Post image for Folk Art Museum Architects Denounce Demolition, MoMA PS1 Proposed as Possible Site for Facade

With scaffolding now shrouding its embattled façade, the architects behind the ill-fated American Folk Art Museum (AFAM) have broken their silence over the demolition of the acclaimed building, denouncing the “senseless and unnecessary act of destruction” in a brief statement posted online yesterday and a longer interview in the New York Times today.

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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 Some Favorites from the A’ Design Award Winners

A’ Design Awards is an annual juried design competition honoring the best designers, architects, engineers, design studios, and design oriented companies worldwide to provide them with publicity, fame, and recognition.

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Poetry

Three Poems by Dan Magers

by Joe Pan on April 16, 2014

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Our poetry editor, Joe Pan, has selected three poems by Dan Magers for his series that brings original poetry to the screens of Hyperallergic readers.

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Post image for The Power of Tiny Paintings

At the age of 27, painter Eleanor Ray has already made something of a critical splash. As of this writing, her second show of 40 paintings at the gallery has very nearly sold out.

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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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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 Diagnosing Rodin’s Grotesque Hands

French sculptor Auguste Rodin would frequently find his models out in the streets of Paris, drawn to hands and bodies gnarled by the often grueling nature of 19th century life and labor.

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Post image for Wade Guyton and the Post-Media Question

PARIS — A backshift in the Parisian weather, from spring warm sun to cold gray, complemented the opening of Wade Guyton’s back-titled 26 avril – 7 juin 2008 exhibition at Galerie Chantal Crousel perfectly.

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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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