Making art more affordable with lessons from '60s-era Multiples, Inc.

The idea is that more copies of a given work makes art more accessible to a wider range of people with varying incomes.
Tacita Dean, a British artist, pictured here in 2018. Dean has created 50 different multiples, each remade 100 times, during the pandemic.
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2020, the year of the pandemic, and pandemic hobbies

Dec 30, 2020
To fill unexpected free time or to cope with stress, people have picked up hobbies: sculpting action figures and DJing socially distanced parties are just a few.
After getting furloughed from his job, Miles McAlpin has been creating custom action figures.
Courtesy of Miles McAlpin

Decline in art sales could actually be good for the industry, critic says

Critic and author Blake Gopnik says the market slowdown could help to bring back an appreciation of art for art's sake.
Blake Gopnik calls galleries safe places to contemplate art, contrasting them with the more sales-driven and crowded art fairs. "No one is lamenting the death of the art fair," he says.
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Artist turns thousands of plastic bags into Times Square public art project

Oct 26, 2020
The pop-up "store" is filled with handcrafted items made from single-use plastic bags.
Artist Robin Frohardt stands outside her Times Square immersive art exhibit, "The Plastic Bag Store."
Maria Baranova/Courtesy of Times Square Arts

How a stained glass business is holding up in a shaky economy

Jul 9, 2020
A family business that's endured for five generations figures out new ways to stay relevant.
Stained glass artwork hangs at Judson Studios in South Pasadena, California.
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How one artist expanded her role during the pandemic and protests

Jul 6, 2020
Multimedia artist Atiya Jones says she makes art about “small, accumulative actions.” But the form of that art has changed during COVID-19.
A self-portrait of multimedia artist Atiya Jones, who started making and selling masks during the pandemic.
Courtesy of Atiya Jones

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

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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