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Latest News in Black Art: Estate of Thornton Dial and Kevin Beasley Join New Galleries, Julie Mehretu and Kehinde Wiley Collaborate with American Express, NMAAHC Launches Searchable Museum & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   THORNTON DIAL, “History Refused to Die,” 2004 (okra stalks and roots, clothing, collages drawings, tin, wire, steel, Masonite, steel chain, enamel, and spray paint, 102 x 87 x 23 inches). | © Estate of Thornton Dial, The Metropolitan Museum of Art   Representation Blum ...

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Julie Mehretu, Kehinde Wiley to Design American Express Platinum Cards – ARTnews.com

During a conversation between artists Julie Mehretu and Kehinde Wiley hosted by the Studio Museum in Harlem on Wednesday night, American Express announced that it had tapped the two artists to create designs for its U.S. Platinum Card. The designs by Mehretu and Wiley will be unveiled next month during Art Basel Miami Beach and will be available to American Express Platinum Card holders ...

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The Godzilla collective’s fight for Asian American artists – ARTnews.com

Godzilla: Asian American Arts Network 1990–2001 is the first anthology of writings and contextual materials chronicling the eponymous collective’s extensive art projects, curatorial activities, and critical discourse. Formed in New York in 1990 by artists Ken Chu, Bing Lee, Margo Machida, and others, and eventually growing into a national network of some 2,000 members, Godzilla brought a spirit of urgency to a late twentieth-century ...

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Famed Lebanese American Writer Dies at 96 – ARTnews.com

Etel Adnan, the celebrated Lebanese American writer and artist, died on Sunday in Paris. She was 96. Her death was confirmed by her gallery, Galerie Lelong & Co. She is survived by her longtime partner, the artist and publisher Simone Fattal. Over the course of half a century, Adnan explored themes of political discord, national identity, and feminism in the Arab world in astute ...

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“American Psycho” Group Exhibition at Volery Gallery in Dubai, UAE – StreetArtNews

Organised by Volery Gallery, American Psycho (2021) is a group exhibition curated by Rom Levy and Massine Benoukaci. It draws its inspiration from the best seller movie of the same title, based on Bret Easton Ellis’s 1991 novel. The film features Christian Bale playing Patrick Bateman, a wealthy investment banker. Bateman keeps his psychopathic ego hidden until he loses control and his illogical fantasies ...

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Marie Watt’s Fabric Sculpture Evokes a Native American Ethos – ARTnews.com

“Once, there were songs for everything.” Marie Watt, whose solo show “Companion Species (At What Cost)” runs through January 9, 2022, at the Hunterdon Art Museum in Clifton, New Jersey, is speaking in her Portland, Oregon, studio, with the debris from making fabric sculptures and installations all around her. She is talking to me about craft, writing, art, and history. Before long, the conversation ...

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Art in America on the American South – ARTnews.com

The South is the theme of A.i.A.‘s November/December issue. Take a look at the contents below: DEPARTMENTS CONTRIBUTORS AND EDITOR’S NOTEHow art thrives in the South today. FIRST LOOKKang Seung Lee by Harley WongLA-based artist Kang Seung Lee, born in South Korea, pays homage to his queer predecessors in meticulous drawings and a large bibliographic installation. SIGHTLINESHarvard Art Museums curator Horace D. Ballard tells us ...

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Latest News in Black Art: Frank Bowling Wins Hahn Prize, Deidrea Miller Heading Communications at Christie’s Americas, Kellie Jones is New Chair of African American Studies at Columbia & More

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Guyana-born British painter Frank Bowling won the 2022 Wolfgang Hahn Prize. | Photo by Sacha Bowling   Awards & Honors MUSEUM LUDWIG IN COLOGNE, GERMANY, awarded the 2022 Wolfgang Hahn Prize to Guyana-born British painter Frank Bowling. The prize includes a solo exhibition at ...

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Warhol in Tehran: Iranians flock to American pop art exhibit

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iranian hard-liners, now back at the helm of the country, may regularly rail against the poisoning of Islamic society by Western culture, but in Tehran, Iranians are flocking to the contemporary art museum to marvel at American pop artist Andy Warhol’s iconic soup cans.The circular floors of the Iranian capital’s Museum of Contemporary Art display a sprawling line-up of 18 classic ...

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