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Nazi Looted Art Returned: Tom Selldorff Gets Back Six Artworks Taken By Nazis During WWII

Nazi Looted Art Returned: Tom Selldorff Gets Back Six Artworks Taken By Nazis During WWII

PARIS — Tom Selldorff was 6 years old when he saw his grandfather’s prized art collection for the last time in 1930s Vienna, before it fell into Nazi hands. Now, he’s 84 – and...

Bobbie Smith Dead: Former Lead Singer Of The Spinners Dies At 76

Bobbie Smith Dead: Former Lead Singer Of The Spinners Dies At 76

ORLANDO, Fla. — A former lead singer of the soul music group “The Spinners” has died in Orlando. A statement released Monday by the manager of the rhythm and blues group said Bobbie Smith...

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Theft: FBI Announces New Information On The 23rd Anniversary Of The Art Heist

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Theft: FBI Announces New Information On The 23rd Anniversary Of The Art Heist

Nearly twenty five years after one of the world’s most expensive art heists the FBI has announced that they have identified the individuals who stole $500 million worth of masterpieces. The historic theft took...

Orijin Culture Fashion (Video)

Orijin Culture Fashion (Video)

Orijin’s identity in its fashion is Afrocentric in nature, but our Collections are universal. ALL MADE in AFRICA.

what is photography today?

what is photography today?

Can photography be termed “fine art” and, if so, what should that photography be like – must it be conceptual? With countless essays aiming to describe the ‘meaning’ of modern art photography and definition...

Studio in a School: A Teaching Moment

Studio in a School: A Teaching Moment

By Hilarie M. Sheets In 1976, New York philanthropist, art patron, and collector Agnes Gund read in The New York Times that art programs were being slashed from New York City public schools due...

Celestine Wilson Hughes talks about becoming an artist – an artblog radio podcast

Celestine Wilson Hughes talks about becoming an artist – an artblog radio podcast

By libby and roberta Celestine Wilson Hughes began to feel like a real artist about the time she got a band saw and started cutting wood in the backyard for painting projects.  Before that...

Kara Walker by Matthea Harvey

Kara Walker by Matthea Harvey

by Matthea Harvey BOMB 100/Summer 2007, ART I’ve been thinking about Kara Walker’s work for a long time. Two years ago, a bleeding barn from one of her watercolors appeared in one of my...

The Art of Kara Walker

The Art of Kara Walker

“One of my earliest memories involves sitting on my dad’s lap in his studio in the garage of our house and watching him draw. I remember thinking: ‘I want to do that, too,’ and...

Leon Keay – Visual Artist

Leon Keay – Visual Artist

„Im watching u“ by Leon Keay L.@.K.ART began whilst on my travels through Israel in 1999,although i attended art college in Leicester before this,i didnt really class myself as an artist untill i started...

A special issue of the International Review of African American Art

A special issue of the International Review of African American Art

Vol. 24, No. 2 – A special issue of the International Review of African American Art on connections between mass media, pop culture, digital technologies and visual art. “Artists are just as much products...

Hebru Brantley: Straight Out of Neverland

Hebru Brantley: Straight Out of Neverland

The Afro-Futurist painter talks about Kanye, Common, and living like a shark. By Elly Fishman Hebru Brantley has been putting his aesthetic mark on Chicago for years. He spent much of his youth tagging...

Kara Walker’s war

Kara Walker’s war

The artist traces the outline of racism in “Rise Up Ye Mighty Race!” By Janet Potter Kara Walker is known for her room-sized panoramas depicting scenes of racism, violence, and gender and power struggles....

“Rising Up”: Hale Woodruff’s murals on a northern tour

“Rising Up”: Hale Woodruff’s murals on a northern tour

Six paintings by the Harlem Renaissance artist leave the south for the first time since their installation—over half a century ago. By Janet Potter n 1938, Talladega College commissioned the Harlem Renaissance artist Hale...

‘Migration’ exhibit shows effects of movement

‘Migration’ exhibit shows effects of movement

  By Alexis Paine Special to Tusk The Paul R. Jones Gallery’s exhibit “Migration,” on display through April 19, showcases art that illustrates the effects of mass movements of people to different locations. The...