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Art Industry News: The Costume Institute Recruited Four of the Coolest Kids in Culture to Host This Year’s Met Ball + 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, May 4. NEED-TO-READ Adrian Piper Plans Protest in Berlin – The New York-born, Berlin-based artist is organizing a protest against overcrowding in German schools outside German parliament in Berlin on May 15. The demonstration is ...

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50 Years Ago, Romare Bearden and His Colleagues Founded a New York Gallery for Artists of Color. A New Show Celebrates Its Legacy

exhibitionIn 1969, tired of the lack of exhibition opportunities for Black artists, Romare Bearden, Ernest Crichlow, and Norman Lewis took matters into their own hands and opened Cinque Gallery, a nonprofit exhibition space on Astor Place in New York’s East Village. Cinque—named for Joseph Cinque, who led the 1839 revolt on the Amistad slave ship after being kidnapped in Sierra Leone—quickly became a thriving community of ...

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How a Devious Handshake Deal Let Arthur Sackler Store His Art in a Secret Gallery at the Metropolitan Museum for Years

When Arthur Sackler died in 1987, his obituary in the New York Times noted that he owned one of the largest collections of Asian art in the world. Patrick Radden Keefe’s new book Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty is an expose of the family that has now become synonymous with the opioid epidemic in the United States—but it also offers some ...

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Dead Sea Scrolls Portion Discovered for First Time in 60 Years – ARTnews.com

For the first time in 60 years, archaeologists have found new fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls, a grouping of ancient Jewish religious manuscripts that date back to between the 3rd century B.C.E. and the 1st century C.E. The Israeli Antiquities Authority said that the new portions were discovered while surveying the Judean Desert, east of Jerusalem, in an area known as the “Cave ...

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Louvre Recovers Two Pieces of Armor Stolen Almost 40 Years Ago – ARTnews.com

Nearly four decades after they disappeared from the Louvre, two pieces of gold and silver encrusted armor have reemerged, albeit under mysterious circumstances. According to the Paris museum, French police were contacted in January by a military antiquities expert who had been charged with appraising the pieces as part of estate planning in Bordeaux. Upon examining the works—a helmet and upper back piece—the expert ...

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Tapestry replica of Picasso’s anti-war masterpiece Guernica removed from United Nations headquarters after 35 years

Picasso's "Guernica" tapestry was displayed at United Nations headquarters in New York for decades Wikipedia A tapestry depicting Picasso's epic painting Guernica, which for 35 years had hung outside the entrance to the Security Council at the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York, has been removed and returned to its owners, the Rockefeller family. The work was commissioned in 1955 by the diplomat ...

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Highlights from this year’s Egypt International Art Fair

ESRAA ZIDAN ‘Untitled’ This 2020 painting is typical of Zidan’s exuberant, colorful and loving portrayal of the female form (her Master’s degree was on “Human Anatomy for Artists”). The 30-year-old Egyptian artist began depicting plus-size women as a response to the “unrealistic beauty standards” of Instagram, she once told Cairo West magazine. “The most important point is that I portrayed them feeling happy and ...

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Artist Christopher Le Brun Knighted In New Year’s Honours List 2021

Christopher Le Brun, (born 1951) artist and former president of the Royal Academy (PRA) has been Knighted in the New Year’s Honours List. Other visual related honours include: YBA Artist Michael Landy, CBE, Grenada-born artist Denzil Forrester MBE, Jennifer Lee, potter receives an MBE,The architect David Chipperfield receives a Companion of Honour and the gallerist Hannah Barry, instrumental in establishing the Bold Tendencies exhibitions ...

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