Category: Art

Mary Boone’s Business Partner Is Suing the Jailed Dealer Over $15 Million in Art That She Allegedly Took From the Gallery for Herself

The lawsuit alleges that Boone sold gallery-owned artworks and pocketed the money. The post Mary Boone’s Business Partner Is Suing the Jailed Dealer Over $15 Million in Art That She Allegedly Took From the Gallery for Herself appeared first on...

/ February 26, 2020

In an Extraordinary Discovery, Archaeologists May Have Just Located the Tomb of Romulus, the Legendary Founder of Rome

The tomb was found in the heart of the Roman Forum, a site that "never ceases to yield amazing fresh treasures." The post In an Extraordinary Discovery, Archaeologists May Have Just Located the Tomb of Romulus, the Legendary Founder of...

/ February 25, 2020

Rebekah Mercer, Billionaire Donor to Anti-Science Causes, Is Off the American Museum of Natural History’s Board After Years of Protest

There had been widespread calls from museum curators and scientists for Mercer to step down. The post Rebekah Mercer, Billionaire Donor to Anti-Science Causes, Is Off the American Museum of Natural History’s Board After Years of Protest appeared first on...

/ February 24, 2020

The Street Artist Mr. Brainwash Is Opening Up a Museum Dedicated to Himself (and Other Artists He Admires) in Los Angeles

The pop-up space will open at the former Paley Center for Media. The post The Street Artist Mr. Brainwash Is Opening Up a Museum Dedicated to Himself (and Other Artists He Admires) in Los Angeles appeared first on artnet News.

/ February 21, 2020

With a $12.5 Million Revamp, the Massachusetts College of Art and Design Has Turned Its Galleries Into a Contemporary Art Museum

The MassArt Art Museum is opening to the public this weekend. The post With a $12.5 Million Revamp, the Massachusetts College of Art and Design Has Turned Its Galleries Into a Contemporary Art Museum appeared first on artnet News.

/ February 21, 2020

An Alexander Calder ‘Sanctuary’ Is Coming to Philadelphia to Showcase the Sculptor’s Work in Permanent Galleries and Gardens

The space will showcase works from the Calder Foundation. The post An Alexander Calder ‘Sanctuary’ Is Coming to Philadelphia to Showcase the Sculptor’s Work in Permanent Galleries and Gardens appeared first on artnet News.

/ February 21, 2020

This Remarkably Ordinary Woman Took Photos With Hundreds of Celebrities—and Her Scrapbook Is an Accidental Work of Art

Maria Snoeys-Lagler posed with everyone from Bruce Willis to Angelina Jolie. The results are magical. The post This Remarkably Ordinary Woman Took Photos With Hundreds of Celebrities—and Her Scrapbook Is an Accidental Work of Art appeared first on artnet News.

/ February 19, 2020

France Charges Dissident Artist Pyotr Pavlensky With Invasion of Privacy for Leaking a Paris Politician’s Sex Tape

Pavlensky has a history of protest performance art. The post France Charges Dissident Artist Pyotr Pavlensky With Invasion of Privacy for Leaking a Paris Politician’s Sex Tape appeared first on artnet News.

/ February 19, 2020

An Artist Mined the Paramount Pictures Archives to Critique Mexican Representation in Cinema History at Frieze Projects

Vincent Ramos focused on Chicano and Mexican visibility from the 1930s to the ‘70s. The post An Artist Mined the Paramount Pictures Archives to Critique Mexican Representation in Cinema History at Frieze Projects appeared first on artnet News.

/ February 15, 2020

Who Went Shopping at Frieze Los Angeles? We Buttonholed J.Lo and A-Rod, Usher, Leonardo DiCaprio and Other Famous Names at the Fair

A star-studded crowd could be found on the fair's preview day. The post Who Went Shopping at Frieze Los Angeles? We Buttonholed J.Lo and A-Rod, Usher, Leonardo DiCaprio and Other Famous Names at the Fair appeared first on artnet News.

/ February 14, 2020

The Getty Center Is So Serenely Beautiful That It Was Literally Heaven on the Hit TV Show ‘The Good Place’

The hilltop Los Angeles museum stood in for paradise on the show's penultimate episode. The post The Getty Center Is So Serenely Beautiful That It Was Literally Heaven on the Hit TV Show ‘The Good Place’ appeared first on artnet...

/ February 13, 2020

This Artist-Activist Is Asking Women Artists to Raise Their Prices by 15 Percent to Fight the Art World’s Gender Pay Gap

Michele Pred is taking to Frieze LA to promote her initiative. Look for her in the dress made of pink dollar bills. The post This Artist-Activist Is Asking Women Artists to Raise Their Prices by 15 Percent to Fight the...

/ February 13, 2020

The House of Representatives Has Overwhelmingly Voted to Establish a Smithsonian Women’s History Museum

A similar bill is awaiting approval from the Senate. The post The House of Representatives Has Overwhelmingly Voted to Establish a Smithsonian Women’s History Museum appeared first on artnet News.

/ February 12, 2020

7 Tips on How Artists Can Actually Succeed in Business, From Negotiating Contracts to Finding the Right Mentors

Pursuing a career in the visual arts is a daunting proposition. There’s a reason that the cliché of the starving artist remains an enduring one: Talent and hard work alone can’t guarantee a sustainable career. It’s easy to overlook the...

/ February 12, 2020

Rabble-Rousing Artist Barbara Kruger on Why She’s Plastering LA’s Buildings With Questions ‘About What It Means to Live Another Day’

The artist's 179 banners will appear throughout the city this week. The post Rabble-Rousing Artist Barbara Kruger on Why She’s Plastering LA’s Buildings With Questions ‘About What It Means to Live Another Day’ appeared first on artnet News.

/ February 11, 2020

In LA for Frieze Week? Here Is Our Guide to 22 Mind-Expanding Museum Shows to See If You Want to Venture Beyond the Fairs

Visitors in Los Angeles for Frieze Week will have a busy agenda with the many art fairs and gallery and museum exhibitions. To help you keep it all straight, here’s a guide to some of the highlights that are on...

/ February 11, 2020

In LA for Frieze Week? Here Is Our Guide to 32 Inspiring Gallery Shows to See Beyond the Fairs

As the art world turns its eyes to the West Coast for the second edition of Frieze Los Angeles—held at Paramount Pictures Studios, February 13–16—make sure to save some time after the fair for these shows across the city. From...

/ February 10, 2020

The Civilization on Easter Island May Have Collapsed a Lot Later Than Previously Believed, a New Study Says

Archaeologists have long assumed that the ancient society that erected the colossal Moai figures on Chile’s Rapa Nui, better known as Easter Island, collapsed many centuries ago. Now, a new study indicates that the islanders’ civilization was still going strong...

/ February 7, 2020

London Police Have Issued an Arrest Warrant for Art Heiress Angela Gulbenkian After She Skipped Her Court Date

The legal woes of jet-setting art heiress Angela Gulbenkian have hit a new low after London’s Metropolitan Police issued a warrant for her arrest for failing to appear in court today. The German Gulbenkian, who married the great-grandnephew of famed...

/ February 7, 2020

Police Removed a Work From the India Art Fair on the Suspicion That It Referenced Ongoing Political Protests in Delhi

Political tensions rising across Delhi bubbled to the surface on the last day of the India Art Fair on Sunday, as police shut down a live community artwork installed that afternoon at the booth of the Italian Embassy Culture Centre by...

/ February 3, 2020