Flex art culture: from the Dutch golden age to the NFT boom

The zeitgeist of cryptocurrency over the past decade has led to the advent of non-fungible tokens (NFTs), each of which is a single unit of data stored on decentralized digital ledgers (blockchain). NFTs have become essential in digital culture, being used most often as a “token of authenticity” for the …

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Why You Don’t Want To Miss Refract: The Seattle Glass Experience

Artist Nao Yamamoto works in the Seattle Glassblowing Studio’s hot store during Refract 2020. Photo: Mike Mitchell Refract: the Seattle glass experience is our annual celebration of glass art, showcasing the incredible artists and organizations that make the Pacific Northwest the epicenter of glass art in the United States. Join …

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Large art trading groups join forces to prevent looted Afghan artifacts from reaching Western market

Twelve major art professional associations have launched a coordinated effort to prevent Afghan cultural material looted and controlled by the Taliban from being made available on the Western art market. “Allowing such artefacts to enter the market compromises the legitimate art and antiques market and goes against the professional and …

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White House Raises Hands Over New Questions About Hunter Biden ‘Artistic’ Scam

“I would refer to the gallery owner for questions,” whispered White House press secretary Jen Psaki last week, unanswered to reporters asking questions about the Hunter Biden art exhibit in Los Angeles. Meaning: President Joe Biden doesn’t bother to keep his son observing basic ethical rules. Although Hunter’s dealer seems …

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Vaccinated economics essay has real estate agents, horse races test Victoria’s ‘new normal’

A wide range of events and businesses in southwest Victoria are part of a test for the state’s future as a ‘vaccinated economy’. Key points: 15 regional companies will participate in a trial of higher cap numbers for fully vaccinated customers They will test vaccine certification and report issues ahead …

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Inside the Frozen Temporal Terrace in the 1870s – now you can buy it for £ 20,000

When artist Tim Chitty took over a former worker’s cottage in Stoke-on-Trent, he wanted to preserve its original features. The property in Normacot Road, Longton, was like stepping back in time to the end of the 19th century, with a scullery, coal mine, outhouse and living room. Over the years, …

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IMC Names 54 Fall 2021 High Point Market Products as Market Snapshot Finalists

Buyers can now vote to select the winners of the Fall 2021 Market Snapshot “People’s Choice Award” from among the 54 finalists featured in the 17 High Point properties of International Market Centers (IMC) during the market. from October 16 to 20. “From innovative furniture to design-driven accessories, the Fall …

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Hunter Biden’s private art exhibition in Los Angeles renews conflict of interest concerns

Over the weekend, images posted on social media and shared in the press emerged showing Hunter Biden displaying his work in Los Angeles at Milk Studios – a Hollywood venue that typically hosts video and photo shoots. One of the attendees at the LA event was the city’s mayor, Eric …

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Saturday, October 9, 2021 – La Minute Monocle

A few years ago, I developed an unusual – and fortunately fleeting – habit: I began to look forward to my Sunday night TV appointment with the BBC Antiques roadshow. The show could wrap itself in more layers of cuteness than a Victorian lady in a ruffled petticoat (think plummy …

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True Colors: MoMA PS1 Grand New York, New Museum Triennial and Present Moment Prize!

Last week I was talking to Alain Servais, a jet set collector who, in the days of the globe-trotting madness of the Before Times era, attended about 30 fairs a year, when he revealed something of an open secret among merchants of art and their clients. In art nouveau surveys …

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