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Art World Roundup: looking at the week in art, from faked antiquities to pandemic piñatas

From a Pulitzer Prize winning art critic to COVID-19 inspired piñatas, this week’s Art World Roundup covers some of the stories you might have missed this week. Art Critic win 2020 Pulitzer Prize Being an art critic isn’t the clearest path to a Pulitzer Prize – in fact, the prestigious award has only been given […]

Art World Roundup: working through the pandemic

For this week’s Art World Roundup, we look at the ways individuals and organizations are uniting to tackled issues around the COVID-19 pandemic. An auction offering unique experiences to support the International Rescue Committee Google and Sotheby’s have teamed up to present the Mayday COVID-19 Charity Auction – an event that will auction off unique […]

New Artist Relief survey finds that 62% of US artists are now unemployed

The pandemic has severely tested various aspects of life. In a few short weeks, everything as we knew it changed and many parts of life, which six months ago felt reliable, are no longer clear. One of the biggest worries faced by many is what the future has in store for their careers and for […]

Six online exhibitions and museums to see

Another week, another packed schedule of walking from the bedroom to the living room…and not much of anywhere else. We get you. And with museums and galleries closed, everyone is having to adjust to new ways to get their art fix. So, we’ve corralled another group of online exhibitions and tools to see more art […]

Damien Hirst spreads hope with Butterfly Rainbow to show solidarity with NHS

In the UK, rainbows have been popping up in windows and storefronts, from hand drawn creations to elaborate designs, as a reminder to stay positive during the pandemic as to show solidarity with the NHS and its workers. British artist Damien Hirst, best known for bold polka dots artworks and formaldehyde-soaked animal installations, has joined […]

Art World Roundup: from Banksy to John Oliver’s odd art interest

In this week’s Art World Roundup, we have artists who have taken a new approach to working from home, news of the passing of John Driscoll, a team of Alabama quilters making face masks, and John Oliver’s quest for an unusual artwork.   John Oliver’s quest for… rat porn? Sometimes you just see something you’ve […]

Rashid Johnson: representing anxiety through art

There’s no way around the fact that life has entered into a new norm during the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19. Plans have been put on hold, jobs have entered a time of uncertainty, and staying at home has become a necessity. However, out of anxiety can come creation. In the time that the novel coronavirus […]