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Italy relaxes export laws for post-war art

After almost two years of debate, Italy has approved a new law relaxing the countrys notably stringent art export regulations. The market and competition legislation, passed by Italian parliament earlier this month and effective as of 29 August, extends the window during which private owners of works by deceased artists may self-certify them for export from Italy without a licence, …Continue reading →

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Piero Dorazio

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Countdown begins for sculpture’s lift-off

The Nevada Museum Of Art and the artist Trevor Paglen are crowdfunding to launchliterallya sculptural satellite into space, purely as an artistic gesture, according to the museum, which aims to raise at least $70,000 to help get the work off the ground. Im going to create a reason for you to look up at the sky, and think about what …Continue reading →

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Object lessons: a poetic take on decay, a goddess drawn by a cult favorite and a rare study by Peter Blake

Copenhagen Galerie Forsblom at Chart Art Fair 1-3 September Heavy (2017) by Toni R. Toivonen 16,000 Not for the squeamish, the young Finnish artist Toni R. Toivonen (b. 1987) creates ethereal works from grotesque means. He leaves the carcass of an animal a raccoon, mouse, dog, horses or cow, which died of natural causes on a brass plate and as …Continue reading →

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New drawing and sculpture fair shakes up Paris fine art world

A new fine art, drawing and sculpture fair is due to open in Paris in November, filling the gap left by the Paris Tableau fair which folded two years ago. More than 30 international galleriesincluding Didier Aaron of Paris and Galerie de Jonckheere of Genevawill participate in the Fine Arts Paris fair held at the Palais Brongniart (8-12 November).   …Continue reading →

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Why George W. Bush won’t be painting Michelle Obama

Former US President turned prolific portrait painter, George W. Bush, has painted faces of military veterans for his follow-up show to world leaders at the George W. Bush Presidential Centre in Dallas. Proceeds from the exhibition Portraits of Courage (until 1 October) and accompanying book goes towards supporting post-9/11 veterans and their families. The 66 portraits and a mural confirm …Continue reading →

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Objections to Ai Weiwei installation: much ado about nothing?

A site-specific installation by Ai Weiwei for the passageway of the 1892 Washington Square Arch in New York, part of the artists upcoming city-wide exhibition Good Fences Make Good Neighbors (24 October-11 February 2018), seems to have ruffled some neighbors feathers. On 25 August, the president of the Washington Square Association community group, Trevor Sumner, addressed an open letter to …Continue reading →

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Where does the Berkshire Museum go from here?

The charming, quiet Berkshire Museum is suddenly tempest tossed. Following its announcement of a new mission, a jamboree of pious finger-wagging ensued. National arts organisations clamour in protest, but their buildings are in good shape. They dont have to worry from month to month whether staff salaries get paid. Yes, the Berkshire Museum endured long periods of bad management, but …Continue reading →

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Berkshire Museum board turns down $1m to pause art sale

A $1m offer from an anonymous group of donors to pause the Berkshire Museums planned sale of art from its collection has been turned down by the board of trustees, the Berkshire Eagle reports. The cash came with the stipulation that the museum hold off for at least a year on auctioning 40 works of art, including two original paintings …Continue reading →

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Year Ahead 2017

Your essential guide to the must-see shows, biennials and museum openings around the world via The Art Newspaper, http://ift.tt/2hAUN1D

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