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‘The lady without legs or arms’: how artist Sarah Biffin shattered Victorian ideas about disability

She was born without arms and legs to a farming family in 1784 and, measuring just 37 inches in height as an adult, was put on show in touring fairground attractions. Billed as The Limbless Wonder, Sarah Biffin painted, wrote and sewed with her mouth and shoulder, alongside prize fighters, wild animals and other sideshow …

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New York designer Minjae Kim and his artist mother share creative worlds at Matter

New York designer Minjae Kim and his artist mother share creative worlds at Matter During New York Design Week 2022, artist-designer Minjae Kim presents new furniture at Matter Projects alongside works by his mother, artist MyoungAe Lee The relationship between mother and son is viewed through a creative lens in the latest exhibition of new …

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Why the long face? Artist pilloried after creating half-horse, half-man sculpture

In Irish mythology, a púca is a mischievous, shapeshifting spirit that can take the form of a horse and entice unwary travellers on to its back for a wild ride. Aidan Harte knows how that feels. Eighteen months ago the sculptor was commissioned to create a 2-metre tall bronze statue of a púca for the …

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Client Wants Artist To Pay Them $1K As “Security”, Gets Shamed Online

A few days ago, an artist who goes on Reddit by the name BaskinMyRobbins submitted a conversation he had with a potential client to the platform’s ‘Choosing Beggars’ community, and it gives off pretty much the same vibe as our list ‘53 Times People Received Such Pathetic Scam Messages, They Just Had To Laugh And …

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How this Ukrainian artist couple ended up getting married by Nan Goldin

Nan Goldin is even more romantic than we knew. For more than four decades, her images have immortalised private, ephemeral moments of intimacy, even as she’s continued to confront the messy, knotty complexity of relationships. As if to underscore how much she loves love, Goldin has just become ordained to officiate marriages. The artist was …

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‘I Was Reborn’: Artist Takashi Murakami on How NFTs Helped Him See the Art Industry Anew | Artnet News

In late March 2021, just three weeks after ​​Christie’s sold that Beeple you heard about for $69 million, Takashi Murakami dropped his first NFTs: a series of pixelated flowers, each rendered in the artist’s signature Superflat aesthetic. But it turned out that Murakami, like the rest of us, was still getting his head around the …

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When a Contemporary Art Gallery Exhibits a Renaissance Artist

BIRMINGHAM, England — The Ikon Gallery is situated in the pleasant dockland development of Birmingham, a couple hours north of London by train. Its mission statement is to “encourage public engagement with contemporary art through exhibiting new work in a context of debate and participation.” Past exhibitions have included cutting-edge contemporary art from British artists …

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Art Industry News: Ashley Bickerton, Famed Neo-Geo Artist Who Ditched New York for Bali, Signs With Gagosian + Other Stories | Artnet News

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 Friday, May 13. NEED-TO-READ U.S. Museums Are Trying to Return Benin Bronzes en Masse – At least 16 U.S. museums are looking to return their holdings of Benin …

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In Pictures: See How Artist and Instagram Sensation Cj Hendry Transformed a London Church Into a Botanical Wonderland | Artnet News

Just minutes away from the hustle and bustle of a busy East London road, a moment of serenity awaits those curious enough to step inside a humble 19th-century church, where they will find cascades of white petals falling gently from the ceiling.  The joyful feat is the work of artist and Instagram sensation Cj Hendry, …

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Count Dooku with his lightsaber ignited in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones.

Clones at 20 | Concept Artist Roel Robles on the Design Origins of Count Dooku’s Unique Lightsaber Hilt | StarWars.com

The middle chapter of the prequel trilogy, Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, arrived May 16, 2002. To celebrate the movie’s 20th anniversary, StarWars.com presents Clones at 20, a special series of interviews, editorials, and more. Movie audiences first met the villainous Count Dooku (Christopher Lee) 20 years ago in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones. This Jedi-turned-Sith was not …

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