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In Bizarre Case, Artist Must Prove Painting Isn't His

Peter Doig says $5M lawsuit is a scam

(Newser) - A Canadian man claims he has an original painting by Peter Doig, whose works have sold for up to $26 million, per ArtNews . Doig says the painting isn't his. You'd think that would be the end the story, but no. In what the New York Times describes as... More »

Stabbing of Woman Seen as 'Performance Art'

Patrons at Art Basel Miami Beach are left stunned

(Newser) - A stabbing at a Miami art show Friday night sparked confusion for champagne-swilling patrons: Was it real or was it performance art? Sadly, the assault at Art Basel Miami Beach was all too real and left the female victim bloodied with knife wounds to the arm and neck, the Miami ... More »

Germans: We Put White Flags on Brooklyn Bridge

Artists say they were surprised by strong US reaction

(Newser) - Two German artists have claimed responsibility for the white flags that mysteriously appeared on the Brooklyn Bridge last month. Mischa Leinkauf and Mattias Wermke said today they removed the bridge's American flags and posted the white flags early July 22 in celebration of public art. They say July 22... More »

Artists' Brains Are Different

Researchers find structural differences in art students

(Newser) - The mind of an artist, it seems, is no figure of speech: The brains of skilled visual artists are actually physically different from others, a study based on brain scans suggests. "The people who are better at drawing really seem to have more developed structures in regions of the... More »

Pakistani Girl's Face Greets US Drone Operators

Artists unfurl huge poster to deter airstrikes

(Newser) - In a field in Pakistan, an international group of artists has installed a huge portrait of a girl's face to remind US drone operators who's really living down there, Yahoo reports. Locals helped unroll the 90'x60' poster two weeks ago in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa area of northwest... More »

Monet's Garden Blooms Again in New York City

A reproduction of the impressionist's personal garden is on display in the Bronx

(Newser) - An exhibit in New York City has meticulously re-created the flower-filled personal garden of Claude Monet. Visitors to the installation at the Bronx Botanical Garden essentially walk through a Monet canvas as they cross a bridge curving over water lilies and pass through natural bouquets of roses, carnations, delphiniums, and... More »

Hotel's New Fee: One Work of Art, Please

New York's Chelsea Hotel inspires Swedes to attract artists

(Newser) - Welcome to the hotel where artists can pay with their work—and anyone's art is accepted. The Clarion Hotel in Stockholm is letting guests stay overnight if they hand over a work of self-made art, The Local reports. “It all started with the fact that our general manager’... More »

Hardly Starving, Most Arts Grads Are Working

And 41% are even professional artists

(Newser) - Good news: The poetry and theater majors of the world are not leading lives as starving artists, at least not according to a new survey of arts graduates. USA Today reports on the national survey of some 13,581 alumni of 154 arts programs who studied everything from dance to... More »

Artists, Hipsters Go Without Winter Heat

For some holdouts, 50° is toasty

(Newser) - Living with the heat off—if they even have heat—is a way of life for some Northerners who get through the winter on a combination of ingenuity and insulation. Their motives are often curious. Take the New York artist who appreciates the acoustics of his loft so much he... More »

Meet This Year's MacArthur 'Geniuses'

Journalists, scientists, artists among 24 awarded $500K grants

(Newser) - A newspaper reporter who refuses to forget decades-old murders is among 24 recipients of this year's $500,000 MacArthur Foundation "genius grants." As in previous years, a wide variety of fields are represented on the list of recipients: There is a novelist and an applied physicist, a photojournalist... More »

NEA Is Playing Politics, Filmmaker Charges

(Newser) - The National Endowment for the Arts recently encouraged artists to create works that focus on “health care, energy and environment, safety and security, education, community renewal”—a disturbing step away from the its actual mandate, filmmaker Patrick Courrielche writes for Big Hollywood. “Artists shouldn’t be used... More »

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