A London artist has rescued a treasure trove of op art drawings of his late neighbor from the trash. Then they went viral

London-based digital artist Alan Warburton went viral last week, although not for his own work. When the crew came to clean up the apartment of his deceased upstairs neighbor, George Westren, Warburton rescued 200 drawings the man had made over 20 years before they were demolished. Then Warburton split them up Twitter, where they immediately … Read more

Milwaukee’s New Ruth Foundation Opens Its Huge $440 Million Fortune to Fund Dozens of US Nonprofits

A new arts organization, funded with a staggering $440 million bequest from the late bathroom fixture heiress, Ruth DeYoung Kohler II, has just announced its inaugural class of grant recipients. For its first initiative, the Milwaukee-based Ruth Foundation for the Arts is awarding nearly $1.3 million to 78 nonprofit organizations in the US. the country. … Read more

The Art Angle Podcast: Re-Air: The Secret Codes of World-Class Art Auctions, Demystified

Welcome to the Art Angle, an Artnet News podcast that delves into the places where the art world meets the real world and brings the biggest story of each week to the planet. Join us each week for an in-depth look at what matters most in museums, the art market and more, with input from … Read more

Lena Dunham Directed the Melancholy Music Video for Rising Artist Issy Wood’s New Single ‘Both’ – Watch It Here

Issy Wood is best known for her melancholy still lifes of car interiors, coats and tchotchkes, which have taken pride of place in galleries and museums around the world. But she has another passion that quickly turned into a second career: music. For her latest single ‘Both’, a moody electro-pop song that evokes an equal … Read more

Artist Margaret Keane, whose husband tried to take credit for her wide-eyed paintings, has died aged 94

American artist Margaret Keane, whose six-decade painting career was interrupted by her husband, who claimed to have created the works himself, died on Sunday, June 26 at the age of 94 at her Napa Valley home. failure. Born Peggy Doris Hawkins, the Nashville-raised painter rose to fame around the world for her signature style “Big … Read more

Phillips’ Trim Summer London Sale Generates $21.3M, Less Than Half of 2019’s Total as Art Market Enters a Phase of Caution

Short and sweet. Phillips took in £17.5 million ($21.3 million) in about 70 minutes during the London evening sale on June 30, a steady and efficient finale to a blockbuster season that kicked off in New York in May. Though modest compared to the results of its larger rivals, Sotheby’s ($181.8 million) and Christie’s ($248 … Read more

The Orlando Museum of Art Fires Its Director After the FBI Robbed a Show of Supposedly Fake Basquiats

The Orlando Museum of Art yesterday fired Director and CEO Aaron De Groft after the FBI seized the contents of “Heroes and Monsters,” an exhibit of 25 works controversially attributed to Jean-Michel Basquiat. The authorities’ raid took place on Friday, with the 41-page affidavit for the search warrant presented to the museum citing the questionable … Read more

An NFT sale at Christie’s raised $1.6 million, giving digital art collectors some hope in the wake of the crypto crash

A sale of NFTs by Beeple, Mad Dog Jones and other artists brought in $1.6 million at Christie’s last night, just exceeding the auction house’s expectations. For those looking to the event as a clock tower for the NFT market after the recent cryptocurrency crash, the sale brought grounds for moderate optimism – though the … Read more

Overlooked female masters take pride of place at the Masterpiece Fair in London. Here are some of their stories

With its multidisciplinary focus on art, design, furniture and jewelery from antiquity to the present day, Masterpiece, the London art fair opening this week (June 30 – July 6), is best seen in real life. Returning for the first time since 2019, the fair is an ideal place to make new discoveries, and this year … Read more

Francis Bacon’s $52.7 million portrait of Lucian Freud was the star of Sotheby’s otherwise mediocre London sales

Amid rampant inflation, cratering US stock markets and a cryptocurrency crash, the marquee auctions in London this week are seen by many as a test of the market as some observers predict an impending correction after skyrocketing spring sales in New York. Christie’s brought in $248 million in five hours on Tuesday evening, including a … Read more