Watts Tower, along with artworks by Jackson Pollock, Diego Rivera and Rembrandt, will be among those undergoing conservation work under the auspices of Bank of America's Art Conservation Project. This year, 24 museums in 16 countries have been awarded grants totaling about $1.5 million from the program, which provides funding to support the conservation of significant works of art. Read More
With the opening of the 55th Venice Biennale this past weekend, several countries and artists received Golden Lions and other awards and honors.
Cats, those darlings of the internet, will be the stars of "The Cat Show" (June 14-July 27) at New York's White Columns. Curated by writer and artist Rhonda Lieberman, the group exhibition hopes to raise awareness of the plight of stray cats put down by overburdened pounds and shelters. Among the over 50 participating artists are Matthew Barney, Elizabeth Peyton, Richard Prince and Andy Warhol. Read More
Last night's contemporary art sale at New York auctioneer Phillips totaled $78.6 million, falling short of the evening's high estimate of $110 million. The undisputed star of the evening, Andy Warhol, accounted for three of the evening's top 10 sales, with his silkscreen painting Four Marilyns (1962) ringing in at $38.2 million. The house found buyers for 31 of the 38 lots offered. Read More
Following public outcry, New York's Museum of Modern Art is reconsidering plans to raze the former home of the American Folk Art Museum, located next door to MoMA's 53rd Street location. This new hope for the Tod Williams and Billie Tsien-designed building comes with the announcement that architecture firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro have been commissioned to plan the MoMA's imminent expansion. Read More
Mixed Media, 212 x 66 inches, Courtesy the artist.
Artist Kirstine Roepstorff was born and trained in Denmark, but lives and works in Berli