Quote of the Day

“…it turns out that visual humdrum is no drawback to success.” ~Matthew Collings

Arts Funding Lags Behind Market Growth

ARTINFO, has produced a tidy little report about how three cities hit hard by the recession, Los Angeles, Detroit, and Washington, D.C., are finding new ways to keep their art institutions afloat. Los Angeles is proposing the repurposing of fees charged to government-funded construction and usually used toward new acquisitons, to support staffing for it’s…

$uperman vs Batman

Coming to, Superman fought back and once again trounced his rival, popping him upside the record sales with a beefy $1.5 million…

Big Art Taps Technology

Factum Arte studios, have also been used to collaborate with just about every big name in 3-D art installation and sculpture in the contemporary art world, including: Marc Quin, Anish Kapoor, Urs Fischer, Jeff Wall, and Louise Bourgeois.

Little Dancer vs Little Dancer

Because they are purported to have been made during Degas lifetime with his obvious consent, the lifetime casts have a claim to originality, essentially relegating the world-famous Little Dancer (the only one of Degas 74 sculptures that he ever allowed to be shown) to a mere second version!

BITS

SoHo’s Deitch Projects will close its door on June 1 as Jeffrey Deitch takes on to the directorship of L.A.’s MoCA. The final show at Deitch’s Wooster Street location starting May 1, will be a Shepard Fairey send off appropriately named May Day. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ The New Yorker this week contains a story about Goldman Sachs‘…

Sole Trustee Makes Free

One cannot but snicker at the NYT’s drole headline: “Foundation Promotes Art as Well as Sole Trustee” which heads up Kevin Flynn and Robin Pogrebin’s story about Harvey S. Shipley Miller, trustee to the Judith Rothschild Foundation. In eight words, the elegant headline sums up the entire story so well that, really, one could simply…

One-Two Punch for Art Market as Titans Compete for Luxury Dollars

In a competitive back and forth, The Wall Street Journal has announced the debut next month of a special New York Metro edition that could result in greater outreach to the luxury and arts markets. Meanwhile, The New York Times has responded with an announcement of their new “Numbers” ad campaign meant to demonstrate to…