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From Fairs to Fetes, This Summer's Must-Attend Art Events in the Hamptons

ARTINFO | Posted 09.08.2012 | Arts
ARTINFO

As the mercury rises and the New York art world slows to a crawl, those who can head for the Hamptons, where a swimwear-clad doppelganger art world sp...

How Munch is Too Munch? The 10 Most Expensive Lots From the Recent Spring Auctions

ARTINFO | Posted 09.08.2012 | Arts
ARTINFO

It has been a tumultuous spring in the auction world, with sales of truly spectacular artwork punctuating much mediocrity. As many have pointed out, t...

The 30-and-Under Crowd: The Art World's Most Influential Young Figures

ARTINFO | Posted 08.26.2012 | Arts
ARTINFO

Summer in the art world is a relaxed affair -- galleries close early, publications slow down, and tourist-filled museums tend to scare away the profes...

"It Is Ultimately About Freedom": Barry McGee on His Prism Gallery Show and Berkeley Museum Retrospective

ARTINFO | Posted 08.26.2012 | Arts
ARTINFO

Barry McGee has become an icon in the realm street art and its associated subcultures of skateboarding to graffiti. His style is a hybrid, incorporati...

The Dallas Museum of Art Scores $300,000 to Launch an Experimental "Laboratory for Museum Innovation"

ARTINFO | Posted 08.22.2012 | Arts
ARTINFO

Following a $500,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for the launch of its conservation program, the Dallas Museum of Art has announced ano...

Following Tunisia's Art Fair Riots, Artists Speak Out About the Escalating Attacks on Free Speech

ARTINFO | Posted 08.22.2012 | Arts
ARTINFO

What is more important to an incipient democracy: the freedom to practice your religion, or the freedom to criticize it? Over the past month, many ar...

Has Spencer Tunick Ruined Public Nudity for All Israelis? The Photographer Inspires Anti-Stripping Bill

ARTINFO | Posted 08.13.2012 | Arts
ARTINFO

Spencer Tunick, the troublemaking American photographer famous for shooting large numbers of naked people in interesting places, may have just made it...

"We Had to Start Something New": Art Fairs and Museums Unite for September's Inaugural Berlin Art Week

ARTINFO | Posted 07.30.2012 | Arts
ARTINFO

BERLIN -- Programming for the inaugural Berlin Art Week -- the latest moniker for the September weekend that includes the Art Berlin Contemporary (abc...

"I Will Give One Family in Need $100,000": Tyler Shields Responds to Outcry Over His Birkin Bag-Destroying Stunt

ARTINFO | Posted 07.30.2012 | Arts
ARTINFO

For his latest "destruction series" photo shoot, young Hollywood provocateur Tyler Shields desecrated the ultimate luxury status symbol -- an Hermès ...

ARTINFO Does Design Week: 6 Highlights, From a Pirate Radio Station to Apocalyptic Furniture

ARTINFO | Posted 07.18.2012 | Arts
ARTINFO

New York City devotes a week out of the year to art to coincide with the annual behemoth Armory Show -- and this year a second for Frieze New York -- ...

The Best of ART HK 2012, From a Zaha Hadid-Designed Booth to a Pack of Hairless Pets

ARTINFO | Posted 07.18.2012 | Arts
ARTINFO

HONG KONG -- We're at the half-way mark of ART HK 2012 and the rain has set in. Unlike sales, which are patchy, the showers are heavy and show no sign...

Bargain! Buy a Damien Hirst Skull for £5,000

ARTINFO | Posted 07.16.2012 | Arts
ARTINFO

Your pockets might not need to be as deep as François Pinault's or Victor Pinchuk's to get your hands on a genuine Damien Hirst skull. OK, you'll hav...

Milwaukee Art Museum Fights for Custody of Saarinen-Designed Building Amid Proposed $15-Million Revamp

ARTINFO | Posted 07.16.2012 | Arts
ARTINFO

The Milwaukee Art Museum and Milwaukee County War Memorial, a Midwestern complex by two master architects of their respective times -- Santiago Calatr...

What Does the Election of Socialist François Hollande Bode for Art and Culture in France?

ARTINFO | Posted 07.08.2012 | Arts
ARTINFO

Socialist party candidate François Hollande defeated incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy yesterday to become the new French president -- the first time France ...

The Barbican's Bauhaus Show Teases Out the Playful Side of the Iconic Industrial Design School

ARTINFO | Posted 07.03.2012 | Arts
ARTINFO

Prepare to see a slightly different side of the 20th century's most influential design movement. The objects in the upcoming Bauhaus survey "Art is Li...

The Bridge and Shuttle Crowd: 6 Ways to Get to Randall's Island for Frieze New York

ARTINFO | Posted 07.03.2012 | Arts
ARTINFO

This week the art world jet set and many, many New Yorkers will visit a strange island for the first time in their lives to attend the inaugural Friez...

Koons for Kids: NADA Will Train Precocious 4-Year-Olds in Art Appreciation, Thanks to Little Collector

ARTINFO | Posted 07.03.2012 | Arts
ARTINFO

How young is too young to become an art collector? The children's art print Web site Little Collector is making a business out of the argument that y...