Art World

This is apparently a face on the surface of Mars, with color highlighting by Scott C. Waring.Image: UFO Sightings Daily.

Conspiracy Theorist Sees Ruined Art on Mars

Brian Boucher
NASA has strayed from its "publicly publicized mission," he says.
Carlos Cruz-Diez, Crosswalks of Additive Color, Miami Beach. Photo: © Atelier Cruz-Diez Paris.

Crosswalk Art Threatened by Federal Highway Administration's Recommendations

Sarah Cascone
Colorful crosswalks could be a thing of the past.

French Court Rules Against Facebook in Gustave Courbet Lawsuit

Rain Embuscado
Millions in France can now take their complaints with the web giant to court.
A narrative resistance group rewrites history to influence the future.

The Ultimate Guide to All Things Art at the Berlin Film Festival

Harlie Rush
It can be difficult to navigate this many premieres, so we've done it for you.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Photo: Wikipedia.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Generated $946 Million In Tourist Spending Last Year

Cait Munro
Breaking news: tourists really, really like the Met.

'Color the Temple' Light Display Reveals the Temple of Dendur's Forgotten Look

Rain Embuscado
New world technology revives old world glory.

At the Met, Vigée Le Brun Defies the Men Who Want to Undress Her

Blake Gopnik
THE DAILY PIC: When she painted a nude woman, men imagined they were seeing her.

Shchukin Collection of Masterpieces To Reunite After A Century for First-Ever Show Outside Russia

Henri Neuendorf
The collection was split up after the October Revolution.

Art Events to Attend in New York This Valentine's Day Weekend

Rain Embuscado
See a screening of Wendy Clarke's legendary 'Love Tapes,' for instance.

Must-See Art Guide: Paris

Astyaj Ghassemi
This week's guide includes Wifredo Lam, Erwin Wurm, and Robert Holyhead.
Insurance, 2016Container lashing bars, Lloyd's Register certificates102 × 96 × 11.5 or 149 × 18 × 4.5 inchesLloyd's of London monopolized the marine insurance of the slave trade by the early 18th Century. Lloyd's Register was established in 1760 as the first classification society in order to provide insurance underwriters information on the quality of vessels. The classification of the ship allows for a more accurate assessment of its risk. Lloyd's Register and other classification societies continue to survey and certify shipping vessels and their equipment. Lashing equipment physically secures goods to the deck of the ship, while its certification is established to insure the value of the goods regardless of their potential loss.Courtesy of the artist and ESSEX STREET, New YorkPhoto: Adam Reich

Cameron Rowland Uses Objects From Jails to Take On the Prison Industrial Complex

Christian Viveros-Fauné
The artist subverts the system by leasing his work to hungry collectors.
Berlin's doomed mural. Photo: Arnulf Hettrich, courtesy Imago.

Beloved Berlin Mural to Fall Victim to New Construction

Sarah Cascone
The mural shows German chancellors as puppets.
Kim Gordon.Photo Patrick McMullan.

Kim Gordon Teams with Gagosian Gallery to Open Uber-Cool Pop-Up Record Store

Rain Embuscado
It features original LP art by Richard Prince and friends.
Evelyne Axell, Ice Cream, 1964.Photo via Philadelphia Museum of Art. © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.

Philadelphia Museum of Art Wins Fight with Facebook over Racy Pop Art Painting

Brian Boucher
The museum used Facebook's censorship as a teachable moment.

Bjarke Ingels To Design 2016 Serpentine Pavilion

Cait Munro
There will also be four adjacent summer cottages.

UK Cinemas to Screen Art Films to Unsuspecting Moviegoers

Henri Neuendorf
Watch an art film with your Hollywood blockbuster.

In MoMA's Survey, Marcel Broodthaers Goes for Angry Clowning

Blake Gopnik
THE DAILY PIC: The Belgian genius hid despair under his playful surfaces.
The Mercedes Benz Maybach Pullman.Image: via

Fraud Trial Reveals Knoedler Owner Michael Hammer Spent $1 Million on Two Cars

Brian Boucher
An earlier Mercedes model earned the name "Dictator Ship."

London Gets a New Kind of Gallery

artnet News
Interested in affordable limited editions, anyone?
Wayne Thiebaud Ice Cream Cone, 1964 © Wayne Thiebaud/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

Dominique Levy Gallery Revisits the Experimental Drawing Surge of the 1960s

Ben Davis
“Drawing Then” is an exercise in market-inspired retro-mania.

Pace Art and Technology Officially Opens as First Major Gallery in Silicon Valley

Cait Munro
Several of the "not for sale" works have somehow sold.
Wu-Tang Clan, Once Upon a Time In Shaolin... Photo: YouTube.

AIDS Drug Baron Martin Shkreli Sued by Artist Over Wu-Tang Clan's Album Art

Rain Embuscado
The pharmaceutical executive purchased the one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album in 2015.
Dale Chihuly, Mille Fiori (2010), at the Chihuly Collection, Morean Arts Center. Photo: Terry Rishel, courtesy the Morean Arts Center.

Glass Sculpture Stolen from $6 Million Dale Chihuly Collection Recovered

Sarah Cascone
It was found in a box outside the museum.

At the Art Institute of Chicago You Can Spend the Night in Vincent van Gogh's Bedroom

Henri Neuendorf
It's not southern France, but it's still very realistic.

At Postmasters, Richard Ibghy and Marilou Lemmens Forge Small Art from Giant Ideas

Blake Gopnik
THE DAILY PIC: Vast economic principles get rendered in scraps of stick and wire.