A new trend these days is the use of a crowd-funding service called Kickstarter. The intent is to allow the world at large to contribute to a unrealized vision. Many bands have successfully used the service to fund the recording, manufacture, and release of music that might have otherwise never seen the light of day.
Co-author J. David Spurlock discusses his latest release, the heavily illustrated biography The Alluring Art of Margaret Brundage, Queen of Pin-Up Art, and the difficulties and surprising discoveries he encountered while doing research for the book.
Sotheby’s has announced that Edvard Munch’s masterpiece The Scream will lead its Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale in New York on 2 May 2012. The iconic work is one of the most instantly recognizable images in both art history and popular culture, perhaps second only to the Mona Lisa.
Most of us didn’t even know the painting had actually sold, although it was common knowledge that something was going on. That was last year. The then owner of The Card Players was Greek shipping magnate George Embiricos. He hadn’t long to live and wanted the Cezanne to go.
Since it may be the end of the world as we know it, perhaps we should consider believing in magic now. Shall we? This is the story of some magic that started on Halloween night 2010 that continues to this day.
Sotheby’s London is to auction Gustav Klimt’s recently rediscovered landscape "Seeufer mit Birken ( Lakeshore with Birches)," which has not been seen in public in over a century and is now valued at £6 - 8 million. The art treasure is among several masterpieces to be sold on February 8.
Legendary author, designer, and typographer Seymour Chwast reveals what keeps him returning to his drawing board day after day in the concluding half of his conversation with Bill Baker, for The Morton Report.
It’s not the first time that Metallica has released controversial album art. Who among us can forget the twin album covers of Load and Reload, featuring original artwork by outsider photographer Andres Serrano?
With all her success, Barbra Streisand has never forgotten the art behind her fame. Nowhere is this more apparent than on the forthcoming PBS program "Barbra Streisand: One Night Only At the Village Vanguard."
While it’s a little early to be thinking about Christmas, this is something you might want to save for. Sony Legacy is releasing a box set titled 15 Minutes: Homage To Andy Warhol, to coincide with what would be...
Imagine, a crucial scene in Citizen Kane lost because we have no means of accessing the film canisters. Think of Action Comics #1 with the first appearance of Superman without the all-American hero, all because the business dictated only a certain consumer could access it.
When I chatted with Helena Bonham Carter last year about her swell-headed portrayal of the Red Queen in Tim Burton's surreal Alice in Wonderland, the petite Brit actress with the tossed-salad hairdo insisted that the film's director, father of her two children, was not nearly as weird as his movies would have you believe.