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Clara Drummond Wins 2016 BP Portrait Award

June 24th, 2016

Clara Drummond, via ArtforumClara Drummond has been selected as the winner of this year’s BP Portrait Award, receiving the award’s $44,000 purse and a commission by London’s National Portrait Gallery.  “‘She is always immersed in the ideas around whatever she is making at the time—history, nature, mythology, and art all feed into her work” Drummond said of her sitter in the winning picture, fellow artist Kirsty Buchanan, “so when I am drawing or painting her it feels more like a collaboration than a portrait sitting.’”
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LA Times Analyzes Benefits of Instagram to Art World Alongside Censorship Problems

June 24th, 2016

LACMA Instagram, via LA TimesThe L.A. Times looks at the boon Instagram has provided to artists and dealers looking to promote work online, but also notes the issues of censorship that have plagued the platform.  “We are making up the rules as we all go along,” says Rebecca Morse, associate curator of photography at LACMA. “This is a topic that social scientists are grappling with — how [a social media platform] is laid out affects the information that people insert into it.”
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MOCA LA Adds Peter Morton as Trustee

June 24th, 2016

Peter Morton, via Art NewsMOCA has added Hard Rock Cafe Founder Peter Morton to its board of trustees.  The board is co-chaired by Maurice Marciano and Lilly Tartikoff Karatz.  
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