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Famous British Museum Faces Heat For Their Controversial Involvement With BP

ARTINFO | Posted 02.09.2014 | Arts

Tate is once again under fire for its involvement with BP. Fifteen Tate Members have sent a letter to the Tate Members Council, chaired by broadcaster...

The Lowdown on Art School Risks and Returns

ARTINFO | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

For aspiring artists, December is the cruelest month, when thoughts of pursuing an MFA must turn to action or be cast to the winds. It's grad school a...

Ruth Asawa's Late, Meteoric Rise From Obscurity

ARTINFO | Posted 11.27.2013 | Arts

In 1947, a 21-year-old Ruth Asawa spent a summer in the rural Mexican town of Toluca, where she saw looped wire baskets for sale in a local market. Fa...

Court In 5Pointz Case Publishes Decision

ARTINFO | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

On Wednesday, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York published its decision on the application for an injunction by a group of a...

Marina Plans 24-Hour Reading of German Fantasy Novel

ARTINFO | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

For 24 consecutive hours, from 2pm on November 23 until 2pm on November 24, the Marina Abramovic Institute and Basilica Hudson will hold a marathon re...

'I Think Every Good Artist Has Bled Literally Or Metaphorically'

ARTINFO | Posted 11.06.2013 | Arts

Name: Tameka Norris (also known as Meka-Jean) Age: Grown Occupation: Artist Tameka Norris performing "Untitled" (2012), Contemporary Arts ...

Decoding The Art World's Most Expensive Gift Guide

ARTINFO | Posted 11.01.2013 | Arts

Holidays are upon us! And your friends have politely asked that no more Damien Hirst tchotchkes appear in their stockings. Seeing all those spotty but...

BACK TO THE FLOOD With Alan Cumming

Jennifer Elster | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Jennifer Elster

The latest installment from The Being Experience is BACK TO THE FLOOD featuring Alan Cumming narrating a story about a tragic suicide, while my soul and other things drowned in the flood.

Demolition Of NYC Graffiti Haven Delayed

ARTINFO | Posted 10.21.2013 | Arts

Though New York's City Council recently approved demolition plans for 5Pointz, paving the way for the destruction of the beloved locus of New York Cit...

14 New, Must-See Public Artworks Across the Globe

ARTINFO | Posted 10.19.2013 | Arts

Here we go. 1. Hamburg, Germany: "Crossing the Elbe" by Anthony McCall Anthony McCall "Crossing the Elbe" in Hamburg, Germany -- © Martin Rog...

And The World's Top 5 Wealthiest Artists Are...

ARTINFO | Posted 12.16.2013 | Arts

According to data from Wealth- X, an intelligence provider on ultra-high net worth individuals, British artist Damien Hirst is the wealthiest artist i...

10 Must-See Artists At Performa

ARTINFO | Posted 10.15.2013 | Arts

Beginning on November 1, Performa 13 will again take New York with over 100 events across 40 venues in the city. Per the past editions of this bie...

Everyone's Favorite 'Rubber Duck' Just Arrived... In The Mail

ARTINFO | Posted 12.08.2013 | Arts

On Monday a rubber-duck sized version of Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman's giant public sculpture "Rubber Duck" -- which is having its U.S. debut in Pi...

Every 'Breaking Bad' Episode Illustrated As Posters

ARTINFO | Posted 10.03.2013 | Arts

In case Sunday's airing of the last "Breaking Bad" episode ever has left you with the need to satiate a certain fix, Italian comic book artist Frances...

5 Must-See Films At The NYFF

ARTINFO | Posted 11.28.2013 | Arts

As the festival opens Friday with the premiere of Captain Phillips, starring Tom Hanks, ARTINFO has chosen its top five films to see in the first week of the festival.

The Five Most Flagrantly Phallic Works In One Art Exhibit (NSFW)

ARTINFO | Posted 09.20.2013 | Arts

For his new show at David Zwirner, Raymond Pettibon has raised the craft of penis drawing from pubescent boys' trapper keepers to high art. When ARTIN...

Is A Warhol Museum Coming To NYC? Probably!

ARTINFO | Posted 11.18.2013 | Arts

On Tuesday evening a developer was selected for the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area (or SPURA) site on Manhattan's Lower East Side, which currently con...

PHOTOS: Watching The Sunset Through James Turrell

ARTINFO | Posted 09.10.2013 | Arts

While in Houston for the Texas Biennial, I had the pleasure of visiting not only the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's James Turrell retrospective, but a...

LOOK: A Cosmological Yurt

ARTINFO | Posted 09.07.2013 | Arts

Like the universe 13 billion years ago, Doug Aitken's roving festival Station to Station will start with a big bang. But rather than a dense, hot, exp...

LOOK: A New KAWS Mural Makes Eyes At BAM

ARTINFO | Posted 09.04.2013 | Arts

The latest addition to the Brooklyn Academy of Music's public art program is a three-story-tall mural on Lafayette Avenue by the Brooklyn-based street...

Marina's Flashmob Shut Down By Police

ARTINFO | Posted 10.22.2013 | Arts

Marina Abramovic's most recent performance art piece and/or promotional event for the Marina Abramovic Institute's Kickstarter campaign, a flashmob in...

Who Wants To Buy A Frank Lloyd Wright Home?

ARTINFO | Posted 08.21.2013 | Arts

There are about 20 Frank Lloyd Wright-designed homes on the market across the country at the moment, which the Wall Street Journal called the "largest...

Wheelchair User Sues Smithsonian

ARTINFO | Posted 10.19.2013 | Arts

The Smithsonian is facing legal action from two brothers who filed a discrimination lawsuit against the institution in federal court last Thursday, th...

You Can Rent Basquiat's SoHo Loft On AirBnB

ARTINFO | Posted 10.12.2013 | Arts

The sprawling loft on Crosby Street in Soho that Jean-Michel Basquiat lived and worked in at the height of his career is allegedly the space being adv...

LOOK: 'Breaking Bad' Exhibit Heads To A NYC Museum

ARTINFO | Posted 08.11.2013 | Arts

Much has been written about the transformation of Emmy-award winning actor Bryan Cranston's tormented character Walter White from the hit show "Breaki...