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Will.I.Am Visits the Louvre After Midnight to Record New Song in Front of the Mona Lisa

Musician Will.I.Am went to great lengths to record his latest song, “Smile Mona Lisa,” in an inspiring environment. The Black Eyed Peas leader was allowed into the Louvre Museum in Paris at two o’clock in the morning to record the song in front of Leonardo da Vinci’s famous portrait. (You read that correctly: He wasn’t filming a music video. He was simply recording a song about the Mona Lisa next to the actual “Mona Lisa.”) (more…)

See Paintings by George W. Bush’s Art Teacher on View at the Dallas Art Fair

Unfortunately but not surprisingly, last week’s Dallas Art Fair did not feature the city’s most talked-about local artist, George W. Bush. (In case you’ve been hiding under a rock recently, news of the 43rd president’s new hobby went viral earlier this month after pictures of two of his self-portraits leaked online.) We here at ARTINFO searched high and low to find the next best thing, however, and we succeeded. Feast your eyes on paintings by George W. Bush’s teacher, Gail Norfleet. (more…)

Metropolitan Museum of Art to Open Seven Days a Week Starting July 1

The Metropolitan Museum of Art will open to the public seven days a week starting July 1, the institution announced today. The new schedule will apply to both the Met’s Fifth Avenue flagship and its medieval art outpost, The Cloisters. Under the new regime, the museum will also open slightly later each day, at 10:00 a.m. rather than 9:30 a.m. The Met had been closed on Mondays since 1971. (more…)

SEVEN Will Not Return to Brooklyn This May During Frieze New York


SEVEN, the freewheeling curatorial collaboration best known for its annual art fair in Miami during Art Basel Miami Beach and Brooklyn during Frieze Week, will not return to New York’s the Boiler this May, ARTINFO has learned. Many of the same dealers will be organizing a fair in Texas alongside the Dallas Art Fair from April 10 to 14, and the turnaround time was too tight to accommodate both events, according to Postmasters Magdalena Sawon. (more…)

Florida Pastor Indicted in Scheme to Sell Fake Damien Hirst Paintings

It may be difficult to make a living as an artist in New York, but it’s even harder to survive as an art thief. On Thursday, Florida pastor and art dealer Kevin Sutherland, 45, was indicted for attempting to sell counterfeit Damien Hirst “spin” and “spot” paintings. New York police arrested Sutherland on February 1 after an undercover detective posing as a collector paid him $185,000 in exchange for the fake artworks. (more…)

Gavin Brown, Artist? Dealer’s First Solo Show in Over a Decade Comes to Milwaukee

Gavin Brown has a secret: He’s an artist. The London-born, New York-based gallerist, who represents international art stars like Alex Katz, Elizabeth Peyton, and Rirkrit Tiravanija, is preparing for his first solo show in over a decade at The Green Gallery in Milwaukee. The gallery’s director, John Riepenhoff, confirmed the news to ARTINFO, and said the show would likely take place late this year or in early 2014. (Thanks to Pedro Vélez for tipping us off on Twitter.)


Art Basel Releases 2013 Exhibitor List — So What’s Different?

Art Basel, the grand dame of all art fairs, has released its exhibitor list for the 44th edition. The 304 exhibitors hail from 39 countries and include many familiar names, including Gagosian Gallery, Blum & Poe, Galerie Perrotin, and Marian Goodman Gallery, among others. Some less-than-brand-name galleries that showed at the fair last year are not returning, including L.A. Louver, Galeria Milan of Sao Paolo, Galerie Anhava of Helsinki, and Regina Gallery of London and Moscow. (more…)

New York’s Half Gallery, Owned by Bill Powers, Is Headed Uptown

Half Gallery, the hip, downtown space run by dealer and former Bravo “Work of Art” judge Bill Powers, is moving. The gallery will leave its Lower East Side haunt on Forsyth Street for a to-be-determined spot uptown. (Thanks to Walter Robinson for tipping us off to this news on Twitter.) The new location will open in February with an installation by Louis Eisner, a young, New York-based artist who is best known as part of the loose collective The Still House Group. (more…)

This Is What ABC’s “The Bachelor” Thinks of the Art World

The reality television show “The Bachelor” is an unlikely venue for biting art world commentary. But last night, 29-year-old Texan insurance agent Sean Lowe’s quest for love led him straight into a gallery. You see, Sean wanted to find out if his date, 26-year-old bridal stylist Desiree, could take a joke. So he took her to a fake art exhibition, left her alone in the back with the “pièce de résistance,” and watched her reaction on a hidden camera as it came crashing to the ground. (more…)

No Longer Art HK, Art Basel Hong Kong Releases Debut Exhibitor List

Art Basel Hong Kong has released its exhibitor list. This year marks its first edition as an official member of the Swiss art fair conglomerate Art Basel. (The European company purchased a 60 percent stake in the fair, formerly known as Art HK, in 2011.) So, what’s different now that Art HK’s been Swiss-ified? The list slightly smaller — 245, down from 264 last year — with a number of new high-wattage international names.