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Items From 'Modernist Icon' The Four Seasons Restaurant at Auction

Dezeen / June 15th, 2016

The Philip Johnson-designed The Four Seasons restaurant in New York is considered by many as "one of the rarest phenomena in Modernism." The restuarant is an unusual intact example of the International Style shown through its architecture and every element of decor. Wright will auction off ...

Artist Jeff Koons Collaborates With Google

ArtfixDaily / May 10th, 2016

Known especially for his monumental and expensive Pop art sculptures, artist Jeff Koons has launched a new venture priced for the everyman. Koons teamed up with Google on a new live case exclusively for Nexus devices, priced around $40. The limited edition Jeff Koons Live Case went on sale ...

Painting App Draws New Adapters to Virtual Reality

Fast Company / April 6th, 2016

A painting app could be the catalyst for getting new, "non-gamer" users to try virtual reality. Wednesday saw the sales launch of the HTC Vive Headset, and Tilt Brush is one simple, intuitive and fun app that could draw kids, artists, and just about anyone to using VR. "Feels like a bit of a ...

Heirs of Famed Designer Viktor Schreckengost Scrap Museum Plans In Favor of Auction, Donations

Cleveland.com / February 29th, 2016

The heirs of industrial designer, artist, and sculptor Viktor Schreckengost (1906-2008) have dropped the idea of creating a new museum to house his legacy in Cleveland and have decided instead to auction key pieces and to donate others to the Western Reserve Historical Society. ...

Frank Lloyd Wright Sturges House Withdrawn From Auction, Its Contents Snapped Up

ArtfixDaily / February 23rd, 2016

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) withdrew the George D. Sturges Residence, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1939, from its February 21 sale of Modern Art & Design. The cantilevered redwood-and-brick residence, the only Californian example of Wright's Usonian housing, carried a ...

Paris Pinacotheque Museum Closes Due to Attendance Drop After Nov. Attacks

Reuters / February 16th, 2016

One of the rare privately-owned art museums in France, the Paris Pinacotheque Museum shut its doors on Monday after visitor attendance figures fell following the terrorist attacks on the city. "The disastrous economic climate due to a large extent to the Nov. 13 attacks forces us to close the ...

Casa Kimberly: Luxurious Love Nest of Hollywood Legends Reborn as Antique-Laden Boutique Hotel

Casa Kimberly / February 11th, 2016

Star-crossed lovers Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton escaped the glare of 1960s Hollywood life for a picturesque, then-unknown fishing village called Puerta Vallarta. Romance lives on the two adjacent casitas that the glamorous celebrity couple built on a cobblestone hillside overlooking ...

David Bowie, Musician and Artist, Remembered

NYT / January 11th, 2016

“David Bowie was one of my most important inspirations, so fearless, so creative, he gave us magic for a lifetime,” tweeted rapper Kanye West. Legendary musician, artist and actor David Bowie died of cancer on Sunday. He was 69. Over the course of five decades, London-born Bowie made 25 ...

Miami Art Week Wraps on a High Note

ArtfixDaily / December 8th, 2015

Driving rain and a random stabbing of a patron at Art Basel Miami Beach failed to keep crowds away from shopping and browsing at Miami's art fairs. More than 20 fairs took place from Dec. 1 to 6, along with art openings and parties around town, with $3 billion in art offered at Art Basel ...

Turner Prize Goes to...Architects

BBC / December 7th, 2015

Britain's top award for contemporary visual art, the prestigious Turner Prize, has on-and-off-again stirred controversy for 31 years. This year the annual prize ventured even further with the question, "But is it art?" Assemble, a 15-person architecture and design collective, won on Monday for ...

Miami Art Week Organized with App

Miami Herald / November 29th, 2015

It's a whirlwind of activity from Dec. 1 to 6, so the modern and contemporary art mecca dubbed Miami Art Week has got an app. The Miami Herald offers the free Art Finder Miami app for the tens of thousands of visitors descending on the city this week who will navigate Art Basel Miami Beach, ...

Brands Clamor for the Touch of 'Carbon' Artist Judith Braun

ArtfixDaily / November 16th, 2015

Burton's Feelgood Snowboard 2015 for women is now available to the public at a sale price and it features a winning design, literally. Sporting edgy black artwork by Judith Braun, the snowboard debuted with Olympian Kelly Clark who won the Bronze ...

New Renault Car Design Mimics Modernist Style of Le Corbusier

MSN / October 24th, 2015

French automaker Renault has rolled out a study for its Coupe Corbusier concept inspired by the work of the famed modernist architect and designer. The private unveiling took place at Villa Savoye, outside of Paris which showcases Le Corbusier's signature minimalist lines and ...

$45M Paves Way for 'Totally Immersive' Arts Museum in Mississippi

Meridian Star / October 5th, 2015

Officials broke ground Saturday on a $45-million, 58,500 sq. foot facility devoted to Mississippi artists in film, literature, music, arts, dance, theater and visual arts to be named the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience. An opening date in November 2017, ...

Award-Winning Architect Zaha Hadid Cuts Short Live BBC Interview

Guardian / September 24th, 2015

A live BBC radio interview on Thursday ended abruptly when Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid walked out on presenter Sarah Montague over a series of questions. With the prestigious Royal Institute of British Architects' Royal Gold Medal awarded to her just this week, Hadid angrily ...

Revised Plan for George Lucas Museum Is Smaller, Greener

Star Tribune / September 13th, 2015

Much-maligned plans for a massive, spaceship-like museum built to house filmmaker George Lucas's art and memorabilia collection have been revised. The new design was revealed in federal court Thursday as part of proceedings for a nonprofit group's lawsuit to halt the construction of ...

On the Market: Landscape Architect Lockwood de Forest's Santa Barbara Home

ArtfixDaily / September 9th, 2015

Lockwood de Forest III (1896-1949) was an astute painter of poetic landscapes like his father, the renowned artist-designer Lockwood de Forest Jr. (1850-1932). Yet the younger de Forest (known professionally at Lockwood de Forest Jr.) chose instead to design landscapes, ...

Director Shake-Up at Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris Puts Bustamante In

Artforum / September 3rd, 2015

A new director of the École Nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in Paris has been announced, and it has surprised some. Artist Jean-Marc Bustamante will replace the renowned art academy's fired former head, Nicolas Bourriaud  "This is an outcome we did not expect," reported Le ...

Art Consultant BFFs Get New Reality TV Series

ArtfixDaily / September 1st, 2015

Ovation TV will launch a new original series on Oct. 4 that the network says "will take viewers inside the high-stakes, high-priced world of art collecting." Art Breaker$ follows two longtime friends and art advisors, Miller Gaffney and Carol Lee Brosseau, "on their ...

Marcel Breuer's Stillman House with Calder Mural at Auction

ArtfixDaily / July 23rd, 2015

The Marcel Breuer-designed Stillman House, in bucolic Litchfield, Connecticut, will be offered by Wright at a Design Masterworks auction on Nov. 19. Considered a masterpiece of modern architecture and art—with murals designed by Alexander Calder and Xanti Schawinsky—the 2.8-acre property ...