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

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

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."

Hundreds of cartoonists are creating a newspaper to protest Trump’s view of women

THE NEW YORKER magazine’s art editor is helping to launch a political newspaper in direct response to the election of Donald Trump. Françoise Mouly, who has been the magazine’s art director since 1993, and daughter Nadja Spiegelman will edit Resist!, a comics tabloid that calls upon artists to communicate through illustration how they feel about […]

Stone on UK ratification of the 1954 Hague Convention

  Peter Stone argues in the Art Newspaper that the UK ratification of the 1954 Hague Convention really is a big deal: Is this really a big deal? Actually, yes it is, on all sorts of levels. Those of us in the heritage community are often told to stop complaining and to understand that in … Continue reading "Stone on UK ratification of the 1954 Hague Convention"

Yesterday’s news is today’s new business

Who’d have guessed that your morning newspaper and coffee could be turned into art? What began as method to learn English, reading discarded newspapers from the hotel where her papá FULL STORY The post Yesterday’s news is today’s new business appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Congratulations To Christopher Sebela On Ten Years Of Writing

If you have any sympathy for choosing art or some form of making as a way of life, it's hard not to smile reading Christopher Sebela's description of quitting his last job ten years ago. I used to fall asleep at the newspaper, too. For a lot of people, simply getting to create things, getting to live in that headspace, is the bulk of the reward.

Un-Restorable Renaissance Painting Proves Them Wrong

An expert calls the damage to Renaissance artist Giorgio Vasari's The Last Supper "one of the worst cases in conservation history," the Art Newspaper reports. The 96-square-foot painting, commissioned by a cloister of Italian nuns in 1546, was submerged underwater for 12 hours when the Arno River in Florence flooded...

Mary-Louise Parker: The First Time I Performed in New York (With Actual Egg on My Face)

last monthNews : NYTimes: News

Ms. Parker was 15 when she was drawn to a newspaper photo of a boy at an arts college; later, his play would draw her to New York.

Michal Gawlikowski interviewed

The man who spent 40 years preserving Palmyra’s past - Polish archaeologist Michal Gawlikowski interviewed by Julia Michalska for The Art Newspaper.The editing of a text by Krystyna Gawlikowska and Khaled al-Asaad (his last) is the next thing on my 'to do' list after my current project. I look forward to it.

A Waiter Broke a Priceless Roman Statue at the British Museum

last monthNews : Newsweek: US

A waiter hired for an event held at London’s British Museum accidentally broke the thumb of a priceless Roman statue, The Art Newspaper revealed. The Townley Venus, a marble statue of the goddess Venus, thought to have been created in...Show More Summary

Waiter Learns the Hard Way to Be Careful Around Ancient Art

A waiter who was all thumbs cost a priceless Roman sculpture one of its own. The BBC reports on the incident at London's British Museum, which the Art Newspaper says took place in December, in which the unfortunate unnamed server from an outside catering vendor was setting up for a...

'Art Patrons' Financing Weapons Smuggling to Libyan Islamists?

According to information published by the Italian newspaper La Stampa, organized crime group related to the Italian mafia in the southern region of Calabria (the 'Ndrangheta network) together with the Neapolitan Camorra, are purchasing Kalashnikov guns, rocket propelled grenades as well as rocket launchers from Moldova and Ukraine. Show More Summary

The Black Panthers’ Art Still Resonates – And Feels Sadly Topical – Fifty Years Later

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“One of the most potent weapons in its outreach to African-Americans in cities across the country was its artwork. In posters, pamphlets and its popular newspaper, The Black Panther, the party’s imagery was guided by the vision of Emory Douglas, its minister of culture.”

Selling Chalk for Cheese in Washington

National Treasures, artefacts seized in bust (Art Newspaper) In Washington they quite often sell you chalk for cheese it seems, so often that even some cultural property lawyers there cannot tell the difference. Yesterday there was the...Show More Summary

Art for an Uncertain World at the São Paulo Biennial

2 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

SÃO PAULO — Critics in major Brazilian newspapers have been calling the 32nd São Paulo Biennial too “politically correct,” all ideas and no art.

How America’s First Popular Comic Shaped the 19th Century Newspaper Wars

(Photo: San Francisco Academy of Comic Art Collection, The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum) In 1896, Richard F. Outcault, or, as he was known professionally, R.F. Outcault, found himself—from humble origins in Lancaster, Ohio—to be at the top of the New York journalism world. Show More Summary

Art. Passion. Politics.

When a story about a great work of art hits the front page of a major newspaper, it usually means some kind of trouble: Fraud. Theft. Vandalism. But when two weeks ago the Los Angeles Times published an article with a reproduction of...Show More Summary

The Press Hotel

The Press — housed in the historic bones of a newspaper printing press — takes its stylish design cues from the editors and reporters that once roamed its halls. Comfortable detail-oriented rooms, a quality restaurant and art gallery with genuine community ties make it the best place to stay in Portland, Maine.

Van Gogh's ear

4 months agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

The Art Newspaper reports on an Amsterdam exhibition about Vincent van Gogh’s medical problems: The exhibition also reveals new evidence discovered by the writer Bernadette Murphy, as revealed in her book Van Gogh’s Ear: The True Story (Chatto & Windus). Show More Summary

Get to Know the Recipient of Van Gogh’s Ear

The Art Newspaper has revealed the answer to a nagging, sensational art historical/corporeal/aural unknown — the recipient of Vincent Van Gogh’s self-severed ear. The publication named the lucky gal for the first time ever: a certain Gabrielle Berlatier. Show More Summary

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