Archive for November 2020

Research into 9,000-year-old Wilamaya Patjxa burial site suggests women were big-game hunters, bucking long-held notions of gender roles

A new discovery of an ancient burial site shows just how much we still don’t know about ancient societies. A 9,000-year-old burial site in southern Peru potentially shows that what we’ve longed believed about gender roles in hunter-gatherer societies might be a bit off. Anthropology professor Randall Haas and a team of experts have published […]

Statue honouring Mary Wollstonecraft draws attention, criticism, and praise in Newington Green

After a decade of volunteers working to raise the needed funds, a statue honouring the life and work of Mary Wollstonecraft was finally unveiled yesterday in Newington Green in North London. Just barely a day in its new home, the statue, much like Wollstonecraft herself, is already making waves and dividing opinions. Born in 1759, […]

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art acquired a 7.5 meter-tall Yoshitomo Nara sculpture

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), which has officially been shuttered to the public since March, has acquired a large sculpture by Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara. The work, Miss Forest (LACMA Version) (2020), stands at over 7.5 meters tall, was gifted to the museum by an anonymous donor and is the largest outdoor sculpture made […]

International Photography Awards announce 2020 winners

The winners of the 2020 International Photography Awards have been announced and among the photos are some of the most breathtaking and awe-inspiring photos you’ll see this year. Launched in 2003, the International Photography Awards annually highlight both professional and non-professional/student photographers. This year, more than 13,000 submissions were reviewed from 120 countries before the […]

NY State Attorney General files lawsuit against Sotheby’s citing millions in unpaid taxes

Sotheby’s has been hit with a lawsuit from the New York State Attorney General alleging that the auction house “defrauding the state of New York and its taxpayers out of millions of dollars in unpaid sales tax.” The case hinges on an unnamed collector who was purportedly treated as a collector during a transaction, which […]

French Senate approves the return of 27 African cultural objects to Benin and Senegal

The return of African cultural objects from French institutions has been a much-discussed topic in recent years that has, at times, gained momentum only to then cool off and slow once again. Now, three years after President Emmanuel Macron pledged to send artefacts back to their home countries, the French Senate has unanimously voted to […]

Art World Roundup: Easter egg found at Santiago de Compostela, lightning bolt becomes protest icon, David Alan Harvey’s suspension from Magnum, and more

This week’s Art World Roundup includes an art historian who’s found an Easter egg at Santiago de Compostela, another type of pilgrimage for Bob Ross enthusiasts and an exhibition of works by Ahmet Ögüt pulled early in Azerbaijan. Learn more about Ola Jasionowska, the artist behind the red lightning bolt used by Polish protesters, and […]