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We’ve Found the Best Black Friday Weekend Deals on Children’s Art Supplies

NOVEMBER 27, 12:47 PM 

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It’s Black Friday, the start of the holiday shopping season! Many US retailers have marked down selected wares, including art and craft tools for kids. Any parents who have been living with children during quarantine know how... | Read More

Here Are the Best Black Friday Deals on Pens and Markers for Artists

NOVEMBER 27, 2:20 PM 

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It’s Black Friday, the start of the holiday shopping season! Many US retailers have marked down selected wares, including pens and markers. To help you parse the offerings, we’ll be tracking some of the best deals on artists’... | Read More

Black Lives Matter Protest Art Saved, Debunking the Myth of North America, and More: Morning Links from November 27, 2020

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Six months after protests erupted over the killing of George Floyd, a pair of activists have collected at least 593 plywood boards bearing art of different kinds from around Minneapolis and St. Paul that could otherwise have been destroyed or defaced. [ABC... | Read More

Letter from Paris: French Universalism Shows its Limitations in the Art World—and Beyond

As the world came to a halt in the spring, I was reading two books simultaneously: How We Became Posthuman, a seminal work from 1999 by N. Katherine Hayles about transformation in the digital age, and Achille Mbembe’s Brutalisme, a philosophical volume on our tumultuous times that had just been published a few weeks prior. I opened both looking for material to back up some points... | Read More

Researchers Find DNA, Bacteria on Leonardo da Vinci’s Drawings

New research has identified fungi, bacteria, and human DNA on some of Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous drawings, including Autoritratto and Uomo della Bitta. According to a report by the Spanish newspaper El País, it’s possible that some of the particles have been on the artworks since their creation in the Renaissance.

A team of historians, microbiologists, art restorers,... | Read More

Painter Ewa Juszkiewicz Wants to Shatter Conservative Ideas About Beauty

For nearly 10 years, the Warsaw-based artist Ewa Juszkiewicz has created paintings in style of 18th- and 19th-century European portraiture with a twist—her subjects’ faces are obscured. The faces of the women she paints are always covered, whether by arrangements of plants or fungi, intricate hairstyles, tightly wrapped fabric, or other means. On the occasion of the artist’s... | Read More

Recently Rediscovered Mary Cassatt Painting, Joe Biden’s Cultural Policy, and More: Morning Links from November 25, 2020

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A traveling survey show focused on American artists in Spain will feature a recently discovered Mary Cassatt painting. The show is set to open first at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia, in February. [Forbes]

Is that strange monolith in the Utah... | Read More

Seller of Alleged Frans Hals Forgery Must Still Pay Sotheby’s, British Court Rules

The seller of an allegedly forged Frans Hals portrait will have to reimburse Sotheby’s $5.37 million after a London appeal court decided to uphold a ruling issued less than two weeks ago, the Art Newspaper reports.

The investment company Fairlight Art Ventures, owned by American hedge fund manager and art collector David Kowitz, and London’s Mark Weiss Gallery bought what they... | Read More

Seller of Alleged Frans Hals Forgery Must Still Pay Sotheby’s, British Court Rules

The seller of an allegedly forged Frans Hals portrait will have to reimburse Sotheby’s $5.37 million after a London appeal court decided to uphold a ruling issued less than two weeks ago, the Art Newspaper reports.

The investment company Fairlight Art Ventures, owned by American hedge fund manager and art collector David Kowitz, and London’s Mark Weiss Gallery bought what they... | Read More

Isamu Noguchi’s American Story: How a Small Sculpture Made a Big Impact at the White House

A historic moment occurred this past Friday when a bronze sculpture titled Floor Frame by renowned Japanese American artist Isamu Noguchi was unveiled in the White House Rose Garden. It’s a worthy honor for an artist of profound influence, as well as a symbol of the enduring relationship between the United States and Japan. As the first work of art by an Asian American artist in the White... | Read More

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