Archive | January, 2016
A photo of Kahler's

Stupendous Cat Painting Comes to Portland Art Museum

The Portland Art Museum has announced the imminent arrival of Austrian painter Carl Kahler’s excellent work, My Wife’s Lovers, an 1891 painting of so, so many cats. The painting is a 6-by-8.5-foot oil work featuring 42 of the cats who belonged to the philanthropist who commissioned the piece, Kate Birdsall Johnson. The painting is set […]

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A man's silhouette looks at a series of blank canvases.

Indonesia Gets its First Modern Art Museum

Indonesia, a country with a rich cultural heritage and deep appreciation for art, will get its first international modern and contemporary art museum next year.  The structure is being built and financed by Haryanto Adikoesoemo, a prominent Indonesian businessman. The new museum will take over a 43,000 square foot space near the heart of Jakarta, […]

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The George D. Sturges house.

Los Angeles Frank Lloyd Wright Home Goes Up for Auction

One of the most unique homes in the country, the George D. Sturges house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, is going up for auction next month with the Los Angeles Modern Auctions. The house, built in the Brentwood Heights area, was designed as a residence for the man whose name it bears. The house is […]

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Small black illustrations of different kinds of performing arts.

Lincoln Center Celebrates Eleven Emerging Talents In The Performing Arts

In 1961, John D. Rockefeller became the Chairman of Lincoln Center, an important urban renewal project launched by controversial architect Robert Moses. David Geffen Hall, David H. Koch Theater, and the Metropolitan Opera House make up the center’s buildings and are home to a diverse range of resident performing arts organizations. Leading citizens from the […]

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A closeup of a female hand holding a paintbrush.

Bonham’s Sale Highlights Gender Bias in Art

London auction house Bonham’s will have a women-only section in its upcoming Post-War and Contemporary art sale on February 11th. The section will include 11 female artists to help close the gender imbalance so prevalent in the art world and to shine light on the works of those artists. According to Bonham’s, only 19 of […]

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An illustration of the Heart of Hearts exhibit.

Heart of Hearts: A Valentine’s Exhibit

If you like kissing strangers in public places for art’s sake, this is the exhibit for you. A ring of heart-shaped, mirrored booths will be installed in Times Square for Valentine’s Day. The exhibit, a sculptural piece called Heart of Hearts, will open on February 9th. The piece, created by Collective-LOK, is the winner of […]

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Frances Morris.

Frances Morris Named New Director of Tate Modern

The Tate Modern gallery announced today that its new director will be Frances Morris, who has been with the museum in different positions since 1987, when she joined as a curator. Morris will take over for Chris Dercon, the museum’s current director, when he leaves later this year to head Berlin’s Volksbühne theater. In her […]

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A shadow of Duchamp's Bicycle Wheel.

Ana Prvacki and the Business of Stealing Shadows

You’ve probably never considered that shadows could be stolen. They belong exclusively to some person or some form, someone else, not you. But artist Ana Prvacki wants to show you that not only can shadows be stolen, they’re art, too. Her new art series, aptly titled Stealing Shadows, will display the shadows of famous sculptures […]

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An image of the Universidad Católica de Chile in a sunny day.

Alejandro Aravena Wins 2016 Pritzker Prize

Chile-based architect Alejandro Aravena has won this year’s prestigious Pritzker Prize for architecture, intended to honor a living architect who demonstrates talent, vision, and commitment, and who has produced significant contributions to architecture. As part of the award, Aravena will receive a $100,000 grant. Aravena is the 41st recipient of the prize, the first from […]

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David Bowie stands in front of a painting.

David Bowie + Art + Tributes = Yay

By now you’ve heard that the arts community has suffered a devastating loss after David Bowie succumbed to cancer. Though his past was not without controversies, Bowie made a number of significant contributions to the worlds of acting, music, fashion, and fine art. An avid collector, Bowie’s art collection was large, boasting mostly smaller names […]

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