Interior designers adapt to digital art – 71Bait

Eric Overholtzer was intrigued by the concept of non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, but found it difficult to grapple with. So he bought one. “There were three NFTs in an Angel Baby gallery, and one was so whimsical that I bought it,” says Overholtzer, a Los Angeles-based interior designer and custom furniture maker. As NFTs and … Read more

The Los Angeles art scene is having its moment in the sun – 71Bait

Artists have lived and worked in the sun-drenched expanses in and around Los Angeles for decades, attracting collectors from the US and overseas, collaborating with dozens of local galleries and fueling the growth of a number of contemporary art institutions. But the city’s identity as a global arts hub has eluded her. Until now. Since … Read more

Why Dimitris Daskalopoulos donated his art collection to four museums – 71Bait

Greek entrepreneur and art collector Dimitris Daskalopoulos says he built his art collection over nearly 30 years by finding works that tell a story “about the wonder of human existence and the struggle in this luminous interval we call life.” . The artists whose work he sought ranged from David Hammons to Louise Bourgeois, Sarah … Read more

Online pro gun extremism: “Cool for active shooter stuff” – 71Bait

The young man in jeans and sunglasses proudly displays his gun in the YouTube video, then instructs his 1 million subscribers on how to add an extra clip to his gun belt and offers a chilling observation. It’s a typical video, one of thousands teaching civilian gun owners military training and tactics, instructions on silencers … Read more

Fayez Sarofim, investor and buffet-style art collector, dies aged 93 – 71Bait

Fayez Sarofim, an Egyptian immigrant who built a successful investment firm with a similar approach to Warren Buffett, died in Houston on Saturday at the age of 93. Sarofim, who became a billionaire, had an eye for art as good as for stocks. In nearly 60 years he amassed a large, museum-quality collection, including works … Read more