Yet: Kerry Samantha Boyes “now has her own fake food store and studio set-up in south-west Scotland with an ever-growing list of illustrious clients all around the world.” – BBCSource:

Visual ArtsSun, 19 May 2024 20:00

Parsons Students Withdraw From BFA Exhibition As They Pressure New School To Divest

Instead, the students opened their own show. “Seeds of Solidarity was organized to support Students for Justice in Palestine’s ongoing general strike and boycott against the New School, which calls for no entry to the school’s premises or ‘use of school facilities for academic or labor purposes.’” – HyperallergicSource:

Visual ArtsSun, 19 May 2024 17:30

Norway Has A Huge New Rich Guy Museum

That’s the one in the grain silo. Why not? Like the Tate Modern’s building, the former power station, the silo wasn’t being used for its original purpose. – The Guardian (UK)Source:

The WorldSat, 25 May 2024 18:01

Director of Learning & Community Engagement – Manhattan Theatre Club

The Director of Learning and Community Engagement will be an innovative thought leader, strong collaborator, and skillful public advocate, with a fervent commitment to community engagement and relationship development. In addition to planning for the future of MTC’s Learning and Community Engagement Program, they will guide a multi-faceted operation of dynamic, innovative programs, serving more […]Source:


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