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Art News Roundup

Watch Artist Michael David Set His Painting on Fire (VIDEO)

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 11.07.2013 | Arts
Kristi York Wooten

New York artist Michael David pioneered his edgy encaustic painting technique in the 1970s when he was an enfant terrible of the downtown art scene and bass player with seminal punk rockers. Three decades later, he's still creating powerful paintings that explore spiritual metaphors.


Posted 03.17.2013 | Arts

This was an action packed week in the art world, ripe with everything from tornado-chasing photographers to secret drumming societies. Now that we hav...

GAME CHANGERS: Met Launches Innovative Online Series

Posted 02.06.2013 | Arts

The Metropolitan Museum of Art recently launched an online series called "82nd & Fifth." This year, 100 curators will each briefly discuss a single wo...

World's Earliest Figurative Sculpture Found, And More Arts News...

Posted 02.01.2013 | Arts

World's Earliest Figurative Sculpture Turns Out To Be Adorable: A "lion man" carved from mammoth ivory is being removed from the British Museum's "Ic...

Did This Gallery Sell A Fake Rothko?

Posted 01.31.2013 | Arts

A gallery with a reputation for sour art deals is in the headlines again, this time accused of selling a fake modernist work allegedly painted by colo...

Arts News Roundup Has The World's Oldest Artwork, Slamdance Prizes And More

Posted 01.25.2013 | Arts

Ever wonder what art was like in the Ice Age? A new exhibit at London's British Museum features a collection of the world's oldest known sculptures, d...

This Arts News Roundup Has Fires, Hilary Clinton, And IBM Shenanigans

Posted 01.24.2013 | Arts

Parisian artist Claire Fontaine caused fire alarm bells to ring this week when one of her neo-conceptual artworks was set ablaze in a Mission District...