Author Archives: Robin Cembalest

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The ARTnews Shelfie Project: Art-World Luminaries Pose With Their Books

Laurie Simmons, Jerry Saltz, Xu Bing, and other art insiders took shelf portraits for us Read More

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12 Museum-Worthy Power Suits from Around the World

To get to the top, you have to wear the right clothes Read More

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The Evil-Looking Women Drug Addicts of French Belle Epoque Art

As the morphine craze gripped Paris, a new archetype of angry, scary women emerged in French prints. Collectors loved them Read More

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Voguing Meets Drawing, and the Results Are Spectacular

Using the Drawing Center’s gallery space, a tricked-out Xbox Kinect, and the exaggerated rhythmic stylings of expert dancers and musicians, Rashaad Newsome created a template for sculptures like no one’s ever seen Read More

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29 Artists With Their Work at New York Art Fairs

Snapshots of creators and their creations at the Art Show, the Armory Show, and Volta Read More

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14 Artworks That Prove Pink Is Tough

The color that seems softest can often speak most loudly Read More

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10 Amazing Data Visualizations of Creativity and Art History

With five New York art spaces showing maps, charts, and diagrams, it’s a great moment for flowchart art Read More

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101 Women Artists Who Got Wikipedia Pages This Week

The Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon was an international initiative to bring women’s voices to the online encyclopedia–as editors and as subjects Read More

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Avant-Garde Quilt Explosion!

A guide to weird and wild contemporary-art quilts by conceptualists, code-breakers, feminists, fashionistas, Afrofuturists, and street artists Read More

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13 Dazzling Treasure-Packed Art-Museum Shows to See in Spring 2014

Masterworks, manuscripts, mosaics, royal jewels, devotional sculpture, and blinged-out arms and armor feature in exhibitions devoted to the arts of Byzantium, Buddhism, Islam, West Africa, the Samurai, the Andes, and more Read More

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12 Trends Defining This Season’s Art-Museum Shows

Where to find the major retrospectives, provocative theme shows, and dazzling art-selfie destinations of the spring 2014 season Read More

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How Ai Weiwei and Olafur Eliasson Got 35,000 People to Draw on the Moon

One small click of the mouse, a giant leap for art Read More

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You CAN Touch This: Rapper Lupe Fiasco Tells Museums How It Is

Under his real name, Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, the rapper defies museum security and invents some of his own Read More

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Miami Recap: Is There a Global Art Esthetic?

A roundup of favorites from 8 fairs, 3 museums, 3 private collections, and 2 public projects Read More