The Warhol Foundation is dissolving it’s Warhol Authentification Board, Inc. According to Warhol Foundation president Joel Wachs, the: ” … decision was driven by the financial toll the board’s operations have taken on the institution has a whole.”
According to the LA Times, Chuck Close, Laddie John Dill and the estate of sculptor Robert Graham are suing the world’s largest auction houses, Sotheby’s and Christie’s, for royalties they say they are entitled to under the California Resale Royalty Act.
Last week, Sotheby’s art handlers took their fight to London but today they’re back in New York and manning the picket lines on York Avenue.
Other than having a name that sounds like it could be a gay bar in a seedy part of town, Sydney’s Cockatoo Island is going to be hosting the largest urban art festival in the southern hemisphere starting November 4 and continuing until to December 11.
Maybe people are watching too much Law & Order, but the obsession with Vincent van Gogh and his ear, relationship with Paul Gauguin and tortured life are getting a little too much. Now, the latest theory … he was shot by teenage boys from Paris pretending to be American cowboys.
If until now no bold-faced art world names have jumped into the #OccupyWallStreet ring, Shepard Fairey has officially become the first major artist to throw his artistic support behind the protests by designing the invitation to tomorrow’s “The Occupation Party” in Times Square. WNYC’s Brigid Bergin has the full story.
An exciting find in Blombos Cave east of Cape Town, South Africa, is believed to be the world’s oldest art studio.
Take action now! Occupy Wall Street has issued an EMERGENCY CALL TO ACTION in order to stop the city of New York from evicted the protesters from Zuccotti Park under the premise of “cleaning” the park area.
Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love, will now also boast one of the world’s most impressive art collections. Forbes reported today that Judge Stanley Ott upheld his ruling that allows the Barnes Foundation to move its estimated $25 billion art collection from the suburb of Merion, Pennsylvania five miles away to downtown Philadelphia. While it seems that the Barnes has won this ongoing legal battle, opponents to the relocation are vowing not to back down.
LOS ANGELES — Four days into #OccupyLA, a small community is growing near the steps of Los Angeles City Hall, where protesters have set up camp. The site contains first aid and media tents as well as stages for performers and speakers. In the afternoon, some protesters screenprinted clothing while others worked on paintings for a public gallery. The scene in Los Angeles is a flurry of activity with artists working together to build a more visible movement.
“More than 10,000 items in the Walters Art Museum — about a third of the total collection — can now be viewed and downloaded online for free, without copyright restrictions.” [Baltimore Sun]
Damian Ortega, “Cosmic Thing” (2002) Disassembled 1989 Volkswagen Beetle, 265×296 in, The Museum of Contemporary At, Los Angeles, purchased with funds provided by Eugenio Lopez and the Jumex Fund for Contemporary Latin American Art. (image courtesy ICA/Boston) Mexico City is a hub for contemporary art spawning internationally renowned artists that participate in a global art […]