A federal judge certified a class action suit brought in 2010 by individual photographers and graphic artists along with the American Society of Media Photographers and several professional associations of photographers claiming copyright infringement by Google for reproducing their visual works in digitized books, Courthouse News reports.
It’s been one brilliant season for animals in art.
After years of taxidermy sculptures, live creatures are en vogue. Darren Bader offered up an iguana and adorable cats at his MoMA PS1 show. Bjarne Melgaard hired two adorable five-and-a-half-month-old white tigers to model collars made by designer Ms. Fitz for his show at Ramiken Crucible. This summer, Nina Beier will present “a performance in which a live dog plays dead as it lies on a Persian rug” at Metro Pictures. No doubt there will be more animal art on the horizon.
Eli Sudbrack, a founding member of the art collective Assume Vivid Astro Focus (AVAF), wears masks when staging his collective’s carnivalesque installations. In a new short video released by Art21, Mr. Sudbrack explains his reasoning, and it has nothing to do with mask fetishism.
If you walk the High Line park at night, you’ll see emus, elephants and psychedelic monkeys in mid-swing, all aglow. And this is without the use of hallucinogens. A group of artists including Sun Bae, Stuart Braunstein and Jordan Betten have transformed a Chelsea rooftop, between West 27th and 28th Streets, into a glowing sculpture garden with sound and video.
Peinture (Étoile Bleue), a 1927 painting by Joan Miró is one of Miro’s most important works to come to market and it will lead Sotheby’s Evening Sale of Impressionist & Modern Art in London on June 19, 2012. The painting, set against a brilliant azure background, is part of his ‘dream paintings’ cycle, a series of works created at the height of Miró’s engagement with the Surrealist movement. Others in the cycle are in the collections of the Metropolitan, the Tate Gallery in London and the Centre Pompidou in Paris.
Armory Week 2012
High-flying art advisers Thea Westreich and Ethan Wagner typically move gracefully through art fair openings, chatting with clients and dealers and then quickly moving on. However, at the Independent last night, they were up against the wall, not moving, arms spread. A photographer was snapping their picture.
The University of Iowa’s masterful Jackson Pollock, Mural (1951), which has generated its share of attention in recent years as state lawmakers have floated the idea of selling it to pay for various crises, is set to undergo a $300,000 restoration in coming years, according to the Des Moines Register.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15
Event: “Public Storage Blues” with Anthony Haden-Guest
The so-and-sos at Public Storage sold Anthony Haden-Guest’s 34-year accumulation of papers, books, art, music and clothes and everyone’s favorite arts writer has decided to fight City Hall with a little help from John Perry Barlow, Richard Kaplan, Peter & Nejma Beard, Mary McFadden, Christo, Read More
Emerging painter Erik den Breejen was slapped with a lawsuit after he informed Beach Boys lyricist Van Dyke Parks about a recent series he exhibited at Freight and Volume gallery based on the band’s infamous Smile album. As Artnet‘s Rachel Corbett reports, it wasn’t quite the reaction he expected.
Sotheby’s has sued and outed a pair of Chinese bidders who have not yet paid for their winning lots at auctions.
One of the buyers has failed to pay for her $8.9 million bid for a work by Zao Wou-ki, which actually set a new record for the artist. According to the Financial Times: