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‘An Icon of Our Time’: An Artist Is Selling a $2.9 Million Solid-Gold Avocado Toast at Berlin Art Week

If you thought $14 was an expensive price for avocado toast at your local cafe, how about $2.9 million (€2.5 million)? That’s the cost of German artist Tim Bengel’s Who Wants to Live Forever?, a pure gold sculpture cast from an avocado on a bagel.  The artwork, which scans as a mash-up of Maurizio Cattelan’s gold toilet (America ) and duct-taped banana (Comedian ), is ...

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Duggie Fields British Artist And Fashion Icon Dies Age 76

Duggie Fields, who died yesterday, was one of the new figurative painters that defined Britain in the 1970s and 80s. His work was internationally influential, especially his graphic sensibility. His fashion sense was second to none. He emerged in the early seventies as a fashion icon in the book Cheap Chic, and along with his friends the clothes designer Zandra Rhodes, Artists Andrew Logan, ...

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Google taps Tlingit artist for Doodle honoring Alaska Native civil rights icon Elizabeth Peratrovich

Google Doodle of Alaska Native civil rights icon Elizabeth Peratrovich by Michaela Goade (Source: Google) If you need to Google something on Wednesday, you might see a familiar face. The tech company’s Doodle of the day is of Alaska Native civil rights icon Elizabeth Peratrovich. For the illustration, they tapped Tlingit artist Michaela Goade who is based in Sitka. “It meant a lot to work on ...

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Art Icon Michael Mennello Dies of COVID-19 Complications

ORLANDO, Fla. — People in Orlando are mourning the loss of an Orlando philanthropist and a man they call an “icon” in the art world. Michael Mennello, co-founder of the Mennello Museum of American Art, died Friday from complications from COVID-19. Friends say, the story of Michael and Marilyn Mennello is as colorful as the art you’ll find on the walls of the museum ...

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