Archive for February, 2018

Gagosian Beverly Hills presents Damien Hirst’s latest series

Gagosian will present Damien Hirst’s latest series, “The Veil Paintings” as the 2018 Oscars show, a much-anticipated annual fixture in the Los Angeles cultural calendar. Hirst’s last exhibition in Los Angeles was “The Complete Spot Paintings” in 2012. Following “Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable,” his highly ambitious sculpture exhibition... | Read More

$1bn painting ‘only matter of time’ as art prices surge

The fine art market is going through such a boom that it is only a matter of time before a painting sells for $1 billion (818 million euros), according to a new report seen by AFP Wednesday. Driven by the record sale of Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi" to a Saudi prince for $450 million ($550 million) in November, the market is rising in a way not seen for three decades, the authoritative... | Read More

Prehistoric ‘Venus’ statue too hot for Facebook

The prehistoric "Venus of Willendorf" figurine, considered a masterpiece of the paleolithic era, has been censored by Facebook, drawing an indignant response Wednesday from the Natural History Museum in Vienna, where it is on display. The tiny statuette of a voluptuous naked woman, which is some 30,000 years old, was discovered in the Austrian village of Willendorf in the early 20th century and... | Read More

Picasso painting of muse, future lover fetches European record £50 million

A Pablo Picasso portrait of his muse Marie-Therese Walter with future lover Dora Maar emerging from the shadows fetched £50 million (57 million euros, $69 million) at a London sale Wednesday, a European auction record for a painting. The 1937 "Femme au Beret et a la Robe Quadrillee (Marie-Therese Walter)" beat expectations it would sell for £36 million (41 million euros, $50 million) at the... | Read More

Vermeer’s Famed “Girl With a Pearl Earring” To Undergo Extensive Research

Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery in The Hague will take Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring off view for two weeks to perform research on it. “The expertise and the scientific equipment are coming from the whole world, converging on this one painting, this one masterpiece,” paintings conservator Abbie Vandivere says. “We’ll see how much information we can gain with the... | Read More

Can Blockbuster “Panther” Movie Save Movie Theatre Business?

A movie with this type of drawing power couldn't come at a better time for movie theater investors. Changing consumer demand has pummeled theater investments in recent times. While the S&P 500 gained 29% over the past three years, stocks for the largest film exhibitors have taken it on the chin.

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Can Blockbuster “Panther” Movie Save Movie Theatre Business?

A movie with this type of drawing power couldn't come at a better time for movie theater investors. Changing consumer demand has pummeled theater investments in recent times. While the S&P 500 gained 29% over the past three years, stocks for the largest film exhibitors have taken it on the chin.

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Calls for Artists around Texas

Rockport Art Festival 2018 (Rockport, TX) – Rockport, Texas DEADLINE: 3/1/2018 Fee (Application/Jury Fee): $20.00 Event Dates: 7/7/2018 – 7/8/2018 Event Website Since 1969, this Annual Art Festival has made Rockport the best place to be on July 4th weekend in Coastal Texas. Located on Aransas Bay and showcasing high-quality artists, live music, a kids’ activity tent... | Read More

How ABT’s Isabella Boylston Became Jennifer Lawrence’s Dance Stand-In

“I think they were really committed to being as accurate as possible, so they wanted a principal dancer, a real ballerina,” Boylston says. “Justin Peck, the choreographer, is a good friend of mine — we had worked together before on our own film that premiered at Tribeca Film Festival a couple of years ago. He called me and was like, ‘I think you’d be a great fit for this... | Read More

‘I Can’t Believe I Am The First,’ Says Oscar-Nominated Female Cinematographer

You may know her from such films as Black Panther, where she was director of photography. Now, Rachel Morrison is the first woman ever nominated for an Academy Award in cinematography, for her work on Mudbound.

(Image credit: Steve Dietl/Netflix)

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