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25 Million Images From 14 Art Institutions to Be Digitized & Put Online In One Huge Scholarly Archive #ArtTuesday

Pharos will become a great trove for art enthusiats. Via Open Culture: Digital art archives, says Thomas Gaehtgens, director of the Getty Research Institute, are “Sleeping Beauties, and they are waiting to be discovered and kissed.” It’s an odd metaphor, especially since the archive to which Gaehtgens refers currently contains photographic treasures like that of […]

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Monograph Inside the Mind of Jamie Hewlett#ArtTuesday

From TASCHEN via Creative Boom: From the legendary Tank Girl to live-action animations with Gorillaz, a Chinese contemporary opera to an exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery, artist Jamie Hewlett is one of the most energetic figures of contemporary pop culture. With influences ranging from hip hop to zombie slasher movies, Hewlett emerged in the mid-1990s […]

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Daring Escapes and Sensational Illusions: Posters from the Golden Age of Magic #ArtTuesday

via HYPERALLERGIC The “Golden Age” of magic coincided with the heyday of the lithographic poster, and acts involving levitation, decapitation, escapes, hypnotism, and other illusions were lavishly advertised. Illusions: The Art of Magic, out now from Abrams, features 250 examples of these illustrated posters, dating from the 19th to early 20th centuries, as well as a […]

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Lego Bridge by Christo Guelov Adorns Gothenburg City

Imaginative new work from artist Christo Guelov up in Gothenburg, Sweden. Nice write-up from designboom. guelov‘s project is part of ‘let’s color gothenburg’ — a competition that puts unemployed youths into work and aims to unite the city. throughout the project, the participating youths will be given training to become professional painters. the project recruits youths […]