A controversial bill from Germany’s Federal Government Commission for Culture and the Media will move on to a public round of consultation and is expected to be voted on in parliament in 2016. The bill is intended to minimize imports of illegal antiquities and slow the export of significant artworks out of Germany. Furthermore, any […]

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Beginning Sept. 17, eBay is set to create a live online art and design auction in cooperation with Phillips auction house entitled “New Now.” This auction will create another digital avenue for bidding on high-end art, design, jewelry, photography, prints and watches, in addition to the more traditional methods of in-house and telephone bidding. This is […]

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May 31 would be legendary German filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s 70th birthday. Unfortunately, he died of a drug overdose in 1982, but his influence on the international film industry continues. The Deutsches Filmmuseum and the Martin-Gropius-Bau Museum have collaborated on a new project entitled, “Fassbinder — NOW.” It is set to open on May 6 and remain […]

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Martin Bellander, a doctoral candidate in psychology at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, has conducted a controversial experiment in which he concludes that blue is the most popular color in today’s art world. Without going into detail about his scientific process, Bellander used the BBC search browser to save and date thousands of artworks […]

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While the Kardashians are off gallivanting through their ancestral homeland of Armenia, an artist has been gaining popularity for his new series that targets the infamous reality stars and their celebrity status. Based in Los Angeles, he refers to himself as Plastic Jesus, and no, that is not a joke. He has developed a series […]

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Chloe Wise, a Canadian-born, New York-based artist, has gained critical acclaim for her re-creations of designer handbags that appear as if they are made from various forms of bread, ranging from pancakes, to bagels, to toast. Using oil paint and urethane, Wise paints the structures to be deceiving hyperrealist creations of the famous handbags. Wise […]

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The British Intellectual Property Office has introduced a new law intended to address copyright issues, and it has the art world up in arms. The law will put museums, designers, artists and publishers at the risk of significantly increased financial strain and potentially prison. Set to take effect in 2020, the “Transitioning provisions for the […]

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The first ever selfie museum has opened in Manila, Philippines. At the Art In Island Museum, there are essentially no rules. The visitors are encouraged to touch, climb and interact with the artworks and installations. More importantly, they are encouraged to take selfies with all of the art on display. The museum features different “zones” […]

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In light of the recent HBO release of a scientology documentary, there has been a revitalized debate over whether or not Pablo Picasso converted to the controversial religion during his lifetime. There have been no formal comments made by any Picasso expert on his potential involvement, but there is documented evidence that Picasso rubbed elbows […]

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The Romascu family, owners of a famous and highly coveted Romanian masterpiece, are looking to sell it, and the Romanian government is currently standing in their way. Constantin Brâncuși’s sculpture, “The Wisdom of the Earth,” is thought of as one of the country’s most significant works of the 20th century and is valued at approximately […]

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