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Five books written by artists you should read. And you thought they were only interested in pictures

By Jessie Thompson / The Evening Standard

Want an insight into the workings of a creative mind?

These books by artists will help you paint away your cares.

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The art of writing, Grayson Perry at his studio in Islington Matt Writtle what to read contemporary lynx

The art of writing, Grayson Perry at his studio in Islington Matt Writtle

 


Polish sculptor Magdalena Abakanowicz dies at age 86

By The Associated Press / The Daily News

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Renowned sculptor and fiber artist Magdalena Abakanowicz, Poland’s leading visual artist, has died at age 86, the rector of Warsaw’s Academy of Fine Arts said Friday. Abakanowicz’ work was notable for her larger-than-life, headless human figures, arranged in crowds in open spaces.

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Magdalena Abakanowicz, Bambini, 1998-99, St. Elisabeth Church in Berlin, photo Contemporary Lynx

 


Art Brussels courts ‘a sophisticated audience’

By  Sarah P. Hanson / The Art Newspaper

Fair aims to appeal to buyers seeking fresh names from the international avant-garde as well as historical discoveries

Now in its 35th year, Art Brussels opens its doors to the public today (until 23 April), with an aim to cementing the city’s growing reputation as both an incubator for the avant-garde and as a European market leader for Modern and contemporary art.

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Art Brussels 2017, Tour and Taxis, Photo David Plas. What to read this week

Art Brussels 2017, Tour and Taxis, Photo David Plas.

 


A map of Europe by each nation’s most iconic artwork

By  indy100 staff / The Indy 100

An ingenious mapmaker has posted a map of Europe, featuring well known paintings as the graphic for each territory.

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Picture REDDIT/HALFABLUESKY What to read this week

Picture REDDIT/HALFABLUESKY

 


15 Artists We Discovered at Art Brussels

By Molly Gottschalk / The Artsy

The 35th edition of Art Brussels opened to VIPs on Thursday morning. This year marks the fair’s second edition in the historic Tour & Taxis building, a more central and more sunlit location that last year garnered resounding praise from dealers and collectors alike. This year, 144 galleries hailing from 28 countries fill the aisles, with nearly a quarter of the galleries new to the fair. (…)

Below, we bring you 15 standouts—whether unsung heroes of the historical avant-garde or young emerging artists just breaking into the public sphere—that you cannot miss.

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Installation view of Shulamit Nazarian’s booth at Art Brussels, 2017, Courtesy of Shulamit Nazarian what to read this week contemporary Lynx

Installation view of Shulamit Nazarian’s booth at Art Brussels, 2017, Courtesy of Shulamit Nazarian

 



From the Contemporary Lynx archives:

ART BASEL 2016 – TREASURE HUNT

by Dobromila Blaszczyk

In June, the city of Basel becomes the most important trading market for artworks in the world. The most prominent art gallery representatives, collectors, curators and members of the press arrive at the city, not to mention a huge group of art lovers who flock there as eager visitors in hope to be able to admire works by the most famous art classics of the 19th and the 20th century, as well as by promising young artists which are gathered in a single place.

This is a real treasure hunt!

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Art Basel 2016 – TREASURE HUNT

 

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