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The French mega-collector Bernard Arnault is now the second-richest man in the world.
For the first time in years, Bill Gates has been knocked out of the top two perches on the list of the richest people on ...
The Objects That Defined 1980s Youth Culture
Everyone’s 1980s are a little bit different. As someone who was born in 1981, it was the decade of my own early adolescence ...
The Glamorous Chinese Restaurant That’s Served the Art World for 50 Years
Fifty years ago, on Valentine’s Day 1968, a new restaurant opened its doors in London’s posh Knightsbridge neighborhood. With ...
The Louvre will offer luxury cruises in the Adriatic Sea and Persian Gulf.
The Louvre has announced its latest unexpected partnership. Earlier this year it partnered with Airbnb to let a visitor spend ...
Understanding Vermeer’s Mysteries, beyond “Girl with a Pearl Earring”
’s enigmatic oeuvre (a 35th is disputed). The Dutch artist’s most famous work is undoubtedly Girl with a Pearl Earring (ca. ...
The Many Faces of Ecstasy in Art
The truest depictions of ecstasy in art exist in the muddled territory between exaltation and despair. Its subjects are ...
Artists’ Futuristic Visions Helped Make the Moon Landing Possible
In the midst of the space race, Hereward Lester Cooke, the former co-director of the NASA Art Program, observed, “Space ...
Despite Graffiti’s Global Popularity, Cities Still Criminalize It
Street art and graffiti have become big business in the art world. In October 2018, the art world famously watched ’s Girl ...
Greek Mythology Tells Us That Mermaids Come in All Shades
On July 3rd, Disney announced that 19-year-old Halle Bailey would be the latest actress to star in a string of live-action ...
Ai Weiwei won his lawsuit against a Volkswagen dealer and was awarded $258,000.
Ai Weiwei sued Volkswagen earlier this year for using his installation Soleil Levant (2017), a work comprised of more than ...
How Famous Artists Dealt with Insomnia
Like many people, I have been an insomniac for most of my adult life. In times of unwelcome wakefulness, I let my mind wander ...
Egypt reopened two ancient pyramids to the public.
Two ancient Egyptian pyramids that have been closed to the public since 1965 have been reopened following excavations and ...