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19th-Century Potter Thomas Commeraw Finally Gets His Due – ARTnews.com

For nearly two centuries, scholars had assumed that, like many other master potters in early 19th-century Manhattan, Thomas Commeraw was white. For one, Commeraw made salt-glazed stoneware, a technique brought to New York by German immigrants, and his first appearance in the city’s records, a 1795 directory, misspelled his name as “Commerau,” which made scholars speculate he was of French descent. (His surname might, ...

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Judge Rules the Tate’s Viewing Platform a Nuisance to Apartment Owners – ARTnews.com

At the top of the Tate Modern’s extension, the Blavatnik Building, is a viewing deck were the museum’s attendees can take in the views of London. The view includes a spate of luxury apartments of the Neo Bankside building that lies directly across from the museum. The building is situated very close to the museum—so much so that the museum’s patrons are able to ...

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Silverlens Takes on Estates of Artists Carlos Villa, Leo Valledor – ARTnews.com

The Manila-based gallery Silverlens, which opened a New York outpost last September, has taken on the estates of two major Filipino American artists from the postwar era: Carlos Villa and Leo Valledor. Villa’s estate is represented in partnership with Anglim/Trimble in San Francisco. Lifelong friends who called each other “cousin” as a term of endearment, Villa and Valledor were both born in San Francisco ...

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London’s National Gallery Buys Met Trustee’s 15th Century Italian Painting at Auction – ARTnews.com

London’s National Gallery acquired a painting by 15th-century Italian artist Bernardo Cavallino at Sotheby’s in New York, where it was set a record for $3.9 million (with buyer’s premium). The painting, which depicts its titular subject Saint Bartholomew in a seated pose holding a knife, is believed to have produced between 1640 and 1645. The inclusion of the knife foreshadows the apostle’s martyrdom, as ...

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Nan Goldin’s Best-Known Work Is an Intimate Visual Diary of the 1980s – ARTnews.com

Nominated for an Academy Award for best documentary feature, All the Beauty and the Bloodshed by Laura Poitras provides and overview of the life and career of Nan Goldin through the lens of her recent struggle with opioid addiction and her subsequent activism against the Sackler family. Here we look back at this article about her iconic project The Ballad of Sexual Dependency. Written ...

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Ancient Tavern Found At Archeological Dig In Iraq – ARTnews.com

Archaeologists have uncovered a large tavern complete with benches, a type of ancient clay refrigerator called a “zeer”, an oven, and storage containers, some of which still had food, outside the modern city of Al-Shatrah in southern Iraq, according to Penn Today. The tavern was found by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pisa in Italy using advanced methodologies and high-tech ...

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Georgia O’Keeffe’s Name Misspelled in New Grand Central Terminal – ARTnews.com

After years of stuttered construction, the $11 billion Long Island Rail Road terminal in Grand Central has opened—and commuters have already noticed a design oversight. Homages to New York City landmarks and luminaries line the concourse walls, including an engraved quote from “Georgia O’Keefe”:  “One can’t paint New York as it is, but rather as it is felt.” A stirring sentiment. However, the painter’s surname ...

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Russian Culture Ministry Demands Tretyakov Gallery Change Its Exhibits – ARTnews.com

The Russian Ministry of Culture reportedly sent a letter to Moscow’s Tretyakov Gallery demanding that it change its exhibits to be in line with “spiritual and moral values” after a man complained about several works on display. The letter, signed by Department of Museums and Foreign Relations deputy director Natalia Chechel, was sent to the gallery’s general director, Zelfira Tregulova. According to the Moscow ...

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