Warhol’s Lost Home Computer Art (Yes, On A Commodore Amiga) Found

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“The artworks, made by Warhol as part of a collaboration with Commodore Amiga, had been stranded on Amiga floppy disks for almost twenty years after the artist saved them in the mid-1980s. They were only discovered and rescued from their obsolete format thanks to the chance viewing of a YouTube clip.”

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Well, Here’s One Good Thing Coming Out Of Russia’s Annexation Of Crimea: Antiquities Looting Is Being Addressed

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“Russia’s annexation of Crimea, a region rich in archaeological sites that are routinely targeted by looters, has thrust illegal excavations around the shore of the Black Sea onto the political agenda. Mikhail Piotrovsky, the director of the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, which has run archaeological digs in Crimea for decades, addressed the topic […]

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This Will Be Britain’s Most Viewed Piece Of Public Art

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“Artist Richard Wilson jammed a cardboard plane into a plastic hamster ball and bowled it along the floor, saying to engineers: ‘This is what I want! The result? An enormous 77-tonne aluminium artwork” called Slipstream that will be a centrepiece of Heathrow Airport’s new Terminal 2.

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The Damien Hirst Forgery Trial: A Juror Speaks

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“[Such trials] are fairly banal legal processes, cases settled by a jury of peers that considers the facts and comes to a conclusion. But these human beings also become, for a period of a few hours, days, or weeks, endowed with a unique power and perspective: critics with the force of law.” Hyperallergic offers a […]

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A Look Back At Edward Sozanski’s Art Criticism

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“Assessing his first year in Philadelphia, he wrote, ‘I have not been startled here as often as I would like to have been nor have I felt the energy that is generated by a city where art is important and in ferment.’ But he stayed, and over three decades observed ever-increasing energy, plenty of artistic […]

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What Happens To Art When It’s Repatriated

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“While much attention has focused on the act of repatriation, The New York Times looked at what happened to several objects after they went back. Some works, returned with great fanfare, have taken on greater meaning back on view in the countries or cultures that produced them. Other times, after the triumphalism fades, they fall […]

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As The Folk Museum Falls, Critics Emerge For MoMA And Its Director

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“Critics warn that MoMA’s second expansion in a decade — which will create an ‘art bay’ open to West 53rd Street where ‘spontaneous events’ could be accommodated; free admission for the entire first floor; and a new combination gallery-and-performance space — will move the museum only further in a crowd-pleasing direction, eroding the seriousness and […]

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When A Studio Fire Destroys Everything

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Artist Julian Bell: “At first, the blow seeming so clean and entire, I glimpsed a neat image for it. A rectangle had been punched straight through me and I was an empty frame, the picture gone. And I was struck by the way my fuzzy life had suddenly acquired definition, even if only in negative […]

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The Best Easter Art Is Bloody And Disturbing

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“Of all the rituals that marked the pre-modern year in Christian Europe, this was the time for the darkest meditations and most intense hopes. This contemplative mood makes the art of Easter far more personal than that of Christmas.”

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Artists Plan To Recreate 1914 ‘Human Zoo’

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“Norway celebrates the 200th anniversary of its constitution this year, and, the artists Mohamed Ali Fadlabi and Lars Cuzner plan to re-enact one of the main attractions from the centenary in 1914: ‘The Congo Village’, in which 80 Africans were put on display, living in cabins with palm roofs surrounded by African artefacts.”

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Man Crowbars A Banksy Out Of A Wall, Sets Off Storm Of Protest

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“It was removed by crowbar by the leader of a nearby youth club within hours of being found. Dennis Stinchcombe said he hoped to raise £100,000 for the struggling Broad Plain Boys’ Club by auctioning it. But Bristol mayor George Ferguson asked for the work to be put back on the city council-owned wall.”

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Reopening Of Paris’s Picasso Museum Delayed Again

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The Musée Picasso has been closed for renovations for more than four years. “The building site is all but ready, the lights for the art works are in place and except for a few minor technical items, everything is done,” according to the museum’s spokesperson, who gave neither an explanation for the delay nor a […]

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A Statistical Analysis Of What Bob Ross Painted On TV

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“I used an algorithm to divide the entire set of 403 paintings from “The Joy of Painting” into clusters of similar paintings. I wanted to know whether it was possible to identify the 10 basic paintings featured on the PBS series. To do this, I ran a k-means clustering analysis of the paintings.3 The results […]

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In Mexico, Artists Can Pay Taxes With Their Art

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“As legend has it, muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros, one of the most influential artists of his generation, approached the secretariat of finance in 1957 with a proposal to keep a friend and fellow artist out of jail for tax evasion: Let him pay his debt in art.”

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When Artists Go All ‘Social Practice,’ How Do We Judge Their Art?

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“These kinds of manufactured encounters aren’t unique to the art world. ‘The entire foundation of the Apple Store was that it would be a place of human relations,’ he says. ‘Sales people were trained to be empathetic, and the cash register was purposely kept hidden. There is a global interest in human relationships.’”

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Want A Tax Break On Your Art? Hang It – Briefly – In Oregon

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“Collectors who buy art in one state but live in another can owe thousands, tens of thousands, even millions of dollars in state ‘use taxes’: taxes often incurred when someone ships an out-of-state purchase home. But if they lend the recently purchased work first to museums like the Schnitzer, located in a handful of tax-friendly […]

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SFMoMA To Open Largest Photography Exhibition Space In U.S.

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“The John and Lisa Pritzker Center for Photography will feature more than 15,500 square feet of space and will almost triple the current amount of space for photography at the museum, according to the museum. The center will be located on the third floor of the museum when it reopens in 2016 after extensive renovations.”

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