Laura C. Mallonee

Post image for Pixels Wants to Put Image Licensing Back in the Hands of Photographers

Pixels.com, a spinoff of the print-on-demand website Fine Art America — is aiming to put licensing back into the hands of photographers.

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Post image for Hip-Hop Meets Art History

Cecilia Azcarate’s art history tumblelog B4XVI pairs pictures of rappers with historical sculptures, paintings, and statues from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection.

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Post image for Venezuelans Protest Tyranny With Performance Art and Nude Selfies

A young man stands on a sidewalk in Caracas, Venezuela holding a sign that reads, “De niño eran mis héroes. Ahora me reprimen.” (“As a child they were my heroes, now they repress me”). Surrounding him, young men and women dressed in combat fatigues hold toy guns, their faces painted bright green. They’re dissenting against the Venezuelan government security forces’ bloody crackdowns on protesters.

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Post image for Tax Tips for Artists

T.S. Eliot’s claim that April is the cruelest month feels particularly true during tax season. Assuming you’re an artist in the United States who makes at least $10,000 a year, you may be scrambling to file your return before tomorrow’s deadline.

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Post image for New Brazilian TV Series Looks at Country’s Contemporary Artists

Last year, the Brazilian government ruffled a few feathers when it decided that television didn’t count as culture, but a new miniseries by set designer, director, and writer Alberto Renault throws a bit of a monkey wrench into the government’s claim.

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Post image for Brazilian Illustrator Becomes First Latin American to Win Hans Christian Andersen Award

Little in childhood is more magical than reading a beautifully illustrated book.

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Post image for Vatican to Digitize 41 Million Pages of Ancient Manuscripts

What happens when a wide swath of history — previously only explored by white-gloved librarians and erudite historians — is made available to anyone with a solid internet connection? Thanks to the Pope, we’ll soon find out.

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Post image for Psychedelic Symbols of State Power in Nicaragua

After Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega lost his re-election bid in 1990, the eccentric poet and first lady Rosario Murillo told a reporter she was happier with her common-law husband out of power. “I had a series of responsibilities that didn’t let me do art,” she explained.

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Post image for Water Towers as Monuments to Immigration and Identity

Never had a water tower — its silhouette ubiquitous to New York’s skyline — been examined so carefully. Each was elevated eight feet above the ground on black stilts, and locals and tourists approached them curiously, standing beneath and craning their necks upward to see the contents within.

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Post image for A New Law Could Protect Art Historians. What About Journalists?

There are moments when the discourse on art seems incredibly undemocratic — say, for example, when a historian or authenticator gets sued because a collector doesn’t like his or her analysis of a work.

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