Hungarians snap up Warhol-like paintings of leader Orban

By Marton Dunai BUDAPEST (Reuters) - When Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban won re-election in a landslide in April, his dominance over the country's politics cheered supporters, dismayed opponents and inspired one artist to immortalize him in mo.....»»

[Via: yahoo][Cat: arts]Feb 25th, 2017Related News

Robots guide nights at the museum at Tate Britain

LONDON (AP) — Tate Britain is inviting art fans to a night at the museum — though robots, not T. rexes, will be roaming this time......»»

[Via: yahoo][Cat: arts]Feb 25th, 2017Related News

Miami man pleads guilty to smashing Ai Weiwei museum vase

By David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - A Miami man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to destroying a $10,000 vase by Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei in February, agreeing to make an apology and pay restitution for the cost of the artwork, according to court docume.....»»

[Via: yahoo][Cat: arts]Feb 22nd, 2017Related News

Game of Thrones-inspired opera-TV mashup hits New York next year

A night of opera music inspired by the wildly popular novels and HBO series Game of Thrones will be played by the One World Symphony next February, the Guardian reports. According to Sung Jin Hong, artistic director and composer conductor of One World Sy.....»»

[Via: yahoo][Cat: arts]Feb 15th, 2017Related News

NY"s Met Opera, two unions reach tentative deal to avert lockout

(Reuters) - New York's Metropolitan Opera reached tentative contract agreements on Monday with unions representing its orchestra and chorus, federal mediators said, after tense negotiations that had threatened to derail the new season due to open nex.....»»

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Critical Shopping: When Jon Caramanica takes a stroll...

When Jon Caramanica takes a stroll through Other Criteria—Soho's recently-opened art and objects store from Damien Hirst—he must reckon with the "increasingly arbitrary fool's game" that is the art world. "Other Criteria force.....»»

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Crucial Update: The Pharrell Hat Meme Is So Old That It"s in a Museum

The hat will be laid to rest briefly at the Newseum in DC. Today's been big day for hats......»»

[Via: yahoo][Cat: arts]Feb 11th, 2017Related News

Day at the Museum: The Museum at FIT already has...

The Museum at FIT already has its spring 2015 exhibit on lock: A tributue to Lauren Bacall, who passed away last week at the age of 89. She's donated 700 items of clothing, mostly from the 50s and 60s, and........»»

[Via: yahoo][Cat: arts]Feb 11th, 2017Related News

Watch the entire first act of the Mario Opera

Jonathan Mann, the musician who created the Mario Opera nearly a decade ago, has put the rock opera's first act on YouTube as part of a retrospective on the show. First performed over four nights in May 2005, the Mario Opera was Mann's tribute .....»»

[Via: yahoo][Cat: arts]Feb 5th, 2017Related News

Artist in profile: Les Sins

Many indie music fans are familiar with the chillwave sound of Chaz Bundick's Toro y Moi. He's now shifting his focus to his dance project Les Sins, with a debut album out in November. Chaz Bundick hails from South Carolina and has been releasin.....»»

[Via: yahoo][Cat: arts]Feb 4th, 2017Related News

Live choreography to go on show at MoMA PS1

The inaugural American museum survey of French artist and choreographer Xavier Le Roy is set to go on show at MoMA PS1 this fall. "Retrospective" is a hybrid of choreography and visual art that unfolds across several different time axes, introdu.....»»

[Via: yahoo][Cat: arts]Feb 4th, 2017Related News

Girls from Brazil"s favelas find escape in ballet

SAO PAULO (AP) — Past the graffiti-covered overpass and subway tracks, in a slum penned in by high-rises, 8-year-old Gabriela Aparecida fixes her curly hair into a bun as she waits for a ride to her new favorite activity: ballet. Peeling back the tarp o.....»»

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India begins work to turn Orwell"s birthplace into museum

India on Thursday began work to restore the dilapidated house where "Animal Farm" and "1984" author George Orwell was born and turn it into a museum. Englishman Orwell was born Eric Arthur Blair on June 25, 1903 in Motihari, a tiny tow.....»»

[Via: yahoo][Cat: arts]Jan 28th, 2017Related News

Santa Fe Opera to commission production on Steve Jobs

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Since his death in 2011, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has been the subject of documentaries, books, a film and even a graphic novel......»»

[Via: yahoo][Cat: arts]Jan 26th, 2017Related News

Correction: Nobel-Literature story

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — In an Oct. 8 story about the Nobel Prize for literature, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the prize had been awarded only twice for non-fiction prior to 2015, to Winston Churchill and Bertrand Russell. The prize also .....»»

[Via: yahoo][Cat: arts]Jan 24th, 2017Related News

Forgotten Whistler canvas found in Dutch museum

Forgotten for two decades, a dusty old canvas hidden in a corner of a small Dutch museum has been revealed as a painting by American artist James Whistler. "Thanks to chemical analysis and an examination of its origins, we have concluded that we have.....»»

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Middle Eastern contemporary art breaks records in London

Several sales in recent years have pointed to the growth of the market for modern and contemporary Middle Eastern art, and a series of auctions held this week in London serve to highlight the upward trend. Among the results, a sale of modern and contempor.....»»

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Picasso, Monet from William Koch collection to be auctioned

NEW YORK (AP) — An erotic painting of a cabaret singer by Pablo Picasso with a second picture on the reverse side could bring over $60 million at auction......»»

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Beirut art museum reopens to tell a troubled city"s history

By Laila Bassam BEIRUT (Reuters) - A stone's throw from dramatic street protests shaking central Beirut, art lovers gathered to celebrate the reopening of a museum of modern art which they hailed as a symbol of the Lebanese capital's resilience .....»»

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Nobel Prize in literature: What to look out for

STOCKHOLM (AP) — On Thursday, the winner of this year's Nobel Prize in literature will be announced by the first ever female permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, Sara Danius. Will the prize awarding body choose to honor the occasion by picki.....»»

[Via: yahoo][Cat: arts]Jan 24th, 2017Related News