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Facing the Blank Canvas: Artists’ Tips for Getting Started

Terror. Doubt. Anxiety. Artists offer their strategies for getting beyond the roadblocks and starting new work Read More


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How Non-Artists Can Draw: Comics Great Lynda Barry on Teaching Creativity

On the occasion of her first New York solo show, Lynda Barry offers tips on keeping students engaged, tackling taboos, and learning to laugh at yourself Read More


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The Artistic Influences that Made Artists Artists

Hank Willis Thomas, Pat Steir, Deborah Kass, and others reflect on their early encounters with art and the childhood experiences that shape their work Read More


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Document, Protest, Memorial: AIDS in the Art World

Artists and curators are assessing the impact of the epidemic on art and the art community Read More


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In Philip Pearlstein’s Autobiography, Warhol Is a Major Character

Philip Pearlstein and Andy Warhol met at Carnegie Tech and became fast friends. In New York City, they shared an apartment, worked together, and took their first steps toward fame and fortune together
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Rauschenberg Foundation: Bridging the Gap Between Art & Life

From working for international peace to funding art workshops in inner-city laundromats, the Rauschenberg Foundation aims to honor the artist’s passion to make the world a better place Read More


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Shanghai’s Tricky Museum Transformation

The city’s five-year plan to become China’s cultural capital is fueling massive development in both public and privately owned museums. But can Shanghai provide the trained staff—and the art—to fill these new institutions? Read More


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When Is an Artwork Finished?

For some artists, a work is done when it leaves the studio. Others keep tinkering in the galleries. One waits for the piece to “cry uncle” Read More


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China’s Desert Treasure

China’s Mogao Caves, at the edge of the Gobi Desert, hold an unrivaled collection of Buddhist art spanning a thousand years. Now they’re inspiring new generations of artists, from masters of ink painting to fireworks maestro Cai Guo-Qiang Read More


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Title Fights: How Museums Name Their Shows

Generating a title for a museum show involves curators, directors, publicists, and more. It can be grueling, it can be fun, and it sometimes takes years to find the right one Read More


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Fakers, Fakes, & Fake Fakers

Well-known forgers reveal the creative methods they use to copy the masters
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Royal Flourish: A New Look at the Queen’s Collection

The curators of the trove of masterpieces owned by the Queen of England are working to devise new and exciting ways to display them Read More


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Refuting the Myths About the Armory Show

Research for exhibitions commemorating the centennial of the notorious Armory show reveals that it included more American, historical, and even female artists than many accounts include
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The ARTnews 200 Top Collectors: Ron Pizzuti

A giant head by Mr. attracts the most attention–but what about Tom Friedman’s urinating man? Read More