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Photographer Spotlight: Amina Gingold

Read MorePhoto, amina gingold, new york, photographer, photographyBOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTSRead More

christopher martin

Loooove! These banners {fabric and stitched thread} are the work of California based artist Christopher Martin. All of these pieces are part of his current solo show at Hashimoto Contemporary SF {804 Sutter Street}, titled ‘Homeward Bound’. It’s a “mixed media collection of paintings and banners highlighting the duality of the African Diaspora and itsContinue reading “christopher martin”

Metro Pictures Gallery, Which Represents Cindy Sherman and Other Top Artists, to Close

On Sunday, the 40-year-old New York gallery Metro Pictures announced that it will close toward the end of 2021. The announcement email sent by the gallery referenced “a demanding year of pandemic-driven programming, and the anticipated arrival of a very different art world,” and included a statement from gallery founders Helene Winer and Janelle Reiring:Continue reading “Metro Pictures Gallery, Which Represents Cindy Sherman and Other Top Artists, to Close”

Following Legal Dispute, Restituted Pissarro Recovered From Toll Collection To Sell at Auction

In June 2018, a Paris appeals court ruled that American Philadelphia-based collectors Bruce and Robbi Toll must return an 1887 Camille Pissarro gouache titled La Cueillette des Pois (“Picking Peas”) to the heirs of Simon Bauer, the original French-Jewish owner of the work, from whom the painting was seized during WWII. Now, three years after theContinue reading “Following Legal Dispute, Restituted Pissarro Recovered From Toll Collection To Sell at Auction”

“deep thoughts”

Yep, it’s just you and me today, and I’m getting deep. The theme is CHANGE… a concept I have a love/hate relationship with. Anyway, have a listen right up there under the logo for the super duper big change that’s ready ‘n waiting for you, OR subscribe on Apple Podcasts and/or Spotify. ps. Here are just aContinue reading ““deep thoughts””

Required Reading

As we discuss the return of looted artifacts in Western museums, the situation of Afghanistan and its stolen riches offers a good case study to understand the issues. Matthieu Aikins, for the New York Times Magazine, writes: The Ghazni marbles are not the only artifacts from the Afghan government collection that have turned up abroad;Continue reading “Required Reading”

Art That Goes With the Floe

In his essay accompanying apexart’s online exhibition, Goodbye, World, curator Raimar Stange wonders, “What options do the visual arts have in the face of the climate catastrophe?” He responds with several platitudes about art’s capacity to raise consciousness, but the exhibition’s valedictory conceit proposes a more original, if less comforting, answer. Stange and his co-curator,Continue reading “Art That Goes With the Floe”

“Every artist was first an amateur”

Ralph Waldo Emerson