How Islamic Art Influenced One of Fashion’s Most Famous Jewelers | Smart Messages – 71Bait

Tiara, Cartier London, special order, 1936. Platinum, diamonds, turquoise. Sold to the Honorable Robert Henry Brand. Cartier Collection. Vincent Wulveryck, Cartier Collection © Cartier For 175 years, the word “Cartier” has been synonymous with iconic French glamour, from solid diamonds to carefully crafted timepieces. But part of the jeweler’s signature style wasn’t homemade — it … Read more

What Can NFTs Do for Dead Artists? – 71Bait

Last month, while strolling through the British Museum’s cavernous glass-ceilinged rotunda, I wandered into the gift shop and saw something that made me do a double take. Between the souvenir umbrellas and postcards was a sign saying “Visit our NFT store” and a QR code. Near the cloakroom, I came across showcases of prints by … Read more

New art gallery in downtown Lynchburg aims to be more inclusive | local news – 71Bait

A new art gallery on the first floor of the Allied Arts building in downtown Lynchburg offers something different than you’d expect from traditional exhibits. Notebooks featuring original artwork created by Stability X go on sale Wednesday at their Be Kind Gallery art gallery in the Allied Arts Building in downtown Lynchburg. Photo by Kendall … Read more

The Smithsonian American Art Museum is acquiring more than 200 works of art for its arts and crafts collection, including notable works by Bisa Butler, Sonya Clark, Roberto Lugo, Preston Singletary and Wanxin Zhang – 71Bait

A recent campaign by the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery to acquire artworks by leading artisans brought more than 200 objects to the permanent collection. The Renwick Gallery’s 50th Anniversary Acquisitions campaign, which began in 2020, focused on artworks created by a broadly representative and diverse group of American artists, increasing the … Read more

The mayor of Paris is ordering an investigation into allegations that permanent employees are harassing temporary workers at the city’s museums – 71Bait

Anne Hidalgo, the mayor of Paris, has ordered an official investigation into allegations of sexual harassment, racism and sexism at several of the city’s municipal museums, following a scathing report in the French media last month. The daily newspaper liberation reported in early April that this was the case received “more than 20 testimonials” of … Read more

For the first time we can name an artist who created bark paintings in Arnhem Land in the 1910s – 71Bait

This article by Joakim Goldhahn, Rock Art Australia Ian Potter Kimberley Chair at UWA, Gabriel Maralngurra, Co-Manager, Injalak Arts, Indigenous Knowledge, Luke Taylor Adjunct Fellow, Place, Evolution and Rock Art Heritage Unit at Griffith University and the Australian National University, Paul SCTaçon, Chair of Rock Art Research and Director of the Place, Evolution and Rock … Read more

A $26.8 million painting of strawberries broke records, but now it’s in legal limbo in France Smart Messages – 71Bait

Painted by Jean Baptiste Siméon Chardin The basket of wild strawberries 1761. Artcurial In 1761, French artist Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin painted a tranquil scene: a wicker basket full of juicy red strawberries next to a glass of water, two white carnations, a peach, and two cherries. But now his peaceful oil-on-canvas painting The basket of wild … Read more

The Center Pompidou halted a $619,000 donation from Russian oligarch Vladimir Potanin, who had already donated $1.4 million to the museum – 71Bait

In view of the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war, the Center Pompidou in Paris is making a donation to the museum of Vladimir Potanin, one of Russia’s richest oligarchs. The decision comes two months after Potanin resigned from the board of directors of the Guggenheim Museum in New York. The Center Pompidou received two donations totaling 1.3 … Read more

An ordinary New Mexico couple has committed a $150 million art heist – 71Bait

Jerry and Rita Alter were viewed by friends and family as harmless eccentrics. Known for their love of exotic travel, they celebrated their travels with self-indulgent slide shows. Jerry was a jazz musician, commercially unsuccessful artist, unpublished author, and retired public school teacher in New York City. Rita made a career as a speech therapist. … Read more

Great Escapes: Art, Food and Architecture in Williamstown and North Adams – 71Bait

Williamstown and North Adams in Berkshire County, Mass., are a veritable feast for the weekend visitor. Both cities were settled in the 18th century and have now become art centers: North Adams is home to the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, one of the largest contemporary art museums in the US; and Williamstown is home … Read more