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Maurizio Cattelan’s Much Adored (and Maligned) Banana Artwork Is Now in the Guggenheim’s Collection Thanks to an Anonymous Donor

Next time you visit the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, there might be a banana taped to the wall. That’s right: the viral sensation that was Maurizio Cattelan’s Comedian—a simple banana, duct-taped to a wall and priced at $120,000—has been donated to the…

Hauser & Wirth, Thaddaeus Ropac, and Other Galleries Just Signed on to an Upstart Digital-Only Art Fair Opening in October

Most art fairs have been cancelled for 2020, but if you’re selling digital art, now might just be the right time to start one. That’s the thought behind the new Daata Fair, which will present international contemporary video and digital…
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Michelangelo’s ‘Bandini Pietà’ Is Undergoing Its First Major Restoration in Italy—See Images of the Newly Luminous Sculpture Here

New restoration work is helping art historians understand Michelangelo’s Bandini Pietà, one of the Renaissance master’s great unfinished sculptures. A preliminary cleaning has already revealed previously unknown details, such as different tool marks marks made by the artist and remnants of…
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As One of the First Major Museums to Reopen in California, the de Young Says It Is ‘Ready to Provide Succor’ to San Franciscans

The de Young Museum in San Francisco will reopen for members on September 22 and to the public on September 25, making it the first major art institution in the city, and one of the first in the state, to…
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Baffling Archaeologists, This Ancient Depiction of the Cosmos Could Be 1,000 Years Younger Than Previously Thought

Archaeologists are questioning everything we think we know about the stunning ancient artifact known as the Nebra Sky Disc. Thought to be the oldest known depiction of the cosmos, the bronze and gold artifact may actually be 1,000 years younger…
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Japan’s Flying Car – Problems and Solutions

— About ColdFusion — ColdFusion is an Australian based online media company independently run by Dagogo Altraide since 2009. Topics cover anything in science, technology, history and business in a calm and relaxed environment. Electro.Aero first flight electric trike: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5ENgLJsXqk&feature=youtu.be…
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As COVID Dampens Art-History Job Prospects, Yale University Decides Not to Accept New Graduate Students to the Department in 2021

In a sign of the struggles facing institutions of higher education and students alike, Yale University has announced that it will be accepting no new graduate students to its department of art history for fall 2021. “In order to ensure that the…
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Meow Wolf’s Santa Fe Workers Want to Unionize, But the Company Says Its Immersive Art Wonderland ‘Works Best Without a Union’

Employees at Meow Wolf, the Santa Fe entertainment company that creates immersive art-type installation spaces, have formed a union. The Meow Wolf Workers Collective, as the group is called, announced plans to align with the Communications Workers of America, which represents telecommunications,…
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Reversing Ageing: New Studies Show it Can be Done

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A High-Stakes Freeport Art Heist Is a Key Plot Point in Christopher Nolan’s Time-Bending New Film, ‘Tenent’

Blockbuster film director Christopher Nolan’s highly anticipated science-fiction spy thriller, Tenet, finally hit US theaters on September 3, bringing audiences a high-brow tale of time-bending espionage. And somewhat surprisingly, the movie features a subplot involving blue-chip art collecting. That’s because the…
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The Economy of Ancient Egypt

Get 10% off your Squarespace subscription today! 👉 http://squarespace.com/economicsexplained ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀Ancient Egypt was amongst the first major human civilizations in existence. Outside of being genuinely fascinating the economy of ancient Egypt is enlightening to really pull apart because it represents an…
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How Much Is a Signature Worth? An Epic Friendship Book Signed by Cosmio de Medici and a Holy Roman Emperor Sold for $3.1 Million

In 1648, Augustus the Younger, duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, attempted to purchase Das Große Stammbuch, a “friendship book” from the collection of the recently deceased Philipp Hainhofer, a wealthy, well-traveled merchant from Augsburg, Germany. Augustus failed, and the lavishly illustrated volume did…
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Elon Musk’s Neuralink – Ex-Employees Reveal Company Struggles

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