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Morning Links: ‘The Art of More’ Edition

Archaeologists in Florida filed a legal case against the US Department of Transportation regarding a high-speed rail project they say will threaten prehistoric sites of cultural importance: the Old Vero Man site, where human remains dating more than 13,000 years ago … Read More


SP-Arte 2015
Works by Daniel Buren and Mona Hatoum.

On the Top Floor of Sp-Arte, Sandback, Buren, Baloufa Fill Open Space

Oscar Niemeyer’s Bienal Pavilion, which hosts the SP-Arte art fair, has more than a quarter million square feet of space, which meant that the booths of most of the 141 exhibitors at the fair, which ended Sunday, felt remarkably spacious. … Read More


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Here’s a Photo of an Alma Thomas Painting in the White House

It’s a beautiful Wednesday afternoon here in New York City—about 70 degrees and partly cloudy—and it just feels like the right time to share this photo, which has Alma Thomas’s Resurrection (1966), a stunner of a painting, presiding over a Passover … Read More


Artists News
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Take Them to Church: Sundblad, Sweeney Celebrate New Record, Shirley Collins With Greenwich Village Performance

“I came here once for church service and I wore this outfit, so I thought I’d wear it again,” artist Emily Sundblad said on Monday night before launching into a song with the musician Matt Sweeney. The two were performing … Read More


Pictures at an Exhibition
Florence Henri, Composition abstraite [Still-life composition], 1929, collage, gelatin silver print cut and pasted on paper. ©GALLERIA MARTINI & RONCHETTI/COURTESY FLORENCE HENRI ARCHIVE, GENOA/PRIVATE COLLECTION

‘Florence Henri: Mirrors of the Avante-Garde’ at Jeu De Paume

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday. Today’s show: “Florence Henri: Mirror of the Avant-Garde, 1927-1940” is currently on view at Jeu De Paume in Paris until May 17. The show features over 130 vintage prints by … Read More


Dispatches
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Venus Over Manhattan Goes to California

Whatever else he is—collector, dealer, rich guy—Adam Lindemann is also a man who respects stationary. Just a few days after he announced his gallery, Venus Over Manhattan, would open a 15,000-square-foot space in Los Angeles this spring, the heading on … Read More


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Giacometti’s ‘L’homme Au Doigt,’ Coming to Auction for the First Time, Could Become Most Expensive Sculpture Ever

At Christie’s evening sale in New York on May 11, Alberto Giacometti’s life-size sculpture L’homme au doigt (Pointing Man) will be for sale for the first time at auction. The work has been owned by a “distinguished private collector” for … Read More


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Presumed self-portrait by Leonardo da Vinci.


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Morning Links: Leonardo da Vinci Edition

It’s Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday today, and the biggest exhibition of his works since 1939, “Leonardo 1452-1519,” opens at the Palazzo Reale this month, coinciding with the Milan Expo 2015. The show will include Leonardo’s paintings, drawings, sketches, manuscripts and codexes, along … Read More


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Here Are the 2015 Winners of Guggenheim Fellowships

The Guggenheim Foundation announced its 2015 fellowships today. There were 175 recipients across categories ranging from choreography to linguistics. The relevant arts-related winners are below. A full list of fellows is available here. Fine Arts Rick Araluce, Seattle, WA Miyoshi … Read More


Dallas Art Week 2015 Market
2015 MTV RE:DEFINE GALA & AUCTION IN HONOR OF MICHAEL CRAIG-MARTIN

At Dallas Art Week, a $2.2 M. Benefit Auction, a $2.5 M. Car, and ‘Spending Money Like Drunken Sailors’

Sometimes art-fair weeks have an echo-chamber reverb—the same canapés, the same Instagrams, the same Damien Hirst spin paintings. But if you’re lucky, the stars align and bequeath you unique experiences. On Friday, at 10:30, the morning after the opening of … Read More


Pictures at an Exhibition
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‘Martin Durazo: Axioms and Ecstasies’ at Barbara Davis Gallery

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday. Today’s show: “Martin Durazo: Axioms and Ecstasies,” is currently on view at Barbara Davis Gallery in Houston until Saturday, April 25. The show features new paintings by Durazo … Read More


Artists News
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Senselessly-Sexual Self-Reflection: Alaina Stamatis Releases ‘Whenever I’m Finished’

Tomorrow at Topos in Ridgewood, Brooklyn, the artist and performer Alaina Stamatis will celebrate the release of “Whenever I’m Finished” – a new collection of erotic poetry with accompanying watercolor images by Am Schmidt – with a night of performance and … Read More


Books
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Disaster Writing: New Book By Douglas Coupland and Hans Ulrich Obrist Wreaks Havoc on Original Thought

Readers of a certain age will probably know Marshall McLuhan best for his cameo in Annie Hall, in which the Canadian-born media scholar appears suddenly to chastise an annoying member of a movie queue, situated directly behind Woody Allen’s Alvy … Read More


Features
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POW! SOK! Wonder Woman’s Back

For artists, is the superhero a corporate flack, a feminist icon—or a bit of both? Read More