Archive for April 2019

KAWS painting sets artist record at $14.8 million

On April 1st, an artwork by the notorious street artist cum fine arts craze Brain Donnelly, better known as KAWS, set an artist record when his work THE KAWS ALBUM (2005) sold for HK$115.9 million ($14.8 million) and it was no April Fool’s joke. The artwork was one of 33 lots sold at Sotheby’s Hong […]

A dino named ‘Skinny’ takes over Heathrow Terminal 5

Arrivals at Heathrow Airport is arguably most travellers’ favourite place in the airport. It’s a signal that you’re home, your vacation has begun, or you’re collecting friends and family that you haven’t seen for a while. Love Actually latched onto this in 2003 opening with Hugh Grant monologuing against a slow-motion montage of people embracing […]

The marketing genius behind the ‘Salvator Mundi’ switches gears

Chances are that the name Marc Sands doesn’t necessarily ring any bells, although his CV and track record most certainly do. As chief marketing officer at Christie’s, Sands was vital in the campaign behind the auction house’s most impressive sale to date: the record-smashing sale of Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi. The auction house made history […]

The Cost Of Keeping The Ghost Lights On – Theatres In Jeopardy

The squeaky wheel gets the grease. This adage is even more true when the resounding squeak is emitted by a three-storey high wheel constructed from painstakingly carved ebony and lush velvet. Such is the situation amongst many theatres in the western world- most needing financial support, and all, both grand institutions and smaller independent locations, […]

Genevieve Gaignard features new works in ‘Black White and Red All Over’

Today, Chicago’s Monique Meloche gallery presents Black White and Red All Over, an exhibition of works by Los Angeles-based artist Genevieve Gaignard. Black White and Red All Over, which will turn through May 24th, will feature a number of new mixed media works by Gaignard including a site-specific installation. The Exhibition The works for Black […]

Check out the Louvre on Airbnb

Looking for an Airbnb for your upcoming Parisian get-away? Maybe a little flat near Notre Dame or a private room in Montmartre? How about the Louvre? Yeah, as in the Louvre with the Mona Lisa. In fact, why don’t you let the Mona Lisa be your host for the evening?     The Louvre is […]

Christo to wrap Paris’ Arc de Triomphe in 2020

The artist duo Christo and Jeanne-Claude wrapped the Reichstag, the Pont Neuf trees and a stretch of coastline in shimmering fabric; installed saffron-colored gateways through Central Park and a running fence near San Francisco; hung curtains across a Colorado valley and wrapped a series of islands in Florida in luminous pink. In April 2020, the […]