LOS ANGELES — If you’re reading this, you probably know the feeling. You’ve just fell in love with a work of art. Now science is trying to figure out how that happens.
Is Stolen Art Work in Bushwick a Case of False Advertising?
Adam Simon’s Steal This Art doesn’t really mean it. Too bad the culprit didn’t know that.
Food Court Threatens Alice Aycock Sculpture at JFK
Oy! The Terminal One Group Association (TOGA) at JFK airport wants to dismantle and remove a work inside that terminal, “Star Sifter,” by renowned American sculptor Alice Aycock.
Against the Tide: NY State Increases Arts Funding by $4M
Just when many Americans thought that government funding for the arts was going the way of the dodo, last month New York State passed a budget that included a $4 million increase in grants funding to the State Council on the Arts. That morsel of budgetary fact may have been lost on many, but Assemblyman Joe Lentol (D-North Brooklyn), a longtime supporter of the arts, trumpeted the increase in a press release over the weekend.
New Faile Mural Lands in Williamsburg
Attention street art aficionados: a new public work by Faile has landed in Williamsburg! The piece, helpfully titled “104 N. 7th,” departs from the pop-art collage aesthetic the duo’s best known for and features instead thousands of hand-painted, sculpted ceramic tiles covering the facade of a commercial building. The project seems like a descendent of “Temple,” an arresting and meticulously designed modern-day ruin that Faile built two years ago for the Portugal Arte 10 Festival.
An Arty Underground Supper Club in Jersey City
At the Underground Supper Club, you may not get to break bread with Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn or share a glass of wine with Jerry Saltz, but you’re still guaranteed fascinating conversation and beautifully plated food: chicken-basil croquette with peanut sauce.
Marfa to Vegas: The Good, Bad and Ugly
A road trip that encounters all kinds of art from Marfa to El Paso to Vegas.
Charges Dropped Against Chinese Artist-Activist Wu Yuren
LOS ANGELES — Chinese installation artist and activist Wu Yuren, who was arrested on questionable charges last year, has reported on Twitter that as of March 30 the charges have been dropped and that he has received his passport back.
Museum Plans to Burn 1,000 Art Works to Protest Cuts
Various news services are reporting that a museum in Italy is waging an “art war” in protest of funding cuts and they’ve started burning 1,000 artworks.
Dealer Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Egyptian Antiquities into US
A Brooklyn antiquities dealer Mousa Khouli, 38, pleaded guilty today to smuggling Egyptian cultural property into the United States and making a false statement to law enforcement authorities.
Swedish Minister Caught in “Racist” Food Art Performance [UPDATED: Museum Closed Due to Bomb Threat]
The Swedish culture minister has been widely criticized for participating in the Moderna Museet’s “cake party” featuring Swedish artist Makode Aj Linde “dressed” as a female black African caricature.
The Drawing Center Returns, Doubled in Size!
After a year of renovations, The Drawing Center will open its doors at 35 Wooster Street on Thursday, September 13, 2012. The $9.6 million expansion gives the non-profit a hearty 9,150 square feet of space for three separate galleries, doubling its previous size.