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On May 24 the Whitney Museum of American Art will break ground at the site of its future home in the meatpacking district. And in anticipation of its move there in 2015, the museum has cooked up a series of…
Posted on Friday, 29 April 2011 03:24
It’s a concept that takes Warhol one bold step further: Receive $100,000 in prize money, and instead of spending it, tack 100,000 used $1 bills to the walls of a museum.But the notion that, as Warhol, the man who painted…
Posted on Friday, 29 April 2011 03:23
A combination picture shows the half-hour process of painter Zhao Xiaoyong working on a Van Gogh self-portrait in his gallery at Dafen Oil Painting Village in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong province April 24, 2011. Zhao said he has sold more…
Posted on Friday, 29 April 2011 03:20
April 2010 marked a milestone for Art Chicago.It was the 30th anniversary of Chicago's first international art fair, dubbed the Chicago International Art Exposition and staged on Navy Pier in May 1980. In the three decades since, the fair changed…
Posted on Friday, 29 April 2011 03:17
A parade of sculpture once again has popped up on North Orleans, which can mean only one thing. Artropolis is back.Spring wouldn’t be spring without this celebration of art, antiques and culture that is centered in the Merchandise Mart but…
Posted on Friday, 29 April 2011 03:10
Sir Denis Mahon, who has died aged 100, was one of the most distinguished art historians and collectors of the 20th century, and a determined campaigner on behalf of museums into his 90s. His collection of Italian baroque paintings, including…
Posted on Friday, 29 April 2011 02:56
American photographer Jim Goldberg was awarded the 2011 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize today in a ceremony at Ambika P3, University of Westminster, London, the temporary home of The Photographers’ Gallery, which is undergoing renovation. The £30,000 ($49,443) prize, founded in…
Posted on Friday, 29 April 2011 02:54
Spencer Tunick, the artist known for gathering together hundreds of naked volunteers, is planning his next project at the lowest place on earth, the Dead Sea in Israel. He is using the Internet to raise money for it.The Dead Sea,…
Posted on Friday, 29 April 2011 02:51
From his very early years as Davie Jones and the King Bees, through his glam-rock transformation into Ziggy Stardust, his coke-fueled exploits as The Thin White Duke, and even the disastrous Tin Machine period, David Bowie has long held a…
Posted on Friday, 29 April 2011 02:36
Harry Jackson, a Marine combat artist who turned his back on a promising career as an Abstract Expressionist painter to become a prominent realist artist known for his paintings and bronze sculptures of cowboys and Indians, died on Monday in…
Posted on Friday, 29 April 2011 02:31
Now in its 29th year, the Art Brussels art fair, which will run from Thursday 28 April to Sunday 1 May 2011 is already being heralded as a must-see event for all lovers of contemporary art. Art Brussels, the fair…
Posted on Thursday, 28 April 2011 04:11
The Petersen Automotive Museum announced Tuesday that one of its founding benefactors, Margie Petersen, has donated buildings, collectible cars and cash with a combined estimated value of $100 million."We're all just absolutely ecstatic," said Buddy Pepp, executive director of the…
Posted on Thursday, 28 April 2011 04:07
Despite the honor of having his work currently on display in MOCA's much buzzed about and controversial graffiti showcase "Art in the Streets", local street artist Revok is anything but a celebrated champion of the arts in the eyes of…
Posted on Thursday, 28 April 2011 04:04
The donor flew to Australia from the US last year to personally hand over the painting, "Jeune fille endormie", which is one of the largest gifts ever made to the University of Sydney.The vivid painting, which measures 18 inches tall…
Posted on Thursday, 28 April 2011 04:01
The elevator to the Manhattan apartment of Picasso biographer John Richardson opens on life- size photocopies of two paintings.Inside the sprawling flat, the Spaniard’s intense eyes gaze from black-and-white photographs and book covers displayed amid vases of white lilies. Drawings,…
Posted on Thursday, 28 April 2011 03:59
WILLEM DE KOONING THE FIGURE: MOVEMENT AND GESTURE Paintings, Sculptures, and Drawings  On view at the Pace Gallery, NY from April 29 to July 29, 2011 The Pace Gallery is honored to present Willem de Kooning: The Figure: Movement and…
Posted on Wednesday, 27 April 2011 02:40
Now showing at Los Angeles' Geffen Contemporary museum: "the first major U.S. museum survey of graffiti and street art," an exhibition that reverently displays "installations by 50 of the most dynamic artists from the graffiti and street art community."Translation: They're…
Posted on Wednesday, 27 April 2011 02:03
Marc Chagall was an enormously popular 20th century painter, revered by the public for his rooftop fiddlers, biblical lore, upside down lovers and fanciful visions of Jewish shtetl life in the old Russian empire. Art historians and critics, however, have…
Posted on Wednesday, 27 April 2011 01:51
While sexy modern designs, like midcentury Karl Springer coffee tables and John Vesey steel chairs, are going for fat sums, prices for period pieces are down from their '80s peak. "Now is the time to buy good antiques," insisted Guy…
Posted on Wednesday, 27 April 2011 01:48
Book dealer Ken Sanders has seen a lot of nothing in his decades appraising "rare" finds pulled from attics and basements, storage sheds and closets.Sanders, who occasionally appraises items for PBS's Antiques Roadshow, often employs the "fine art of letting…
Posted on Wednesday, 27 April 2011 01:45
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