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Art & Licensing News

  • FBI Investigating Alleged Art Fraud
    Posted by Sam on October 20, 2018 at 12:59 am

    A fine art consultant in New York and an interior designer in Florida are facing charges of fraud after allegedly using an elderly woman’s identity to buy a Mark Rothko for $6.4 million and an Ad Reinhardt work for $1.16 million at Sotheby’s, AP reports. “Our discussions with the purchasers raised significant suspicion and concern for the elderly client they […]

  • Last Chance: Four Knockout Group Shows to See Now
    Posted by ROBERTA SMITH on October 19, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    From eight centuries of the art now called Surrealist to startling new takes on assemblage from Port-au-Prince, our critic finds a heady mix of old and modern, sex and politics in these powerhouse gallery shows. […]

  • Jenny Holzer Profiled in New York Magazine
    Posted by Sam on October 19, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    Jenny Holzer gets a profile in New York Magazine this week, reviewing her recent work and her approach towards creating her bracing, direct brand of text art. “I have made much of my work sex-blind and anonymous so that it wouldn’t be dismissed as the work of a woman,” she says. “I don’t want to be looked at […]

  • Critic’s Pick: Is Sarah Lucas Right for the #MeToo Moment?
    Posted by MARTHA SCHWENDENER on October 19, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    Ms. Lucas, whose career survey is on view at the New Museum, was part of a punk-era correction around class and gender. Now, with disintegrating borders and fluid genders, her art is being tested. […]

  • Critic’s Pick: Bruce Nauman Reappears: Pay Attention
    Posted by HOLLAND COTTER on October 19, 2018 at 7:39 pm

    “Disappearing Acts” lets us see with clarity where the artist stands and why he is pertinent to our wrenching moment. […]

  • Barbara Kruger to Reprise MOCA LA Installation
    Posted by Sam on October 19, 2018 at 7:27 pm

    Barbara Kruger will reprise her iconic installation Untitled (Questions) on the facade of LA’s Geffen Contemporary, the LA Times reports. “People in this city didn’t realize what a gem this building was,” Kruger says of the space. “It was able to shape-shift and be altered in brute, really material ways. It wasn’t a precious over-designed museum.” Read […]

  • Documenta 14 Obelisk to Stay on View in Kassel
    Posted by Sam on October 19, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    Kassel’s controversial obelisk sculpture, installed during Documenta 14 last year, Monument to Strangers and Refugees by artist Olu Oguibe, will remain on view permanently in the city, following protests, defacement, and a temporary removal at the beginning of the month.  “There was no way that I could possibly agree with, or approve of, or be party to the […]

  • Los Angeles – Olafur Eliasson: The Speed of Your Attention at Tanya Bonakdar Through December 22nd, 2018
    Posted by Sam on October 19, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    Olafur Eliasson, Straight Back (2018), via Art Observed Tanya Bonakdar Gallery is currently presenting Olafur Eliasson: The speed of your attention, the first solo exhibition dedicated to Eliasson at the gallery’s recently inaugurated Los Angeles location. The phrase “the speed of your attention” was introduced to Eliasson by Joe Dumit, an anthropologist at UC Davis who conducted […]

  • New York Museums Cease Use of Saudi Funds for Programs
    Posted by Sam on October 19, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    The Met and The Brooklyn Museum will reportedly halt the use of Saudi Arabian money for programs on Middle Eastern art, support coming from groups tied to the Saudi government. The move comes after the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi after entering the Saudi embassy in Turkey. “While this conversation and a subsequent public colloquium were to […]

  • The Week in Arts: ‘Wildlife,’ Terrence McNally, American Ballet Theater
    Posted by THE NEW YORK TIMES on October 19, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    With barely contained fury, Carey Mulligan stars as a Montana housewife in Paul Dano’s directorial debut. […]

  • Mario Buatta, Interior Designer and ‘Prince of Chintz,’ Dies at 82
    Posted by ENID NEMY on October 19, 2018 at 3:16 pm

    He made exuberant use of pillows, fringes, swags, tassels, bows and ruffles for a list of clients that included the famous as well as the merely rich. […]

  • Sagrada Familia, a Barcelona Masterpiece, and Scofflaw?
    Posted by RAPHAEL MINDER on October 19, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    The basilica will pay $41 million to settle a dispute over taxes, infrastructure and a building permit the city says the church should have gotten a century ago. […]

  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar takes another bite of Japanese market with JS Pancakes
    Posted by Robert Hutchins on October 19, 2018 at 11:51 am

    A suite of 14 The Very Hungry Caterpillar themed pop-up cafes and menu items will be setting up shop in JS Pancakes locations across Japan. It’s part of a new partnership between the popular pancake chain and The World of Eric Carle. Under the deal, JS Pancake will feature themed foods, fanciful ... […]

  • Sanrio brings Mr Men and Little Miss to Spin Master's new storytelling projector Moonlite
    Posted by Robert Hutchins on October 19, 2018 at 11:51 am

    Sanrio has partnered with the global toymaker Spin Master to bring its popular Mr Men and Little Miss brand to the company’s new story projector, Moonlite. The partnership arrives in the form of a new Mr Men Gift Pack as it brings the Mr Men and Little Miss brand to the award-winning smartphone ... […]

  • Funimation ends cross-licensing deal with Crunchyroll as it eyes global growth
    Posted by Robert Hutchins on October 19, 2018 at 11:50 am

    Anime distributor Funimation has ended its cross-licensing deal with Crunchyroll after two years, as the Sony-owned outfit looks to expand its global presence. The decision not to renew the 2016 deal with Crunchyroll - now fully owned by AT&T after it acquired Chernin Group’s stake in Otter ... […]