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Studio Sunday: Maya Lin

A photo of Maya Lin at work in her home studio


Today’s Studio artist is Maya Lin. Lin is an American sculptor and architect known for her work with historic memorials, monuments, and land art. The artist often takes inspiration from natural forms and geological features, creating works that intervene with the landscape to emphasize certain ideas, rather than standing apart from it.


Lin’s studio space is cleaner and more library-like than traditional painting and sculpture…

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Studio Sunday: Arakawa and Gins

A photograph of the late Arakawa and Gins in their shared studio


Shusaku Arakawa and his partner Madeline Gins were a husband-and-wife duo who created site-specific architectural constructions that served both a practical and artistic purpose. Going by the simplified name of Arakawa and Gins, the pair began collaborating in 1963 and later founded the Reversible Destiny Foundation, a sort of conceptual architectural firm that designed and built buildings with the intention of extended the human…

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Headlines: Narcissism, Trump's Tombstone and Zaha Hadid

1) Narcissistic Artists Perform Better at Auction, Study Suggests

An internet meme commenting on the narcissism of artists


A new study from Florida State University has suggested that artists who display the strongest narcissistic traits tend to be more commercially successful, reports Hyperallergic. The study measured the artist’s levels of narcissism by comparing the sizes of the signatures of the artists. Looking at 815 artworks from the Oxford Art Online database, the research team,…

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