Iraqi youth use art to protest

Nov 19, 2019
Anti-government protests in Iraq began this October amid high unemployment and anger about corruption and poor public services.
Israa Saadi al Jabouri's painting of a violin in Baghdad, Iraq.
Israa Saadi al Jabouri

The barter economy behind major art museums

Oct 28, 2019
The Louvre spent 10 years negotiating with other museums to mount the largest Leonardo da Vinci exhibit ever. Here's a look inside the process.
People take pictures of Leonardo da Vinci's "The Virgin and Child With Saint Anne" at the opening of the Louvre's exhibition in Paris on Oct. 22.
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Sneakers get the high-end art treatment

Jul 22, 2019
It was the first auction of its kind for Sotheby's.
A view of sneakers on display for "The Ultimate Sneaker Collection" online auction at Sotheby's on July 15, 2019 in New York City.
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Combining art and advocacy into a new career

May 30, 2019
Born with a rare genetic illness, Ted Meyer makes and curates art shows for medical schools.
Ted Meyer, Artistic Patient Advocate.
Ben Hethcoat

What Art Basel Miami says about the economy

Dec 7, 2018
This weekend's show, one of the world's most important, combines modern art, celebrities and big business.
JiaJia Fei checks out the Tobias Rehberger art installation on display during the opening day of Art Basel on Dec. 2, 2015, in Miami Beach, Florida.
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It's a good time to buy art made by women

Their work has historically been undervalued.
"Mister Blue," the work on the right, is by Lee Krasner, one of the main artists discussed in Mary Gabriel's new book. It was shown at the Ordovas gallery in London in 2016.
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A conversation with Hiro Murai, the guy behind Childish Gambino's "This Is America" and "Atlanta"

Jun 15, 2018
The filmmaker is a constant collaborator with Donald Glover.
Hiro Murai has collaborated on multiple projects with Donald Glover, aka Childish Gambino, including his 2018 music video "This Is America."
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Where did the word "economics" come from?

May 25, 2018
The five things you didn't know about ancient economics.
This epinetron, a form of pottery that women wore on their thighs during their preparation of wool, highlights a key feature of Athenian women's economic contribution to their households: textile production.
Courtesy of Ellen Millender

Rockefeller auction at Christie's expected to bring in $500 million or more for charity

May 1, 2018
The items at the auction include everything from David Rockefeller’s gold cuff links to Picasso paintings that were once owned by writer Gertrude Stein.
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Turning the financial crisis into an opportunity

Apr 9, 2018
In 2008, Ann Shen couldn't get a job she wanted. So she went to art school and started a different and successful career.
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