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Photographer Rasel Chowdhury Wins Bangladesh's Top Contemporary Art Award

Henri Neuendorf

The win could be a career-defining moment.

Laurel Stern Boeck, Thomas Peter Lantos (2011), of Foreign Affairs Committee chairman Tom Lantos with his beloved poodle Gigi. Photo: Collection of the US House of Representatives.
Politicians Banned From Funding Their Official Portraits with Tax Dollars

Sarah Cascone

It will save the federal government $500,000 a year.

Kader Attia, Arab Spring, 2014, Unlimited in Basel 2015Photo: courtesy Art Basel
Here Are the Nominees for the 2016 Prix Marcel Duchamp

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso

Artists exploring cultural tensions dominate the shortlist.

Imi Knoeble Face 2 Ed (2002–2013 Photo: courtesy Galerie Thomas Modern
Imi Knoebel: From Monochrome to Full Color

Amah-Rose Abrams

"If you want to do something, to stay alive, you have to think of something radical."

Emma Hart in her studio in South-East London.Photo: Thierry Bal.
Emma Hart Wins Sixth Max Mara Art Prize for Women

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso

The biennial award celebrates the outstanding contributions of women to art.

artnet Asks: Dhaka Art Summit Curator Diana Campbell Betancourt

Hili Perlson

How has the summit impacted the region?

Toby Kamps, new curator of Frieze’s Spotlight section.Photo: Anton Henning.
Frieze Appoints Toby Kamps as New Curator of Fair's Acclaimed Spotlight Section

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso

Kamps is currently a curator at the Menil Collection.

artnet Asks: Massimo De Carlo on Transcontinental Dealing

artnet News

And what the art world looks like after 30 years of running a gallery.

Damien Hirst Plans Extravagant Underground Swimming Pool at His London Mansion

Sarah Cascone

The massive basement was approved in October, but Hirst's plans keep getting bigger.

British Astronaut Captures Stunning Shot of London from Space

Sarah Cascone

The images remind us of the impressive scale and scope of human creation.

Christian Viveros-Faune Appointed Full-Time Art and Culture Critic of artnet News

artnet News

Viveros-Fauné will write a mix of reviews and reported pieces.

7 Quotes From Takashi Murakami on His 54th Birthday

Amah-Rose Abrams

Explore the bizarre universe of the Japanese superstar in his own words.

These 4 Artists Have Birthdays Today—Can You Guess Who Said What?

Cait Munro

It's a great day for Aquarian artists.

James Rondeau.Photo: courtesy Art Institute of Chicago.
Art Institute of Chicago Names James Rondeau Director

Brian Boucher

Rondeau has had a hand in major shows at the museum over the past 18 years.

Pyotr Pavlensky sewed his lips shut in protest at the prosecution of Pussy Riot in the summer of 2012 Photo: courtesy of Petr Pavlensky via The Quietus
Dissident Russian Performance Artist Sent to Psychiatric Hospital

Brian Boucher

It's a tactic often used to discredit critics of the government.

Paul Allen's yacht, Tatoosh. Photo: courtesy Boat International.
Collector Paul Allen's Yacht Accidentally Destroys a Coral Reef

Sarah Cascone

The art collector's 300-foot-long yacht is difficult to park.

artnet Asks: Adeel uz Zafar on the Saccharine and Scary

artnet News

Things are less cute than you remember.

Bitter Family Battle Erupts Over Melva Bucksbaum's $200 Million Estate

Cait Munro

Tensions are running high.

Norman Seef, Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe (1969). Photo: ©Norman Seef, courtesy Morrison Hotel Gallery.
Zosia Mamet to Play Patti Smith in Upcoming Mapplethorpe Biopic

Sarah Cascone

It's certainly an unexpected casting decision.

Thornton Dial, Stars of Everything (2004). Photo: courtesy Souls Grown Deep.
Outsider Artist Thornton Dial Dead at 87

Sarah Cascone

Ten of his works were donated to the Met in 2014.

Drawing of Edouard Manet by Henri Fantin-Latour. Image: Courtesy of Hulton Archive/Getty Images
8 Terrific Édouard Manet Quotes About Painting

Alyssa Buffenstein

The painter was welcomed into the art world with a slew of insults.

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Artist Celebrates Roe V. Wade by Sending 2016 Presidential Candidates Feminist T-Shirts

Alyssa Buffenstein

Today is the 43rd anniversary.

James Franco is offering (RED) donors the chance to win one of his custom artworks. Photo: screenshot from YouTube.
James Franco Offers Custom Portraits for $10

Sarah Cascone

The actor should not quit his day job.

Lebanese Authorities Refuse to Issue Prominent Curator's Passport

Henri Neuendorf

There are claims that the governments actions are politically motivated.

Tracey Emin.Photo: Piers Allardyce via Wikimedia Commons.
Tracey Emin Teams up With Stephen Webster to Create Fine Jewelry Collection

Amah-Rose Abrams

Are you a fan of Emin's art? Congratulations, you can wear it now.

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