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Santiago Calatrava Asked To Pay Up For Leaky Roof

ARTINFO | Posted 06.22.2013 | Arts
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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...

Da Vinci Ride Heads To Coney Island!

ARTINFO | Posted 06.11.2013 | Arts
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The last decade has been a veritable roller-coaster ride for the Renaissance artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci, whose ever-popular name and work have landed him on countless oddball spin-off products and projects, from the ubiquitous Dan Brown novel to the new Starz action series "Da Vinci's Demons." Now, the latest Leonardo-branded whatsit is an actual roller coaster.

'They Like The Most Unlikeable Art'

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2013 | Arts
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A new documentary on Herb and Dorothy Vogel, the legendary New York collectors who managed to accrue a world-class trove of minimalist art on a govern...

'Laughing Up My Sleeve At Liberals'

ARTINFO | Posted 05.15.2013 | Arts
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When The Stranger's Jen Graves printed a piece outlining Seattle-based artist Charles Krafft's ideas about white nationalism, exposing that the swasti...

What's Behind MOCA's Plan to Ditch LACMA for the NGA? We Have No Clue

ARTINFO | Posted 05.14.2013 | Arts
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The last week has been something of a rollercoaster of news about the Los Angeles museum world. First, after months -- years, even! -- of financial tu...

Artist Claims Fashion Duo Misappropriated His Work

ARTINFO | Posted 05.13.2013 | Arts
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Proenza Schouler's Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough have misappropriated John Divola's name and work -- or so claims the Los Angeles-based artist....

THIS REALLY HAPPENED

ARTINFO | Posted 05.06.2013 | Arts
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Yesterday morning Indianapolis Museum of Art director Charles Venable laid off 21 people, 11 percent of the museum's staff. The cuts, which seem to ha...

Basquiat Show Reaches Record Numbers

ARTINFO | Posted 05.05.2013 | Arts
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Few museum exhibitions are ever visited by 4,000 people in one day, let alone a gallery show, and yet that has been a recurring attendance figure on Saturdays at Gagosian's 24th Street megaplex since its mini-retrospective devoted to Jean-Michel Basquiat opened on February 7 -- an opening that brought out thousands, who dutifully lined up down the block.

SWOOSH ART: When History Meets Branding

ARTINFO | Posted 04.23.2013 | Arts
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Beginning last month, for no readily apparent reason, the Tumblr Swoosh Art has been posting images juxtaposing famous artworks -- with a penchant for...

Artist-Hacker's Project 'Empowers Everyone To Evade Taxes'

ARTINFO | Posted 04.21.2013 | Arts
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For his latest subversive intervention, the self-described "contemporary artist and pirate" Paolo Cirio wants to give you the offshore tax benefits en...

South Africa's Art Scene Is Poised for a Breakthrough -- At Home and Abroad

ARTINFO | Posted 04.21.2013 | Arts
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To many outsiders, the South African art world may seem to have produced no more than a few major talents -- most notably William Kentridge. Their wor...

8 Art Movements That Were Hoaxes, Pranks, Or Misfires

ARTINFO | Posted 04.15.2013 | Arts
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While the history of art movements includes many that were either short-lived or limited to few active participants -- "Vorticism," the largely forgot...

This Is What The (Former) Pope Had To Say About Art

ARTINFO | Posted 04.14.2013 | Arts
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Yesterday, the Roman Catholic Church and its followers around the world were surprised to learn of Pope Benedict XVI's plan to resign at the end of th...

Does Investing in Art Make Sense?

ARTINFO | Posted 04.13.2013 | Arts
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So you think you want to invest in art? Diversifying portfolios by purchasing tangible luxury assets has become increasingly fashionable over the last...

"I Call It Critical Cynicism": Sculptor Erwin Wurm on Not Trying to Be Funny

ARTINFO | Posted 04.13.2013 | Arts
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An hour from bustling Vienna, Erwin Wurm's home and studio sit in the scenic Austrian countryside, behind a locked gate and down a gravel path lined with young elms that give way to topiaries trimmed into perfect cubes. Only when one peers out from the allée does it become apparent that this is no ordinary schloss. On one side of the lawn stands a headless figure in a pastel-pink suit. Opposite him, a giant pickle perches on a pedestal.

David Bowie And Iggy Pop Collab Becomes A Movie

ARTINFO | Posted 04.09.2013 | Arts
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It was announced yesterday at the Berlinale that a fictional movie will explore David Bowie and Iggy Pop's fabled musical collaboration in West Berlin...

How Banksy Played The Art Market...And Won

ARTINFO | Posted 04.09.2013 | Arts
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Banksy gave up spraying freehand graffiti back in the early 1990s when he discovered that stencils were more "quick, clean, crisp, and efficient," as ...

Who Stole Cindy's Face?

ARTINFO | Posted 04.08.2013 | Arts
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The cover of GARAGE's fourth issue (detail) / Courtesy Nadine Johnson Cindy Sherman Is GARAGE's Cover Girl (Sort of): The splashy fashion and art ...

Art Basel Releases Exhibitors... So What's Different This Year?

ARTINFO | Posted 04.07.2013 | Arts
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Art Basel, the grand dame of all art fairs, has released its exhibitor list for the 44th edition. The 304 exhibitors hail from 39 countries and includ...

Fresh Copyright Fight Over Artist's Sex Pistols Appropriation Ends in Bad Review

ARTINFO | Posted 04.01.2013 | Arts
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Over the last two years, the art world has been engrossed with photographer Patrick Cariou's copyright infringement case against appropriation art superstar Richard Prince, hearalded as promising a defining legal judgement on copyright and fair use in visual art. This week, according to the Hollywood Reporter, U.S. District Court judge Dolly Gee has issued a ruling on another appropriation art case, Morris v. Young, which is eerily similar to the hotly debated Prince v. Cariou.

10 Former Stars The Art Market Left Behind

ARTINFO | Posted 04.01.2013 | Arts
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It is fairly well known that art market prices have, on the whole, risen substantially -- definitely over the last century, and particularly at the to...

'That's Why I Find So Much Art Boring Now'

ARTINFO | Posted 03.30.2013 | Arts
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At the age of 78, Foulkes is having his second big moment. The L.A. artist and musician showed with Ferus Gallery in the 1960s and enjoyed early recog...

This Blockbuster Basquiat Is Heading To Auction...

ARTINFO | Posted 03.27.2013 | Arts
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The 1982 Jean-Michel Basquiat painting "Dustheads," which was shown at the Paris Museum of Modern Art in 2010, is rumored to be headed to Christie's t...

Syrian Artists Get Revolutionary

ARTINFO | Posted 03.27.2013 | Arts
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Not so long ago it looked like Damascus was in line to once again become a global center for art, with a burgeoning gallery scene and a growing intern...

Despots, Dictators And The Art They Loved

ARTINFO | Posted 03.25.2013 | Arts
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It is a well-known fact that taste has nothing to do with morality. On auction floors and at art fairs, autocrats and Ponzi schemers rub elbows with r...