The ARTnews Culture Lover’s Guide to Madrid

This post was originally published on artnews.com With 3.4 million inhabitants, Madrid is the second-largest city in the European Union, and with about 45 museums, it is one of Europe’s most robust cultural centers. Landmarks in Spain’s capital city include Plaza Mayor, the Royal Plalace, the National Library, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, the Reina Sofía Museum,… Continue reading The ARTnews Culture Lover’s Guide to Madrid

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Outed as a LGBTQ Activist in Uganda, Leilah Babirye Finds Fame Abroad with Proudly Queer Sculptures

This post was originally published on artnews.com Like her imposing sculptures, Leilah Babirye is still standing. And even better, she is thriving. In 2015, Babirye fled Uganda after she was outed by a local publication as an activist and a member of the queer community. In her home country, being queer is considered a crime… Continue reading Outed as a LGBTQ Activist in Uganda, Leilah Babirye Finds Fame Abroad with Proudly Queer Sculptures

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Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz’s Collection to Travel from Brooklyn Museum to Atlanta’s High Museum of Art

This post was originally published on artnews.com After premiering at the Brooklyn Museum earlier this year, the art collection of Grammy-winning singer Alicia Keys and Kasseem Dean, the Grammy-winning rapper and producer known as Swizz Beatz, will continue to travel as part of the exhibition “Giants: Art from the Dean Collection of Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys” at… Continue reading Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz’s Collection to Travel from Brooklyn Museum to Atlanta’s High Museum of Art

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Human Rights Groups Condemn Six-Year Prison Sentence of Iranian Artist Atena Farghadani

This post was originally published on artnews.com Iranian artist and activist Atena Farghadani has been sentenced to six years in her home country of Iran, a ruling that has been denounced by human rights organizations. Fragahdani was arrested by intelligence agents from the Iranian Revolutionary Guard armed forces after she attempted to hang one of… Continue reading Human Rights Groups Condemn Six-Year Prison Sentence of Iranian Artist Atena Farghadani

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SFMOMA Acquires Yayoi Kusama ‘Infinity Mirror Room’ Featured at David Zwirner

This post was originally published on artnews.com The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art recently announced it had acquired one of Yayoi Kusama’s immensely popular “Infinity Mirror Rooms.” The reflective installation Dreaming of Earth’s Sphericity, I Would Offer My Love (2023) first premiered at David Zwirner gallery in New York last spring. That show, like many… Continue reading SFMOMA Acquires Yayoi Kusama ‘Infinity Mirror Room’ Featured at David Zwirner

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H&M Collaborates with Jean-Michel Basquiat Estate for New Clothing Line

This post was originally published on artnews.com Clothing store H&M recently launched a new line of garments done in collaboration with the late artist Jean-Michel Basquiat and rising fashion label Who Decides War. This collaboration grew out of the exhibition “King Pleasure,” which was put on by the artist’s sisters in 2022. The show brought… Continue reading H&M Collaborates with Jean-Michel Basquiat Estate for New Clothing Line

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Art World Luminaries Remember Legendary Dealer Barbara Gladstone

This post was originally published on artnews.com When news broke on Monday that legendary art dealer Barbara Gladstone had died, it felt like something the end of an era for the New York art world. Gladstone had opened her gallery in 1980 in a shoebox space on 57th Street before moving to larger digs. First,… Continue reading Art World Luminaries Remember Legendary Dealer Barbara Gladstone

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Monet Painting Sold Under Duress During the Nazi Era Will Be Auctioned from Kunsthaus Zurich’s Collection

This post was originally published on artnews.com After reaching a settlement, the Kunsthaus Zurich will put a Claude Monet painting in its collection up for sale. The museum reached a settlement with the heirs of Jewish textile manufacturer Carl Sachs, who fled Nazi Germany to Switzerland in 1939. Monet’s L’homme a l’ombrelle (Man with Umbrella),… Continue reading Monet Painting Sold Under Duress During the Nazi Era Will Be Auctioned from Kunsthaus Zurich’s Collection

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German Artist Receives Death Threats After Center-Right Politicians Denounce Work About Children

This post was originally published on artnews.com Artist Sophia Süßmilch told the German media that she had received death threats after her exhibition at the Kunsthalle Osnabrück became the subject of controversy among center-right politicians. Süßmilch’s show features sculptures, performances, textile pieces, videos, and photographs that are intended as revisionist takes on the “Three Little… Continue reading German Artist Receives Death Threats After Center-Right Politicians Denounce Work About Children

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“Tamarugo II” by INTI in Aalborg, Denmark

In the heart of Aalborg’s historic workers’ neighborhood, amidst the capricious dance of sun, rain, and Arctic winds, INTI has unveiled his latest masterpiece over twelve days of intense creation. Titled “TAMARUGO II”, this mural stands as a testament to the enduring spirit of the Atacama Desert’s native Tamarugo tree, a symbol of life and…

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“Layers” by SeaCreative by Cartagena, Spain

A captivating addition to the urban landscape of Cartagena, Spain, emerges in the form of “Layers,” a vibrant mural created by Fabrizio Sarti, known artistically as SeaCreative. This artistic intervention is part of the One Urban World 2024 festival’s mural painting section, hosted by @muchomasmayo and coordinated by @krasertres, with collaboration from the Graffiti and…

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Now is the time to give artists a thriving wage

Paying artists properly enables them not only to meet their needs equitably but also to flourish, fostering future savings and investments within their communities

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Nuart Aberdeen Festival 2024

From June 6th to June 9th, Aberdeen once again played host to the electrifying Nuart Aberdeen festival, transforming the city into a vibrant canvas of contemporary street art. Now in its eighth edition, this internationally acclaimed festival brought together 11 distinguished artists under the theme of ‘Living Heritage,’ igniting creativity and cultural dialogue throughout the…

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Podcast | A brush with… Igshaan Adams

An in-depth interview with the artist on his cultural experiences and greatest influences, from Louise Bourgeois’s art to the love poems of Rumi

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Learn more about Korean art with these new books

The Korea Arts Management Service supports a wide range of publications aimed to increase and deepen knowledge of Korean art. Here are some books that have been recently published or are due to be released this year

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Where next for Korea’s booming art scene?

As South Korea’s presence in the international art world grows rapidly, we look at what makes it unique and the challenges it faces

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Sotheby's launches first fine art Sealed auction without reserve

Yayoi Kusama’s “Phantom Polka Dots of Fate, Ordained by Heaven, Were the Greatest Gift Ever for Me” to be sold by Sealed Auctions and on view in Sotheby’s New Bond Street Galleries. Success of Sealed Auctions has led to an expansion into fine art

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“High Tide” by David De La Mano in Salamanca, Spain

In the quaint municipality of Juzbado, located 20 km from Salamanca, a new artistic gem has emerged within its urban area. Titled “High Tide,” this mural is now a proud addition to a curated selection of works by esteemed artists such as Ampparito, Taquen, DOA, Pablo S. Herrero, and Marta Lapeña, among others. This remarkable…

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“From Chaos” by SHOK-1 in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Street artist SHOK-1 unveils his new work “From Chaos” at the Straat Museum in Amsterdam. This piece depicts a giant version of a classic spray paint drip, from which grows an intricate X-ray flower. The dots of the spray pattern were painstakingly painted, one by one, showcasing SHOK-1’s meticulous attention to detail. “From Chaos” symbolizes…

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Artist Interview: Arthur Bray of Yeti Out

In this interview, we explore the captivating world of visual contemporary artist Arthur Bray, co-founder of the renowned pan-Asia music collective Yeti Out, Arthur has left an indelible mark on the underground music scene across the globe. From his humble beginnings promoting parties in East London to headlining festivals like Coachella and Wonderfruit, Arthur’s journey…

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Wall to Wall Street Art Festival in Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne’s vibrant street art scene takes the next step in its creative evolution with the unveiling of the city’s first official street art precinct, set to transform a long-forgotten industrial pocket of Mordialloc into a hub of creativity and expression. Returning for the first time since the pandemic, Australia’s original street art festival, WalltoWall and…

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“OPTICHROMIE for Jersey City” by Felipe Pantone in New Jersey

Felipe Pantone recently unveiled his latest masterpiece, “OPTICHROMIE for Jersey City“, marking his return to the global street art scene in the US after nearly a year since his last mural in Ohio. Spanning an impressive 25 floors, this mural is Pantone’s largest to date. It showcases a mesmerizing array of geometric patterns in monochrome,…

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Coverage: Chuck Sperry “Only Human” A Solo Exhibition at Harman Projects, NYC

Inspired by our human impulse to create, Chuck Sperry’s solo exhibition Only Human at Harman Projects underscores what it means to be a maker in the 21st century. The exhibition spans Sperry’s long and influential career, featuring new silkscreen prints from the artist’s ongoing “Muse” series and rare works from his archive. Straddling fine art,…

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James Reka – Floriana

James Reka’s latest show, Floriana, opens at Backwoods Gallery, Melbourne this week. The Australian artist returns to his hometown for the first time in six years for this body of work, completed partly at his studio in Malta, and in residence at the gallery. As part of the original Everfresh Crew, Reka initially made his…

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