Some good news for Manhattan’s Seaport Museum, which has been in financial trouble for quite some time, as they received a $2 million grant from the Lower Manhattan Development Corp.
A Scottish Castle commissioned four Brazilian street artists to paint their walls and now they are fighting to have them stay that way.
Vogue Nippon (Japanese Vogue) Editor-at-Large Anna Dello Russo delivers a new perspective on Orientalism in her latest shoot with model Crystal Renn. Outfitted in standard high fashion looks by Dolce & Gabbana, Renn’s eyes are epicanthicized with the use of good old-fashioned household tape.
Near Arne Jacobsen’s SAS Hotel and a stone’s throw from Tivoli Gardens is a peculiar building painted by Danish artist Poul Gernes. Labeled as part of his “Decorations” on his website, this multi-colored building is a flash of color in the city. I’ve been told architects hate it, but I’m more curious what others think. Vote now.
On March 24, 2004 in Johannesburg, South Africa, a mammoth sculpture of legendary former president and icon Nelson Mandela was unveiled. Over 15 feet tall, this sculpture was commissioned to stand in the center of Nelson Mandela square in Sandton City, an upscale shopping mall in a well-to-do part of the city.
Here at Hyperallergic we are pretty fond of Williamsburg. It’s the home of our shmancy offices, Journal Gallery and some other pretty great arts institutions and galleries. There is no denying that its changed quite significantly in the last few years. Unfortunately, my favorite neighborhood arts building, Monster Island, is closing.