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Claudio Castillo at the Intercontinental Hotel in Miami

Claudio Castillo at the Intercontinental Hotel in Miami

Leyla Sharabi August 28, 2017 0

Though the term Generative Art has, over the years, sometimes been used interchangeably with digital and computer art, it is the stricter category, here defined by Robert Spahr to which Europe-raised, Cuban-American artist Claudio Castillo adheres:

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Art Basel Miami 2016: Text and/or Textiles

Art Basel Miami 2016: Text and/or Textiles

Bullet Shih December 7, 2016 0

This year was the most rigorous fair anabasis that I have had in the past 15 years; I attended at least 13 fairs and 3 private collections. Overall, both South Beach and Wynwood had

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Sugar Plum at galerie Galerie Wien

Sugar Plum at galerie Galerie Wien

Bullet Shih November 30, 2016 0

During the recent performance of Sugar Plum at galerie Galerie in Wien during the week of the Vienna Contemporary Fair, I perceived a contradiction between my interpretation of the performance and the artist’s comments

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Brazil in Miami

Brazil in Miami

Leyla Sharabi October 28, 2016 0

When I caught up with James Brazil, inaugural Emerging Practitioner Teaching Fellow at the University of Miami School of Architecture, I thought we would discuss trends in graffiti art in Miami, Barcelona and possibly

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Vienna Art Fair 2014: Part I

Vienna Art Fair 2014: Part I

Bullet Shih December 1, 2014 0

In its tenth year of existence, the Vienna Art Fair or VIENNAFAIR The New Contemporary has come into its own as Central and Eastern Europe’s most prominent art fair. Running from the 2nd to

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Art Basel Miami 2013: Sun and W(e)aves

Art Basel Miami 2013: Sun and W(e)aves

Bullet Shih December 11, 2013 0

Art Basel Miami Beach

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Interview with New York Based Artist Sujin Lee

Interview with New York Based Artist Sujin Lee

Bullet Shih December 2, 2013 Comments Off on Interview with New York Based Artist Sujin Lee

New York based Korean artist Sujin Lee has just come off two successful group shows in London and Beacon, NY. Lee uses multi media approaches such as video and performances to delve into very

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Theresa Hak Kyung Cha at the Korean Cultural Centre London

Theresa Hak Kyung Cha at the Korean Cultural Centre London

Bullet Shih October 28, 2013 0

Eva Hessa once said, “Life doesn’t last; art doesn’t last.”  While her sculptural materials were somewhat ephemeral and her life tragically ended in 1970 at age 34 due to a brain tumor, both her

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$1 Million Norman Rockwell Painting Stolen from Storage Unit

$1 Million Norman Rockwell Painting Stolen from Storage Unit

Bullet Shih October 9, 2013 0

The New York Post has reported that the Norman Rockwell painting Sport (Man in Fishing Boat) which was sold by a Private Collection from Birmingham, Alabama at Sotheby’s in New York on May 22,

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$1.56 Million Stolen Chagall Recovered in Italy

$1.56 Million Stolen Chagall Recovered in Italy

Bullet Shih April 8, 2013 0

In a case that seems to have all the elements of a tabloid thriller, involving the yacht of an American millionaire, a stolen Chagall, the old switcheroo, and a famous Italian football player has

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Keun Young Park at Accola Griefen

Keun Young Park at Accola Griefen

Bullet Shih February 15, 2013 0

Korean artist Keun Young Park’s exhibition In Between at Accola Griefen features a series of reconstituted photos of herself.  Park painstakingly rips apart her photographic self portraits and glues them onto a blank piece

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Mona Lisa Madness!

Mona Lisa Madness!

Bullet Shih February 15, 2013 0

Henry F. Pulitzer must be rolling in his grave.  The American collector who spent his lifetime attempting to authenticate his painting as an authentic version of Leonardo’s Mona Lisa seems to have received a

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Three Romanian Suspects Nabbed in Connection with $100 Million Triton Collection Art Heist

Three Romanian Suspects Nabbed in Connection with $100 Million Triton Collection Art Heist

Bullet Shih January 23, 2013 0

The Washington Post has reported that Romanian police have three Romanian suspects in custody accused of involvement in the $100 million art heist in Rotterdam last October.  Two individuals were caught on the security

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Texas Man Discovers $1 Million Early Diego Rivera in His Home Office

Texas Man Discovers $1 Million Early Diego Rivera in His Home Office

Bullet Shih January 15, 2013 0

During the recently aired PBS’s Antiques Roadshow filmed in Corpus Christi, Texas in August 2012, a local man was amazed to find that a painting purchased by his great-grandparents was actually a lost painting

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Matisse Stolen from Swedish Museum in 1987 Recovered

Matisse Stolen from Swedish Museum in 1987 Recovered

Bullet Shih January 8, 2013 0

The Art Loss Register has reported some good news regarding a small Matisse oil stolen from the Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm during a brazen theft where, In the early hours of 11

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Simon de Pury Leaves Phillips de Pury

Simon de Pury Leaves Phillips de Pury

Bullet Shih January 3, 2013 0

Making the transition from eponymous to anonymous, Carol Vogel at the New York Times has reported that Simon de Pury and his wife Michaela have stepped down from the auction house that has spent

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Splitsville! Hirst and Gagosian Part Ways

Splitsville! Hirst and Gagosian Part Ways

Bullet Shih December 14, 2012 0

The marriage of the art world’s most hyped artist, Damien Hirst, and the art world’s most powerful art dealer appears to be over.  The Financial Times has reported that Larry Gagosian and Damien Hirst

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Art Basel Miami 2012: The Writing Is on the Wall

Art Basel Miami 2012: The Writing Is on the Wall

Bullet Shih December 13, 2012 0

Another major theme at Art Basel Miami 2012 was the prevalence of text based works. Barbara Kruger carried the day by commanding space in multiple booths with single words or simple sentences blurring the

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Art Basel Miami 2012: Thinking Inside the Box

Art Basel Miami 2012: Thinking Inside the Box

Bullet Shih December 12, 2012 1

As I wrote in the earlier review of Art Basel Miami Beach 2012, one of the major themes of the fair was that works based on squares or rectangles were exceedingly plentiful. It didn’t

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Art Basel Miami: Aqua Part 1

Art Basel Miami: Aqua Part 1

Bullet Shih December 10, 2012 0

After being overwhelmed on Thursday at the opening of Art Basel Miami 2012 at the convention center, I opted for a more manageable chunk of art on Friday, visiting the Aqua Fair. Celebrating its

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Art Basel Miami 2012: The Deluge

Art Basel Miami 2012: The Deluge

Bullet Shih December 6, 2012 0

Yesterday Art Basel Miami 2012 opened its doors to VIPs and the Press.  Despite the sheer numbers of moneyed visitors who are expecting to be relieved of close to $1 billion of lucre in

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Art Basel Miami 2012: The Calm Before the Storm

Art Basel Miami 2012: The Calm Before the Storm

Bullet Shih December 5, 2012 1

I have woken up in Miami prepared for the onslaught of art and “other stuff” this week.  I must admit my emotions range from excitement to trepidation as the daunting schedules already have me

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Lost Leonardo Painting Battle of Anghiari Recovered After Missing For 73 years

Lost Leonardo Painting Battle of Anghiari Recovered After Missing For 73 years

Bullet Shih December 4, 2012 0

2012 has been a huge year for Leonardo afficionados, starting with a large conference in London, a second Mona Lisa has been discovered, a third has been debated, and Leonardo’s lost mural of the

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The $800K Missing Limbs

The $800K Missing Limbs

Bullet Shih December 3, 2012 1

The Greek myth of Tantalus tells the story of Tantalus who is invited to dine with the gods on Olympus and in a moment of arrogance or cheekiness decides to dice up his son

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Glenn Beck Channels His Inner Serrano and Submerges Obama in Urine

Glenn Beck Channels His Inner Serrano and Submerges Obama in Urine

Bullet Shih November 30, 2012 1

American right wing political pundit Glenn Beck demonstrates that he is not just full of gas, but also possesses ample quantities of his own “Country Time”.  After watching this clip, I have found myself

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Michal Rovner at Pace

Michal Rovner at Pace

Bullet Shih November 29, 2012 0

Israeli artist Michal Rovner presents her mesmerizing video works in her exhibition Topography at Pace.  Often projecting streams of what appear to be wandering nomads onto rocks, Rovner plays with both organic and inorganic

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The Eagle Has Landed: Sonnebend Estate Tax Snafu Settled

The Eagle Has Landed: Sonnebend Estate Tax Snafu Settled

Bullet Shih November 29, 2012 0

This year we posted about a conundrum involving the estate of legendary dealer Ileana Sonnabend and the IRS.  The controversy involved the 1959 work Canyon by Robert Rauschenberg.  The IRS was claiming that the

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Fake Japer Johns Flag Nets Court Appearance Rather Than $11 Million

Fake Japer Johns Flag Nets Court Appearance Rather Than $11 Million

Bullet Shih November 28, 2012 0

Sounding a bit like an alchemist’s spell gone awry, a New York foundry owner attempted to mix wax, bronze, and an American flag in his crucible hoping to produce $11 million dollars.  Instead he

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Of the People at Contemporary Wing Pop-up

Of the People at Contemporary Wing Pop-up

Bullet Shih November 27, 2012 0

The exhibition Of the People at the Contemporary Wing Pop-up gallery in Washington, DC offers a group show of artists who have been influential in their political views over the past decade.  Expanding beyond

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Rubbish Art From the Top of the World

Rubbish Art From the Top of the World

Bullet Shih November 26, 2012 0

Imagine scaling Mount Everest only to find a garbage heap at its acme, empty oxygen tanks, tin cans, plastic wrappers, and even the remains of a helicopter crash.  Then imagine having to clean up

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William Turnbull 1/11/1922 – 11/16/2012

William Turnbull 1/11/1922 – 11/16/2012

Bullet Shih November 23, 2012 0

Scottish sculptor William Turnbull has passed away at age 90.  Turnbull was born the son of a shipyard engineer in Dundee, Scotland and started his career as an illustrator for publisher DC Thompson.  However,

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Update: $2 Million in Paintings Stolen From South African Museum

Update: $2 Million in Paintings Stolen From South African Museum

Bullet Shih November 19, 2012 0

Last week we reported news of a brazen art theft from the Pretoria Art Museum in South Africa where five paintings were stolen at gunpoint. The Huffington Post has reported that due to a

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Sale of Warhol Works from Foundation Realizes $17 Million at Christie’s

Sale of Warhol Works from Foundation Realizes $17 Million at Christie’s

Bullet Shih November 14, 2012 0

As part of the Warhol Foundation’s shift in focus from preserving and presenting Warhol’s estate to that of being a well endowed foundation focusing on grants and licensing Warhol’s images, the Warhol Foundation auctioned

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