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Vendors to remain capped in New York City parks

When you picture walking through some of New York City’s most loved parks, some of the romance and character comes from the street artists, the book vendors, and the art sellers that occasionally line the sidewalks. However, a recent ruling upheld that having a limit on the number of vendors in four of the city’s […]

Judge sides with Andy Warhol Foundation on copyright suit

Copyright can be a huge gray area when it comes to incorporating artworks by other artists into new works. CJ Hendry, a New York-based artist, for example, ran into that issue when she created photorealistic images of crumpled Warhol polaroids, printed them on t-shirts, and planned to sell them last year. Just before the launch […]

Sculpture by Simone Leigh inaugurates the High Line’s newest extension

New York City’s High Line celebrated the most recent addition to the innovative public park on June 4th called the Spur. With the inauguration of the addition, the High Line also welcomed visitors to see a new sculptural commission by artist Simone Leigh called Brick House. Leigh’s sculpture, a stunning bronze-cast bust of a black […]

The Shed: the next item to unveil at Hudson Yards

When Alex Poots, founder of the Manchester International Festival, hesitantly agreed to take on the Shed as artistic director and chief executive, he made a number of changes to the plans that he came to in 2014. The name, for one, was something that Poots tweaked – it went from the Cultural Shed to simply, […]

The company behind “Fearless Girl” is suing its creator

State Street Global Advisors, the investment firm that famously commissioned the Fearless Girl statue in Lower Manhattan in 2017, is suing the artist who made it for breach of contract and copyright infringement. According to official court filings dated as recent as February 14th, the investment firm is claiming that Kristen Visbal, the sculptor, is […]

Who Gets Paid?

On January 24th, the employees of the New Museum in New York City voted to unionize, marking the end of a contentious public battle with the museum. When the employees first began the motions to organize for better pay and better hours, the museum—which prides itself on showcasing the most cutting-edge art—responded by hiring the […]

‘Candy Nations’ series sparks controversy in NYC

A sculptural installation in New York City is causing controversy due to its content and proximity to Ground Zero. Candy Nations, created by French artist Laurence Jenkell in 2011 for the G20 Summit in Cannes, features 20 nine-foot tall sculptures of wrapped candy weighing in around 1,450 pounds each. The wrapper for each showcases a […]