While staying as a house guest, a naked Le Corbusier defiled Gray’s minimalist, color-blocked walls that were only restored in 2015.
Marie Cuttoli, the Entrepreneur Who Brought Modern Art to the Textile Industry
Cuttoli recruited artists like Picasso and Man Ray to design textiles for her workshops in Algeria and shop in Paris, bringing Modernism to a broader audience in the early 20th century.
Danish Artist Drowns Le Corbusier’s Most Famous Building in Fjord
Somewhere in the distance, Celine Dion sings “My Heart Will Go On” as she pours one out for the French architect-idealist.
The Porn Cameos of a Chaise Lounge Co-Designed by Le Corbusier
A book by the pseudonymous pair Augustine and Josephine Rockebrune gathers some 150 stills from adult films featuring the sleek LC4 chaise lounge.
UNESCO Adds 17 Le Corbusier Buildings to World Heritage List
UNESCO announced Sunday that 17 of Le Corbusier’s 20th-century buildings will be added to its World Heritage List.
The Curious Fates of Famous Artists’ Pets
There’s a whole history of woe for the pets of famous artists, especially when the creative types decided no ordinary cat or dog would do.
Take a Bite Out of Modernism with MoMA’s 1988 Architecture Cookie Cutters
Which modern architecture icon makes a better cookie, Eero Saarinen’s sleek TWA Terminal or Frank Lloyd Wright’s spiraling Guggenheim Museum?
Digitally Deface Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye
Have you ever wanted to throw a piano or screeching cat at Le Corbusier’s pristinely white 1931 Villa Savoye in France?
Crimes of the Art
On this week’s art crime blotter: a performance artist faces charges for pooping on the Israeli flag, Le Corbusier chairs are stolen in India, and a graffiti artist sues singer Kiesza for featuring his murals in a music video.
New Year, New Freedoms! Here Is the Art Entering the Public Domain in 2016
The first day of a new year means new entries into the public domain! As we do each year for Public Domain Day, here’s a look at the artists whose work is now out of copyright.
Designers Reinterpret the Confused Legacy of Le Corbusier for the Tech Age
The Swiss Institute’s second annual architecture and design exhibition attempts to recapture the revelatory voice of Le Corbusier for the technological age. The results are more cumbersome than visionary.
Revisiting Le Corbusier as a Fascist
PARIS — Spoiler alert: The deplorable revelations recounted here will not ruin your appreciation of the sublime beauty of Le Corbusier’s masterpieces.