A Washington, D.C. judge has approved a plan to dissolve the Corcoran Gallery of Art and divide its collection between the National Gallery of Art and George Washington University. [NYT]
Shepard Fairey is painting a mural on the giant wall space that faces Houston Street and The Bowery. Last time he painted on that Read More
“Like some other art mavens I know, I thrilled to van Gogh when I was young, and then, with the snobbery of the insecure tyro aesthete, I took to disdaining him for his popularity.” Peter Schjeldahl sees all seventeen of the Met’s van Goghs, and battles with his demons. [The New Yorker]
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Impressive 40-lot consignment from the estate of David Pincus (described in the headline as a “Snoopy Lover”) will hit Christie’s next month. It’s estimated to make $100 million. [Bloomberg]
What does your corporate art say about you? A guest column from an advisor who buys corporate art. [NYT]
The Russian street artist known as P183, whose images caused a stir when they were published in January, is set to release new work, The Guardian reports.
The artist’s works have included a cut-out of a girl hanging baubles on barbed wire, an enormous pair of glasses with a lamppost for an arm, and a rioter with a flare painted on a flyover. He has been compared to British street artist Banksy for the stylistic similarities and for his penchant for painting murals that engage humorously and subversively with the buildings and environments in which they’re set.
When someone steals a Bansky mural, who has the right to get angry? Annie Shaw contemplates the problems of authenticating Banksys. [The Art Newspaper]
Banksy details his latest work, Cardinal Sin. [BBC]
Young, rich Chinese kids love to buy art. [The Guardian]
A warm feeling for the holidays: art vs. nihilism. [Art Market Monitor]
Growth in wine sales at the major auction houses slows due to global debt. Read More
Australian hotel group challenges visitors to find and steal a Banksy hanging in one of their hotels. [The Huffington Post]
The British government needs some $44 million to keep an unfinished Manet in the country, though it’s not exactly clear to whom this money will need to be paid. [The Guardian]
Art Fag City wins “Best Arts Blog” in the Village Voice Web Awards. [The Village Voice]
The street artist Banksy is said to be the creator of a statue recently unveiled at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, home to that city’s “Occupy London” protest.