Jillian Steinhauer

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The best fiction often succeeds because its creator has constructed a convincing world. By that I don’t mean a place that seems realistic, but rather a world that’s believable because it’s been thought through — pages of notes, characters described down to their beauty marks, the relationships between them, their homes and towns mapped out.

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Post image for Sculpture of Homeless Jesus Sparks Controversy

When it comes to religious art, depictions of Jesus tend to feature him as saintly, reverential, floating above mere mortals or healing them with his touch (or he’s a baby). But a sculpture by artist Timothy P. Schmalz shows Jesus as a homeless man wrapped in a blanket, asleep on a bench.

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Post image for Kids Pay Homage to Jim Dine

Before the frustration and jadedness come, before galleries and museums and auction houses, before art history exams and conceptual art and identity politics, there is the simple joy of making art.

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Post image for Celebrating the Art of Documentary

Just as the history of cinema is filled with questions and contestations — did the Lumière brothers invent motion pictures, or does the Edison company’s kinetoscope deserve the credit? — so too is the history of documentary.

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Post image for Guggenheim in Brouhaha Over Bellicose Bilbao Banner [UPDATED]

A building owner in Bilbao, Spain, will remove a large artwork made by artists Mike Bouchet and Paul McCarthy from public display after pressure from the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. The digital print on vinyl banner features inverted images of the Bilbao institution embellished by the artists to look like warships.

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Post image for Detroit Creditor Offers Bid for Museum Art

After a pension committee last week demanded a more thorough review of the value of the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) collection, one of the city’s largest creditors has now lined up four investor groups willing to pay up to $2 billion for part of that collection.

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Post image for Artist Continues Battle with Penguin Books over Satire

Miriam Elia, the artist accused of copyright infringement by Penguin UK for her children’s book parody We Go to the Gallery, is auctioning off the remaining 10 copies of her first edition run on eBay.

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Post image for Pastor Convicted for Selling Fake Damien Hirsts

Kevin Sutherland, the Florida pastor on trial for attempting to sell counterfeit Damien Hirst works, has been convicted in New York State Supreme Court. Jurors found Sutherland guilty of attempted grand larceny in the second degree.

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Post image for National Exhibition Will Fill US Billboards with Art

Five American art museums and the Outdoor Advertising Association of America will mount a nationwide public art exhibition this summer. Art Everywhere will bring reproductions of some 50 artworks from the museums’ collections — chosen how else but through an online public vote — to billboards, subway platforms, train stations, and more.

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Post image for Germany and Munich Art Hoarder Announce Agreement on Nazi-Era Trove

The German government and the octogenarian who last fall was discovered to be hiding a trove of nearly 1,500 Nazi-era artworks have reached an agreement about the future of the collection.

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