Winner Chosen to Illuminate London’s Bridges, Oakland Mayor Starts Art Space Fund

Artist Leo Villareal and Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands have won the Illuminated River International Design Competition.

Artist Leo Villareal and Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands have won the Illuminated River International Design Competition. Leo Villareal, Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands

Artist Leo Villarreal, known for his light installation on San Francisco’s Bay Bridge, and British architecture firm Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands have been chosen to illuminate London’s 17 bridges with a new permanent display. (New York Times)

Oakland’s mayor has started a $1.7 million grant to start affordable arts spaces in the city, a response to the deadly warehouse fire that killed 36 people in Fruitvale. (SFGate)

The 2016 Art Handler calendar is here, featuring sexy black-and-white portraits of the New York’s gallery crews. (artnet News)

The Irish government announces Creative Ireland, an initiative that could include financial assistance for artists that’s being likened to an “artists’ dole.” (Irish Times)

French artist Kader Attia sues two rappers for plagiarism, claiming foil-clad dancers in their music video are too similar to a 2007 artwork he created of kneeling figures covered in aluminum sheets. (Artforum)

Winner Chosen to Illuminate London’s Bridges, Oakland Mayor Starts Art Space Fund