Yesterday, Bloomberg News carried an interview with Takashi Murakami in which the artist told the news service that he considered the prices at his current exhibition at Gagosian Gallery in London to be too expensive. Here is the relevant part of the interview:
Still, Murakami is baffled by what his art costs today. Read More
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On Sept. 14, demonstrators showed up at the legendary Palace of Versailles to protest the opening of “Murakami: Versailles.”
A couple of groups, including one dubbed Coordination in Defense of Versailles, have asked for an “international mobilization” to remove the riotously colored and sometimes sexually explicit Japanese Pop artist’s works from the hallowed halls once Read More
This fall, Park Avenue museum the Asia Society is opening an unlikely blockbuster. For the first time, the institution, founded by John D. Rockefeller in 1956, is saluting a single artist, who is far from a household name yet something of a cult: Yoshitomo Nara. With his intriguing cartoonlike children and animals, often shown furious Read More
An average Joe discovers a $200 million trove of Ansel Adams negatives at a garage sale, struggling art vendors protest new regulations, and flip-flop wearing bargain hunters clamor for Lawrence Salander’s belongings. This week in art news: don’t forget the little guy.
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When asked about the Sex and the City sequel that Kim Cattrall recently confirmed, Sarah Jessica Parker said, "I’m thrilled to know Kim is excited but all the deals are not yet done." [Vogue UK]
Marc Jacobs has cast model Raquel Zimmerman for his spring women’s campaign and downtown Read More
You are so annoying! It’s virtually impossible to buy presents for self-obsessed shopaholic New Yorkers like you, who have invariably already bought yourselves everything you might ever want, long before Santa has Vaselined his big butt down your chimney.
This year, I will be reorienting my gift-giving priorities: Instead of worrying about exceeding your unexceedable Read More
If you love laughing at cretins-and, let’s face it, who doesn’t?-you are no doubt already a devotee of Sacha Baron Cohen, the 32-year-old Brit comedian whose idiotic cast of characters fills his one-man Da Ali G. Show every Sunday at 11 p.m. on HBO. With his best-known title creation, Mr. Cohen has gone into daring Read More