Post image for Tomb-Raiding Archaeologists Arrested in Chinese Antiquities Trafficking Bust

Four archaeologists were among nearly 200 people from six Chinese provinces recently arrested for raiding ancient tombs and selling an estimated $80 million worth of antiquities on the black market, the Beijing Times reported.

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Post image for Threatened LA Googie Landmark Is Saved

LOS ANGELES — Architectural preservationists won a major victory last week, when the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to designate Norms La Cienega as a Historic-Cultural Monument.

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Post image for How the Space Race Altered Art in the Americas

Space exploration and the science fiction imagination of alien encounters out in the stars reached their peak of optimistic possibility between the 1940s and 1970s, culminating with the first moon landing in 1969.

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Post image for Boston Art Prize Disappoints by Snubbing Local Artists

BOSTON — There is no actual historical evidence to support the idea that Jesús Malverde ever existed, and stories of Mexico’s “Robin Hood-like bandit” seem likely to have been fabricated over time, embellished, and then mainlined directly into the central nervous system of narco-culture thug life.

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Post image for A Novel Comes to Life as a Warped Sculptural Wonderland

MINNEAPOLIS — At the beginning of next month, Chris Larson’s installation at the Soap Factory will serve as a set for an original opera composed by Anthony Gatto, based on Flannery O’Connor’s novel Wise Blood.

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Post image for The Hollows Artspace Celebrates Its First Year with ‘Auto-Chemistry,’ Opening June 3

The Hollows Artspace — founded in October 2014 in Bushwick, Brooklyn — will open its third exhibition on Wednesday, June 3, from 6 to 10pm.

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Post image for Learn to Love Your Meat Before You Meet Your Love

Raw meat as a metaphoric vessel for sensuality and sex is nothing new.

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Post image for Reframing Ivory Coast’s Long-Anonymous Master Sculptors

PARIS — One can easily mistake ghosts of the past for the modern. Most of us have only a vague and superficial idea that West African sculpture’s symbolic force has an crucial place in the history of Modern Art.

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Post image for Sculptural Paintings Reveal Toxic and Fictional Landscapes

The Bushwick gallery scene continues to flourish as galleries flock to the neighborhood and prefer the raw industrial environment as a place to start instead of the more established Chelsea or Lower East Side.

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Post image for Learning from an Artist’s Early Experiments with AbEx

For young painters today, Abstract Expressionism is ancient history; a few rooms in MoMA’s permanent collection galleries, a handful of images from the pages of Gardner or Janson, all set before a backdrop of a now mythical Downtown Manhattan of $200-dollar-a-month lofts.

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