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Rising to prominence during the 1970s, Lee Quiñones is considered by many to be the single most influential artist that ever emerged from the NYC metro train art movement. A contemporary of Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, Quiñones was known for being one of the first street artists to spray paint full subway cars. When asked about his work, he explained: "Street art revitalizes what the city has and probably will always have: the urgency to speak

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Podcasts have been causing quite a lot of noise lately. While podcasts have been around for about a decade, there’s been a significant surge in listenership in the last couple of years. Nowadays, whatever you’re interested in, there seems to be a podcast about it. And art is no exception. Be sure to check out the Widewalls podcast which brings interviews with various artists and art professionals. We have gathered some of the best art podcasts out there

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In November Guido Van Helten and Fintan Magee travelled to Tehran, the capital city of Iran. This was the first time foreign artists had been commissioned to work in the country. The work marks the 50th year anniversary of the opening of the Australian Embassy in Iran and the project unfortunately started on the day Donald trump’s sanctions came into place, marking new tension between the US and Middle Eastern

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Edinburgh, all images provided by Carl Lavia and Lorna Le Bredonchel Self-taught artist Carl Lavia, who goes by the nickname “Sketch,” has been drawing intricate cities and architecturally-minded illustrations since he was the age of five. Although his early works were imaginative renderings of fictionalized cities, his practice has grown into immensely detailed depictions of large cities from an aerial point of view. Lavia uses ink and archival paper to produce

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Last fall Dutch photographer Marsel van Oosten was the overall winner of the 54th annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition (previously) after being selected from over 45,000 submissions. His image, The Golden Couple, captures a pair of golden snub-nosed monkeys against a wooded backdrop. Their bright blue faces glow against the lush forest of China’s Qinling Mountains—the only habitat where the endangered primates are found in the wild. In total there were

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Artist Betsy Walton loosely imitates the landscape of Portland, Oregon in paintings infused with geodesic rocks and female subjects dressed as spellbinding goddesses. Walton works in layers, leaving some areas of the paintings bare with minimal sketches, while others have been painted, mixed with new media, or patched over multiple times. “I paint over old versions of images so that there is a kind of memory to the painting,” she explains to

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