All posts in 2020

Sotheby’s, Christie’s release preliminary 2020 sales reports

Just before the end of the year, both Sotheby’s and Christie’s have released preliminary end of year totals, showing the impact of COVID-19, but a better than expected year on the whole. 2020 has been a difficult year, but both of the major auction houses did their best to adapt and for the first year […]

The case for 2020 being a good year for art

As much as we want to swiftly move on from 2020 and never look back, art historians will undoubtedly be studying it for years to come. And when they do, they will likely have to debate which art moment was more significant: the day all museums and galleries went dark ahead of the first lockdown, […]

Art World Roundup: museums frustrated as lockdown tightens in London, archaeologists make new discoveries while studying an Aztec tower of skulls, and more

This week’s Art World Roundup covers this year’s top-searched terms on Google while London museums close again due to the pandemic. Police in Germany have made another arrest in relation to the Dresden Heist, the AIA has implemented a ban on architects designing spaces for torture and execution, a bill to return 27 artefacts to […]

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 […]

NEA receives $162 million in funding for 2020

Heading into the new year, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) can breathe a sigh of relief after the US government passed a 2020 fiscal year budget that avoided a government shutdown (which wreaked havoc on the country last New Year) but also increased the budget for the organization. By December 20th, both the […]

Presidential hopeful Andrew Yang signs Donald Glover as campaign creative consultant

Amidst the whirlwind of US politics, Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang has announced that Donald Glover, the actor and rapper who also goes by Childish Gambino, is now the creative consultant of his Yang 2020 campaign. Yang announced their partnership on December 19th making Glover the newest artist to team up with a political campaign. […]