Art & Licensing News

  • Marilyn Minter’s Take on Sexuality, Dirt, Pimples and All
    Posted by RANDY KENNEDY on October 26, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    “Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty” opens at the Brooklyn Museum. It holds a mirror up to our culture’s obsession with a sensuality that seems to deny the body. […]

  • Battling London’s Great Fire of 1666 With Minecraft
    Posted by DOREEN CARVAJAL on October 26, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    The London Museum’s “Fire! Fire!” exhibit uses the game to recreate Pudding Lane, where a blaze that started in a bakery consumed thousands of homes. […]

  • Meeting ‘the Other’ Face to Face
    Posted by RANDY KENNEDY on October 26, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    With “The Enemy” project at M.I.T., the photojournalist Karim Ben Khelifa hopes to engender a form of empathy beyond the reach of traditional documentary film. […]

  • New York – Pedro Reyes: “Doomocracy” at Brooklyn Army Terminal Through November 6th, 2016
    Posted by Sam on October 26, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    Pedro Reyes, Doomocracy (Installation View), via Art Observed Doomocracy, the long-anticipated collaboration between Pedro Reyes and Creative Time, has opened at the Brooklyn Army Teminal in Sunset Park, bringing a timely “house of horrors” to a city preparing for both the thrills and chills of the Halloween season, and an election cycle that has been […]

  • Critic's Notebook: Look Who’s Smiley Now: MoMA Acquires Original Emoji
    Posted by AMANDA HESS on October 26, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    The Museum of Modern Art has acquired the original set of 176 emoji that were designed by Shigetaka Kurita. […]

  • Pipilotti Rist Speaks to Artforum on New Museum Survey
    Posted by Sam on October 26, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    Pipilotti Rist speaks to Artforum this week, as the artist’s opens her New Museum survey, Pixel Forest.  “Pixel Forest is, in a way, reconciling daily and nightly lights with our synapses and inner feelings; I try to bring a poetic order,” she says. “It’s a very emotional, intuitive work that converges both the technological and the biological.” Read […]

  • Israel’s Divisive Culture Minister Miri Regev Profiled in NYT
    Posted by Sam on October 26, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    The New York Times has a lengthy piece on Miri Regev, Israel’s Culture Minister, and the rift she has created between the state and its left-leaning creative class.  “There’s a new group on the right that says: We’re unwilling to bow our heads any longer,” she says. “We’re unwilling to let the left decide for us if we’re […]

  • Top Turin Museum Official Resigns Over Ongoing Spat with City’s Mayor
    Posted by Sam on October 26, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    One of the top museum officials in the Italian city of Turin has resigned following a public spat with the city’s mayor.  Patrizia Asproni, the head of the Turin Museum Foundation, stepped down after the city’s populist mayor, Chiara Appendino, publicly criticized her over the failure to secure a Manet exhibition.  The feud underscores growing uncertainty over support for the arts in […]

  • Ulay Revisits His 1976 Art Heist Performance in Berlin
    Posted by Sam on October 26, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    Ulay is interviewed in The Observer this week, discussing his 1976 piece There’s a Criminal Touch to Art, in which he entered New National Gallery in Berlin and stole a painting by Carl Spitzweg.  “I made a statement that this was a demonstrative action, not a theft in the traditional sense,” he says, referring to the work as a “protest action, […]

  • $35 Million Gerhard Richter Set to Sell at Phillips in New York
    Posted by Sam on October 26, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    A 1963 piece by Gerhard Richter, said to be from the collection of Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen, is set to sell at Phillips‘s New York Contemporary Evening Sale next month, estimated to reach upwards of $35 million.  “This is a defining early Richter,” says Jean-Paul Engelen, worldwide co-head of 20th century and contemporary art at Phillips. “The […]

  • Miami-Dade College Loses Court Case Against Dealer Gary Nader
    Posted by Sam on October 26, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    Miami-Dade College has been legally ordered to pay the legal fees for art dealer Gary Nader following litigation over Nader’s failed attempts to build a cultural center at the school’s campus.  Nader alleged that the school had conspired with another bidder in the attempt to redevelop a parking lot in downtown Miami that resulted in his failed attempt to build a […]

  • Clinton? Trump? Rockwell Voter Painting May Bring Many Washingtons
    Posted by JOSHUA BARONE on October 26, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    Norman Rockwell’s 1944 work “Which One? (Undecided; Man in Voting Booth)” will be on view at Sotheby’s beginning Nov. 4, ahead of a Nov. 21 auction. […]

  • A Dubious Old Master Unnerves the Art World
    Posted by NINA SIEGAL on October 26, 2016 at 11:55 am

    New works by Frans Hals rarely surface, and this portrait was unknown — both reasons it deserved more scrutiny, scholars say. […]

  • Cate Blanchett Morphs a Dozen Times in ‘Manifesto’
    Posted by ROBIN POGREBIN on October 25, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    The actress inhabits 12 characters, all reciting words from 20th-century artists’ manifestoes, in this high-minded installation by Julian Rosefeldt. […]

  • A Retort to Shrinking Screens, in an Ultra-Immersive Show at the Whitney
    Posted by MIKE HALE on October 25, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    “Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905-2016” explores the multidimensional possibilities of film, historically and today. […]