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Refik Anadol. Courtesy RAS.

Digital Art Star Refik Anadol’s First Supporters Were in the Tech World. All of a Sudden, His Work Has Become White-Hot at Auction, Too | Artnet News

In 2006, the British mathematician Clive Humby famously proclaimed that “data is the new oil.” Little did he know it would also become the new art.  As one of the foremost practitioners of what he calls “data painting,” the Turkish American artist and TED Fellow Refik Anadol has been using data as the substance of his …

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The Art World ‘Mystery Buyers’ Who Spend Big and Stay Secret

The contemporary art market has kicked into overdrive over the last couple of decades, with fresh innovations warping the playing field every five minutes. But since the art market as we know it first came to be, one phenomenon has endured as common practice: buyer anonymity. This week, Christie’s made headlines when the auction house …

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‘I Was Terrified’: British Pop Star Robbie Williams on Stepping Out of His Comfort Zone to Show His Paintings to the World | Artnet News

With millions in record sales, countless accolades and sold-out concerts under his belt, British pop superstar Robbie Williams might appear to be have it all. But there’s still at least one area where the “Angels” singer felt insecure, and that is being featured as a contemporary artist during London Gallery Weekend this year. “I was …

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