Press Release Category: Arts & Entertainment

Tate Liverpool Seeks Architecture Plans for $34 M. Refurbishment

Tate Liverpool, a part of the Tate museums network that opened in the North of England in 1988, has commenced a search for an architect for a “major reimagining of its landmark gallery on Royal Albert Dock Liverpool.” Housed in a historic former warehouse dating back to the 19th century, the museum was designed more…

One Work: Yolanda López’s “Tableaux Vivant”

Yolanda López’s “Tableaux Vivant” series (1978) comprises twelve color photographs depicting the artist as a young woman wearing running shorts and sneakers, adopting various poses: grinning toothily while thrusting one fist in the air and clutching a bundle of paintbrushes in the other; standing in coy contrapposto with her head cocked to one side, left…

London Department Store to Stage Massive Victor Vasarely Exhibition with Metaverse Twist

Victor Vasarely, Okta cor, 1973 Fabrice Lepeltier In a mash of collaborations between art, fashion, and technology, the Selfridges department store in London has partnered with fashion brand Paco Rabanne and Fondation Vasarely to present “Universe,” a physical exhibition and NFT and metaverse venture marking the 25th anniversary of the death of famed Op artist Victor Vasarely. The…

Could JPG Become the Tumblr of the NFT Space?

Proponents of NFTs argue that the novel technology is a radical force that will democratize art and push out gatekeepers. The truth is that NFTs remain inaccessible to many. The team behind JPG, a new website that aspires to be the Tumblr of the crypto world, is hoping to change that. “With JPG you can…

Artist Tracey Emin to Establish Art School, Residency Program in Margate

Turner Prize–nominated artist Tracey Emin will establish an art school and museum in her seaside hometown of Margate, England. She plans to house the school, titled TKE Studios, in a former bathhouse and mortuary located near her 30,000-square-foot studio, which was formerly a commercial printer. The Times of London first reported news of the school…

Icons to Icons: John Chamberlain at Gagosian

John Chamberlain, White Thumb Four, 1978, painted and chrome-plated steel, 71 ½ by 112 ½ by 32 inches. Courtesy Gagosian/©2021 Fairweather & Fairweather LTD / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York If John Chamberlain hadn’t planted his flag and declared himself crushed car guy back in 1957, somebody else probably would have, and they’d probably…

The Year in Artful Music (and Musicful Art): Sounds & Visions from 2021

In a year when the borders between art and everything else continued to grow ever more porous and open to potentiality, followers of art-adjacent music (and vice-versa) had much to appreciate. Historical examples lived on to show that the past was in many ways even more open and adventurous than the present, and then some…

Karl Lagerfeld’s Personal Effects Rouse Bidders at Paris Sotheby’s Sale

Sotheby’s auction house, prior to Karl Lagerfeld’s Estate Part II auction, in Paris. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) On Tuesday, the second live sale in a three-part auction series devoted to the estate of the late German designer Karl Lagerfeld generated €4.4 million ($4.9 million) at Sotheby’s in Paris. That sale brought the series’ total to $18.4…

Sotheby’s Owner Patrick Drahi Reportedly Considers Taking Auction House Public

Patrick Drahi, the owner of Sotheby’s, is reportedly mulling taking the auction house public. If Drahi does move forward with a plan to do an initial public offering, it would take place just a few years after he took the 277-year old auction private in 2019, ending its house’s 30-year run as a publicly traded…

Ford Foundation, MoMA to Launch Scholars in Residence Program

With the aim of finding new ways of looking at art history, the Ford Foundation will team up with the Museum of Modern Art to launch a scholars in residence program at that New York institution. Set to kick off in September 2022, the first iteration of the program will see three scholars conduct research…