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Italian Statue of Scantily Clad Worker Draws Controversy – ARTnews.com

The latest public monument to draw a bitter outcry is a sexually suggestive statue of a female field worker in Italy, which was accused of promoting sexism by politicians this week. The bronze statue, which depicts a young woman wearing a transparent, body-hugging dress, was presented on Saturday in a ceremony attended by a mostly male audience, including former prime minister Giuseppe Conte, in ...

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Art Industry News: Italian Police Just Confiscated Nearly 500 Francis Bacon Works They Suspect Are Fake + 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 on this Tuesday, September 14. NEED-TO-READ A Look at Jasper Johns’s Latest Work – There aren’t many artists alive whose every new work is regarded as a newsworthy event—but Jasper Johns is one of them. Ahead of ...

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Renowned Italian artist to encapsulate Aspen Art Museum’s façade with inflated installation

A rendering of what the facade of the front of the Aspen Art Museum will look like next summer.Courtesy image The entire façade of the front side of the Aspen Art Museum will be covered next summer with an inflated vinyl and nylon wrap and LED lights to illuminate the imagery of a mountain landscape.Aspen City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved the museum’s application ...

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Italian Man Suspected of Planning van Gogh Heist Arrested – ARTnews.com

One of Italy’s most wanted fugitives, an alleged kingpin in the Naples-based Camorra organized crime syndicate, has been arrested in Dubai under suspicion of buying black market van Gogh paintings. Raffaele Imperiale, thought by police to be a major organized crime figure, was arrested on August 4 and is being held in the United Arab Emirates awaiting extradition, Italy’s state police and financial crimes ...

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The artist, the mafia and the Italian job: is heist mystery about to be solved? | Painting

Even after he found fame as one of the most important 20th-century British artists, Leon Kossoff never got over the distress of losing 14 paintings and six drawings in an unsolved theft.A much-loved portrait of his mother was among pictures that were stolen from a lorry transporting them from London to Italy in 1972, with some speculating that the mafia was responsible. Until his ...

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Italian Museums Are Using High-Tech Spy Cameras to Figure Out Which Artworks Visitors Actually Like + 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 on this Tuesday, July 20. NEED-TO-READ Pope.L Reflects on a Changing Art World – Ahead of his first U.K. retrospective in recent memory at the commercial gallery Modern Art in London, American artist Pope.L reflects on the complexities ...

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Italian Authorities Seize Nearly 800 Artifacts From Belgian Collector  – ARTnews.com

Italian authorities have recovered nearly 800 archeological finds from a Belgian collector worth a combined €11 million (around $13 million). The oldest pieces in the collection date as far back as the sixth century B.C.E. The trove of artifacts includes painted vases, amphorae, black glazed ceramics, and several terra-cotta figurines. They were illegally excavated in Puglia, a region in southern Italy, according to Carabinieri’s ...

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Italian artist sold an invisible sculpture for $18k, his third invisible masterpiece

Italian artist Salvatore Garau just sold his invisible sculpture for over $18,000, reports ArtNet. The sculpture is nothing more than empty space. The artwork titled “lo Sono” — “I Am” in Italian — is a 5-by-5 foot square free of obstructions, according to ArtNet.“You don’t see it but it exists; it is made of air and spirit,” according to Garau via The New York ...

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An Italian Artist Auctioned Off an ‘Invisible Sculpture’ for $18,300. It’s Made Literally of Nothing

From the department of “They sold that for how much?!” comes today’s story, about an Italian artist who, for the cool price of €15,000 ($18,300), recently auctioned an artwork that is… well, nothing.  Last month, the 67-year-old artist Salvatore Garau sold an “immaterial sculpture”—which is to say that it doesn’t exist.   To be fair, the artist might disagree on conceptual grounds. For Garau, the artwork, ...

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Why did an Italian street artist sue the Vatican?

“Thou shalt not steal — but the Vatican did anyway,” reports MSN. Italian street artist Alessia Babrow filed a lawsuit last month against the Vatican, home of the Catholic Church, for merchandising her artwork without permission, according to the AP. In 2019, Babrow pasted a stylized image of Christ on a wall near the Ponte Vittorio Emanuele II bridge, the central bridge for entering ...

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