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The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, which is located on the outskirts of Copenhagen, Denmark, is hosting its first major solo exhibition of Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson. Eliasson, who is widely considered one of the most influential and pioneering artists…
Posted on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 16:03
The Hammer Museum thrilled four Los Angeles artists with the announcement Tuesday that they had won the 2014 Made in L.A. Mohn Awards. The top prize -- the juried Mohn Award, which honors artistic excellence with $100,000 funded by philanthropists…
Posted on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 10:12
Stockholm’s Moderna Museet may take over the Swedish Center for Architecture and Design after its director Lena Rahoult was forced to step down this summer, following government concerns over the museum’s finances and criticism of its programming. Rahoult had led…
Posted on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 10:09
Hundreds of people have backed a campaign to return a Barbara Hepworth sculpture to a shopping center. "Rock Form," thought to be worth more than £1m, was removed from The Mander Center, Wolverhampton, in June. The precinct is currently up…
Posted on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 09:40
LA-based photography non-profit the Lucie Foundation has announced the six photographers to be honored with its 12th annual Lucie Awards. During the November 2 ceremony at Carnegie Hall, Carrie Mae Weems will be honored for fine arts, Nan Goldin for portraiture, Martin Parr for…
Posted on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 09:31
All sorts of paths can lead to an art career—and a nation-wide media frenzy never hurts. Francesca Grillo hit the headlines last year, when she was accused, alongside her sister Elisabetta, of defrauding über-collector Charles Saatchi and his former wife…
Posted on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 09:25
The inaugural installation of a biennial art exhibition, performances by Ronald K. Brown’s Evidence dance company, and a screening of Gia Coppola’s film “Palo Alto,” with a live performance of its score by Devonté Hynes are among the highlights of…
Posted on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 09:04
Damien Hirst the Turner Prize winning British artist has purchased one of London’s blingiest homes for a reported £34 million ($57 million). The mansion, a five story, 14 bedroom, white stuccoed building was designed by John Nash, in the Regency…
Posted on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 08:58
Maxwell Anderson, the Eugene McDermott Director of the Dallas Museum of Art, announced today the launch of an exciting redesigned digital database for the Museum’s collection of encyclopedic art through its website, DMA.org. This marks the first phase of an…
Posted on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 08:51
Photographer Louise Lawler will be the next artist to fill the billboard located at the base of the High Line -- New York’s elevated, linear park. The image, which depicts a room at Sotheby’s that contains works by Minimalist and…
Posted on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 16:14
Sue Roe's chronicle of artistic high jinks in modernist Paris comes wrapped in a cover of blushing red, inky black and bilious green. These are the colours in which Picasso painted the Moulin de la Galette, a hilltop windmill in…
Posted on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 10:37
The Whitney Museum of American Art has been having trouble keeping up with the demand to see “Jeff Koons: A Retrospective,” an exhibition that fills most of the museum’s space and was described by Roberta Smith in The New York…
Posted on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 10:26
The Getty’s “Rococo to Revolution: 18th-Century French Drawings from Los Angeles Collections” displays high points of the museum’s drawing collection alongside loans from private collectors. The surprise is how well the loans stand up. There are  privately owned drawings by…
Posted on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 10:05
Private equity titan Leon Black and his wife Debra, a Broadway producer, melanoma survivor and leading force behind the Melanoma Research Alliance, are buying 19 E. 70th St., the former Knoedler & Company art gallery, which shuttered following a major…
Posted on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 09:57
The controversial merger between the Corcoran Gallery of Art, George Washington University and the National Gallery of Art, all in Washington, DC, has received the green light from the district’s Superior Court. In a ruling on Monday 18 August, Judge…
Posted on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 09:50
Committed to promoting European culture and history, whether it is horology or the decorative arts, Swiss watch manufacture Breguet has made it possible for the new display of 18th-century French decorative arts in the Louvre Museum in Paris to see…
Posted on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 09:43
Rosewood parlor furniture that has scarcely been moved for more than 150 years is about to be shipped across Louisiana. The New Orleans Museum of Art has bought the parlor contents (for an unspecified price) from the owners of Butler…
Posted on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 09:22
This fall, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, celebrates the 20th anniversary of Malcolm Rogers, Ann and Graham Gund Director, with a range of special programs and events, including an array of “20 Reasons to Visit.” The longest-tenured Director in…
Posted on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 09:17
On September 9 and 10, Christie’s London will offer the first portion of the collection of antique dealer and interior designer Christopher Hodsoll as part of its “Interiors” auction. The second part of the collection will be featured on September…
Posted on Monday, 18 August 2014 16:36
Following Sotheby’s two previous selling exhibitions of Western fine and decorative arts held in 2012 and 2013, the renowned international auction house will mount its third annual “Age of Elegance: European Paintings, Furniture and Sculpture” sale in Beijing on September…
Posted on Monday, 18 August 2014 11:17
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