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'Guilty' verdict on the spectacular 2010 Paris art theft

The man responsible for France's biggest-ever art robbery, Vjéran Tomic, has been sentenced to eight years in prison. But where are the stolen masterpieces, worth 100 million euros, now?<p>For an over 100 million euro ($106 million dollar) art heist in 2010, Vjéran Tomic was sentenced to eight years …

UK News

MoMA PS1’s courtyard will be transformed by a robotically-woven luminescent canopy

Jenny Sabin Studio’s Lumen is coming to the Queens institution this summer<p>Come summer, the courtyard of MoMA PS1 in Long Island City might be one of the most refreshing places to be in the city. The institution recently announced the winner of its annual Young Architects Program competition, which …

Art Galleries

Movado Teams up with Ives Béhar For a Wonderful Design

Home » Luxury Watches » Movado Teams up with Ives Béhar For a Wonderful Design<p>Fine watchmaker <b>Movado</b> has recently teamed up with the renowned Swiss …

Watches

Editors’ Picks: Art Events to See in New York and Beyond This Week

Events and Parties<p>Don't miss these.<p>,<p><i>Each week, we search New York City for the most exciting, and thought-provoking, shows, screenings, and events.</i> …

Art Galleries

Jenny Sabin to create robotically knitted canopy for MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program 2017

New York-based architectural design practice Jenny Sabin Studio has won MoMA PS1's Young Architecture Program competition with plans for a shelter …

Art Galleries

Arctic Hysteria.

A still from Arke’s 1996 video Arctic Hysteria shows the artist naked and crawling across a photograph of Nuugaarsuk Point in Greenland. Photo …

Art

Paris’s Spiderman Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Art Heist

PARIS — A cat burglar was handed an eight-year prison sentence by a criminal court here on Monday for stealing five masterpieces from one of the city’s finest museums.<p>Vjeran Tomic, 49, had confessed to the theft of five paintings worth over 104 million euros (about $110 million), during a predawn …

The Arts

Looking Past Words: Twitter Movement Helps People Notice Typefaces

On Saturdays, Jim Stokes searches for typefaces.<p>And on the floors of parking lots, the displays in antique stores and the dust jackets of his modest 4,000 book science-fiction collection, he finds them.<p>Then, he waits until Sunday to post them on Twitter.<p>Stokes, 60, participates in the weekly …

Typography

6 Genuinely Cool German Cities That Aren’t Berlin

For travelers, Germany has two personas: the kitschy quaint towns filled with gable roofed houses, and the edgy underground. From the outside it can …

Travel

Venezuelan art promoter, journalist Sofia Imber dies at 92

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Sofia Imber, who turned a garage into the Caracas Museum of Contemporary Art and became one of Venezuela's most influential women journalists, died Monday in the capital. She was 92.<p>The former director of what was once among Latin America's most important art galleries …

Art

The Interaction Design Foundation: A movement to create accessible and affordable Ivy League-level design education

About The Interaction Design Foundation<p>We are an independent non-profit initiative with an objective that sounds like a paradox: that of increasing …

UX Design

Fascinating F1 Fact:74

In Grand Prix racing history, there have been two Henri Durands, both from the town of Mamazet, near the celebrated fortified city of Carcassonne, in …

Motorsport

MoMA PS1 Selects 'Lumen' By Jenny Sabin Studio For 2017 Warm Up

<i>Lumen (Jenny Sabin Studio)</i><p>It's unseasonably warm today, so it's the perfect time to think about MoMA PS1's big outdoor summer installation. The …

Art Galleries

Your Week Untapped: Top 10 NYC Events February 18 – 24th, 2017

It's the start of President's Day weekend and we've got plenty to distract you from the news in the current Presidency, if that is what you …

Art Galleries

More than science fiction: society's deepest fears and hopes in film

The Retrospective section of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival is dedicated to one of the most visually stunning genres: science fiction, with films showcasing imaginary worlds in an imperfect future.<p>"For a storyteller, a perfect future is the most boring thing one could imagine," says …

Science Fiction

What Comes After Kickstarter Fame? If You're Lucky, The MoMA Store

The museum store has become an unlikely champion of products that started out on Kickstarter. Here's why.<p>When the Lumos helmet—a smart bike helmet with integrated turn signals and brake lights—launched a Kickstarter campaign in 2015, it set a goal to earn $125,000 from backers. It met that amount …

Kickstarter

New York Museums Signal Their Resistance to Trump

The day after Donald Trump was elected President, the Boston-based artist Annette Lemieux called the Whitney Museum and asked it to alter her installation “Left Right Left Right,” then on view in the show “Human Interest.” She made the piece in 1995, mounting black-and-white photographs of raised …

Art Galleries

10 Things to Do in NYC Now

_____<p>It’s a big city, with plenty to do, see, hear and watch. This guide is a sampling of cultural highlights taking place in New York this weekend and over the week ahead. And there’s much more where these came from.<p>POP & ROCK<p><b>A Hitmaking Diva With Serious Pipes</b><p><b>Ariana Grande at Madison Square Garden</b><p>…

Music

Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison at Various Small Fires

<i>“Our work begins when we perceive an anomaly in the environment that is the result of opposing beliefs or contradictory metaphors. Moments when</i> …

Museums of Contemporary Art

In pictures: the W* photography desk's daily digest of visual inspiration

Art

11 Amazing Acts Of Love Inspired By Trump's Islamophobia

Always look for the helpers.<p><i>For HuffPost’s #LoveTakesAction series, we’re telling stories of how people are standing up to hate and supporting those most threatened. What will you stand up for? Tell us with #LoveTakesAction.</i><p>President Donald Trump’s dark view of Islam has significant implications …

Religion

First Look: Inside Björk's MoMA Retrospective - Creators

<i>Björk</i>, the mid-career retrospective that opens on March 8, fills the Museum of Modern Art with over 20 years of the iconic artist's work. From Songlines, its narrative multimedia tour through her seven studio albums, to <i>Black Lake</i>, the immersive installation that puts viewers inside a custom-made …

Art

New Ways to See Non-Fiction: How MoMA Doc Fortnight Brings a Fresh Perspective to Documentary Films

The Museum of Modern Art's 16th annual Doc Fortnight, which runs from February 16 to February 26, includes some unorthodox programming choices — but …

Documentaries

New Directors/New Films 2017: ‘Patti Cake$,’ ‘Beach Rats,’ ‘Person to Person’ Lead Slate

New Directors/New Films, the annual New York festival of work by emerging filmmakers presented by the Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of …

Art Galleries

Museum of Modern Art’s 16th Doc Fortnight expands the definition of docs

Now in its 16th year, the Museum of Modern Art's Doc Fortnight continues to highlight trends and developments in documentary as it expands the range …

Art Galleries

9 Beautifully Minimalist Craft Beer Designs

When it comes to craft beer labels, the offensive, animalistic, and downright frightening get a lot of attention. While those are all head turners, …

Beer

Seven artists from the nations banned by US everybody should follow (including Donald Trump)

Islam, feminism, war and borders – themes that will resonate in art in the years to come.<p>On January 27, President Donald Trump issued an executive …

Art

In Poland, the Art of Confession Gets Personal - Creators

“Love is the theory and shame is the practice,” intones Hannah Black’s voice over the backing track of Rihanna’s “What’s My Name.” Spinning, disembodied white limbs, painted nails, and stilettos sprouting from their ends in Black’s 2013 video, <i>Intensive Care/Hot New Track</i>, showing as part of <i>Ministry</i> …

Art

Visionary Architecture: 10 Grand Unbuilt Structures of the World

<i>(Images: Discover 10 stunning examples of visionary architecture)</i><p>Few aspects of history are more compelling than a ‘what if?’. What if Germany had …

Architecture

Pre-sale guarantees set to create new high for Sotheby's Impressionist and Modern art sales

Although auction sales took a dive last year, pre-sale estimates suggest that a new high is on the cards for London’s Impressionist and Modern art sales later this month. The last peak was in February 2014 when these sales realised £414 million, including the buyer’s premium. Estimates for this …

Art History