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The city is in the process of installing eight temporary sculptures, most at locations up and down the lakefront, according to Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office. While the mayor's office announced the installations "are coming to neighborhoods across Chicago," seven of…
Posted on Friday, 22 August 2014 10:32
With the stroke of Gov. Deval Patrick’s pen a few weeks ago, the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art got the go-ahead to realize the nearly 30-year-old dream of transforming a 19th century, 26-building, 16-acre factory complex into a destination arts…
Posted on Friday, 22 August 2014 10:25
Wall Street has become one of art's biggest patrons, with the major corporate collections that some investment banks have gathered over the years. J.P. Morgan, UBS, and Deutsche Bank were listed in Forbes' best corporate art collections in 2012. Deutsche Bank was…
Posted on Friday, 22 August 2014 10:06
A second plaintiff has come forward with a fraud claim against Germany’s most prominent art advisor, Helge Achenbach, according to the Handelsblatt. The state prosecutor, Anette Milk would only confirm on Thursday that a second claimant had been registered but…
Posted on Friday, 22 August 2014 09:55
Conceived as a challenge to long-standing conventional wisdom, "Creating the Future: Art and Los Angeles in the 1970s" (on-sale September 9th, 2014) examines the premise that the progress of art in Los Angeles ceased during the 1970s—after the decline of…
Posted on Friday, 22 August 2014 09:46
Marking the end of an era at the powerhouse art-fair organization Art Basel, Annette Schönholzer steps down this month to pursue other projects. As show manager of the first, now legendary, Art Basel Miami Beach in 2002, and later co-director with…
Posted on Friday, 22 August 2014 09:39
What can seven big circular paintings by Olafur Eliasson, which look rather like giant designer-colored CDs, have to do with Britain's greatest and most visionary painter, William Turner? Eliasson's Turner Color Experiments are the support act for the blockbuster Turner…
Posted on Friday, 22 August 2014 09:29
Rome’s modern art museum, the Galleria d’Arte Moderna di Roma Capitale, is planning an extension that will display contemporary works on loan from its commercial neighbour Gagosian, La Repubblica reports. Rome’s urban planning commissioner Giovanni Caudo is working on the…
Posted on Friday, 22 August 2014 09:24
 The Hamptons region of Long Island, New York, has long been a popular destination for the stylish, wealthy, and influential. Thanks to its astonishing natural beauty, it has also been a popular retreat for creative types, including pioneering artists like…
Posted on Thursday, 21 August 2014 14:49
It's a dollar menu deal for artist studio space. A proposed mixed-use building in Ridgewood at 176 Woodward Ave. plans to dedicate 3,000 square feet for artists and community groups to rent space for $10 per year — under a…
Posted on Thursday, 21 August 2014 11:08
Todd Shaughnessy an Utah District Court Judge has issued a warrant for the arrest of David William Noll after he failed to appear in court charged with vandalizing two important murals by the British graffiti artist Banksy. In his absents…
Posted on Thursday, 21 August 2014 10:58
As established and start-up companies alike jump in the race to serve online auction bidders, several regional auction houses have announced a new platform. Bidsquare was developed by six houses—Brunk Auctions, Cowan’s Auctions, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Pook & Pook, Rago,…
Posted on Thursday, 21 August 2014 10:52
The birth of Impressionism can now be dated to a precise time: 7.35am on 13 November 1872. New research has identified when Claude Monet painted Impression, Soleil Levant (impression, rising sun), which gave the artistic movement its name. Evidence for…
Posted on Thursday, 21 August 2014 10:44
A man briefly disrupted the Jeff Koons retrospective at the Whitney Museum this afternoon, splashing red paint against a wall and signing his name. He did not vandalize any artworks. According to artist Laura Higgins Palmer, who alerted Hyperallergic to the intervention, the…
Posted on Thursday, 21 August 2014 10:32
The American Alliance of Museums announced today that its president, Ford W. Bell, will step down at the end of May 2015, after eight years at the helm. During that time he oversaw a rebranding and restructuring of the AAM,…
Posted on Thursday, 21 August 2014 10:19
Joslyn Art Museum has installed a new bronze work in its Peter Kiewit Foundation Sculpture Garden — Magdalena Abakanowicz’s "Single" (1994). A recent gift of Gail and Michael Yanney, Lisa and Bill Roskens, and Mary and Charlie Roskens, the work…
Posted on Thursday, 21 August 2014 10:06
On Monday, the Nelson-Atkins Museum announced that its wonderful Grand Canyon painting by Thomas Moran, from 1912, would grace a Forever stamp as part of an homage to the Hudson River School of artists — it’s one of four tributes. What are…
Posted on Thursday, 21 August 2014 10:01
The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, which is located on the outskirts of Copenhagen, Denmark, is hosting its first major solo exhibition of Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson. Eliasson, who is widely considered one of the most influential and pioneering artists…
Posted on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 16:03
The Hammer Museum thrilled four Los Angeles artists with the announcement Tuesday that they had won the 2014 Made in L.A. Mohn Awards. The top prize -- the juried Mohn Award, which honors artistic excellence with $100,000 funded by philanthropists…
Posted on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 10:12
Stockholm’s Moderna Museet may take over the Swedish Center for Architecture and Design after its director Lena Rahoult was forced to step down this summer, following government concerns over the museum’s finances and criticism of its programming. Rahoult had led…
Posted on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 10:09
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