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ASG’s 360 Degrees of Healing II (Virtual Exhibition) kicks off

Story: Ayodele Ojo The highly anticipated virtual exhibition “360 Degrees of Healing II” organized by Artfully Spaced Gallery of Los Angeles has begun with a flurry of activities, showcasing works by diverse artist from all over the world including USA, Brazil, Canada and Nigeria , an event that will be remembered for a while as…

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Arthouse’s 25th auction draws virtual crowd

By Ayodele Ojo Arthouse Contemporary holds its twenty-fifth edition of its auction of Modern and Contemporary Art, online on Invaluable, www.invaluable.com. The event which is usually celebrated by a large turnout of art connoisseurs has gone online due to the Covid 19 pandemic, although the auction house is no stranger to the online platform, the 24th edition was also…

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360 degrees of Healing II

By Ayodele Ojo The Artfully Spaced Global Inc/Artfully Spaced Gallery, (ASG) in Los Angeles will be celebrating its fifth juried exhibition Themed “360 degree of healing II ” in March 2021,and considering the troublesome times the whole world went through or rather still going through in year 2020, the theme is apt in all ramification…

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YSMA wins Museum opening of the Year award

Story-Ayodele Ojo The Yemisi Shyllon Museum of Art (YSMA, of the Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos-Nigeria), has been declared the winner of the “Museum opening of the year” awarded by Apollo magazine of The Spectator Group, UK. YSMA came out tops out of six strong contenders and the announcement was made virtually in London due to the…

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Yisa Akinbolaji-The Trail Blazer

Yisa Akinbolaji, a Nigerian born Canadian, is a self made artist by virtue of his personal development and growth over the years, and his contribution to humanity is immense, having emigrated to Canada in 1997, and proven his mettle culminating in the recognition of his services and contributions by the Canadian Senate in September, 30,…

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YSMA clocks one

Yemisi Shyllon Museum of Arts Lagos nested in the Pan Atlantic University , scores first on several fronts, It is the first pioneer university art museum in the country, popularly referred to as YSMA. It has one of the most comprehensive and diverse art collections in the country and makes it accessible to all visitors,…

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OMOBA YEMISI SHYLLON: A COLLECTOR FROM THE HEART

By *Tunde Olanipekun*   The year 1952 was a unique one in the annals of history, it was the year the first general election in Nigeria was held, same year the Macpherson’s constitution went unto effect. A year that the Nigerian Broadcasting Service NBS transmitted its first National program. Also the year The Redeemed Christian Church…

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ko’ gallery debuts in Lagos

A new art gallery, ‘ko’ will debut in Lagos, Nigeria on September, 25th, 2020, with an inaugural exhibition by Kadara Enyeasi to kickstart the event. ko‘ is the baby of Kavita Chellarams, an art collector, and founder of Arthouse Contemporary also located in Lagos. Kavita in her announcement said, ko’ is dedicated to promoting modern…

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Sotheby’s October auction features Enwonwu’s Ogolo Series

Story: Thomson David Sotheby auction house is featuring one of Africa’s best master piece ‘Ogolo’, by Ben Enwonwu in its Contemporary African Art auction in October. Its Director, Head of Modern African Art, Hannah O’Leary made the announcement. Enwonwu is a notable painter and sculptor. The Ogolo series is reminiscent of the traditional masquerade popular…

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Sotheby’s celebrates July with African Art

The auction house Sothebys is not letting July 2020 go without celebrating African art and Artists one more time, in a continuation of its focus on African Art. Sotheby’s announced its London Summer sales series recently. The activities will be spread across five auctions and will feature works by African and African Diaspora artists. Its…

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Big names benefits from loan meant for small operations

The US government has released the names of businesses that received more than $150,000 in federal stimulus loans, the loans is meant for small businesses to stay afloat during the Covid 19 lockdown but the record shows the big boys are the major beneficiaries. According to a publication, artnetnews, Artists, museums, and galleries across the…

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“Eni Blackman in European kitchen” spits fire

Emmanuel Eni-is more popularly know in the European art circle as “Eni Blackman in European kitchen”, one of the most outstanding contemporary artists from Africa and the Western world. Emmanuel Eni spoke with onefinearts in a no-holds barred interview on his art, beliefs and what drives his mojo. Famous for his fearless, soul-searching, philosophical art.…

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Caveat Emptor and other high sounding words

I remember vividly when I first discovered the art of writing, it coincided with my teenage years when it’s fashionable to write love letters to girls, I am not sure whether any of the long letters won any heart, but it drove me to reading the dictionary and a lot of novels . It doesn’t…

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Thawing the Frozen Epidemic

Chris Edwards-ContributorThe viral infection that has shut down the whole world in the last five months did not spare the art sphere- freezing art establishments for several weeks across the entire globe, and crippling several artists’ schedule in its wake also, leading to a lot of economic woes. In recent days several governments are rushing…

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#Hashtag Gallery grows stable

The Toronto based art establishment, #Hashtag Gallery has enlarged the number of artists it represent with the addition of Jonathan Kwegyir Aggrey, to its stable on artsy.net. In an announcement on its Instagram handle on Saturday June 27, 2020 Hashtag gallery introduced Jonathan a watercolorist with six of its work on the popular platform artsy.net…

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Louvre to re-open soon

The Musée Louvre will re-open its doors to art enthusiasts and general public on July 6, after several weeks of closure due to Covid 19, although with more stringent measures.  The World’s largest art museum and historic monument in Paris, Louvre will re-open on July 6, in a press statement by the President-Director, Jean-Luc Martinez, “The…

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Peju Layiwola honored in Arkansas

Peju Layiwola, artist and professor of art has been conferred as an ambassador of goodwill to the State of Arkansas in the US recently in recognition of her distinguished accomplishments. Layiwola was selected as a Tyson scholar at the Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, Arkansas to carry out research on Melvin Edwards, a renowned African American…

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Rele Gallery “Sculpts the City”

Rele Gallery, a contemporary gallery with two locations within Lagos, Nigeria is currently running a virtual exhibition titled “Sculpting the City,” a sequel to Material Times and the second iteration of the gallery’s engagement with purely sculptural forms. The exhibition of sculptures and installations by contemporary Nigerian artists who have found the city as an…

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Sotheby’s debuts its live Auction of AMERICAN ART in NY.

Sotheby’s has announced highlights from its upcoming live auction of American Art, taking place in New York on 26 June 2020. The June auction will feature exceptional group of paintings, sculpture and works on paper by some of the most celebrated American artists of the 19th and 20th centuries, including two works from the Collection of Marylou Whitney…

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Tate restates commitment to race equality

The management of Tate has restated its commitment to equality of all races in all its operations, especially in the face of the world wide protests in recent weeks.In a recent statement made available to onefinearts, the organization said it is not just making statements, but is ready to walk its talk. Maria Balshaw, it’s…

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Art Basel Cancels 2020 show

Art Basel has announced the cancellation of its 2020 edition slated for September in Basel according to the art body. In a statement sent to onefinearts.com, Basel said, “After extensive analysis of the current global situation, Art Basel has decidednot to hold its Basel show. The fair was scheduled to take place at Messe Baselfrom September…

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Moscow International Foto Awards reveals Isabella Tabacchi/Karoline Schneider 2020 winners

The Moscow International Foto Awards has announced the winners in its 2020 photography competition in both Professional and Student divisions. According to a press statement from MIFA “After evaluating all the outstanding entries received in this year’s competition, the Jury selected Isabella Tabacchi for her work “Kamchatka: to The Abyss of The Earth” as the…

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Arthouse Contemporary announces 24th auction online

Arthouse Contemporary an international auction house based in Lagos, Nigeria has announced its twenty-fourth edition of its Modern and Contemporary Art Auction, it will be taking place online on the Invaluable auction webstite. According to a statement from Arthouse, “For the first time, Arthouse Contemporary will conduct its Modern and Contemporary Art Auction online, due to the…

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Drive-by art tour to drum up support for artists

RAW Artists , the largest independent, international arts organization in the world have announced the National Arts Drive,  a three-hour community experience on Saturday, June 6, 2020, spanning throughout Canada, United States and Mexico. It will provide local artists an opportunity to showcase their work while respecting social distancing – from windows, balconies, driveways, front lawns, workspaces,…

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Turner Prize exhibition cancelled due to pandemic

The 2020 Turner Prize exhibition has Been Called Off, and UK’s Top Art Award will be split between several Artists.Tate Britain citing global disruption, the 2020 exhibition has been canceled and replaced by individual bursaries. The Turner Prize jury will choose 10 artists to receive one-off bursaries of £10,000 ($12,300), this is a major improvement…

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Tilga Fund/Rele Gallery supports local Nigerian Artists

The Tilga Fund for the Arts in collaboration with the Rele Arts Foundation announces a new multidisciplinary initiative to support artists across Nigeria during the ongoing COVID- 19 pandemic.  A grant amount of 100,000 naira (each) will be awarded to 5 artists  after the selection process by a panel of judges. Artists living in all…

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Sarah Anne Johnson shows new works online

Yossi Milo Gallery in New York has announced a multi-media online exhibition featuring new works by Canadian artist Sarah Anne Johnson, including images of large-scale, photo-based landscapes and video from the artist’s studio. The gallery also said the first online viewing room is hosted by the Art Dealers Association of America, in collaboration with Artlogic,…

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Canadian Artists receives helping hand

Canadian Art News Details of Canadian Artists Palliatives released Artists from Canada will benefit from financial measures to help them through the ongoing Covid 19 crisis by the Federal Government. According to reports from Canadian Art the guidelines from the Canadian government will follow the recommendations of the Canadian Artists Representation (CAFARC) Among other points, it states…

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