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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From the Contemporary Lynx archives:
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!