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Reconciling With Cezanne

You don’t look at a Cézanne, some ravishing late works excepted. You study it, registering how it’s done—in the drawings, with tangles of line and, often, patches of watercolor. – The New Yorker
Tags: Art, Visual, Cezanne, 06.21.21

How To Repurpose Those Office Skyscrapers?

Instead of designing buildings for specific purposes that may fade or disappear, architects and developers should create buildings that can accommodate a variety of uses, from offices to residential spaces to hotels to healthcare facilities. Towers should be designed to be neutral. – Fast Company
Tags: Art, Visual, 06.21.21

Here’s What It Takes To Move A 60,000-Pound Fresco By Diego Rivera

“After a four-year, multimillion-dollar undertaking involving mechanical engineers, architects, art historians, fresco experts, art handlers and riggers from the United States and Mexico, the 30-ton, 74-foot-wide-by-22-foot mural” — titled Pan-American Unity, painted in 1940 and installed at City College of San Francisco in 1961 — “has been carefully extracted and moved across town to San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, where it will go on display on June 28.” Carol Pogash reports on how it was...
Tags: Art, Mexico, San Francisco, United States, Visual, Diego Rivera, City College, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Carol Pogash, 06.22.21

Is It Okay To Resell An NFT Artwork If You’re The Artist?

Part of the problem with NFTs is that there is not yet any shared culture around reproductions or derivative works of short video, animations, or audio-visual works that derive their primary profit potential from NFT sales. – Slate
Tags: Art, Visual, NFT, 06.21.21

Giant “Marilyn” Statue Unveiled In Palm Springs — How Offensive Can It Get?

The aim is to saunter between a woman’s spread legs, look up her billowing dress and snicker at her panty-clad crotch — or, better yet, snap a photo for posting on social media. With Marilyn Monroe as its doleful model, this adolescent sculptural trash is presented as a welcome draw for desert resort tourism, battered during the COVID-19 pandemic. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Marilyn Monroe, Palm Springs, Visual, 06.20.21

Why The Pompidou Center Is Putting Its American Branch In Jersey City

“Free space and funding, mostly (and that 15-minute PATH [train] ride to Manhattan). In fact, the museum agreed to the four-story warehouse space sight unseen after a French cultural attaché visited the site once to seal the deal.” – Curbed
Tags: Art, Manhattan, Visual, Jersey City, 06.17.21

Banksy Loses More Trademarks In Europe

“The European Union’s intellectual property office just reinforced last month’s invalidation of a trademark owned by the British street artist Banksy. The latest rulings issued from the office’s ‘cancellation department’ this morning relate to two of the anonymous artist’s most famous images, Radar Rat and Girl with an Umbrella. The judgment was made in favor of Full Colour Black, a U.K. greeting card company which recreates Banksy’s works for sale.” – Artnet
Tags: Art, Europe, European Union, Banksy, Visual, 06.21.21

Why There Are So Few Skyscrapers In Europe

Of the 218 skyscrapers constructed on the continent to date, 66% of them are located in just five cities – London, Paris, Frankfurt, Moscow and Istanbul. – B1M
Tags: Art, Europe, Istanbul, Visual, 06.14.21, London Paris Frankfurt Moscow

Misogynist Artwork In China Draws Furor (In A Way It Didn’t Eight Years Ago)

The artist proceeded to rank the women “from the prettiest to the ugliest,” stringing together around 5,000 grainy clips into a nearly eight-hour-long video with numbers at the bottom of each image to indicate the woman’s ranking. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, China, Visual, 06.21.21

Do We Really Need Public Statues?

We want to mark important events and people. But which ones? And who should decide? And are we creating an unreconcileable hierarchy of what’s important (and what’s not). – Aisle Say
Tags: Art, Visual, 06.20.21

Where Is The Art World After COVID? Look To Documenta

Documenta is also a barometer for changes in the world around it, as a major new exhibition in Berlin demonstrates. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Berlin, Visual, Documenta, 06.19.21

Art Is Increasingly Being Used To Launder Money — The Feds Are Moving In

They have realized how useful art has become as a tool for money launderers, and are considering boosting oversight of the market and making it more transparent. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Visual, 06.19.21

Is Paris Supplanting London As The Visual Art Capital?

Part of the recent surge comes down to Brexit jitters. Since the UK voted to leave the European Union in 2016, industry players speculated that Paris would benefit where London lost. – ARTnews
Tags: Art, UK, London, European Union, Paris, Brexit, Visual, 06.16.21

Massive New National Museum Of Norway, Home Of ‘The Scream’, Has Opening Date

“Initially slated to debut in 2020, the museum in Oslo — officially called the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design — will now open on June 11, 2022. The [complex], which has been in the works for seven years, brings the collections of three of Norway’s most important art institutions — the former Kunstindustrimuseet, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the National Gallery — under one roof.” Here’s a first look inside the building, designed by German architects Kleihues + Schuwerk. ...
Tags: Art, Norway, National Gallery, Oslo, Visual, Museum of Contemporary Art, 06.16.21, Massive New National Museum Of Norway Home

Art For The Nose: In Paris, An Exhibition Of ‘Olfactory Sculptures’

“We have art for the eyes and music for the ears, but what about about creative stimuli for our sense of smell? A new show at Phillips auction house in Paris is addressing this question through a new show of olfactory sculptures by six artists, including Joana Vasconcelos and Adel Abdessemed, which incorporate uniquely created fragrances by perfumers.” – Artnet
Tags: Art, Paris, Visual, Phillips, Adel Abdessemed, Joana Vasconcelos, 06.17.21

Seattle Art Museum To Ditch “Greatest Hits” Narrative To Be More Inclusive

“The way the [American] galleries are organised now is a greatest-hits presentation very much focused on masterworks” by white artists from the 1600s to 2000s, she notes, including oil paintings, works on paper, sculptures and the decorative arts. “It’s very traditional and focused on a march through history that is ahistorical.” – The Art Newspaper
Tags: Art, Visual, 06.16.21, Seattle Art Museum To Ditch

Hong Kong Police Raid Gallery For Showing “Seditious” Art

They claimed to have received a complaint that the space was exhibiting “seditious” content—a criminal offense under Hong Kong’s controversial new national security law. – Artnet
Tags: Art, Hong Kong, Visual, 06.15.21

‘Miniature Pompeii’ Unearthed Under Derelict Movie House In Verona

“Construction workers renovating an abandoned cinema in the northern Italian city of Verona have stumbled upon what’s been dubbed a ‘miniature Pompeii’ during excavations of the building’s basement. The ancient site was probably abandoned after a fire, but ‘the environment was preserved intact, with the magnificent colors of the frescoed walls dating back to the second century,'” said the local preservation authority. – Artnet
Tags: Art, Verona, Pompeii, Visual, 06.15.21

Will Paris Supplant London As Europe’s Art Capital?

It could indeed happen. Christie’s is owned by François Pinault, CEO of luxury-goods conglomerate Kering (which includes, among others Yves Saint-Laurent and Gucci) and major art collector; French media magnate Patrick Drahi purchased Sotheby’s two years ago; mega-collector and LVMH chairman Bernard Arnault (a rival to Jeff Bezos for the title of world’s richest man) is based in the city as well. New museums and commercial galleries keep opening in the French capital — which is, of course, home...
Tags: Art, Europe, Jeff Bezos, Gucci, Lvmh, Visual, Christie, Sotheby, Yves Saint Laurent, Patrick Drahi, François Pinault, Bernard Arnault, 06.16.21, Will Paris Supplant London

Jennifer Packer Talks About How Painting Works

I’ve never seen a painting that looked real, but I’ve seen paintings that felt real. – Cultured Magazine
Tags: Art, Visual, 06.14.21, Jennifer Packer

Rem Koolhaas And Patrick Doan Re-imagine Maps Of Europe

National boundaries, it would seem, hold very little meaning at all. The squiggles hint at other political geographies, from the deeper past or some unimaginable future. – European Review of Books
Tags: Art, Europe, Rem Koolhaas, Visual, 06.13.21, Patrick Doan

Notre-Dame In Paris Needs More Millions To Rebuild After Fire

In the months after the catastrophic 2019 blaze, more than €800 million was raised to reconstruct the 13th-century cathedral. Why is the Diocese of Paris now seeking €6 million more? Not long after the disaster, the French parliament passed a law that the first round of money raised may be used only for structural work and conservation; these new funds will be for new furniture, lighting and sound fixtures, as well as for facilities for the millions of tourists who visit the church. – Yahoo! (A...
Tags: Art, Paris, Visual, 06.14.21

Why Was No Pulitzer For Cartooning Awarded This Year?

The five-person jury for the category picked the finalists but the larger Pulitzer Prize Board, which selects the winners for all the prizes in journalism and the arts, did not do so for cartooning because no consensus pick emerged. – Washington Post
Tags: Art, Visual, 06.14.21

China Goes All In To Become “Museum Power” — Opens Five New Museums A Week

In 2000 it had fewer than 1,200 of them. By the end of last year there were nearly five times as many. Helped by a decision in 2008 to allow free entry to most government-run ones, visits have also soared. – The Economist
Tags: Art, China, Visual, 06.12.21

Who Stole $30 Million Worth Of Art From Italy’s State Broadcaster?

“The Italian press has dubbed it the ‘sack of RAI.’ Investigators believe disgruntled former staff members stole a trove of artworks worth an estimated $30 million from the Italian public broadcasting company Rai over a period of decades.” – Artnet
Tags: Art, Media, Italy, Visual, RAI, 06.14.21

Have A Look At The New ‘Pop-Up’ Grand Palais In Paris

“The Grand Palais Éphémère, the €40 million temporary building that will host the Fiac and Paris Photo art fairs in Paris while the Grand Palais undergoes renovation, is opening on Saturday on the Champ-de-Mars overlooking the Eiffel Tower.” – Artnet
Tags: Art, Paris, Mars, Visual, Grand Palais, 06.10.21

The Modest New York Apartment That’s Home To An Amazing Art Collection

It belongs to Alvin Hall, 68, a broadcaster, financial educator and author, who, through good timing, taste and a bit of luck, began collecting in the 1980s and has been able to buy masterpieces by artists whose work is now worth much more. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Visual, Alvin Hall, 06.14.21, Modest New York

Art Historian May Have Found Two Unknown Gentileschi Paintings In Beirut

About his research at the palace, Gregory Buchakjian told Hyperallergic, “It’s a big house. There are no labels. It’s not a museum … Some paintings had labels, but they were not necessarily correct.” – Hyperallergic
Tags: Art, Beirut, Visual, Hyperallergic, 06.09.21, Gregory Buchakjian

A Major New Museum Rises In Orange County

The $93 million building by Morphosis Architects, the 80-personstudio founded by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Thom Mayne, was designed to be many things: the new home for a contemporary art museum — more than a decade in the works — that will nearly double exhibition space and raise the institution’s profile, for one. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Orange County, Visual, Pritzker Prize, Thom Mayne, 06.13.21, Morphosis Architects

In North Carolina, A New Statue Will Honor Formerly Hidden History

A few days ago, David Zucchino’s book on the 1898 Wilmington Massacre won a Pulitzer Prize. Now, a new statue is about to go up on the North Carolina-Wilmington campus, acknowledging and permanently memorializing the coup and massacre. The challenge for artist Dare Coulter: “‘How do you depict Black joy, resilience,”‘but also convey the horror of the massacre.” – Wilmington StarNews
Tags: Art, North Carolina, Visual, Wilmington, David Zucchino, North Carolina Wilmington, 06.13.21, Wilmington Massacre

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