While it became a worldwide symbol of the cruel Taliban regime and its intolerance towards difference, the destroyed colossal Buddha of Afghanistan’s Bamiyan valley has inspired a small exhibition which opened last Saturday at Toronto’s Royal Ontario Museum.
According to The Australian, the National Gallery of Victoria in Australia has rejected a $400,000 bequest because it came with strings attached. The Murdoch-owned newspaper also used the opportunity to point out that the donors are communists.
Last Friday, artist Owen Maseko was arrested by police for an exhibition at the National Gallery in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. This is the second exhibition closed by Zimbabwean authorities. Earlier that same week, a photo exhibition in Harare by Okay Machisa was shut down.
The French went to the polls on Sunday, March 21, and photographer Sean Hicks captured images of posters by leftist protesters, who hijacked the illuminated billboards of the Strasbourg Saint-Denis Metro station in Paris just before election day.
View of Gehry’s Eisenhower Memorial (via Culture Monster) Culture Monster has the specifics on this new landmark in central Washington, DC by starchitect Frank Gehry: The memorial to the 34th president will be built on a four-acre site along Independence Avenue, close to but not directly on the National Mall and backing up to the […]
Artist Dereck Seltzer alleges that an image he created and copyrighted was illegally used by the band Green Day on their website, music video and concerts in 2009.
The OBEY crew is looking for wall space. So, if you want a “genuine Shepard Fairey/OBEY mural” for free join the “OBEY phenomenon” and help contribute to the “enhancement of the urban landscape.”
“This painting is on loan to the New Orleans Museum of Art for three months from the Indianapolis Museum of Art, which has the largest collection of Turner’s work outside Great Britain. The loan is a result of a Super Bowl wager between the directors of the two art museums …
… P.S.1’s Brooklyn is Burning event gets out of control last weekend … #class gets invited to Pulse … a HUGE statue of Amenhotep III is discovered in Luxor, Egypt … Milan Fashion Week includes protestors peeved at Anna Wintour’s quick ditch.
… winning design of new U.S. embassy in London announced … Vienna’s famed Secession hall is turning gallery space into a sex hall as part of an art project … the 2010 Whitney Biennial has opened and the reviews have started to roll in.
… new cargo regulations have some in the art world on edge … the New York Observer kisses up to the critic who ate any semblance of sanity … three newspapers are named the World’s Best Designed.
… a Manhattan gallery is being accused of selling a Basquiat without the owners permission … the 2009 New England Art Awards have been announced … the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland is getting a new building … Transport of London has banned posters for Massive Attack’s latest album because it resembles graffiti … a sanctioned mural on private property is threatened in LA.