MoMA Plays a Concrete Tribute to Abstract Expressionist Willem de Koonong
December 24 2011 5:42 AM EST
New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) has devoted for the first time a complete display of the major artworks of abstract expressionist artist Willem de Koonong, who is regarded as one of the most prolific artists in the 20th century.
Steve Jobs Statue Unveiled (PHOTOS)
December 21 2011 5:21 PM EST
A Hungarian sculptor and software company have found a way to honor the late technology guru Steve Jobs.
Manga Lovers Can Get Their Fix on NOOK Devices
December 20 2011 6:39 PM EST
A major book retailer is raising its game by making manga available on its electronic reading device – and in the proper right-to-left format.
Coffee Bean Mosaic Makes Guinness World Records
December 13 2011 7:19 PM EST
An Albanian artist has landed himself in the Guinness World Records again thanks to a mosaic he made out of one million coffee beans.
Steal This Banksy! Australian Hotel Chain Encourages Art Theft
December 13 2011 6:13 PM EST
The No Ball Games promotion is a game of skill, not chance.
Lost Masterpiece by Adriaen Coorte Sets World Record at Bonhams
December 13 2011 1:11 AM EST
A previously unrecorded painting by Dutch painter Adriaen Coorte was auctioned for £2.1 million, thereby setting a new world record.
U.S. Gallery Buys Velazquez Painting for $4.6 Million
December 10 2011 7:34 AM EST
A newly discovered portrait of Spanish painter Diego Velazquez was sold to a U.S. gallery - Alfred Bader Fine Arts of Milwaukee - at a price of $4.6 million by auction house Bonhams.
Sotheby’s to Auction Apple Inc.'s Founding Contract from 1976
December 10 2011 12:59 AM EST
New-York based auction house, Sotheby's, is all set for a historic sale featuring contract papers that helped establish Steve Jobs' Apple register as a corporate body, back in 1976.
Jerry Robinson Dies at 89: Joker Creator, Comics Legend [INTERVIEW]
December 08 2011 3:26 PM EST
The stronger the villain, the more the hero has to win in the end. That was the thinking process of Jerry Robinson, a legend of the Golden Age of DC Comics, when he created the Joker, the greatest Batman villain of all time. I interviewed Robinson in 2008: here are the comics legend's thoughts on Batman, Heath Ledger and the future of comics.
5 Reasons Why We Love 'Entertainer of the Year' Daniel Radcliffe
December 08 2011 10:57 AM EST
Daniel Radcliffe has been named Entertainer of the Year by Entertainment Weekly, and the honor is well-timed.
Da Vinci's ‘Battle of Anghiari’ Prompts Art Row between Historians
December 07 2011 8:52 AM EST
A petition has been signed by art historians to prevent the drilling of holes into a fresco in Florence's Palazzo Vecchio. The fresco may contain artwork by acclaimed Italian Renaissance polymath, Leonardo Da Vinci.
Remembering Steve Jobs: Hungarian Sculptor Builds Tech Wizard's Bronze Statue [PHOTOS]
December 07 2011 12:59 AM EST
In remembrance of the late Steve Jobs, the chief of Hungarian software maker Graphisoft Gabor Bojar has commissioned a bronze statue of the legendary Apple co-founder. The statue, crafted by Hungarian sculptor Erno Toth, will be delivered on Dec. 20.
Year in Pictures 2011: The Top 25 Most Powerful Images [PHOTOS]
December 06 2011 5:03 PM EST
2011 was the year of Arab Spring, Hurricane Irene, the dismantling of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, and countless political, cultural and scientific advances and upheavals. It was also a year of photos. From the UC Davis pepper spraying to the death of Osama bin Laden, relive 2011 through some of the most powerful images of the year.
Turner Prize to be Awarded First Time in Non-Tate Venue
December 05 2011 10:31 AM EST
Turner Prize, one of the contemporary art world's biggest events is all set to take place on Dec.5, 2011 to honor the very best of the current British award.
Mayor Bloomberg’s Girlfriend Threatens to Resign from Sotheby’s Board
December 04 2011 5:56 AM EST
Diana Taylor, who is the girlfriend of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and is a Sotheby's board member, has threatened to resign if any demands of the auction house's art handlers are met.
Probe Ordered into Art Forgery by Manhattan Gallery
December 04 2011 5:33 AM EST
Authorities from Manhattan federal court are investigating whether paintings and drawings sold by a 165-year old art gallery, Knoedler & Co., including purported works by Jackson Pollock and other Modernist masters, are nothing but expert forgeries.
Miami Art Museum Receives $35 Million, to be Renamed After Donor
December 03 2011 10:13 AM EST
The Miami Art Museum will be renamed the Jorge M. Pérez Art Museum of Miami-Dade County after $35 million naming gift by a donor.
X-Rays Reveal Unfinished Rembrandt Self-Portrait
December 03 2011 12:47 AM EST
With the assistance of X-ray scanning, art experts have identified another self-portrait of Dutch painter Rembrandt.
Robert Pattinson Gets Another Wax Figure; Taylor Lautner to Get His First [PHOTOS]
December 01 2011 6:24 PM EST
Team Edward and Team Jacob fans have something to look forward to: Robert Pattinson just got another wax figure at Madame Tussauds, and one of Taylor Lautner is on the way.
Scottish National Portrait Gallery Ready for Public (PHOTOS)
November 29 2011 4:10 PM EST
The Scottish National Portrait Gallery is ready for the public after undergoing renovation.