Modigliani Painting Sells for $157.2 Million

Modigliani Painting Sells for $157.2 Million

A 1917 painting by Amedeo Modigliani sold for $157.2 million at Sotheby’s in New York on May 14. The work, titled Nu couché (sur le côté gauche), is a portrait of a nude model glancing over her shoulder. According to ARTnews, this piece was the highest-priced lot in...
‘Night Fever’ Exhibit Chronicles Club Culture

‘Night Fever’ Exhibit Chronicles Club Culture

When most people go clubbing, they don’t marvel at the architecture or whisper about how the decor is so art nouveau. But the Vitra Design Museum in Rhein, Germany is changing the way people think about clubs. Night Fever, which opened in March and will remain on...
Does ‘The Medium is the Message’ Apply to Art?

Does ‘The Medium is the Message’ Apply to Art?

“The medium is the message,” is a phrase coined by professor and public intellectual Marshall McLuhan. It means that the way we send or receive information is more significant than the message initially intended. Originally applied to radio, journalism, and other...
Leonardo DiCaprio Invests in Art App

Leonardo DiCaprio Invests in Art App

Hollywood A-lister and avid art collector Leonardo DiCaprio has just invested in a new app called Magnus. The app has been described as “Shazam for art,” as it allows users to quickly identify artworks much the same way the Shazam app can pinpoint music, movies, and...
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