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  • THE PLASTIC GRAMMAR OF JOSÉ DE GUIMARÃES

    José Maria Fernandes Marques, known as José de Guimarães, was born in Guimarães, Portugal, in 1939. Guimarães studied engineering, obtaining his degree from the Academia Militar in Lisbon in 1965. At the same time, he independently studied the art of significant modern and historical painters, cultivating his own aesthetic based on the great works ofRead the Rest…

    SEPTEMBER 9TH- FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    We’re excited for the upcoming sunny September weekend, but first, our favorite post of week! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Roots & Culture is hosting an exhibition “Ali Aschman & Emma Robbins with Liz McCarthy” in the Yr It! Gallery and itRead the Rest…

    ASK MIR: PROPERLY IMAGING YOUR ARTWORK

    Dear Anthony, Thank you so much for this excellent question. In this technological age, our work is becoming more and more digital. While no photograph will ever be a comparable substitute to examining a piece of artwork in person, we frequently inspect artworks via images provided by our clients. As you can imagine, images thatRead the Rest…

    MECHANICAL BANKS: MAKE SAVING MONEY FUN!

    Still banks where coins are deposited into a receptacle by hand have been around for centuries, but the introduction of mechanical banks in the late 1800s added a level of entertainment to saving your pennies. Mechanical banks differ from still banks in that they require the coin to be deposited through a mechanical process. TheRead the Rest…

    MAY 27TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP!

    I hope everyone has outdoor plans for the holiday weekend! It’s supposed to be beautiful out! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. This weekend! Saturday and Sunday is the beginning of our favorite summertime market – the Randolph Street Market! You canRead the Rest…

    APRIL 22ND: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    Happy Earth Day! Every Friday, we post a list of some of our favorite art-related news and articles from around the internet. Opening this weekend! The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago is featuring a major survey of artist Kerry James Marshall and is co-organized with co-organized with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and MOCA |Read the Rest…

    MARCH 4TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    It’s Friday! Here’s our weekly roundup of interesting art-related events and news from around the Internet! In an interesting move, Austria’s Leopold Museum has put together an exhibition showcasing their damaged artworks to raise funds for conservation. With the museum’s budget unable to cover the $400,000 needed to repair approximately 185 pieces by Austrian artists,Read the Rest…

    FEBRUARY 19TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    It’s Friday! Here’s our weekly roundup of interesting art-related events and news from around the Internet! The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston has purchased the first Frida Khalo ever purchased. Painted in 1928 and purchased in 1929 by American Industrialist Cole Phillips, the painting has stayed in his family until recently. Now this purchase of “Does MujeresRead the Rest…

    FEBRUARY 5TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    It’s Friday! Here’s our weekly roundup of interesting art-related events and news from around the Internet! Jackson Pollock paintings are notorious hard to conserve due to the nature of the material he used to create them. With this in mind, the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen museum in Dusseldorf is cleaning Pollock’s “Number 32” for the first time inRead the Rest…

    JANUARY 22ND: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    It’s Friday! Here’s our weekly roundup of interesting art-related events and news from around the Internet! Happy news everyone! NYPL The New York Public Library has released 180,000 images to the public domain and has made them available to you in high resolution! To do whatever creative thing you would like to do!   SoRead the Rest…