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As ever, it promises to be a busy year for museums and galleries across North and South America. From an in-depth survey of the Guggenheim’s holdings of Robert Mapplethorpe photographs in New York, to Jordan Casteel’s first major museum show, there’s a remarkably wide range of art to see this year—enough, no doubt, to satisfy any art lover. Here’s what we’re looking forward to seeing in the months ahead.   “Sophie Calle: Cuídese Mucho” at

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Wife to Max Ernst and lover to Samuel Beckett, someone who was compared to Casanova and who discovered Jackson Pollock, Peggy Guggenheim provided a sanctuary and stage to some of the most prominent artists of the avant-garde movement until her death in 1979. Her Art of this Century gallery, which operated in New York between 1942 and 1947, became both a meeting place and exhibition nexus for exiled European artists and young emerging Americans, playing a pivotal role in

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  Brazilian-born, New York-based artist Valeska Soares‘ latest is brilliantly titled Doubleface. In it she flips older paintings over to the reverse side, paints them, and cuts out tiny portals to the original side. It’s also interesting the way Soares titles each one – by the paint color used.         The post Valeska Soares appeared first on Design Crush.

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The art world of this decade was rather heterogeneous so practically any aesthetic found its place (on the market). The burning topics such as migration policies, woman and civil rights (#Metoo and Black lives matters) movements, economic turbulence and the rise of neo-conservatism were the dominant ones in the last couple of years among the critically charged artists. On the other hand, there are artists dealing with formal aspects of inherited patterns of

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Miami-based artist, Greg Beebe is known for spontaneous and thought-provoking abstract works of art which promote the power of positivity and the pursuit of creation in any form. Also a successful financial entrepreneur, Beebe uses his strategic mind to leave the viewer contemplating about what they are truly seeing. Touched by a range of influences, Greg Beebe’s art is a unique mixture of Abstract Expressionism, Pop and Graffiti art, resulting from a multitude of mediums, ranging from sculptured objects, cement, iconic photographs, to acrylics,

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A Mexican tattoo artist with a sweet tooth, refugees biking across the desert and a customer in a Mongolian beauty parlour make up some of the poignant and uplifting images submitted to the Portrait of Humanity prize. Backed by the Guardian and focused on unifying the global community, this is the last in a monthly gallery selected by a Guardian picture editor before the closing date on 8 January Continue

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