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Climate Activist Glues Self to Safety Glass of Famous Jan van Eyck Painting Exhibited in Bruges
Article date: Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Climate Activist Glues Self to Safety Glass of Famous Jan van Eyck Painting Exhibited in Bruges

Climate activist Wouter Mouton has made himself heard again. He glued himself to the security glass on Tuesday afternoon in front of the world-famous artwork 'Madonna met Kannunik Joris van der Paele' by Jan Van Eyck.

America Must Ensure That Russia Does Not Evade Sanctions. Here’s How the Art Market Can Help by Deborah Lehr
Article date: Tuesday, July 19, 2022

America Must Ensure That Russia Does Not Evade Sanctions. Here’s How the Art Market Can Help by Deborah Lehr

In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the United States has led an unprecedented effort to isolate Russia’s economy. It has frozen Russian assets, restricted trade and financial flows, seized luxury yachts, and banned Russia’s wealthy class from travel. But the American-led sanctions regime has a chink in its armor: the American art market.

First Details for Frieze London and Frieze Masters 2022
Article date: Tuesday, July 19, 2022

First Details for Frieze London and Frieze Masters 2022

Frieze London and Frieze Masters will take place from October 12 to 16 in The Regent’s Park, bringing together galleries from 42 countries, to celebrate the creative spirit of the city.

Damien Hirst's Art Removed for Using Fly-Killing UV Light in Installation
Article date: Monday, July 18, 2022

Damien Hirst's Art Removed for Using Fly-Killing UV Light in Installation

People for the Ethical Treatment for Animals (PETA) are always at the forefront when it comes to taking part in many animal rights reforms. This time, in another historical step, they decided to fight for the rights of flies.

Buzz Aldrin’s Personal Collection to be Offered at Sotheby’s in Landmark Auction Celebrating Life & Career of Legendary Astronaut
Article date: Monday, July 18, 2022

Buzz Aldrin’s Personal Collection to be Offered at Sotheby’s in Landmark Auction Celebrating Life & Career of Legendary Astronaut

Highlights of the sale include: the Inflight Coverall Jacket worn by Aldrin on during the Apollo 11 mission to the moon and back; also from the Apollo 11 mission, the fabled broken circuit breaker switch that could have ended the lives of the crew by stranding them in space, along with the felt tip pen Aldrin used to ignite the engine in place of the broken switch.

Claes Oldenburg, Renowned Pop Art Artist, Dies at 93
Article date: Monday, July 18, 2022

Claes Oldenburg, Renowned Pop Art Artist, Dies at 93

Renowned for his sculptures, drawings, and colossal public monuments that transform familiar, everyday objects into animated entities, Oldenburg was a leading voice of the Pop Art movement who, over the course of more than six decades, redefined the history of art.

San Francisco Art Institute Graduates Last Class and Ceases Degree Programs
Article date: Monday, July 18, 2022

San Francisco Art Institute Graduates Last Class and Ceases Degree Programs

As of July 16, 2022, no students or employees will fill SFAI’s historic landmark campus, a beautiful and unique spot in San Francisco with its glorious Diego Rivera fresco, exquisite views of the city, and its Italianate–meets–60s-Brutalism architecture.

Alexander Farenholtz Takes Over as Interim Managing Director of Documenta und Museum Fridericianum gGmbH
Article date: Monday, July 18, 2022

Alexander Farenholtz Takes Over as Interim Managing Director of Documenta und Museum Fridericianum gGmbH

Alexander Farenholtz was today unanimously appointed interim Managing Director of documenta by the Supervisory Board of documenta und Museum Fridericianum gGmbH.

Documenta Head, Sabine Schormann Resigns Amid Antisemitism Scandal
Article date: Sunday, July 17, 2022

Documenta Head, Sabine Schormann Resigns Amid Antisemitism Scandal

Sabine Schormann has resigned as head of documenta- a summer long art festival that takes place every five years in Germany

Horniman Museum and Gardens Wins Art Fund’s Museum Of The Year 2022
Article date: Friday, July 15, 2022

Horniman Museum and Gardens Wins Art Fund’s Museum Of The Year 2022

Horniman Museum and Gardens has been announced the winner of Art Fund’s Museum Of The Year award, taking home a £100,000 prize.

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