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‘Showing Up’ Review: Michelle Williams in Kelly Reichardt’s Exquisite Minimalist Drama of Art and Life in Portland

Lizzy Carr (Michelle Williams), the central character of Kelly Reichardt’s “Showing Up,” is a sculptor who is finishing up a series of ceramic figures she’ll be presenting in a gallery show. We see her working, throughout the movie, on the small clay statues — all women, each one about a foot tall, some mounted on …

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Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival 2022 : Tyler Mitchell – The Eye of Photography Magazine

Toronto’s preeminent month-long festival each May presents an outstanding roster of established and emerging Canadian and international lens-based artists. Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival announced highlights of the 26th edition of the city-wide event spanning the month of May 2022. Canadian and international artists will present lens-based works in exhibitions, site- specific installations, and commissioned projects …

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Decades after a mysterious heist, a badly damaged de Kooning painting is finally restored

Written by Jacqui Palumbo, CNN Nearly four decades after a Willem de Kooning painting was violently cut from its frame at a museum and kept in a couple’s bedroom, the newly restored work, likely worth well above $100 million, will go on view publicly for the first time. “Woman-Ochre” was famously missing from 1985 until …

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They spent a fortune on pictures of apes and cats. Do they regret it?

Placeholder while article actions load For years, Nate Hart admired a drawing of a cat: It was gray, with unusually large eyes, and pictured on a shattered, smoldering tablet. So last September, when the owner signaled they were willing to sell, Hart swooped in and offered a hefty sum: $600,000. The price didn’t phase him …

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Bill Perkins Wins Bidding War Over Ernie Barnes Painting With $15.3M Bid

Bill Perkins wrote a book titled Die with Zero, and the energy trader and high-stakes poker player may be able to do just that if he continues buying art. Last week, Perkins made a splash in the art community when he made a record-breaking purchase of The Sugar Shack, a 1976 painting by former professional …

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Before She Became a Sculptor, Louise Bourgeois Painted Disturbing Images of Women and Homes

The works that come to mind when one thinks of Louise Bourgeois are her iconic sculptures of spiders, doll-like figures with gaping mouths and humongous breasts, and her ubiquitous use of the cage. But before Bourgeois ever began working in three dimensions, she was a painter. Bourgeois’s paintings are now the subject of a small …

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Art Industry News: South Korea Is Pouring Cash Into a Museum Boom + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know this Monday, May 23. NEED-TO-READ David Zwirner’s Artist Retreat in the Hamptons Faces Roadblocks – The mega-dealer’s vision to create an artist residency in the Hamptons has met …

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The very nice Ken Done: ‘I’ll never be as good as a five-year-old’

Ken Done has been alive to sensory details for as long as he can recall. As a boy, the artist spent a large part in Maclean, a small fishing town in New South Wales’s Clarence Valley. There, he pored over encyclopaedias, hypnotised by pictures of butterflies. He listened to The Argonauts Club, a long-running children’s …

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