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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 ...

Felony Arrest Warrant Issued for Artist Shepard Fairey in Detroit

Hyperallergic / June 25th, 2015

Last week a felony arrest warrant for street artist Shepard Fairey was filed in Detroit, accusing him of $9,000 in property damage and two counts of malicious destruction of property related to unsanctioned works he created when he visited the city in May, reports Hyperallergic. Fairey was ...

Cooper Union President, Trustees Resign Amid Turmoil

Inside Higher Ed / June 11th, 2015

Five trustees and the president of the Cooper Union resigned this week following years of turmoil at the elite New York college that trains artists, architects and engineers. President Jamshed Bharucha resigned Wedsnesday, a day after the trustees. The exodus follows backlash from students, ...

Former Employee of Dale Chihuly Charged in $3M Theft

USAToday / June 3rd, 2015

Authorities in Washington State have charged a former employee of glass artist Dale Chihuly with first degree theft and three counts of first-degree trafficking of stolen property. Pierce County Prosecutor's Office has accused Christopher Robert Kaul with stealing 90 pieces worth over $3 ...

Cooper Union Finances Probed by New York Attorney General

Wall Street Journal / March 26th, 2015

New York Attonry General Eric Schneiderman is investigating the financial dealings of New York's Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. The probe follows the school's decision to charge undergraduate tuition after 150 years of keeping it free, and a lawsuit against the school ...

Dubai Plans $136 Million Museum of the Future

Gulf News / March 8th, 2015

Museum of the Future, a planned exhibition space and research center, has been announced by Dubai's ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. To be built near the Emirates Towers skyscrapers, the $136 million museum is designed to look like a giant contemporary water pitcher. ”The ...