Lebbeus Woods, visionary of conceptual architecture, died Oct. 30 in Manhattan at the age of 72. The cause of his death has not been announced.
Woods's designs and installations, which sought to redefine our conception of space, were exhibited in museums and galleries internationally. His work often reimagined cities in relation to current events. For example, he traveled to Sarajevo while it was under siege, and imagined the postwar city through a series of works depicting bombed buildings with appendages he called "scars" or "scabs" to depict healing.
Edvard Munch's pastel The Scream (1895), currently the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction, will appear at New York's Museum of Modern Art Oct. 24, 2012-Apr. 29, 2013. The work will go on public display for the first time in New York on the museum's fifth floor, and will be accompanied by several prints by the artist.
After two years behind shrouds and scaffolding, the Museum of Natural History's restored murals of Theodore Roosevelt will be unveiled this Saturday, September 15th. The three paintings, which cover more than 5,200 square feet, are the work of muralist William Andrew MacKay (1876-1939), whose work is also displayed at the Library of Congress and the Minnesota State House of Representatives.
Currently on view in the group show "Redux" at New York's Cristin Tierney Gallery (through Feb. 4) are two works by Joe Fig, both related to his 200