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30+ Years Later - Stolen Kooning Painting Returned

Willem de Kooning's 1955 painting "Woman-Ochre" was cut from its frame, ripped from its backing, rolled up and stolen was stolen from the University of Arizona Museum of Art on the day after Thanksgiving 1985. The painting was missing for more than 30 years before being discovered by the owners of an antiques store in New Mexico who immediately ...

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Building a “Bridge” in Paris

This fall, Paris’ media icon Le Monde will be moving into its brand-new building, a multimillion-dollar creation that will look like a bridge.  The building is designed by the Norway-based firm Snøhetta—known for striking architecture such as Under, the underwater restaurant in Lindesnes, Norway and the National September 11 Museum at the ...

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Hidden Art in Tiny Nature – Artist María Fernanda Cardoso

María Fernanda Cardoso is a Colombian Australian artist, sculptor and illustrator. Her contemporary art references many types of ready-made material, including plastic, trash, plants, dried and living animals, bones and styrofoam. As a child, Maria Fernanda Cardoso took long nature walks with her father. Carrying a magnifying glass ...

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Arata Isozaki Receives the 2019 Pritzker Architecture Prize

Arata Isozaki, distinguished Japanese architect, city planner and theorist, has been selected as the 2019 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the award that is known internationally as architecture’s highest honor. Lauded as a visionary amongst his international contemporaries, Isozaki’s forward-thinking approach, deep commitment to the “art of space,” and transnational methodology have been evidenced since the 1960s. The prolific architect has been credited with facilitating dialogue between East and West ...

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Preserving Tradition with Robotics in China

China’s extraordinary urbanization has created a need to build swiftly and economically. This has led to losing some of the culture’s architectural identity. Shanghai-based architectural design firm Archi-Union Architects has been experimenting with digital fabrication and robotics in an effort to merge the best of both worlds … 

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German Architecture Meets American Hip-Hop

The Central Library in Downtown Atlanta serves as the headquarters of the library system. Completed in 1980, it was the last building to be designed by Bauhaus-movement architect Marcel Breuer. The brutalist building, which is considered a masterpiece by many architectural experts, recently was celebrated in an event launching ...

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The First Frieze Los Angeles

More than 70 invited galleries will take part in the first Frieze Los Angeles – including a special selection of emerging spaces from the city – presenting a global cross-section of today’s most significant and exciting artists and creating an exceptional opportunity for collecting and discovery. Hosted at Paramount Pictures Studios in Hollywood from February 14 through ...

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American Institute of Architects Announce 2019 Awards

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has announced its 2019 Institute Honor Awards for Architecture. The award program celebrates the best contemporary architecture and highlights the many ways buildings and spaces can improve lives. AIA’s nine-member jury selects submissions that demonstrate design ...

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Whitney’s Warhol Retrospective

New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art has the first Andy Warhol retrospective organized by a U.S. institution since 1989. This expansive exhibition reconsiders the work of one of the most inventive, influential, and important American artists. Through his willingness to experiment with non-traditional art-making techniques, Warhol understood the growing power of images in ...

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