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A robotic hand using a paint brush.

Portrait Created By AI Sells for $430k

When Christie’s announced it would be auctioning off its first AI-generated portrait, the fine arts company expected the piece to sell for less than $10,000. Much to everyone’s surprise, it sold for much higher: $430,000, to be exact.  The portrait, which the BBC describes as “grainy and unfinished,” raised questions about the role of technology […]

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A painting titled, “Three Tahitian Women,” by Paul Gauguin (1896).

Do Museums Romanticize Exploitation?

What do Picasso, Balthus, and Gauguin have in common? Aside from being some of the world’s most celebrated artists, all three derived much of their success from exploiting the female gender. Balthus, for example, sexualized prepubescent girls—who were the subjects of many of his highly prized works. Gauguin was a pedophile who had three child […]

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Debate Over Trigger Warnings Sparks a Rift in the Art World

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is at the center of a heated controversy after it posted a trigger warning ahead of a live show. The sign, which was posted just outside the theater door, cautioned audience members about some potentially upsetting material contained within the play “Vietgone.” “Please be advised,” the sign read, […]

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Christie's fine arts auction house, located at Rockefeller Center in New York City.

Christie’s Auction Sets Record

Christie’s auction house hit record breaking numbers this week, bringing in more than $317,801,250 for American artwork. The big winner of the night was Edward Hopper’s iconic “Chop Suey,” which sold for an incredible $91,875,000. The 1929 oil painting is considered to be Hopper’s best work. The owner, Barney Ebsworth, was a Seattle-based travel entrepreneur […]

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The Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC).

Bangkok Debuts Gigantic Art Gallery

Bangkok, one of the world’s most traveled cities, is turning its metropolis into a massive art gallery. In a place renowned for its food, culture, and many other tourist attractions, Bangkok’s city-wide art extravaganza is just another reason to visit the Thai capital. Bangkok Art Biennale features more than 200 pieces from 75 artists all […]

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A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, a member of the British royal family.

Royal Portraits Now on Display in the US

For the first time in history, portraits of the British royal family are on display in the United States. For many of the images, it is the first time they have been transported outside of the United Kingdom. Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts has partnered with the National Portrait Gallery in London to feature 150 […]

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Marfa, Texas, as shown on a map.

Art Fair Coming to Small Texas Town

Marfa, Texas, may be small in terms of geography, but it’s big in the art scene. Boasting numerous art centers and exhibitions, the tiny west Texas town has seen an influx of renowned artists making the desert oasis their hometown. Beginning next spring, the municipality will host the Marfa Invitational art fair, founded by Kenneth […]

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Artists Create Portraits for Vegas Shooting Victims

October 1 will be the one-year anniversary of the worst mass shooting in United States history. Fifty-eight people were killed while attending the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada.   Artist Ellen Abramo is commemorating the victims with portraits to be displayed in Las Vegas, giving life to the memories of […]

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The National Museum of Brazil on fire.

National Museum of Brazil Goes Up in Flames

A major fire broke out at the National Museum of Brazil, located in Rio de Janeiro, this past Sunday, September 2. The good news: it happened after visiting hours so there were no human casualties. The bad news: the Guardian reported that up to 90 percent of the museum’s collections and artifacts may have been […]

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A portrait of impressionist painter Claude Monet in 1901. Monet once owned a sculpture of a cat that has recently resurfaced after years of being lost.

Monet’s Biscuit Cat Found After Years of Being Lost

Art historians interested in Claude Monet have taken down their “LOST CAT” signs stapled to light poles and bulletin boards across the U.S. Only kidding. But the glazed biscuit cat from Japan, which once belonged to Monet, has indeed been discovered after years of searching for it, according to The Art Newspaper. The cat sculpture […]

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