1. French-born American artist Louise Bourgeois — known for her abstract sculptures — died yesterday at the age of 98. [via NYT]
2. Last night Apple shut down Lala, the streaming music service it acquired back in December, replacing it with nothing. [via MediaMemo]
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Artists and fashion designers are continuously inspiring one another. Artists draw on fashion photography and designs as sources to integrate into their work and manipulate, while designers tap painters and sculptors for new patterns and forms. Two dynamic shows — Dress Codes at New York’s International Center of Photography and The Art of Fashion at the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam — currently explore the blurring of boundaries between these creative fields.
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We hear bankrupt investment firm Lehman Brothers is doing what any formerly wealthy person with an empty bank account would do when the auction house comes a-calling: sell it and don’t look back. Lehman’s multimillion dollar corporate art collection is being sold in 165 lots over the course of three sales this winter at Freeman’s in Philly. Check out the goods after the jump and get your paddles ready.… Read More
Spending an afternoon with abstract expressionists, batting ideas back and forth about the latest Bacon exhibit or wandering through a Warhol gallery, can be trying to say the least. Growing up with global capitalism, it’s hard to turn our backs on the mantra ‘spend, spend, spend’, especially now that shopping is the new religion. That, my friends, is what museum stores are for. Enabling us to get the best of both worlds in a heady combination of art, design and spending, museum stores let us feel all warm and culturally enriched inside whilst still feeding our consumer cravings. Here, we run down the best that the culture capitals have to… Read More