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Venice Biennale 2011: A Comprehensive Guide

ARTINFO | Posted 08.02.2011 | Arts
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VENICE-- The 2011 iteration of the Venice Biennale, that art-world exhibition that combines the Olympic thrill of awards -- the Golden Lion for best i...

Autistic Artist Expresses Emotion Through Painting

ARTINFO | Posted 06.07.2011 | Arts
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My name is Taylor Crowe, I'm 29 years old, I have autism, and I'm an artist. I also travel the country giving presentations about what life with autis...

Is The Removal Of The Maine Labor Mural Illegal?

ARTINFO | Posted 06.04.2011 | Arts
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Last weekend, Maine's Republican governor, Paul LePage, had a 36-foot mural removed from the state's labor department after claiming that it was "one-...

Porn As Performance Art?

ARTINFO | Posted 05.31.2011 | Arts
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NEW YORK--Pornography has long been an au courant subject for contemporary art -- see John Currin, Marilyn Minter, or Richard Prince -- but it's rare ...

False God: A $4.1 Million FAKE?

ARTINFO | Posted 05.30.2011 | Arts
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When a statue of a Mayan goddess obtained €2.9 million ($4.1 million) in Paris on Monday, it set a world record for a pre-Columbian artifact sold at...

Art After Mu-Barack

ARTINFO | Posted 05.28.2011 | Arts
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"The heart of the uprising," "The symbol of a divided nation," "the neo-cons' worst nightmare"... These are just a few of several descriptions from ov...

Hell-Raising Artist Rallies Support For Protests Against UK Tuition Hikes

ARTINFO | Posted 05.27.2011 | Arts
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For months, the United Kingdom has been roiled by student protests standing up to the coalition government's attempt to sharply raise annual tuition a...

Patrick Cariou On His Copyright Suit Victory Against Richard Prince & Gagosian

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
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NEW YORK--In a landmark decision handed down in spirited fashion last Friday, Manhattan federal court judge Deborah Batts ruled against Richard Prince...

British Museum Director Fired & Alleged Of Theft

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
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Gareth Griffiths has been dismissed from his post as director of the British Empire and Commonwealth Museum following accusations that he sold off ite...

Was Frank Lloyd Wright's Visionary Architecture Sustainable?

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

Over the seven decades of his long career, Frank Lloyd Wright created some of the most innovative buildings of the 20th century. But advances in build...

Middle East's Political Unrest Focus Of Works At Art Dubai

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
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DUBAI-- A little boy holds a kite reel; next to him, a girl holds the kite's string as another flings her arms up to the kite in the hope of catching ...

Art World Raises Awareness & Money For Japan Earthquake Relief

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
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While Japan struggles to recover from the devastating effects of the earthquake and tsunami of March 11, artists and arts organizations around the wor...

NYC Gallery's 'Pornucopia' Exhibition Angers Orthodox Jews

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
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NEW YORK--A current exhibition at the Lower East Side's Allegra LaViola Gallery has drawn fiery opposition from some unlikely art critics: Orthodox Je...

Leo Steinberg, Legendary Art Historian Passes Away

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
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NEW YORK-- Leo Steinberg, the Russian-born art historian and Renaissance scholar whose work had a heroic impact on the understanding and reception of ...

Doomed Erotic-Art Icon Egon Schiele's Portraits Exhibited In Vienna

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
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VIENNA-- Egon Schiele, of course, is famous for his portraits. His landscapes and his cityscapes are admired by museums and collectors, but it is the ...

Ai Weiwei's 'Animals' Head To Central Park's Grand Army Plaza

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
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One of China's most visible and outspoken contemporary artists, Ai Weiwei has had a fraught relationship with Chinese authorities, who placed him unde...

Truthiness Is Beauty: Stephen Colbert Seizes The Gavel At Phillips De Pury To Sell His Ridiculous Portrait

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
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NEW YORK-- When Steve Martin was called onto the "Colbert Report" last December to appraise one of the self-aggrandizing portraits host Stephen Colber...

Street Artist JR Plans To Blanket The Earth With YOUR Photos

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
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JR, the intensely private globetrotting French street artist, is known for big things. His projects involve pasting up giant, blown-up black-and-white pictures of faces on city walls.

Gagosian Dragged To Court For Brutality Suit On Eve Of James Franco Show

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
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NEW YORK--Ingrid Homberg, the 59-year-old woman whom a police officer roughly ejected from Gagosian's Anselm Kiefer show last year after she became en...

Versailles Welcomes Wiki-Geek in Residence

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
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Though there was none of the pomp and circumstance associated with the Sun King, Monday was nevertheless a historic day for the Château de Versailles...

CELEBRITIES ARE ARTISTS TOO: James Franco Plans First Solo Gallery Show In Berlin

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

(ARTINFO) BERLIN--For anyone who thought that James Franco's turn in the art world would be a short-lived dalliance to be as quickly cast aside as Lad...

PHOTOS: BODY AS ART: Disturbing And Amazing Acts of Body Modification

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

NEW YORK-- Ah, "body modification" art -- that sub-sub-genre of performance art that features artists disfiguring, warping, implanting devices into, o...

CELEBRITIES ARE ARTISTS TOO: Jim Carrey Rents Studio Space From Schnabel

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Having made great art with his putty face and eloquent posterior, Jim Carrey is also applying his talents to the canvas these days, even renting studi...

Koons' 'Balloon Flower' Sculpture Up For Auction

artinfo.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK-- In November 2007, Jeff Koons's "Hanging Heart (Magenta/Gold)" sold for $23.6 million at Sotheby's New York, setting a world auction record ...

ART AND TECHNOLOGY: Future Or Fad? Adobe's New Virtual Art Museum

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

From: ARTINFO NEW YORK-- Last night assorted figures from the peaks of the art industry gathered to celebrate the launch of Adobe's new virtual museum...