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It’s well known that the Kips Bay Decorator Show House is the gold standard of interior design events. Launched in 1973 by supporters of the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, the project has grown into a must-attend event for…
Posted on Thursday, 05 May 2016 11:05
On Monday, May 2, the Italian government announced that it will spend one billion euros to restore thirty-three of the country’s museums and cultural heritage sites. The monumental investment will involve revamping a number of well-known attractions, including the Uffizi…
Posted on Thursday, 05 May 2016 11:04
The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., has announced a major Yayoi Kusama exhibition, slated to open next year. The survey will feature six of the artist’s immersive Infinity Rooms, which are extremely popular among museum-goers. The mirror-lined…
Posted on Thursday, 05 May 2016 11:03
Real estate tycoon and well-known art collector, Aby Rosen, has been ordered to pay $7 million as part of a settlement with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Since 2002, Rosen had failed to pay taxes on $80 million worth…
Posted on Thursday, 05 May 2016 11:02
On June 29, Sotheby’s London will auction the largest rough diamond found in over a century. The 1190-carat stone was discovered in a mine in Botswana by Lucara Diamond Corp. in November 2015. The diamond, which is estimated to be…
Posted on Thursday, 05 May 2016 11:01
When Spring Masters New York debuted at the Park Avenue Armory in 2014, it filled a considerable hole in the city’s spring arts calendar. Specializing in art from every period, including contemporary art and design, the fair is a distinct…
Posted on Wednesday, 04 May 2016 10:56
A sculpted ceiling designed by Isamu Noguchi has been discovered in a St. Louis U-Haul office. Created in 1946 for the Magic Chef stove company, the work has been hidden from view for decades. U-Haul acquired the building in 1977,…
Posted on Wednesday, 04 May 2016 10:56
On Monday, May 2, FBI agents searched the Connecticut home of Robert Gentile—a former mobster long-tied to the Gardner Museum heist—for the third time. Agents searched Gentile’s residence and property, digging up a portion of the suspect’s yard. The 1990…
Posted on Wednesday, 04 May 2016 10:55
The Judd Foundation, which maintains, preserves, and provides access to the permanently installed spaces and archives of Minimalist Donald Judd in New York City and Marfa, Texas, will expand the artist’s 1975 catalogue raisonne. While an official publication date has…
Posted on Wednesday, 04 May 2016 10:54
Chris Bedford, the Director of Brandeis University’s Rose Art Museum in Waltham, Massachusetts, has been named Director of the Baltimore Museum of Art. Bedford will join the institution in August, filling a void left by Doreen Bolger, who retired from…
Posted on Wednesday, 04 May 2016 10:49
1. This cool California estate boasts astonishing views of the entire Santa Barbara coastline. This spectacular home combines two of California’s defining features—an effortlessly cool aesthetic and breathtaking views. Perched on 160 acres in Santa Barbara County, the 4,780-square-foot home…
Posted on Tuesday, 03 May 2016 10:31
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, will conserve two of its most beloved masterpieces—Vincent van Gogh’s House at Auvers and Enclosed Field with Ploughman. The project will involve removing varnishes from both of the paintings’ surfaces. Guests of the museum…
Posted on Tuesday, 03 May 2016 10:27
The Frick Collection in New York has acquired 450 historical medals thanks to a promised gift from the Stephen K. and Janie Woo Scher Collection. The metal portraits will be exhibited at the museum in 2017. Often overlooked today, metal…
Posted on Tuesday, 03 May 2016 10:27
Los Angeles councilmember Mitch O’Farrell has announced that Frank Lloyd Wright’s Residence A—the guesthouse for the architect’s iconic Hollyhock House—will undergo a comprehensive restoration. The structures, which are both owned by the city of Los Angeles, are located in Hollywood’s…
Posted on Tuesday, 03 May 2016 10:26
The Museum of Modern Art in New York is making a few cutbacks ahead of its $450-million expansion project. The institution has announced that it will offer voluntary buyouts to some of its long-time staffers. In order to qualify for…
Posted on Tuesday, 03 May 2016 10:25
While the start of May ushers in a flurry of fairs, auctions, and exhibitions in New York City, there’s nothing quite like Collective Design. Launched three years ago by the architect/interior designer Steven Learner, the fair is dedicated solely to…
Posted on Monday, 02 May 2016 11:05
Sam Sweet, an arts management professor at George Mason University, who previously helmed the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington, D.C., has been named Executive Director of the Delaware Art Museum. Sweet, who will replace the museum’s current Director, Mike…
Posted on Monday, 02 May 2016 10:48
As competition among auction houses has increased dramatically in recent years, so have the stakes for securing big-ticket works of art. While major auction houses like Sotheby’s and Christie’s have long-waived seller commissions for star lots, the companies are turning…
Posted on Monday, 02 May 2016 10:46
In an effort to beef up its corporate art collection, Montblanc—the German manufacturer of luxury jewelry, watches, writing instruments, and more—has appointed independent curators Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath as the co-chairmen of its cultural foundation. The duo, who co-founded…
Posted on Monday, 02 May 2016 10:45
This year’s Armory Show, which took place back in March, was the first with Benjamin Genocchio at the helm. Genocchio, the former Editor-in-Chief of Artnet News, succeeded in his goal to expand the twenty-two-year-old fair’s global reach, welcoming 204 galleries…
Posted on Monday, 02 May 2016 10:43
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