Art news round-up

Happy new year! Here’s our first art news update of 2012.

Art news from around the world:

Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts is being asked to ‘contribute’ money to the city – but the mayor insists it’s not a tax.

Insurers encourage metal sculpture owners to rethink security measures and cities already are.

Did the Louvre over-clean this Leonardo?

Art on Arab streets – commentary on current events.

Branding and influence – the complexity of patronage in the arts.

Popular stories from the week:

The art project that saved a Chelsea resident from theft.

The photographer whose images saved Yosemite.

LACMA lists some fun works which are usually a hit with the kids.

A canvas which was once ripped, slashed and nearly black finds new fans with its new look.

I just love this liquid rose.

Art news round-up

Art news from around the world:

BP pledges to continue UK arts sponsorship but not everyone is impressed.

As Europe’s financial concerns continue, the EU proposes world’s largest ever cultural funding program.

Asian art market booms as investors get creative with their money.

Barbara Hepworth statue stolen in the UK – possibly by scrap metal thieves.

The Met gets Google Goggles (I want to try this out).

Popular stories from the week:

Does technique turn images to art?

Rouen Cathedral – a muse for more than Monet.

Feeding Lucian Freud – and then modeling for him.

Artist colonies; it’s not what you think.

The anonymous artist who left paper sculptures around Edinburgh.

Art news round-up

Art news from around the world:

Art dealers oppose EU art tax

The gallery that Occupy Wall Street is thinking about.

Indianapolis is crazy not to go ahead with it” – the controversial sculpture that finally lost the battle.

For those with the money for it, financial turmoil has been an incentive to buy art.

Popular stories from the week:

The exhibitions that live on online.

We see beauty when we’re looking for it – and our aesthetic judgments are complicated.

The light paintings of Picasso (turns out it’s an older technique than you might think).

Making murals out of moss – almost like magic.

Art news round-up

Art news from around the world:

The Turner Prize has a winner but not everyone is happy with the choice.

Major galleries and auction houses caught up in German fake art scam – and the problems are far from resolved.

Painting murals on private property might become legal in LA – with the owners’ consent, of course.

Spain’s brand new art center is due to close in two days time – and it might never reopen.

Are academics afraid to authenticate?

Popular stories from the week:

Drilling to discover da Vinci – or not.

Chicago’s mayor insists that his office celebrate Chicago’s art.

New insight into the officially approved art of the Third Reich (Hitler bought a picture with a unicorn. Really.).

‘The way we view art is not rational’ – we’re influenced by the information we’re given.

Make your own Christmas cards, with great images from LACMA.

Art news round-up

Art news from around the world:

Leading British collector Charles Saatchi says many art buyers can’t tell good artists from bad.

Talking to Ai Weiwei – about art and cats.

Art Basel Miami – better range, better quality, better city.

‘Money speaks for itself’ – why the art market is doing a roaring trade.

Banksy is back in the news… quite a lot, actually.

Popular stories from the week:

A surprise Rembrandt self-portrait – discovered by x-ray.

Considering crowd-funding? Think of all the options.

Looking back at ten years of free museum entry in the UK, important art world figures pick their favorite works.

1940s New York – as seen by Stanley Kubrick.

Making art from a surprising medium – ordinary table salt.

Art news round-up

Art news from around the world:

Occupy Wall Street – looking for a multipurpose arts space.

It’s all about ‘owning great art’ – London’s RCA’s ‘secret sale.’

Czech artist makes the news with a record setting auction and a theft in the same week.

Pleas for change in the art scene of Abu Dhabi.

Popular stories from the week:

Salvador Dali was interviewed on TV
– and answered surreally, of course.

Finding a style that really is your own. (The article is about photography, but the relevance is wider-ranging.)

Watching the wonder of winter in time-lapse videos.

Surreal sculptures that bend objects and perspectives.

Art news round-up

Art news from around the world:

Ai Weiwei thinks of his ongoing battle as performance art but there are new charges on the scene.

The Clyfford Still Museum has opened and will need to keep shaking things up.

“The art market’s one-man Dow Jones” – Warhol and whether he’s worth it.

The dangers threatening the project that wants to rescue Haiti’s heritage.

The Walmart heiress’s gallery, and the mixed reactions it provokes.

What Irish arts do for their economy – and why they matter to recovery.

Popular stories from the week:

The comic book art that inspires Occupy artists.

The museum app experience – the good and the bad.

Limited edition digital art?

Sotheby’s gets a good price for a work by a fictional artist.

The world’s largest 3D painting.

Art news round-up

Art news from around the world:

Talking about temperature – why climate control is a controversial topic for museums and galleries.

UK’s National Gallery really, really wants those Titians. It’s going to stop buying other paintings to get them.

Grants for the arts – how San Francisco funds its culture.

Veterans who are finding therapy through art.

Popular stories from the week:

Ancient cave paintings of spotted horses may have been drawn from life – but that doesn’t take away their power.

Helping kids engage with art and hoping to foster a lifelong love.

Giving Japanese tsunami victims a camera, an album, and the encouragement to build good memories.

Turner’s art – informed by science.

Art news round-up

Art news from around the world:

The Louvre wants to clean a Leonardo – but not everyone is happy.

Where are the jobs for artists? Well, pretty much where you’d expect. (Yes, NYC is on the list!)

Arts in prisons helps cut reoffending rates.

Looking online – how museums are welcoming people digitally.

Popular stories from the week:

What do the arts mean to you? Sharing stories in Australia.

What inspired Steve Jobs in his final year? Rothko.

Why you can’t dance painting: whether it’s Picasso or Caravaggio, it doesn’t work.

Wander along the High Line with Google Street View(we love the High Line; it’s a great way to walk to work).

Art news round-up

Art news from around the world:

Graffiti speaks in Egypt and elsewhere.

An unknown Velazquez – found among the works of a minor artist at auction.

Copper prices have skyrocketed – which puts artworks in danger of being used as scrap metal.

Crowdsourcing: opening new doors for art.

Popular stories from the week:

The English National Ballet is to take up residency… in the Tate.

Love these images; flooded tanks give a lovely eerie feel.

The art of half a portrait.

The sculpture that divides into rotating parts.

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