Art & Licensing News

  • Art Review: Art Once Shunned, Now Celebrated in ‘Queer Archaeology; Queer Abstraction’
    Posted by HOLLAND COTTER on August 23, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    A lively show at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art both stretches “gay” and resists “normal.&rdquo […]

  • It’s a Diverse City, but Most Big Museum Boards Are Strikingly White
    Posted by ROBIN POGREBIN on August 22, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    A Times survey of New York City museums reveals that the lack of diversity starts at the top — with the board. […]

  • Documenta Work Faces Challenges by Far-Right Over Pro-Refugee Sculpture
    Posted by Sam on August 22, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    Documenta 14 is at the center of more political conflict this week, after a far-right German politician attacked a pro-refugee sculpture by Nigerian-born, US-based artist Olu Oguibe. Kassel city council member Thomas Materner, a member of Germany’s far-right AfD party, called the work “ideologically polarizing, disfigured art,” over its message. Curator Adam Szymczyk was reportedly “appalled” by the comments. […]

  • Maxxi Museum Partners with Bulgari for New Arts Prize
    Posted by Sam on August 22, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    Bulgari is aligning itself with Rome’s Maxxi museum to present a new prize for Italian contemporary arts, WWD reports. “The Premio Maxxi sees Italy at the center of the work of the artists involved,” says Jean Christophe Babin, Bulgari’s chief executive officer. “Supporting a prize that valorizes Italy but with significant international scope is in perfect harmony with […]

  • London’s National Gallery Buys Bellotto Landscape for £11 Million
    Posted by Sam on August 22, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    London’s National Gallery has bought Bernardo Bellotto’s The Fortress of Königstein from the North (1756-58) for £11,670,000 following the deferment of an export bar on the work, the Art Newspaper reports. The piece “shows Bellotto as one of the greatest view painters of his time,” according to director Gabriele Finaldi. Read more at Art Newspaper […]

  • NADA Miami Beach Announces 2017 Exhibitor List
    Posted by Sam on August 22, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    The Exhibitor List for NADA Miami Beach 2017 has been announced, with booths from 108 galleries from 16 different countries, including 23 galleries that have never shown at NADA before. “NADA was founded to fill a void in the art world by providing a community where lesser-known international galleries, emerging artists, artist-run spaces, and both young and established […]

  • Divisive Monuments? Put Them All in a Taiwan Park
    Posted by AUSTIN RAMZY on August 22, 2017 at 8:36 am

    Thousands of statues of a former dictator were erected across Taiwan. Getting rid of them hasn’t been easy. […]

  • New York- Carsten Höller: “REASON” at Gagosian Gallery through September 1, 2017
    Posted by A. Corrigan on August 22, 2017 at 3:20 am

    Carsten Höller, Double Mushroom Vitrine (Threefold), 2015. All images via Gagosian Gallery.   On view through September 1st, the Gagosian Gallery in New York presents REASON, an exhibition of recent work by Carsten Höller.  In this show, the artist’s first in New York since 2011, Höller unites scientific exactitude, play, and art through work that transforms the […]

  • Maurizio Cattelan’s Toilet Piece to Come Down at Guggenheim
    Posted by Sam on August 22, 2017 at 2:11 am

    Maurizio Cattelan’s golden toilet work, titled America, will conclude its popular installation run at the Guggenheim Museum on September, exactly one year after it was installed. “When the sculpture comes off view on September 15, [Donald] Trump will have been in office for 238 days, a term marked by scandal and defined by the deliberate rollback of countless civil […]

  • Donald Trump to Skip Kennedy Center Honors
    Posted by Sam on August 22, 2017 at 2:09 am

    Donald and Melania Trump will skip this year’s Kennedy Center Honors, the New York Times reports. “In choosing not to participate in this year’s Honors activities,” Kennedy Center leadership, David M. Rubenstein and Deborah F. Rutter, wrote, “the administration has graciously signaled its respect for the Kennedy Center and ensures the Honors gala remains a deservingly special […]

  • Artist Cai Guo-Qiang Gives NYT Tour of New Jersey Home
    Posted by Sam on August 22, 2017 at 2:09 am

    The New York Times takes a tour of artist Cai Guo-Qiang’s Chester, N.J home this week, designed by Frank Gehry.  ‘‘An artist is like a cook,’’ Cai says, ‘‘who needs not only the dining area but also the kitchen.’’ Read more at NYT […]

  • Who Is Really Making ‘Chihuly Art’?
    Posted by KIRK JOHNSON on August 21, 2017 at 10:52 pm

    Dale Chihuly, an artistic trailblazer who has long worked with teams, is facing a court battle that opens a complicated debate about age, infirmity and ego. […]

  • Show Us Your Wall: For Tony Kushner, It’s Angels Over the Breakfast Nook
    Posted by BRETT SOKOL on August 21, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    “Not everybody loves them as much as I do,” Mr. Kushner says of the ceramic angels hanging in the house he shares with his husband, Mark Harris. […]

  • Photographer Donates Thoreau-Inspired Artwork to the Morgan
    Posted by ANDREW R. CHOW on August 21, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    Abelardo Morell’s “Thoreau: 40 Journals in Chronological Order” will go on view on Tuesday. […]

  • How to Sell a Frank Lloyd Wright House
    Posted by JILL P. CAPUZZO on August 21, 2017 at 5:20 am

    A house by Frank Lloyd Wright is instantly recognizable, but what does it take to market, sell or even live in something designed by him. […]