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Thousands Have Signed an Online Petition for Jeff Bezos to Buy and Eat the Mona Lisa

For some bizarre reason, thousands of people want Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to buy and eat the Mona Lisa. To clarify, the Mona Lisa in question is not food, it’s probably the same Mona Lisa you’re thinking of—the painting by Leonardo da Vinci that lives in the Louvre Museum in Paris.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Law, Visual Arts, Paris, Artists, Jeff Bezos, Mona Lisa, Willem De Kooning, Robert Rauschenberg, Works Of Art, Bezos, Leonardo da Vinci, Louvre Museum, AMY ADLER, Salvator Mundi


NFTs Of Artists Vandalizing Their Art — What Could Go Wrong?

When the artist is the instigator of damage (to their own work, or that of another, such as Robert Rauschenberg erasing a Willem de Kooning work), the act of vandalism becomes part of an artistic strategy. – The Art Newspaper
Tags: Art, Willem De Kooning, Visual, Robert Rauschenberg, 06.08.21


To stay the same

Willem de Kooning said, “I have to change to stay the same.” Because whatever system we’re in is changing. Because every step we take changes the ground we walk on. Because while you’re busy trying to keep it all together, someone else is working just as hard to change it again. Some organizations, artists and leaders work to disrupt and innovate. And some seem content to close their eyes and will things to be exactly as they were yesterday or last year. Between the innovator and the...
Tags: Leadership, Uncategorized, Willem De Kooning


To stay the same

Willem de Kooning said, “I have to change to stay the same.” Because whatever system we’re in is changing. Because every step we take changes the ground we walk on. Because while you’re busy trying to keep it all together, someone else is working just as hard to change it again. Some organizations, artists and leaders work to disrupt and innovate. And some seem content to close their eyes and will things to be exactly as they were yesterday or last year. Between the innovator and the...
Tags: Uncategorized, Branding, Willem De Kooning


‘The Heist,’ Documentary About Bizarre Theft of De Kooning Painting, In the Works from XTR (EXCLUSIVE)

“The Heist,” the true story of the theft of Willem de Kooning’s iconic “Woman-Ochre” from an Arizona art museum, is in the works from “The Love Bugs” director Allison Otto. Nonfiction studio XTR will back the new documentary in partnership with Roots Productions’ Jill Howerton and Josh Kunau, the team behind “Biggest Little Farm,” Museum […]
Tags: News, Arizona, Willem De Kooning, XTR, Allison Otto, Jill Howerton, Josh Kunau, Biggest Little Farm Museum


Collection Worth $400 Million Donated To Seattle Art Museum

“[The gift is] 19 20th-century abstract expressionist and European masterworks — including those by Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning — from the Lang Collection, once owned by the late Medina philanthropists Jane Lang Davis and Richard E. Lang. The gift also includes an additional $10.5 million in dedicated funds for the museum.” – The Seattle Times
Tags: Art, Medina, Jackson Pollock, Willem De Kooning, Visual, Seattle Art Museum, 02.24.21, Lang Collection, Jane Lang Davis, Richard E Lang


Patti Smith’s Self Portraits: Another Side of the Prolific Artist

Young artists can understandably feel hesitant about trying new things. It’s hard enough to compete as a musician, for example. Why try to publish poetry or make visual art, too? Older, more established artists who branch out often have trouble being taken seriously in other fields. Patti Smith—poet, singer, memoirist, photographer, visual artist—has never seemed to suffer in either regard. “Her artwork has been exhibited everywhere from New York to Munich,” notes Dangerous Minds, “and in 2008 ...
Tags: Google, Art, Music, New York, College, Munich, Paris, Patti Smith, Rembrandt, Smith, Richard, Willem De Kooning, Robert, Robert Rauschenberg, Facebook Twitter, Robert Mapplethorpe


How to Invest in Art

Art investment is no longer the domain of eccentric art aficionados or connoisseurs of fine art. Nowadays, it’s easier than ever to use it as a way to diversify investments. Table of Contents More Mainstream Than Ever Before Low Correlation – A Superlative Aspect of the Art Market Dazzling Returns Examples of Lucrative Sales How to Invest in Art Bottom Line B efore you learn how to invest in art, you need to understand the opportunities presented by art to discerning investors. Andy ...
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How to Paint Like Willem De Kooning: Watch Visual Primers from the Museum of Modern Art

Before you learn how to paint like Dutch American Abstract Expressionist Willem de Kooning, you might ask, why should you paint like Willem De Kooning? Shouldn’t every artist have his or her own inimitable personal style? We might ask, why learn to play piano like Nina Simone or write prose like William Faulkner? If you stop at mere imitation, there may be no good reason to mimic the masters. But if you take their techniques and make them yours—steal, if you will, their best parts for yo...
Tags: Google, Art, College, Cia, Museum of Modern Art, Nina Simone, Jackson Pollock, Willem De Kooning, Moma, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Bob Ross, Agnes Martin, Bob Vila, William Faulkner, Durham NC Follow


Robert Mnuchin to Sell de Kooning Work for $25 to $35 Million at Sotheby’s New York

Robert Mnuchin will sell a Willem de Kooning, at Sotheby’s next month in NYC, estimated at $25 million to $35 million. “This was one of the best from that period,” says dealer David Nash. “Now, 15 years later, they are extremely rare. They’ve been dispersed to private collections and museums.” Read more at Bloomberg  
Tags: Art, New York, News, Art News, Minipost, Willem De Kooning, Sotheby, David Nash, Robert Mnuchin, Sell de Kooning Work


"Several household employees also made allegations of neglect, including that Ms. [Peter] Max withheld food from her husband and sometimes put 'large Brazil nuts' in his smoothies, on which he might choke."

"Not everyone agreed with the portrayal of an abusive marriage. One court-appointed lawyer testified that Mr. Max 'stated several times, without prompting, how much he loved his wife' and that removing him from their home could be 'highly detrimental' to Mr. Max’s mental well-being... Mr. Max continued to travel to the studio... and sign works of art, even as his condition steadily worsened....  The artist’s dementia, [a gallery employee said], made Mr. Max even more creative and prolific... Luk...
Tags: Art, New York, Law, Aging, Domestic Violence, Shanghai, Brazil, Cbs, Warhol, Alzheimer's, Times, Fake, Jeff Koons, Max, Damien Hirst, Willem De Kooning


Stolen and Recovered Willem de Kooning Painting to Be Sent for Restoration

The New York Times reports on a Willem de Kooning work stolen in 1985 and recovered in 2017, stating that it will be shown off before being sent for restoration. “The F.B.I. has kept this an open case,” says Olivia Miller, the University of Arizona Museum of Art’s curator of exhibition. “The painting has been at […]
Tags: Art, News, New York Times, Art News, Minipost, Willem De Kooning, University of Arizona Museum of Art, Olivia Miller, Recovered Willem de Kooning Painting


Behind the Banksy Stunt: An In-Depth Breakdown of the Artist’s Self-Shredding Painting

By now, even those of us who pay no attention at all to the art market have heard about Banksy's latest art stunt: a painting called Balloon Girl that, when it sold for $1.4 million at auction, then immediately shredded itself. Assessments on the intent and impact of the piece's self-destruction have varied: many have complained that, far from the bold statement against the economics of modern art it may have looked like (and many of Banksy's fans may well have come to expect from his ar...
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New York Mag Spotlights Discovery of de Kooning Works Heading to Auction

New York Magazine has a piece on dealer David Killen’s discovery of a series of unauthenticated works he attributes to Willem de Kooning works in a New Jersey storage locker, and his decision to auction them off himself after provenance issues scared auction houses off. “My hope,” Killen says, “is that serious people come to the exhibition, bring […]
Tags: Art, New York, News, New Jersey, New York Magazine, Art News, Minipost, Willem De Kooning, Killen, David Killen


Banksy Shreds His $1.4 Million Painting at Auction, Taking a Tradition of Artists Destroying Art to New Heights

The first time vandals defaced his sculpture, Dirty Corner, at Versailles, artist Anish Kapoor wrote an essay in which he considered his options: Should the paint that has been thrown all over the sculpture be removed? Or should it remain and be part of the work? Does the political violence of the vandalism make Dirty Corner “dirtier”? Does this dirty political act reflect the dirty politics of exclusion, marginalisation, elitism, racism, Islamophobia? The question I ask of myself is: ca...
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Did this unassuming small-town couple steal a $160 million Willem de Kooning painting?

When Jerry and Rita Alter died, a painting was found in their bedroom in the tiny town of Cliff, NM, and then was sold to an antiques dealer along with the rest of their effects for $2000. The dealer soon discovered that the painting was an original Willem de Kooning worth in the neighborhood of $150 million. The painting had been stolen in a daring raid from a Tuscon museum in 1985 and a recently discovered piece of evidence shows the Alters were in Tuscon on the day before the theft. The ...
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Who stole the $100M masterpiece? Clues emerge in year since recovery of Willem de Kooning painting

The painting "Woman-Ochre" by Willem de Kooning was stolen in 1985 from the University of Arizona and recovered at an estate sale in August 2017.            [Author: Arizona Republic]
Tags: News, University Of Arizona, Willem De Kooning, Arizona Republic


Dealer Discovers Purported Willem de Kooning Works in New Jersey Storage Locker

Art Dealer David Killen is claiming that the contents of a New Jersey storage locker he purchased for $15,000 includes works by Willem de Kooning and Paul Klee.  “Life is full of extraordinary discoveries, he says. “I’ve paid my dues. I’m ready for membership in the million-dollar club.” Read more at New York Post  
Tags: Art, News, New Jersey, Paul Klee, Art News, Minipost, Willem De Kooning, New Jersey Storage Locker, David Killen


When Robert Rauschenberg Asked Willem De Kooning for One of His Paintings … So That He Could Erase It

How to make a name for oneself in the art world? Every up-and-coming artist has to face that intimidating question in one way or another, but Robert Rauschenberg, now remembered as a leading light of the pop art movement, came up with a particularly memorable answer. When in 1953 he got the counterintuitive idea to make a drawing not by drawing, but by erasing, he at first tried erasing images he'd drawn himself. This brought him to the realization that not only should his erasing consti...
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Brian Eno’s Advice for Those Who Want to Do Their Best Creative Work: Don’t Get a Job

"Once upon a time, artists had jobs," writes Katy Waldman in a recent New York Times Magazine piece. "Think of T.S. Eliot, conjuring 'The Waste Land' (1922) by night and overseeing foreign accounts at Lloyds Bank during the day, or Wallace Stevens, scribbling lines of poetry on his two-mile walk to work, then handing them over to his secretary to transcribe at the insurance agency where he supervised real estate claims." Or Willem de Kooning painting signs, James Dickey writing slog...
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Hong Kong – Art Basel Hong Kong at the Hong Kong Convention Center, March 29th – 31st, 2018

Willem de Kooning at Lévy Gorvy, via Art Basel Marking the second major international art fair of this month, the global arts community has headed east, touching down in the towering metropolis of Hong Kong for the sixth edition of the Art Basel Hong Kong art fair.  Marking the continued shift of focus on the highest […]
Tags: Art, Hong Kong, Show, Art News, Featured Post, Willem De Kooning, AO On Site, Basel Hong Kong, Art Basel Hong Kong, Hong Kong Convention Center, Lévy Gorvy, Art Basel Marking


Microsoft's billionaire co-founder has an art collection worth as much as $750 million — see the painting he just sold for a cool $35 million

Art Basel Hong Kong is the premier art fair in Asia for millionaire and billionaire collectors to buy and sell art. China is now the second biggest art market in the world, after the United States. Art Basel Hong Kong kicked off this year with one of its biggest sales yet thanks to Microsoft co-founder and art world powerhouse Paul Allen. Allen sold an abstract painting by William de Kooning for $35 million to a very private collector. Every few months, the world's biggest art collectors ...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, New York, London, Microsoft, China, US, Trends, Paul Allen, Art Basel, Willem De Kooning, Allen, Miami Florida, South China Morning Post, Basel Switzerland, Artnet


Microsoft's billionaire co-founder just sold a painting for a cool $35 million to a mysterious buyer at Art Basel Hong Kong

Art Basel Hong Kong is the premier art fair in Asia for millionaire and billionaire collectors to buy and sell art. China is now the second biggest art market in the world, after the United States. Art Basel Hong Kong kicked off this year with one of its biggest sales yet thanks to Microsoft co-founder and art world powerhouse Paul Allen. Allen sold an abstract painting by William de Kooning for $35 million to a very private collector. Every few months, the world's biggest art collectors ...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, New York, London, Microsoft, China, US, Trends, Paul Allen, Art Basel, Willem De Kooning, Allen, Miami Florida, South China Morning Post, Basel Switzerland, Artnet


Star Wars characters added to real 17th century paintings in Pasadena exhibit

In one of the more than 200-year-old paintings now on display at a Pasadena art gallery, an Imperial AT-AT walker marches through the river near Castel Sant’Angelo in Rome as fishing boats drift by. In another, an astromech droid — an R2-D2 lookalike — presents a hologram to Saint Francis of Paola. Visitors might at first suspect the works of art on display in the new exhibition at Gallery 30 South could be modern recreations of antique paintings, with a pop culture twist. But the art is real — ...
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First for Iran as museum celebrates works of woman exiled for decades

First museum dedicated to solo female artist to display works by Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, who gained international acclaim during years of exileIran has opened its first museum dedicated to a solo female artist – Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, who has received widespread international attention during decades of exile.The nonagenarian doyenne of Iranian art and friend of Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning, had her first US solo museum exhibition at the Guggenheim in New Y...
Tags: Art, New York, US, World news, Iran, Culture, Middle East and North Africa, Art and design, Guggenheim, Willem De Kooning, Andy Warhol Jackson Pollock, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian


Iran opens first museum dedicated to female artist

Museum to display works by Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, who gained international acclaim during years of exileIran has opened its first museum dedicated to a solo female artist – Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, who has received widespread international attention during decades of exile.The nonagenarian doyenne of Iranian art and friend of Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning, had her first US solo museum exhibition at the Guggenheim in New York in 2015. Continue reading...
Tags: Art, New York, US, World news, Iran, Culture, Middle East and North Africa, Art and design, Guggenheim, Willem De Kooning, Andy Warhol Jackson Pollock, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian


How the CIA Funded & Supported Literary Magazines Worldwide While Waging Cultural War Against Communism

Over the course of this tumultuous year, new CIA director Mike Pompeo has repeatedly indicated that he would move the Agency in a “more aggressive direction.” In response, at least one person took on the guise of former Chilean president Salvador Allende and joked, incredulously, “more aggressive”? In 1973, the reactionary forces of General Augusto Pinochet overthrew Allende, the first elected Marxist leader in Latin America. Pinochet then proceeded to institute a brutal 17-year dictatorship ch...
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A de Kooning, a theft and an enduring mystery

The recent recovery of Willem de Kooning’s “Woman-Ochre” 32 years after it was stolen raised as many questions as it answered, including the motive for the heist.
Tags: News, Visual Arts, Nation, Willem De Kooning, Nation & World


Stolen $160M painting found at estate sale

An iconic painting by Willem de Kooning entitled, "Woman-Ochre," is returning home after being stolen 31 years ago.
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Stolen Willem de Kooning Painting Resurfaces 30 Years Later

A Willem de Kooning painting stolen from the University of Arizona Museum of Art over 30 years ago has been found in a New Mexico antiques shop. “For us, it was the equivalent of finding a lost wallet and returning it,” says David Van Auker, who found the piece. “It was a no-brainer.” Read more at NYT
Tags: Art, News, New Mexico, Art News, Minipost, Willem De Kooning, University of Arizona Museum of Art, David Van Auker