Art Industry News: Former payroll clerk accused of stealing $2 million from Art Institute of Chicago + other stories

Art Industry News: Former payroll clerk accused of stealing $2 million from Art Institute of Chicago + other stories

Art Industry News is a daily round-up of the most momentous developments in the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know this Wednesday, January 18th. MUST READ Artist Yulia Tsvetkova flees Russia amid LGBTQ crackdowns The artist, who has been persecuted by the state for three years, has left the country … Read more

Arts industry news: Brazil’s new president vows to rebuild culture ministry dismantled by Jair Bolsonaro + other stories

Arts industry news: Brazil's new president vows to rebuild culture ministry dismantled by Jair Bolsonaro + other stories

Art Industry News is a daily round-up of the most momentous developments in the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know this Tuesday, January 3rd. MUST READ TikTok is considered “digital fentanyl” – The Chinese-owned short-video app, seen as an important platform for many artists, is “highly addictive and destructive,” like … Read more

The pioneer of abstract graffiti

The pioneer of abstract graffiti

FUTURA2000also known as FUTURE, is a pioneering graffiti artist who became known on the New York art scene of the 1980s for his distinctive style, a fusion of graffiti and abstract expressionism. Born Leonard Hilton McGurr in New York in 1955. The New York native’s graffiti journey began painting subways and walls across the city. … Read more

The tense art of celebratory tipping

Empire State Building doormen weather the snow in New York on March 21, 2018, as the fourth nor'easter in a month hits the tri-state area on the first full day of spring. - Winter Storm Toby, is throwing a fresh blanket of snow just as spring begins. The storm caused heavy damaged in the south with hail, high winds and tornadoes. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP)

THE CHRISTMAS CAROL “Silver Bells”, first recorded by Bing Crosby, more or less captures the festive mood in New York. “City sidewalks, busy sidewalks | Dressed in holiday style,” he purrs. “Street Lanterns | Even traffic lights flash bright red and green | While the buyers rush home with their treasures.” All that’s missing is … Read more

Art Industry News: Mega Collector and Luxury Magnate Bernard Arnault has Surpassed Elon Musk as World’s Richest Man + Other Stories

Art Industry News: Mega Collector and Luxury Magnate Bernard Arnault has Surpassed Elon Musk as World's Richest Man + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily round-up of the most momentous developments in the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know this Friday, December 9th. DEFINITELY READ Pakui Hardware will represent Lithuania at Venice Biennale – The early Venice announcements keep rolling! Pakui Hardware, consisting of Neringa Cerniauskaite and Ugnius Gelguda, … Read more

Art Industry News: A purple, diamond-dusted image of Queen Elizabeth II breaks a record for Andy Warhol Prints + Other Stories

Art Industry News: A purple, diamond-dusted image of Queen Elizabeth II breaks a record for Andy Warhol Prints + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily round-up of the most momentous developments in the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know this Tuesday, November 29th. MUST READ London Museum Returns Benin Bronzes to Nigeria – Six artifacts from the 72 Benin works in the Horniman Museum collection will be repatriated to … Read more