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    Analog Art in a Digital World, Lomography

    Analog Art in a Digital World, Lomography
    An interview with Lomographic Society North America CEO Ulli Barta. Last month, the iconic Lomography movement opened an ambitious retail space in Los Angeles. At the Lomography Gallery Store opening, we caught up with Ulli Barta and picked her brain about the allure of analog art in a digital world, the specifics of lomo photography, and the cultural significance of being ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    2009 in Review: Auctions

    2009 in Review: Auctions
    To get a flavor for the 2009 art market at auction, consider Richard Prince’s 2002 painting Overseas Nurse, which sold at Sotheby’s London in July 2008 for a record £4,241,250 ($8,467,258). That price was realized just a few months prior to the worldwide financial meltdown that also took a big chunk of the overheated art market with it. This past November, ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Young Galleries' Sales Explode at Frieze Art Fair

    Young Galleries' Sales Explode at Frieze Art Fair
    London, UK —This year, Frieze’s organizers decided to spruce up the fair with a new section, Frame, featuring solo shows by 29 young galleries. On preview day, the section took a while to start buzzing, but once they made it past Zwirner and Gagosian and the other heavy hitters in the main section, many collectors made it over to the youth ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    2009 in Review: Museum Exhibitions

    2009 in Review: Museum Exhibitions
    It was a tough year for museums, with endowments if not necessarily attendance down at many, and layoffs, furloughs, and exhibition cancellations looming as real possibilities if not realities. But that didn’t stop institutions worldwide from putting on some groundbreaking, soulful exhibitions. Here in New York, we were treated to surveys of greats from Wassily Kandinsky to Francis Bacon to Marlene ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    "Confident" Atmosphere Boosts Sales at Art Basel Preview

    "Confident" Atmosphere Boosts Sales at Art Basel Preview
    MIAMI—If the opening hours of the ninth edition of Art Basel Miami Beach are any indication, the market for modern and contemporary art is back in shape after the recession that began in 2008. Top collectors like Marty Margulies, Norman Braman and Douglas Cramer were to be seen making the rounds of the fair's booths today. "The quality is better than ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Sketchy intelligence: Artist unveils study of MI6

    Sketchy intelligence: Artist unveils study of MI6
    LONDON - Spies complain that intelligence is often sketchy - and here's the proof. Artist James Hart Dyke on Monday unveiled a series of paintings and drawings he created during a year embedded with Britain's MI6 intelligence agency - an uncharacteristic act of openness for the secretive organization. Hart Dyke, who has accompanied Prince Charles on royal tours and served as ...
    Published almost 7 years ago | Rate This
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    The Rubells Plan Private D.C. Museum

    The Rubells Plan Private D.C. Museum
    Washington, D.C.—Art collectors Mera and Don Rubell, who have made a name for themselves as promoters of cutting-edge work with their private museum in Miami, have now announced that they will open a new contemporary art center in D.C. Functioning as a satellite for their estimable collection, the new contemporary-art museum will be located in a building that they purchased from ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Urban Panoramas: Through the Photographer’s Lens

    Urban Panoramas: Through the Photographer’s Lens
    Spend a few hours at the Getty and travel half-way around the world, with diverse perspectives of urban life through the art of three photographers in Urban Panoramas: Opie, Liao, Kim. Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao’s large, horizontal, color photographs depict movement through the busy streets of New York. By compositing images together, Liao is able to produce detailed panoramic views in his ...
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    Answers to the Winter Holiday IQ Quiz

    Answers to the Winter Holiday IQ Quiz
    ArtBistro created the What's Your Winter Holiday IQ? quiz to help you learn more about all the winter holidays. We're providing the answers so you can learn from the quiz, but... Don't cheat! If you haven't taken the What's Your Winter Holiday IQ quiz, go take it first. Next: See answers on the next page → [page] 1) Why do we ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Last Call for Art: Artist Makes Bar as Art

    Last Call for Art: Artist Makes Bar as Art
    New York, NY — Whether it’s Nashville’s Parthenon, replica Roman catacombs in Washington D.C., or an impostor Prada store in Marfa, Texas, who doesn’t love a good simulacrum? Adding a boozy spin to the concept, Theo Sims, a British-born artist based in Northern Ireland, has manufactured an Irish pub called the Candahar, complete with imported Irish bartenders, in a third-floor performance ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Contemporary Art is Back!

    Contemporary Art is Back!
    New York, NY—A massively successful week of contemporary art sales in New York in November signaled art commerce is back after the yearlong drought brought on by the world financial crisis. Christie’s sale on November 10 got off to a rollicking start with six Abstract Expressionist and early Pop properties from the estates of the modern dance legend Merce Cunningham and ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Wangechi Mutu Wins Deutsche Bank “Artist of the Year” Award

    Wangechi Mutu Wins Deutsche Bank “Artist of the Year” Award
    New York, NY — Wangechi Mutu, a multimedia artist best known for her fantastical, politically and socially engaged collages addressing the African diaspora, has been named winner of Deutsche Bank's first "Artist of the Year" award. As part of the honor, the 37-year-old artist will receive a survey of her work opening this April at the Deutsche Guggenheim, which is run ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Truckload of $6.5 Million of Art By Picasso and Others Stolen

    Truckload of $6.5 Million of Art By Picasso and Others Stolen
    MADRID— A truck ferrying 28 artworks worth $6.5 million that included pieces by Picasso, Fernando Botero, and Spanish sculptor Eduardo Chillada was stolen over the weekend from a warehouse in the Spanish town of Getafe, just south of Madrid. Footage from security cameras shows three hooded men making off with the vehicle, the keys to which had been left inside the ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Review: Eileen Quinlan at Miguel Abreu Gallery

    Review: Eileen Quinlan at Miguel Abreu Gallery
    Miguel Abreu Gallery presents a group of Eileen Quinlan photographs, open until December 9, down on Orchard Street. Most of the works are from an ongoing series titled Smoke & Mirrors. Those that do not bear this title are nonetheless very similar visually. As a group, the work inhabits a narrow field, where its vulnerabilities are alternately convincing and disappointing. The ...
    Published about 10 years ago | Rate This
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    Small Museum Sees a Big Future in Cadavers

    Small Museum Sees a Big Future in Cadavers
    CHICAGO _ Along Lake Shore Drive's glittering Gold Coast, a handsome sculpture of a physician comforting an ailing man stands in front of an elegant four-story mansion, calling attention to the museum inside, one known to many as the place they might visit someday but never do. The 56-year-old International Museum of Surgical Science brings in 20,000 visitors in a good ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Guggenheim Museum Announces Annual Art Awards Winners

    Guggenheim Museum Announces Annual Art Awards Winners
    New York, NY — Rob Pruitt, whose past projects have made art out of cocaine, iPhone photographs, and a flea market, last night successfully staged art’s first awards show. During a ceremony at the Guggenheim Museum, a star-studded cast of art- and real-world presenters bestowed awards in ten categories, honoring some of the finest recent achievements in visual arts. h4. "View ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Manet Self-Portrait Sold for Record $33M in London

    Manet Self-Portrait Sold for Record $33M in London
    LONDON — A self-portrait by French painter Edouard Manet has sold for a record price of more than 22 million pounds ($33 million) at a London auction. Sotheby's says the portrait, painted between 1878 and 1879, was bought for 22.4 million pounds ($33.4 million) by an anonymous bidder. It was the highest price paid for a picture by Manet. The previous ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Lane Bennion

    Lane Bennion
    Lane Bennion is another artist from Salt Lake City, Utah. His paintings add a touch whimsy to small town scenes resembling famous paintings by Edward Hopper. To see more of his work, click below. !http://artbistro.monster.com/nfs/artbistro/photos/0182/1192/FullPortfoliobutton.png!:http://artbistro.monster.com/albums/6906-lanes-paintings See All the Gallery Winners
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Images Speak: History of Emoticons

    Images Speak: History of Emoticons
    I used to be anti-emoticon. For years, I thought of smiley faces as the mark of an immature writer—the kind who punctuates a sentence with seven exclamation points. Then one day, after years of reading them, I was composing a sentence I wanted to make very sure the reader knew was a joke—and so I did it. Slowly, those little guys ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Jasper Johns' 'Flag' Fetches $28.6M at NYC Auction

    Jasper Johns' 'Flag' Fetches $28.6M at NYC Auction
    Jasper Johns' seminal work "Flag" from the collection of the late best-selling author Michael Crichton sold for $28.6 million at a New York City auction Tuesday, an auction record for the artist. Christie's said the work was purchased by an American art dealer during high-spirited bidding Tuesday night by phone and in the room. There were four bidders for the work, ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: -1

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