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  • Escape to Dia Beacon, New York

    By November 3, 2020

    The Dia Art Fountain in Beacon, New York was permitted to welcome visitors back in August, several weeks ahead of museums in New York City. Timed ticketed entry to minimize the traffic inside the gallery spaces, the enforcement...

  • Where is Ana Mendieta? The Unresolved Mystery

    By October 29, 2020

    “Where is Ana Mendieta?” was the question shouted in 1992 by over 500 protesters lined in front of the newly opened Guggenheim Museum site in SoHo, New York (closed nowadays). The inaugural show featured the work of five...

  • Maurizio Cattelan, America, Solomon Guggenheim Museum, New York, 2016. Source: Maurizio Cattelan, America, Solomon Guggenheim Museum, New York, 2016. Source:

    Weird & Bizarre: A Toilet as a Work of Art

    By October 27, 2020

    A joke, a provocation, or an attempt to attract your attention? Maybe none of these or maybe all of them. Here are the three of the most renowned toilets in the history of art. They may make you...

  • 10 Most Expensive Artworks by Living Artists

    By August 15, 2020

    We present an equation: one contemporary artist, one masterpiece, one auction, and a million-dollar offer. Here are the ten most expensive artworks made by living artists sold at auctions for millions. When I hear the word “auction” I...

  • Valentine Schlegel: Sculptor of Organic Abstraction

    By July 24, 2020

    Sculptor, ceramist, artist, teacher. Valentine Schlegel was a headstrong individual with fervent, creative independence who carved out her own path in history. Despite these achievements, her work was kept in the dark until just a few years ago....

  • Sotheby’s 1988 Auction. A Turning Point for Unofficial Moscow Artists

    By June 27, 2020

    Perestroika and reforms of Mikhail Gorbachev affected all spheres of life in Russia. As a result, unofficial artists in Moscow felt the full influence of this complicated yet rewarding period. A colossal number of artists, previously recognized only...

  • Joseph Beuys at BASTIAN Gallery

    By October 1, 2019

    Joseph Beuys (1921 – 1986), currently on display at BASTIAN gallery, was a controversial German artist, whose work regularly caused public debate. Ritual and unorthodox materials, in particular animal fat and felt, characterize his wide-ranging artistic practice. His...

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