Archive for February, 2015

‘Warhol by the Book’ to open at the Williams College Museum of Art in Massachusetts

The first US exhibition to concentrate on Andy Warhol’s book work, Warhol by the Book opens at the Williams College Museum of Art March 7 and will be on view through August 16, 2015. Creating books was a vital part of Warhol’s career. From his student days in the 1940s to his death in 1987, Warhol experimented wildly with form and content, turning traditional notions of media and... | Read More

The Courtauld Gallery presents a ground-breaking exhibition of Francisco Goya’s later works

The Courtauld Gallery presents a ground-breaking exhibition which reunites for the first time all of the known drawings from one of Goya’s celebrated private albums. At the age of 50, the great Spanish painter and printmaker Francisco Goya (1746 – 1828) suffered a near fatal illness that left him deaf and profoundly changed his life and work. Alongside his public role as court painter... | Read More

Complete retrospective of the work of Niki de Saint Phalle opens at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao presents Niki de Saint Phalle , a complete retrospective of the work of Niki de Saint Phalle (Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, 1930 –San Diego, California, 2002), member of the Nouveaux Réalistes and known around the world for works like her powerful, exuberant Nanas , her impressive Shooting Paintings — Tirs — , and emblematic public artworks like the Tarot... | Read More

Iraq reopens Baghdad museum 12 years after a third of its collection was looted

Iraq's national museum officially reopened Saturday after 12 years of painstaking efforts during which close to a third of 15,000 pieces looted during the US-led invasion were recovered. The reopening was brought forward in what officials said was a response to the destruction of priceless artefacts by Islamic State group jihadists in the northern city of Mosul. "We have been preparing to... | Read More

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art presents exhibition of art books by modern master Henri Matisse

Widely regarded as one of the most important painters of the 20th century, Henri Matisse influenced a number of art movements, artists and schools of thought. The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art presents the exhibition The Art Books of Henri Matisse February 27 through September 7, 2015. Drawn from the Bank of America Collection, The Art Books of Henri Matisse features 80 framed original... | Read More

Blu creates a powerful piece in Mexico DF for ManifestoMX

After a quick but awesome piece in Bolivia, Blu is now in Mexico where he was invited by Fifty24MX to work on a new piece in Mexico DF for the ManifestoMX Street Art Festival.As usual with the legendary Italian artist, the result is quite intense and epic. Blu and his artwork is sending a strong political message about the corruption within the current Mexican Government. Clearly visible within... | Read More

Swiss Businessman Arrested After Art Market Probe in Monaco

A Swiss Businessman was arrested in Monaco this week, on charges of reportedly manipulating art prices and money laundering.  Yves Bouvier, the owner of several “freeports,” where art is often sold without duties, was detained this week, after authorities uncovered an alleged plot to defraud several clients, including Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev. Read more at Financial... | Read More

Diversity Sells — But Hollywood Remains Overwhelmingly White, Male

Women and minorities continue to be under-represented on TV and in film, both behind and in front of the camera, according to a new study — even though diverse films and shows make more money.

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Security Guard Removes Protest Banner from Oscar Murillo Installation

A banner placed in an Oscar Murillo installation was forcibly removed by a museum security guard at the Centro Cultural Daoiz y Velarde in Madrid this week.  The sign, which Murillo had taken from protestors against the museum’s high price tag and public funding, was installed in a work playing on the intersection of aesthetics and protest, and was eventually […]... | Read More

“Stolen Picasso Painting Discovered in Newark”

"The stolen picture was sent to New Jersey via FedEx."... | Read More
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