Anonymous Donors Open SF Art to All

Anonymous Donors Open SF Art to All

Anonymous donors are helping to make 21 different arts museums in San Francisco free for a weekend. The two-day event will take place over the weekend of December 3 and 4. The San Francisco Free Museum Weekend was created in collaboration by the Asian Art Museum, Fine...
Mondrian Painting May Be Upside Down

Mondrian Painting May Be Upside Down

A Mondrian original painting has likely been hanging upside down in various collections for over seventy years years, but who could tell? Piet Mondrian, a Dutch painter born in 1872, is widely held as one of the pioneers of 20th-century abstract art, with many of his...
Monet Painting Undamaged in Protest

Monet Painting Undamaged in Protest

Monet painting “Meules” (“Haystacks”) wasn’t damaged, in the latest food-based activist protest stunt. The climate activist group Letzter Generation (Last Generation) visited the Museum Barberini, just outside Berlin. Once inside, they put on workvests, and...
Damien Hirst Mixes NFTs and Fire

Damien Hirst Mixes NFTs and Fire

Damien Hirst burns 1000 of his own signature paintings, and he says he’ll burn thousands more to make his point about the value of art. “The Currency” is a project that Hirst began six years ago. He painted 10,000 unique paintings, all abstract works of colored...
SEE MONSTER Pioneers Reuse

SEE MONSTER Pioneers Reuse

SEE MONSTER is one of the UK’s largest art installations, built and planted on a mega-platform standing on the beach of Weston-super-Mare. The massive oil rig structure was once a gas platform n the North Sea. Weighing 450-tonnes, it was brought by barge to...
Abigail Disney vs The Mouse

Abigail Disney vs The Mouse

Abigail Disney puts out a documentary criticizing the legacy of her family, after years of outspoken disagreement. Abigail Disney is the granddaughter of company co-founder Roy Disney, Walt Disney’s brother and the numbers man behind the whole organization. For...
Met Opera Opens With Medea

Met Opera Opens With Medea

The Met Opera season opens for 2022, with a lushly dark staging of a play written over 200 years ago. “Medea” by Luigi Cherubini and François-Benoît Hoffman premiered in Paris in 1797, and turned heads then. It’s based on a much older play, written in the 400s...
Protestors Glued Their Hands to Italian Masterworks

Protestors Glued Their Hands to Italian Masterworks

Climate activists keep gluing themselves to artworks, and they’re not doing it out of any disrespect, but to force open a dialogue. Many of the original artists would probably have approved. In recent weeks, climate activists for Just Stop Oil and the Italian...
Nirvana Lawsuit: Nevermind

Nirvana Lawsuit: Nevermind

Nirvana wins a lawsuit over their 1991 Nevermind album cover, brought by the man who was featured on it as an infant. The cover of Nevermind by Nirvana, featuring a nude infant with nothing censored underwater in a pool being tempted by a dollar on a fishhook, was...
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