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Farewell to a vision of monumental whimsy: Claes Oldenburg passes away at 93 

Obituary A giant overturned ice cream cone suspended over the steely corner of a chrome-and-glass building in Germany’s Cologne; a colossal hamburger, pickle perched demurely on top, made of canvas and foam and cardboard, courting controversy in Ontario, Canada; a mammoth installation of a spoon with a jumbo cherry poised on its tip in Minneapolis,...


‘Basquiat painting’ in Orlando under FBI scrutiny; in New York, couple tries to casually walk away with his $45,000 painting

Young and enigmatic American Neo-expressionist Jean-Michel Basquiat is in the eye of the storm of recent news On view at the Orlando Museum of Art beginning February 12, 2022: 26 works by Jean-Michel Basquiat from 1982. Mark your calendars! 👑#HeroesandMonsters #Basquiat #OrlandoMuseumofArt pic.twitter.com/NmjO3OyTcl — Orlando Museum°Art (@omaorlando) January 17, 2022 Fresh concerns have erupted about...


Anna Sorokin of the much-binged Netflix show puts up her first art exhibit… from prison!

The eponymous main character of Shondaland’s ‘Inventing Anna’ has put up her first solo exhibit, in the form of 20 sketches drawn while incarcerated for grand larceny Anyone who has binge-watched the relatively recent Netflix offering, Inventing Anna, from the stock of noted American producer Shonda Rhimes, has probably been left both fascinated and disturbed...


Philip Guston all set to beat his own record at Sotheby’s auction 

Philip Guston might hit his highest ever auction bid next month. His 1950s Abstract Expressionist painting, Nile (1958), going under the hammer at Sotheby’s New York on 17 May is estimated to fetch between $20m and $30m, the highest ever for a work by the artist at an auction. The Art Newspaper reports that the...


Suspect in Museum of Modern Art stabbings arrested in Philadelphia

The suspect in the stabbing of two employees at the Museum of Modern Art in New York over the weekend was arrested early Tuesday in Philadelphia, the New York Police Department said. The man, Gary Cabana, 60, was identified by the NYPD as the suspect who jumped over a reception desk at the building and...


Metropolitan Museum picks Frida Escobedo for $500m revamp of its Modern and Contemporary art wing

Mexican architect Frida Escobedo will oversee the renovation of the Modern and contemporary art wing of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Escobedo, who is best-known for designing the Serpentine Pavilion in London’s Kensington Gardens in 2018, was chosen from a pool of five renowned architecture firms, prevailing over David Chipperfield, Ensamble Studio,...