Virtually Browse (and Support) the 20 Museums Closed by the Government Shutdown

  • January 15, 2019 22:41
Gordon Parks, "Trapped in abandoned building by a rival gang on street, Red Jackson ponders his next move," 1948, gelatin silver print, part of the exhibition "Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940–1950" at the National Gallery of Art through Feb.  18, 2019.

With the 19 federally-funded Smithsonian museums and the National Gallery of Art in DC closed due to the continuing federal government shutdown, people can still view collections and support these vital American institutions--online. The Smithsonian website has an array of thematic exhibitions ...

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James Turrell's 'Roden Crater' Project Gets $10 Million Donation from Kanye West

  • ASUnow
  • January 14, 2019 14:50
Still from video by Klaus Obermeyer/Rocket.film, 'Letting the light in, James Turrell, ASU partner on artwork'

James Turrell, 75, began his Roden Crater Project in 1977. The California artist has gotten a huge recent boost to the endeavor through a partnership with Arizona State University to raise $200 million, and now celebrity rapper Kanye West says he'll pitch in with a major donation. Kelly Crow ...

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Lawsuit Dismissed Against Artforum and Knight Landesman in #MeToo Case

  • New York Times
  • January 05, 2019 13:51
Artforum cover

A New York State Supreme Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Knight Landesman, the 68-year-old co-owner and former publisher of Artforum magazine, that alleged he repeatedly sexually harrassed a former employee and another eight women who came forward. Artforum was named in the case for ...

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Happy Holidays from ARTFIXdaily! Closed to January 7

  • December 16, 2018 20:02
Vija Celmins, Night Sky #16, 2000–01; collection SFMOMA, gift of Helen and Charles Schwab through The Art Supporting Foundation; © Vija Celmins; photo: courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery

Happy Holidays from ARTFIXdaily! We will be closed until January 7, 2019, and subscriber e-newsletter service will resume that day. New: Follow us on Instagram for our art posts, along with updates and announcements @artfixdaily Wishing our readers and ArtGuild members a peaceful holiday ...

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Pantone Color of the Year 2019 is Living Coral

  • December 06, 2018 17:43
Jannis Spyropoulos, Vineyard, 1952.  The Vorres Museum, Paiania, Attiki, Greece.

From fashion to homewares, interior design to everyday products, our visual experience from year-to-year is often influenced by Pantone's pick of "color of the year." Since 2000, the Pantone Color Institute has declared a choice of "top color" that makes its way into brands, onto runways, and can ...

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Facing A 'Dystopian Prospect,' Tania Bruguera Among Cuban Artists Detained in Crackdown

  • Reuters
  • December 05, 2018 11:52
Tania Bruguera, TANIA BRUGUERA: 10,146,374, the Hyundai Commission at the Tate Modern, through Feb.  24, 2019.

High-profile performance artist Tania Bruguera and several other Cuban artists were detained in Havana on Monday after trying to stage a protest against a new decree that they fear will hamper creativity and increase censorship of Cuban culture, reports Reuters. Before disappearing, the artists ...

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iPhone Artist Charlotte Prodger Wins 2018 Turner Prize

  • December 04, 2018 16:34
Still from BRIDGIT, by Charlotte Prodger

Glasgow-based artist Charlotte Prodger was awarded this year's Turner Prize, Britain's prestigious annual recognition of a contemporary artist. The Tuesday evening ceremony at Tate Britain gave Prodger the award for her short clips filming the Scottish countryside and personal, artistic ...

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SpaceX Has Blasted Artists' Projects Into Orbit

  • December 03, 2018 14:31
Rendering for Trevor Paglen's Orbital Reflector

Space is the new place for art. After flight delays, two museum-supported artist projects head into the final frontier.  On Monday morning, SpaceX successfully launched 2 artist projects into space onboard a re-used Falcon 9 rocket. Taking off from the California coast, these art pieces were ...

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On #GivingTuesday, One Museum Aims for Donors to Crowdfund $1 Million to Help Acquire An Artwork

  • November 26, 2018 23:12
Yayoi Kusama's Let's Survive Forever infinity room at wndr museum in Chicago.

On this #GivingTuesday, museums worldwide offer up various reminders to encourage charitable giving. The Art Gallery of Ontatrio is asking for $1 million CAD, part of a month-long campaign that has already spurred hefty giving to the non-profit institution. The AGO, in Toronto, is crowdfunding ...

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David Hockney Painting Snags $90.3 Million in New York; Bidder Wants to Whitewash Banksy He Bought in LA

  • New York Times
  • November 15, 2018 23:03
"Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)" (1972) by David Hockney

David Hockney's sensual pool painting with two male figures became the most expensive work by a living artist to be sold at auction. An unidentified phone bidder won the artwork after a drawn-out bidding war on Thursday night at Christie's in New York. From 1972, the British artist's “Portrait ...

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Arts Initiative Across Maine Brings Forward Artists' Perspectives on Migration

  • Press Herald
  • November 01, 2018 19:09
Romare Bearden, Cotton, 1964.  Gelatin silver print (photostat) on fiberboard (Ed.  1/6), 39 x 49 in.  (99.1 x 124.5 cm).  Colby College Museum of Art.  The Lunder Collection, 2017.003.  © 2018 Romare Bearden Foundation/Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY.

“…and when she went out it seemed to her that she too had migrated, that everyone migrates, even if we stay in the same houses our whole lives, because we can’t help it. We are all migrants through time.” —Mohsin Hamid Through November 4, 2018, Seeing Otherwise is on view at Colby College ...

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AI Artwork Smashes Estimate to Fetch $432,500 at Auction

  • Christie's
  • October 25, 2018 16:09
Portrait of Edmond Belamy, 2018, created by GAN (Generative Adversarial Network), sold by Christie’s for $432,500.  Image © Obvious

AI artwork sells for $432,500 — nearly 45 times its high estimate — as Christie’s becomes the first auction house to offer a work of art created by an algorithm Artificial intelligence, as used by Paris-based collective Obvious, made six figures at auction on Thursday. In the Prints & ...

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Paul Allen, Microsoft Cofounder and Art Collector, Remembered

  • ARTnews
  • October 15, 2018 23:00
Milton Avery, Dancing Trees , 1960.  Oil on canvas, 52 x 66 in.  Paul G.  Allen Family Collection © 2015 Mi l ton Avery Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Paul Allen, the multibillionaire technology entrepreneur and art collector, died on Monday at age 65. The cause was complications from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, according to his family. With his vast fortune built from cofounding Microsoft and investments, Allen was known for his philanthropy and ...

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Record Setting $65 Million Chinese Painting Tops Strong Sale in Hong Kong

  • CNN
  • October 01, 2018 15:43
Juin-Octobre 1985" by Zao Wou-ki.

CNN: A painting by the Chinese-French painter Zao Wou-Ki sold for a record 510 million Hong Kong dollars ($65 million) Sunday, leading one of Asia's largest ever art auctions. The artist's abstract work "Juin-Octobre 1985" is now the most expensive painting ever to go under the hammer in Hong ...

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Artist Marina Abramovic Hit With a Painting in Italy Attack

  • Daily Beast
  • September 24, 2018 12:02

Performance artist Marina Abramovic was attacked at Italy's Palazzo Strozzi by a man wielding a framed painting. The artist was reportedly uninjured in the incident in which the man allegedly smashed his own artwork over her head in the Florence museum. Police are investigating. Abramovic told ...

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Japanese Billionaire Art Collector Will Invite Artists With Him to the Moon on Elon Musk's Rocket

  • New York Times
  • September 18, 2018 12:02
Screenshot of Yusaku Maezawa’s “Dear Moon” website.

In a press conference on Monday, the identity of the first lunar tourist was unveiled as Japanese fashion billionaire Yusaku Maezawa. Known in the U.S. as the art collector who bought Jean-Michel Basquiat's record-breaking $110.5 million painting in 2017, Maezawa is planning to make his space ...

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Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Art Auction Raises $11 Million for Environmental Causes

  • Sonoma Magazine
  • September 16, 2018 23:23
Leonardo DiCaprio in 2014

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio's annual art benefit auction was held Sept. 15 in Sonoma County, Calif. with a roster of A-list celebrities attending. The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF) in partnership with Jackson Family Wines, sold 17 lots of experiences, collectibles and artworks by artists Ai ...

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Master of Color and Composition, Abstract Artist Sean Scully Spotlighted in Major Exhibitions

  • September 11, 2018 17:54
Sean Scully’s acclaimed Landline series makes its U.S.  debut at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden this fall.  Sean Scully, Landline Bend Triptych, 2017.  Oil on aluminum.  Three panels, each 85 × 75 in.  (215.9 × 190.5 cm).  Private collection.

‘I have spent my life making the melancholic into something irresistible. Because the world has changed around me and become more regretful, my paintings have become more true.’- Sean Scully Irish-born artist Sean Scully (b. 1945) is in the limelight this year with 15 international exhibitions, ...

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Glenstone Museum Foundation Sued by Contractor for $24 Million

  • New York Times
  • September 09, 2018 17:53
Glenstone

The Glenstone Foundation in Potomac, Maryland, a museum that houses a top-tier post-war and contemporary art collection, has been sued for $24 million in damages by its contractor just weeks before its expansion debuts. HITT Contracting filed the lawsuit over the building project, alleging that ...

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SpaceX to Blast Artist Trevor Paglen's Shiny Sculpture Into Orbit

  • August 23, 2018 15:07
Trevor Paglen with a prototype of Orbital Reflector

Starry, starry night gets more bling... A fourteen-foot diameter Mylar balloon hanging in the Nevada Museum of Art is but a tiny model for a project by artist Trevor Paglen that is scheduled to be blasted into space this fall. In partnership with the Nevada Museum of Art and in collaboration ...

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