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 Los Angeles’ Getty Foundation has launched a philanthropic initiative to conserve some of the world’s most iconic examples of modern architecture. Keeping It Modern will help preserve these architectural gems through grants ranging from $50,000 to $200,000. The initial ten…
Posted on Friday, 19 September 2014 16:10
Jackson Pollock’s former Greenwich Village apartment is up for sale for $1.25 million. The 800-square-foot penthouse located at 46 Carmine Street—very convenient to the historic Cedar Tavern, where Pollock and the Ab Ex crew hung out—has 14-foot Tudor-style ceilings, a…
Posted on Friday, 19 September 2014 11:18
Veins bulge from a wasp-waisted candle holder, while sinuous flow-lines run down the side of a teacup, splitting to merge seamlessly with the faceted saucer beneath. It looks like a colony of mutant lifeforms has scuttled into Harrods’ interiors department,…
Posted on Friday, 19 September 2014 11:11
American installation artist Robert Irwin will create a major piece for the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas, the foundation announced on Thursday. The project has been in the works for 13 years, Irwin said. "I'm not going to count my…
Posted on Friday, 19 September 2014 10:53
Today, Frieze announced the 20 artists who will contribute work to its free sculpture park, on view for the run of both Frieze London and Frieze Masters from October 15 through 19. Curated by Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s Director of Programs,…
Posted on Friday, 19 September 2014 10:47
A monumental Fencai Imperial Qing Dynasty vase auctioned for $24.7 million at Skinner last night, setting a record as the top grossing lot ever sold in New England, and topping all sales of Qing Dynasty vases in the U.S. The…
Posted on Friday, 19 September 2014 10:41
The iconic poppy at Marimekko blossomed to gigantic proportions and the prospect of a new Guggenheim museum summoned top architects to the Finnish capital last week. The 10-day Helsinki Design Week, which takes place every September, turns the entire city…
Posted on Friday, 19 September 2014 10:24
The textiles historian Terry Satsuki Milhaupt had nearly finished her comprehensive book on kimonos when she committed suicide in 2012. Her widower, Curtis J. Milhaupt, heroically completed her work, “Kimono: A Modern History” (Reaktion Books/University of Chicago Press), and a…
Posted on Friday, 19 September 2014 10:04
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes on Thursday signaled that he is viewing the value of the Detroit Institute of the Arts through the lens of the Detroit's future as the city works to emerge from Chapter 9 bankruptcy. Rhodes asked…
Posted on Friday, 19 September 2014 09:46
Russian socialite and art collector Dasha Zhukova announced that the new Garage Museum of Contemporary Art will open in Moscow in June 2015. The Garage, which was founded in 2008 by Zhukova and her billionaire boyfriend Roman Abramovich, is currently…
Posted on Thursday, 18 September 2014 15:31
Detectives from the German Federal Criminal Police seized a trove of forged paintings; complete with forged provenance documents and receipts, as well as jewelery and other valuables in a coordinated raid across six German states last June - According to…
Posted on Thursday, 18 September 2014 11:27
Pages of an unfinished Jane Austen novel, bought for £1m, will go on display at her Hampshire home later. One of 11 booklets from The Watsons manuscript is going on show as part of an exhibition at Jane Austen's House…
Posted on Thursday, 18 September 2014 11:11
The Italian nonprofit arts organization Depart Foundation, which exhibits contemporary emerging and mid-career artists from around the world in Rome, is expanding its footprint, debuting a West Hollywood space Wednesday night with a show by Italian artist Gabriele De Santis.…
Posted on Thursday, 18 September 2014 11:02
A pair of Chinese porcelain vases fetched $1.2 million; a 7-inch-tall celadon vase sold for $2.3 million and a bronze Buddha statue went for $485,000 -- all blowing past their presale estimates many times over. So went the buying spree…
Posted on Thursday, 18 September 2014 10:56
It has been over a hundred years since abstraction was adopted in Western painting, and we’re still trying to make sense of it. Despite the rather clunky subtitle and the fact that the exhibition is drawn from a single collection,…
Posted on Thursday, 18 September 2014 10:46
Soledad Lorenzo, one of Spain’s most important gallerists, has announced that she will donate her vast personal art collection to the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid. Featuring 385 artworks, the donation is composed in its majority of pieces from artists she exhibited in…
Posted on Thursday, 18 September 2014 10:42
A Scottsdale art gallery sold an Andy Warhol "Red Shoes" painting it was storing for a couple despite being told it could not sell the piece, the couple claims in court. Amy Koler and Stephen Meyer sued American Fine Art…
Posted on Thursday, 18 September 2014 10:38
A Mexican federal agency has denied the environmental permit to allow the construction of the $105m International Baroque Museum in Puebla, less than a month after the groundbreaking ceremony. The project, designed by the Japanese architect and 2013 Pritzker Prize-winner…
Posted on Thursday, 18 September 2014 10:32
The celebrated Japanese architect Shigeru Ban has been awarded first place in an international competition to design and construct the Tainan Museum of Fine Arts in Tainan City, Taiwan. Ban, who won the 2014 Pritzker Prize back in March, is…
Posted on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 16:12
Chicago's remarkable architecture is far from the only thing that earns the city rave reviews. The Windy City is also home to the world's top museum, according to TripAdvisor users. Glowing reviews over a recent 12-month period have earned the…
Posted on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 11:43
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