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Patrick Hughes Biography

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Patrick Hughes is a British artist who works in London. Born in Birmingham in 1939, he attended James Graham Day College in Leeds, where afterward he taught at Leeds College of Art. He eventually left that role to produce artwork independently, and his early pieces are characterized by a sense of playfulness and rejection of the serious tone of many of his contemporaries, who focused on sociopolitical issues regarding race,...

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Inject Some Diva Energy into Your Home with These Five Pieces by Andy Warhol

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It's no secret that Andy Warhol captured the American pop culture lover’s fascination with starlets better than any other artist of his generation. And his fascination with divas provided some standout works that have found themselves homes in everywhere from the Museum of Modern Art in New York City to NorthPark Mall in Dallas. And now, you can even decorate your own home with authentic silkscreens and lithographs of Warhol’s divas...

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ART WORLD NEWS: Italy backpedals on promise to loan Leonardo da Vinci works to France for anniversary exhibition

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To celebrate the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death at Amboise in France’s Loire Valley, the Musée de Louvre planned to pay tribute with an exhibition putting together nearly one-third of the artist’s entire body of verified works. However, due to geopolitical tensions between Italy and France, one of the most-awaited shows of the decade may not happen—at least in full—after all. In November, Lucia Borgonzoni, an undersecretary to...

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Feeling Nostalgic? Here are Five Charles Bell Prints that Satisfy

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Charles Bell was a self-taught painter born and raised in Oklahoma whose massive photorealistic canvases depict still-life images of nostaligic, child-friendly items such as vintage action figures and toys, gumball machines, pinball machines and more. Working primarily in oils but actually working from photographs of meticulously arranged objects, Bell sought to magnify and give animated life to mundane objects and to present industrial products made to satisfy children’s markets re-consumable for now-adult...

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Andy Warhol's Influences: Dadaism and Appropriation

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A staple artist in Edward Kurstak’s portfolio of art for sale, Andy Warhol is perhaps best-known for his stylized re-workings of popular imagery swiped directly from the American cultural landscape and collective imagination. But Warhol’s artistic practice, as well as his ideas encompassed within it, were not born from a vacuum. He was in fact heavily influenced by artists associated with the Dada movement, particularly Marcel Duchamp, who worked decades before...

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