here are some links to get you through this rainy Friday: The Velvet Underground went bananas over some iProducts, then they settled for an undisclosed amount. State Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville-R has proposed a bill to prevent the sale of the DIA collection, and protect cultural assets from bankruptcy proceedings in general. However, itContinue reading “In Lieu of Sunshine….”
Danish artist, Martin Martensen-Larsen, plans to turn the body of a convicted murderer, currently on death-row in Texas, into a work of art. The prisoner, Travis Runnels, has donated his body for the piece, which will be painted gold and modeled on Lincoln’s Memorial. The artist has already begun to prepare his argument against theContinue reading “Friday Link Round-Up”
The number of defendants has grown since Peter Paul Biro filed his libel complaint against David Grann, a writer for The New Yorker, in 2011. In addition to Condé Nast (parent company of The New Yorker), Biro also seeks to recover from Gawker Media, Jackson Pollock biographer Evelyn Toynton and Yale University Press, and PaddyContinue reading ““With all due respect your Honor, that has nothing to do with anything.” OR: What I Learned at the Biro v. Condé Nast Oral Arguments”
The Art Newspaper tells us: Now that a temporary export ban has been lifted from the work by the UK government, French newspaper Le Figaro says the Middle Eastern state has acquired Picasso’s Child with a Dove for £50m.
ArtInfo reports: The Louvre is closed today because of pickpockets.
The New York Times reports: Cubism, Which Changed Art, Now Changes the Met, as the museum takes in a trove of signature works, which includes 33 Picassos, 17 Braques, 14 Légers and 14 works by Gris. The group of works is valued at more than $1 billion.
On Thursday, April 11th, the U.S.-Asia Law Institute will host a screening of the award-winning documentary “Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry,” which will be followed by a panel discussion with director Alison Klayman, Professor Jerome Cohen, art historian Joan Cohen and art curator Ethan Cohen. For more information about the film go to: http://aiweiweineversorry.com/. RSVP toContinue reading “April 11: "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry" Film Viewing and Panel Discussion at NYU”
The New York Times discusses how the family of Parisian gallery owner Paul Rosenberg has evidenced documents showing that “Woman in Blue in Front of Fireplace” was confiscated from them by the Nazis in 1941, and must be returned to them by the Norwegian Museum currently in possession. This topic may be of particular interestContinue reading “Matisse’s Return to Paris?”
ArtDaily reports: Britain’s Tate Gallery pulls naked girl prints by ‘paedophile’ artist Graham Ovenden.
ArtInfo reports that a Montreal artist was arrested yesterday for posting a photo of a piece of anti-police street art.