Tag: Pandemic

Illegal Excavations of Cultural Property Surged During Pandemic – ARTnews.com

Illegal activity involving cultural property has spiked during the global Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new survey by the international police organization Interpol. In 2020, the rate of illegal excavations of cultural heritage increased across the world beyond pre-pandemic levels, according to Interpol’s “Assessing Crimes Against Cultural Property” report. Africa saw an increase in offenses related to digs, up from 44 incidents in 2019 ...

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U.K. Museums Grapple with Pandemic Cuts—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 LOS ANGELES LOSES A LEGEND. Art dealer Margo Leavin, who ran a trailblazing contemporary art gallery in L.A. for more than 40 years, has died at the age of 85, Christopher Knight reports in the Los Angeles Times. Leavin set up shop in 1970 and closed in 2013; along the way, she showed canonical and soon-to-be-canonical ...

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Jennifer Guidi on Pandemic Painting – ARTnews.com

Jennifer Guidi’s career skyrocketed with her 2017 exhibition “San Fernando” at Almine Rech gallery in New York. Guidi’s abstract trance-inducing landscape paintings with bursts of subtle color and texture gradations resulted in a collectors’ frenzy—one so mad, in fact, that dealer Stefan Simchowitz wrote in a frustrated Facebook post, “If another person asks me to get them a Jen Guidi I think I might ...

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Art Walk returns to downtown Jacksonville for first time since the pandemic – Action News Jax

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — It has been 581 days since the Art Walk made its last appearance.“When they shut it down, it was kind of bummer, but there’s a lot of people here,” visitor Aryanna Harris said.STORY: ‘He put me through 7 years of hell’: Former JSO officer sentenced for attempted child sex crimesThe Art Walk showcases creativity from local artists, like the business “Art ...

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Jim Jarmusch on Early Influences and Pandemic Inspirations – ARTnews.com

Portrait of Jim Jarmusch, 2019. Haedrich/VU/SIPA My collages are sourced from newsprint. The physical material of newsprint is almost becoming obsolete, which I find interesting. And now our news is delivered in many other ways, mostly digital. But I don’t analyze my collages or think about them too critically. These collages are are just kind of fun, little dream worlds that I go into ...

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Street art tribute to healthcare workers during COVID-19 pandemic

A Newcastle street artist has created a tribute to frontline health workers who are working long hours under difficult conditions during the pandemic.Key points:The stencil artwork was created during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemicIt sends a message of community support to frontline healthcare workersEvocative street art has become prolific in Newcastle, particularly in the CBD and surrounding suburbsCooks Hill resident health care worker Bianca said ...

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