New Atlanta museum links human rights struggles of past and present

By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - A museum opening in Atlanta on Monday links the U.S. civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s to modern fights for human rights across the world to give visitors new insight on how the struggles are related, organi.....»»

[Via: yahoo][Cat: arts]May 22nd, 2017Related News

A Picasso hidden in a Picasso

A bearded man has been discovered in Pablo Picasso's "Blue Room" -- the painting, that is -- according to a US museum attempting to put an end to a decades-old question. In 2008, an infrared analysis of the canvas gave a preliminary confirm.....»»

[Via: yahoo][Cat: arts]May 19th, 2017Related News

Artist in profile: Phoria

Brighton-based five-piece alt electronia band Phoria has been gaining popularity with the release of three EPs, most recently "Display," out this past week. Phoria is Trewin Howard (vocals), Jeb Hardwick (guitar, visuals), Ed Sanderson (keyboard.....»»

[Via: yahoo][Cat: arts]May 19th, 2017Related News

Paris"s Picasso museum opening pushed back to Oct 25

The reopening of Paris's Picasso museum after an extensive five-year renovation has been pushed back by a month to October 25, France's Culture Minister Aurelie Filippetti said Monday. The reopening will coincide with the 133rd anniversary of Pi.....»»

[Via: yahoo][Cat: arts]May 18th, 2017Related News

Janelle Monáe Is The Most Defiant Artist Of Her Generation

Janelle Monáe is not willing to explain herself to you. She's not trying to fit into neat boxes of interpretation, and she'll follow her vision regardless of where that may lead in terms of commercial success......»»

[Via: yahoo][Cat: arts]May 18th, 2017Related News

Claude Monet "Water Lilies" painting sells for $54 million

An iconic "Water Lilies" painting by French artist Claude Monet sold for £31.7 million ($54 million, 39.7 million euros) at a London sale on Monday, the second-highest sum paid for his work on record. The 1906 painting "Nympheas" -- s.....»»

[Via: yahoo][Cat: arts]May 17th, 2017Related News

Madrid museum fetes Greco"s long reach into modern art

Madrid's top art museum the Prado unveiled a major show Monday about the master painter El Greco, exploring his influence on modern greats such as Francis Bacon and Jackson Pollock. "El Greco and Modern Painting" is part of a year-long seri.....»»

[Via: yahoo][Cat: arts]May 15th, 2017Related News

Chicago Lands George Lucas Museum

George Lucas can't resist the gravitational pull of the Windy City. Chicago has reportedly emerged the winner of a three-way battle with San Francisco and Los Angeles over which city would be home to the legendary filmmaker's museum of art and m.....»»

[Via: yahoo][Cat: arts]May 15th, 2017Related News

Raider of the lost art: George Lucas to set up museum in Chicago

Hollywood legend George Lucas's museum will be setting up home in Chicago, it has been announced. The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art (LMNA) will be constructed on a 17-acre site on the city's museum campus. "We are honored to be partnering w.....»»

[Via: yahoo][Cat: arts]May 14th, 2017Related News

NY"s Whitney Museum celebrates Jeff Koons with retrospective

By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. pop artist Jeff Koons' retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art brings his work full-circle because an exhibit at the New York landmark 40 years ago set him off on his groundbreaking career. Koo.....»»

[Via: yahoo][Cat: arts]May 13th, 2017Related News

City Opera conductor Julius Rudel dies at 93

NEW YORK (AP) — Julius Rudel (ROO-dell), general director and principal conductor of the New York City Opera for 22 years until 1979 and who led other operas around the world, died Thursday morning, his representative said. He was 93......»»

[Via: yahoo][Cat: arts]May 12th, 2017Related News

Artist in profile: Cathedrals

San Francisco-based indie electronic pop duo Cathedrals has been making waves with three tracks released over the past year. Cathedrals is Brodie Jenkins and Johnny Hwin, two friends who met in San Francisco. Hwin is a tech entrepreneur and part of the Mi.....»»

[Via: yahoo][Cat: arts]May 8th, 2017Related News

Artist Tracey Emin whoops as her "My Bed" fetches over $4 million

By Sarah Young LONDON (Reuters) - Tracey Emin's "My Bed," complete with cigarette butts, crumpled sheets and underwear, sold for 2.5 million pounds ($4.25 million) on Tuesday, a record for the artist, who was present at the auction and appl.....»»

[Via: yahoo][Cat: arts]May 4th, 2017Related News

Artist Tracey Emin"s unmade bed sells for $3.8 million

British artist Tracey Emin's controversial 'My Bed' sold for £2.2 million ($3.8 million, 2.8 million euro), almost double its guide price, at an auction in London on Tuesday. The work, a rumpled bed surrounded by the intimate debris of emp.....»»

[Via: yahoo][Cat: arts]May 2nd, 2017Related News

Artist in profile: Zella Day

LA musician Zella Day attracted fans with a cover of the White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army" spotlighting her acoustic fingerpicked guitar and sweet, earthy voice. Zella Day is an Arizona native (and a Pisces, she notes on Facebook) who grew.....»»

[Via: yahoo][Cat: arts]Apr 28th, 2017Related News

Stolen Matisse painting worth around $3 million returned to Venezuela

A painting believed to be a 1925 work by French artist Henri Matisse worth around $3 million was returned to Venezuela from the United States on Monday more than a decade after it was stolen from a museum in Caracas, Venezuela's government said. The .....»»

[Via: yahoo][Cat: arts]Apr 24th, 2017Related News

Philadelphia museum"s golden goddess glows again

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A symbol of the Philadelphia Museum of Art is once again looking radiant in bright shiny gold after a yearlong restoration......»»

[Via: yahoo][Cat: arts]Apr 20th, 2017Related News

Artist in profile: Astronomyy

The identity of UK singer/songwriter/instrumentalist Astronomyy remains a mystery, but his surf R&B is gaining plenty of enthusiastic fans. Learn more about the self-titled "songsmith" before he drops his debut EP. Latest track "Nothin .....»»

[Via: yahoo][Cat: arts]Apr 16th, 2017Related News

Portuguese artist asks public to lie under dismembered train

The Portuguese street artist Alexandre Farto doesn't just spray-can walls, he takes chisels and jackhammers to them, gouging out work on the streets that go way beyond graffiti into monumental reliefs. Farto, aka Vhils, may have gone a mite mainstrea.....»»

[Via: yahoo][Cat: arts]Apr 13th, 2017Related News

Japanese artist jailed for vagina boat says outraged, vows legal fight

By Minami Funakoshi TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese artist who made figures of Lady Gaga and a kayak modeled on her vagina said on Wednesday from jail she was "outraged" by her arrest and vowed a court fight against obscenity charges. Megumi Igaras.....»»

[Via: yahoo][Cat: arts]Apr 10th, 2017Related News