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Banksy Gave a Man Whose Home He Tagged Enough Money To Live for a Year

ARTINFO | Posted 10.06.2013 | Arts
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In 2011, while in Los Angeles promoting his documentary "Exit Through the Gift Shop," the shadowy British street artist Banksy tagged a vaguely elepha...

You Can Watch A Live Stream Of Andy Warhol's Grave

ARTINFO | Posted 08.05.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

A truly Warholian project is set to launch tonight, precisely at midnight, to commemorate the iconic Pop artist's 85th birthday. via EarthCam ...

Sketch Artist Captures Bradley Manning's Entire Trial

ARTINFO | Posted 09.29.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

On Tuesday afternoon U.S. Army private first class Bradley Manning was found not guilty of "aiding the enemy," but guilty on five charges of espionage...

Wanna Spend A Night In Ai Weiwei's Tent?

ARTINFO | Posted 07.30.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

Since June the new Ai Weiwei installation "Aus der Aufklärung" -- or "Out of Enlightenment -- featuring 1,000 two-person tents has dotted the shores ...

20 Art Destinations Within Hours of the City

ARTINFO | Posted 07.25.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

The dog days of summer have arrived in New York City, which means one thing: It's time to get out. To help with this end, our staff has put together o...

Montreal Celebrates Street Art

ARTINFO | Posted 07.23.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

Last month a slate of 20 international and Canadian street artists descended on Montreal's Boulevard Saint-Laurent for the inaugural edition of the MU...

The Problem With Designing Prisons

ARTINFO | Posted 09.17.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

Throughout California's prison system, 30,000 inmates participated in a July 9 hunger strike as a gesture of solidarity for those incarcerated at the ...

The Largest Building In The World Has Its Own Sun

ARTINFO | Posted 07.17.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

If Sky City's construction had gone according to schedule, the world's tallest building would have opened in China in June. Although groundbreaking fo...

Zaha Hadid's Unveils First NYC Building

ARTINFO | Posted 09.14.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

Years after having lost the High Line to Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Zaha Hadid has just landed a commission to make her mark on the elevated train trac...

El Greco Makes Old Master Record at Sotheby's

ARTINFO | Posted 09.08.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

A masterpiece by El Greco sold at Sotheby's yesterday evening (July 3, 2013) for £9.1 million, a record for a Spanish Old Master and the highest pric...

'It's Not About Architecture'?!

ARTINFO | Posted 07.08.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

Whitney Museum director Adam Weinberg opened the June 26 preview of the museum's new Renzo Piano-designed building in the Meatpacking District with an...

Charles Eames Love Letter To Ray

ARTINFO | Posted 08.18.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

"I love you very much and would like to marry you very soon," Charles Eames, who would have turned 106 yesterday, once scrawled across a piece of Cran...

French Artist Sues Lady Gaga For Plagiarism

ARTINFO | Posted 08.17.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

French artist Orlan is suing Lady Gaga and the French subsidiary of Universal Music for plagiarism in a Paris court. In the lawsuit, the artist accuse...

'I Think The Art Market Is Very Bullish Right Now'

ARTINFO | Posted 08.12.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

"I think the art market is very bullish right now," says Lisa Schiff, New York-based art adviser, minutes before the VVIP opening of the 44th edition ...

International Art English: The Joke That Forgot It Was Funny

ARTINFO | Posted 08.07.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

"International Art English" is back. The essay of the same name, penned by David Levine and Alix Rule and published in the online journal Triple Canop...

AWKWARD

ARTINFO | Posted 06.05.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

The last time we wrote about one of Fernando Botero's outdoor sculptures it was because street artist Olek had wrapped one in a psychedelic sweater, b...

Turkish Artists Respond To Protests

ARTINFO | Posted 06.05.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

As protests fill the streets of Turkey -- and the news internationally -- how are the nation's artists responding? This morning, ARTINFO spoke with Tu...

Worcester Art Museum Offers Unusual Promotion For Bob Dylan's 72nd Birthday

ARTINFO | Posted 07.21.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

On Friday Bob Dylan will celebrate his 72nd birthday, and to mark the occasion the Worcester Art Museum, whose current exhibition "Kennedy to Kent Sta...

Everything You Need to Know About Chicken-Killing Performance Art

ARTINFO | Posted 07.16.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

UPDATE: Gordon Ferguson has now been reinstated to his position at Alberta College of Art + Design, following the petition described below. Read more ...

The Ugliest Inflatable Sculpture Ever?

ARTINFO | Posted 07.14.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

With a turtle-like face and ten udders hanging from its undercarriage, "Skywhale" has a strangely serene presence that belies its somewhat grotesque form. Through the unmistakable maternalism of the giant floating creature, Piccinini asks viewers to question the relationship between people, nature, and technology as well as contemplate issues relating to genetic engineering and biotechnology.

Who's In And Who's Out at Frieze New York 2013

ARTINFO | Posted 07.10.2013 | Arts
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While Frieze New York has more exhibitors this year than last -- around 190 to last year's 180 -- there's still not enough room for everyone, and comp...

The Gentle Trance of "Boléro," Marina Abramovic's First Foray Into Ballet

ARTINFO | Posted 07.07.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

PARIS -- The Palais Garnier was packed last week for the world premiere of a new production of the ballet "Boléro" co-created by artist Marina Abramo...

WATCH A 40,000 Puzzle Collapse

ARTINFO | Posted 07.01.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

Just days before it was due to go on view at Queen Elizabeth II's Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, puzzle master Dave Evans's chef d'oeuvre, a 40,000-piece jigsaw puzzle celebrating the queen's Diamond Jubilee crashed to his studio's floor (see video below), instantly undoing more than 200 hours of work.

David Lynch, Jeff Koons Make Fancy Flatware

ARTINFO | Posted 06.23.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

To marks its sesquicentennial, the French manufacturer of high-end luxury porcelain flatware Bernardaud commissioned a group of contemporary artists i...

Santiago Calatrava Asked To Pay Up For Leaky Roof

ARTINFO | Posted 06.22.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

Sunset over the Santiago Calatrava-designed Ysios winery in northern Spain is a sight to behold; the angular beams of aluminum laid across the undulat...