Rindy Sam, the French artist who was arrested for planting a crimson kiss on an all-white Cy Twombly canvas, has been ordered to pay 1,500 euros to the painting’s owner, as well as a symbolic £1 to Twombly himself.
The painting is worth about $2.8 million and the prosecution claimed that 30 different products have been […]
Kara Walker’s traveling retrospective is on view at the Whitney through February 3, 2008.
Titled “My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppresor, My Love,” this comprehensive show should interest those with a passing interest in her work as well as longtime followers of her bracing, unapologetic silhouettes that tackle race and America’s history head-on.
Not yet 40 years […]
The © MURAKAMI retrospective at the Los Angeles MOCA, while spanning a massive 35,000 sq. ft. and nearly fifteen years of Takashi Murakami’s work, it’s the inclusion of his newest and most unique works that matter in this instance:
Of particular importance, is the debut of Oval Buddha, an enormous self-portrait sculpture in the guise of […]
Sanford Biggers is a conceptual artist based in New York. Born and raised in Los Angeles, he tackles the elements of culture in his work, which ranges from video to performance to works on paper. A two-year stint in Japan proved very influential, and since moving to New York in 1999, he has become a […]
Opening this weekend in the Lever House (Park Avenue and 54th Street) lobby is Damien Hirst’s latest, and quite ambitious, piece titled School: The Archaeology of Lost Desires, Comprehending Infinity, and the Search for Knowledge. The $10 million installation was purchased by the owner of Lever House, Aby Rosen, (who also owns the Seagram Building […]
Less than two weeks after a successful showing at auction, Banksy once again explodes onto headlines, allegedly unmasked, working, and on camera. The Times Online (UK) reports that a passerby was able to take a camera-phone snapshot of the man who had extended the street’s double yellow line into the flower you see pictured, as […]
Surprisingly under the radar, New York’s first art fair dedicated entirely to Asian contemporary art opened quietly yesterday with the invite-only cocktail and performance by Sin Cha Hong and the band, Second Hand Rose. An event of this magnitude should have had a more intense marketing blitz, and I’m still scratching my head over why […]