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The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art Has Created A New Prize For Emerging Artists

The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead, England, announced today that it has created a new prize for emerging artists. Given out every two years to four artists, the award provides each winner £25,000 (about $31,500) toward creating new work and a £5,000 ($6,300) artist fee. The winners will also be featured in a 13-week group exhibition at the museum. The jury for the...

Upcycled Scaffolding Planks Form Functional Ribbons of Steel and Wood in London’s Broadgate Neighborhood

As part of the 2019 London Design Festival, Paul Cocksedge’s ‘Please Be Seated’ has taken over Finsbury Avenue Square in the city’s Broadgate neighborhood. The undulating sculpture is comprised of concentric wooden circles that ribbon up and down to create functional spaces to socialize, rest, and walk through. Cocksedge collaborated with White & White to fabricate the massive steel and upcycled scaffolding wood installation,...

V&A Museum of Design Dundee In Scotland will be the most expensive in the region

V&A Museum of Design Dundee will be an international centre of design for Scotland - the first ever design museum to be built in the UK outside London. Renowned architect Kengo Kuma's first British building, V&A Dundee will be a new living room for the city – a place for all to enjoy and be inspired. Our galleries will be the first...

Taiwan Rises as China Reins in Foreign Spending

Within the first two hours of Art Basel in Hong Kong’s (ABHK) opening on Tuesday, Lévy Gorvy gallery had sold a 1975 painting by Willem de Kooning with a $35m price tag, making it the most expensive purchase ever reported at the fair. The abstract canvas was sold by the Microsoft co-founder and billionaire Paul Allen, who bought it...

World Auction Records Achieved for rare Escher prints at Bonhams

The May 22 sale of Modern & Contemporary Prints & Multiples at Bonhams achieved US$1,227,500 and the top lot of the sale was Andy Warhol’s Rebel Without a Cause, which realized $125,000. World auction records were achieved for Maurits Cornelis Escher’s Relativity and Sky and Water I, as well as Wayne Thiebaud’s Country City, 1988. Deborah Ripley, Director Prints & Multiples, New...

World Auction Record Achieved for Keith Haring’s ‘Growing #2’ at Bonhams Los Angeles

The May 1 sale of Prints and Multiples achieved US$1,567,938 and the top lot of the sale was Keith Haring’s Growing #2, from Growing Suite, which realized $102,500, a world auction record for a proof from the Growing Suite. The work had been estimated at $20,000- 30,000. Morisa Rosenberg, Director Prints & Multiples, Los Angeles, commented: “The results of the...

An Impressive Library Will Be Built In China By MVRDV

The Dutch architectural firm MVRDV, whose innovative projects show no creative limitations, presented their latest project - impressive library in Tianjin, China. Located in the Binghai Cultural District and developed in cooperation with the Tianjin Urban Construction and Design Institute (TUPDI), the impressive library accommodates up to 1.2 million books. Part of the larger "master plan of the cultural complex",...

John Graham’s Modernist Portraits Will Leave The Walls of Parrish Art Museum

Born in Kiev in 1886, John Graham was, among other things, a cavalryman in the Russian Czar’s army in the First World War, a refugee from the Bolsheviks after 1917, an expert and dealer in African art, and a vital one-person link between working artists in Paris and New York in the interwar years. He wrote the legendary, influential,...

A 10-Ton Copper Staircase Designed by CEBRA Floats Above Copenhagen’s Redesigned Experimentarium Museum

A twisting set of floating copper staircases intertwine at the main entrance of Copenhagen’s new science and technology center, the Experimentarium. The museum, and its four-story Helix staircases, were designed by Danish architecture studio CEBRA who wanted to create a subtle nod to the institution’s science-based curriculum. The design is an abstract version of a DNA strand’s composition at an extraordinary scale....

The Museum of Modern Art Will Acquire Self-Portrait by Paula Modersohn-Becker

The Museum of Modern Art and The Neue Galerie in New York have jointly acquired a 1907 self-portrait by Paula Modersohn-Becker, the early 20th-century German painter whose work has recently gotten a reappraisal by critics and historians. ARTnews “Top 200” collectors Debra and Leon Black donated the work, titled Selbstbildnis mit zwei Blumen in der erhobenen linken Hand (Self-Portrait with Two Flowers in...

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