Art World Roundup: response to global protests, Black Lives Matter murals, a found Banksy, and upcoming auction horrays and woes

This week’s Art World Roundup covers ongoing response to global protests, from Steve McQueen to Black Lives Matter artworks to a controversial ex-Whitney Museum trustee, and a couple of upcoming auctions at Sotheby’s and Christie’s that are making headlines for very different reasons.    Artist Steve McQueen dedicates Cannes Film Festival films to George Floyd […]

Striking gold: man finds treasure worth $2m buried in the Rocky Mountains

Like something out of an Indiana Jones film, a trove of treasure, buried a decade ago in the Rocky Mountains by Forrest Fenn, has officially been found. Hundreds of thousands of people went in search of the buried treasure, worth $2 million, some even died in the process, but, according to Fenn, the treasure has […]

Art World Roundup: a $70k Basquiat, Cady Noland’s ongoing legal battle, and how you can support Black creatives

In this week’s Art World Roundup, we look at ways you can support Black creatives, art that benefits those who can’t make bail, a never-before-seen Basquiat, what the Louvre expects as they reopen, Cady Noland’s ongoing legal battle, and a statue of Robert E. Lee that will come down in Richmond, Virginia.   Here’s something […]

Art World Roundup: reaching the community during COVID-19, Hong Kong petition signed by hundreds of artists, and P.A.I.N. continues to help opioid victims

In this week’s Art World Roundup, we take a look at more ways that artists, organizations, and even JK Rowling are reaching out to the community during COVID-19, the petition signed by hundreds of creatives in Hong Kong, a year of auctions featuring the collection of Ginny Williams at Sotheby’s, and P.A.I.N.’s continued support of those […]

Art World Roundup: from the design behind Italian domes to penguins in a museum

In this week’s Art World Roundup, we cover some of the stories you might have missed including Dalí’s paternity test results, a pricey pair of Air Jordans, new AR art by Olafur Eliasson, and a few penguins who got to take a field trip to an art museum.  How’d they do it? Princeton University researchers […]

Boston MFA and Mass. Attorney General reach agreement on $500,000 diversity and inclusion fund

A year ago, disparaging comments were made to a group middle-school aged, minority students while on a field trip to the Museum of Fine Art (MFA) in Boston. In the time since the incident, the MFA has faced much backlash and been the focus of an investigation into the alleged remarks. They have also instilled […]

Art World Roundup: looking at Air Jordans, ahead to next year’s Venice Biennale, and incredibly close at The Night Watch

In this week’s edition of Art World Roundup, we cover a major sale from Gagosian Galleries at New York’s online Frieze art fair, a pair of Air Jordan’s up for grabs through Sotheby’s, an Athens hotel faulted for blocking the Acropolis, Germany’s curator for their pavilion in the 59th Venice Biennale, a homegrown drive-though art […]