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Staff at the American Folk Art Museum vote unanimously to form a union

The Art Newspaper

The institution’s new union, formed under UAW Local 2110, will represent workers across departments including curatorial, information technology, retail and more

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Ansel Adams’s Estate Rebukes Adobe for Selling A.I. Images in the Style of the Late Photographer

Artnet News

"You are officially on our last nerve with this behavior," the estate wrote to the company on Threads. The post Ansel Adams’s Estate Rebukes Adobe for Selling A.I. Images in the Style of the Late Photographer appeared first on Artnet News.

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New Era for American Ceramics

Maine Antique Digest

Crocker Farm, Sparks, Maryland Photos courtesy Crocker Farm “This was our third-highest-grossing sale to date,” stated Mark Zipp of Crocker Farm following the family operation’s spring sale, which made $1,753,470 (including buyers’ premiums). There were 525 registered bidders for the spring auction.

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Climate champion Bill McKibben recruits people over 60 to join him for an activist 'Third Act'

Wbur

"If you want to push around Washington or Wall Street or Beacon Hill, then having some people with hairlines like mine is a useful asset," McKibben said, lifting his cap. "If you want to push around Washington or Wall Street or Beacon Hill, then having some people with hairlines like mine is a useful asset," McKibben said, lifting his cap.

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Tate director Maria Balshaw criticises British Museum’s sponsorship deal with BP

The Art Newspaper

In an interview in the Observer newspaper, Balshaw also discussed the controversy around Tate Britain's Hogarth show, which one art critic described as "wokeish drivel"

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Ben Vautier, the Fluxus Provocateur Who Proclaimed ‘Everything Is Art,’ Dies at 88

Artnet News

The French artist's paintings and performances helped usher in a new age of conceptual art. The post Ben Vautier, the Fluxus Provocateur Who Proclaimed ‘Everything Is Art,’ Dies at 88 appeared first on Artnet News.

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Auction Prices Realized, June 2024

Maine Antique Digest

Here are a few notable prices of antiques sold recently at auction, as provided by press releases. All prices include the buyer’s premium when charged. We’re always looking for news of prices realized at auctions, particularly unusual or top lots. Send pictures, complete descriptions, and information to A.P.R.

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An expert’s guide to Michelangelo: five must-read books on the Renaissance Old Master

The Art Newspaper

All you ever wanted to know about Michelangelo, from a “masterly” catalogue of drawings to a collection of letters covering art, deliveries and the artist’s favourite wine—selected by the curator Grant Lewis

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Big Tech Is Using Art as a Dystopian Honeypot

Artnet News

Scarlett Johansson, Lynn Hershmann Leeson, and the rush to turn 'Her' into a real-life money machine. The post Big Tech Is Using Art as a Dystopian Honeypot appeared first on Artnet News.

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A New Sale Highlights Andy Warhol’s Pre-Pop Art

Artnet Auctions

Artnet Auctions's Co-Head of Post-War and Contemporary Art Johannes Vogt selects highlights from a new sale, live for bidding through June 20. The post A New Sale Highlights Andy Warhol’s Pre-Pop Art appeared first on Artnet News.

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Old Master Encore

The Magazine Antiques

Caribbean-born neoclassical painter Guillaume Lethière gets a second look at the Clark Art Institute. The post Old Master Encore appeared first on The Magazine Antiques. Old Master Encore was first posted on June 7, 2024 at 8:00 am. ©2021 " The Magazine Antiques " Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement.

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‘It must stop!’: French culture minister pursuing new law to deter art activists

The Art Newspaper

Rachida Dati tweeted about implementing a penal policy to combat the vandalism of works of art following an attack on a Monet masterpiece

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5 Must-See Shows During Art Basel

Artnet News

Highlights include Dan Flavin's "Dedications in Light" and a survey of Argentinian artist Mika Rottenberg. The post 5 Must-See Shows During Art Basel appeared first on Artnet News.

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One-arm bandits could be worth a gamble

Antique Collecting

Sponsored Post A collection of one-arm bandits coming up for auction could be worth a ‘gamble’… It’s not every day The post One-arm bandits could be worth a gamble appeared first on Antique Collecting.

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Susan Thompson's complex and colorful quilts

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The textile artist's works are now up as part of her exhibit "Go Down to the River and Talk to 'JAH'" at the Boston Public Library's Hyde Park branch, on view through June 29. The textile artist's works are now up as part of her exhibit "Go Down to the River and Talk to 'JAH'" at the Boston Public Library's Hyde Park branch, on view through June 29.

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We must survive: Yokohama Triennale entwines stories of darkness and resistance

The Art Newspaper

“Even though we are confronted with situations of hopelessness, resilience is our kind of hope,” say Chinese curators Carol Yinghua Lu and Liu Ding

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Art Bites: How Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun Scandalized French Society With a Smile

Artnet News

The artist’s self-portrait with her daughter raised eyebrows with her open mouth. The post Art Bites: How Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun Scandalized French Society With a Smile appeared first on Artnet News.

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Lennon’s Guitar Becomes One of the Most Expensive Ever Sold

WorthPoint

Julien’s Auctions Executive Director Martin J. Nolan holds John Lennon’s previously lost guitar. Image Source: AP via NBC News Over sixty years ago, the Beatles took the stage on The Ed Sullivan Show and stepped into rock ’n’ roll history. The year 1964 marked the start of Beatlemania in America and the British Invasion of rock groups. Recently, a piece of that history came up for auction, and fans worldwide were waiting and watching to see what would happen to this nearly forgotten

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Les Nabis Revealed: The 8 Artists Who Redefined Modern Art as We Know It

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Energized to achieve a “beauty beyond visible reality,” the Nabis group of French artists challenged convention to create a new artistic vision, as they harnessed Paul Gauguin’s synthetism to envisage an exciting alternative that would usher in the age of modern art. “Neo-traditionalism cannot waste its time on learned and feverish psychologies, literary sentimentality requiring an explanation of the subject matter, all those things which have nothing to do with its own emotional domain” Maurice

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UK General Election | ‘End the culture of culture washing': art world figures express hopes and fears for the forthcoming vote

The Art Newspaper

We spoke to cultural historians, former ministers and museum directors about the changes they hope to see for the culture sector—and crucially, who they will vote for

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Ancient Texts Rescued From a Small Island on the Nile Go on View in Berlin

Artnet News

The exhibitions, running through October 10, portray a society of diverse cultures, languages and religions. The post Ancient Texts Rescued From a Small Island on the Nile Go on View in Berlin appeared first on Artnet News.

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Alisa Amador's first album embraces the multitudes she contains

Wbur

The 2022 NPR Tiny Desk winner draws from folk, jazz, funk, alternative rock and pop punk on her new album. The 2022 NPR Tiny Desk winner draws from folk, jazz, funk, alternative rock and pop punk on her new album.

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Where did all the antique sellers go on eBay?

The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles

In May of 2021, eBay consolidated its categories, requiring sellers to use Item Specifics (product attributes) to ensure buyers can find their listings. This change required sellers to “abandon perfectly [.] The post Where did all the antique sellers go on eBay? appeared first on The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles.

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Curator files explosive lawsuit against Robilant + Voena gallery alleging toxic workplace and other violations

The Art Newspaper

Virginia Brilliant accuses the dealers of "repeatedly, regularly and constantly making misogynistic, antisemitic, racist and homophobic comments" and more

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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit by Jewish Collector’s Heirs Over Van Gogh ‘Sunflowers’

Artnet News

The court has no jurisdiction over the painting's Japanese owners, wrote the federal judge. The post Judge Dismisses Lawsuit by Jewish Collector’s Heirs Over Van Gogh ‘Sunflowers’ appeared first on Artnet News.

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Bill Reid Cast Bronze leads our five lots to watch

Auction Central News

Bill Reid, ‘Killer Whale Spirit (Blowhole)’ Cast Bronze WILLOW, NY – Bill Reid (1920-1998) was a highly celebrated First Nations artist from the Haida tribe in British Columbia. In 1994, he created a limited edition cast bronze titled Killer Whale Spirit (Blowhole) for exclusive distribution to the board members of the Tallix Foundry in Beacon, […] The post Bill Reid Cast Bronze leads our five lots to watch appeared first on Auction Central News.

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Marine Sale at Eldred’s

Maine Antique Digest

Eldred’s, East Dennis, Massachusetts Photographs courtesy Eldred’s Eldred’s brought several fine collections to market at its February 27 and 28 marine sale in East Dennis, Massachusetts.

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The Week in Art podcast | Georgia O’Keeffe’s New York, Studio Voltaire at 30, Martha Jungwirth responds to Goya

The Art Newspaper

We discuss O'Keeffe’s deeply personal renderings of Manhattan cityscapes and skyscrapers, plus look back at Studio Voltaire’s achievements and talk to a curator about a bold Jungwirth still life

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An Anti-Corporate, DIY Spirit Uplifts Detroit’s Queer Art Biennial

Artnet News

Detroit reclaims Pride. 180 artists are featured in "I'll Be Your Mirror," this year's edition of the Mighty Real/ Queer Detroit biennial. Here's our on-the-ground take. The post An Anti-Corporate, DIY Spirit Uplifts Detroit’s Queer Art Biennial appeared first on Artnet News.

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Antique and vintage rugs come to Jasper52 June 11

Auction Central News

NEW YORK – Jasper52 presents Woven in Time: Antique and Vintage Rugs Tuesday, June 11 at 5 pm Eastern time, a 255-lot sale featuring fine rugs from around the world. The catalog is now available for bidding at LiveAuctioneers. The first of three featured lots is a circa-1960 Persian kashan ‘all over’ rug measuring 10ft […] The post Antique and vintage rugs come to Jasper52 June 11 appeared first on Auction Central News.

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Want to spot fireflies this summer in Massachusetts? Here’s when and where to find them

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Hoping to spot fireflies this summer? You don’t have to travel far to see them. Here are some tips on the best spots and times to find fireflies in Massachusetts. Hoping to spot fireflies this summer? You don’t have to travel far to see them. Here are some tips on the best spots and times to find fireflies in Massachusetts.

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Christie's hit with class action lawsuit over exposure of clients' personal data in cyberattack

The Art Newspaper

The complaint, filed on 3 June by a Dallas-based customer, is the latest problem for the auction house following a major cyberattack

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Protestor Arrested After Postering Over a Monet at the Musée d’Orsay

Artnet News

France's culture minister Rachida Dati has promised to crack down on this highly controversial means of protest. The post Protestor Arrested After Postering Over a Monet at the Musée d’Orsay appeared first on Artnet News.

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Samuel Robb statuette of boxing champ Jack Johnson featured at Dumouchelles June 14

Auction Central News

DETROIT — Hidden for years in a private Windsor, Ontario collection, a 1908 Havana Cigars statuette of boxing champion Jack Johnson comes to market Friday, June 14 as part of Dumouchelles‘ two-day sale. Robb (1851-1928) was one of the most prolific of all 19th-century cigar store Indian carvers. Working from his shop in New York […] The post Samuel Robb statuette of boxing champ Jack Johnson featured at Dumouchelles June 14 appeared first on Auction Central News.

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Donate Items for the NDRFA Silent Auction

Society of American Archivists

June 5, 2024 —The SAA Preservation Section invites you to contribute an item or bundle of items for the Silent Auction to be held on Thursday and Friday, August 15 and 16 , at ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2024 at the Hilton Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. The Section is seeking items from either repositories or regions that you feel might be interesting to others—and handcrafted items are especially popular!

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US judge rejects Nazi-loot claim to Van Gogh Sunflowers painting owned by Japanese company

The Art Newspaper

After almost two years, the case has been dismissed due to a lack of jurisdiction, so the work will remain at the Sompo Museum of Art in Tokyo

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How Jan Wade’s Mixed-Media Works Tap Into Legacies of Spirituality and Craft

Artnet News

The African-Canadian artist's debut New York solo exhibition is on view at Richard Saltoun in New York right now. The post How Jan Wade’s Mixed-Media Works Tap Into Legacies of Spirituality and Craft appeared first on Artnet News.