The Art Newspaper, by Andrew Goldstein, has been covering the unfolding legal tête-à-tête between French photographer Patrick Cariou and Richard Prince over the latter’s appropriation of 30 photographs from the former for his Canal Zone (2008) exhibition at Gagosian Gallery.
First filed December 30, 2008, the complaint (.PDF link) alleges copyright infringement by Prince for the […]
While not contemporary, the story about the 1911 theft of the Mona Lisa is a fascinating episode of greed, conspiracy, secrets, lies, and more lies. An excerpt from the upcoming book, The Crimes of Paris: A True Story of Murder, Theft, and Detection, by Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler appears in the May issue of Vanity […]
On February 3rd, 2009, Intelligence Squared (IQ2US) hosted an Oxford-style debate on the motion, “The Art Market Is Less Ethical Than the Stock Market.” Panelists Richard Feigen, Michael Hue-Williams, and Adam Lindemann (”FOR”) and Chuck Close, Amy Cappellazzo, and Jerry Saltz (”AGAINST”) all presented their propositions, and what you get is a riveting exchange between […]
New Year’s Day was Thursday, January 1st and no good art was going to happen then as thoughts waxed and hangovers waned. Fast forward to the next Thursday (Jan. 8th) and you have yourself a major event. The art world came out in droves following the holidays, which stretched at least as far back as […]
Thanks to Edward Wyatt’s astute reporting at the NYTimes stretching back at least a year, I’ve been able to follow the unfolding saga of the Los Angeles museum world, which will undoubtedly result in a marked change to the cultural landscape there. The culmination of the year’s events came with an institution on the brink […]
The NYTimes’ Carol Vogel has been able to squeeze three days worth of coverage (Day one, two & three) regarding the exclusive Sotheby’s London auction of Damien Hirst works titled, Beautiful Inside My Head Forever. The 223 works were all bought by the auction’s close for a grand total of $200.7 million, exceeding estimates and […]
The NYTimes reports that The Museum of Modern Art has finally found a successor to John Elderfield, chief curator of sculpture and painting:
[Ann] Temkin assumes the curatorial post, considered the most prestigious in the field of Modern art, as MoMA gears up for its second growth spurt in less than a decade[…]
In addition to the […]
MSNBC.com has a piece on 798, one of the massive art spaces in Beijing gaining worldwide notoriety and dripping with a hip, trendy sheen unseen in the New York art world in recent times. More impressive is the sheer size of the space, owing to its previous life as a munitions factory.
(ARTINFO) Marc Chagall Window Vandalized; Seven Indicted in International Art-Fraud Schemes; Basel Rejects Claim from Heirs of Persecuted Art Dealer; Permit for Oil Drilling Near Spiral Jetty Denied; (NYTIMES) Russian and Rich: Art’s New Tastemaker; (ARTFORUM) Sugar Rush — Terence Koh’s Asia Song Society opening reception; Cory Arcangel live and the opening of the new […]
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 […]