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Helène Aylon, Eco-Feminist Artist Who Pondered Change, Is Dead at 89 of Coronavirus-Related Causes

Helène Aylon, a New York–based artist known for her pioneering work involving feminist, environmentalist, and Jewish themes, died on Monday of coronavirus-related causes, according to her New York gallery, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects. She was 89.

“She leaves behind the many people whose lives she deeply touched, as well as a prodigious and diverse body of art that arose... | Read More

Helène Aylon, Eco-Feminist Artist Who Pondered Change, Is Dead at 89 of Coronavirus-Related Causes

Helène Aylon, a New York–based artist known for her pioneering work involving feminist, environmentalist, and Jewish themes, died on Monday of coronavirus-related causes, according to her New York gallery, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects. She was 89.

“She leaves behind the many people whose lives she deeply touched, as well as a prodigious and diverse body of art that arose... | Read More

Newest Nintendo ‘Animal Crossing’ Arrives

Nintendo's Animal Crossing changed the idea of gaming from having a final end goal to more of a peaceful, relaxing experience. After 7 years, the newest version is out now and has fans swooning.

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I Had the Coronavirus. It Made Me Think About How the Art World Recovers.

Marc Glimcher is the president and CEO of Pace Gallery.

Was it the trip to the Middle East? The Arlene Shechet opening in New York? It probably wasn’t Frieze L.A….

Everyone keeps asking me where I caught the coronavirus. The answer is: I don’t know.

What I do know is that on Wednesday, March 4, I started to feel sick. Nothing particularly alarming. Chills, a cough,... | Read More

I Had the Coronavirus. It Made Me Think About How the Art World Recovers.

Marc Glimcher is the president and CEO of Pace Gallery.

Was it the trip to the Middle East? The Arlene Shechet opening in New York? It probably wasn’t Frieze L.A….

Everyone keeps asking me where I caught the coronavirus. The answer is: I don’t know.

What I do know is that on Wednesday, March 4, I started to feel sick. Nothing particularly alarming. Chills, a cough,... | Read More

With Everyone Else Avoiding Museums, Will Thieves Stay Away, Too?

Recent thefts of van Gogh and van Dyck paintings indicate that the answer is no. “Alarm systems and uniformed guards are still in place, of course, and the sale of museum-famous stolen art has never been easy. But … cavernous floors are now largely empty throughout the day, not just at night. Police departments in many places are stretched thin by illness. Social distancing has meant... | Read More

The Greatest Scam In Canadian Art History

“[It’s] the greatest art scam in Canadian history,” says art dealer Don Robinson, who suffered a stroke because of the stress he endured in his campaign against a market awash with forgeries. “The more you dive into a pool of garbage, the more you get to know the garbage within it,” says Ritchie Sinclair, Norval Morrisseau’s former assistant and another key figure in exposing the... | Read More

Bringing An Indigenous American Language Back From The Very Brink Of Extinction

Journalist Lorraine Boissoneault looks into the effort — using classroom lessons, software, and the memory of one of five native speakers left — to revive and teach the Menominee language of Wisconsin. – The Believer

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Vital Vittles—12 Masterful Uses of Food in Art

Nothing in life is more fundamental than food. We eat it, we savor it—we depend on it for sustenance and pleasure. We also sometimes put it to good use in art.

Below are 12 works that engage food as a subject, a medium, or otherwise a notion worth appreciating.

Édoard Manet, Oysters, 1862.

Édouard Manet,... | Read More

After Losing $19 M. Following Coronavirus Shutdown, Brooklyn Museum Joins Other Arts Organizations in Applying for Federal Aid

Last week, Anne Pasternak, the director of the Brooklyn Museum in New York, decided that her institution needed to apply for federal aid to buoy losses resulting from the impact of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In an email to staff, she explained that in addition to lost revenue from its temporary closure, the museum’s endowment had diminished by 15 percent, “reducing our ability to... | Read More

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