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See the 12 submissions shortlisted for High Line Plinth commissions

After appealing to the public for their input, the High Line in New York City has announced the 12 artists whose works have been shortlisted for the Plinth. The submissions of two shortlisted artists will go on to become the third and fourth Plinth commissions that will reside on a High Line bridge at Tenth […]

Anonymous Was a Woman announces 2020 recipients of grants totaling $250,000

More than 600 women artists have been awarded the Anonymous Was a Woman grants. The $25,000 (£18,800) unrestricted grants are given in recognition of accomplishments, artistic growth, originality, and potential to women over 40 who are “at a significant juncture in their lives and careers.” Now, the 2020 cohort of artists have been named. The […]

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 […]

From Cardi B to David Hockney, 100+ creatives contribute to “Show Me the Signs” auction benefiting the #SayHerName campaign

Artworks in the style of protests signs by more than 100 creatives will soon hit the auction block to raise money for the families of Black women who have been killed at the hands of police in the US. Titled “Show Me the Signs,” the auction will include works by well-known artists, like Marilyn Minter, […]

Thieves steal thousands of posters by street artist Stik intended as gifts to the residents of Hackney

London-based street artist Stik has created a series of posters depicting two stick figures meant to be part of project for his home borough of Hackney. However, it was reported yesterday that thousands of those posters were stolen from the artist and were being sold online. The prints feature two stick-like figures in black and […]

10 of the best flower paintings to jumpstart the week

Who doesn’t love a good bouquet? Floral still life paintings have been a mainstay in art since almost the beginning. Whether it’s a bouquet of roses or a single stem chrysanthemum, artists have offered up their take on foliage in more ways than can be counted. To kick start the week, here are 10 canvases […]