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cut112 Weekly Art News | The Week in PicturesPerformance painting of bacon using watering-can. (2 of 3) Kanisha Thorne , 15 yrs School Rydens Enterprise School and Sixth Form

Saatchi Gallery announces the Saatchi Gallery/ Deutsche Bank Art Prize for Schools exhibition (FAD)

The Saatchi Gallery have announced this year’s Saatchi Gallery/ Deutsche Bank Art Prize for Schools exhibition which will take place from tomorrow 27th February – 5th March and will showcase artwork by 20 shortlisted students.

The Saatchi Gallery/ Deutsche Bank Art Prize for Schools is one of the largest international competitions open to primary, secondary and sixth form schools from around the world, who are invited to submit artwork by students up to the age of 18. This year the prize received over 16,000 entries from 33 countries.

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Performance painting of bacon using watering-can. (2 of 3) Kanisha Thorne , 15 yrs School Rydens Enterprise School and Sixth Form

The lost pictures of Lewis, Scotland (The Independent)

Recently rediscovered, a set of early photographs has revealed a rare glimpse of Edwardian life in the Scottish islands – and the extraordinary story of their creator, the ‘Adder king’

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Self-portrait: photographer Norman Morrison wearing police uniform and holding a live adder. Photograph: Tormod an t-Se ladair

Locals Thwart Attempt to Steal Banksy Work (BlouinArtInfo)

New Orleans residents caught two men trying to remove a Banksy graffito from the side of a building on Friday, February 21. One of the men claimed to be working for Tate Modern.

The work, known as both Girl with Umbrella and Rain Girl, was created in 2008, just before the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

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Banksy's "Girl with Umbrella," which appeared in New Orleans in 2008 (Photo: Pete Kaiser via Flickr Creative Commons)

Liu Wei: China’s Trickster Mixer-Upper (ARTnews)

When the Rubell Family Collection opened its doors with an exhibition of 28 Chinese artists in time for Art Basel Miami Beach last December, one of the stars that emerged from the show was Liu Wei, whose brand of geometric abstraction surprised many Americans looking for more stereotypical hallmarks of Chinese art. Free of Maos, firecrackers, and calligraphy, Liu Wei’s sculptures and paintings are often generated from computer programs.

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COURTESY THE ARTIST AND LEHMANN MAUPIN, NEW YORK AND HONG KONG

Pompidou Metz opens an unprecedented exhibition dedicated to paparazzi photography (Art Daily)

Centre Pompidou-Metz dedicates an unprecedented exhibition to the phenomenon and aesthetic of paparazzi photography through more than 600 works (photography, painting, video, sculpture, installation, etc.). Covering fifty years of celebrities caught in the lens, Paparazzi! Photographers, stars and artists considers the paparazzo at work by examining the complex and fascinating ties that form between photographer and photographed, going on to reveal the paparazzi influence on fashion photography.

Art that starts: Christie’s puts on first UK show of kinetic works for decade (The Guardian)

Whether it is 108 polystyrene bricks, bouncing light or hundreds of nails attached to old sailcloth, the works of art at a newly opened exhibition all have one thing in common: they move – some almost imperceptibly, others at alarming speed.

More than 60 kinetic artworks will be on display for six weeks at the new Mayfair gallery space of the auction house Christie’s.

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Kinetic art show at Christie's

 

 

 

 

 

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