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    Fra Angelico's Annunciation (1437). VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

    Fra Angelico’s Annunciation (1437). The Prado recently acquired works by the Early Renaissance master.

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    FREEDOM SHOES

    A 90-year-old Auschwitz survivor has donated her minuscule “freedom shoes,” which were given to her by a fellow prisoner, to the museum located where the old Nazi concentration camp used to stand. [Yahoo!]

    ORIGIN STORIES

    Cambodian artist Svay Sareth, who learned art in and eventually escaped from a refugee camp, won the Overall Best Emerging Artist award at the 2016 Prudential Eye Awards for Contemporary Asian Art, which came with an award of $30,000. He also won the $20,000 Best Emerging Artist award in the sculpture category. [Straits Times]

    “How Art Star Mark Grotjahn Became Art Star Mark Grotjahn: By Repainting Signs for Local Mom-and-Pop Stores in L.A.” by Jerry Saltz. [Vulture]

    BACK TO THE FUTURE

    The Prado Museum has acquired works by Fra Angelico from a Spanish duke via an €18 million “gentleman’s agreement.” [The Art Newspaper]

    “If Andy Warhol had the soup can, then Ai Weiwei has the bicycle.” One brave man posits that Ai Weiwei is the Andy Warhol of our time. [Smithsonian]

    ‘CAROL’

    Here’s an analysis of Carol’s minimalist cinematography. [Walker Art Blog]

    A FRIENDLY REMINDER

    Museums are keeping a lot of famous art locked away in storage. [Quartz]

    AND

    Gerwald Rockenschaub at Eva Presenhuber in Zurich. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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