Archive for November, 2015

Arthur Miller play “No Villain”, written as a 20-year-old student, to premiere in Britain

A play by US playwright Arthur Miller is to have its world premiere in London next month 79 years after it was written, following the recovery of the long-lost manuscript in an archive. "No Villain" was written by Miller as a 20-year-old student over six days in 1936 during his spring break, in hopes of winning the University of Michigan's $250 Avery Hopwood award. He needed the money to be able... | Read More

Major solo exhibition of video and performance artist Alex Bag debuts at ICA Miami

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami presents a major solo exhibition dedicated to acclaimed video and performance artist Alex Bag opening on December 1, 2015, during Art Basel Miami Beach. On view in ICA Miami’s Atrium Gallery through January 31, 2016, The Van (Redux) features new video work and a dramatic site-specific installation created for the museum’s current location in the... | Read More

Thames & Hudson reissues “The Essential Joseph Beuys” to mark the 30th anniversary of Beuys’s death

Joseph Beuys and his work, which spans four decades from 1945 to 1985, constitutes one of the most important and influential contributions to 20th century visual art. Subject to passionate controversy during his lifetime, Beuys’s work is now celebrated and studied at great length. He was one of the few artists who willingly merged the figure of the artist with their art form, refusing to... | Read More

Mao Zedong letter to Labour Party leader Clement Attlee set for auction at Sotheby’s London

“An historic letter written by Mao Zedong, the Communist Party leader and brilliant guerrilla commander who would become one of the most significant historical figures of the century, to the British politician Clement Attlee, then head of the Labour Party and the future British Prime Minister, will come to auction in London on 15 December 2015. Estimated at £100,000-150,000 / HK$ 1.2-1.8m,... | Read More

Exhibition of new drawings by German artist Georg Baselitz on view at Gagosian New York

Gagosian New York is presenting new drawings by Georg Baselitz. Drawing has always been central to Baselitz’s art. Parallel to his cerebral yet impassioned paintings and roughly hewn sculptures, the practice of drawing is a test-site for assimilation and disorientation in his oeuvre. In a new series of two-part ink drawings, Baselitz is “visited” by Katsushika Hokusai... | Read More

Constable’s celebrated composition reappears on the market for the first time in 160 years

Next week, The Lock, one of John Constable’s most famous compositions will reappear on the market for the first time in 160 years. The monumental landscape - depicting the countryside of the painter’s “careless boyhood” - will lead Sotheby’s London Evening auction of Old Master & British Paintings on 9th December. The sale will be further distinguished by museum-quality... | Read More

The University Of Arizona Still Wants Its De Kooning Back

“The museum had just opened when a man and a woman walked in. They were the sole visitors. The woman, described as being in her mid-50s with shoulder-length reddish and blond hair, distracted the a security guard by making small-talk while the man, who appeared to be in his 20s and wore a mustache and glasses, cut the painting from the large frame, leaving the edges of the canvas... | Read More

When Your Art Becomes Part Of The Dialogue In A Popular TV Show

“Patterson is a multimedia artist who explores social issues, including race, class and gender, through a female lens. Her artworks, which often weave intricate patterns, jacquard photo tapestries and glitter, are prominently featured in the current season of the TV show ‘Empire.'”

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British Authors Ask Book Industry ‘Where Are The Brown People?’

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“Everyone keeps saying ‘I am not prejudiced, or racist,’ but they won’t say it is my responsibility as well to try and do better.”

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