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Who Is Gordon Parks, Photographer Who Chronicled African American Life? – ARTnews.com

To call Gordon Parks (1912–2006) a Renaissance man would be a massive understatement. A photographer, filmmaker, writer, musician/composer, and painter, Parks enjoyed an extraordinary career that landed him everywhere from Hollywood to the front lines for the battle over Civil Rights. Parks was a freelancer for Glamour and Ebony before becoming the first black staff photographer at Life magazine in 1948; later, he shot...

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Can a Surrealist Hero Rise from the Dead? – ARTnews.com

I’m not particularly involved with art and am writing at the suggestion of my sister’s lover. My great-grandfather made his living as a bookbinder in New York, but he was also a talented painter in the Surrealist vein. He had a few solo exhibitions and was in many group shows, including one at the Julien Levy Gallery, which specialized in Surrealist art. I’ve been...

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This NFT Project Offers ‘Digital Restitution’ for Looted African Art – ARTnews.com

What if you didn’t have to wait for European and American museums to repatriate African artifacts? Mulling this question, Chidi Nwaubani, the founder of NFT project Looty, decided to take matters into his own hands with his project Looty, which bills itself as a “digital restitution project.” “Our ‘Looters’ go to the museums (physically) and take back the artworks (digitally),” a...

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Art Industry News: Top Wall Street Guru Says He’d Rather Invest in Art and Real Estate Than Stocks Right Now + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know this Tuesday, May 24. NEED-TO-READ Canadian Museums’ $617 Million Rebuild Draws Criticism – In British Columbia, a new proposal by the provincial government to spend CA$789 million ($617 million) to rebuild the Royal BC Museum in Victoria...

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Italian Police Recover Titian Portrait Lost for Two Decades – ARTnews.com

The Italian police unit in charge of cultural heritage announced they had recovered a portrait by Renaissance painter Titian that has been lost for nearly 20 years. Discovered by a Turin branch of the cultural heritage unit, a subsidiary of the Italian state police known as the Carabinieri, the 16th-century work, titled Portrait of a Man with a Beret, first went missing two decades...

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Artist Knox Martin Dies at 99—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines KNOX MARTIN, the New York School artist who made vividly colored, boldly painted canvases that pushed postwar postwar Abstract Expressionism into Pop- and Hard Edge–inflected territory, has died at 99, the Art Newspaper reports. “His approach was a little bit more cerebral,” dealer Hollis Taggart, who began representing him in 2019, told TAN, arguing that...

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The Aldrich Revisits Its Landmark Feminist Art Exhibition

Carol Kinne, Cad Yellow, 1965. Collection R. Huot, New Berlin, New York Photo: Edward Hettig someone will make a Saddle out of your falling hair" by Astrid Terrazas. Courtesy P.P.O.W. New York and the artist. Photo: Stan Narten Stella Zhong, Every Other Chopped, 2021. Courtesy the artist and Chapter NY. Merrill Wagner, Inlet, 2010. Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner, New York. Tourmaline, Coral...

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