May, 2024

article thumbnail

The art world’s AI dilemma: how can artists and museums thrive when big tech controls the monetising of artificial intelligence?

The Art Newspaper

The presence of AI in every aspect of life has been a fact for the past 20 months. With the publication of the Stanford AI Index, two areas have come into focus. For museums, how to work with industry giants, without having their offering "distanced" by the summarising power of AI.

article thumbnail

A photography exhibit about the West Bank ignites tensions in Newton

Wbur

Protesters effectively shut down a reception for the exhibit, sparking questions about free speech and the role of public libraries in civic discourse. Protesters effectively shut down a reception for the exhibit, sparking questions about free speech and the role of public libraries in civic discourse.

article thumbnail

A New Show Celebrates Surrealist Photographer Dora Maar on Her Own Terms

Artnet News

The exhibition of Maar's photographs and photograms brings her out from Picasso's shadow. The post A New Show Celebrates Surrealist Photographer Dora Maar on Her Own Terms appeared first on Artnet News.

143
143
article thumbnail

The Found Object Show/art without intent

Maine Antique Digest

New York City The Found Object Show/art without intent is a show about patina, said Adam Irish of Old as Adam, an antiques dealer from Providence, Rhode Island, who manages the event. Found objects were not intentionally made by the maker to be “art.

article thumbnail

Yeske Buie: The Markets Don't Care Who's President

Private Wealth

“Regardless of who is president, the markets are going to do what markets are going to do and that is process information and indicate an expectation of where things are headed based on that expectation,” Yusuf Abugideiri said.

109
109
article thumbnail

Antiques Trade Talks – The Antique Ring Boutique

Antique Collecting

The Antique Ring Boutique was founded my Sam Mee when he was 23 years old. With a background in fine The post Antiques Trade Talks – The Antique Ring Boutique appeared first on Antique Collecting.

article thumbnail

The US sculpture park communicating difficult truths amid a cultural backlash

The Art Newspaper

In a time of increased lawsuits over diversity initiatives, a civil rights organisation aims to make the history and legacy of slavery in the US undeniable through art and first-person narratives

Sculpture 140

More Trending

article thumbnail

Salvador Dalí’s Rarely Seen Floral Works Blossom in a New Show

Artnet News

"Reimagining Nature" brings together the Surrealist's floral suites for the first time in two decades. The post Salvador Dalí’s Rarely Seen Floral Works Blossom in a New Show appeared first on Artnet News.

142
142
article thumbnail

How Much Is Too Much for Dior Costume Jewelry?

WorthPoint

A Christian Dior necklace dated 1964 in its original box. A couple of decades ago, while everyone else, it seemed, was paying attention to Chanel costume jewelry, I had my eye on Dior. The earliest Dior pieces I coveted were so very hard to find. However, because enough of the designs from the 1950s through the ’80s were still around in prices ranging from great bargains to moderately affordable, I was able to build a modest collection.

Jewelry 105
article thumbnail

Advisors Say Move Quickly To Lock In Yields Before Rate Cuts

Private Wealth

Advisors Say It's Not Too Late To Lock In Yield Before Rate Cuts. (But how you do that can make a big difference.) For many market participants, the Federal Reserve's unwillingness to reduce interest rates just yet is a disappointment. But advisors say it's good news for fixed-income investors, especially if they act quickly. “It's never too late to take advantage of higher rates,” said Zachary Scott at Castellan Financial Group in Cantonsville, Md.

109
109
article thumbnail

Charlie Chaplin archive at Bonhams

Antique Collecting

An extensive archive of Charlie Chaplin assembled by the distinguished publisher, Max Reinhardt, publisher of Chaplin’s autobiography and great friend The post Charlie Chaplin archive at Bonhams appeared first on Antique Collecting.

article thumbnail

The art world's AI dilemma: informed insight from industry experts

The Art Newspaper

The artist Refik Anadol, the museum director Thomas Campbell and the Future Art Ecosystems team at Serpentine share insights on how to thrive while working with artificial intelligence in 2024

article thumbnail

A toll to drive downtown? As New York experiments, Boston watches

Wbur

New York City is slated to begin charging drivers entering lower Manhattan, and the funds raised will be used for public transportation. Could a similar policy work in Boston? New York City is slated to begin charging drivers entering lower Manhattan, and the funds raised will be used for public transportation. Could a similar policy work in Boston?

124
124
article thumbnail

Surrealist Fantasy Sets $28.5 Million Record for Leonora Carrington at Sotheby’s

Artnet News

The winning bidder was beaten out by another collector when the work was offered at the house 30 years ago. That time, it sold for just $475,500. The post Surrealist Fantasy Sets $28.5 Million Record for Leonora Carrington at Sotheby’s appeared first on Artnet News.

144
144
article thumbnail

These Vintage “Hidden” Flasks Cleverly Conceal Alcohol

WorthPoint

Some of the most collectible hidden flasks are the pieces commissioned by Foust Distillery in the 19th century and made in realistic food forms like this banana. One day in 1922, a woman with a cane visited a soda fountain. Anyone who saw her might have thought she needed the cane because she was recovering from an injury. But after sitting at a table, she unscrewed the end of it and poured some alcohol from it into a cup.

article thumbnail

Research Libraries Prepare for a World of AI-Influenced Research and Scholarship

Conservation - Association of Research Libraries

Last Updated on May 23, 2024, 3:14 pm ET photo by Google DeepMind on Unsplash As organizations uniquely responsible for the past, the present, and the future of scholarship, research libraries have extensive experience with disruptive technology. Building on their rich history of embracing digital technologies, libraries are now leveraging the growth of artificial intelligence (AI), particularly generative AI, to innovate services, create educational opportunities, and evaluate the effects on th

Research 111
article thumbnail

A Man Was Ordered to Build a Fence to Hide His Boat. He Asked an Artist to Paint the Boat on the Fence

Artnet News

Hilarity—and virality—ensued. The post A Man Was Ordered to Build a Fence to Hide His Boat. He Asked an Artist to Paint the Boat on the Fence appeared first on Artnet News.

Paintings 145
article thumbnail

One of Manet’s Final Paintings Makes an Ultra-Rare Appearance in New York

Artnet News

For a few more days, a luminous still life by the artist is on view at Sotheby's. On May 15, it will be sold. The post One of Manet’s Final Paintings Makes an Ultra-Rare Appearance in New York appeared first on Artnet News.

Paintings 144
article thumbnail

Free to a Good Home: Artists Launch a New Fair to Clear Unsold Works From Their Studios

Artnet News

Collectors must agree to a five-year vesting period in the "sale" contracts. The post Free to a Good Home: Artists Launch a New Fair to Clear Unsold Works From Their Studios appeared first on Artnet News.

article thumbnail

The Louvre Unveils Its Iconic Delacroix After a Stunning Restoration

Artnet News

Delacroix’s revolutionary masterpiece has been returned to its full color, after eight layers of varnish were removed. The post The Louvre Unveils Its Iconic Delacroix After a Stunning Restoration appeared first on Artnet News.

142
142
article thumbnail

‘A Plaything for Rich People and Fancy Museums’? Reevaluating Impressionism at 150

Artnet News

A number of exhibitions find new ways to look at this much-studied movement. The post ‘A Plaything for Rich People and Fancy Museums’? Reevaluating Impressionism at 150 appeared first on Artnet News.

138
138
article thumbnail

Archaeologists Unearth the Oldest Aboriginal Pottery in Australia

Artnet News

The find refutes long-held beliefs that the Aboriginals did not make pottery. The post Archaeologists Unearth the Oldest Aboriginal Pottery in Australia appeared first on Artnet News.

135
135
article thumbnail

Kenny Schachter Reveals a $200 Million Basquiat Sale, the Best Work at Auction Next Week, and a Whole Lot More

Artnet News

In the second and final part of his 'Busted Disc Diaries,' our columnist dishes on behind-the-scenes deals, a $20 million car, and Inigo Philbrick's comeback tour. The post Kenny Schachter Reveals a $200 Million Basquiat Sale, the Best Work at Auction Next Week, and a Whole Lot More appeared first on Artnet News.

Sale 136
article thumbnail

Inside the New York Art School That Has Quietly Fueled the Figurative Resurgence

Artnet News

The New York Academy of Art has a low profile but its graduates are deeply involved in the contemporary art world. The post Inside the New York Art School That Has Quietly Fueled the Figurative Resurgence appeared first on Artnet News.

135
135
article thumbnail

French Collective Obvious Has Created an A.I. Art Generator That Can Read Your Mind

Artnet News

The trio's new project explores how A.I., coupled with MRI, can visually reconstruct what's in the mind's eye. The post French Collective Obvious Has Created an A.I. Art Generator That Can Read Your Mind appeared first on Artnet News.

article thumbnail

Famed Glass Chapel Designed by Lloyd Wright Will Be Disassembled

Artnet News

The historic building is at threat of "accelerating destruction" due to land movement. The post Famed Glass Chapel Designed by Lloyd Wright Will Be Disassembled appeared first on Artnet News.

Glass 135
article thumbnail

Was Edgar Degas Actually Jack the Ripper? This Dogged TikToker Has a Theory

Artnet News

The Impressionist artist spent time in London, she pointed out, and she has always found his art a bit creepy. The post Was Edgar Degas Actually Jack the Ripper? This Dogged TikToker Has a Theory appeared first on Artnet News.

article thumbnail

Hockney meets a Renaissance master in National Gallery two-hander

The Art Newspaper

Exhibition to explore David Hockney’s lifelong association with the London museum and engagement with Piero della Francesca’s “The Baptism of Christ“

142
142
article thumbnail

British Museum recovers a further 268 stolen objects

The Art Newspaper

The institution’s chair George Osborne has described the total number of items returned as a result that “few expected”, though more than 800 remain missing

140
140
article thumbnail

British Museum Recovers Nearly Half of Its 1,500 Missing Objects

Artnet News

A piece of Roman jewelry, worth $60,000, was found listed for $48 on eBay. The post British Museum Recovers Nearly Half of Its 1,500 Missing Objects appeared first on Artnet News.

Jewelry 128
article thumbnail

Art Bites: Inside the Feverish Dream Sequence Dalí Concocted for Hitchcock

Artnet News

The director sought out the artist for a surreal scene in 1945's "Spellbound." The post Art Bites: Inside the Feverish Dream Sequence Dalí Concocted for Hitchcock appeared first on Artnet News.

article thumbnail

Theft of Bronze Age gold artefacts from UK museum sparks fresh concerns about lack of government investment in sector

The Art Newspaper

A bracelet and torc dating back thousands of years were taken from Cambridgeshire’s Ely Museum last week, shining a light on underfunding and its potential impact on security

Age 133
article thumbnail

From Venetian Fruit Stands to the Tokyo Underground with Yuko Mohri

Artnet News

In this edition of 'Source Material,' the Japanese artist takes us on an intimate tour behind her national pavilion at the Venice Biennale. The post From Venetian Fruit Stands to the Tokyo Underground with Yuko Mohri appeared first on Artnet News.

Material 127
article thumbnail

A.I. Flags Renoir and Monet Works As Fakes

Artnet News

The works are among 40 supposed counterfeits flagged by Art Recognition software. The post A.I. Flags Renoir and Monet Works As Fakes appeared first on Artnet News.

136
136
article thumbnail

Renoir and Sisley Paintings Returned to Heirs of Jewish Art Dealer

Artnet News

France has doubled down on efforts to research the provenance of all remaining Nazi-looted artworks. The post Renoir and Sisley Paintings Returned to Heirs of Jewish Art Dealer appeared first on Artnet News.

Paintings 127
article thumbnail

Australia’s Richest Woman Wants a Museum to Remove an Aboriginal Artist’s Portrait of Her

Artnet News

Gina Rinehart is not pleased with artist Vincent Namatjira’s portrayal, on view at the National Gallery of Australia. The post Australia’s Richest Woman Wants a Museum to Remove an Aboriginal Artist’s Portrait of Her appeared first on Artnet News.

article thumbnail

A 8,200-Year-Old Campsite Was Found on a U.S. Air Force Base in New Mexico

Artnet News

Geomorphologists made the chance discovery while driving past a roadcut. The post A 8,200-Year-Old Campsite Was Found on a U.S. Air Force Base in New Mexico appeared first on Artnet News.

126
126