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The Radical Posters of a British Women’s Art Workshop

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

The See Red Women’s Workshop, which ran from 1974 to 1990, began with a newspaper ad calling for female visual artists "to combat images of the ‘model woman.’” The post The Radical Posters of a British Women’s Art Workshop appeared first on Hyperallergic.

A Fight In a Museum, Reported With Bias [with comment by Paul]

(John Hinderaker) There was a bizarre incident at the Minneapolis Institute of Art today: a fight broke out in an 18th Century European art gallery. Almost equally remarkable is the manner in which my local newspaper, the Star Tribune,...Show More Summary

One newspaper accidentally used photo of Alec Baldwin instead of President Trump

Sometimes it's not easy separating life from art. The Dominican newspaper El Nacional learned that the hard way on Friday, after it accidentally published a photo of Alec Baldwin instead of President Donald Trump. Baldwin has made headlines for his spot-on impression of the former reality star. Show More Summary

Spoleto Festival Director Makes The Arts' Case Against The Travel Ban

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Nigel Redden, in an op-ed in South Carolina's largest newspaper: "Whether presenting an opera by Antonio Vivaldi or a play by Samuel Beckett, the Festival depends on works created by artists from many parts of the world.... [Their] varied outlooks come from lives and personal histories that differ from many in the audience who […]

Mississippi Newspaper Transforms Crime Reports Into Playful Haikus

2 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

The Enterprise-Tocsin's police blotter just got a lot more artful.

Culture and Trump: A free comic offers artist 'Resist!'-ance at the Hammer Museum

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

Stacked in piles around the Hammer Museum on Friday was a 40-page tabloid newspaper of comic art by women of all ages, creeds and races reacting to the presidential election of Donald Trump. An inky black illustration by artist Sue Coe shows Trump in the shape of a tornado ripping the constitution...

Shepard Fairey explains the thinking behind his inauguration protest posters

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

We are all equally American. That’s the message artist Shepard Fairey and others are hammering home with a campaign titled “We the People,” which calls for posters printed in newspapers to be used as protest art Friday at inauguration demonstrations. In an interview with The Times, Fairey said...

Tuesday Links: News for End Times

2 months agoArts : Art Fag City

[caption id="attachment_81225" align="aligncenter" width="640"] That bird in the background looks ominous.[/caption] Is it time to start worrying that Donald Trump will actually place an overall cap on deductions? The Art Newspaper has a piece on how this change could effect museum income. Show More Summary

A New Wave Of Arts Critic Cuts At Newspapers

3 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"Critics at newspapers are dying off even faster than print journalism. Theatre critics, film reviewers, A&E editors, and arts writers of every kind have been stripped from dailies and weeklies around the country."

Required Reading

3 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

This week, the death of the newspaper arts critic, an interview with Lorna Simpson, good things that happened in 2016, populism in Trumplandia, and more. The post Required Reading appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Curtains fall on arts critics at newspapers

For the first time since the Beatles played Ed Sullivan, Boston doesn’t have a newspaper staffer dedicated to the pop music beat. The city has writers covering everything from Aerosmith to indie rock. They freelance for papers, contribute to online music magazines, pen posts for radio station websites, and blog. But none of them have staff positions. The six decades...

Why 'Bambi' Artist Tyrus Wong Went Unrecognized For Most Of His Life

Tyrus Wong, the historically unrenowned artist who created the lyrical, elegiac aesthetic for Walt Disney’s “Bambi,” got his artistic start in the 1920s by dipping a brush in newspaper ink because he couldn’t afford art supplies. Wong, who died Friday, Dec. Show More Summary

"His first art teacher was his father, who trained him nightly in calligraphy by having him dip a brush in water and trace ghostly characters on newspaper."

"They could not afford ink or drawing paper.... From 1936 to 1938, Mr. Wong was an artist for the Works Progress Administration, creating paintings for libraries and other public spaces.... Mr. Wong... joined Disney in 1938 as an 'in-betweener,' creating the thousands of intermediate drawings that bring animated sequences to life.... Show More Summary

An editor tells the NY Times: I don’t read newspapers for the pictures

3 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

More mail coming our way on the contentious redesign of the NY Times arts section: For Dean Baquet Executive Editor Dear Mr. Baquet. While we have never met, I spent the last few decades at The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg News, institutions that have also periodically redesigned themselves — and not always happily. That […]

Russian Ambassador Shot In Turkish Capital Of Ankara, Media Report

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

ANKARA, Dec 19 (Reuters) - The Russian ambassador to Ankara was seriously wounded in a gun attack at a art gallery in the Turkish capital on Monday and was taken to hospital, NTV and other broadcasters reported. Hurriyet newspaper’sShow More Summary

The Duke Newspaper Columns by Trumpkin Stephen Miller That Made GOPers Say, “My God”

3 months agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

The conservative student newspaper column is one of the most predictable genres of writing in existence. There’s an art to it—certain formal conventions to be followed, certain stock arguments and phrases that demand reuse. Stephen Miller,...Show More Summary

Another Big City Newspaper Arts Critic Takes A Buyout

4 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

It's Mark Stryker, longtime arts writer for the Detroit Free Press. "Some of you will be surprised – maybe shocked – to learn that after 21 years as an arts reporter and critic at the Detroit Free Press, I am leaving the paper. Frankly, I’m kind of shocked to have just typed those words myself. […]

And Another Daily Newspaper Cuts Its Last Full-time Arts Writer

4 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

This time the Austin Statesman. "In an email exchange this week, Statesman Editor Debbie Hiott confirmed that, beginning in 2017, the local daily will no longer 'have a dedicated reporter covering only the visual and performing arts.' She attributed the move to a familiar culprit: the long, steady drop-off of advertising income that's had mainstream […]

Another Big City Newspaper Decimates Its Arts Coverage

4 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

It's the Edmonton Journal: "Theatre writer Liz Nicholls and music writer Sandra Sperounes and have both taken buyouts and will leave the paper on Dec. 2. The owners PostMedia announced in October it was going to cut staff across the board by 20%, voluntary buyouts first, layoffs if there aren’t enough volunteers."

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