Post image for An Artist Residency Is Coming to Storm King

Storm King, the sprawling sculpture park and open-air museum in Mountainville, New York, will host an artist residency program for the first time in its 55-year history.

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Post image for London Museum Plants Fake in Its Collection

A new project in London asks: Why do we prize authenticity so highly if a forgery can be visually equivalent to an authentic artwork?

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Post image for When the Weather Gives You Snowmageddon, Make Art Snowmen

As we hunker down in anticipation of what will almost certainly be a less dramatic snowstorm than some are predicting, and begin to formulate plans for the construction of snowpersons that will immediately follow, we offer you this brief and necessarily incomplete survey of artists’ snowmen for inspiration.

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Post image for Tate Reveals Surprisingly Low Sum of BP Sponsorship Deal

After years of legal wrangling, the Tate museums group has finally disclosed the details of its sponsorship agreement with oil company BP.

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Post image for Hazardous Waste Cookies, Crying, Cinema, and Chicken

I made 55 hazardous waste cookies for a children’s film festival.

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Post image for Spain’s Art-for-Taxes Program Only Works When the Art’s Good

If taxes sound taxing to you, consider this alternative: move to Spain, purchase valuable and culturally significant artworks, and donate them to the Spanish government in lieu of tax. Just make sure they’re really significant artworks.

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Post image for The Darkness Behind Niki de Saint Phalle’s Colorful Beauties

PARIS — Niki de Saint Phalle was half French, half American, and bilingual, but who was she? Certainly not merely the sculptor who made those fat girls, the Nanas, though they remain her most famous works.

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Post image for Researchers Find Way to Read Papyrus Texts Buried at Herculaneum for the First Time

Only one library from the classical world is known to have survived along with its texts: the Villa of the Papyri at Herculaneum. Ever since its discovery in 1754, archaeologists have attempted to crack open the villa’s carbonized texts with knives, chemicals, and unrolling machines, all with little success and often irreversibly destructive results.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on January 25, 2015

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This week, artists and drones, archiving the web, Russian art manifestos, the lies of American Sniper, modern life, and more.

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Weekend Words: Sweat

by Weekend Editors on January 25, 2015

Edgar Degas,

On Tuesday, Hyperallergic’s Benjamin Sutton reported that a civil court in Antwerp has convicted Luc Tuymans of copyright infringement for appropriating an image by photojournalist Katrijn Van Giel for his painting, “A Belgian Politician” (2011).

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