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Read about art books, films, gallery shows, museum exhibitions, selected for you by the artnet team.


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  • The artnet team tries their hand at screen printing

    by Erica Trapasso, Rebecca Honts, and Conner Williams

    The artnet team recently visited the Lower East Side Printshop for a printmaking demonstration.

  • A Georgian Style Double Pedestal Table

    by Victoria Motlin

    If you're looking for a statement piece for your home, perhaps it is time to look for wares at these five great American auction houses.

  • Robert Coburn, Alfred Hitchcock publicity shot for The Birds (with seagull and raven), 1963

    by Audrey Fair

    Discover one of the most interesting and unexpected artistic collaborations of the 20th century.

  • A Young Woman Seated at the Virginal by Johannes Vermeer

    by Erica Trapasso

    A look at the first Vermeer painting sold in more than 80 years, its history, and the research involved in its attribution.

  • Grand plat decoratif

    Cold-Blooded Ceramics

    June 24, 2013

    by Jenn Cortés

    In late 19th-century Portugal, there was a revival of Renaissance reptilian ceramic works.

  • Interior View of Breastworks on Round Top, Gettysburg, July by Timothy O'Sullivan

    by Presca Ahn

    Presca Ahn reviews the Metropolitan Museum of Art's recent exhibition, Photography and the American Civil War.

  • Portrait of a Generation- Ladj Ly by JR

    JR: Inside Out

    May 10, 2013

    by Lauren Stephen

    After winning the TED prize in 2011, Street artist JR decided to turn the world inside out.

  • Coffee set (set of 6) by Russel Wright

    by Amanda Lampard

    American Industrial designer, Russel Wright, revolutionized the American household.

  • Transcendence by Heather Dee Robertson

    by Rebecca Honts

    Expressionist painter Heather Dee Robertson discusses her artistic influences, her creative process, and artist's block.

  • Woolworth building by Tom Baril

    by Bree Hughes

    Learn more about the Woolworth Building, which celebrates its centennial this April. The historic site is home to artnet's New York office.

  • Venice Beach Rock Festival, California by Dennis Stock

    by Bree Hughes

    A review of the retrospective exhibition Dennis Stock Photographs, on display at Milk Gallery, in partnership with Magnum and New York Magazine, from April 2 to 17, 2013.

  • Varga Girl by Alberto Vargas

    Save Room for Cheesecake

    April 3, 2013

    by Jennifer Cortés

    Cheesecake, or pin–ups, has been a style of glorifying women in art that can be traced back to the late 19th century.

  • In the World, But don't know the World by El Anatsui

    by Sara Langham

    A review of contemporary artist El Anatsui's newest exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum.

  • From the New York Series by Philip Trager

    by Caitlin Parker

    A review of the New York Public Library's recent exhibition, Echoes of Silence: Philip Trager, Early Photographs, 1967-83.

  • Legend of the white snake by Lin Fengmian

    Legend of the White Snake

    February 22, 2013

    by Helen Bu

    2013 is the Year of the Snake in the Chinese astrological cycle. Read a summary of The Legend of the White Snake, and explore snakes in art and culture.

  • Discovering Perugino

    February 11, 2013

    By Tara Field

    Pietro Perugino was one of the most popular artists of his time, and was widely imitated. One of his most popular compositions was theMadonna and Child, variations of which can be found frequently at auction.

  • Rüssel by Arnulf Rainer

    Arnulf Rainer

    February 8, 2013

    By Antje Linck

    Arnulf Rainer is Austria’s leading Abstract artist. His work is characterized by a series of 'overpaintings,' which are exhibited in renowned museums all over the world.

  • by Lauren Stephen

    British potter Edmund de Waal’s journey to discover the provenance of an inherited collection of Japanese Netsuke.

  • by Melanie Boyne

    A brief introduction to the art of Canadian artist Josh Silburt, and the upcoming launch of a book and exhibition on his life and career.

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