Artnet: Nearly 100,000 Previously Unseen Photos by Andy Warhol Will Be Made Public This Fall

Artnet: Nearly 100,000 Previously Unseen Photos by Andy Warhol Will Be Made Public This Fall . “Pop art fans, rejoice! The Andy Warhol Foundation will release tens of thousands of the artist’s previously unseen photographs for the first time, including intimate images of the artist’s celebrity friends and lovers. In total, 3,600 contact sheets featuring more than 130,000 images were acquired by Stanford University, which will digitize and release the images online as part of a new initiative called the Contact Warhol Project.”

Google Blog: Brush up on Chinese modern art with Google Arts & Culture

Google Blog: Brush up on Chinese modern art with Google Arts & Culture. “For the last century, the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing has been the preeminent school of art education in China. Some of the most renowned masters of Chinese modern art trained at this hallowed institution and many of their works are stored in the CAFA Art Museum. For CAFA’s 100th anniversary, Google Arts & Culture is taking the masterpieces in its museum to the world, for a new generation of art aficionados to enjoy.”

Al Arabiya: How Dubai-based digital artists reap dividends via social media

Al Arabiya: How Dubai-based digital artists reap dividends via social media. “Aspiring artists in Dubai are increasingly using social media platforms to share their work, develop their brand and expand their following. As these platforms transcend geographical boundaries, artists see them as the best place to showcase their talent and tap into opportunities in today’s competitive market. They use tools such as Twitter and Instagram to display their work and build networks in the hope that their products and services get the market they deserve.”

Hyperallergic: New Online Exhibition Chronicles the Many Facets of Frida Kahlo’s Life and Work

Hyperallergic: New Online Exhibition Chronicles the Many Facets of Frida Kahlo’s Life and Work. “Faces of Frida, a partnership between Google Arts & Culture and 33 partner museums, brings together some 800 artifacts from ultra-high resolution images of her work to personal objects and rarely-seen photos.”

Taos News: Pop Chalee Collection preserved by IAIA

Taos News: Pop Chalee Collection preserved by IAIA. “The Institute of American Indian Arts Archives has completed the arrangement, description, preservation and digital imaging of the Taos Pueblo artist Merina Lujan Hopkins (Pop Chalee) Papers, funded by a grant from the New Mexico Historical Records Advisory Board, an IAIA press release states. The Merina Lujan Hopkins (Pop Chalee) Papers contain mostly photographs and news clippings documenting her career as an artist. Correspondence, ephemera and a comprehensive scrapbook paint a fairly complete picture of Chalee’s life and career for future researchers.”

High Snobriety: How to Use Social Media to Create an Art Collection, According to Jean-David Malat

High Snobriety: How to Use Social Media to Create an Art Collection, According to Jean-David Malat . “Jean-David Malat is one of the most powerful men in art. At the age of 43, the Paris-born, London-dweller has built up such a fierce reputation as a tastemaker in contemporary art it is said that he can make or break an artist with the nod of the head. Listing Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kate Moss and Madonna as clients and friends, he’s also known as ‘the best-connected man in London.’ But here’s the thing. Unlike many stuffy galleries and curators, Malat credits one thing with helping him stay ahead of the game and getting to where he is today: social media. From Instagram to Snapchat, Malat trawls the web looking for upcoming talent, and says social media is fast democratizing a once elitist world.”

Hyperallergic: New Database Highlights Overlooked European Avant-Garde Artists

Hyperallergic: New Database Highlights Overlooked European Avant-Garde Artists. “Launched last month, Forgotten Heritage is an interactive, online database that highlights overlooked European avant-garde artists active after 1945. It currently features the works of dozens of artists from Poland, Croatia, Estonia, France, and Belgium, and will continue to include more from other countries over time. Supported by Creative Europe, the free visual resource was compiled over several years by an international quartet of cultural institutions — the Arton Foundation in Warsaw, the Office for Photography Foundation in Zagreb, Kumu Art Museum in Tallinn, and Luca School of Arts in Brussels.”