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A motorcycle design for the history books

May 20, 2014
Funded by a patronage-type system modeled on, well, history.
Posted In: manufacturing, motorcycles, New Orleans, art
Odd Bike

Two obsessed guys and a radical motorcycle design

May 19, 2014
In New Orleans, an experiment in funding, manufacturing and art.
Posted In: motorcycles, manufacturing, art

Contemporary art: A terrible investment?

May 15, 2014
It's not just the art, it's the spectacle and the production surrounding it.
Posted In: art, museums

The Corcoran Gallery is philanthropy's latest failure

Mar 14, 2014
Can we trust the rich to fund our nation's cultural assets?
Posted In: art, culture, philanthropy, wealth, media, washington dc

Is our culture too obsessed with the tastes of the mega rich?

Jan 22, 2014
An exhibition of work by the jeweler JAR at the Metropolitan Museum of Art has one art critic asking if our culture is too dominated by the 0.1 percent.
Posted In: art, jewelry

Dr. X stitches together brand name merchandise and art

Dec 16, 2013
Darren Romanelli, aka Dr. X, specializes in blending, art and fashion with branding and marketing.
Posted In: art, merchandise

Artists use social media to make an "Insta-grand"

Nov 22, 2013
Artists are finding more ways to sell their work online.
Posted In: art, Youth Radio, instagram, social media, Victor Vazquez, Kool A.D.

A painting that gets better as art if it sells for $100 million

Nov 13, 2013
Last night, a Francis Bacon triptych sold for $142.4 million. Tonight, an Andy Warhol painting may top it. And one art critic says that may actually make it better as art.
Posted In: art, andy warhol, Christie's, auction

Forget the movie, the Girl with a Pearl Earring is a blockbuster painting

Oct 21, 2013
7th century "it" girl, Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring, is back in New York for the first time in 30 years.
Posted In: art, Vermeer

Does income inequality stifle creativity?

Oct 9, 2013
Musician David Byrne argues that wealth inequality in New York is favoring the rich over the creative.
Posted In: income inequality, wealth gap, New York City, art, creativity

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