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Russian Painter of Brezhnev-Honecker Kiss Graffiti Dies

Dmitry Vrubel, the Russian painter who shot to fame with a work on the Berlin Wall depicting Soviet and East German communist leaders kissing, has died in the German capital at age 62. One of the best known Berlin Wall graffiti pieces, Vrubel’s 1990 work titled “My God, Help Me to Survive This Deadly Love” features a reproduction of a photograph capturing Soviet leader ...

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Mary Obering, Abstract Painter, Dies at 85 – ARTnews.com

Mary Obering, a painter whose geometric abstractions brought her a small but loyal following, has died at 85. New York’s Bortolami gallery, which added her to its roster in 2019, said that Obering died in New York of natural causes on July 29. Obering’s paintings merged the pared-down aesthetics of newer movements like Minimalism with techniques and styles that date back multiple centuries. Though ...

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In Postwar Paris, Painter Shirley Jaffe Became an American Master – ARTnews.com

Shirley Jaffe, who died in 2016 a few days short of her 93rd birthday, is the subject of “Une Américaine à Paris,” a luminous retrospective currently at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. The French capital was her adopted home, where she had lived and worked since 1949. While many American artists came to Paris after the war—more than 300 were reportedly there in the ...

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New York Painter Dies at 81 – ARTnews.com

Jennifer Bartlett, whose experiments with subjecting painting to predetermined rule systems had earned her a loyal following,  died on July 25 in Amagansett, New York, at 81. A representative for Paula Cooper Gallery, which offered Bartlett some of her earliest shows, confirmed her death. Bartlett’s paintings are quite unlike almost any others made by artists of her generation, and for that reason, they have ...

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Pace Gallery Takes on Pioneering Abstract Painter Virginia Jaramillo – ARTnews.com

Pace Gallery now represents Virginia Jaramillo, a pioneering abstract painter who has been making work for over six decades but has only recently seen a resurgence in interest. Jaramillo will continue to work with Hales Gallery, which has locations in London and New York. With this representation, Jaramillo will become one of the few U.S.-born Latina artists to be represented by a mega-gallery. Pace ...

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Controversial Saudi painter aims to make her mark in modern art

RIYADH: The number of Saudi universities in the Academic Ranking of World Universities, also known as the Shanghai Ranking, has risen to 15 from six in the most recent classification. Saudi universities were recognized in 11 scientific disciplines in which they competed for advanced centers. This is among the top 50 international universities where Saudi universities have achieved advanced positions, including the 15th International ...

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Meet Yuta Niwa, Japanese Painter Mixing Traditional and Contemporary Art – ARTnews.com

Painter Yuta Niwa, like many young Japanese artists, incorporates traditional painting techniques and materials into his work, such as Japanese traditional paper, ink, pigments, and Nikawa glue. Niwa deals with disasters such as earthquakes and infectious diseases using giant salamanders and catfishes as motifs. In his graduate thesis project, he depicted the devastation of four recent earthquakes in Japan using the giant catfish, which ...

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Painter Harvey Dinnerstein Dead at 94—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines ARTIST HARVEY DINNERSTEIN, whose closely observed paintings portrayed members of the civil rights movement and provided glimpses of everyday life in  his native New York, has died at 94, the New York Times reports. As an artist in his 20s, Dinnerstein went with his friend Burt Silverman to memorialize the Montgomery bus boycott in 1956, “capturing ...

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Margaret Keane, ‘Big Eyes’ Painter, Dies – ARTnews.com

Artist Margaret Keane, whose paintings of big eyed children were incredibly popular in the ’50s and ’60s, died on Sunday at 94, the New York Times has reported. Keane’s paintings were fabulously successful with the public, who not only bought her paintings, but the plates, prints, and a whole range of franchised home goods decorated in her signature style — waifs and children staring ...

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