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Good public art starts before the ‘art’ | ArtsHub UK

The path to good public art actually begins way before an artistic idea blossoms. Just like the space it will inhabit, foundations are crucial.  Commissioning bodies and their approach will have as much influence on the outcome of public art as the artists, and this is where a clear brief can form a healthy basis for the work.  ‘The process starts very early on, ...

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Damien Hirst – The Currency: Is setting fire to millions of pounds worth of art a good idea? | Ents & Arts News

When he's not preserving dead animals in formaldehyde or encrusting skulls with diamonds, Damien Hirst is known for his spots.On the surface, they appear to be a more innocent affair, clusters of rainbow blobs that simply make the beholder feel happy, rather than provoking the outrage that a pickled shark or sliced-down-the middle cow and her calf might, say, or a photograph of the ...

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The 151-Year-Old San Francisco Art Institute Has Closed for Good After Failed Attempts to Save the Financially Moribund School

After multiple merger attempts, the historic but financially troubled San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI), which operated for 151 years in the Bay Area, closed last Friday, July 15, for good.  The final blow came that same day when the University of San Francisco (USF) pulled out from a proposed deal that had been in the works since January to acquire the failing institution. In ...

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For UK artist, the key to good art is a typewriter

Issued on: 05/07/2022 - 07:54 London (AFP) – James Cook sits calmly at his desk, with the only sound the clickety clack of his typewriter. As he works, a portrait of a boy takes shape. From Hollywood star Tom Hanks to the London Eye observation wheel, the artist can turn symbols and letters into art, earning him increasing attention.Cook, 25, produces his work in ...

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Dorothea Tanning is a Good Artist—and What’s so Bad About That? – ARTnews.com

Recent assessments of Dorothea Tanning are so similar that there must be a playbook somewhere. Step one: commend her for living a long time (1910-2012). Step two: announce that she was married to a certain famous Surrealist painter (google it if you care that much). Step three: say that she was unfairly overshadowed by her husband (true). Step four: say that since she was ...

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The U.S. Has Banned Imports of Afghan Antiquities to Quash the Market for Illicit Artifacts, But Some Experts Say It Could Do More Harm Than Good

The US has implemented a set of “emergency import restrictions” on art and antiquities from Afghanistan. The rules, introduced by the State Department Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and U.S. Customs and Border Protection, prohibit a broad range of Afghan artifacts from entering America through at least April 2026. Among the objects on the federal register’s designated list are archaeological material ranging from ...

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