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A View from the Easel

by Philip A Hartigan on July 31, 2015

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Artist studios in Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, and Ohio.

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Post image for The Only Five Public Statues of Historic Women in NYC

Setting aside the allegorical females and fictional heroines like Lewis Carroll’s Alice, who are the historic women honored in New York’s public statuary?

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Post image for Nick Cave on “Tackling Really Hard Issues” with Art

“I’m interested in coming to Detroit — providing you this opportunity to be up close and personal with the work in this static format, but then also being able to get you into this performative experience.”

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Sum of the Arts

by Allison Meier on July 31, 2015

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Height (in feet) of the rogue wave depicted in Katsushika Hokusai’s famed “The Great Wave off Kanagawa” (c.1830–32) = 32–39

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In 1915, during World War I, the printing company Wills & Hepworth began publishing “pure and healthy literature” for children marked with a ladybird logo, giving rise to the London-based publishing company now known as Ladybird Books.

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Post image for From Obsessive Drawings to Sound Sculptures, Mark Mothersbaugh’s Unexpected Art Career

MINNEAPOLIS — Mark Mothersbaugh is so much a part of pop culture that even if you aren’t a fan of his punk band Devo, you’re probably familiar with his music.

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Art about identity politics, personal history, and cultural heritage is seen all too rarely in Bushwick galleries, where formal and material concerns tend to dominate.

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Post image for The Evolution of the Watermelon, Captured in Still Lifes

The watermelons of our summers are not the watermelons of yesteryear, as demonstrated by a 17th-century painting by Italian artist Giovanni Stanchi.

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Post image for Vandal Who Smashed Colorado Town Sculpture “Destroyed the Fun”

A public sculpture in Durango, Colorado, that has divided and entertained residents of the small town since its installation last August was destroyed earlier this week and the vandal remains at large, according to the Durango Herald.

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LOS ANGELES — Earlier this week, the Los Angeles Times terminated its relationship with political cartoonist Ted Rall based on “serious questions about the accuracy” of a May 11 blog post by him

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