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KAWS Launches Exhibition in Fortnite Video Game

January 18th, 2022

KAWS is launching an online exhibition in the video game Fortnite, as well as one at London’s Serpentine Gallery. “Being able to create works,” the artist says, “and the version that I’m viewing in Brooklyn is the version you could be viewing in India, I just started to get really obsessed with the opportunities within that.”

Read more at The Guardian

Pissarro Work, Formerly Nazi Loot, Heads to US Supreme Court

January 17th, 2022

A Camille Pissarro work looted by the Nazis will head to US Supreme Court to hear a case over its ownership, as the descendants of Lilly Cassirer Neubauer sue for the painting’s return. “This has been three generations of the Cassirer family trying to take back what is theirs,” says attorney Stephen Zack of the US law firm Boies Schiller Flexner.

Read More at The Guardian

Jewish Museum Employees Vote to Unionize

January 17th, 2022

Employees at the Jewish Museum in New York have voted to unionize. “The Jewish Museum is aware that staff have petitioned for a union election,” a spokesperson said in a statement. “The Museum greatly values its staff and will respectfully engage in any process that transpires.”

Read more at Art Newspaper


Josef Albers

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Josef Albers- image via

Josef Albers (March 19, 1888March 25, 1976[1]) was a German-born American artist, mathematician and educator whose work, both in Europe and in the United States, formed the basis of some of the most influential and far-reaching art education programs of the 20th century.

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Study  for Homage to the Square via

Study for Homage to the Square- image via

In Water (Im Wasser)  1931 Sandblasted flashed glass  image via

In Water (Im Wasser) 1931 Sandblasted flashed glass

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Homage to the Square, Silkscreen -image via

Homage to the Square, Silkscreen -image via

The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation

More info about the artist coming soon.