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New, Larger Museum Planned at Statue of Liberty

ArtfixDaily / October 6th, 2016

A new 26,000-square-foot Statue of Liberty Museum within the Statue of Liberty National Monument on New York's Liberty Island was unveiled Thursday. The larger building will replace a small exhibition space inside the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty. Architect Nicholas Garrison designed the ...

Heatherwick's The Vessel to Rise Up in New York's Hudson Yards

ArtfixDaily / September 14th, 2016

It boasts 154 interconnecting stairways, 2,400 steps, and 80 landings comprising a mile's worth of walkways. And all of it will lead to nowhere on the Far West Side of Manhattan. New York Times reports that The Vessel is the much-debated, $150-million public landmark set to center the main ...

4 Ways Technology Has Altered the Museum Visit

The Atlantic / September 13th, 2016

The Atlantic breaks down four ways museums will be, and already are, adapting to the digital age. 1. Cellphones are no longer shunned at museums and are used for social media sharing, "selfies," navigating galleries, and more... Atlantic: Embracing cellphones also means that more art ...

Museum Voorlinden Debuts With Ellsworth Kelly, Richard Serra Works

ArtfixDaily / September 12th, 2016

The new Museum Voorlinden near the Dutch North Sea coast opened on Sept. 11 to showcase the impressive collection of modern and contemporary art assembled by wealthy Dutch industrialist Joop van Caldenborgh. Among the highlights is Richard Serra’s 216-ton steel sculpture Open Ended ...

The Art of Burning Man Is On Fire Again

ArtfixDaily / August 28th, 2016

Tens of thousands of participants and artists will gather for the 30th anniversary of Burning Man, running Aug. 28 to Sept. 5, in the Nevada desert. It's a "crucible of creativity," explains the event's website. Art enlivens the dusty playa of this eclectic festival in temporary Black Rock ...

Official Posters for the 2016 Rio Olympics

Dezeen / August 7th, 2016

Designs by 13 artists were chosen to represent the 2016 Rio Oympics. The posters capture the spirit of the summer games and the city itself, from Brazilian street artist Kobra's vibrant take of a child flying a kite over a favela to Beatriz Milhazes' stylized rings over water. The ...

Techie-Style Seattle Art Fair Wraps Second Edition

New York Times / August 7th, 2016

"The Seattle Art Fair, started last year by Paul G. Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft, has a proud inner geek," Kirk Johnson writes for the New York Times. Allen explained in an interview with the Times: "There's always this interesting tension between fairly intellectual pursuits like ...

New Funding For Start-Up Curating Art For the Masses

TechCrunch / June 21st, 2016

Juniqe, the Berlin-based marketplace for curated art, has closed €14 million in Series B funding, reports TechCrunch. The site "discovers" art on social media and prints on-demand versions across categories, from wall art to home decor and fashion, with buyers throughout Europe. “On the demand ...

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 ...