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Ink Rx? Welcome to the World of Paramedical Tattoos

Needles and pigments are helping medical patients heal emotionally.
Tags: Art, News, Plastic Surgery, Tattoos, Kaiser Family Foundation, Surgery and Surgeons, Your-feed-selfcare, World of Paramedical Tattoos


Barbara Remington, Illustrator of Tolkien Book Covers, Dies at 90

Her work for the 1965 paperback editions of “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” achieved mass-cult status. But she hadn’t read the books when she got the job.
Tags: Art, News, Tolkien, Barbara, Remington, Books and Literature, Ballantine Books, Book Trade and Publishing, Deaths (Obituaries, J R R, The Lord of the Rings (Book, Barbara Remington Illustrator


Jordan Casteel Won’t Let You Look Away

Her colossal paintings depict people of color at a scale that makes them impossible to ignore. Now nearly 40 canvases come to the New Museum.
Tags: Art, News, Museums, Jordan, Jordan Casteel, New Museum of Contemporary Art, Casteel


Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Innovation in space food and slime, an artist's sudden success, and why we should eat more sea urchins The Future of Space Food MIT Media Lab’s Space Exploration Initiative focuses on all kinds of research and preparation for “the day when humanity becomes a space-native civilization, as comfortable in thFrom slime to space, tech and textilese cosmos as we have been on Earth.” The team …
Tags: Food, Art, Space, Science, Design, News, Climate Change, Animals, Environment, Sustainability, Cellphones, Nature, Architecture, Ocean, Artists, Seafood


Art in the age of artifice

As a magician and sleight-of-hand artist, I've been wrestling with the thorny and slippery notion of Art for a long time. A recent "magical project" rekindled my attention about this ongoing quest. Here follow my latest musings on this domain. What is Art? Art can be seen as the lifeblood running through the veins of human history. From prelinguistic cave dweller to postmodern city dweller, art stands as a witness to the evolution of every culture, reflecting and participating in our views of re...
Tags: Art, Post, Hollywood, News, Alan Moore, Los Angeles, Michelangelo, Hollywood Blvd, Sistine Chapel, Martel, Sigils, Magick, La Brea Ave, Chaos Magick, J F Martel, Hollywood Spelling


MoMA Hires Top SFMoMA Curator

Clément Chéroux, senior curator of the photography center at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, is heading to MoMA’s to serve as the museum’s chief curator of photography. “It was a pleasure to work at SFMOMA for three years and to have the support of a fantastic Bay Area photo community,” Chéroux said in a statement. “I am […]
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Bay Area, Minipost, Moma, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, SFMOMA, MoMA Hires Top SFMoMA, Chéroux


James Turrell’s Roden Crater Gets $3 million Pledge from Online Gaming Billionaire

Billionaire Mark Pincus, founder of online gaming firm Zynga, has pledged $3 million to James Turrell’s Roden Crater project. “The project itself feels, to me, like modern-day pyramids,” he says. “The ambition and scale and scope of it is something that has the potential to be something that people, many generations from now, will be able to […]
Tags: Art, News, Zynga, Mark Pincus, Art News, Minipost, James Turrell, Roden Crater


Private Museum Closings Explored in Art Newspaper Piece

A piece in Art Newspaper asks why so many private museums are already shuttering. “It’s more fun building a museum and a collection and opening it than running it,” says Adrian Ellis, the founding director of AEA Consulting. Read more at Art Newspaper  
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Adrian Ellis, AEA Consulting Read


Heiress and Art Benefactor Anne Marion Has Passed Away at Age 81

Oil and ranching heiress Anne Marion, founder of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico has passed away at the age of 81. “Anne Marion was one of the most generous, admirable, and inspirational people I have ever known,” says Marla Price, director of the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth, where Marion was an active […]
Tags: Art, News, Fort Worth, Art News, Minipost, Marion, Santa Fe New Mexico, Modern Art Museum, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Art Benefactor Anne Marion, Anne Marion, Marla Price


Russian Artist Pyotr Pavlensky Wades in Parisian Mayoral Elections, Causing Candidate’s Resignation Over Explicit Video

Russian provocateur and artist Pyotr Pavlensky, whose prior stunts involved setting the doors of a Russian security organization aflame, has taken reportedly taken responsibility for interfering in the Parisian mayoral elections, leaking compromising sexually graphic videos of candidate Benjamin Griveaux online. “He is someone who is always playing up family values, who says he wants to be the mayor […]
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Pyotr Pavlensky, Benjamin Griveaux, Pyotr Pavlensky Wades


Yayoi Kusama to Show Infinity Rooms in London

Yayoi Kusama will stage another major show of her Infinity Rooms at the Tate Modern this May, the museum has announced.  The show will feature two such works as well as documentation of early performance pieces by the artist.  Read more at Art News    
Tags: Art, London, News, Tate Modern, Art News, Minipost, Yayoi Kusama


MoMA Acquires 56 Photographs from Gordon Parks’s “The Atmosphere of Crime”

MoMA has acquired 56 prints from Gordon Parks’s series of color photographs for a Life magazine photo essay titled “The Atmosphere of Crime.”  The works will go on view this May as part of the museum’s first seasonal rotation of its collection. Read more at MoMA  
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Moma, GORDON PARKS


For 13 years, this photographer has been building an incredible 3D digital model of Athens

Starting in 2007, photographer and visual effects artist Dimitris Tsalkanis has been building a digital 3D model of ancient Athens. The result is an immersive historical recreation where everyone online is invited. How did Tsalkanis handle this Herculean (rather, Heraklean) task? He learned as he went. From Sarah Rose Sharp's article about Ancient Athens 3D in Hyperallergic: “I had no previous experience on 3D and I started experimenting in my spare time,” said Tsalkanis in an email int...
Tags: Post, Video, Design, News, Greece, History, Architecture, Athens, Archaeology, 3D, Mark Dery, Hadrian, Sarah Rose Sharp, Dimitris Tsalkanis, Tsalkanis, Athens Tsalkanis


Montreal's swoopy Olympic Tower renovated as office space

Anyone who says that a building has to be demolished because the plan doesn't suit modern uses is either lying or incompetent. Just look at this.
Tags: Design, News, Montreal


There’s a Lot to Love About the Banksy Art That Popped Up for Valentine’s Day

One lucky home in England got a huge Valentine’s Day surprise. It wasn’t an unexpected bouquet or a box of heart-shaped chocolates from a secret admirer, but a piece of art by the artist Banksy on the side of their building. The work of art that now adorns a wall in Bristol, the home city of the artist known as Banksy, shows a stenciled girl firing an explosion of red flowers into the air using a slingshot. Kelly Woodruff, who co-owns the property had no idea her house had been hit by the artist...
Tags: Art, Facebook, England, News, Instagram, Uncategorized, Viral, Bristol, Banksy, Holidays 2020, Kelly Woodruff


The Perfect Valentine? A Math Formula

Nothing says “I love you” like a customizable algebraic equation.
Tags: Art, News, Valentine's Day, Mathematics, Your-feed-science


Grown-Up Art at a Children’s Museum, but It’s Still Playtime

Visitors to “Inside Art” can make their own work and collaborate with other artists. The show is just one of several activities available during school break.
Tags: Art, News, Museums, Manhattan (NYC, Children's Museum of Manhattan, Inside Art (Exhibit


A Sculptor of the Female Gaze

Katharina Fritsch shows familiar objects as they might appear in a dream, bringing the subliminal to light.
Tags: Art, News, Germany, Sculpture, Katharina, Katharina Fritsch, Fritsch, Twomens2020


Artist Blasts Stefan Simchowitz for Flipping His Work

Artist Amoako Boafo criticizes Stefan Simchowitz over the collector’s attempt at flipping one of his works at auction tonight at Phillips. “Now he wants to make profit from it,” he says. “It’s only sad. The painting is so recent.” Read more at Bloomberg  
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Phillips, Stefan Simchowitz, Amoako Boafo


The Wild, Anti-Authoritarian Art of Peter Saul

The painter’s biting critiques shape his five-decade retrospective at the New Museum.
Tags: Art, News, New York City, Peter Saul, New Museum of Contemporary Art, Peter Saul: Crime and Punishment (Exhibit


Art Newspaper Charts Legal Challenges Around Breaks Between Artist and Gallery

A piece in the Art Newspaper this week documents a series of court cases around gallery-artist splits, noting the various ways and legal issues around the break of a business relationship in the art world. Read more at Art Newspape
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost


Luchita Hurtado Profiled in WSJ

Artist Luchita Hurtado gets a profile in the WSJ this week, as she finds a more responsive market for her work. Read more at WSJ
Tags: Art, News, WSJ, Art News, Minipost, Luchita Hurtado


Apple’s latest patent hints at a revolutionary curved glass iMac Pro

Given that we haven’t seen an iMac redesign since 2012, and that Apple’s just recently issued a couple of patents for a new iMac Pro, it’s safe to say that we may be looking at a redesigned iMac Pro in the near future. The patent image (which can be found at the end of the article) showcases an interesting monolithic take on the all-in-one Macintosh, featuring a slick unibody glass that transitions from screen to keyboard in one grand, singular motion. The screen literally folds downwards as soo...
Tags: Apple, Design, News, Desktops, Editorial, iMac, Product Design, Random, CNC, Dali, Jony, Imac Pro, Sarang Sheth, iMac 2020


In Trippy Times, Bill Graham Took Care of Reality

America’s best-known rock promoter brought local acts like the Grateful Dead to the national stage. A new exhibition in Manhattan shows how he did it.
Tags: Art, News, New York City, America, Museums, Manhattan, Graham, Grateful Dead, Bill Graham, Pop and Rock Music, New-York Historical Society, Bill (1931-91, Trippy Times


Luxury Tower Residents Lose Appeal Case Against Tate Over Viewing Platform Proximity to Homes

Residents of the luxury flat next to the Tate Modern, who sued over the the museum overlook’s vantage point into their apartments, have lost their court appeal.  “These properties are impressive, and no doubt there are great advantages to be enjoyed in such extensive glassed views, but that in effect comes at a price in terms […]
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost


Empathy and Artistry: Rediscovering Dorothea Lange

Her indelible images came to represent the Great Depression. Now a revelatory exhibition at MoMA confirms her place in the pantheon of American photographers.
Tags: Art, Photography, News, Museum of Modern Art, Lange, Moma, Dorothea Lange, Dorothea


Robert Irwin’s Ambient Odyssey

After seven decades of experimentation, the artist produces “Unlights,” a confounding wonder — and possibly “my swan song.”
Tags: Art, News, New York City, Robert, Robert Irwin, Pace Gallery, Irwin


MoMA to Show Automobiles in Outdoor Sculpture Garden This Summer

As part of its summer show Automania, MoMA will park a series of cars in its outdoor sculpture park.  The exhibition will include a series of automobiles in the museum collection never shown before. Read more at Art News
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Moma


The Guardian Interviews Barbara Kruger

Barbara Kruger is interviewed in The Guardian this week, discussing her work and the contemporary moment. ”There are moments of recognition and significant changes but we’re living at a time where global white grievance is rampant,” she says, “and there is also a reaction against those symbolic changes. In these brutal and threatening times, I believe it necessary to […]
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Barbara Kruger



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