Those headed to Northside Art this weekend should make sure to visit the handful of open studios at 338 Berry Street, because those spaces won’t be studios for much longer. About six weeks ago, the 10 tenants still residing in live-and-work studios in the building lost their court battle with their landlord, Mona Gora-Friedman. The tenants are being evicted at the end of October, at which time Gora-Friedman will renovate the building and turn it into — sigh, what else? — luxury condos.
Rome was founded by Romulus and Remus, the American republic empire republic was founded on the US Constitution, hell, even Apple had a “founding document” but the legacy of the “Painter of Light” Thomas Kinkade may be decided by two scratchy letters written late last year to his lover in a script that makes you wonder if he was drunk, drugged or ejaculating at the time.
Known as a pioneering figure in graffiti writing with his memorable “Smoker” tag, a haloed stick figure cartoon, taken from 1960s TV show “The Saint,” smoking a joint, Wayne Roberts, or Stay High 149, passed away on Monday.
Like a sad, jilted date, this year’s recently closed Whitney Biennial was left without director, actor, musician and all-around creepster Vincent Gallo’s promised film, entitled ironically Promises Written in Water. And apparently, Gallo didn’t even call.
Today, DIA disseminated the news that during spring 2013 Walter De Maria’s seminal “The Lightning Field” (1977), one of the foundation’s earliest commissions, will be receiving its first major preservation treatment in the artwork’s history.
LOS ANGELES —Some people aren’t paying their art bills …
The new discovery, uncovered at a site called Abri Castanet in France, consists mainly of circular carvings most likely meant to represent the vulva.
The Corning Museum of Glass has unveiled plans to expand their museum with a 100,000-square-foot expansion designed by architect Thomas Phifer and Partners, the team who completed the award-winning North Carolina Museum of Art that was described by one architectural writer as a “museum building that strives to nearly disappear.”
As either an antidote or a companion (depending on your view) to its uber-expensive and iconic Clock Tower building, Brooklyn’s Dumbo neighborhood will get a different kind of tower this week — a water tower, which is actually a giant art project, a large and colorful public sculpture by Brooklyn artist Tom Fruin.
We reached out to Sotheby’s and Teamsters Local 814 President Jason Ide for comment on yesterday’s settlement of the 10-month lockout of unionized Sotheby’s art handlers in order to better understand their perceptions of the resolution.
The following is the full text of the press release by the Teamsters union regarding the settlement between Sotheby’s auction house and the 42 union art handlers.
Teamsters Local 814, which represents the 42 workers of the Sotheby’s art handlers’ union, has settled their 10-month dispute with the Sotheby’s auction house.