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Sotheby’s sale of digital-only artwork fetches $16.8 million

April 15, 2021 5:34 pm

Last month, an NFT artwork sold for $69.3 million at Christie’s, in the first sale ever by a major auction house of a piece of art that does not exist in physical form

Artist gives nature a 'cosmic' twist in big NY garden show

April 14, 2021 12:13 pm

Most of the artworks are outdoors and are big enough to enjoy while remaining socially distanced. Visitors will want to wear their walking shoes; the show features multiple galleries, installations and gardens. Elaborate flower displays complement some of the works, which are scattered over the 250-acre botanical garden in the Bronx

'Pain into beauty': Argentine sculptor turns pandemic waste into art

March 27, 2021 10:36 am

Marcelo Toledo, who has made jewelry for the musical "Evita" on Broadway and unique pieces for Barack Obama and Madonna, was among the first in Argentina to contract COVID-19 a year ago, which left him hospitalized for eight days with pneumonia

One Good Thing: An artist preserves Wuhan's COVID memories

March 23, 2021 3:52 pm

Her first post-pandemic artwork, Reception, grew out of the experience of accompanying a mother and daughter to a hospital in early February. The two had developed COVID-19 symptoms after the father died at home from the disease and, desperate, took to social media for help

Joy and anger in balance: The art of Lorraine O’Grady

March 13, 2021 12:43 pm

O’Grady was born in Boston, the second daughter of Jamaican immigrants. She grew up in Roxbury, a neighborhood of newly arrived Black, Irish and Jewish populations, located just blocks from the city’s main branch of the Boston Public Library and the Museum of Fine Arts

Artist on mission to change Indonesia's misogynistic dictionary entry for 'woman'

March 12, 2021 9:10 am

The campaign has drawn attention to what critics say is a patriarchal culture in the world’s biggest Muslim majority country. Ika has also gained the support of Indonesia’s National Commission on Violence against Women which this year called for a revision

Artist Saype spray paints iconic 'Beyond Walls' frescoes in Cape Town

January 26, 2021 3:07 pm

Last year, he painted a large evanescent fresco on the lawn of the United Nations' European headquarters in Geneva to mark the 75th anniversary of its founding

Austrian artist Arik Brauer dies at 92

January 25, 2021 6:28 pm

While Brauer's colorful art enjoyed international success, at home he was also widely known for his Austrian-German songwriting

How an artist viewed the lockdown

January 16, 2021 1:13 am

Confinement, memory and migrants — artist Sudhir Patwardhan on an ongoing body of work emerging from the pandemic

Batik artist Yasala Balaiah passes away at 81; Telangana CM condoles his death

December 24, 2020 5:30 pm

Through his Batik art, Yasala Balaiah unveiled the beauty of the village life, K Chandrasekhar Rao said. He was born in Ibrahimpur of Siddipet district in 1939

ARTIST PHOTOS

In photos: Digital artist Beeple's work is 'first purely digital artwork (NFT) ever up for auction at Christie’s'

March 02, 2021 5:22 pm

‘Christie’s has never offered a new media artwork of this scale or importance before,’ says Noah Davis, a specialist in Post-War & Contemporary Art at Christie’s in New York

ARTIST VIDEOS

Street Art in India: Through the art of Miles Toland

June 22, 2020 6:06 pm

We met Miles Toland in Dharavi, spoke at length about Street Art and how it can educate the masses. He speaks about public art and how it also belongs to the masses and in the streets.

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