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For the first time in nearly a decade, rich people invested more in art than wine

If you had near-endless amounts of money, what would you spend it on? Every year, global real estate consultancy Knight Frank and real estate firm Douglas Elliman dig into this question and compile the answers in The Wealth Report, which was unveiled in New York this week.<p>The report highlights the …

Real Estate

The History of Lunch as Seen in 6 Works of Art

The mid-day meal is a surprisingly popular subject for artists<p>Associated with the everyday rather than the sublime, food has long had an uncertain …

A Chinese artist is growing sweet potatoes as a form of art

A sweet potato is not a work of art, but growing one can be. A Chinese artist is out to prove it.<p>“Urbanization and gentrification have taken over China,” says Zijie, a 34-year-old Guangxi native. “Old houses and old towns are torn down. Urban villages are demolished to make ways for new, organized …

Sweet Potatoes

Textile Artist Creates Nature-Inspired Embroidery Art That “Grows” Beyond Its Frame

The ancient art of embroidery has made a resurgence lately, and contemporary textile artists around the world continue to come up with innovative ways to reinvent the craft. One artist to do so is Peru-based textile artist Ana Teresa Barboza, who creates colorful embroidery art that depicts natural …

Art

The mad genius of Takashi Murakami seizes the Vancouver Art Gallery

A wildly well-received collaboration with Louis Vuitton that, for more than a decade, splattered the luxury fashion house’s bags with fluttering …

Vatican to host major new Andy Warhol exhibition

Thirty-nine years after he travelled to Rome to meet Pope John Paul II, Andy Warhol will be honoured with an exhibition at the heart of the Vatican. …

Andy Warhol

New discoveries add value to Old Master drawings

In a bold move, Christopher Bishop Fine Art will anchor its exhibition with just one drawing at the 12th edition of Master Drawings New York (MDNY). …

Art

Google is building Bulletin, a hyperlocal community news service

Google is working on a new way to source and highlight hyperlocal news from citizen journalists.<p>It’s called Bulletin, and it lets anyone publish a news story just by blogging and sharing images and video straight from their phone through the platform’s mobile app – without the need to create an …

American Cities

Sotheby's wants AI to find your next art purchase

Most folks don't know much about art, but do know what they like. Auction firm Sotheby's has embraced that idea with its acquisition of Thread Genius, a company that uses AI to find art based on images of paintings, watches, furniture and other items. Sotheby's said it will marry the tech with data …

Art

Colorful Installation Transforms Warehouse Into a Psychedelic Painting

Berlin-based artist Katharina Grosse is renowned for transforming industrial gallery spaces, architecture, and landscapes into otherworldly environments that burst with vibrant color. Rendered in spray-painted fabric, the artist’s latest installation titled <i>The Horse Trotted Another Couple of</i> …

Streetwear

Picasso print worth $89K is among works included in Yellowstone Art Museum auction

Folks got nose-to-nose with a Pablo Picasso linoleum cut print valued at $89,000 at the opening Thursday of Art Auction 50 at the Yellowstone Art …

Art

Human-size spider web made of tape invites visitors to crawl inside

Tape may seem like an odd art medium to some, but one exhibition is changing minds by turning people into scurrying arthropods. Visitors to the Des …

Art

Damien Hirst has taken back control of his Instagram account and this is what we learnt

Art buffs will already be all over it, but earlier this month, Damien Hirst’s Instagram account took a slightly new direction. Up until now, it has …

Art

African contemporary art’s value is far greater than the current boom in sales

Contemporary African art has been in the art world’s spotlight for the last few years.<p>For the most part, that attention has come in the form of higher valuations for contemporary pieces, new galleries popping up in African cities or the proliferation of art fairs on the continent. This so-called …

Art

The Met museum brought a guy dressed up as a ninja turtle to admire Michelangelo's art — and people are turning it into a meme

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is currently hosting a big exhibition about the Renaissance-era painter Michelangelo Buonarroti, known for painting "The Sistine Chapel Ceiling" and "The Creation of Adam," as well as the sculpture "David." And who better to invite than Michelangelo himself?<p>And so …

Graduate School

Museums cost too much? Chicago Museum Week offers bargains but no blockbusters

Chicago Museum Week, which runs through Friday, won’t blow you away with its discounts or innovative cross-promotions or special events.<p>With a couple of exceptions, the annual banding together of the city’s museums to goose admission during nonpeak season offers a modest incentive to set aside …

Museums

Buckingham Palace Renovations Unearth Royal Artifacts From Queen Victoria's Reign

This is so cool! Queen Elizabeth's Buckingham Palace home is currently undergoing $460 million in renovations, (yes, you read that right!) and while …

Buckingham Palace

Tinky Winky actor dies suddenly at age 52

The performer best known for playing Tinky Winky on childrens show The Teletubbies has died.<p>Friends and family of Simon Shelton Barnes confirmed he died suddenly last Wednesday, just four days after his 52nd birthday.<p>Father-of-three Simon Shelton Barnes, who lived in the Georgian market town of …

Comedians

How the sushi boom is fuelling tapeworm infections

The good news, said A&E doctor Kenny Bahn, was that the patient who had turned up at the emergency department was not dying. That is about the only happy element of the story Bahn, who works at a hospital in California, went on to tell on This Won’t Hurt a Bit, a medical podcast, about a man who …

Medicine

Tyrus Wong, The 'Bambi' Artist Who Endured America's Racism, Gets His Due

The late Tyrus Wong, whose paintings formed the basis of Disney's iconic film, is finally receiving the recognition he deserves.<p>Even if you’ve never heard the name Tyrus Wong before, you’ve likely seen his work. Maybe not in a museum or gallery, but you’ve probably enjoyed the late artist’s …

Animation

Lifelike sculptures by Ron Mueck draw record crowds to MFAH's most popular exhibition ever

When it comes to art, impressionist painters are usually the biggest crowd pleasers at museums around the world. But at the Museum of Fine Arts, …

Vietnamese Art Has Never Been More Popular. But the Market Is Full of Fakes.

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam — The exhibition at the Fine Arts Museum in Ho Chi Minh City was billed as a triumphant homecoming for works by some of Vietnam’s most influential artists.<p>But Nguyen Thanh Chuong, a prominent artist himself, was stunned by what he saw.<p>Hanging on the wall was a painting he …

Fine Art

Leather grown using biotechnology is about to hit the catwalk

LEATHERMAKING is an ancient craft. The oldest leather artefact found so far is a 5,500-year-old shoe from a cave in Armenia, but paintings in …

Ira Hutchinson Brainerd | Edwin Davis French, A Memorial: His Life, His Art | New York: De Vinne Press, 1908 | The Met

French's work may be familiar to Watson Library readers, as he created two finely engraved bookplates for the Metropolitan. French produced several …

Frans Masereel: The First Woodcut Novelist

What defines our attraction to a particular artist? Education and experience can offer us opportunities to see an artist's work, but whether we like …

9 Breakout Artists from the Venice Biennale

We selected nine rising international art stars, from the Republic of China to Kosovo.<p><i>This article originally appeared on Creators.</i><p>Every two years, the Venice Biennale sets the stage for investigative art that represents the current human condition and grapples with identity, nationality, and …

Is It Time for a Woman to Run the Metropolitan Museum? Here Are 11 Candidates Who Could Do the Job

People<p>Critics and commentators have suggested the museum hire a woman as director. We've taken the liberty of suggesting some names.<p>,<p>If you’ve …

How Rembrandt Made His Etchings