Two killed after giant inflatable artwork is blown away
Date: 25 Jul 2006 | Views: 5266
Two women were killed and 13 people injured when an inflatable sculpture in the UK was blown 70 feet into the air by a gust of wind. "The Dreamspace installation was designed by Maurice Agis, 74, a renowned abstract artist who was at the scene yesterday. The structure is made from thin PVC sheets forming 115 multi-coloured inflated rooms and is about half the size of a football pitch. Visitors pay £5 to enter and wear a cape." More...
Museums? Research on Looting Seen to Lag
Date: 25 Jul 2006 | Views: 7485
A major survey of American museums has found that many have not yet done significant research to determine whether works in their collections were looted during the Nazi era, despite a collective agreement seven years ago to make such work a priority. More...
How Do You Tell A Real Pollock?
Date: 25 Jul 2006 | Views: 5934
Jackson "Pollock at his peak burned his past conditioning and present turmoil, his very identity and character as a man, and he burned them clean. There's nobody to recognize. That's why it can be hard at first sight to tell a true Pollock from a fake. He prepared us to believe that absolutely anything was possible for him. What determines authenticity for me is a hardly scientific, no doubt fallible intuition of a raging need that found respite only in art." More...
Dealers May Lose Out In Berry-Hill Bankruptcy
Date: 22 Jul 2006 | Views: 6483
Dealers whose pictures were consigned to and sold by Berry-Hill Galleries before it filed for bankruptcy, risk losing the proceeds from their sale, unless Berry-Hill can raise enough money to make a first payment to its secured creditor by 2 August. The amount of money they will get back is uncertain. More...
Speculators Buy In To Chinese Art
Date: 22 Jul 2006 | Views: 6649
In a rocketing economy where government owns the land but is curtailing rampant speculation with new regulations, art is the new real estate in China. But, longtime observers bemoan speculation, saying it artificially warps the prices, and even affects the form and quality of the art. Yet China offers a one-of-a kind, forward-racing, ever-morphing art scene, a heady stew stirred by artists, speculators, critics and curators. Buyers are also playing a role in molding the new faces of Chinese art." More...
Tate Faulted for Purchase From an Artist-Trustee
Date: 20 Jul 2006 | Views: 4309
The Tate, one of Britain's most influential museum institutions, drew a sharp rebuke Wednesday from an independent regulatory commission for buying works of art from artists who are also Tate trustees. More...
Sotheby's Narrows Gap With Christie's in First-Half Auctions
Date: 19 Jul 2006 | Views: 4966
Sotheby's first-half art sales totaled $1.96 billion, according to the company's Web site. They were helped by Pablo Picasso's 'Dora Maar au Chat,' which took $95.2 million at a New York auction in May. Christie's estimated total was 'in excess of' $2.09 billion More...
Record Breaking Online Art Collaboration
Date: 18 Jul 2006 | Views: 4839
The One Million Masterpiece, the world's largest collaborative arts project, launched and promises to unite people from all cultures across the world. Using the internet as a global canvas, the One Million Masterpiece invites one million people to create their own piece of art. More...
$20 Admission? How 'Bout $49.99?
Date: 18 Jul 2006 | Views: 4776
C'mon, Met, you're thinking too small. Act like a business and really stick it to patrons. The Metropolitan Museum of Art just made a colossal blunder. More...
Norman Rockwell Exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts
Date: 17 Jul 2006 | Views: 34674
The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston presents the exhibit Norman Rockwell, The Problem We All Live With Best known for his covers of the Saturday Evening Post, American artist Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) also provided illustrations for Look magazine. More...
The International Art + Design Fair, 1900-2006
Date: 15 Jul 2006 | Views: 9151
The fair, at The 7th Regiment Armory, Park Avenue at 67th Street, New York, runs from October 6 through October 11, 2006. The youngest of the New York fairs in the Haughton International stable, the event is a celebration of the continuing strength of the market for modernist works... More...
Most Expensive Painting at Neue Galerie
Date: 14 Jul 2006 | Views: 9267
The Neue Galerie presents the exhibition Gustav Klimt: Five Paintings from the Collection of Ferdinand and Adele Bloch-Bauer, on view through September 18, 2006. Klimt worked on Adele Bloch-Bauer I for three years. More...
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