Tag: Artwork

Maya Lin To Create Public Artwork for Obama Presidential Center – ARTnews.com

Maya Lin, whose elegant blend of art, architecture, and landscape has won worldwide acclaim, has been tapped to create an installation for the campus of the Obama Presidential Center. The work will be placed in the Water Garden, named for former president Barack Obama’s mother, Ann Dunham. Titled Seeing Through the Universe, the sculpture will “feature an upright ‘oculus’” piece that mists and a ...

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Art charity responds after Tory MP calls exhibition artwork ‘divisive, racist crap’

The organisers of an expansive open-air art exhibition have responded after a Conservative MP condemned one of its installations. Neil O’Brien, the MP for Harborough, Oadby and Wigston, had criticised the artwork, which takes aim at “straight white men”, on social media.The piece, designed by Nadina Ali, is displayed on an advertising poster, and bears the instruction: “Hey straight white men, pass the power!”It ...

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Artory and Winston Art Group Announce Damien Hirst Artwork Investment Opportunity with Republic

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Artory and Winston Art Group (“Artory/Winston”), a first-of-its-kind joint venture that is creating unique investment opportunities in the art market, announced today an opportunity with investment platform Republic. Both accredited and retail investors can invest in Damien Hirst’s Psalm 116: Dilexi, quoniam. This important artwork was selected based on expert valuation, due diligence and verification of provenance. In this inaugural opportunity, Republic ...

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Vincent van Gogh self-portrait: X-ray uncovers secret artwork hidden for more than a century | UK News

A previously unknown self-portrait of Vincent van Gogh - complete with pre-severed ear - has been discovered, say experts.The artwork shows a bearded sitter in a brimmed hat with a neckerchief loosely tied at the throat. His left ear, which he famously cut off in 1888, is clearly visible.Believed to have been hidden from view for more than a century, the sketch was unearthed ...

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Who Was Kawanabe Kyosai, and Why Was His Artwork Important? – ARTnews.com

When it comes to Japanese printmaking of the 19th century, Hiroshige and Hokusai have tended to dominate the conversation. But a third figure, Kawanabe Kyōsai, has begun to enter the public view outside Japan, thanks in part to a recently closed survey at London’s Royal Academy of Arts. Notorious during his lifetime both for his art and for his eccentric personality, Kyōsai only lived ...

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Maurizio Cattelan Faces Plagiarism Lawsuit Over Famed Banana Artwork – ARTnews.com

Having recently avoided legal drama in France, artist Maurizio Cattelan is facing a separate lawsuit in the U.S. over his famed banana sculpture Comedian, which caused a stir at Art Basel Miami Beach in 2019. Artist Joe Morford has alleged that Cattelan plagiarized his work Banana & Orange (2000), which similarly features pieces of fruit that are duct-taped to a wall. Cattelan’s legal team ...

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Inspiring plastic waste artwork planned for North Berwick

Work to begin on eight-meter installation with vital environmental message A MURAL made up of 27,000 pieces of plastic collected from East Lothian beaches to illustrate the concerning levels of marine waste along Scotland’s coastline is going through the planning process. In partnership with North Berwick Harbour Trust, local businesses Jerba Campervans and Caledonia Horticulture have enrolled Julie Barnes – an award-winning local artist from Aberlady – to create ...

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