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The House's New Home: Gucci Museum Opens In Florence

ARTINFO | Posted 11.27.2011 | Arts
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In 1921, Guccio Gucci opened a small leather goods shop in Florence with the intention of bringing to Italy the luxury aesthetic he witnessed while wo...

Did Bob Dylan Rip Off Photos? See The Evidence

ARTINFO | Posted 11.28.2011 | Arts
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NEW YORK-- Time and time again folk rock legend Bob Dylan has blatantly borrowed for his lyrics. Christie's auction house acknowledged in 2009 that a ...

Louis Vuitton Stores Around The World

ARTINFO | Posted 11.21.2011 | Arts
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"We are now at a period when the luxury retail store has become a crucial forum for architecture," writes architect Mohsen Mostafavi, dean of Harvard'...

Famous Artists Become Action Figures

ARTINFO | Posted 11.21.2011 | Arts
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Artist Michael Leavitt continues his assault on the wider art world in the nerdiest way possible: by making action figures. The Seattle-based tinkerer...

Tour MoMA's De Kooning Retrospective

ARTINFO | Posted 11.16.2011 | Arts
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One of the season's first blockbuster museum shows, the Museum of Modern Art's "de Kooning: A Retrospective" curated by chief curator emeritus of pain...

Da Vinci Hunt Film To Star Vin Diesel

ARTINFO | Posted 11.16.2011 | Arts
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For years, a faction of scholars have maintained that "The Battle of Anghiari," a missing fresco by Leonardo da Vinci, still exists, hidden beneath an...

Elizabeth Taylor's Jewelry Collection

ARTINFO | Posted 11.13.2011 | Arts
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NEW YORK-- Elizabeth Taylor's jewelry collection is one of legend, and Christie's will be heralding the trove's mythic status as the "Crown Jewels of ...

Buying Hirst, Piece By Piece

ARTINFO | Posted 11.13.2011 | Arts
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When is a Damien Hirst not a Damien Hirst? When it's only part of a Hirst, that's when. Recently, Phillips de Pury has been scolded by Hirst's main ar...

Russian Oligarch's Art Island Takes Shape In St. Petersburg

ARTINFO | Posted 11.08.2011 | Arts
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The new profile of New Holland Island, the former St. Petersburg military base that art-loving billionaire couple Roman Abramovich and Dasha Zhukova p...

Iconic Kate Moss Photographs To Show At Corinne Day Show

ARTINFO | Posted 11.06.2011 | Arts
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In 1990 British photographer Corinne Day snapped some photographs of a then-unknown 16-year-old model named Kate Moss for the seminal British fashion ...

Previously Unseen Frank Lloyd Wright Drawings

ARTINFO | Posted 11.04.2011 | Arts
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The long-gone but never forgotten architect Frank Lloyd Wright continues to leave traces of himself to thrill his diehard fans. After the recent resto...

Finding A Hidden Da Vinci Mural

ARTINFO | Posted 10.31.2011 | Arts
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A long-lost Leonardo Da Vinci mural, famed and copied by those who saw it before it was lost in the 16th century, may finally be found -- that is, if ...

Soderbergh Confirms Plan To Become A Painter

ARTINFO | Posted 10.29.2011 | Arts
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When word leaked out earlier this year that A-list filmmaker Steven Soderbergh was thinking about retiring from Tinseltown to become a painter, he was...

Affordable Art Fair Comes To LA

ARTINFO | Posted 10.26.2011 | Arts
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In its twelfth year, the popular Affordable Art Fair will bring its bevy of non-blue-chip emerging art galleries to its eleventh host city to date: Lo...

MGM To Demolish Norman Foster Tower In Las Vegas

ARTINFO | Posted 10.24.2011 | Arts
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On August 15 MGM Resorts International announced that it submitted plans to Clark County seeking permission to demolish the unfinished Harmon Tower, a...

Michael Jackson's Art Collection Revealed

ARTINFO | Posted 10.20.2011 | Arts
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The mysterious contents of Michael Jackson's art collection became the subject of purported disputes after his death. Rumors floated about that severa...

Art Booms After Arab Spring

ARTINFO | Posted 10.20.2011 | Arts
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Recently, the news wire service Reuters reported on a prospering art market in Cairo, where work inspired by the uprising earlier this year against fo...

North Korea Art Smuggling Ring Busted

ARTINFO | Posted 10.18.2011 | Arts
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A majestic mural of Kim Jong Il adorns the side of Mansudae Art Studio in Pyongyang, North Korea / Courtesy of John Pavelka via Flickr Seoul police...

POLL: Should James Franco Give Up Art?

Posted 10.15.2011 | Arts

ARTINFO reports that James Franco's High/Lowe, Rob Lowe, at Terence Koh's Asia Song Society gallery has mysteriously closed only five days after openi...

Helmut Newton's Provocative Fashion Photography

ARTINFO | Posted 10.06.2011 | Arts
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One of the early innovators of modern fashion photography, Helmut Newton was known for opening eyes with his provocative photographs that appeared thr...

'Naked Army' Takes Over Wall-Street (NSFW)

ARTINFO | Posted 10.03.2011 | Arts
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NEW YORK--New Yorkers pride themselves on their blasé -- nothing will phase a well-trained city pedestrian. But artist Zefrey Throwell's urban interv...

How A Painting Helped Capture A War Criminal

ARTINFO | Posted 09.21.2011 | Arts
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The last major war crimes fugitive in Serbia has been arrested after a stolen Modigliani painting led investigators to discover his whereabouts. Looki...

Never Before Seen Early Beatles Photographs

ARTINFO | Posted 09.19.2011 | Arts
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Photographer Mike Mitchell was only 18 when he received a presspass to document the Beatles as they arrived in Washington D.C.'s Union Station to perf...

Could A Monkey Photographer Lead To A Copyright Revolution?

ARTINFO | Posted 09.16.2011 | Arts
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By now you've probably heard of the "Cindy Sherman of the Monkey World," as we dubbed her recently. While working in an Indonesian national park, Brit...

How Much Is Michael Jackson's Art Collection Really Worth?

ARTINFO | Posted 09.10.2011 | Arts
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Earlier , we rounded up the 10 craziest things about the $900 million Michael Jackson art feud. Now, we've got number 11: the "certified art appraiser...