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  • A comprehensive and definitive resource for artists’ biographies, published since 1911
  • Includes 149,000 biographies as well as auction records, exhibition histories, and over 11,000 images of artists’ signatures and stamps of sale

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Laura Poitras

Laura Poitras

Best known for her 2014 Academy Award–winning documentary, Citizenfour, Laura Poitras’s artistic practice focuses on current events through video pieces and immersive installations. In Bed Down Location (2016), viewers lie under a video projection of the night sky from places where the US facilitates drone strikes, inviting them to empathize with those living in war-torn nations.

Prophet Royal Robertson

Prophet Royal Robertson

The paintings of Prophet Royal Robertson feature futuristic imagery set against contrasting colors and abundant text. His work references personal experiences and visions of the supernatural, as well as messages he reported sent to him by God. The end of his marriage served as a turning point in his artistic practice, becoming an obsession in his life and art.

In this update, Benezit publishes 1 emendation and 51 new articles.

Dulwich Pink Gallery

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Join Benezit on a tour of unique art collections around the world! Written by experts and curators, our Collection Guides present the history and highlights of museums and galleries. Follow links to related texts in Oxford Art Online and around the web to learn more about the artists in these outstanding collections.

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Benezit continues to feature new and revised biographies of women artists, as well as updates to articles on top-selling figures in today’s art market.