8 Top Websites for Art News and Information

Would you like to know the top websites for art news and information? Would you like the best sources for art events, happenings, receptions and opening? There are many ways to engage in the arts; through gallery visits, buying art, attending openings and receptions or becoming a museum member. But with the information overload it […]

What Do You Say to a Naked Lady? Occupy Wall Street Continues

“Today is day 5,” read a sign in the midst of thousands of people camping out at Liberty Plaza yesterday, steps away from Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange with the naked lady. It’s been a week since the Occupy Wall Street protests began, and the protesters show no sign of backing down, […]

The Art of Burning Man (But Is It Art?)

This week, hundreds of artists from all over the world will begin assembling one of the largest and most dazzling group art shows in the United States, or anywhere. Approximately 50,000 people will view the show during its week-long run, making it proportionately even more popular attendance-wise than the recent Alexander McQueen hullabaloo at the […]

Police say Picasso theft was part of luxury spree

A string of art heists at New York galleries and hotels went unsolved until an arrest in the theft of a Picasso drawing in San Francisco led authorities to a treasure trove inside a nondescript New Jersey apartment. Police believe Mark Lugo is responsible for at least eight thefts since June totaling more than $600,000 […]

Authorities recover stolen Rembrandt

A drawing by Rembrandt, valued at $250,000 and stolen from a hotel in California has been recovered. Authorities said early Tuesday they had recovered the Dutch master’s 17th century sketch at a San Fernando Valley church, about 20 miles from the luxury hotel lobby where it was snatched over the weekend from a private art […]

That Which I Should Have Done, I Did not Do, 1998, Cy Twombly

Cy Twombly, who died this month at the age of 83, is better known for his painting than his sculptures. Indeed he is hardly known for his sculptures at all. Squiggly lines across the canvas, with words, extracts of poetry and the paint smeared on by finger, that is what he is known and admired for. […]

Christie’s Longest Bidding Battle

Christie’s auctioneer Christopher Burge usually rules the saleroom with an iron gavel. But in May, amid a rousing $301.7 million contemporary art sale, he lost control. For nearly 16 minutes, the auction was hijacked by a pair of dueling collectors, competing for a Andy Warhol, Self Portrait blue 1963–64 Warhol Self-Portrait, tagged at $20 million to […]

Texas artist’s work hurtling through space with Atlantis

It’s a rare person who can say that her artwork is hurtling through space with Atlantis. But Rachel Hobson, a self-proclaimed space geek and crafts blogger, can certainly claim those bragging rights about Atlantis. As millions watched the launch of the final U.S. shuttle mission, Atlantis, Hobson had theadded thrill of knowing that a photo […]

Maurice Bennett: Toast of the Town

Artists are often the toast of the town. But Maurice Bennett, one of New Zealand’s most celebrated artists, is known as the “toast man” of the town because he creates vast mosaics from thousands of slices of toast. An exhibition of his rugby player portraits, made out of toast, opens at the New Zealand Academy […]

Christie’s chairman steps down after 27 years

Edward J. Dolman, a 27-year Christie’s veteran, has quit the auction business to become executive director of the Qatar Museums Authority. He will be working for the emir’s daughter, chairperson H.E. Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, according to a statement from Christie’s. Dolman was named Christie’s chairman in 2010 after a […]

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