Archive for January 2019

McJesus sculpture at Haifa Museum of Art sparks violent protests

An artwork depicting Ronald McDonald as a crucified Jesus has sparked violence in Haifa and ironically united the country’s Christian minority, its populist culture minister and the pro-Palestinian artist, Jani Leinonen, against the Haifa Museum of Art.   McJesus, the name of the life-sized sculpture had been at the center of an exhibition at the […]

248 Supreme skate decks set to sale for as much as $1.2 million

Come January 25th, Sotheby’s will be close an online auction on a slightly unusual collection at their New York auction house. An entire set of Supreme brand skate decks collected by skateboard enthusiast Ryan Fuller over the past 13 years is estimated to garner between $800,000 and $1.2 million (which will not include a buyer’s […]

Museum Workers in New York City Fight Back

Art museum professionals are breaking free of the “passion-as-payment” mentality facing many workers in the United States. In the past six months, staff members of two different modern and contemporary art museums have unionized to protest working conditions for full-time and part-time employees. The Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA) has clashed with […]

Huge Damien Hirst bought by Las Vegas’ Palms Casino

The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas recently announced they’ll be adding a sculpture to a new pool that is under construction as part of the casino’s ongoing overhaul. We’re not talking playful dolphin fountains, though, we’re talking a 60-foot tall headless demon covered in barnacles and holding…a bowl. The massive sculpture, unsurprisingly titled Demon […]

Christie’s announces sale of ten works from Richard L. Feigen’s private collection

Richard L. Feigen has made a name for himself as an influential and venerable art dealer with galleries in both New York and London. Over the course of six decades, Feigen has sold priceless artworks to globally ranked museums and top-tier collectors. Renowned for his connoisseurship in artworks ranging from early Italian periods to German […]

Two US auction firms merge to create Hindman LLC

On January 8th, it was announced that Leslie Hindman Auctioneers and Cowan’s Auctions had merged to form Hindman LLC. The union of the two American auction houses will mean a larger presence in the US with firms in Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Milwaukee, Naples, Palm Beach, Scottsdale, St. Louis – which were previously Leslie Hindman Auctioneers locations – Cincinnati, Cleveland and Denver – all of […]

Artistic directors for the 2nd annual Cleveland Triennial announced

On January 7th, the artistic directors for the second edition of the Front International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art set for July 2021 were announced. Prem Krishnamurthy, a Berlin/New York-based designer and curator, and Tina Kukielski, executive director and chief curator of Art21, a New York non-profit, will lead the revolutionary triennial. The inaugural triennial […]