‘Genius: Picasso’ Review: Great Art and Mistresses Galore

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‘Genius: Picasso’ Review: Great Art and Mistresses Galore

Wall Street Journal15 hours ago
When the drama comes vividly alive, as it does often enough, the subject is seldom art. It’s almost always Picasso (a seductive if also largely unknowable character in Antonio Banderas’s subtle portrayal) and the women who loved him: women he loved and needed in turn and in time betrayed and …

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4 Arty Articles to Read on World Art Day

Milwaukee MagazineApr 13, 2018
April has already given us National Siblings Day and National Pet Day. Now we’ve got National World Art Day to look forward to too, on April 15. In honor of this totally real and very important holiday, we decided to dig through our archives to find some of our favorite art-centric stories published in recent …

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Wall Street Rush to Scoop Up Black Art Sends Prices Sky High

BloombergApr 18, 2018
Unlike trends that tend to fade after a year or two, black art has been sustained by unparalleled museum support. The gold rush is playing out from Sotheby’s, where billionaire Yusaku Maezawa paid $110.5 million for a Jean-Michel Basquiat canvas last May, to sold-out exhibitions and art fairs worldwide.

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Artist Jeff Koons and New York Gallery Accused of Inappropriate …

Bloomberg20 hours ago
Representatives of Koons and the gallery didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment. Tananbaum says the gallery and the artist persuade collectors to remit an initial deposit of $1 million to $2 million, along with additional payments of the same amount. They promise delivery of sculptures on a …

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New Billboards Meant To Remind Of Houston’s Arts Scene, Beautify …

Houston Public Media13 hours ago
Billboards have been a controversial topic in Houston since at least 1980. That’s when the city’s sign code was adopted to reign in the thousands of billboards along roads. City government corporation Houston First is now putting local art on some of them. It’s easy to forget about Houston’s arts and culture …

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Does Having a Day Job Mean Making Better Art?

New York TimesMar 22, 2018
“When I create, I want this sense of quietness and wisdom to seep in,” she told me, echoing Rama. “But leading a company has made me tough on myself as an artist. You experience so much discomfort [in writing]: pitching articles, revising, building your brand. Having a business primes you for that kind of …

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Young at art: High school artists ‘becoming’ at new GRACE exhibition

Fairfaxtimes.comMar 22, 2018
The complexities of “becoming” take many forms, and the annual Youth Art Month “Emerging Visions” exhibition now on view through April 7 at the Greater Reston ArtsCenter (GRACE) offers vibrant, affirming and diverse visual expressions of that life process. Art students from Herndon, South Lakes and …

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Art lives here

Fairfaxtimes.comMar 30, 2018
Appropriating a classic line from the film “Casablanca,” Robert Goudie, chairman of the Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) Board of Directors, gleefully announced, “I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.” The friendship that is making Goudie so happy is a partnership between GRACE, …

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‘Inventur—Art in Germany, 1943-55′ Review: Creativity in the …

Wall Street JournalApr 18, 2018
Cambridge, Mass. At some point during World War II, Juro Kubicêk picked up a copy of “Mein Kampf” and set about revising it. He renamed the book “Mein Krampf” (“My Cramp”), an allusion to Hitler’s digestive problems, and probably a good deal else. Kubicêk planned to fill his artist’s book with satirical …

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When Keynes Played Art Buyer

Wall Street JournalMar 30, 2018
A loose set devoted to free thought, free love and, as Keynes later put it, “the creation and enjoyment of aesthetic experience,” the group included Virginia Woolf, her sister Vanessa Bell, Vanessa’s husband Clive Bell and his fellow art critic Roger Fry, the artist Duncan Grant and the writer Lytton Strachey.

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