Archive | May, 2017
A painting by graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.

The Man Who Bought $110.5 Million Basquiat Painting Speaks Out About His Purchase

Ever since Sotheby’s became the go-to name in art auctions, only ten works have sold for over $100 million. Now it’s eleven. Late in the evening on Thursday, May 18th, an untitled 1982 painting by graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat was sold to a private collector for $110.5 million, making it the sixth most expensive work […]

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A sculpture of a very fit man. The sculpture is called

One of the Largest Collections of Michelangelo’s Art is Coming to the Met This November

We all know the work of Michelangelo. From David and the Pieta, those marble masterworks which marry white austerity to a luxury of sculpted detail, to the incredible visual opulence of the Sistine Chapel murals, his art is one of the first things we think of when we hear the word. The Florentine lived from […]

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A photo of Green-Wood Cemetery.

Sophie Calle’s Latest Art Project Allows Visitors to Bury and Cremate Their Secrets

There’s a power and a draw in the telling of secrets. You just have to look at the runaway success of Frank Warren’s PostSecret project to see that. Since 2005, tens of thousands of people sent their secrets in to Warren as postcards, releasing them to the public in anonymity. The project sold five books, […]

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A purple glass boat in a pond. Picture taken at the New York Botanical Garden.

The ‘CHIHULY’ Exhibit is Now Open at the New York Botanical Garden

Dale Chihuly, the Seattle-based glass artist, is hard to escape. It seems like every large airport, hotel, and hospital in the country have at least a few pieces of his distinctive flower- or sea-life-themed glass work on display. And now, a new installation is being added to that total. “CHIHULY,” a new exhibit at the […]

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A sculpture of a bull by artist Adrián Villar Rojas.

Adrián Villar Rojas Has a Rooftop Exhibit at the Met

Adrián Villar Rojas, Argentinian artist and worldwide exhibitor, was exploring the Metropolitan Museum of Art when he was struck by the way that the museum, any museum, removes things from daily life and “freezes” them. “In some way or another, I wanted to play with the doodles of culture,” the thirty-seven-year-old said of his project […]

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