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Luhring Augustine Opening Space in Tribeca on May 1st

February 28th, 2020

Luhring Augustine will open its new space in Tribeca on May 1st, a 3,500 square foot space on White Street.  The inaugural exhibition will showcase a selection of sculptures and works on paper by the late Lucia Nogueira
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Grayson Perry Wins Erasmus Prize

February 28th, 2020

Grayson Perry has won the prestigious Erasmus Prize, one of the Netherlands’ highest honors. “I always love a medal. I’ll probably design an outfit to match,” he said. 
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2020 Getty Medal Goes to Alice Walton, Martin Puryear, Kwame Anthony Appiah

February 28th, 2020

The 2020 Getty Medal, the highest honor given by the J. Paul Getty Trust, will go to philanthropist Alice Walton, artist Martin Puryear, and scholar Kwame Anthony Appiah. “The Getty Medal recognizes excellence and impact in cultural areas that help expand our understanding and appreciation of the world around us,” says David Lee, chair of the Getty Board of Trustees. “This year we are thrilled to honor three influential and transformative leaders.”
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

Fernando Botero

Fernando Botero image via www.flickr.com/photos

[image via www.flickr.com/photos]

Fernando Botero (born April 19, 1932 in Medellín, Antioquia) is a Colombian neo-figurative artist, self-titled “the most Colombian of Colombian artists” early on, coming to prominence when he won the first prize at the Salón de Artistas Colombianos in 1959.

Abu Ghraib 50, 2005 image via www.hwaethwugu.com

Abu Ghraib 50, 2005-image via www.hwaethwugu.com

Fernando Botero’s Abu Ghraib

After Velasquez, 2005 oil on canvas image via rawartint.wordpress.com

[image via rawartint.wordpress.com]

Hand, Madrid image via http://commons.wikimedia.org

Hand, Madrid image via http://commons.wikimedia.org

Una Coppia, 1999 image via www.worldgallery.co.uk

Una Coppia, 1999 image via www.worldgallery.co.uk

He is an abstract artist in the most fundamental sense of the word, choosing what colors, shapes, and proportions to use based on intuitive aesthetic thinking. This being said, his works are informed by a Colombian upbringing and social commentary is woven throughout his work.

[Bio via Wikipedia  Entry]

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