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Evan Spiegel, Miranda Kerr Surprise Art School Graduates with Student Loan Pay Off

ArtfixDaily / May 18th, 2022

Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles received a significant donation from model and KORA Organics CEO Miranda Kerr and Snap Inc. CEO Evan Spiegel through the couple's Spiegel Family Fund. The donation will allow for the repayment of the outstanding student debt of students in the ...

'This Present Moment: Crafting a Better World' Examines the State of Contemporary Craft in America Today

ArtfixDaily / May 16th, 2022

“This Present Moment: Crafting a Better World” showcases the dynamic landscape of American craft with 171 artworks from the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s extensive holdings of modern and contemporary craft, including 135 recently acquired works made by a broadly representative and ...

$246 Million Expansion of Art Gallery of New South Wales Bolsters Cultural Development of Sydney Harbor

ArtfixDaily / April 28th, 2022

Art Gallery of New South Wales is the city’s largest cultural development since the Sydney Opera House The transformation of the Art Gallery of New South Wales—the Sydney Modern Project—will open to the public on December 3, 2022, following a AU$344 million ($246 million) expansion. Located ...

Ira Simon Collection Outstrips Expectations in Toomey & Co.'s 'White Glove Sale' to Benefit Art Institute of Chicago

ArtfixDaily / April 28th, 2022

The sale benefitting the Art Institute of Chicago more than doubled highest estimate. Total with premium was nearly $1.9 million, exceeding the cumulative high estimate of $772,450. Known as a “white glove sale,” rare in the auction world, every lot sold. On Wednesday, April 27, 2022, Toomey ...

Takashi Murakami, NFT Inventors and MoMA Among Webby Award Winners

ArtfixDaily / April 27th, 2022

The 26th annual Webby Awards, which recognize “excellence on the Internet,” took a new turn this year with a nod to NFT art. Japanese pop artist Takashi Murakami was a winner "for his lifelong career creating experimental art, and for bringing his talents to the new frontier of NFT art, notably ...

Heatherwick Studios' Massive Tree Sculpture—Made With Living Trees—Will Soar Above Buckingham Palace in June

ArtfixDaily / April 26th, 2022

To celebrate Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee weekend, a giant tree sculpture will appear outside Buckingham Palace in London this June. Designed by Heatherwick Studio, the 69-foot "Tree of Trees" will feature 350 indigenous British trees set in aluminum pots on a steel frame. The project pays ...

'Designing Motherhood' Delves Into Material Culture of Birth at MassArt Art Museum

ArtfixDaily / April 7th, 2022

The MassArt Art Museum (MAAM) announces its next exhibition, Designing Motherhood: Things That Make and Break Our Births, on view June 11 - December 18, 2022. Organized by a curatorial team that includes design historians, birth advocates, and medical and midwifery history experts, Designing ...

Toomey & Co. Auctioneers to hold Interiors and Prints & Multiples on April 6-7

ArtfixDaily / March 25th, 2022

Oak Park, IL — Starting a busy spring schedule, Toomey & Co. Auctioneers will conduct sales on consecutive days: Interiors on Wednesday, April 6 and Prints & Multiples on Thursday, April 7. Each auction consists of well over 300 lots. Interiors features a ...

Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari's Vanity Fair Covers Suggest A Surreal Escape for 2022

ArtfixDaily / February 23rd, 2022

Conceptual artists Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari, along with stylist and editor Katie Grand, are behind a new set of otherwordly (but very L.A.) Vanity Fair covers. A showcase for fashion and entertainment, Vanity Fair's 28th annual Hollywood Issue comes with eight different ...

5 Swoon-Worthy Museum Shows for Valentine's Weekend Strolling

ArtfixDaily / February 10th, 2022

This weekend ahead of Valentine's Day, visitors can catch five exhibitions packing some emotional punch—from sensuality to sadness, light-heartedness to power—at museums across the U.S. Radiating energy and magnificence in grand artworks, The Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg's (MFA) Bernini ...

'Sophia Crownfield: Drawn from Nature' Examines a Turn-of-the-20th Century Design Process and Aesthetic

ArtfixDaily / February 6th, 2022

Though July 31, 2022, the exhibition Sophia Crownfield: Drawn from Nature at the Cooper Hewitt in New York explores the fashionable florals of an American designer. From the 1890s to the 1920s, Sophia Crownfield (American, 1862–1929) designed prints for some of the most prominent silk and ...

Gene Moore's Super Fun Tiffany & Co. Circus Hits the Auction Block From 'Happy Days' and 'Spamalot' Producer's Collection

ArtfixDaily / January 31st, 2022

Rago/Wright is set to bring a remarkable selection of circus figures designed by Gene Moore for Tiffany & Co. to auction as part of Jewels XOXO on February 9th. Rarely presented in such quantity, these 60+ original sterling and enamel figures were collected over decades by Hollywood and ...

Harry Bertoia: Sculpting Mid-Century Modern Life

ArtfixDaily / January 31st, 2022

The Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas is now presenting Harry Bertoia: Sculpting Mid-Century Modern Life, the first US museum retrospective of the artist’s career to examine the full scope of his broad, interdisciplinary practice, bringing together over 100 works from all facets of Bertoia’s ...

San Francisco's FOG Design+Art Closes with Robust Sales and Strong Attendance

ArtfixDaily / January 25th, 2022

The eighth edition of FOG Design+Art closed on Sunday, January 23, 2022, following a pause in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Exhibitors, curators, collectors and attendees reported a strong return to the fair, noting great sales, well-curated presentations and excellent attendance throughout ...

Intersect Palm Springs to Feature 50 Exhibitors, Curated Spaces and Sculpture Garden

ArtfixDaily / January 24th, 2022

Intersect Palm Springs, a boutique fair that brings together a dynamic mix of more than 50 emerging and established contemporary and modern art and design galleries, released its exhibitor list and special exhibitions for the 2022 edition. An Opening Night Preview on Thursday, February 10 will be ...

'Nature × Humanity: Oxman Architects' at SFMOMA Examines a Former MIT Professor's Pioneering Art and Sustainable Designs

ArtfixDaily / December 27th, 2021

What does it mean to build, house, inform and inspire sustainable ways of living in the 21st century? American Israeli architect and founder of the New York-based practice, OXMAN, Neri Oxman questions the materials, tools and methods of architecture as we know it today. In the exclusive ...

Pantone Conjured Up A Fresh Color of the Year for 2022 to Signal 'Newness'

ArtfixDaily / December 9th, 2021

The Pantone 2022 "Color of the Year"—Very Peri—is meant to reflect transformation as humanity adapts during the COVID-19 pandemic with new ideas and technology. Very Peri is described as a "dynamic periwinkle blue hue with a vivifying violet-red undertone" that is a mix of the "faithfulness and ...

'Chihuly in the Desert' Brings Large-Scale Glass Works by the Iconic Artist to Frank Lloyd Wright's Famed Taliesin West

ArtfixDaily / December 6th, 2021

A new exhibition of monumental works by Dale Chihuly is now on view at one of Arizona’s most iconic landmarks and the state’s only cultural UNESCO World Heritage site, Frank Lloyd Wright’s famed home and studio, Taliesin West, in Scottsdale. A historic partnership between the revered artist and ...

'Guo Pei: Couture Fantasy' to Explore Extraordinary Fashion Displayed in European Art Galleries at San Francisco's Legion of Honor

ArtfixDaily / December 2nd, 2021

Through exquisite craftsmanship, lavish embroidery, and unconventional dressmaking techniques, designer Guo Pei creates a couture fantasy that fuses the influences of China’s imperial past with export art, the grandeur of European court life, architecture, and the botanical world. The Fine Arts ...

From Beeple at The Bass to Minting Your Own NFT at Art Basel, Digital Art Descends on Miami Art Week

Miami Herald / November 29th, 2021

Thanksgiving table talk about NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens) is over, and the (art) game is on now in South Florida, from a day-long summit to museum talks and special offerings at multiple venues plus the suite of contemporary art fairs during Miami Art Week, through Dec. 5. A sampling of this ...