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Bjork, Biophilia. Image via Artnet.

[This week on the artblog Reader Advisor: A disappointed review of Björk’s MoMA show; there’s a shadow on Clinton’s presidential portrait; and multiple ways that Star Trek actually shaped modern technology. — the artblog editors] Science Addresses #TheDress; Millions Around World Still Don’t Care, via Wired Pop Star’s MoMA Show Is Not All It’s Björked Up to Be, via Artnet Rock-Solid: Pebble’s Smartwatch Launch Garners Huge Support, via TechCrunch Museum Pieces Destroyed During ISIS Crisis May Have Been Mostly Replicas, via Huffington Post Nay, We Cannot Bear It: Maggie Smith to Leave Downton Abbey, via the New York Times Help ... More » »

Odili Donald Odita, Tomorrow World, 2013. Photo courtesy of the artist and Stevenson Gallery.

News post – @the_barnes unearths Cezanne sketches, @FleisherOllman @thearmoryshow, Jeffrey Stockbridge ‘grams from London, opportunities and more!

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News It seems it was difficult, but not impossible, to slip anything by Albert C. Barnes. The Barnes Foundation has discovered two previously unknown sketches by Paul Cézanne that even its founder might have never been aware of, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. The two works were found on the backs of two watercolors when the ... More » »

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With Oscar, Opera Philadelphia looks back to the last years of a literary icon’s life

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[Donald reflects on Opera Philadelphia’s latest triumph–a moving look at the last years of Oscar Wilde’s life. — the artblog editors] As a writer, poet, and playwright, Oscar Wilde is unrivaled. The only part of Wilde’s life that the outside world reviled was his desire to truly be himself and embrace his ... More » »

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The artblog Reader Advisor

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[This weekend on the artblog Reader Advisor: A new study may promise hope for HIV/AIDS treatment; Washington, D.C. pot smokers rejoice!; and the Guardian delves into some dark arts. — the artblog editors] Everything You Need to Know About Art Therapy, via Huffington Post Guess How Much Money Was Spent on Art ... More » »

Sculpture

Dina Wind’s Transformations at Bridgette Mayer Gallery

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[Diana examines a wall sculpture that is playful for its combination of found objects, and simultaneously subversive. — the artblog editors] The poet Stephen Spender once defined wit as “the ability to discover amusing analogies between apparently unrelated things and express them clearly.” As I was contemplating the late Dina Wind’s more ... More » »

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Live Comments – First Friday, February 6, 2015, at the Vox building

Before we ventured out to look at art last First Friday, The St. Claire and The Artblog teams got together to talk ... More » »

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Live Comments – Curator Robert Cozzolino on Peter Blume at PAFA

(Peter Blume’s works, which are riveting in reproduction, will stop you in your tracks when you see them in the large and ... More » »