Allison Meier

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Casa de Costa’s new location on the Upper East Side takes over the two floors of a 19th century carriage house secreted behind an apartment building.

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Post image for Portraits of Famous Artists with Their Little-Known Quirks

Did you know that the Chupa Chups lollipop logo was designed by Salvador Dalí? Or that Vincent van Gogh only sold one painting in his lifetime, despite the fact he created hundreds of works? James Gulliver Hancock has compiled these facts both familiar and strange into illustrated portraits of the artists.

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Post image for After 27 Years, a New York World’s Fair Relic Reopens to the Public

The public was invited inside a New York City architectural monument today for a view that has been off-limits for 27 years. The New York State Pavilion, designed by Philip Johnson, was open for just a few hours this afternoon.

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Post image for The Delicate and Gruesome Art of Medieval Alabaster

The English Reformation of the 1530s wasn’t just an upheaval of the country’s spirituality as the Church of England severed its Catholic ties; it disrupted whole industries. One was the alabaster sculpture business of the Midlands.

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Post image for The Unseen Drawings of Kurt Vonnegut

Drawings by Kurt Vonnegut long kept in storage are getting the monograph treatment with a new publication of his playful, line-driven art. Kurt Vonnegut Drawings, coming next month from the Monacelli Press, features 145 selections of his work.

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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 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 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 Research Reveals Artists’ Brains May Be Structured Differently

Artists are often deemed “right-brained” thinkers, but new research suggests it may be the actual structure of the brain that lends creative talent.

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Post image for A Journal for Emerging Photography Endures in Print

Since it was founded in 2004 by photographer Sophie Mörner, Capricious magazine has been issuing contemporary photography narratives organized around broad themes.

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