Art

There’s A Wave Of Forgeries Coming To The Print Market, Warn Art Experts

“Since the dawn of the internet, the problem of phony art being sold has only grown, experts say, and the primary coin of the forgery realm has long been the fake print, which is relatively easy to create, often difficult to detect and typically priced low enough to attract undiscriminating novi ...

Thomas Campbell’s Challenges At San Francisco’s Fine Arts Museums

It is not clear how Campbell will rebrand the museums, but he casts the de Young as a strong American arts institution and the Legion as a “treasure chest like the Frick, Kimbell or Neue Galerie, where we have an opportunity to double down on connoisseurship and scholarship of the European tradi ...

Top Galleries Blast Art Basel In Letter Over Hong Kong Fair

The letter, addressed to Art Basel global director Marc Spiegler and Adeline Ooi, its director Asia, did not mince words when airing complaints about the state of the fair amid the Hong Kong protests, which have been going on for months. It claims that “many people who normally attend the fair h ...

Could The Dirt-Poor Alabama Hamlet Famous For Its Quilts Become An Art Destination Like Marfa?

“The thinking goes: If Marfa, the pint-size Texas town located a three-hour’s drive from the nearest airport, can become a site for pilgrims seeking to commune with Donald Judd’s Minimalist art, why can’t Gee’s Bend become a magnet for art historians, craft enthusiasts, and American hist ...

MA PROGRAMME PUPPETRY IN FOUR CENTRAL EUROPEAN ACADEMIES

Study your Master in puppetry at Central European universities in Budapest, Bratislava, Prague, Białystok! The PuppeTry focuses on different artistic and teaching methods of the participating academies. The programme supports students to find their own artistic approach and become versatile art ...

NEA Releases Results Of Latest Survey Of Public Participation In The Arts

Among the key findings: 74% of American adults engage with the arts via electronic media, 54.3% attend arts events, and 53.7% create or perform art themselves. Three states, D.C. and metro Cleveland have particularly high rates of attendance at performances, while Vermont, Montana, and metro Dalla ...

Smithsonian To Send Popular Obama Portraits On A National Tour

Kehinde Wiley’s official portrait of President Obama and Amy Sherald’s painting of the first lady, like the Obamas themselves, broke boundaries. L.A.-born, New York-based Wiley and New York-based Sherald were the first African American artists to be chosen by the National Portrait Gallery for ...

Klimt Thief: “We Have Given A Gift To The City”

Last Friday, when art historians confirmed its authenticity through X-rays to see if the original painting was there, Ermanno Mariani got the curious call, and the voice was oddly familiar. The man on the phone said he was the person Mariani had previously interviewed about the theft. Mariani als ...

An Extraordinary Boots-On-The-Ground Arts Philanthropist In Atlanta

“My desire to give evolved from going to a lot of museums, art galleries and live performances,” he says. “It took years to develop my taste, but once I was on the ground, seeing what these entities could do, it was easy to want to step up and help. I actually wonder why more people don’t ...

A New Museum That’s Betting You’ll Pay For A More “Experience” Experience

The museum is betting that in a city where tickets to the Museum of Ice Cream cost $38, visitors will be willing to pay for the privilege of experiencing photography in a way that feels more like socializing than doing homework. (Admission for adults is $28; more than at the Museum of Modern Art ...