CULTURE & ARTS
06/24/2010 05:06 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

ART MATTERS: News Roundup From The Art World At Large

TIM BURTON EXHIBIT COMES TO LA... Tim Burton's wildly popular exhibit, which opened in November at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, is making its way to the west coast. In 2011, LACMA will host original drawings, sculptures, and eccentricities created during Burton's career. {Culture Monster}

FAMED WARHOL POLAROIDS ON AUCTION... Sotheby's in New York kicked off an auction this week that's garnered buzz, praise, and most importantly, money. The sale consists of 1,200 Polaroid photos that range from Ansel Adams' "Clearing Winter Storm," to a 1979 photo of Andy Warhol. {BBC}

RUSSIAN OPERA HITS THE NETHERLANDS... Russia, known more for ballets than operas, has found an operatic outlet - The Netherlands Opera. Having produced Shostakovich's "The Nose" to critical acclaim a while back, Netherlands Opera recently premiered Russian composer Alexander Raskatov's "A Dog's Heart," which falls well in line. {NY Times}

AUCTION SUMMARY, FROM LONDON... Following in the footsteps of the lackluster Sotheby's London sale on Tuesday evening, the highly anticipated Christie's event failed to impress, totaling 152,980,800 pounds ($228,757,012 million), well below the predicted $240 million low and over $100 million under the high estimate for the evening. Although touted as one of the most significant sales in the auction house's history, the highly-anticipated event failed to meet the sky-high expectations of spectators and art collectors alike. {MutualArt}