This week, Knoedler scandal update, pleasure of art, how Cecil Beaton saved the Queen, a Situationist iPhone app, Philippe Starck talks creativity/$/sex, rare African art, ringtone drama, Montreal artists remember slain homeless man, Rupert Murdoch’s art tweets, NY streets and the capital of Stolen Islamic art.
Legal papers and testimonies also suggest a number of leading art galleries have unwittingly been caught up in the scandals. Timothy Taylor Gallery and art dealer Jaime Frankfurt are named in the Lagrange papers as intermediaries in the sale of the Pollock. Court papers filed by the Dedalus Foundation state that Haunch of Venison opened its New York space in 2008 with a show that “put [a] supposed Newman painting from the so-called David Herbert collection [see box] in place of honour”. The current whereabouts of this work is unclear.
Introducing the Situationist iPhone app. Fastcodesign explains, “Based on the antics of a 1960s avant-garde art gang, ‘Situationist’ turns random encounters into inspirational connections.” [Correction: One of our Facebook commenters pointed out that this app was banned in Sept from the iTunes store and has been barred from the outlet ever since.]
Now, in Wired he’s written about creativity, money and sex (the trifecta!). It starts:
Creativity is almost a mortal sickness. It’s not easy to be happy and creative: With creativity comes great anxiety, great effort, great desire for love. To be creative, you have to be curious, generous, to want to try to understand.
You also have to want to be loved.
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