JMW Turner on the £20 Note | Artists as National Heroes

Last week, the Bank of England announced that, starting in 2020, famed British Landscape painter JMW Turner will be featured on the £20 note. This article from NPR explains the…

What Does “The Next Rembrandt” Mean for Art?

Last summer, while roaming the galleries of the Detroit Institute of Arts, I was lucky enough to find Rembrandt’s Self-Portrait with Shaded Eyes, which was there on loan from the…

Chicago’s Art Institute Receives $500 Million Art Donation | Here & Now

The 42 pieces of art, donated by Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson, include works by Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Jeff Koons and more. The Chicago Art Institute is getting a…

The Getty Opens its Collection to Public for Unrestricted use of Digital Images

On Monday, the Getty announced it’s Open Content Program. The OCP will allow visitors to the site to download and share the Getty’s digital resources without any kind of restriction….

The Met Sued Over “Misleading” Admission Practices

Last fall, Carrie and I visited the Met and the Cloisters while in NYC. While checking in and getting our visitor passes, we saw that the suggested admission was $25….

Shepard Fairey Sentenced to Two Years of Probation in Hope Poster Case

Just in time for the next election, artist Shepard Fairey was sentenced last week to two years’ probation and ordered to pay a $25,000 fine in relation to his copyright…

Frank Gehry Envisions a Social Space For FaceBook’s New Headquarters

Photo: Frank Gehry/Gehry Partners Frank Gehry has created some of the most important (and controversial) architecture of the last century. Gehry eschews traditional architectural ideas and traditions in favor of…

Rembrandt Etching Lost in the Mail

Shipping artwork can be a complicated, costly and time-consuming affair. The Soli Brug Gallery in Norway recently learned the hard way that sometimes cutting corners to try to reduce expenses…

Ai Weiwei, Chinese Artist and Activist Featured in New Documentary “Never Sorry”

PHOTO: TED ALCORN / SUNDANCE SELECTS   To be an artist is to take risks, and yet it is sometimes easy to forget that many artists have literally risked their…

Read This: “Good Art, Bad People” from NYTimes.com

In light of our recent book club discussions on Caravaggio, de Kooning and Lee Krasner, a recent editorial in the New York Times poses and interesting question: why is it…