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Philip Guston Blockbuster Pushed Back to 2024 Amid Concerns Over KKK Imagery

One of the most hotly anticipated blockbuster exhibitions on the art world’s horizon has been pushed back after organizers raised concerns over images evoking racist violence in certain works. After its original planned summer opening was delayed until 2021 because of the pandemic, a high-profile Philip Guston retrospective organized by the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.,... | Read More

Former Christie’s Asia Chairman Rebecca Wei Joins as Partner at Lévy Gorvy

Rebecca Wei, Christie’s former Asia chairman, is joining Lévy Gorvy gallery as a partner. Starting on October 1, she will work alongside Danqing Li, who will now serve as president of the gallery’s Asia operations. The two will continue to develop relationships with top collectors, artists, museums and trade colleagues throughout the region in China, Korea, Japan, Singapore, and... | Read More

The Best Wall-Mounted Tables and Desks For Workspace and Storage

Conserve space and expand your work and storage area with a wall-mounted desk. Multifunctional, convenient, and sleek, wall-mounted desks don’t take up nearly the amount of space that a free-standing desk does. You can mount these desks at any height for a custom fit. Many products fold back up into the wall like a Murphy bed, so once you get your work done, you can put the desk away. There... | Read More

The Best Vise for Woodworking, Soldering, and More

Secure your woodworking, soldering, and machine projects with a vise tool. An apparatus designed with a set of jaws and a table clamp, vise tools attach to a workbench or table and hold workable components steady while you cut, screw, drill, plane, sand, and more. Whether you’re welding in a workshop or cutting wood in your home garage, a good bench vise is key. A functional product should... | Read More

The Best Vellum for Drafting, Tracing, and More

Traditionally, vellum refers to a specific parchment made from animal skin—typically of a calf, goat, or sheep—that has been carefully cleaned, scratched, and cured. As the papermaking industry involved, so did the term, which has today also come to refer to paper surfaces that are translucent, not unlike tracing paper. Thin and smooth, modern vellum is typically designed to withstand... | Read More

New Microsoft App Offers Immersive Look at Sol LeWitt’s Multifarious Practice

A new application developed by the Sol LeWitt estate and Microsoft enables users to explore works by the famed 20th-century artist, a pioneer in the fields of Minimalism and Conceptual art best known for his expansive, abstract wall drawings. The Sol LeWitt app, which employs AI technology and is now available for download on Windows, iOS, and Android devices, offers a virtual 360 degree tour... | Read More

David Adjaye Reveals Elegant Designs for Princeton University’s Art Museum: ‘A Campus Within a Campus’

David Adjaye has quickly risen in status as one of the most sought-after museum architects, with his design for the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. and the Studio Museum in Harlem’s future home having been widely celebrated. Among his latest projects is a new building for the Princeton University Art Museum in New Jersey, which is set to double... | Read More

The Best Thread Kits for Sewing By Hand Or Machine

Whether you’re a devoted hand sewer, someone tied to their embroidery machine, or someone who picks up a needle just to sew a button, it’s a good idea to keep a set of reliable spools in your home. Thread kits, which can include dozens of color options, are more economical than buying individual spools. They’re also a great way to build up your thread collection, if you’re starting to... | Read More

Ellen DeGeneres Sells Basquiat Painting, Antiquities Dealers Arrested, and More: Morning Links from September 23, 2020

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Embattled talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has reportedly parted ways with $10 million in art through a Sotheby’s private gallery. Additionally, she’s selling a Basquiat painting at Van de Weghe’s Long Island outpost. [Bloomberg]

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Imogen Cunningham’s Rise: Why the Proto-Feminist Photographer Has Grown So Popular

What explains the fact that Imogen Cunningham is still an elusive figure? She was once considered one of the greatest photographers, alongside her contemporaries Alfred Stieglitz and Ansel Adams, and during the 1960s and ’70s, at the height of the women’s liberation movement, many recognized her important contributions as blazing a trail for women who wanted to take up the... | Read More

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