• After Turning to Painting Late in Life, Former Navy Fighter Pilot Ted Hartley Hosts a Benefit Exhibition for Ukraine

    On a brisk Tuesday evening last month, just before Thanksgiving, artist Ted Hartley was out at dinner to celebrate his just-opened exhibition of new paintings at Keyes Gallery in Sag Harbor, New York. As he was eyeing the dozen oysters laid out in front of him, he began to explain his latest body of work. “It’s about walls,” Hartley said. “When you run into a wall you either have to get over it, go under it, get around it, or break it down. Life is about dealing with wall
  • Warhol Foundation Announces Recipients of 2022 Arts Writer Grants

    The New York-based Andy Warhol Foundation, which distributes grants in the creative sector, has announced the 2022 recipients of its lauded Arts Writers prize. The non-profit organization will distribute a total of $695,000 that will go to support twenty writers producing project across three literary categories: articles, books, and short-form writing. Each recipient will receive funding between $15,000 and $50,000. The annual grant is focused on supporting arts criticism.In a statement announc
  • BTS Leader RM Honored by South Korean Agency for Helping Preserve Korean Cultural Artifacts

    RM, the leader of the pop group BTS, was recognized by a South Korean agency for his overseas efforts to help preserve and restore Korean cultural artifacts.The 28-year-old singer, who released his solo album Indigo on Friday, received a plaque of appreciation from the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA). RM, whose real name is Nam-joon, shared the news on Instagram with a short “Thank You” note. According to the Korea Times, the plaque’s engraving says, “You have cont
  • $20.7 M. Max Beckmann Portrait Breaks German Auction Records

    A self-portrait by the German Expressionist painter Max Beckmann may now be the most expensive artwork ever to sell at auction in Germany, according to a report by the Associated Press.The painting hammered for $20.7 million on Thursday at Berlin’s Grisebach auction house. The previous record was for a 15th-century bronze sculpture of a Buddhist deity from China, which sold last year for about $10 million.The painting, titled Selbstbildnis gelb-rosa (Self-Portrait Yello
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  • Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Feminist Cartoonist Who Depicted Personal Frustrations and Sexual Desires, Dies at 74

    Pioneering cartoon artist Aline Kominsky-Crumb, whose self-deprecating drawings about frustrations and sexual longing made her a feminist hero, died from pancreatic cancer at 74 years old at her home in France on Tuesday. News of her death began spreading on social media and was later confirmed by David Zwirner, which represents her husband, R. Crumb.Kominsky-Crumb came up in the underground comics scene that grew out of the 1960s counterculture. While the scene was not particularly supportive o
  • London National Gallery Cancels Pushkin Museum Deal Following Ukraine Invasion

    London’s National Gallery canceled a plan with Moscow’s Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, to jointly organize an exhibition around modern art. The collaboration was nixed by the British institution in early March following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, The Art Newspaper reports.National Gallery director Gabriele Finaldi is now working with its curators to replace 15 loans originally set to be supplied by the Pushkin museum for the show, titled “After Impressionism: Inventin
  • Trove of Rare Funeral Portraits and Coffins Unearthed in Ancient Egyptian Burial Site 

    A vast funerary building dating to Ptolemaic Egypt and decorated with portraits of the long deceased was uncovered in the Garza archeological site. Heritage Daily reports that the structure was discovered at the Garza archeological site which has been under examination since 2016. Located about 50 miles south of Cairo, it was established in the third century BCE as part of an agricultural reclamation project launched by Ptolemy II Philadelphus (309–246 BCE).The funerary building
  • DRIFT Restages Drone Performance for Art Basel Miami Beach’s 20th Anniversary

    If you just so happened to look up at the Miami night sky over the last three evenings at the right moment—say, between 7 p.m. and 7:08 p.m.—you likely caught a glimpse of a swirling swarm of light. You weren’t dreaming, and it wasn’t a new UFO design. Instead, it was the work of Amsterdam-based artist duo Ralph Nauta and Lonneke Gordijn.  Studio DRIFT, as the artists have long been known, staged a performance of Franchise Freedom, their famed drone performance,
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  • Jacolby Satterwhite, For Freedoms, Patrick Martinez, and More to Produce Art for LA3C, Penske Media’s New Culture and Creativity Festival

    LA3C, an upcoming two-day culture and creativity festival launching later this month, will feature installations by a group of celebrated artists, including Jacolby Satterwhite, For Freedoms, and Patrick Martinez.PMC—the parent company of ARTnews and Art in America, as well as Rolling Stone, Variety, Billboard, and SheKnows, among other publications—launched LA3C Culture & Creativity Festival last July, but had to postpone the event du
  • Environmental Activists Threaten to Start Slashing Paintings If Action Is Not Taken to Stop Climate Change

    This year, some two dozen world-famous artworks, including pieces by Vermeer, Klimt, and and Munch, have been targeted by various climate activists groups. In a bid to bring attention to their cause, the demonstrators have hurled food at the paintings and glued themselves to frames, causing an uproar in the art community, despite the fact that they enacted no permanent damage to the art. However, that may soon change. In an interview with Sky News, Just Stop Oil spokesperson
  • Damaged Copy of ‘Salvator Mundi’ Sells for More Than $1 M. at Christie’s

    A damaged copy of Salvator Mundi, a painting attributed by some to Leonardo da Vinci, became a surprise hit this week during an online Christie’s sale, where it sold for over $1 million.The exact author and date of the painting are not known, although Christie’s billed it as being by the Italian School and said it was done around 1600. Referring to its style, the house labeled the work as being “after Leonardo da Vinci.”The attribution of Salvator Mundi, the most expensiv
  • Pantone Names ‘Viva Magenta’ 2023’s Color of the Year, Prophesies the Rise of the ‘Magentaverse’

    At Artechouse in Miami last night, Pantone revealed its color of the year for 2023: a shade known as Viva Magenta, a hue that is red but not too red, pink but not too pink.Pantone described Viva Magenta as “a pulsating color whose exuberance promotes optimism and joy. Powerful and empowering, it is an animated red that encourages experimentation and self-expression without restraint; an electrifying, boundaryless shade that is manifestly ‘out there’ and is a stand-out statement
  • Comics Legend Aline Kominsky-Crumb Dies at 74, Pantone Picks Color of the Year, and More: Morning Links for December 2, 2022

    The HeadlinesALINE KOMINSKY-CRUMB, the celebrated and irrepressible underground comic artist whose work inspired generations of artistic descendents, died on Tuesday of pancreatic cancer at the home in France, where she had long lived with her husband, and sometimes collaborator, Robert Crumb, the Associated Press reports. She was 74. Kominsky-Crumb’s work was regularly unflinching, uproarious, and avowedly feminist. In early 1970s, she was a member of the sto
  • Judy Chicago and Nadya Tolokonnikova Team Up to Create a Feminist Blockchain-Enabled Artwork

    As the feminist gains of the past 50 years are slipping away, most notably with the repeal of Roe v. Wade, feminist artist Judy Chicago teamed up with Nadya Tolokonnikova, of the collective Pussy Riot, to transform her “What if Women Ruled the World?” series into a participatory art project. This new version is enabled by blockchain with the hopes of spawning a Web3 community dedicated to gender rights.The series’ question was at the center of a series of works that Judy Chicag
  • Isabelle Andriessen Gives New Meaning to “Long Duration”

    In the storied limestone caves of southern France, shimmering, milky calcite engulfs and preserves the skulls of extinct species—cave bears, woolly mammoths. Its presence registers the millennia that divide our existence from theirs, the slow movement of the mineral-deposit process emphasizing the duration of the mammals’ stillness. Dutch sculptor Isabelle Andriessen re-creates similar enchanting mineral and sulfate deposits in the gallery, creating installations that imagine planet
  • Thelma Golden and Anne Pasternak on Curating an Exhibition at Beth Rudin DeWoody’s Bunker Space: ‘Beth Is Not a Trophy Collector’

    Since 2017, Beth Rudin DeWoody, who has ranked on ARTnews’s Top 200 Collectors list each year since 2005, has invited those in South Florida for Art Basel Miami Beach to travel 1.5 hours to West Palm Beach to visit her private exhibition space, The Bunker. The Saturday following the fair’s opening, she launches a series of new exhibitions showing off highlights and recent acquisitions from her wide-ranging collection of contemporary art.This year, DeWoody also invited two of the coun
  • Polish Auction House Raided Again in Investigation Into Whether Painting Was Involved in a Crime

    A painting by the Symbolist artist Jacek Malczewski was the subject of a legal standoff at a Warsaw auction house shortly before a major auction earlier this week. Armed police officers, as well as staff from the country’s National Gallery, went to seize the artwork after prosecutors said the painting may have been involved in a crime. However, they left the DESA Unicum auction house empty-handed for the second time.The 1908 oil painting, titled Rzeczywistość (Reality), was expec
  • Decades of Resistance in Haiti’s Streets Are Surveyed in Miami Photography Exhibition

    In 1995, British photographer and curator Leah Gordon traveled to Jacmel, a port town in Southern Haiti, for the first time. Then as now, the country reeled from unrest, but it did not stop Gordon would from documenting a street tradition that mines the country’s brutal past. She captured Jacmel residents organizing public processions that involved donning masks alluding to various traumas—from colonial debt to foreign interventions— registered during its 200 year-history.Haiti
  • An Urgent Survey of Cuban Art in Miami Pieces Together a Fragmented History

    “You Know Who We Are,” at the El Espacio 23 in Miami, is a survey of art from Cuba and its diaspora that, despite its title, proves there are legions left learn on this subject. The co-curators, Anelys Alvarez and Patricia Hanna, chose a thematic approach, rather than a historical one, presenting the canon as a collective drama spanning several generations and thousands of miles. All 100 or so artworks in the show, from sculptures to installations to paintings and everything in-betwe
  • At the ICA Miami, a Daring Project Offers Up an Electric Car Like You’ve Never Seen Before

    One striking thing about this past year’s Super Bowl were the commercials—specifically, the ads for electric vehicles. Since then, there’s been an onslaught of news about the coming fleet of green energy cars. Seldom thought about, however, is the ways in which the design of those cars, termed EVs for short, has come about.In an interesting collaboration with Lexus, and the ICA Miami, architect Suchi Reddy created an installation that attempts to map out the design principles t
  • 1,900-Year-Old Snacks and Animal Bones Found in the Sewers of Rome’s Colosseum

    Archaeologists have found 1,900-year-old remains of fruits, nuts, and meats in the Colosseum’s drainage system, possibly indicating the types of snacks enjoyed by spectators.Researchers also discovered the bones of lions, leopards, bears, and small dogs—likely the remains of fights and hunting games held within the ancient arena—as well as the brick stamps of emperors who promoted the construction and restoration of the underground infrastructure. Additionally, ancient coins we
  • Tom Phillips, British Artist and Polymath Who Found Many Admirers, Dies at 85

    Tom Phillips, a multi-hyphenate British polymath, has died at age 85. His death was first reported by the Guardian earlier this week.Phillips worked as a portrait painter, a musician, a poet, a curator, an art historian, a translator, a filmmaker, and a composer, and also held a 12-year-long position as chairman of the exhibitions committee at the Royal Academy in London. He was perhaps best known, however, as an artist.In his art practice, Phillips worked in a variety different modes, painting
  • The Best Booths at NADA Miami 2022

    There may have been considerable buzz over at Art Basel Miami Beach’s VIP preview on Tuesday for the fair’s 20th Anniversary, but that didn’t detract from the energy at NADA Miami at its opening on Wednesday. The aisles at Ice Palace Films Studios, where the fair was held this year, were packed with dealers and collectors who came to the fair to see offerings from 146 galleries. Returning this year was the Curated Spotlight section, dedicated to eight solo presentations by up-a
  • Miami’s Crypto-Loving Mayor Visits the Gateway, a Five-Day NFT Festival

    Last night, Miami mayor Francis Suarez spoke to a small group of crypto and NFT enthusiasts to officially unveil the exhibition “The Gateway: A Web3 Metropolis.” It was the second year in a row that the Gateway—a festival put together and funded by by nft now, a web3-focused publication; Mana Commons, a real estate development company owned by billionaire real estate mogul Moishe Mana; and MoonPay, a crypto trading app—had come to Miami, and this time around, the mood was
  • MoMA Trustee Leon Black Faces Second Rape Allegation

    Leon Black, a trustee and the former board chair of the Museum of Modern Art, has been accused for a second time of rape, according to Reuters. In lawsuit filed in New York State Supreme Court on Monday, Cheri Pierson alleges that Black “brutally” raped her 2002 in the Upper East Side home of his financial advisor, the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.In the suit, Pierson claims that Epstein paid her $300 for a massage on five separate occasions before he enginee
  • The Best 2022 Holiday Gifts Under $25 for Artists and Art Lovers

    If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission.Whether you’re a secret Santa, you’re looking for a stocking stuffer for a creative family member, or you’re just feeling a bit pinched this holiday season, we’ve got you covered. Here are 25 gifts for $25 and under for the artists and art lovers on your list.
  • Seeing & Believing: Christian Imagery in Painting Now

    Christian iconography and compositional schemes are deeply ingrained in the history of Western painting. They all but monopolized the medium for about a dozen of its formative centuries—from the Byzantine era through the Renaissance—during which techniques and traditions were being figured out and established. To consider the legacy of this symbolism today, A.i.A. brought together four painters from around the world who grapple with Christian imagery consciously and critically in the
  • Phillips Collection Names New Director, Goya Record to Be Smashed, and More: Morning Links for December 1, 2022

    To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter.The HeadlinesTHE TOP JOB. The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., has hired Jonathan Binstock to be its next director, the Washington Post reports. Binstock is coming to the masterpiece-stacked museum (Renoir! Rothko!) from the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, New York, which he has led since 2014. (A b
  • In Print: The Religion Issue

    In an interview for the “In the Studio” feature in this issue, artist Shahpour Pouyan perfectly captures the central contradiction of religion: “Belief is the most dangerous thing. And it’s also the most precious thing we have as humans.”Related Articles Abstracting the Political: The 58th Carnegie InternationalFace-to-Face: Diane Arbus at David ZwirnerThe power shared among the artists featured in this issue is their ability to bring religious imagery and allusions
  • Hauser & Wirth to Kick Off New West Hollywood Gallery with George Condo Show

    With his work raking in millions of dollars on the auction block, George Condo has been picked to inaugurate Hauser & Wirth’s new West Hollywood gallery, which will open in February.The opening will come as many major galleries expand to Los Angeles. The international art world has taken a new interest in the city, thanks in part to the advent of the Frieze art fair there, and last year, around the time of that event’s third edition, a number of galleries, including Hauser &
  • Free Jazz Pioneer Milford Graves Transports with Posthumous Art Basel Installation Bringing the Polymath’s Many Practices Together

    It can be difficult, if not impossible, for a gallery to conjure a sense of atmosphere at Art Basel Miami Beach. But amid all the frenzied selling and hobnobbing, New York’s Fridman Gallery has done just that at its booth, which is host to an installation of works by late free jazz pioneer Milford Graves.Graves, who died in 2021 at 79, is best known as an experimental jazz drummer, but he was better considered a polymath, as the New York Times’s Giovanni Russonello wrote in his obitu
  • $7 M. Paintings by Agnes Martin and Phillip Guston Lead Art Basel Miami Beach Sales

    At the opening of Art Basel Miami Beach on Tuesday, dealers reported solid attendance from collectors, who showed few signs of reticence to buy new works. Gallerists said they were successful in placing works in institutional collections spanning the U.S. and Europe museums. (Sales are self-reported by galleries, making the data difficult to confirm.)In their sales reports, dealers painted a rosy picture of the action at Art Basel. Some said they sold works valued as highly as $7 million—a
  • Growing Claims from Climate Change Will Prompt Art Insurance Rate Increases, Experts Report

    Art insurance in Florida is in limbo right now. Many art institutions in Florida this year had to consider the risk of climate change to their buildings and collections after Hurricane Ian made landfall in September. No significant art damage claims have been filed in the state after the Category 4 Hurricane, which killed at least 114 Floridians. However, art insurance experts told ARTnews that clients should anticipate increases to the price of premiums and changes to the breadth of coverage ea
  • Two Shows at the Bass Ask Us to Look to the Sea and Stars to Solve Climate Change

    On a hot summer day, the harvest—bushels of wheat—is due. Several men swing sickles through the golden field while, with the same fluid motion, a woman slices bread for lunch. In the background, children kick a ball. Pieter Bruegel the Elder painted this scene in 1565, linking labor and leisure as stops in the cycle of any day. Now on view at the Bass in Miami Beach is a new show of work, titled “The Harvesters” after that painting, by Jamilah Sabur that runs Bruegel&rsqu
  • Artist Sung Tieu Searches for Evidence That Havana Syndrome Is Real at Art Basel Miami Beach

    In August 2021, Vice President Kamala Harris was due to go to Vietnam, but her trip was delayed after two U.S. officials were medically evacuated from Hanoi after experiencing “anomalous acoustic incidents” that led to symptoms associated with the mysterious Havana Syndrome. The Vietnam-born artist Sung Tieu, whose work is centered around warfare and its psychological impact, has been making work about the mysterious illness for years. A year after the alleged Hanoi attack, the artis
  • At Art Basel Miami Beach, an ATM That Announces Your Account Balance

    At art fairs, gallerists have the difficult job of sizing up each person who comes by their booth and trying to answer a simple question: exactly how much money does this person have? But with a new work by the Brooklyn based art collective MSCHF, presented by Perrotin, the guesswork is taken out of the equation. Anyone who wants can approach an ATM that MSCHF set up at the booth and reveal their bank account balance. ATM Leaderboard (2022) is an ATM that MSCHF acquired from an ATM manufacturing
  • Rare 1,400-Year-Old Gold Brooch Found Among Early Medieval Tombs in Basel

    Fifteen graves were uncovered during the excavation of an early medieval burial ground in the Kleinbasel neighborhood in Basel, Switzerland. A rare gold brooch is among the latest finds at the site.The existence of the burial ground has been known since the 19th century; the construction of new utility pipes, however, prompted a rescue excavation.Of the tombs that were unearthed, the most notable discovery was a gold robe clasp belonging to a young woman who died in her twenties during the seven
  • Rare 1,400-Year-Old Gold Broach Found Among Early Medieval Tombs in Basel

    Fifteen graves were uncovered during the excavation of an early medieval burial ground in the Kleinbasel neighborhood in Basel, Switzerland. A rare gold broach is among the latest finds at the site.The existence of the burial ground has been known since the 19th century; the construction of new utility pipes, however, prompted a rescue excavation.Of the tombs that were unearthed, the most notable discovery was a gold robe clasp belonging to a young woman who died in her twenties during the seven
  • Suspect Charged for Spraying Fake Blood at Toulouse-Lautrec Painting in Berlin

    A suspect has been charged for spraying fake blood at a painting by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec in Berlin’s Alte Nationalgalerie, according to a report in Monopol. The incident was reminiscent of recent climate actions at European museums, however the prosecutor’s office announced on Tuesday that it has been deemed an isolated attack unconnected to any climate protection group. The suspect, a 53-year-old woman, was arrested on October 30 and has not o
  • Ancient Egyptian Amulet Is Unearthed During Field Trip Near Tel Aviv

    A run-of-the mill field trip in Azor, a town less than five miles away from the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, resulted in the discovery of a 3,000-year-old Egyptian amulet, the Jerusalem Post reports. The artifact was inscribed with symbols that Israeli experts said could signify Egypt’s rule over what was once the land of Caanan.The scarab was discovered by Gilad Stern of the Israel Antiquities Educational Center (IAA), who was guiding a group of eighth-grade students from Azor Middle Sc
  • Ashley Bickerton, Indefinable Artist Who Lampooned Consumerism with Passion, Dies at 63

    Ashley Bickerton, an artist who became the toast of the New York art world in the 1980s, only to depart the scene in a surprise move during the ’90s, died on Wednesday at 63 in Bali, Indonesia. Last year, he was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, which impacts the nervous system and can prove debilitating.A representative for Gagosian, the mega-gallery that began representing Bickerton earlier this year, confirmed his death. Gagosian is planning a show of his wor
  • Hammer Museum Preps Expansion Unveiling, Sydney Modern Opens with Gender Parity, and More: Morning Links for November 30, 2022

    To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter.The HeadlinesA DISPATCH FROM DOWN UNDER. On December 3, the Art Gallery of New South Wales will open to the pubic a vast new wing, dubbed Sydney Modern, which doubles its exhibition space. One notable feature of the opening at the SANAA–designed venue, which was built for some AU$344 million (US$231 million), is that just over half&n
  • The Best Booths at Art Basel Miami Beach 2022, From Dazzling Abstractions to Urgent Protest Art

    The beginning of Art Basel Miami Beach each winter heralds the end to the year’s demanding art fair calendar. It always makes for a busy finale, and this time around, the fair, which opened to VIPs on Tuesday, was even more intense than usual, now that it had returned to its pre-pandemic size, both in terms of exhibitors and visitors.Art Basel Miami Beach’s opening was thrumming with people, and a number of sales were reported by galleries over the course of the day. Though last year
  • Ancient Mummies with Gold Tongues Found in Cemetery Near Cairo

    Several ancient tombs containing mummies with gold tongues in their mouths have been discovered by archaeologists in the ancient cemetery Qewaisna, located roughly 40 miles north of Cairo, Egypt. The finds date between 300 BCE and 640 CE.Egypt’s Supreme Council for Archaeology said it found an extension of the cemetery that contained archaeological tombs dating to various periods.In some of the mummies’ mouths, a number of golden chips in the form of human tongues were found in a poo
  • Rijksmuseum Authenticates Three Vermeer Paintings Ahead of Blockbuster Exhibition in 2023 

    Ahead of its blockbuster survey of Johannes Vermeer, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam has authenticated three paintings with contested attributions, expanding the Dutch artist’s small oeuvre. The three additions include Girl with a Flute, which made headlines in November when the Rijksmuseum reversed a decision by the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC to strip its authentication.In October, the curator of the National Gallery of Art, Marjorie Wieseman, said it was likely produced by &l
  • Didier William Is Using His Art to Offer Black, Queer Immigrants Hope

    The city of Miami is home to the largest Haitian population outside Haiti. Artist Didier William, who was born in Haiti, was raised in North Miami, making him one of many immigrants from the island to call it home. There, William picked up his Haitian mother’s medications at a local Walgreens and worked at the dollar store down the street from the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami.That institution is now about to open William’s largest exhibition to date, with more than 40 paint
  • Sotheby’s Pays Tribute to 50 Years of Nike, Tapping a Burgeoning Market for Sneakers on the Auction Block

    Earlier today, Sotheby’s kicked off a two-week online auction of over 100 choice Nike products, including shoes, accessories, and the sneakerhead’s Holy Grail: prototypes. Dubbed “fifty,” the sale is pegged to the powerhouse sneaker brand’s 50th anniversary.There are two batches of highlights, one chosen by Sotheby’s and the second selected by one-time Nike collaborator and Super Bowl champion Victor Cruz. A collector himself, Cruz is the proud
  • Dealer Joeonna Belloardo-Samuels on Her NADA Miami Section: ‘We Have to Support the Ecosystem That We All Ride Off’

    Joeonna Belloardo-Samuels is very busy these days. In addition to her role as director at Jack Shainman Gallery, the art dealer was recently tapped to curate NADA Miami’s Curated Spotlight, a special section dedicated to eight solo presentations by up-and-coming galleries.Belloardo-Samuels has gained a considerable reputation for both her work at Jack Shainmain, where she has shepherded the careers of artists like Hank Willis Thomas, Toyin Ojih Odutola, and Nina Chanel Abney since 2008. In
  • Michelin-Star Tasting Menu Meets VR Art in Miami, Courtesy of Meta and Superblue

    This year, during Art Basel Miami Beach, Superblue is expanding its mandate of presenting large-scale experiential pieces by engaging a sense often forgone by visual artists: taste.Right now, Superblue is offering a mixed-reality experience that is equal parts Michelin-star tasting menu and guided virtual reality buffet. It’s a co-production with the Open Arts division of Facebook’s parent company, Meta, which reportedly downsized its art and design branch earlier this
  • Preservationists Move to Save Painter Henry Ossawa Tanner’s Childhood Home in Philadelphia

    Preservationists are moving to save the childhood home of American painter Henry Ossawa Tanner, one of the first Black American artists to gain international recognition during the early 20th century, from being destroyed.As a teenager, Tanner lived at 2908 West Diamond Street in Philadelphia. Around when he turned 30, Tanner left the city to work in Paris. The house transferred ownership from Tanner’s relatives sometime in the 20th century, and later fell into disrepair.The house was awar

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