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MOCAtv Series Features Palestinian Street Art

Featuring the work of artists Hafez Omar, Areej Mawasi, Majd Abdel Hamid and Hamza Abu Ayash, the five-minute clip explores the use of street art as a means of communication in Ramallah, the de facto capital of the Palestinian Authority, and beyond. The street artists take turns explaining their own struggles with freedom of expression and how the expanding medium has helped them to establish their political beliefs and showcase their artistic talents in the public realm.

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The Art Inspector: Saving the Earth by Changing Art

The Art Inspector

Architecture has adopted LEED Performance design into standard practice, and Industrial Design begins with thinking about the end of life of a product and how to leave the least amount of impact on the environment. Both of these industries fought for decades, since the 1970s, against changing habits, systems and academic content. Resistors during the transformation proclaimed they would all go out of business; it was impossible to get all stakeholders on board; and they didn’t want to be creatively strangled. This shared history of transforming creative industry leads us to a problem we are facing within the Art world. Can artists change the way they create work to make a healthier planet? Personally, I believe so…

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Owl Painting Found in Attic Sells For Nearly $1 Million At Christie’s Victorian Art Sale

The White Owl, by William James Webb, 1856

Everyone dreams of finding that one priceless item hiding in the corners of a dust-ridden attic. One UK teacher recently experienced the joy of rescuing such a forgotten antique, all thanks to an old owl painting that turned out to be worth nearly a million dollars.

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Newtown Elementary School Shooting Benefit: Artist Donates Work To Help Victims

Jeremy Collins Sandy Hook Art for Healing and Consolation

The tragic events that occurred on December 14 at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Conn., ended 26 lives and left the entire nation confused, angry and anxious. Artist Jeremy Collins reacted by channeling his complex emotions and desire to help into a two-color sketch conveying the massive community of friends, community members and absolute strangers willing to send their prayers and support to the victims.

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Stolen Henry Moore Sculpture Worth $770,000 Sold For $74 By Two UK Thieves (PHOTOS)

Huff Post Arts

Two men who stole a Henry Moore sculpture worth $770,000 earlier this year recently confessed to selling the work of art to a UK scrapyard. The unwitting duo revealed that they unloaded the “priceless” work of art for a measly £46 ($74), according to The Daily Mail.

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Glass Artwork Made From Cremated Human Remains Unknowingly Purchased By Utah Thrift Store Customer

from the Huffington Post

Some people might be disturbed by the fact that thrift stores are filled with objects once owned by people now deceased. But how would those people feel if they knew the actual remains of the dead were available for purchase as well?

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Stolen Leonardo Da Vinci Painting Found: 'Tavola Doria' Returned To Italy

Battle of Anghiari, by Leonardo DaVinci

Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Battle of Anghiari” is the “LOST” of Renaissance frescos: every step towards solving its mystery seems to reveal even more loose ends. Yet a stolen copy of the long lost masterpiece was recently returned to Italy after years on the black market, possibly providing more insight into one of art history’s greatest mysteries, the BBC reports.

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Hilary Harkness: Four Attitudes That Will Help You Succeed As an Artist

Four Attitudes That Will Help You Succeed As an Artist Posted: 08/15/2012 2:24 am

 

 

 

It’s a time-honored joke: M.F.A. actually stands for Mother F%#king Attitude. I’ve had that outlook, and it’s seen me through some rough and dispiriting times as an artist. But looking back on my early career, I’ve come to realize it’s not an attitude that will sustain you, and even in the best of times, it can be detrimental to your artistic practice.

 

 

Funny? Yes. But with time, I’ve come to regret having hurt his feelings. The goal most of us share is to feel good about our practice, connect with other arts professionals, and get our work out there for people to enjoy. So what is the right mindset to cultivate to enable your success and fulfillment as an artist? Here are four techniques that may help.

 

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Archaeologist Finds Oldest Rock Art In Australia

Archaeologist Bryce Barker discovers oldest know Australian rock art

An archaeologist says he found the oldest piece of rock art in Australia and one of the oldest in the world: an Aboriginal work created 28,000 years ago in an Outback cave. The dating of one of the thousands of images in the Northern Territory rock shelter known as Nawarla Gabarnmang will be published in the next edition of the Journal of Archaeological Science.

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Bob Marley Documentary Debuts on 4/20

In one of the most extraordinary new music documentaries to come in recent memory, Academy Award-winning director Kevin Macdonald (“One Day In September” and “The Last King of Scotland”) is tackling the life and times of Jamaica’s best-known singer in “Marley.” Released today, 4/20, the legend of one of the finest reggae artists continues through interviews, never-before-seen footage and unreleased songs in this full-length film. Stunning revelations make this a must-see for fans and newcomers alike.

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