Main art work mentioned in story about $250 million dollar house

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There’s a story circulating about a $250 million dollar home built on spec by Bruce Makowsky and BAM Luxury Development, located in the Bel Air neighborhood of L.A. The thing that caught my attention was that it comes fully furnished, including an art collection in the range of 120-150 original art works (the number varies […]

Art from the 1980s at the Whitney

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I’m looking forward to seeing a new exhibition that just opened at the Whitney Museum of American Art: “Fast Forward: Painting from the 1980s.” It features a number of my favorite artists from that period, including Julian Schnabel (below left, “Hope,” 1982), Jean-Michel Basquiat (below right, “LNAPRK,” 1982), as well as David Salle, Ross Bleckner, […]

Don’t eat the sculpture!

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A Dutch artist wanting to help improve the living conditions of plantation workers in the Congo has created an unusual collaboration. Dutch artist Renzo Martens helped organize a group of plantation workers in the Congo who are grossly underpaid for their contribution to the $100 billion global chocolate industry. The group is known as the […]

Getting a workout at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Here’s an interesting idea created by the Metropolitan Museum of Art: “The Museum Workout” is an exercise-based tour of the museum in which a small group of participants take a physical and interactive journey through the museum. The program is offered in the early morning before the museum opens to the public, so the exercise […]

Artsology referenced as “further reading” on a book about Death and Dying

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I was a bit surprised to find out today that Artsology’s feature on How Artists Portray Death in Art is referenced as a source for “further reading” in a book titled “The A–Z of Death and Dying: Social, Medical, and Cultural Aspects.” The book is edited by Michael John Brennan, who is an associate professor […]