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Richard Serra Is Carrying the Weight of the World - The New York Times
The 80-year-old artist, unlike his modernist forebears, counts pounds. He calls one coming exhibition his “heaviest show ever.”
RichardSerra  sculpture  art  profile  interview  NYTimes  2019 
21 days ago by inspiral
Artificial intelligence: art’s weird and wonderful new medium | How To Spend It
The brave new world of AI-generated artworks is captivating venerable institutions and pioneering collectors, says Francesca Gavin
art  creativity  artificialintelligence  review  FinancialTimes  2019 
march 2019 by inspiral
The French Burglar Who Pulled Off His Generation’s Biggest Art Heist | The New Yorker
The skilled climber and thief Vjeran Tomic, whom the French press referred to as Spider-Man, has described robbery as an act of imagination.
VjeranTomic  crime  art  thief  Paris  France  NewYorker  2019 
january 2019 by inspiral
The Great Chinese Art Heist | GQ
Strange how it keeps happening, how the greatest works of Chinese art keep getting brazenly stolen from museums around the world. Is it a conspiracy? Vengeance for treasures plundered years ago? We sent Alex W. Palmer to investigate the trail of theft and the stunning rumor: Is the Chinese government behind one of the boldest art-crime waves in history?
art  crime  repatriation  ChinaGQ  2018 
august 2018 by inspiral
Does Having a Day Job Mean Making Better Art? - The New York Times
But even the celebrity painters of the past half-century had to hustle at one point. As David Salle — who was financially insolvent at the time of his first show, held at the loft of a young dealer named Larry Gagosian in 1979 — admitted in a 2005 lecture, “It was common not to expect to be able to live from your art” in 1970s New York. Inclusion in the city’s top exhibitions during the ’80s brought Salle the fame that allowed him to spend “most days in my studio, alone,” no supplementary income required. Artistic success, it can often seem, means earning enough money from your art not to have to take a job.
art  artist  employment  income  history  trends  NYTimes  2018 
march 2018 by inspiral
High-end art is one of the most manipulated markets in the world — Quartz
To understand why, you must first understand the economics of art galleries in America and Europe. Almost all primary art sales—art bought from the artist as opposed to another collector—occurs through art galleries. Galleries set taste and prices—sets is actually an understatement. Galleries manipulate prices to an extent that would be illegal in most industries.
art  economics  review  Quartz  2018 
january 2018 by inspiral
The Confidence Man of American Art | by Jed Perl | The New York Review of Books
The trouble with Robert Rauschenberg is that adventure and innovation invariably confound order and tradition. Didn’t it ever occur to him that the search for perfection, however quixotic, is among the greatest adventures? Although this overstuffed show offers only a partial view of Rauschenberg’s megalomaniacal output—among the many embarrassments wisely overlooked is a series of bicycles edged with neon from the early 1990s—there are enough twists and turns to leave museumgoers in confusion. From what I could see when I visited Tate Modern on a weekday afternoon, visitors were intrigued, beguiled, baffled, bewildered, and sometimes just plain bored.
RobertRauschenberg  art  review  TateModern  exhibition  profile  NYReviewofBooks  2017 
april 2017 by inspiral
Nicholas Serota: even he was shocked by the success of Tate Modern | Art and design | The Guardian
He took a fusty institution and made it a world-beater. But with the Brexit vote and ongoing protests about sponsorship, whoever takes over will have a monumentally tough task ahead
NicholasSerota  Tate  art  management  profile  Guardian  2016 
september 2016 by inspiral
What drives art collectors to buy and display their finds? | Aeon Essays
Collectors drive the art world, but what drives art collectors? It’s less about aesthetics than self-identification
art  collecting  collectors  psychology  JohnPaulGetty  ElieBorowski  review  Aeon  2016 
august 2016 by inspiral
Con Art - The Morning News
“The high bidder at an auction has paid more money for a work than anyone else in the world thinks it’s worth at that point in time.”
art  artmarket  review  valuation  Artsy  MorningNews  2016 
may 2016 by inspiral
Barbican - Imran Qureshi
Barbican has commissioned the award-winning Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi to create a new body of work for The Curve.

For his first major London commission, Qureshi presents Where the Shadows are so Deep, a series of exquisite miniature paintings, drawing upon The Curve as a motif in this tradition. Beginning with gentle scenes of nature, the sequence of works gradually introduces darker elements, subtly implying the uncertainty of what lies around the bend. Hung at varying heights along the dramatic 90-metre span of the space, these delicate, jewel-like paintings lure the visitor in, demanding an altogether different kind of looking.
ImranQureshi  art  painting  exhibition  TheCurve  Barbican  2016  London 
february 2016 by inspiral
Apprentice Work
What is the potential of machine art, and can it truly be described as creative or imaginative?
art  machineart  digitalart  review  TechnologyReview  2016 
february 2016 by inspiral
The Art Market: Long winter for Old Masters -
Constable sells in London; Christie’s veteran defects to Sotheby’s; the tax status of private museums comes under scrutiny
art  artmarket  review  Christies  Sothebys  FinancialTimes  2015 
december 2015 by inspiral
Why eBay Is an Art Forger’s Paradise - The Daily Beast
When art enthusiasts go shopping for original Warhols, Picassos, and Basquiats on eBay, they are easy prey for forgers and scam artists.
art  fraud  ebay  TheDailyBeast  2014 
august 2014 by inspiral
Graffiti in Motion — re:form — Medium
“I was at a point where I was really bored of static graffiti,” says UK street artist INSA. “Even if I painted a huge mural anywhere in the world I realized more people were looking at the one or two photos of it that would circulate online, and it seemed a shame the level of work going into something that was only gonna be seen at 600 pixels wide.” In order to resolve this problem, INSA created even more work for himself, mapping out his mural-painting process into distinct stages and interjecting a photo session between each one. The result is a series of digital photos that INSA loops together into super-bold GIFs, which become an internet-exclusive viewing experience.
Insa  graffiti  animatedGIF  art  streetart  BMW  Medium  2014  contentmarketing 
august 2014 by inspiral
Modern art was CIA 'weapon' - World - News - The Independent
Revealed: how the spy agency used unwitting artists such as Pollock and de Kooning in a cultural Cold War
art  ColdWar  Russia  USA  propaganda  Independent  2014 
august 2014 by inspiral
The rise and rise of the superstar artists - The Art Newspaper
In an extract from her new book, Georgina Adam explains how a handful of artists have become multi-millionaires
ArtMarket  art  wealthy  growth  TheArtNewspaper  2014 
june 2014 by inspiral
The botmaker who sees through the Internet - Ideas - The Boston Globe
By imitating humans in ways both poignant and disorienting, Kazemi’s bots focus our attention on the power and the limits of automated technology, as well as reminding us of our own tendency to speak and act in ways that are essentially robotic. While they’re more conceptual art than activism, the bots Kazemi is creating are acts of provocation—ones that ask whether, as computers get better at thinking like us and shaping our behavior, they can also be rewired to spring us free.
DariusKazemi  profile  Twitter  Twitterbots  art  commentary  BostonGlobe  2014 
february 2014 by inspiral

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