openculture.comThe Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Puts Online 75,000 Works of Modern ArtEarly 20th century modernism often seems to come out of nowhere, especially when our exposure to it comes in the form of a survey of singular great works. Each sculpture, film, or painting can seem sui generis, as though left by an alien civilization for us to find and admire.3
openculture.comIconic Artists at Work: Watch Rare Videos of Picasso, Matisse, Kandinsky, Renoir, Monet and MoreClaude Monet, 1915: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJE4QUNgaeg We've all seen their works in fixed form, enshrined in museums and printed in books. But there's something special about watching a great artist at work.10
openculture.comThe Iconic Urinal & Work of Art, “Fountain,” Wasn’t Created by Marcel Duchamp But by the Pioneering Dada Artist Elsa von Freytag-LoringhovenIn the introduction to her book Broad Strokes, writer and art history scholar Bridget Quinn describes her discovery of Lee Krasner, accomplished abstract expressionist painter who just happened to have been married to Jackson Pollock.
openculture.comWatch Jean Genet’s Only Film, the Censored A Song of Love (1950)Petty criminal, outlaw writer, political radical, gay icon, the name Jean Genet means many things to many people, but filmmaker isn’t usually one of them. Yet Genet did direct a short film, A Song of Love (Un chant d’amour), in 1950.
artspace.comImpressionist and Modern Art Is Losing Value at Auction—Could This Be A Good Thing?We talk to art market experts and economists to explain why the recent Sotheby's and Christie's Modern auctions were less profitable than expected—and what this could mean for living contemporary artists who depend on patronage.1