Tag: Artworks

’This Is Not a Sculpture Park’: James Turrell and Other Art Stars Will Create Permanent Artworks for Saudi Arabia’s Desert ‘Valley of the Arts’

Land Art, associated with the 1960s, is witnessing a major resurgence in the Arabian Peninsula. A “Valley of the Arts”—Wadi AlFann in Arabic—is being created as part of a $15 billion AlUla masterplan to create a major cultural hub in Saudi Arabia. Five permanent artworks are planned for Wadi AlFann, which will be unveiled in 2024—artists James Turrell, Agnes Denes, Michael Heizer, as well ...

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British Museum presses on minting NFTs despite crypto crash—when will UK museums stop seeing artworks as assets?

After more than 50 outings, this Diary has scored a small victory; following my article on the carbon cost of the British Museum’s NFT sales, the company behind the operation has overhauled its environmental policy. Previously, La Collection said they would plant one tree per NFT created, but this underestimated the amount of carbon an NFT would produce over its lifetime (since each transaction ...

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Controversial Artworks to Know By Damien Hirst – ARTnews.com

Damien Hirst, who rose to fame in the ’90s as the enfant terrible of the Young British Artists, is best known for shocking audiences with his art—from dead animals suspended in formaldehyde to floating basketballs to collections of pills—and the high price tags that have now come to accompany his works. Hirst’s first came to prominence with his inclusion in the controversial 1988 exhibition ...

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Artworks Attacked at Dallas Museum of Art—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT, a 21-year-old man was arrested for allegedly breaking into the Dallas Museum of Art and seriously damaging at least four pieces on display, including a Greek amphora from the 6th century B.C.E., the Dallas Morning News reports. Initial reports had placed the value of the damaged works at $5 million, but the museum’s director, Agustín ...

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Art Industry News: The FBI Is Investigating the Authenticity of 25 Basquiat Artworks on View at a Florida Museum + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know this Monday, May 30. NEED-TO-READ Boy Thrown from Tate Modern Able to Celebrate His Birthday – The young boy who was thrown from Tate Modern’s viewing balcony in 2019 has been able to celebrate his birthday with ...

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Smithsonian American Art Museum Acquires More than 200 Artworks – ARTnews.com

As the country’s preeminent institution dedicated to the cultivation and study of American art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) carries the unique curatorial responsibility of capturing the expansive and multifaceted nature of the nation’s culture in its displays. During a complex and often fraught period in United States history marked by social and political upheaval accompanied by changing perspectives, a mindful approach to ...

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International Institutions To Acquire Artworks from Souls Grown Deep – ARTnews.com

On Monday, Souls Grown Deep Foundation and Community Partnership announced that Tate Modern in London, the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, and the Pinault Collection in Paris and Venice will acquire artworks from its collection. This marks the first time that works from the collection will be acquired internationally. The Souls Grown Deep Foundation holds the largest collection of artworks by Black artists ...

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Three Museums Acquire Seven Artworks at Expo Chicago 2022 – ARTnews.com

After a two-and-a-half year hiatus due to the pandemic, Expo Chicago, which opened its 2022 edition on Thursday, is making up for lost time. Last November, the fair announced that it would expand its Northern Trust Purchase Prize to facilitate the acquisition of three artworks to three museums: the Pérez Art Museum Miami, the Portland Art Museum, and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. ...

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The 25 Best Artworks About the American Flag – ARTnews.com

In 1970, at the Judson Memorial Church in New York, Jon Hendricks, Faith Ringgold, and Jean Toche opened “The People’s Flag Show,” an art exhibition that has gone down in history not for what was on view but for what happened once the exhibition let visitors in. Shortly after it was inaugurated, police arrived at the show, which itself was intended as a protest ...

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