The British Intellectual Property Office has introduced a new law intended to address copyright issues, and it has the art world up in arms. The law will put museums, designers, artists and publishers at the risk of significantly increased financial strain and potentially prison. Set to take effect in 2020, the “Transitioning provisions for the […]

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The first ever selfie museum has opened in Manila, Philippines. At the Art In Island Museum, there are essentially no rules. The visitors are encouraged to touch, climb and interact with the artworks and installations. More importantly, they are encouraged to take selfies with all of the art on display. The museum features different “zones” […]

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In light of the recent HBO release of a scientology documentary, there has been a revitalized debate over whether or not Pablo Picasso converted to the controversial religion during his lifetime. There have been no formal comments made by any Picasso expert on his potential involvement, but there is documented evidence that Picasso rubbed elbows […]

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The Romascu family, owners of a famous and highly coveted Romanian masterpiece, are looking to sell it, and the Romanian government is currently standing in their way. Constantin Brâncuși’s sculpture, “The Wisdom of the Earth,” is thought of as one of the country’s most significant works of the 20th century and is valued at approximately […]

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In a refreshing step away from typically controversial events in the art world, “Sesame Street” released a segment on Feb. 13 in which Cookie Monster, a blue googly-eyed Muppet with a large appetite, roams New York art museums. In the episode, he visits the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the […]

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United Talent Agency, a California-based company, is set to open a new branch of representation called UTA Fine Arts. It is the first of its kind, and there is debate as to whether or not the invention is a good one. It isn’t possible to draw the art industry any closer to the magical land […]

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Oxygen aired a new reality television show Feb. 3 titled “Street Art Throwdown,” and it has been met with conflicting opinions. It follows a similar format to most reality television shows: there is a group of artists who all complete challenges given to them by a panel of “highly qualified” judges in an effort to […]

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DeeDee Hughes, Staff Writer The Smithsonian Institution is advancing plans to open its first international exhibit in London, set to open as early as 2021. The Smithsonian, which encompasses 19 museums, nine research facilities and a zoo, is a federally funded institution with all of its sectors currently located domestically. The Smithsonian, however, has British […]

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Lee Hadwin has everyone’s dream job: he earns a living by going to sleep. Without ever having artistic aspirations, Hadwin is quickly becoming a respected and internationally known artist for drawings he creates while asleep. Hadwin has been drawing inexplicably in his sleep since childhood, but in his teenage years, Hadwin’s works started to become […]

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Deirdre Hughes, Staff Writer The term “new age media” has taken on yet another identity as an Emoji. In a surprising intersection of pop culture and classical art practices, Yung Jake, a California-based artist, has gained notoriety for creating portraits of celebrities using only Emojis. The idea of new media has always lurked ominously in […]

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