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On May 24th the Whitney Museum of American Art will break ground on a 200,000 sqf facility, designed by Pritzker Prize–winning architect Renzo Piano. Located in the Meatpacking District adjacent to the southern entrance to the High Line, the building…
Posted on Wednesday, 27 April 2011 01:40
Art and politics are entangled in China. Two recent events in Beijing show just how much: the reopening of the National Museum and the detention of the outspoken artist Ai Weiwei.The renovated museum's inaugural displays avoid the less palatable aspects…
Posted on Wednesday, 27 April 2011 01:35
Sotheby’s announces that it will offer for sale The Duerckheim Collection, a collection of the most significant and defining German Art of the 1960s and 1970s ever to come to market, in the forthcoming Contemporary Art Auction Series in June.…
Posted on Wednesday, 27 April 2011 01:32
"He who dies with wealth dies with shame,” Andrew Carnegie once said. The famous quote was repeated Sunday night by Eli Broad -- the Los Angeles billionaire and philanthropist -- on the occasion of a profile piece on CBS' "60…
Posted on Wednesday, 27 April 2011 01:29
 In this era of belt tightening, it's kind of refreshing to take a look at people whose happiest pastime is to give money away. Such a man is 77-year-old Eli Broad, a self-made billionaire, art collector and for the past…
Posted on Wednesday, 27 April 2011 01:19
The business & commerce landscape may be littered with the remains of companies that succumbed to the economic recession, but New Orleans Auction Galleries, which has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, is assuring consignors they are not one of them.On…
Posted on Wednesday, 27 April 2011 01:16
With Something for Every Collecting Taste,  Inaugural Spring Show NYC Offers a Diverse Array  of Fine and Decorative Arts Treasures April 28 - May 2, at the Park Avenue Armory  Decisions, decisions. When the Spring Show NYC, opens its doors…
Posted on Wednesday, 27 April 2011 00:45
The Smithsonian Institution will see a $1.8 million cut in its 2011 budget under the spending deal approved by Congress.Details of the budget released Monday include a $759.6 million appropriation from Congress, down from $761.4 million last year. Most Smithsonian…
Posted on Saturday, 23 April 2011 00:20
The Museum of Modern Art will be extending its hours from July 1 through September 3, keeping the museum open until 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (with the exception of Saturday, July 9) evenings, and opening its doors…
Posted on Saturday, 23 April 2011 00:12
Paul Graham's exhibition at London's Whitechapel gallery is filled with people who are just looking. We observe their rapt attention, their lostness, absorbed in things that we can't see. They stare at TVs beyond the frame, their faces caught in…
Posted on Saturday, 23 April 2011 00:08
For years, it has been the two-fingered salute to the conventional art world, a poke in the eye for homophobes and a feather in Brighton's non-conformist cap. But now, seven years after its creation on the side of the Prince…
Posted on Friday, 22 April 2011 23:56
An inimitable genius with a fierce drive to create, Pablo Picasso constantly explored opportunities to break boundaries and challenge himself in new ways. In the 1940s, this quest led him to an entirely new medium, one that would become one…
Posted on Friday, 22 April 2011 00:33
The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA) presents Catherine Opie: Empty and Full, on view at the ICA from April 15 through Sept. 5, 2011. Exhibition presents new work on view for the first time.This spring, the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston…
Posted on Thursday, 21 April 2011 23:31
In the decades before World War II, many artists were thrilled by the steel- and fossil-fuel-based technology embodied in trains, planes and automobiles, and edifices like the Eiffel Tower and the Chrysler Building. Few were more inspired by the promises…
Posted on Thursday, 21 April 2011 23:25
You have an interesting face. I would like to do your portrait. I have a feeling we will do great things together.--Pablo PicassoFollowing the critical and popular success of Picasso: Mosqueteros in New York in 2009 and Picasso: The Mediterranean…
Posted on Thursday, 21 April 2011 23:20
London’s Victoria and Albert Museum today named Martin Roth as director starting Sept. 1, choosing a culture manager with 10 years’ experience of running Dresden’s extensive art collections and organizing international shows.Roth, who is 56, takes over from Mark Jones,…
Posted on Thursday, 21 April 2011 23:17
An Egyptian court on Thursday jailed five officials, including a former head of the state's fine arts department, over the theft of a Van Gogh painting worth an estimated $55 million, state media said."Vase with Viscaria" was stolen in August…
Posted on Thursday, 21 April 2011 23:11
An Austrian museum has announced plans to return a precious Gustav Klimt painting to the heir of its rightful owner after researchers discovered it was confiscated by Nazis during the second world war.The painting, Litzlberg am Attersee, currently owned by…
Posted on Thursday, 21 April 2011 23:10
Last week, in the industrial heart of Downtown L.A., thousands of people were confronted with art and artists behaving badly. Big time. Graffiti and litter messed up every square inch of the walls and grounds around the crowds. But judging…
Posted on Thursday, 21 April 2011 23:06
Robert Vickrey, a painter whose often unnerving depictions of shadow-streaked streets populated by nuns, clowns or children at play made him a leading figure of the magic realism school, died on Sunday at his home in Naples, Fla. He was…
Posted on Thursday, 21 April 2011 01:07
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