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In 2013, just two years out of art school, the artist Lucien Smith had already become a cautionary tale. That year, his painting Hobbes, The Rain Man, and My Friend Barney / Under the Sycamore Tree set a stratospheric auction record at Phillips New York, when it sold for $389,000. Smith saw two...

Created: 18 August 2020
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Each week, we search New York City for the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings, and events. In light of the global health situation, we are currently highlighting digital events, as well as in-person exhibitions open in the New York area. (Times are all EST unless otherwise...

Created: 17 August 2020
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Kaleidoscopic landscapes and riotous bursts of flowers are the signatures of Brooklyn-based artist Shara Hughes—scenes she creates entirely from her imagination. The artist’s third solo show with Zurich’s Galerie Eva Presenhuber, “Day By Day By Day,” opened in June, but she will not have seen it...

Created: 17 August 2020
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Any time the prized work of Italian artist Amedeo Mogiliani—one of the most expensive painters in the world—is involved in a dispute, the stakes are high. The latest round of legal fighting between a high-profile research institution and a famous Modigliani expert is no different. Just over two...

Created: 17 August 2020
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A pair of game-worn Michael Jordan shoes just shattered the record for most expensive sneakers ever sold at auction—which is particularly appropriate given that he was wearing them when he shattered a backboard in 1985. (In fact, they still have a piece of glass lodged in the sole.) Estimated to...

Created: 17 August 2020
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“I have made my analysis and Lebanon has Stage IV cancer,” I overheard a Lebanese economist, who was visiting Beirut from New York, quip darkly one afternoon last August. The devastating explosion on August 4 decimated large parts of Lebanon’s capital—but the country was already ailing badly in...

Created: 17 August 2020
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Time has long been a subject that conjured up great art.  From charting the rhythms of nature in cave art, to capturing the luminosity of sunrise or sunset, to imagining allegories of the stages of life, art has incorporated the passage of time as one of its great themes. Timepieces make a frequent...

Created: 17 August 2020
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The 1990s were a golden age for the fashion industry. The boundary-breaking decade saw the birth of the supermodel as well as countless quintessential looks—from neon clothing to grunge—which are seeing a revival among zoomers today. So who better to curate an exhibition about the period than...

Created: 17 August 2020
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Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know on this Monday, August 17. NEED-TO-READ Redbone Music Video Sparks Copyright Dispute – The Indigenous artist Frank Buffalo Hyde claims that a music video...

Created: 17 August 2020
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Mexican artist Diego Rivera casts a long shadow on the history of 20th-century art, capturing the energy of post-revolutionary Mexico with a style that improbably fused four influences: Aztec culture, Cubism, Renaissance frescos, and socialist realism.  Among his many stylized pictures of working...

Created: 17 August 2020
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