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Entries by ARTINFO from 08/2011

Capitalism, Unclothed: Art Provocateur Zefrey Throwell On Overthrowing Wall Street With His "Naked Army" (PHOTOS) (NSFW)

| Posted 08.04.2011 | Arts

NEW YORK--New Yorkers pride themselves on their blasé -- nothing will phase a well-trained city pedestrian. But artist Zefrey Throwell's urban interv...

Helmut Newton's Erotic Fashion Photography New Houston Show

| Posted 08.07.2011 | Arts

One of the early innovators of modern fashion photography, Helmut Newton was known for opening eyes with his provocative photographs that appeared thr...

James Franco Holds A Low-Key Art Opening In Terence Koh's ASS

| Posted 08.12.2011 | Arts

NEW YORK-- There were no bold names (aside from artist Terence Koh and P.S. 1 head Klaus Biesenbach) or event photographers at the opening of the omni...

Butter Cow Sculpture Enters Republican Primary Race

| Posted 08.16.2011 | Arts

The Iowa Straw Poll shook up the Republican primary contest this Saturday, handing Michele Bachmann her first toutable campaign victory and knocking T...

Husband-and-Wife Art Smugglers Arrested for Spiriting 1,300 North Korean Paintings Across Border

| Posted 08.18.2011 | Arts

A majestic mural of Kim Jong Il adorns the side of Mansudae Art Studio in Pyongyang, North Korea / Courtesy of John Pavelka via Flickr Seoul police...

Is the Market For Egyptian Art Undergoing Its Own Revolution?

| Posted 08.20.2011 | Arts

Recently, the news wire service Reuters reported on a prospering art market in Cairo, where work inspired by the uprising earlier this year against fo...

Michael Jackson's Sprawling Artist Studio and Art Collection Revealed in an L.A. Airport Hangar

| Posted 08.20.2011 | Arts

The mysterious contents of Michael Jackson's art collection became the subject of purported disputes after his death. Rumors floated about that severa...

Not a Special Effect: MGM Wants to Implode Norman Foster's Unfinished Vegas Hotel

| Posted 08.24.2011 | Arts

On August 15 MGM Resorts International announced that it submitted plans to Clark County seeking permission to demolish the unfinished Harmon Tower, a...

Expanding to Los Angeles, the Affordable Art Fair Hopes to Woo a New Pool of Budget-Conscious Buyers

| Posted 08.26.2011 | Arts

In its twelfth year, the popular Affordable Art Fair will bring its bevy of non-blue-chip emerging art galleries to its eleventh host city to date: Lo...

Steven Soderbergh Confirms Plans to Leave Hollywood and Become a Painter

| Posted 08.29.2011 | Arts

When word leaked out earlier this year that A-list filmmaker Steven Soderbergh was thinking about retiring from Tinseltown to become a painter, he was...

Da Vinci Fans Raise Money for Radical "Gamma Camera" to Locate Hidden Mural by the Renaissance Master

| Posted 08.31.2011 | Arts

A long-lost Leonardo Da Vinci mural, famed and copied by those who saw it before it was lost in the 16th century, may finally be found -- that is, if ...