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    Tim Burton's Monsters Take the MoMA

    Tim Burton at MoMA Entrance to MoMA's Special Exhibitions Gallery Entrance designed by TwoSeven Inc. Photo credit: Michael Locasiano TIM BURTON AT MOMA New York, NY - November 17, 2009—The Museum of Modern Art presents Tim Burton, a major retrospective exploring the full scale of Tim Burton’s career, both as a director and concept artist for live-action and animated films, ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +20
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    Hirst Paintings Earning Millions Despite Critics’ Thrashing

    Hirst Paintings Earning Millions Despite Critics’ Thrashing
    London, UK—Damien Hirst's new oil paintings may have been critically panned at the Wallace Collection earlier this fall, but if a new exhibition opening today at White Cube is any indication, the bad press hasn't hurt him at all. According to Tim Marlow, exhibitions director at White Cube, five of the seven largest works in "Nothing Matters" sold even before the ...
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    The Enduring Appeal of Jane Austen

    The Enduring Appeal of Jane Austen
    The characters in Jane Austen’s brilliant novels inhabit your imagination indefinitely once you have had the pleasure of reading about their hopes and desires. Who hasn’t encountered an overly passionate Marianne Dashwood or dashing but unreliable John Willoughby? Austen’s genius talent for social satire, despite being firmly planted in the world of 19th century England, is what still draws readers and ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Urs Fischer’s Vision Takes Over New Museum

    Urs Fischer’s Vision Takes Over New Museum
    New York, NY - Swiss-born, New York-based artist Urs Fischer’s current show, Urs Fischer: Margeurite de Ponty, at the New Museum features installations and constructed environments from the past two years that span three floors, which is almost the entire museum. Walking through Fischer’s show is like stepping into Alice’s Wonderland or a Surrealist painting that has morphed into a three ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Deitch Defends the New Museum in Recent Controversy

    Deitch Defends the New Museum in Recent Controversy
    New York, NY—“It’s important for me, in this kind of forum, to set the record straight,” New York dealer Jeffrey Deitch explained last night at the Fashion Institute of Technology, during a panel billed as a discussion on performance art in the market that veered into a debate on the New Museum’s plan to have Jeff Koons curate a show gleaned ...
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    Burning Obama Sculpture, A Hot Controversy

    Burning Obama Sculpture, A Hot Controversy
    Until recently, few people had heard of Liu Bolin. He is one of 40 Chinese artists represented by Eil Klein Fine Art in Soho. He recently gained international notoriety for his sculpture "Burning Man Obama." Bolin is also famous for his "invisible" photographs. Find out why millions around the world recently discovered this artist. h2. "Read the article here":http://artbistro.monster.com/news/articles/10063-burning-obama-sculpture-a-hot-controversy
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Burning Obama Sculpture, A Hot Controversy

    Liu Bolin, "Burning Man Obama", 2009, Bronze and pyrotechnics, Courtesy Eli Klein Fine Art h4. A New Art Star Is Born Until recently, few people had heard of Liu Bolin. He is one of 40 Chinese artists represented by "Eil Klein Fine Art":http://www.ekfineart.com/html/home.asp in Soho. [widget:school_finder_intro] [widget:3362] What happened to catapult his career into the stratosphere? It was a perfect ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +7
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    Artists Cut Out the Middleman, as Auction Records are Broken

    [widget:2677] Ryan McGinness, Untitled (2008). Acrylic on wood panel, 24 in. dia. Estimate: $12,000 – $14,000 New York, NY—The other night, when Christie’s sold a Peter Doig painting for a whopping $10.2 million — a full $4 million above its pre-sale estimate — Doig happened to be in the room, sitting next to the collector who was selling the work. ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Artists Cut Out the Middleman, Auction Records Broken

    Artists Cut Out the Middleman, Auction Records Broken
    Have you ever felt that artists get the short end of the stick in lieu of Galleries, Museums, Dealers, and other artworld forces? Artists most often do not see any of the money from the sale of their work at auction, because they have already sold it and it is out of their hands. One group of artists is taking matters ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    MoMA Tackles Global Warming?

    MoMA Tackles Global Warming?
    New York, NY — In February 2009, a team of experts on the New York City Panel on Climate Change predicted that increasing temperatures as a result of global warming could cause sea levels to rise in the city, endangering its infrastructure. Now the Museum of Modern Art and P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center are laying plans for a solution. The two ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: -5
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    Performance Art Enters the Museum

    Performance Art Enters the Museum
    NEW YORK—Midway through a Sunday night performance in the Museum of Modern Art’s atrium, Casey Spooner signaled his band Fischerspooner to a sudden halt. “I’m going to die!” he screamed to the young, fashion-conscious crowd, apparently displeased with their level of enthusiasm. “I’m a showbiz disaster. This is your last chance to show your love!” The crowd cheered, trying to oblige ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Obama Chooses Celebrities for Arts Council

    Obama Chooses Celebrities for Arts Council
    Washington, D.C.—Last July, President Barack Obama raised eyebrows when he hired actor Kal Penn, best known for his role in the stoner-humor Harald and Kumar movies, as a liaison to the arts and Asian-American and Pacific Island communities in the Office of Public Engagement. Now, a year after his election, he's announced a star-studded lineup for the President's Committee on the ...
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    Can Food be Art?

    Can Food be Art?
    Artists often use oil paint, clay, stone, glass, or other materials to make art. But what about food? Can pasta be used as an artistic medium? This group of artists certainly thinks so. Read this article to see the recent trends and big projects involving food in contemporary art. h4. "See the article and decide for yourself if food can be ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Can Food be Art?

    New York, NY—“Pasta, however grateful to the palate, is an obsolete food,” Futurist leader Filippo Marinetti declared in 1931. “Its nutritive qualities are deceptive; it induces skepticism, sloth, and pessimism.” Despite generating considerable debate at the time, Marinetti, of course, lost his war against the Italian staple he claimed to despite photographic evidence that suggested his real feelings about the ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Giant Feast as Performance Art

    Giant Feast as Performance Art
    New York, NY —“A party with Jennifer Rubell can happen anywhere, any time, and at a moment’s notice,” renowned chef Mario Batali has been quoted as saying. “She’s the perfect modern hostess.” On Oct. 30, to open the Performa 09 performance art biennial, Rubell will be displaying that skill on a scale that maybe not even Batali could imagine. [widget:artinfo] As ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Art Titles Are More Than a Courtesy

    Art Titles Are More Than a Courtesy
    New York, NY - In 2006, Art+Auction magazine ran an article on the most pressing matters in art law. Lawyer Peter Stern weighed in that the most prevalent disputes he saw in his own practice, in terms of litigation, were those over title. Perhaps not coincidentally, that was the same year ARIS Insurance began offering what is now the only program ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Frieze 2009: Small Paintings and Smaller Egos

    What I loved this year about Frieze was the hordes of youngsters, toting cameras and notebooks, looking intently and arguing about the works at the fair. Had the collectors all come and conquered already? [widget:9_steps_guide_art] No, for here was a tall blonde vaguely Eastern European stunner with her trophy-holder, eyeing works picked for her by a famous art consultant. And ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Young Galleries' Sales Explode at Frieze Art Fair

    Young Galleries' Sales Explode at Frieze Art Fair
    London, UK —This year, Frieze’s organizers decided to spruce up the fair with a new section, Frame, featuring solo shows by 29 young galleries. On preview day, the section took a while to start buzzing, but once they made it past Zwirner and Gagosian and the other heavy hitters in the main section, many collectors made it over to the youth ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Signs of a Recovery at London Postwar Auctions

    Signs of a Recovery at London Postwar Auctions
    LONDON—Piggy-backed to the gangbuster week of the Frieze art fair, the contemporary art sales at Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Phillips de Pury & Co. were satisfyingly peppy, indicating the art market is recovering from last year’s free-fall. Although volume and overall results are still at a sobering fraction of what they were before the property tap was turned off, healthy percentage-sold rates ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Faux-Tography on Display in Peabody

    Faux-Tography on Display in Peabody
    What's real and what's not? Guess which image, A, B or C is that of a mannequin? See end of story for answer. That is one of the questions French photographer Valerie Belin poses in her show, "Made Up," at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem. Her large-scale photos of models and mannequins will keep you guessing as to which are ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated: +1

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