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ARTnews in Brief: Paris Photo New York Names New! 2020-02-18 15:11:57A continually updated post of goings-on around the world.

High Line in New York Unveils Public Art New! 2020-02-18 14:47:21"The Musical Brain" plus sculptures by Hannah Levy and Ibrahim Mahama will go on view in April.

Pennsylvania Museum Discovers That It Owns an Authentic New! 2020-02-18 14:01:52For years, curators had thought the painting was the work of the Dutch master's assistants.

With Unrest Escalating Around the World, New York’s New! 2020-02-18 13:58:55From a show about the Gulf Wars and art-making to a Rachel Harrison survey, general feelings of anxiety abounded.

In David Reed’s New Abstract Paintings, Motion Registers New! 2020-02-18 13:34:07David Reed's brushstrokes, or what look like brushstrokes, race over the canvas with such speed, or what looks like speed, that they achieve a smooth

Copyright Law and Art: Legal Scholar Amy Adler New! 2020-02-18 12:41:41A conversation on the corporate and legal control of artists’ legacies.

Photos from The Exchange: Permission & Copyright New! 2020-02-18 12:23:37

Photos: David Reed’s New Paintings at Gagosian New! 2020-02-18 11:59:27

David Geffen Reportedly Buys Hockney, Cooper Hewitt Trustees 2020-02-18 09:00:07Here's what we're reading this morning.

Suzanne Jackson’s Ethereal Acrylic Hangings Connect Autobiography and Abstraction 2020-02-17 11:26:05Suzanne Jackson’s exhibition at Ortuzar Projects was an autobiography in visual form.

Online Gaming Billionaire Joins Kanye West in Donating 2020-02-14 14:36:59Zynga founder Mark Pincus's donation was announced at a party that also included a surprise performance by Grimes.

Dozie Kanu Challenges Distinctions Between Black Vernacular Making 2020-02-14 14:05:10In his furniture-like sculptures, the artist merges American and African concepts of functional design.

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Buzzy Linhart, Eccentric and Eclectic Singer-Songwriter, Dies at New! 2020-02-18 17:44:04A prominent figure on the Greenwich Village folk scene of the 1960s, he wrote songs performed by Bette Midler, Carly Simon and the Muppets.

Ben Affleck Tried to Drink Away the Pain. New! 2020-02-18 16:53:30The actor speaks frankly about everything from his addictive behavior and his divorce to why he lied about that back tattoo.

‘Spamtown, USA’ Looks at a Bitter Strike Through New! 2020-02-18 16:20:52Minnesota’s Children’s Theater Company will present a play inspired by little-told stories of the wrenching Hormel strike: from kids on al

In ‘Coal Country,’ Memories From a Mining Tragedy New! 2020-02-18 16:19:44A new documentary play at the Public Theater weaves together interviews from people whose lives were forever changed by the 2010 mining disaster in We

Julian Barnes, Playing Against Character, Writes About a New! 2020-02-18 15:45:07“The Man in the Red Coat” revisits the scandals, art and fashions of the Belle Époque through the life of a charismatic doctor.

Charles Portis, Elusive Author of ‘True Grit,’ Dies New! 2020-02-18 15:11:52The publicity-shy Mr. Portis earned a modest but devoted readership and accolades as America’s “least-known great writer.”

‘Where We Stand’ Review: Gifts are Given, but New! 2020-02-18 15:08:08Donnetta Lavinia Grays is winningly uninhibited in her fable-like solo show about a community seduced by a mysterious benefactor.

At Vail Dance Festival, a Season of Premieres New! 2020-02-18 14:38:15Calvin Royal III, from American Ballet Theater, will be the artist in residence. He’ll perform a premiere by Tiler Peck of New York City Ballet.

How a Fake Priest Duped Oxford and a New! 2020-02-18 14:20:12In “The Professor and the Parson,” Adam Sisman recounts the life of Robert Parkin Peters: bigamist, phony academic, “Romeo of the Ch

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center to New! 2020-02-18 14:10:54A festival on “The Magic of Schubert” will anchor its 2020-21 season.

‘The State Against Mandela and the Others’ Review: New! 2020-02-18 13:56:29Nelson Mandela’s trial nearly 60 years ago was not filmed, but the words spoken still echo loudly.

‘Corpus Christi’ Review: An Ex-Convict Finds His Calling New! 2020-02-18 12:59:11This Polish film, which was nominated for the international feature Oscar, is about a man who pretends to be a priest.

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'Mr and Ms Valentine': Afghanistan celebrates with roses 2020-02-14 11:39:44After a busy afternoon walking the catwalk in a luxury hotel in Kabul on Friday, Salma Hussaini was named Afghanistan's first "Ms Valentine".

Banksy plays with violence and innocence in Valentine's 2020-02-14 04:31:08British street artist Banksy is thought to have given a Valentine's Day gift to his home town of Bristol in western England with the appearance of a

Investing in the art world is now just 2020-02-13 17:44:22Owning a piece of art is not just for the ultra-wealthy anymore.

California 'vape art' exhibit flashes bright light on 2020-02-13 13:56:17Sheilagh McCafferty’s eyes lit up as she pulled apart one of a pile of vape cartridges, a treasure trove of wiring, lithium batteries and light-

Bulgaria adds charges of illegal antique possession against 2020-02-13 09:33:30Bulgarian prosecutors have pressed new charges including unlawful possession of antiques of historical value against fugitive gambling tycoon Vasil Bo

Luxury flat owners lose case against nosy neighbors 2020-02-12 11:20:16Residents of a luxury London block who were trying to stop visitors to the neighboring Tate Modern art gallery from peering into their glass-walled ap

David Hockney's 'The Splash' sells for 23 million 2020-02-11 15:40:10David Hockney's Los Angeles pool painting "The Splash" fetched 23.1 million pounds ($29.9 million) at a sale on London on Tuesday, auctioneers Soth

U.S. warns Israel against 'unilateral' West Bank moves 2020-02-10 07:48:36A U.S. envoy warned Israel on Sunday not to declare sovereignty over West Bank land without Washington's consent, pushing back against calls for imme

Lost portrait and unpublished letters of Charles Dickens 2020-02-07 10:56:38A lost portrait of Charles Dickens and 25 of his unpublished letters will go on display for the first time after a major acquisition from a private co

Kenyan sculptor turns scrap metal into art with 2020-02-07 05:14:02Two life-size lions crafted from scrap metal guard the entrance to the studio of Kenyan metal sculptor Kioko Mwitiki. Nearby a leopard, with holes in

Hong Kong art shows axed amid coronavirus fears 2020-02-06 20:26:06International art organization Art Basel on Friday announced the cancellation of its high-profile Hong Kong annual show next month as the city grapple

2020 Ballet Olympiade in Varna postponed due to 2020-02-06 12:13:29The 29th edition of the Varna International Ballet Competition, the oldest ballet competition in the world, has been postponed due to insufficient fin

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Nine Women Whose Remarkable Lives Deserve the Biopic 2020-02-07 12:41:39From Renaissance artists to aviation pioneers, suffragists and scientists, these women led lives destined for the silver screen

The Painstaking Art of Ice Carving 2020-02-06 10:31:19It might be cold and labor intensive, but that doesn’t stop artists from testing their ice sculpting skills at the World Ice Art Championships i

Twenty Smithsonian Shows to See in 2020 2020-02-06 09:00:00Women inventors, baseball stamps and a new Kusama Infinity Room are among the offerings

Even in Death, Charles Dickens Left Behind a 2020-02-05 09:42:13New research unravels the scheme to bury the Victorian writer in Westminster Abbey—against his wishes

The Must-See Outdoor Art Installations of 2020 2020-02-03 09:10:36Janet Echelman, Yayoi Kusama and Dale Chihuly are just a few of the artists making massive sculptures for the year ahead

Is Paying a Premium for European Foods Worth 2020-01-31 10:34:29New tariffs on certain wines, spirits, olive oil and cheeses from Europe have us wondering how much place really factors into taste

Artists Who Paint With Their Feet Have Unique 2020-01-30 13:53:58Neuroscientists determined that certain "sensory maps" in the brain become more refined when people use their feet like hands

How the Video Works of John Baldessari Defined 2020-01-29 09:02:14Smithsonian curator Saisha Grayson examines the legacy of one of the greats of American Art

How Japanese Artist Chiura Obata Came to Be 2020-01-29 09:00:00With landscapes infused with an emotion borne of a life of struggle, this master receives his due in this traveling retrospective now at the Smithsoni

Why Prince Would Not Sound Like Prince Without 2020-01-28 06:00:00A human geographer explains how the city's unique sonic culture nurtured and inspired the musical genius

Following Beethoven’s Footsteps Through Vienna 2020-01-27 10:36:58For the composer’s 250th birthday, visit the apartments where he lived, the theaters where he worked and his final resting place

English Sparkling Wines Challenge the Supremacy of Champagne, 2020-01-27 07:30:00As average temperatures rise and extreme weather events become more common, vintners are forced to adapt year to year


Crystal Bridges Changed The Landscape Of American Art. New! 2020-02-18 18:01:00The effects Crystal Bridges has had on the region are more than clear. And later this month, the museum is going one step further. It’s opening

Art Critic Christopher Knight Wins Lifetime Achievement Award New! 2020-02-18 17:25:00It’s the second Dorothea and Leo Rabkin Foundation award and comes with a $50,000 prize. Knight has been an art critic at The Times since 1989,

An Open-Ended, Ambiguous, Multi-Perspective Opera Made To Resist New! 2020-02-18 17:01:00Yuval Sharon: “If there was a straightforward message, there would certainly be simpler and more direct ways to communicate it than by creating

Ten Trends That Will Impact The Arts Says New! 2020-02-18 16:29:00The arts advocacy group says these are the trends that will inform its work over the next few years. – Americans for the Arts

Forgers And The True Believers That Want To New! 2020-02-18 16:01:00Perhaps the forger’s best tool is the desire of buyers to want something to be real. No matter how improbable. – The Daily Beast

How Musicians Are Starting To Grapple With The New! 2020-02-18 15:28:00“It seems to me that the only solution commensurate with the scale of the problem is fundamentally changing the way musicians work. We have to s

John Eliot Gardiner On Period-Instrument Beethoven New! 2020-02-18 15:01:21“What you get in a period orchestra are three things: greater individuality of timbre, more transparency of texture and an increased dynamism on

The Radical Plan To Remake Paris Into A New! 2020-02-18 14:32:00The idea, floated by the city’s mayor, is to redesign urban life so that all the essentials – for work, play, shopping, culture – ar

Following Netflix Series, Case Of Malcolm X’s Murder New! 2020-02-18 14:03:38“Following the release of the six-part documentary Who Killed Malcolm X? – which launched on the streaming platform on 7 February –

Rarity: Vienna Kunsthalle Museum Replaces Director With A New! 2020-02-18 13:33:00Founded in 1992, the Kunsthalle Wien is a large exhibition space with no permanent collection. How does a triumvirate lead such a venue in practice? S

New Director Is Making Britain’s Oldest Dance Company New! 2020-02-18 13:02:12The mission of Benoit Swan Pouffer, formerly artistic director of the now-closed Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet and now at the helm of Rambert, &ldquo

Boy Scouts Of America Files For Bankruptcy New! 2020-02-18 12:28:00The organization has about half the members it did in the 1970s. But it has failed to address claims of sexual abuse for decades, and the claims have

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