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Louise Nevelson, Untitled [1], 1967, Amon Carter Museum of American Art. © 2012 Estate of Louise Nevelson / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Louise Nevelson, Untitled [1], 1967, Amon Carter Museum of American Art. © 2012 Estate of Louise Nevelson / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Artstor and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art are now sharing nearly 3,000 images in the Digital Library.

The collection includes a substantial number of works from the museum’s Artists Archives, which consist of the archival collections of eight prominent American photographers of the twentieth century: Clara Sipprell (1885-1975), Erwin E. Smith (1886-1947), Karl Struss (1886-1981), Laura Gilpin (1891-1979), Nell Dorr (1893-1988), Eliot Porter (1901-1990), Carlotta Corpron (1901-1988), and Helen Post (1907-1979). These photographic collections are comprised of over 22,000 prints plus over 150,000 negatives. Other highlights to be released include Mexican War daguerreotypes and works by Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Curtis, Eadweard Muybridge, David Octavius Hill, and Southworth & Hawes. (more…)

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Oliverio Toscani, Double Portrait of Andy Warhol, 1974, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Photo © MFAH, © 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / BILDKUNST, Bonn

Oliverio Toscani, Double Portrait of Andy Warhol, 1974, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Photo © MFAH, © 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / BILDKUNST, Bonn

Artstor and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston have released more than 5,000 images from the permanent collection in the Digital Library.

The images in this release include works by artists such as Diane Arbus, Alexander Archipenko, Robert Arneson, Uta Barth, George Condo, Delacroix, Dan Graham, William Klein, Dorothea Lange, Annie Leibovitz, Roy Lichenstein, Brice Marden, Claes Oldenburg, José Clemente Orozco, Irving Penn, José Guadalupe Posada, Frederic Remington, Gerhard Richter, Diego Rivera, Milton Rogovin, Ed Ruscha, Andres Serrano, Jennifer Steinkamp, Rufino Tamayo, James Turrell, Peter Voulkos, Joel Peter Witkin, Minor White, Rachel Whiteread, Frank Lloyd Wright, and many more.

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Dasavatara temple; South jangha, rathikabimba, detail, ca 500-525 CE | Deogarh, Lalitpur, Uttar Pradesh, India | Image and original data provided by American Institute of Indian Studies

Artstor has launched more than 1,300 additional images of art and architecture in India from The American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) in the Digital Library. More than 64,000 images are now available documenting a range of visual traditions from South Asian art, including stone, metal, and terracotta sculpture, numismatics, painting, manuscripts and miniature paintings, as well as Buddhist, Jain, Hindu, and Islamic architecture from all over India. These images have been selected from the AIIS Photo Archive, which is housed in the Center for Art and Archaeology in Gurgaon, Haryana, India.

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artstor_logo_rgbArtstor is collaborating with Barbara Anello to share approximately 190 images of graffiti in New York City and 130 of the architecture, arts, and culture of Ladakh, India in the Digital Library.

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logo_CCCARTSArtstor and the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco (CCC) are now sharing more than 450 images in the Digital Library that explore the rich cultural nexus between tradition and innovation.

This collaboration celebrates the achievement of nine artists: Beili Liu, Lam Tung-pang (recipient of the 2012 Asian Cultural Council award and of the 2013 Hong Kong Arts Development Council’s Best Visual Artist of the Year award), Chongbin Zheng, Fei Cui, Imin Yeh, Mu Xi, Stella Zhang, and Summer Lee. CCCArts, the Foundation’s visual arts program, calls their work “among the most innovative artistic expressions today.”

Founded in 1965, the Chinese Culture Foundation’s goal is to “promote and influence the course of art and culture, contributing to the global discourse with crucial impact.” CCCArts challenges perceptions and encourages risk-taking by bringing critical visibility through open dialogue.

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artstor_logo_rgb2ARTstor and the Asia Art Archive (AAA) are now sharing 2,250 images of contemporary Asian art in the Digital Library. This is the first release of a projected 10,000 images from AAA’s extensive collection of material related to contemporary artists in several Asian countries, including China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, India, and Pakistan, as well as artists of Asian descent active worldwide and artists of non-Asian descent living in Asia. Selections from the portfolios of individual artists will be included, materials from personal archives donated by artists, art historians, and critics, as well as documentation of contemporary art installations and art events (exhibitions, biennials, triennials, etc.) from across Asia.

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Left: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi | New Forms of Thirty-six Ghosts: Sadanobu Threatening a Demon in the Palace at Night | 1889. Right: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi | New Forms of Thirty-six Ghosts: The Ferocity of Tametomo Driving Away the Smallpox Demons | 1890.  Scripps College: Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery

Left: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi | New Forms of Thirty-six Ghosts: Sadanobu Threatening a Demon in the Palace at Night | 1889. Right: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi | New Forms of Thirty-six Ghosts: The Ferocity of Tametomo Driving Away the Smallpox Demons | 1890. Scripps College: Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery | Contact information: Kirk Delman, Registrar, 1030 Columbia Ave, Claremont, CA 91711, Tel: 909-607-3397, Fax: 909-607-4691, kdelman@scrippscollege.edu

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi is widely recognized as the last great master of Ukiyo-e, or “pictures of the floating world,” the main genre of Japanese woodblock printing (and a major source of inspiration for many modernist artists from Europe).

In his last series, New Forms of Thirty-six Ghosts, the artist depicts a variety of spirits and magic animals from Japanese folk tales and history. As opposed to the morbidly graphic work that originally brought him fame, horror is mostly suggested in these works. Can you spot the subtle supernatural event in the print below?

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