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[Dear Readers, today we begin publishing the essays of the 16 finalists in the New Art Writing Challenge Contest! Here is the fourth of four articles we publish today on Artblog and the St. Claire.  Thanks to all those who participated, submitting more than 70 articles. And thanks to our jurors — Hrag Vartanian, Abigail Satinsky and Nell McClister — who picked the winners. We are energized by all the wonderful writing that was submitted and know you will enjoy reading it! — the artblog editors] Grand Prize Winner Ma Chère Poo­Zee: Shelley Spector Crafts a Love that Dare Not Speak its Name By ... More » »

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Victory after Cy Twombly – A Winning Essay in the Art Writing Contest!

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[Dear Readers, today we begin publishing the essays of the 16 finalists in the New Art Writing Challenge Contest! Here is the third of four articles we publish today on Artblog and the St. Claire.  Thanks to all those who participated, submitting more than 70 articles. And thanks to our jurors — Hrag ... More » »

block party with lots of people

Please, Don’t. Let Me Be. – A Winning Essay in the Art Writing Contest!

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[Dear Readers, today we begin publishing the essays of the 16 finalists in the New Art Writing Challenge Contest! Here is the second of four articles we publish today on Artblog and the St. Claire.  Thanks to all those who participated, submitting more than 70 articles. And thanks to our jurors — Hrag ... More » »

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The World’s Longest Selfie Stick — Lee Walton at Practice Gallery

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[Marvin experiences selfies in a different context–or perhaps out of context completely. — the artblog editors] Strike a pose at Practice Gallery with experimental artist Lee Walton’s self-proclaimed The World’s Longest Selfie Stick. The device, which measures approximately 30 feet long, is the only piece on display in the small gallery. Yet, ... More » »

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The Work of Art in the Age of Social Media – A Winning Essay in the Art Writing Contest!

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[Dear Readers, today we begin publishing the essays of the 16 finalists in the New Art Writing Challenge Contest! Here is the first of four articles we publish today on Artblog and the St. Claire.  Thanks to all those who participated, submitting more than 70 articles. And thanks to our jurors — Hrag ... More » »

Bathtub in cart

Oh Snap — Barkley L. Hendricks’ photographs

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[Kitty reviews a hit-or-miss show of native Philly artist Barkley Hendricks’ photos. Hendricks had a major career retrospective in 2009 at the Studio Museum of Harlem, PAFA (his alma mater), and elsewhere, which was much acclaimed. — the artblog editors] For years, a life-size oil portrait, “Miss T” by Barkley L. Hendricks, ... More » »

Image via BBC.

The artblog Reader Advisor

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[This week on the artblog Reader Advisor: Progress in Iraq in the face of ISIS destruction; tech advances in healthcare and security; and the public-private art debate. — the artblog editors] Digital Doctors Reconstruct Art Pieces Lost to ISIS Attacks, via BBC News Small Strides: New HR Platform for Freelancers, via TechCrunch ... More » »

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From the vault: Jess Perlitz’s interactive work

[Canadian sculpture artist Jess Perlitz recently opened Chorus, a moving work comprised of recordings of incarcerated men and women throughout the U.S. She ... More » »

Michelle Post, speaking with us Jan. 31 at DaVinci Art Alliance.

From the vault: Michelle Post on artblog radio

[Sculpture artist Michelle Post’s “tronies” become a permanent exhibition this month at Grounds for Sculpture. The Oligarchs features Post’s metal busts of America’s 19th-century wealthy ... More » »