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Jim Hedges

Entries by Jim Hedges

Smithsonian Stands Firm on Censorship, Congressional Checkbook Trumps Constitution

(10) Comments | Posted January 11, 2011 | 1:46 PM


Nearly two years ago, I was asked to lend an artwork entitled Self-Portrait by artist Jack Pierson to the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC (part of the the Smithsonian family of institutions) for "Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture," a...

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Artworld Gift Guide for the Holidays

(2) Comments | Posted December 14, 2010 | 4:30 PM

Contemporary art is the world's newest social and economic currency. Culture and art have become luxury products merchandised and promoted around the globe like handbags and Italian loafers. With the internet enabling us to study, discuss and experience art in ways not imagined before, artists work across medium and disciplines....

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Warhol Foundation Pushes Back On Smithsonian Censorship

(72) Comments | Posted December 14, 2010 | 12:00 PM

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, one of the nation's largest patrons of arts institutions, programs for arts education and artistic expression, today announced that it is
demanding the "reinstatement of censored art work or (it) will cease funding all Smithsonian Institution exhibitions." At the center...

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Can Online Art Fair Upstarts Challenge Art Basel's Global Domination?

(2) Comments | Posted December 3, 2010 | 3:25 PM

This week ushered in the ninth installment of what has become one of the most important art world happenings, ArtBasel: MiamiBeach. Beginning around 10am, VIP collectors pushed and shoved to better their pole position at the entrance to the fair. While the attendees may have arrived in their...

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