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The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced this week that they had handed over their prized Coffin of Nedjemankh to the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, the first step in returning the artifact to Egypt. The first-century BC gilded Coffin had been the centerpiece of the exhibition Nedjemankh and His Gilded Coffin, which opened in July 2018, and included 70 other Egyptian objects from The Met’s collection.
Corrie is joined by actor friend and horror film buff Brian Muldoon to chat about Netflix's new horror satire situated in the contemporary art world, "Velvet Buzzsaw."
Two Pulitzer Prize-winning authors published a book titled Van Gogh: The Life that stunned the art world. Therein, Gregory White Smith and Stephen Naifeh state that the artist didn't actually commit suicide.
Haunting is the word that the press and the public are using to describe the retrospective dedicated to Sir Don McCullin on view at the Tate Museum in London through May 6. McCullin, born in London in 1935, has spent his life behind a camera, covering some of the most brutal conflicts of the twentieth century: Vietnam, Northern Ireland, Biafra, and Cambodia, just to cite a few.
Some of the best art schools in the country are in Los Angeles, the fruit of a long tradition of blue-chip practitioners like Catherine Opie, Robert Irwin and Millard Sheets teaching classes to the next generation. Among the largest exhibition spaces for contemporary art in the world, L.A. boasts a burgeoning downtown arts community, spreading to all corners of the city. The only thing missing is the art market. That’s about to change, if Victoria Siddall has anything to say about it. She’s the Director of Frieze Fairs—including Frieze London, Frieze New York, Frieze Masters, and now the inaugural Frieze Los Angeles, Feb. 15 through 17, on the backlot at Paramount Studios.

Sculptor Nari Ward brings his perspective on the American experience to the New Museum this week. Ward, who was born in Jamaica, has lived and worked in Harlem for much of his twenty-five-year career. We The People is the first museum survey of his work and brings together over thirty sculptures, paintings, videos, and large-scale installations from throughout his career.

Artists have provided inspirational subject matter for filmmakers since the earliest days of moving image storytelling and none have occupied a more central place in filmmaker’s imaginations than Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890).
In this Art History Babe Brief, Corrie & Nat discuss the largest mud-built structure in the world, The Great Mosque of Djenné.
Opening next week in Los Angeles, Superfine! Art Fair is a new twist on the standard art fair. With the goal of making art collecting accessible to a new generation, transparency and reasonable prices are the name of the game. Unlike traditional art fairs, who live by the policy that if you ask to ask the price, you can’t afford it, all prices of the 2,000+ available works will be listed clearly, and 90% of the work on offer is priced below $5,000.
One of the most recognizable faces in all of art history is making her big debut at the Brooklyn Museum this weekend. The highly anticipated blockbuster exhibit Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving is the largest U.S. exhibition in ten years devoted to Frida Kahlo, and the first in the United States to have the privilege of displaying a collection of her personal possessions usually housed at the artist’s lifelong home in Mexico City, the Casa Azul (Blue House).