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He really knows how to get attention.
The elusive street artist Banksy has released a two-minute video featuring his new art works in Gaza which highlight the plight of the area's 1.8 million Palestinian residents.
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Some vandalism just sucks.
The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) recently lost one of its campus’s most subtle and unusual piece of public art.
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Drunks by #Michelangelo  sound awesome.
A pair of bronze statues of nude revelers riding panthers are the only surviving works in metal by Michelangelo, a new study claims.
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The Butts of Florence book is good. #butt   #zine   #LAABF  
LOS ANGELES — There are few events in the art world that allow the "little guys" to shine the way Printed Matter's art book fairs do, and last night's opening at the Museum of Contemporary Art's Ge...
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Liveblogging #artistasdebtor  conference
We're at Cooper Union today to liveblog the 'The Artist as Debtor: A Conference about the Work of Artists in the Age of Speculative Capitalism' event.
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#Triennial  
The New Museum's third triennial, Surround Audience, is not nearly as immersive as its title suggests, and it sabotages many of the most conventional two-dimensional and sculptural works on view.
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Sad news. He was on the Metro North commuter train that crash last night. #metropolitanmuseumofart  
Walter Liedtke, a curator of European paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, was one of six people killed in the Metro-North train crash last night in Valhalla, New York.
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These #gifs  are pretty amazing and hallucinatory #liberia  
In Monrovia Animated, Beaurain has produced an unusual form of GIF-as-documentary photo, one that brings to life a far-off locale and makes us consider it in a way we’ve rarely been asked to before...
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Dumb #artist  Dumb #reaction  
On January 17 a group of performers hired by a French artist smashed nearly half of the artworks in his new exhibition, then this happened.
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Watch this live online tomorrow. #occupy   #artists   #debtrelief   #debt   #artschool  
On Friday, January 23, some of the most progressive thinkers on the topic of the financial realities facing artists will be convening in the Great Hall of Manhattan's Cooper Union university to exp...
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Love this image. If this was more common I would've not given up on the cello.
So-called revisionist art history has made room for numerous, formerly overlooked or ignored artists in Western Civ’s recognized canon, but what is that establishment narrative to make of a big-bon...
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    Editor-in-chief, 2013 - present
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I love the marriage of text and image, and I thrive on conversations about art and visual culture. I tweet and instagram at @hragv.
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New Banksys Highlight Plight of Palestinians in Gaza
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The elusive street artist Banksy has released a two-minute video featuring his new art works in Gaza which highlight the plight of the area'

The New Museum's Triennial Surrounds the Audience with Too Much Art
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The New Museum's third triennial, Surround Audience, is not nearly as immersive as its title suggests, and it sabotages many of the most con

Miniature Landscapes Through the Looking Glass
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Brooklyn-based artist Patrick Jacobs’s aptly titled show Come Closer to Me, at Williamsburg gallery Pierogi, beckons visitors to do just tha

Vandal Destroys Conceptual Art Water Fountain
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The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) recently lost one of its campus’s most subtle and unusual piece of public art.

Will Ellsworth Kelly's Austin Sanctuary Out-Transcend Houston's Rothko C...
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Move out of the way, Houston, with your fancy Rothko Chapel. Austin’s fix’n to get one of its own, this time designed by Color Field artist

Metropolitan Museum Curator Walter Liedtke Killed in Train Crash
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Walter Liedtke, a curator of European paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, was one of six people killed in the Metro North train cra

Panther-Riding Drunks May Be Michelangelo's Only Surviving Metal Sculptures
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A pair of bronze statues of nude revelers riding panthers are the only surviving works in metal by Michelangelo, a new study claims.

A Vibrant Portrait of Liberia in GIFs
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In Monrovia Animated, Beaurain has produced an unusual form of GIF-as-documentary photo, one that brings to life a far-off locale and makes

A French Artist Demonstrates How Not to Handle Criticism
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On January 17 a group of performers hired by a French artist smashed nearly half of the artworks in his new exhibition, then this happened.

Liveblogging 'The Artist as Debtor' Conference
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We're at Cooper Union today to liveblog the 'The Artist as Debtor: A Conference about the Work of Artists in the Age of Speculative Capitali

Accounting for Artists' Debt
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On Friday, January 23, some of the most progressive thinkers on the topic of the financial realities facing artists will be convening in the

The #MuseumSelfie Scourge Is Upon Us
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What have we done to deserve this? Today is a day that will forever be remembered as a plague on our social media feeds, a moment that ruptu

Topless but Far From Helpless: Charlotte Moorman’s Avant-Garde Life
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So-called revisionist art history has made room for numerous, formerly overlooked or ignored artists in Western Civ’s recognized canon, but

John Keats and Martin Puryear, and the Latter’s Renewal of “Negative Cap...
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Recently, and rather unexpectedly, the term “negative capability,” which was coined by the poet John Keats, came to mind. Was this an outlan

See What the Artworks See
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As museumgoers, we’re used to looking at art, but a new project from filmmaker and artist Masashi Kawamura inverses the traditional relation

LA Googie Landmark Saved from Demolition, for Now
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LOS ANGELES — At a hearing earlier today, Los Angeles’ Culture Heritage Commission voted to consider granting Historic-Cultural Monument sta

Art Spiegelman Criticizes US Press for Not Publishing ‘Charlie Hebdo’ Ca...
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In an interview published by the AFP on Sunday, the American comic artist Art Spiegelman lambasted the US press for not republishing the Fre

'The Simpsons' Join in Tribute to 'Charlie Hebdo'
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Last night The Simpsons joined in with a two-second tribute that cast the family's eternal baby, Maggie, in the a hybrid role that combined

The Problem of the Overlooked Female Artist: An Argument for Enlivening ...
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Very recently I was told that a certain art magazine editor, who had deleted the feminist critique from a review I had written, “can only ta

Clouds Like Blood: How a 19th-Century Volcano Changed the Color of Sunsets
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The eruption of Krakatoa on August 26–27, 1883, completely collapsed its Indonesian island, blasting the stratosphere with volcanic dust and