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Fantastic Macro Photos Reveal the Microscopic World of Mushrooms and Slime Molds

Lachnum virgineum. All images © Alison Pollack, shared with permission Alison Pollack’s preferred subjects are the tiny, inconspicuous organisms that are difficult to spot without a trained eye and microscope. The California-based photographer documents the minuscule fungi that spring from leaves and bits of bark with an extreme macro lens, exposing the rarely visible iridescentContinue reading “Fantastic Macro Photos Reveal the Microscopic World of Mushrooms and Slime Molds”

Sotheby’s to Sell $25 M. Kandinsky Painting Once Owned by Solomon R. Guggenheim

Ahead of its New York sales this week, Sotheby’s has unveiled an abstract painting by Wassily Kandinsky that will be auctioned during its Impressionist and modern art evening sale in London on June 29. Tensions calmées (1937) will be on view to the public at Sotheby’s New York headquarters until May 12, then travel toContinue reading “Sotheby’s to Sell $25 M. Kandinsky Painting Once Owned by Solomon R. Guggenheim”

David Zwirner Plans Exhibition Series to Mark AIDS Pandemic’s Beginning

To mark 40th anniversary of the beginning of the AIDS pandemic, when the CDC published the first scientific acknowledgement of what we know now as HIV/AIDS in 1981, David Zwirner gallery will host a series of exhibitions over the next few months. Under the title “More Life,” it will spotlight the work of artists who died ofContinue reading “David Zwirner Plans Exhibition Series to Mark AIDS Pandemic’s Beginning”

One Work: Ben Sakoguchi’s “Chinatown”

Scenes of metaphorical and physical assault pulse through Ben Sakoguchi’s painting Chinatown (2014), as he makes visible the violence Chinese Americans have endured for centuries in the United States. Some of the fifteen panels depict textbook historical events in comic book fashion; others collage contemporary examples of yellowface. Most striking are Sakoguchi’s representations of lesser-known episodesContinue reading “One Work: Ben Sakoguchi’s “Chinatown””

Historians Denounce Newark Museum’s Plan to Sell Works at Sotheby’s

More than 50 cultural historians have signed an open letter denouncing the Newark Museum of Art’s plan to sell 17 works from its collection at auction. When the museum first announced its plan to deaccession artworks in March, few details were provided about which pieces would appear at Sotheby’s. But it has since been revealedContinue reading “Historians Denounce Newark Museum’s Plan to Sell Works at Sotheby’s”

Thousands of Discs Are Suspended in Immense Cloud-Like Formations in Jacob Hashimoto’s Installations

“The Sky” at Portland International Airport (2020), bamboo, resin, UV Prints, screenprints, and fiberglass rod, 40 x 30 x 18 feet. Photo by Mario Gallucci Artist Jacob Hashimoto (previously) hangs thousands of individual orbs in undulating, cloud-like masses that transform atriums and open spaces into monumental landscapes. His site-specific installations layer organic elements—some of theContinue reading “Thousands of Discs Are Suspended in Immense Cloud-Like Formations in Jacob Hashimoto’s Installations”

Architect Helmut Jahn Dies, Rare Leonardo Drawing Could Break Record, and More: Morning Links from May 10, 2021

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines A LEONARDO DA VINCI DRAWING WILL HEAD TO AUCTION at Christie’s in London in July, with an estimate of £8 million to £12 million (about $11.1 million–$16.7 million), Reuters reports. The work is a silverpoint of a bear that measures about 3 inches on each side. It couldContinue reading “Architect Helmut Jahn Dies, Rare Leonardo Drawing Could Break Record, and More: Morning Links from May 10, 2021”

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