Abu Dhabi is taking on The Great Pyramid of Giza, with the construction of the world’s biggest sculpture.
The Louvre museum in Paris will launch an appeal for a million dollars to help it pay for two medieval ivory statuettes that resurfaced recently.
Ibis hotels will select a happy few to test a new kind of bedding connected via 80 sensors to a robot.
The $30 million restoration of the Colosseum financed by Diego Della Valle – the founder of luxury leather good maker Tod’s – will begin in December.
Andrew Lewicki made a Louis Vuitton waffle maker
Damien Hirst has created an art piece for a London restaurant in which a whole Hereford cow and cockerel are preserved in formaldehyde in a steel and glass tank.
France’s Palace of Versailles is continuing its series of contemporary art exhibitions this year with works by Portuguese contemporary art painter Joana Vasconcelos.
A painting by US artist Mark Rothko has set a record for a contemporary work of art, selling for $86.9m at auction in New York.
One of the most iconic images in art history – Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” – has become the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction.
A museum in Italy is burning artworks from around the world to protest harsh austerity cuts by the Italian government.
Archipelago Cinema, an auditorium raft designed to float on the sea, premiered at the inaugural edition of the Film on the Rocks Yao Noi Festival in Thailand.
A painting by Pop Art king Andy Warhol depicting rock ‘n’ roll king Elvis Presley as a cowboy gunslinger is expected to fetch $30-$50 million when it goes on sale in May. “Double Elvis,” executed in black and silvery white in 1963, “is a seminal piece from the iconic series devoted to the singer,” Sotheby’s … Continued
The late Chinese artist Zhang Daqian was the best-selling artist at auction in 2011 while Spanish great Pablo Picasso dropped out of the top three. Chinese artists dominate the top end of the art market. Zhang’s compatriot Qi Bashi was the second top seller and six Chinese artists in all were in the top ten, … Continued
MB&F’s M.A.D.Gallery is now open in Geneva on Rue Verdaine, a stone’s throw from their offices and atelier in the heart of the city’s old town. MB&F created the Gallery in order to situate their “Machines” in an appropriate context and along the way they have discovered kindred spirits in the world of kinetic art. … Continued
The 2011 911 Speedster art car was created by famous artist Miguel Paredes in collaboration with Champion Porsche for the 2011 Art Basel. Miguel Paredes, born and raised in New York’s Upper West Side, is an urban realist that specializes in New York graffiti art. Paredes designed a psychedelic Japanese-inspired visage on the 911 Speedster, … Continued
Dior presents the latest version of its Lady Dior film series with a comedy directed by John Cameron Mitchell and starring Marion Cotillard. The new Dior film features Marion as a young Hollywood movie-star, frolicking pool-side for a Dior TV commercial. The fifth installment of the Lady Dior films was inspired by a 1973 short … Continued
As research has proved, guests will steal plenty of things from hotels given the chance — but most would draw the line at a piece of art valued in the thousands. One hotel, however, is inviting guests to steal art, in a clever promotion drawn up by Art Series Hotels, an Australian chain, for the … Continued
Artist John Baldessari has plastered a fake $100,000 bill on a billboard next to Manhattan’s High Line elevated park, on 10th Avenue at West 18th Street. $100,000 bills actually exist. They were printed during the Great Depression but never publicly circulated.
French artisan Philippe Pasqua has unveiled his latest work of art: a Ferrari F430 that’s been covered in skin-colored leather and exquisitely tattooed. For all car enthusiasts, this one-off creation shall be on display at the Galerie Laurent Strouk, Paris around the middle of January 2012.
Bottega Veneta may be best known for its leather goods, but the brand’s creative director Tomas Maier has now branched into the realm of music. Maier has teamed up with Parisian DJ Michel Gaubert on Intreccio Uno, a two-disc compilation album featuring a medley of past runway show and store playlists. Artists featuring on the … Continued