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In West Africa, a Budding Gallery Scene and a Thriving Fair Nurture Collectors
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West Africa is now home to one of the most exciting art scenes on the continent—and with its rise comes that of a number of collectors based there.
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Should We Cancel David Smith? An Epic New Biography Takes Up the Famed Sculptor’s Violent Side
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You can’t judge an artist biography by its cover, but based on its size, you can tell a lot about who’s being profiled before you even read the first page.
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David Lynch Gets New York Gallery Representation for the First Time Ever with Pace
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Pace Gallery, one of the world’s biggest galleries, with nine locations worldwide, has added famed filmmaker and artist David Lynch to its roster.
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$50 M. Mondrian Heads to Sotheby’s, Smithsonian LGBTQ+ Museum Proposed, and More: Morning Links for October 6, 2022
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What the World’s Top Collectors Bought in 2022, From Warhol Digital Works to Dazzling Abstractions
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The collectors who rank on ARTnews’s annual Top 200 list are often avid travelers, heading to various locales around the world to see—and buy—great art.
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Neighborhood Karen Freaks Out About High-Quality ‘Stranger Things’ Halloween Decorations, Drawing Backlash Online
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In an Illinois neighborhood this week near Plainfield, one house, in particular, went viral for its Halloween decorations. Modeling it after the meme-worthy Max’
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With The ‘Mario’ Movie Trailer Imminent, Fans Brace For The Worst With Jokes
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The first trailer for the long-feared Super Mario movie starring Chris Pratt debuts tomorrow and will surely answer some of the internet’
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Louis Vuitton Taps French Artist Philippe Parreno for Paris Fashion Week Stage
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Philippe Parreno, a French artist known for his large-scale installations, designed the stage for Louis Vuitton’s runway show during Paris Fashion Week.
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New U.K. Prime Minister Rejects Possible Deal Over Return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece
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U.K. Prime Minister Liz Truss, who succeeded Boris Johnson last month, has rejected the possibility of the contested sculptures leaving the British Museum
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YouTube Keeps Changing Its Story For Why It Age-Restricted A Summoning Salt Video
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Any video game fan and YouTube enjoyer has likely stumbled across Summoning Salt, the internet’s premier speedrunning historian who has carved a
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Kaliningrad Votes To Join Czechia, According To People Joking On Twitter
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Posters from the Czechia jokingly announced the annexation of the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad this week, mocking the undemocratic referendums recently
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Long-Unseen Painting of Jamaican Man Is Identified as Rare Richmond Barthé Work
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A painting of a Jamaican man that has been hidden away from public view for years has been identified as a work by Richmond Barthé, a key figure within
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In Memoriam: Remembering Art Collectors Lost, From Budi Tek to Nancy Lane
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During the past year, various collectors passed away after having spent a life buying art and, in the process, altering art history. From Shanghai to Berlin
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The Changing Face of Collecting: An Introduction to the 2022 Edition of ARTnews’s Top 200 Collectors List
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What are the world’s top collectors looking to buy in the next 12 months? Many won’t say. Asked whose work they’ll soon be on the prowl for, Seattle-based
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Qatar’s Renovated Museum of Islamic Art Reopens, Philippe Parreno Designs Louis Vuitton Set, and More: Morning Links for October 5, 2022
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Peter Hort, Collector Who Forged Strong Connections in the New York Art World, Dies at 51
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Peter Hort, a lawyer and collector who became close with a range of artists and other figures in the New York art world, died at 51 on Monday.
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Entire Curatorial Team of Major Dutch Exhibition Resigns, Claiming ‘Unsupportive Conditions,’ Sexism, and Racism
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The curatorial team of the current edition of Sonsbeek, one of Europe’s most important recurring exhibitions, has resigned en masse, citing “difficult
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Elon Musk In Twitter’s Crosshairs Yet Again After Suggesting Ceasefire In Russia-Ukraine Conflict
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On Sunday, the Pontifex (aka Pope Francis) renewed his call for a peaceful ceasefire in the Russia-Ukrainian conflict, citing an increase in the devastation
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Elon Musk Offers To Buy Twitter For $54.20 A Share, Again
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It’s been six months since Elon Musk offered to buy Twitter for $54.20 a share. Last night, he did so again. Bloomberg reported that yesterday night
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Dr. Oz Killed Over 300 Dogs And Herschel Walker’s Son Hates Him, Two Very Online Scandals Disrupt Senate Campaigns
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Two of this cycle’s most important Senate campaigns have been shaken up by very-online scandals. In Pennsylvannia, the highly-memed race between John Fetterman and Dr.
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Chinese Vase Sells for Incredible $9M, Nearly 4000 Times Its $2,000 Estimate
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A Chinese vase that was originally expected to fetch a price of €2,000 ($2,000) far outpaced its initial estimate at an auction in France this week, selling
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Velma Is Finally Gay, For Real This Time
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Clips from Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo! have confirmed what the internet’s known for decades: Velma is gay. The film, out today, finds the Mystery Inc.
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A 2,000-year-old Sculpture of Hercules Was Unearthed in an Ancient Greek City 
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Hercules’s head was discovered first, then an arm and leg. The marble bits of his body were scattered in the ruins of a Greek building and pieced together
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Bribery Suit Against Marlborough Gallery, Curator, and Artist’s Family Dismissed in Paris Court
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A Paris court dismissed charges of bribery brought against Marlborough gallery’s New York branch, its former Asia specialist Philippe Koutouzis, curator
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Mr. Krabs Gimmick Account Exposes Small Creator ‘Paruko’ For Alleged Racism While Remaining In Character
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A Mr. Krabs gimmick account is going viral on Twitter after exposing another small creator, Paruko, of using racial, homophobic and offensive slurs on Discord.
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Top Stick Figure Guy In Educational Comedy, Sam O’Nella Returns To YouTube After Three Years’ Absence
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Edutainment YouTuber Sam O’Nella, known for his humorous but educational videos about cool factoids from history, biology, and more, has uploaded
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Chinese Vase Sells for Surprise $9 M., Yoshitomo Nara Collaborates on Stella McCartney Show, and More: Morning Links for October 4, 2022
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With His Collecting and Art Patronage, Raymond J. McGuire Ensures That the Artistic Achievements of Black Artists Are Centered in the Canon
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One afternoon this past June, Raymond J. McGuire, decades-long Wall Street executive, prodigious art collector, and former New York City mayoral candidate
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Head of Hermitage Museum’s Contemporary Art Department Quits in Protest of Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine
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Dimitri Ozerkov, the longtime head of the contemporary art department at the State Hermitage Museum in Moscow, has left his post as a protest against Russia’s
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George Baselitz Calls for Removal of Nazi-Era Painting in Munich Museum
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German artist Georg Baselitz has called for the removal of a painting from the permanent collection of a Munich museum, claiming that it has ties to the Nazi regime.
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Biden Reinstates Arts Committee Disbanded Under Trump Administration
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On Friday President Joe Biden issued an executive order reinstating the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, an advisory group of cultural
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With Ascension of King Charles III, Ethiopian Government Renews Calls for the Restitution of its Holy Tabot from Westminster Abbey
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The Ethiopian government is renewing calls for the restitution of a holy object hidden inside an alter in London’s Westminster Abbey.  For the Ethiopian
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3000-Year-Old Sarcophagus of King Ramses II’s Treasurer Found in Egypt
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The huge granite sarcophagus of King Ramses II’s treasurer, Ptah-em-wia, was discovered by archaelogists at Saqqara, an ancient necropolis roughly 20 miles
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Social Media Catches Wind Of Peter Thiel’s Conservative Dating App ‘The Right Stuff,’ Leaving Many Flabbergasted
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If you’ve ever wanted to date someone who potentially thinks the January 6th Storming of the U.S. Capitol (in which supporters of Donald Trump overwhelmed
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Museums in Florida Reopen their Doors in the Aftermath of Hurricane Ian 
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Last week, Ian made landfall in southwest Florida as a Category 4 hurricane. Officials are still assessing the damage: hundreds of thousands are without power.
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A New Kind of Cultural Center Opens in the West Village
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The Center for Art, Research, and Alliances (CARA) opened this past weekend in a burst of song from South African artist and composer Neo Muyanga, who
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Gamers Rejoice As The PS5 Has Finally Been Jailbroken
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Gamers around the net started to celebrate late last evening after a viral video emerged that showed a live PlayStation 5 console jailbroken for the first time ever.
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Controversial Artist Santiago Sierra Designed the Muddy Balenciaga Runway That Ye Walked Down
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Santiago Sierra, a Spanish artist who regularly invites controversy with his provocative pieces, designed the mud-drenched runway for Balenciaga’s Paris
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Met Plans Lagerfeld Show, Santiago Sierra Creates Muddy Balenciaga Runway, and More: Morning Links for October 3, 2022
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