Tag: art world

What’s a global Schmooze-Fest of international art without Russian billionaires and their mega-yachts? We might find out soon

On December 1, as hundreds of thousands of Russian troops gathered at the Ukrainian border, the Russian President Vladimir Poutine takes a trip to a new contemporary art museum in Moscow. Little adept at the vanguard, Putin stopped at the not-yet-opened outpost of the VAC Foundation in a Renzo Piano–space designed at the invitation of […]

The Rauschenberg Foundation partners with new galleries to bring a bonanza of exhibitions to New York and Salzburg

Despite Robert Rauschenberg’s status as a dominant figure in post-war American art, there is an undeniable gulf between him and his Pop-art brethren. In the public imagination and in the marketplace, he was eclipsed by the likes of Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns. Today, the Rauschenberg Foundation, which the artist established before his death in […]

#PUSSYVERSE an exhibition protesting the gender pay gap in the art world.

We run this mother “We can revolutionize everything, but only if we think so and if we unite. Like an army. SaveArtSpace and Pussy Riot have announced their upcoming #PUSSYVERSE exhibition, a public art exhibition of 10 works by female and LGBTQ+ artists that will be featured on billboards in 9 US states. The exhibition […]

With $2 million to spend, should you buy a George Condo Head or an enchanting Marc Chagall? We asked an art consultant to choose

Should a single painting by Damien Hirst cost more than an entire Old Masters sale? Why is Adrian Ghenie’s auction record higher than Frida Kahlo’s? The strange, fickle, and largely subjective nature of art appraisal is one of the industry’s most enduring conundrums and sources of complaint. To analyze what lies behind some of the […]

James Turrell steps into the police station with a show from his hero

A captivating new exhibit at Manhattan’s Pace Gallery, “Ad Reinhardt: Color Out of Darkness,” has an unusual edge. It was “organized by James Turrell,” as the caption proclaims. The perspective of Turrell, an American master of light, presiding over an exhibition of paintings by Reinhardt, an American master of darkness, has a special appeal, offering […]

Collectors have an ethical responsibility to keep the art market fair. Here are 8 key rules to hold them accountable

Over the centuries, collectors have played a positive role in supporting artists and artistic ecosystems. At the same time, we have also all heard – and often personally witnessed – horror stories about unethical collectors. You know those. The collector on the board of a museum who hears about an exhibition that is not yet […]

artnet: In This Black History Month, Discover 7 African-American Artists Building A New Legacy

February welcomes Black History Month, a time to reflect on and celebrate the myriad contributions African Americans have made to society. If historical or famous figures are often honored, it is also an ideal momentto zoom in on the black artists who are shaking up the world today. Since we here at the Artnet Gallery […]

K Contemporary’s Doug Kacena shakes up the Denver gallery scene

K Contemporary is currently Denver’s most exciting commercial art gallery. In just five quick years, owner Doug Kacena—obviously, that’s where the “K” comes from—gathered a roster of the city’s most adventurous art makers and produced a slew of memorable and completely free. As K’s reputation grew, so did the artists he represented, including Denver-bound stars […]

As pop-up rents soar, former nomadic gallery Guts Gallery opens permanent space in Hackney

The headquarters of the Guts Gallery, which started three years ago as a nomadic gallery championing emerging and underrepresented voices in art, has moved to a permanent space in Hackney, east London . Founded by “Northern working-class queer” Ellie Pennick as a traveling project space (it only began selling work in 2020), Guts was created […]

New works, new artists highlight spaces in Greater Victoria – Vancouver Island Free Daily

February brings a host of new and old art and artists to the galleries of Greater Victoria. The West End Gallery continually receives exciting new works from its stable of Canadian artists. Many of these internationally sought after and collected artists are inspired by the beauty that surrounds them. Filled with light, color and just […]

an art space focused on creating alliances will open in New York

In an art world increasingly dependent on financial returns, a new organization that declares itself “not committed to commercial success” is sure to attract attention. The institution in question, a nonprofit art space, research center and publisher called CARA (the Center for Art, Research and Alliances) will open in New York in June, in a […]

Painter Hana Yilma Godine uses Ethiopian textiles to construct fantastical compositions of resting women

Hana Yilma Godine paints women in their moments of intimacy: resting on the couch, at the hair salon, preparing for a wedding. The artist, who received his MFA from Boston University in 2020, studied with renowned Ethiopian artist Tadesse Mesfin in his hometown of Addis Ababa. The flattened perspective and elongated figures of her compositions […]

True Colors: Jimmy Iovine and more on this pseudo-controversial interscope show at LACMA

Wednesday evening at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Lana Del Rey walked into the Resnick pavilion and took a look at Lana watched, a new painting by the artist Jenna Gribbon inspired by the singer’s 2012 album, Born to die. Del Rey stared at the painting, mesmerized. On the canvas, her face was […]

London’s non-profit art galleries – where the art world goes to feed

L the ondon art world is back from its winter break and it’s immediately in full swing. The spotlight will be on museum exhibitions – Francis Bacon at the Royal Academy, Louise Bourgeois at Hayward – and commercial mega-galleries (Gagosian, White Cube, Hauser & Wirth…) with their renowned international artists. But many of the most […]

Upside down image under Botticelli’s portrait of Christ shows that he first tried to paint him as a baby + other stories

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most important developments in the art world and the art market. Here is what you need to know this Tuesday, January 11. NEED TO READ Peter Max’s keeper pursues his daughter – The court-appointed guardian of sick 84-year-old artist Peter Max has hit back at claims […]

Russian street artists enter the gallery space (PHOTOS)

These creative minds used to break the law by “decorating” public places with their graffiti, but the Russian Ruarts Foundation invited these provocative underground artists to be exhibited as legitimate members of the art world. 1.0331C. Fencing Street artist Zhenya, nicknamed 0331c, has had solo exhibitions in the past. One is called “Fence” and its […]

Agitation brings interactive art to the Karsh-Masson gallery – Apartment613

By Maude Lipsett The Karsh-Masson Gallery at Ottawa City Hall welcomes artists Raymond Aubin and Hugo Gaudet-Dion, who have created a surreal and interactive exhibition entitled Agitation. The gallery is filled with interactive moving images, three-dimensional objects, projections, flat murals and musical accompaniments. The key interactive piece in Agitation. Photo by Maude Lipsett. “There are […]

Archibald, Beatles and Desert Art: Summer Delights in Australia’s Regional Galleries | Culture

Fancy a road trip to celebrate the end of a very difficult year? Get on your bike, charge the electric vehicle, use gasoline gears to tour one of Australia’s regional art galleries. And don’t forget to check the entry rules secured against Covid in advance. Geelong Gallery: Archie 100: a century of the Archibald Prize […]

Wayne Thiebaud, painter of lush colors and textures, has passed away

LOS ANGELES Artist Wayne Thiebaud, whose succulent and colorful paintings of cakes and San Francisco cityscapes combined sensuality, nostalgia and a hint of melancholy, has passed away. He was 101 years old. His death was confirmed on Sunday in a statement by his Acquavella gallery. Thiebaud died at his Sacramento home over Christmas, Eleanor Acquavella, […]

Architects Jaqueline Lessa and Francisco Pardo on how looking to Mexico’s past helps them design for the future

Based in São Paulo, Brazil, Jaqueline Lessa created her architecture studio Entre Terras (translation: “between the lands”) two years ago in order to answer human questions through craftsmanship. This philosophy is evident in all of Lessa’s work, from her airy, minimalist design for the Haight clothing store in São Paulo to her fluid exhibition decors […]

LaTurbo Avedon is one step ahead of the metaverse

LaTurbo Avedon is waiting for me at the center of Orbital, a cavernous and almost empty trance nightclub. Pulsed lights illuminate their platinum hair as they roam alone under a purple globe floating on the expansive dance floor. Our date is in Second Life, so finding this space-themed nightclub involves nothing more than typing on […]

Brooklyn Museum announces Kimberly Panicek Trueblood as President and COO

The Brooklyn Museum in New York has appointed Kimberly Panicek Trueblood as its new president and chief operating officer. The richness of Trueblood’s experience does not lie in the art world but in the utility sector. Most recently, Chief of Staff of the American Civil Liberties Union, Trueblood was previously Deputy Chief Financial Officer and […]

Beyond their lavish aesthetic, Michaela Yearwood-Dan’s paintings make you feel

Michaela Yearwood-Dan paints large, alluring pictures that slowly reveal their secrets. Your eye can rest on an intimate line of text nestled in a swirling composition of richly colored plants, or on subtle blooms of Swarovski crystals, acrylic nails or gold leaf applied to the surface of a painting. Or you might spot cotton flowers, […]

Art Industry News: In a decision that will come as no surprise, “NFT” was named Word of the Year + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most important developments in the art world and the art market. Here is what you need to know on Thursday, November 25. NEED TO READ Looted Palmyra sculptures return to Syria – The Geneva Museum of Art and History is restoring three archaeological objects allegedly looted […]

TWO TWO partners with the city of Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV, Nov 24, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – (via Blockchain Wire) TWO and the city have teamed up to reinvigorate the Downtown Arts District. With immersion, interaction, NFTs and multiple forms of reality, TWO TWO’s collaborations with some of the world’s best artists, composers and engineers are representative of the inspiration behind creativity, focusing […]

Influential critic dies at 82 – ARTnews.com

Dave Hickey, an art critic whose polarizing writings have been worshiped, has died. Daniel Oppenheimer, who this year published a biography of Hickey titled Far from being respectable: Dave Hickey and his art, reported in Texas monthly that Hickey died at age 82 last month. Although Hickey has written cultural reviews for decades, it wasn’t […]

Sigur Rós Star Jónsi transforms gallery into volcanic transport station – ARTnews.com

It has been a long time since I felt happy to describe an experience like indescribable, but it was the word that presented itself most forcefully after entering the first New York exhibition of Icelandic artist Jónsi. After a pandemic-induced spell limited to restricted screens and home stereo equipment, it’s truly something to walk around […]

The duo behind Detroit’s trendy Library Street collective are building a new cultural complex in the city

Detroit is becoming an ambitious new arts destination, thanks to the founders of one of the city’s rising taste galleries. Library Street Collective founders – and life partners – JJ and Anthony Curis have announced that they are working on the creation of a new cultural complex in the East Village neighborhood of Detroit. At […]

Balancing heritage and modernity: the first Egyptian gallery of contemporary design and collection

Balancing heritage and modernity: the first Egyptian gallery of contemporary design and collection Galerie Le Lab at the Walk of Cairo presenting a solo exhibition by Georges Mohasseb from Studio Manda. Courtesy of Radical Contemporary. As exhibitions reopen around the world, artists are now exploring new ways to involve people in their work. The experience […]

Community art – City of culture :: Article from SRQ magazine by Phil Lederer

New Executive Director of Art Center Sarasota emphasizes collaboration and community impact as a way forward. SRQ Review | November 2021 Through Phil lederer In Visual Arts Meet the new Executive Director of Art Center Sarasota, Kinsey Robb. Photo by Wyatt Kostygan Fresh out of New York’s “mega-galleries”, Kinsey Robb left the Big Apple with […]

The Museum-Off between two French billionaires has only just begun

It seems that not much has happened in the upper echelons of French fashion and philanthropy over the past few decades that has not involved either Bernard Arnault, 72, or Francois Pinault, 85, the mega-collectors and billionaires patresfamilias of luxury conglomerates LVMH and Kering, respectively. The two have locked horns on the most golden arenas […]

On Saturday you are invited to the world event “Observe the Moon Night” – by Jan Wondra

While most people on this planet take the moon for granted, people in space programs around the world, including at NASA, do not. In fact, this Saturday night in a few hours (insert hours at time of posting) from now, was declared a “International Moon Night Observation” and there are celebrations planned all over the […]

what do collectives mean for the future of the art world?

Amid the frenzy of Frieze London’s comeback to life, this year’s lecture program asks a question: how today’s art market, so gripped by a winner-takes-all mentality, can evolve towards a model based on cooperation and attention, rather than competition and extraction? Among the speakers trying to answer this question are the Jakarta-based art collective ruangrupa, […]

Paul McCartney Says John Lennon’s Desire To Make Art With Yoko Ono Really Shattered The Beatles + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most important developments from the art world and the art market. Here is what you need to know on Wednesday, October 13. NEED TO READ Danish artist hires lawyer to fight his sculpture’s removal in Hong Kong – Jens Galschiøt hired a lawyer to liaise with […]

MoMA and the Mexican moment in New York

Art movements rarely conform to national borders; nor are they the result of artists’ efforts alone. Transnational networks of individuals and institutions often play an essential role in the research, interpretation and defense of radically new works of art. This was never more the case than during the “Mexican moment” of the twentieth century, a […]

The retrospective of the artist Steamboat, gallery owner and founder of the museum opens on Friday

Several of Richard Galusha’s paintings in his Steamboat Art Museum exhibition, which opened on December 6. Wild Horse Gallery / courtesy STEAMBOAT SPRINGS – Like so many others living in Steamboat Springs, Richard Galusha has lived a life of scrambling through three, four, or five jobs at a time. But what sets him apart is […]

The Artist’s Gallery – Longtime Olympia Cooperative Gallery showcases a variety of art

IIt has been almost thirty years since The Artist’s Gallery opened in Olympia. And today, the cooperative gallery is bigger and better than it has ever been. About four years ago, they moved from downtown to their current location on the Capital Mall Promenade. Now they want to make sure people know they’re there. “We […]

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