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New York Times threatens to sue publisher of an art book critical of the paper's war coverage

yesterdayHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The critically acclaimed War Is Beautiful: The New York Times Pictorial Guide to the Glamour of Armed Conflict examines the ways in which the newspaper happily propagated the Bush Administration's lies about weapons of mass destruction...Show More Summary

Last-gasp arts editor calls shots for ENO

The announcement today that the Independent newspaper will cease printing is both sad and inevitable. Sad, because 30 years ago the paper changed the face of British journalism. Inevitable, because it now sells only 40,000 copies, in place of 400,000 in its heyday. David Lister, the veteran arts editor, joined the paper in 1986. In […]

Women, divorce and art that turns shame into celebration at Gavlak gallery

2 days agoArts : Culture Monster

In a smart, irreverent exhibition at Gavlak gallery in Los Angeles, Amy Bessone takes us back to a time when divorce was shameful for women, so much so that it might land one’s picture in the newspaper. Bessone found and collected these images — in effect, modern-day scarlet letters — from newspaper...

Worth a Thousand Words: El Pueblo Poster Sketch

Sketch of poster for the newspaper El Pueblo (c.1894). Joaquín Sorolla y BastidaVia Books and Art

A “Hghly Dysfunctional World Where Record Keeping is not a Priority"

In a Manhattan court a trial is ongoing concerning the the Knoedler Gallery’s sale of forgeries (Laura Gilbert, 'Who is really to blame in the Knoedler fakes case?, The Art Newspaper 27 January 2016). Collectors Domenico and Eleanore...Show More Summary

The Westport Independent review

Though Pravda is well-known as the Russian Communist Party's official newspaper, it's always worth remembering that it didn't start out like that. Pravda was initially a magazine that covered the arts, literature and society-at-large, before being taken over at editorial level by Bolsheviks and becoming the organ of record for tractor production. Show More Summary

Dinomania: The Lost Art of Winsor McCay, The Secret Origins of King Kong, and the Urge to Destroy New York

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

See sample pages of Dinomania at Wink. Cartoonist Winsor McCay was best known as the creator of the hallucinatory Little Nemo in Slumberland and Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend newspaper comic strips. Fewer people know that he was also the creator of the first animated dinosaur to appear in the movies (Gertie the Dinosaur, 1914). Show More Summary

Competition Complaint Filed Against Art Loss Register

Melanie Gerlis reports for the Art Loss Newspaper on a competition claim filed against the Art Loss Register. The claim was filed by Chris Marinello, founder of the Art Recovery Group, and former employee of the Art Loss Register: ARG’s...Show More Summary

5 Free Art Shows You Should See in L.A. This Week

This week, an L.A. artist digs up old newspaper photographs of women who filed for divorce, and a writer celebrates the book he burned after he spent a year writing it. Book burning Writer Chiwan Choi became an artist-in-residence at Katz's Deli in early 2015. “In 2015, he will write...

Last Week’s Top Stories on ArtsJournal

3 weeks agoArts : Diacritical

We’re aggregating upwards of 150 stories a week on ArtsJournal these days. Despite the decimation of the daily newspaper arts journalism profession, there are more good stories about the arts now than there have ever been. But that also means it’s more difficult to sort through. We look through more than 1000 stories a day […]

That Time When Art Collecting Wasn’t So Completely About Money

“In an age of growing income inequality, the excesses of today’s art market are, for some, beginning to grate. In October, Chris Dercon, the director of Tate Modern in London, wrote in The Art Newspaper that there was a conflict between ‘those who treat art as a private good — from which to profit’ and […]

Art Exhibit Celebrates Lost Art of British Clog-Fighting

Artwork by Anna FC Smith In May 1843 a newspaper in the north of England reported on a fight near Manchester between a man named Ashworth and a man named Clegg. It was a great struggle, the paper said, and though Ashworth eventually won, both of the men were gravely injured as a result. Show More Summary

The Newspaper Monsters of Walt McDougall

2 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Walter McDougall was America’s first syndicated cartoonist. He was a newspaper artist from the 1870s to the 1920s, doing caricatures, political cartoons, and other art, but he is especially remembered for his comic strips that featured terrifyingly silly monsters that threatened children. Show More Summary

The problem coddled college kids should actually be complaining about

Last month, the Oberlin Review, the student newspaper at the liberal arts college, gave a loudspeaker to a group of beleaguered students. Some students, the piece explained, felt that the foreign food being served at dining halls wasn't as authentic as they would have liked. And that wasn't okay. The subpar sushi rolls, General Tso's chicken, and Banh […]

Thursday Links: Bearded Orthodox Priests with Their Cats

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

A Pirelli anecdote: a calendar with bearded Russian orthodox priests and their cats. [The Art Newspaper] “Hirst is now 50, and his career thus far has been a downhill slalom of provocation and pound signs.” This really sums up that painting of his Paddy saw in White Cube’s ABMB booth. Show More Summary

Why Has Arts Coverage Dropped Out Of Newspapers?

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Because we have the data, my friend, and they are sobering. As former Globe editor-in-chief John Stackhouse reports in his new book, when the paper analyzed its online traffic, they found that fully 40 per cent of the paper is read by fewer than 1,000 people. This benighted, much-ignored category includes “baseball, tennis and theatre […]

A D.C. Watercolorist’s Beautiful Record of the Changing City in the ‘60s and ‘70s 

Lily Spandorf, an Austrian artist who emigrated to the United States in 1959, lived in Washington, D.C.'s Dupont Circle and worked as a contributing artist for the Washington Star newspaper from 1960 to 1981. Some of Spandorf's art,Show More Summary

Tribune Co. Selling Big Piece of Land in LA's Sexy Arts District

Tribune Media Company, which owns the LA Times, is planning on redeveloping and restoring the newspaper's recognizable Downtown Los Angeles base, Times Mirror Square, but now it appears that several of the company's less recognizable properties are on the...

A DC Watercolorist's Beautiful Record of the Changing City in the '60s and '70s 

Lily Spandorf, an Austrian artist who emigrated to the United States in 1959, lived in Washington, D.C.'s Dupont Circle and worked as a contributing artist for the Washington Star newspaper from 1960 to 1981. Some of Spandorf's art,Show More Summary

Thieves made off with 17 centuries-old paintings in one of the worst art thefts in Italian history

One of the worst art heists in recent Italian history took place on November 19, when thieves made off with 17 Renaissance-era works by a range of European artists. As The Art Newspaper reports, citing Italy's Repubblica newspaper, three...Show More Summary

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