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London’s Royal Academy Opens Its Historic Life Drawing Room to the Public

London’s Royal Academy Opens Its Historic Life Drawing Room to the Public

Free classes in the historic school and a life-drawing show featuring VR and Iggy Pop nudes help mark the RA's 250th anniversary. Naomi Rea, December 11, 2017 Jeremy Deller, Iggy Pop Life Class. Organized by the Brooklyn Museum, February 21, 2016. Photo: Elena Olivo, ©Brooklyn Museum. London’s Royal Academy of Arts (RA) is is marking its 250th anniversary year in 2018 early, up close, and personal, opening its historic life drawing room to the public and offering 250 free life-drawing classes. The move accompanies the opening on Monday, December 11, of a life-drawing show with a difference.  The Royal Academy has famously run life-drawing classes...

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India’s First Public Sculpture Park Opens in a Spectacular 18th-Century Fort

India’s First Public Sculpture Park Opens in a Spectacular 18th-Century Fort

Visitors must go on a treasure hunt to find the sculptures installed around the maze-like palace. Skye Arundhati Thomas, December 11, 2017 Installation view of Thukral and Tagra, Arrested Image of a Dream - Stone Wings (a) & (b), (2015). Photo courtesy of Dhruv Malhotra. India’s first contemporary sculpture park opened to the public yesterday, December 10, in Jaipur, Rajasthan, where 55 sculptures by 24 artists have been installed inside an 18th-century fort high up in the hills surrounding the city. At the heart of Nahargarh Fort—built in 1730 by the founding monarch of Jaipur, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh—is the Madhavendra Palace,...

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Watch Irish Sculptor Sara Flynn Pull and Pinch Her Stunning Ceramics Into Abstraction

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Watch Irish Sculptor Sara Flynn Pull and Pinch Her Stunning Ceramics Into Abstraction

The artist's work is included in “Chance Encounters III,” a three-person show in the historical home of the LOEWE Miami Design District store. In Partnership With LOEWE FOUNDATION, December 6, 2017 Take one look at Irish sculptor and ceramicist Sara Flynn‘s latest work, and you see that something special is going on. For the exhibition “Chance Encounters III,” Flynn created a new series of ceramics, inspired in part by the form and materiality of the historic space that houses it: the LOEWE Miami Design District store, built around an 18th-century granary from Portugal. She imagines them as a singular group—a larger cycle of curvilinear...

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A New Study Shows That Most Artists Make Very Little Money, With Women Faring the Worst

A New Study Shows That Most Artists Make Very Little Money, With Women Faring the Worst

The myth of the starving artist is anything but a myth. Eileen Kinsella, November 29, 2017 Sotheby's employees pose with a piece of artwork entitled $ by artists Tim Noble and Sue Webster. Image courtesy Adrian Dennis//AFP/Getty Images. The struggle is real. A just-released survey of international artists yields some dismal findings: In the US, a full three quarters of artists made $10,000 or less per year from their art. Close to half (48.7 percent) made no more than $5,000. The report, titled The Artfinder Independent Art Market Report: 2017, was commissioned by Artfinder, and doubles as a pitch for that company’s online marketplace for independent artists. It...

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Knight Foundation Awards $2.75 Million in Grants for Miami Art Projects

Knight Foundation Awards $2.75 Million in Grants for Miami Art Projects

From a Haitian writers translation project to a talk show hosted by mermaids, the 2017 grant winners were strikingly diverse. Taylor Dafoe, December 4, 2017 The TransAtlantic Festival, produced by the Rhythm Foundation with a 2016 Arts Challenge grant. Courtesy of The Rhythm Foundation. The contemporary art boom in Miami is never more apparent than when Art Basel Miami Beach descends on the Magic City. But if the fairs get the lion’s share of credit for the explosion of South Florida’s art scene, the Knight Foundation should get credit for keeping it going year-round. Over the last 10 years, the organization...

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