The Met and Brooklyn Museum Opt to Reject Saudi Funds for Project as International Crisis Over Missing Journalist Intensifies

Riyadh funding for a new Arab art initiative is under the microscope.

The post The Met and Brooklyn Museum Opt to Reject Saudi Funds for Project as International Crisis Over Missing Journalist Intensifies appeared first on artnet News.

Read more

How One Woman’s Punishment for Putting Up a Mural Has Exposed a Deep, Bitter Divide in the Los Angeles Art Community

The director of the Watts Towers Arts Center, Rosie Lee Hooks, was suspended—and then reinstated. The saga reveals a lot about tensions in LA.

The post How One Woman’s Punishment for Putting Up a Mural Has Exposed a Deep, Bitter Divide in the Los Angeles Art Community appeared first on artnet News.

Read more

Missing Saudi Journalist Casts a Shadow Over an Arab Art Initiative’s Launch in New York—Some of Which Is Saudi Funded

The Brooklyn Museum and the Met vow to go on with their programming, despite funding from Riyadh.

The post Missing Saudi Journalist Casts a Shadow Over an Arab Art Initiative’s Launch in New York—Some of Which Is Saudi Funded appeared first on artnet News.

Read more

Donald Trump Hung a Painting of Himself Chilling With Abraham Lincoln in the White House—and the Internet Is Going Nuts About It

The work by Andy Thomas contains a subtle feminist message.

The post Donald Trump Hung a Painting of Himself Chilling With Abraham Lincoln in the White House—and the Internet Is Going Nuts About It appeared first on artnet News.

Read more

New Life for Jeff Koons’s Tulips? The Artist Will Consider Alternative Sites in Paris for His Divisive Sculpture

Koons will visit three suggested locations for his sculpture in Paris this weekend.

The post New Life for Jeff Koons’s Tulips? The Artist Will Consider Alternative Sites in Paris for His Divisive Sculpture appeared first on artnet News.

Read more

Will the Louvre Lose Corporate Sponsorship Worth Millions? France’s Fight Over Tax Reform Could Have Big Ripple Effects for Museums

Cultural figures in France are debating a proposed scaling-back of the country’s generous tax incentives for corporate philanthropy.

The post Will the Louvre Lose Corporate Sponsorship Worth Millions? France’s Fight Over Tax Reform Could Have Big Ripple Effects for Museums appeared first on artnet News.

Read more

Tania Bruguera Stages an Impromptu Intervention at the Tate Modern in Solidarity With Jailed Photographer Shahidul Alam

“Art never meant so much to me,” says Alam’s niece.

The post Tania Bruguera Stages an Impromptu Intervention at the Tate Modern in Solidarity With Jailed Photographer Shahidul Alam appeared first on artnet News.

Read more

‘It Bears a Strong Resemblance to Lynching’: The Greek Arts Community Protests the Death of LGBTQ Activist Zak Kostopoulos

Artists and activists are taking a stand against growing violence against marginalized communities in Greece.

The post ‘It Bears a Strong Resemblance to Lynching’: The Greek Arts Community Protests the Death of LGBTQ Activist Zak Kostopoulos appeared first on artnet News.

Read more

An Art Collective Honors Christine Blasey Ford With a Light Projection on the New York Supreme Court

Another light projection artist-activist weighs in on the Kavanaugh hearings.

The post An Art Collective Honors Christine Blasey Ford With a Light Projection on the New York Supreme Court appeared first on artnet News.

Read more

Here’s the Artist Behind the Viral ‘KAVANOPE’ Poster That’s Everywhere Right Now

The widely disseminated poster is the work of illustrator Tracie Ching and appears to be an homage to Shepard Fairey’s Obama ‘Hope’ image.

The post Here’s the Artist Behind the Viral ‘KAVANOPE’ Poster That’s Everywhere Right Now appeared first on artnet News.

Read more