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    Have You Seen This Stolen Rembrandt?

    Have You Seen This Stolen Rembrandt?
    Boston, MA—When two men dressed as Boston police officers made off with 13 works of art valued at $500 million from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990, it was an art theft of unusual and shocking scale. Now the Federal Bureau of Investigations has announced it will mount a similarly ambitious effort to retrieve the paintings, offering a $5 million ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    A Corporate Aftertaste at Armory Show, But Helped by Ferus

    A Corporate Aftertaste at Armory Show, But Helped by Ferus
    New York, NY— At a time when satellite art events like Volta and this year's Independent have been moving to claim the vanguard of New York's Armory Week, a question that swirled around the Armory Show's expanse of over 200 contemporary-art galleries at Pier 94 last week was whether the marquee fair had become too corporate and lost its edge. Since ...
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    Collector Michael Hort on the Armory Show

    Collector Michael Hort on the Armory Show
    NEW YORK— As among New York's most avid collectors of contemporary art, Susan and Michael Hort have been major boosters of the Armory Show, hosting a well-attended annual brunch during the fair week in their spacious TriBeCa home to show off some of their more recent acquisitions — a sampling that this year was installed by curator Simon Watson. ARTINFO made ...
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    Tequila Gives Art a Shot

    Tequila Gives Art a Shot
    A slug of tequila has always offered a certain measure of support to artists toiling in obscurity. However, that point has rarely been made as literally as by Proximo Spirits, which has been giving emerging artists a platform through the Essential Artists editions series for its best-selling 1800 Tequila. The 1800 bottle’s design has always been functional — the stopper doubles ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Scope Comes on Strong

    Scope Comes on Strong
    New York, NY— On the approach to the Scope Art Fair’s tent at Lincoln Center on Sunday afternoon, one of the first works that hove into view was Appetite for Destruction, Whitney Biennial artist Robert Williams’s surrealistically sci-fi 1978 cover art for the Guns & Roses album, on display at the booth of San Diego’s Symbolic Collection. “We put it there ...
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    Independent's Day

    Independent's Day
    New York, NY — At around 3 p.m. in the former Dia building — and now former X Initiative space — on West 22nd Street, New York dealer Stefania Bortolami could be found taking a break from feather-dusting her large Tom Burr sculptures to air kiss Miami collector Mera Rubell, who was visiting Bortolami Gallery's stand with her husband, Don. Such ...
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    Art Billboards Respond to L.A.’s Car Culture

    Art Billboards Respond to L.A.’s Car Culture
    Why not exploit L.A.’s much bemoaned car culture to promote fresh artistic endeavors, blending existing architecture, with pop culture and conceptualism? “How Many Billboards? Art in Stead” includes 21 newly commissioned works by contemporary artists using the alternative medium of billboards. The works engage in an important visual dialogue with L.A.’s heavily commercialized public space. The exhibition is organized by MAK ...
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    New Drawing

    New Drawing
    I made a series of new drawings for the University of Mississippi museum, where I’m having a solo show in a few weeks. Here’s one… It’s bigger than my work normally is (it’s maybe 20 x 30?). I’m using this show as a reason to finish a bunch of work that is a little outside of my comfort zone – ...
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    Jeff Koons: The Artist as Collector-Curator

    Jeff Koons: The Artist as Collector-Curator
    Jeff Koons, one of the world’s most famous living artists, is well-known for his inflatable lobsters, puppy dogs, and porn stars but he is also a passionate and very private collector of Old Masters and blue-chip 19th and 20th century works. In addition to being an avid collector, Mr. Koons can now add curator to his resumé. The notion of ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +1
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    The Market Confirms: Batman Beats Superman

    The Market Confirms: Batman Beats Superman
    Dallas, TX — A rare surviving copy of Detective Comics #27, which in May, 1939, featured the first appearance of Batman, sold for a comic-book record $1,075,500 at Heritage Auctions in Dallas yesterday. Drawn by the legendary Bob Kane, the comic had been expected to do well, perhaps fetching in excess of $300,000. But the $1 million sum crushed the previous ...
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    The World's Wealthiest Artists

    The World's Wealthiest Artists
    Who are the world's wealthiest artists? Artinfo has compiled a list of the mega-wealthy artists who are dominating the museums, but who also have amassed large fortunes through their work. Read about how these artists made their millions, and the multiple homes and studios they now obtain. See who made the list!
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    Chaises Longues Conquered, Ron Arad Designs a Museum

    Chaises Longues Conquered, Ron Arad Designs a Museum
    Holon, Israel— The world of Ron Arad is defined by the whimsical names of his iconoclastic designs: the Bookworm Shelves, the Misfits Seating, the Reinventing The Wheel storage system, the Not Made By Hand/Not Made In China lights. But Arad’s latest brainchild goes by the more straightforward moniker Design Museum Holon, and it both marks his first architectural project — his ...
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    Artists and Dealers Prospect in the New Frontier

    Artists and Dealers Prospect in the New Frontier
    New York, NY — This hasn't, by a long stretch, been the recession the art world thought it would be. Back in fall 2008, after Lehman Brothers collapsed and the auction market corrected with a vengeance, all the talk was of galleries closing. In a rousing performance at that year's Art Basel Miami Beach that was part consolation, part pep talk, ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Wangechi Mutu Wins Deutsche Bank “Artist of the Year” Award

    Wangechi Mutu Wins Deutsche Bank “Artist of the Year” Award
    New York, NY — Wangechi Mutu, a multimedia artist best known for her fantastical, politically and socially engaged collages addressing the African diaspora, has been named winner of Deutsche Bank's first "Artist of the Year" award. As part of the honor, the 37-year-old artist will receive a survey of her work opening this April at the Deutsche Guggenheim, which is run ...
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    Last Call for Art: Artist Makes Bar as Art

    Last Call for Art: Artist Makes Bar as Art
    New York, NY — Whether it’s Nashville’s Parthenon, replica Roman catacombs in Washington D.C., or an impostor Prada store in Marfa, Texas, who doesn’t love a good simulacrum? Adding a boozy spin to the concept, Theo Sims, a British-born artist based in Northern Ireland, has manufactured an Irish pub called the Candahar, complete with imported Irish bartenders, in a third-floor performance ...
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    This Woman's Oscar War

    This Woman's Oscar War
    Los Angeles, CA — The Oscars telecast may actually be worth watching this year, if only to see the look on Avatar director James Cameron's face when his former spouse Kathryn Bigelow walks away with the statuette for best director—a groundbreaking first for any female director. If Cameron manages to feign at least some semblance of joy on Oscars night, then ...
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    The Rubells Plan Private D.C. Museum

    The Rubells Plan Private D.C. Museum
    Washington, D.C.—Art collectors Mera and Don Rubell, who have made a name for themselves as promoters of cutting-edge work with their private museum in Miami, have now announced that they will open a new contemporary art center in D.C. Functioning as a satellite for their estimable collection, the new contemporary-art museum will be located in a building that they purchased from ...
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    The World's Wealthiest Artists

    Damien Hirst, © Patrick McMullan Company New York, NY — It is not easy to make a living as an artist. Even as the market for contemporary art has expanded in the past 50 years — then recently contracted, only to begin expanding again — a mere handful of artists have made considerably amounts of money during their lifetimes. But those ...
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    Art is Political for Iranian Filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf

    Art is Political for Iranian Filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf
    NEW YORK— Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf is a legend of international filmmaking, having created 18 challenging, unflinching art–house films that explore humanity in locations of conflict through his trademark multiple points of view. Now, though, he is taking a break. “Nowadays, I have no time,” says Makhmalbaf, sipping on a cup of steaming warm milk in a quiet midtown Manhattan coffee ...
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    Time Machine

    Time Machine
    Not since Cartier first strapped a clock to the wrist of Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos Dumont has the watch been so thoroughly reinvented as with MB&F's newest offering, the Horological Machine No. 3 (HM3). Conceived as machines that "tell the time, rather than machines to tell the time,” as the tagline goes, the HM series’ latest edition would surely appeal to ...
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