From the earliest moments of recorded civilization there have been instances of art being the subject of violence, theft, and destruction. Art and crime will forever be linked, and this should come as no surprise—art is a powerful tool for … Read More
After a warrant was placed for his arrest following the illegal tagging of Detroit buildings, Shepard Fairey has turned himself in to Detroit authorities, the Detroit Free Press reported earlier today. Fairey flew in to Detroit, from Los Angeles, this … Read More
After many protests from art historians, the Louvre will go through with its plan to move 250,000 works to a store in Liévin, France. [The Art Newspaper]Peter Schjeldahl on the “fearful frenzy” that is today’s art market. [The New Yorker]Shepard … Read More
Shepard Fairey was finally arrested in L.A. [The Detroit News]A third of the collectors on our 2015 Top 200 list have opened museums, The Art Newspaper finds. [The Art Newspaper]President Obama is set to sign an order creating the Basin and … Read More
The Detroit Free Press reports that a warrant has been issued for the arrest of street artist Shepard Fairey, whose work has mysteriously appeared, without authorization, at 14 locations around Detroit. The Detroit police have accused Fairey of $9,000 worth of … Read More
Jessica Hagy has illustrated Sun Tzu’s The Art of War using simple ink-on-index card drawings of Venn diagrams and x-y plots. [Harvard Business Review]Tejumola Olaniyan founded Africacartoons.com, the first continent-wide digital encyclopedia of political cartoons by African artists. [The Guardian]Lana … Read More
The Magazine ANTIQUES, our sister publication, invites you to join renowned interior decorator Thomas Jayne and Roc Nation recording artist Young Paris in conversation at the Winter Antiques Show on January 26th as they explore the theme "Tradition is Now: How the Art and Objects of the Past Shape the World Today." These two distinctive creative talents will discuss the sometimes surprising ways that antiques and cultural artifacts have influenced their lives and careers. Join us on January 26th at the Winter Antiques Show to explore the many ways that Tradition is Now.