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Digital Warhol Works Unearthed

Recently, digital works by Andy Warhol were “rediscovered” on a floppy disk in Warhol’s archives. New versions of his famous soup cans, rendered digitally provide an interesting and fresh take on his works. It is interesting to consider how the … Continue reading

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Ed Ruscha on Renaissance and Baroque Works in the Frick Collection

Ed Ruscha, the famous contemporary artist, recently gave a talk on Renaissance and Baroque works on display in the Frick Collection in New York City. It is interesting to learn how Ruscha sees art historical styles, and pushes us to … Continue reading

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Kara Walker at the Domino Sugar Factory

Kara Walker is creating an enormous work of art in the old Domino sugar factory in Williamsburg. Opening on May 10th, the sphinx-like sculpture will actually be made out of Domino sugar, and is entitled “A Subtlety”. The New York … Continue reading

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Claes Oldenburg: is Bigger Really Better?

              Claes Oldenburg began his career as a performance artist in New York City in 1956. Inspired by artists like Allan Kaprow, Oldenburg would stage his own “Happenings” through the early sixties.[1] Oldenburg had a desire to redefine art, … Continue reading

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Jewels by JAR: Art or Commerce?

While commerce and art have always been intertwined, exhibitions of living artists present a conundrum: can a museum morally exhibit the work of a living artist who stands to profit from said exhibition? Many museums have done so in the … Continue reading

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Abstract Expressionism in the New York Art Scene

As the art world shifted to New York from Paris after World War II, Abstract Expressionism developed as the first American art movement of international importance. Artists like Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Helen Frankenthaler, and Willem de Kooning shared similar … Continue reading

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