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vanessa german and Cauleen Smith Win One of World’s Largest Art Prizes, $250,000 Heinz Art Awards – ARTnews.com

Artists vanessa german and Cauleen Smith have won one of the largest art prizes in the world, the Heinz Award for the Arts. Each will now take home $250,000. german often creates sculptures that are adorned with beads, fabrics, cowrie shells, glass, and more. Often, these works are intended to serve a restorative purpose and seem imbued with ritualistic power. Past works have involved ...

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Australian State Helps Win Aboriginal Art at Auction—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 A SURPRISE IN THE SALESROOM. Last week brought news that an Aboriginal heritage council in Australia had set up a GoFundMe in an attempt to raise funds to compete for two works by the 19th-century Wurundjeri artist William Barak that were coming up for auction at Sotheby’s in New York this week. That effort brought in about $118,000 (US$83,600), the Guardian reports—short of ...

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NFTs Win Big at the Webby Awards – ARTnews.com

This year, the Webby Awards, which recognize “excellence on the Internet,” gave special mention to NFT projects—an unusual designation, since art is not often given these prizes. Artist Takashi Murakami received a Special Achievement Webby for his contributions to the space with his NFT projects. The Lifetime Special Achievement honor was awarded to the creators of the NFT, Anil Dash and Kevin McCoy. “I ...

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Simone Leigh, Sonia Boyce Win Top Awards at 2022 Venice Biennale – ARTnews.com

For the first time, both of the Venice Biennale’s top honors went to Black women. Those awards, known as the Golden Lions, went this year to Simone Leigh and Sonia Boyce, who won for participation in Cecilia Alemani’s main show and for a national pavilion, respectively. The Silver Lion, for a “promising young artist” in the main show, went to Ali Cherri. Special mentions ...

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Art Industry News: Burkinabe Activist Francis Kéré Becomes the First Black Architect to Win the Pritzker Prize + 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 Wednesday, March 16. NEED-TO-READ Queen Joins Cultural Boycott Against Russia – The Royal Collection has withdrawn permission for a loan of three 17th-century swords to the Kremlin Museums in Moscow. The weapons were due to be ...

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North Lincolnshire Council celebrates prestigious arts award win

A project that inspired more people to visit Scunthorpe has been crowned the winner of ‘Best Arts Project’ in the national Hearts for the Arts Awards 2022. The council fought off strong competition from across the UK to triumph for the presentation of artist Luke Jerram’s ‘Of Earth and Sky’. The installation saw local people’s poems appear in a stunning art trail across Scunthorpe, ...

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