Art World News Today

Among the top visual arts headlines today: Post Paris protests, the Louvre decides to remove Sackler name from its museum wing; the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts announces recipients of Spring 2019 grant for$3.81 million; Tate Directors declare climate emergency in a bid to reduce carbon footprints; The Toronto-based art dealer Katharine Mulherin dies at 54, art world mourns her passing.The Louvre Removes Sackler Family Name from Museum WingParis’ Musee du Louvre has removed the Sackler family name from its museum wing dedicated to eastern or near-eastern antiquities. Known as the Sackler Wing of Oriental Antiques, the museum decided…

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Top 10 pop tracks every punk won’t admit they listen to

No matter how punk you are, you can never be too scene to resist a good pop song. There’s just something about a few of the genre’s tracks that get you grooving. Besides, it’s nice to take a break from heavy breakdowns every once in a while. From Taylor Swift to the Chainsmokers, here’s 10 […]
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“The Monaco Masters Show” at Opera Gallery, Monaco

Opera Gallery is hosting a group show “The Monaco Masters Show” in its Monegasque exhibition space, on view through August 31, 2019.This exhibition presents high-quality artworks retracing the main trends of the 20th-century into contemporary art practice.According to the press release, Modern Art takes pride of place with paintings by masters including Raoul Dufy, Pablo Picasso, Fernand Leger, Marc Chagall, Joan Miro. These are presented alongside the greatest masters of the Post-War period, such as Alexander Calder, Lucio Fontana, Jean Dubuffet, Hans Hartung ou Pierres Soulages. American Pop Art is also represented with original works by Andy Warhol and Tom Wesselmann,…

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William Mortensen’s Occult-Themed Photographs Subject of Exhibition

The aspects of William Mortensen’s photography that were controversial during his lifetime—clever manipulation of imagery and dark themes—are now considered to be marks of his greatness. In the show “Witches” at Buckland Museum of Witchcraft and Magick, Stephen Romano Gallery offers both unseen work and iconic meditations on the occult from his output in the 1920s and ’30s. The exhibition runs August 3 through November 3 at the venue in Cleveland, Ohio.More …

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Heavy metal meets knitting in an unexpected world championship

The year is 20NineScene and honestly, anything can happen. From crazy mash-ups to Hawthorne Heights covering Kacey Musgraves to create yeemo, it feels like anything is possible. Now, it looks like knitting and heavy metal have collided for a unique and very unexpected competition. This looks like something straight out of a Hard Times article. […]
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Anne Ellegood Named New Director of ICA LA

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, has announced Anne Ellegood, senior curator at the Hammer Museum, as its next executive director. She succeeds Elsa Longhauser, who is stepping down from her position after 19 years of leadership and notably oversaw the museum’s transformation from the Santa Monica Museum of Art (SMMoA) into the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (ICA LA). Ellegood will assume her new role on September 16, 2019, states the press release. “On behalf of the board of directors and search committee, we are proud to welcome Anne Ellegood as the next executive director of ICA LA. Ellegood…

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Ozzy Osbourne skipped Black Sabbath Grammy’s honor over “shocking” snub

Earlier in the year, it was announced that Black Sabbath would be one of the acts to receive the Grammys Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy. As fans may recall, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward all made an appearance at the ceremony, but Ozzy Osbourne was nowhere to be found. Now, Sharon […]
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The Illustrations of Nicolás Arispe

Even when taken out of narrative context, the illustrations of Nicolás Arispe captivate viewers. The Buenos Aires artist has crafted comics, books, album covers, magazine illustrations, animation storyboard, and much more. He’s known, in particular, for his anthropomorphic characters and fantastical settings, all tackling decidedly human and emotional stories. More …

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