New Gallery Insider with Ron Mueck

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Our latest “Gallery Insider” features hyper-realist sculptor Ron Mueck and his recent self-titled exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Click on the link above (or the picture below) to see highlights from the exhibition, and for teachers (or homeschoolers) looking for materials to use in teaching contemporary art, check out the feature’s essential […]

Short film about Jean-Michel Basquiat and visual sampling

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I found an interesting short film about Jean-Michel Basquiat that was produced as a promotional piece for the record-breaking auction sale that took place last night. The film was made by Tamra Davis, who reflects on her friendship with Basquiat, and it includes parts of several interviews made by her over the years in which […]

Main art work mentioned in story about $250 million dollar house

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There’s a story circulating about a $250 million dollar home built on spec by Bruce Makowsky and BAM Luxury Development, located in the Bel Air neighborhood of L.A. The thing that caught my attention was that it comes fully furnished, including an art collection in the range of 120-150 original art works (the number varies […]

Robert Gober takes Duchamp times three

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Robert Gober (born 1954) is an American artist who is best known for his sculptures featuring non-art-like objects such as sinks and body-less legs. The sculptures are meticulously handcrafted, even though at first glance they may look like readymades, as in the case of this piece titled “Three Urinals,” from 1988. In this way, they […]