Facebook Censors Art Historian for Posting Nude Art, Then Boots Him from Platform

Ruben Cordova used his social media profile as an archive of his research, but his photos of the Met Breuer’s Like Life exhibition triggered Facebook’s censors, who then permanently disabled his profile. Curator and art historian Ruben Cordova thought that Facebook was the perfect platform to archive the photographic materials equivalent to

A Belgian Court Has Seized 58 Banksy Artworks Worth Over $15 Million From an ‘Illegal’ Brussels Exhibition

The court determined the uninsured works, belonging to Steve Lazarides, were being held without the owner's permission. It turns out Banksy isn’t the only one hanging up works by Banksy without permission. A Belgian court has shut down a Banksy exhibition in Brussels, known as “Banksy Unauthorised,” as questions swirl around who

Artist Stephen Wilson’s New Work Brings Light To The Art Of Graffiti At Roman Fine Art

Sydney A. Braat Hamptons.com For years graffiti has been deemed a disgrace to the intended beauty of buildings, walls, cars, and other objects in our everyday lives... until recently. Artists are redefining the art of graffiti with up-and-coming murals that fill dismal urban streets with life. Artist Stephen Wilson is

A Museumgoer Was Hospitalized After Falling in an Anish Kapoor Installation.

A man visiting the Serralves Museum in Porto, Portugal, landed in the hospital last week after falling inside an Anish Kapoor installation. The piece, titled Descent into Limbo (1992), includes an eight-foot-deep hole painted black inside, “giving the illusion of a depthless void.” It is not known whether the man fell into the hole. The injured

Mermaids, Montauk Surfers By Dweck

AUGUST 14, 2018 BY | JESSICA MACKIN-CIPRO “Michael Dweck: Iconic Images” is currently on display at Roman Fine Art in East Hampton. The show is a carefully curated selection of the photographer’s best-known works. Dweck, who lives and works in Montauk and New York City, is recognized for his seductive photographic

The “Internet-Famous” Kaplan Twins Arrive in the Hamptons

by KURT MCVEY JULY 9, 2018 5:54 PM There were promotional T-shirts and tank tops handed out from the back of a van. There was a dub-heavy D.J. set, a gorgeous post-rainy-day sunset, and hordes of tanned partygoers living through the lens of their Instagram app. And at the fleshy pool

The Rothko Chapel in Houston was vandalized with white paint and fliers that read “It’s okay to be white.”

On Friday morning, security at the Rothko Chapel in Houston surveyed the grounds and found what the director of the world-class Texas institution, founded by the collectors John and Dominique de Menil, called a “hate incident.” Security discovered white paint near the entrance of the chapel, along with handbills that

Decrying Real Estate Developer’s ‘Insolence,’ Judge Awards Street Artists $6.7 Million in Landmark 5Pointz Case

In a dramatic conclusion to a landmark case, a judge has ruled that a New York developer must pay $6.7 million to a group of graffiti artists to compensate for painting over their work without warning in 2013. The decision represents a decisive victory for street artists in a case

Bushwick’s Coolest Gallery Is Experimental, Collaborative, and Located in a Storage Unit

The innovative Secret Dungeon is unlikely to stay secret for much longer. Tatiana Berg for Artnews Bushwick is changing fast, and its gallery scene is changing along with it. While it has gained a few big galleries, it has been gradually losing the kind of young-and-trying-something spaces where thoughtful emerging artists can

Comedian Adam Conover Says the Art Market Is a Scam. Here’s What He Gets Right—and Wrong.

Is he aiming for accuracy, or just truthiness? by Brian Boucher for artnet news, August 10, 2017 Is the art market no more than a playground for snobs and crooks? The comedian Adam Conover certainly thinks so. He makes the case in a five-minute video released yesterday as the latest in his web