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Environmental activists stick to paint in protest – ARTnews.com

Environmental activists cling to a Van Gogh in protest – ARTnews.com

Activists from the environmental group Just Stop Oil, a coalition of activist organizations in the UK whose members regularly carry out acts of civil disobedience, stuck to two paintings: one at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow yesterday , the other at the Courtauld Institute in London today. At the Courtauld, two activists …

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Hagia Sophia floors suffer ‘enormous damage’ in cleaning accident – ​​ARTnews.com

The Hagia Sophia, a Byzantine-era religious building in Istanbul, Turkey, was reportedly damaged last week when heavy cleaning equipment cracked the marble floors. It is only the latest incident in recent years that has seen the site damaged. The Hagia Sophia, built by Eastern Roman Emperor Justinian I between 532 and 537, served as the …

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Beyoncé's album cover draws comparisons to famous Lady Godiva painting – ARTnews.com

Beyoncé’s album cover draws comparisons to famous Lady Godiva painting – ARTnews.com

On Thursday afternoon, Beyoncé unveiled the cover of Renaissancehis latest album, and many fans immediately realized on social media that it looked a lot like a famous painting from the 19th century. The cover, which was photographed by Carlijn Jacobs, features a scantily clad Beyoncé on a silver horse. It bears more than a few …

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Environmental activists stick to paint in protest – ARTnews.com

Environmental activists stick to paint in protest – ARTnews.com

Two environmental activists glued themselves to a painting in the Kelvingrove Art Gallery in Glasgow yesterday, while three others spray-painted a column in the museum with the words ‘Just Stop Oil’, the art diary reports. The activists belong to the environmental group Just Stop Oil, a coalition of activist organizations in the UK whose members …

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Climate protesters arrested at Glasgow museum – and more art news – ARTnews.com

To get Morning Links delivered to your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. Header lines POLICE BLOTTER. Two Belgians arrested by Dutch police following the theft of jewelery in TEFAF in Maastricht earlier this week were released without charge, the Associated press reports. An investigation cleared them; no one else …

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$52 Mr. Francis Bacon tops Sotheby's evening sales in London – ARTnews.com

$52 Mr. Francis Bacon tops Sotheby’s evening sales in London – ARTnews.com

Sotheby’s held a night sale offering modern and contemporary art on Wednesday night in London, bringing in a combined total of £149 million ($182 million) including fees. The 79 lots on offer covered works by young newcomers like Shara Hughes and pieces by established figures like Francis Bacon. 61 works sold, including two withdrawn in …

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Documenta holds a tense and awkward conversation about anti-Semitism – ARTnews.com

Documenta holds a tense and awkward conversation about anti-Semitism – ARTnews.com

At a tense panel tonight in Germany, experts gathered to discuss the fallout from the removal of a work from Documenta 15 that contained anti-Semitic imagery. The explicit purpose of the panel was to discuss the subject of anti-Semitism and art, not only in relation to issues of censorship and artistic freedom, but “also in …

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