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Claes Ordenburg. Foto: Jurgen Frank. Via The Walker Art Center.
Art History
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Claes Oldenburg: Colossal Monuments

The Swedish born artist, Claes Oldenburg (1927- 2022), began as a painter and performance artist before he phathomed with materials and forms that took him to sculpture. As a matter of fact, his early ideas on monumental sculpture were first conceived as a series of drawings andwatercolours that he called Colossal Monuments.

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The Provocation Column
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Is There A Digital Photography Revolution?

Photography brings memories, feelings, and ideas to life. We enjoy looking back on things that once happened in the past and digital photographs give us the ability to shorten that “past” exponentially. Digital photography has also opened the world to sharing like never before, as we can invite friends, family, and even strangers into our experiences practically instantaneously. Another advantage to digital photography is the ability to access and distribute our photographs across oceans and continents, as well as manipulate photographs in creative ways. In fact, it is hard to recall what photography was like before digital. But has the introduction of digital photography benefited the world of photography, both in creating and collection, and could we call this explosion of digital photography an actual revolution?

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Pier 24 Photography. Pilara Foundation
Collections
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The Most Valuable Photography Collections in the World

From Man Ray, Robert Mapplethorpe, to Andreas Gursky, Cindy Sherman, and Richard Prince, among others, are some of the most succesfull photographers in terms of the value of their photos. Some of their images has been reached up to the $8 million dollars. Their image are now part of museums and private collections that houses the most important photography collections. As we reviewed the museums that have impressive photo collections as part of our Art Photo Guide, here are some of the private collections who has been interested in preserving photographic images from the 20th and 21st centuries.

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News
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Art Work: Artists Working at The Museum

Since 1935, staff members working as a part of The Met community, many of whom are accomplished artists, have shared their creative contributions with each other on a regular basis. This year the Met is open this presentation of their work to the public. The wide range of artistic expression—from drawing, painting, and photography to sculpture and digital media—corresponds to an equally expansive representation of departments throughout the institution, including guards, educators, technicians, librarians, designers, engineers, conservators, volunteers, registrars, and many others.

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Editorial Selection
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Why to Collect Art? 5 Books To Delve Into The Importance Of Collecting.

Collecting art is more than a hobby. It is a practice that can have economic, social, historical and even political implications. How to recognize the importance of collecting one or another piece? What does it mean to collect art professionally? What aspects should I take into account?

The following list of books addresses, from a critical and reflective point of view, the different aspects that one must know when being a professional collector.

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