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Lost painting auctioned after discovery in Stuart Little film

A long-lost avant-garde painting has been sold at auction in Hungary, after an art historian rediscovered it being used as a prop in the film Stuart Little.<p>Sleeping Lady with Black Vase by Hungarian artist Robert Bereny fetched a price of 229,500 euros (£182,000; $285,700) at the auction held at …

Art

Beyoncé scores her best looks from this obscure Brooklyn designer

Nobody says no to Beyoncé.<p>When the superstar singer searched for an outfit for the 2013 Super Bowl, her styling team hustled to find the right …

Everybody’s an Art Curator

As more art institutions outsource exhibits to the crowd, is it time to rethink the role of the museum?<p>By<p>Ellen Gamerman<p>Ellen Gamerman<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>This winter, the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History will feature an exhibit of works relating to the ocean, with paintings and …

Museums

Pomplamoose 2014 Tour Profits

(or Lack Thereof)<p>Pomplamoose just finished a 28-day tour. We played 24 shows in 23 cities around the United States. It was awesome: Nataly crowd …

San Francisco

Tour New York’s Underground Art Museum

New Yorkers and tourists may head to the Met and MoMA to look at art, but many of the city's best works lie beneath the streets, as part of the MTA's …

Articles about 5 modern chimneys on Dwell.com - Dwell

It’s been awhile since we last visited the City of Light, so here’s a jaunt to five modern abodes we adore.<p>Refresh your home for the summer season with these simple modern upgrades.<p>When it comes to outdoor adventure, the folks at AutoCamp are experts.<p>Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us …

Prefab Homes

Lee Miller: In Hitler’s bathtub

Vogue model, Surrealist muse – and war correspondent. As a combat photographer with the US forces during WWII, Lee Miller created a unique historic record.<p>“I was living in Hitler’s private apartment in Munich when his death was announced.” These words came not from a high-ranking Nazi officer or a …

Art

Sotheby's enlists eBay to expand live auction bidding | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two of the biggest names in auction sales, the traditional Sotheby’s and the digital pioneer eBay, said on Monday they are joining forces to make it easier to buy antiques, collectibles and works of fine art online.<p>The two plan to stream selected auctions with live bidding in …

Drone video of downtown Tampa goes viral

You’ve probably never seen Tampa like this, mostly because the technology to produce this kind of video didn’t exist until fairly recently.<p>A local …

Saatchi Art

“Have no fear of perfection; you’ll never reach it.” —Salvador Dalí

The Wilson House: The Laminate House in Temple, Texas

I have seen the photos of the Wilson house before, but never bothered to find out more about it until last month (shame on me). I was searching for …

The Paris Debate: Must Preservation Inhibit Urban Renewal?

<i>What is the preservationist's role in our modernizing world? According to Michael Allen of Next City, preservationists exist to ensure that</i> …

Urban Design

Local Council Blocks Removal of Banksy Mural

Art World<p>,<p>After British street artist Banksy‘s recent “Spies” mural in Cheltenham was concealed behind scaffolding, allegedly to be removed and sent …

10 Game-Changing Auctions

Galleries<p>Today's records and art stars came straight out of yesterday's headlines.<p>& ,<p>Art Basel and the London summer auctions are behind us, and the …

Fine Art

Why we should stand up for good taste

We shouldn’t have to accept all statements on art as equally valid personal opinions – some works are good and others are just bad, writes Tiffany Jenkins.<p>“It is natural for us to seek a Standard of Taste,” wrote the Scottish philosopher David Hume in 1757, “a rule by which the various sentiments …

Aesthetics

Jeff Koons: Sex, shock tactics and cold hard cash

Cheesy purveyor of ostentatious kitsch or witty satirist? Alastair Sooke examines the questions and controversies surrounding the celebrated artist Jeff Koons.<p>Is any artist in the world more controversial than Jeff Koons? Since emerging in the 1980s, the American has been a media sensation – …

Art