Dealer Georges Lofti Wanted for Selling ‘Hundreds’ Looted Artworks – ARTnews.com

Georges Lofti, an 81-year-old Lebanese art dealer and longtime source of information to authorities worldwide pursuing antiquities traffickers, is now the subject of an art smuggling investigation, according to court papers filed last week. A criminal court in New York issued a warrant for Lofti’s arrest on August 3, charging him with criminal possession of … Read more

BTS Members Share Favorite Artworks via Google—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION. Artist Mark Lakey has set up a remarkable-sounding temporary art school of sorts in Redruth, England, that is in the pages of the Guardian. Called the Music & Video Lab (its focuses), the monthlong … Read more

New Public Artworks Bring Beauty and Warmth to Manhattan’s Penn Station

Across the street from the newly renovated Moynihan Train Hall, the comparatively drab Penn Station sits below Madison Square Garden, shepherding New Jersey commuters and long-distance train riders under the low ceilings of its underground halls. Now, two site-specific installations by Dahlia Elsayed and Saya Woolfalk bring the natural world — and warmth — into … Read more

Artworks Attacked at Dallas Museum of Art—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT, a 21-year-old man was arrested for claim breaking into the Dallas Museum of Art and seriously damaging at least four pieces on display, including a Greek amphora from the 6th century BCE, the … Read more

Best Oil Sticks for Painterly Effects in Artworks – ARTnews.com

Like oil paint in a convenient, easy-to-hold form, oil sticks consist of a blend of pigmented drying oil and wax. These chunky tools are softer than oil pastels, so using them feels more like painting than drawing. And, unlike oil pastels, oil sticks will dry completely with time. Oil sticks are great to try out … Read more

Smithsonian American Art Museum Acquires More than 200 Artworks – ARTnews.com

As the country’s preeminent institution dedicated to the cultivation and study of American art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) carries the unique curatorial responsibility of capturing the expansive and multifaceted nature of the nation’s culture in its displays. During a complex and often fraught period in United States history marked by social and political … Read more

The Best Seed Beads for Jewelry, Artworks, and More – ARTnews.com

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, ARTNews may receive an affiliate commission. Make magic with seed beads. Available in essentially any color and shape, seed beads are, as their name implies, under small glass or metal beads 6.6 mm in size. They are most commonly used … Read more