Post image for Pace Gallery Plugs Into Silicon Valley

MENLO PARK, California — I’m going to be honest: I haven’t been much of a fan of Pace Gallery in the past, or many of the blue-chip/dynastic galleries, for that matter; I find the programming too centered on celebrities in an attempt to garner press and sales.

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Post image for 85,000 Historic Newsreels Released on YouTube Tell a Fascinating Story

Yesterday, British Pathé, known for its newsreels, announced that it had uploaded its entire collection to YouTube, making for a widely available trove of historic footage and a fascinatingly nerdy way to spend Friday afternoon.

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Pratt Presents During NYCxDESIGN 2014

by Sponsor on April 18, 2014

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Pratt Presents public programs showcase the Institute’s expertise and reputation as a distinguished academic institution, as well as a cultural hub.

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At My First Auction

by Steven Weinberg on April 18, 2014

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Auctions in the Catskills are colorful affairs.

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Art Movements

by Allison Meier on April 18, 2014

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Unpaid interns get NYC harassment rights, Joan Jonas to represent US at Venice Biennale, Gabriel García Márquez dies, search for painting in the Hong Kong landfill called off, and more from the week in art news.

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Post image for 5 Old-School NYC Video Artists You Should Know (and Follow)

Looking at the work of a few pioneers, specifically those on the scene in New York City, it’s obvious that technology was a catalyst for a new type of electronic art; these artists were trailblazers in both fields.

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Post image for Taking Identity to the Guillotine with Yinka Shonibare MBE

Yinka Shonibare MBE’s decapitated mannequins in their vibrant batik fabric outfits cavort through a collage of influences that the British-born, Nigeria-raised artist has excavated from the complicated history of culture.

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Post image for One Artist’s Plan to Save the US Postal Service

The United States Postal Service is in crisis: hemorrhaging money, searching for ways to fix the situation and being blocked by Congress, inching towards privatization. What can any of us do about? Not much, except send more mail. That’s the idea behind artist Jennie Ottinger’s new project, called, cleverly, “Postal Mortem.”

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Post image for New York Murals: The City’s Best Overlooked Museum

You might walk by some of the permanent works in New York City’s best art collection and not even notice them. The murals embedded in the city’s public spaces — in bars, restaurants, hospitals, skyscraper lobbies, and schools — together make up a historical tapestry of New York’s visual culture.

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Post image for How Laurie Simmons Makes Dolls Lie

Laurie Simmons isn’t the first photographer to snap pictures of dolls, but she has a way of getting them to look eerily emotive (and making them take selfies). She pulls off the uncanny by aestheticizing several layers of lies.

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