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Pantone Color of the Year 2019 is Living Coral

ArtfixDaily / December 6th, 2018

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, ...

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

Reuters / December 5th, 2018

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 ...

The Getty Responds to Court Ruling on 2,000-Year-Old Victorious Youth Statue

The Guardian / December 5th, 2018

Italy’s supreme court has ruled that the Getty museum in Los Angeles must return a 2,000-year-old Greek bronze statue, known both as the "Victorious Youth" and the "Getty Bronze," that it bought for almost $4m in 1977. (Read more: The Guardian) In response, the museum released this statement ...

iPhone Artist Charlotte Prodger Wins 2018 Turner Prize

ArtfixDaily / December 4th, 2018

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 ...

U.S. Judge to Hear Ongoing Case of Heir's Nazi-Looted Pissarro Held by Museum in Spain

Los Angeles Times / December 3rd, 2018

Nearly 80 years after a woman was forced to sell a painting to Nazi officials in order to escape Germany in 1939, a judge in Los Angeles on Tuesday will determine a case brought by her heirs against a museum in Spain that now has the artwork. Madrid’s Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza has ...

SpaceX Has Blasted Artists' Projects Into Orbit

ArtfixDaily / December 3rd, 2018

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 ...

Thieves Take Renoir Painting Off Wall Just Prior to Auction in Vienna

CBS / November 28th, 2018

Three middle-aged men entered an auction house in Vienna and removed a painting by French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir from a wall on Monday, according to a police statement. The artwork was displayed on the second floor for an upcoming sale at the Dorotheum auction house. Each thief ...

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

ArtfixDaily / November 26th, 2018

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 ...

France Will Return Looted Cultural Artifacts, Following Macron-Commissioned Study

BBC / November 25th, 2018

In a historic move, France announced that some contested items in its museum collections will be restituted. “I cannot accept that a large part of the cultural heritage of several African countries is in France,” French President Emmanuel Macron said in Ouagadougou, the Burkina Faso capital. ...

ARTFIXdaily is Closed Nov. 21 to 23 - Happy Thanksgiving!

ArtfixDaily / November 19th, 2018

ARTFIXdaily will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday this week. Subscriber e-newsletter service will resume on Monday, November 26. Thank you to our readers and contributors for keeping eyes on the art world, where we discover new perspectives, find beauty, and delight in ingenuity. Happy ...

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

New York Times / November 15th, 2018

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 ...

Russian Art Collector Dmitry Rybolovlev Detained in Monaco

Le Monde / November 8th, 2018

Update 11/9/18: Unspecified charges have been filed, via Bloomberg. Dmitry Rybolovlev, the Russian billionaire art collector who sold Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi for a record-setting price, and recently sued Sotheby's for $380 million, was detained and then released by ...

Arts Initiative Across Maine Brings Forward Artists' Perspectives on Migration

Press Herald / November 1st, 2018

“…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 ...

Norman Rockwell's Four Freedoms Are Remade by Artists to Reflect America Today

TIME / October 28th, 2018

Some 75 years after Norman Rockwell created his iconic Four Freedoms images in response to Franklin Roosevelt's State of the Union address during World War II, two contemporary artists have re-interpretered the scenes for today's America. Rockwell's paintings gave the public visuals ...

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

Christie's / October 25th, 2018

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 & ...

Easter Islanders Ask British Museum for Return of Moai Statue

Guardian / October 24th, 2018

From the Guardian: Easter Island’s indigenous people have asked Chile’s government to help them recover a unique Moai statue removed 150 years ago and now kept in the British Museum in London. The seven-foot-tall (2.4-metre) Hoa Hakananai’a sculpture was removed from the island by Richard ...

Exhibition of New York Scenes Opens at Minnesota Marine Art Museum

Star Tribune / October 17th, 2018

Fifteen artworks spanning from the Dutch colony days to the present depict New York waters in an exhibition at Minnesota Marine Art Museum, located two hours south of the Twin Cities in Winona, Minn. This is New York features art work from the last 150 years depicting aspects of this ...

Seattle Art Museum Names New American Art Curator

Seattle Times / October 16th, 2018

Theresa Papanikolas is the new Ann M. Barwick Curator of American Art at the Seattle Art Museum. She is coming from the position of deputy director and curator of American and European art at the Honolulu Museum of Art. Papanikolas recently organized “Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai’i,” ...

Paul Allen, Microsoft Cofounder and Art Collector, Remembered

ARTnews / October 15th, 2018

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 ...

Brexit Could Help the Case for Parthenon Sculptures to be Returned to Greece

Guardian / October 14th, 2018

The Parthenon, crown jewel from the cradle of Western civilization, needs its missing marbles. This political era seems like a fitting time for Athens, the birthplace of democracy, to have her most iconic cultural artifacts restored to their rightful place. The Acropolis Museum in Athens is ...