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The Provincetown beat

Provincetown, MA, unlike most tourist hotspots, has a serious gallery scene. Exhibitions, crammed full of paintings, change every two weeks. Openings are on Friday nights.Current listingsfrom the Provincetown Banner. Check out the American modernist painter Edwin Dickinson’s show at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum. Reviewed by Randi Hopkins in […]

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Hirst buys Insects

Colin Gleadel reports in the Telegraph’s Market News: “Last week Damien Hirst bought an entire exhibition before it had even opened. Clearly flush from his £130 million sell-out exhibition at White Cube (bar the diamond skull), he spent £500,000 on works by artist/designer Paul Insect, which went on view at […]

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An Iraqi artist’s response to an unfathomable reality

Maymanah Farhat reports on electroniciraq.net: “The fundamental nature and creative force that has propelled the evolution of Iraqi art is what curator Ulrike al-Khamis has described as ‘Its conscious and committed attempt to create a synthesis between historical Iraqi art forms and modernism.’ Concurrently, modern and contemporary Iraqi art has […]

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Hearts, Minds, and Abstract Expressionism

For more on the relationship between government funding and international art collaborations between institutions, check out “Arts and Minds,” an article I wrote for the October issue of The American Prospect. In the article, I examine the new State Department/American Association of Museums program for funding overseas arts projects, through […]

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Looking at the Serra show from a painter’s perspective

Blogger Joanne Mattera writes: “The mottled and scratched surface texture, always interesting, reveals itself in daylight to be something more like skin: thick here, thin there, pocked, shiny, flaky, smooth. Or skins, plural: human, animal, mammalian, amphibian. Or planetary: a sandy strand, a lunar crust, a Martian landscape. There are […]

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Last chance to see “Colorfield Remix” in DC

CBSnews.com reported: “A city-wide celebration called “Colorfield Remix” features some 30 different exhibits honoring the homegrown Washington Color School. The Washington Color School was in it’s heyday in the 1960s and was comprised of a small group of painters who were making big, bright works known as Color Field paintings: […]