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This week, the Getty Museum is returning ancient terracottas to Italy, parsing an antisemitic mural at Documenta, an ancient gold find in Denmark, a new puritanism, slavery in early Christianity, and much more.

Lauren Purje

Lauren Purje (b. 1987) grew up in Dublin, Ohio and graduated from Ohio University in 2009 with a BFA in Painting. She moved to Brooklyn, NY in 2011 where she currently lives and works. This series of comic...

3 replies on “Artists Never Know Their Importance”

  1. Thank you for stating this so eloquently! You’re a class act and thankfully a reminder there is good in the world, always good to be found and had. You’re welcome to make my day, any day!

  2. It’s great when artists understand artists and this is uplifting, yet at the same time illustrates a big problem that many visual artists face. It’s not enough to know that your work is feeding the souls of others when we live in a world that requires money for basic needs – the starving artist and dead artist idea needs to go

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