Las Vegas Arts Commission members are beginning talks on moving “Paintbrush Gateway,” by the late Dennis Oppenheim, closer together, reports Joe Downtown.
“Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion” at Springs Preserve Origen Museum brings 40 life size machines inspired by da Vinci designs. Some are interactive. The R-J
Onyx Theater in the middle of their run of a 1993 Steve Martin play that wonders what Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso would talk about in a bar circa 1904: “Picasso at the Lapin Agile" last days are Feb. 7 and 8. Onyx Theatre.
Las Vegas Weekly on conservator and curator Billie Milam Weisman bringing "Art for Art’s Sake" to UNLV’s Barrick Museum.
Elaine Wynn, president of the state Board of Education, donated $6 million to Clark County public schools. She made art world headlines for outbidding seven other well-funded collectors for the 1969 Francis triptych, “Three Studies of Lucian Freud” for $142 million. It broke the previous record, Edvard Munch’s pastel of “The Scream,” which sold for $119.9 million in 2012. VegasSeven wonders when some regional art love will be happening.
City Life ceases publishing. Former staffers and editors look back.
Annual cost for graffiti removal in Clark County hovers at $30 million. Review Journal
Blog Bias: Las Vegas Arts rivals any regional blog I’ve come across. It’s art, mostly, but there is also a big dose of urban history and spirited reporting that doesn’t reek with over-played boosterism . . . Also Recommended. ArtsVegas talks up art and carries out innovative programming, like walking tours and multi-venue salon talks through Late Until Eight. . . . Other New Blog in Town: Since LostVaugeUs first post on November 2, 2013, the unknown publisher has been documenting street art in the tradition of LA based Melrose+Fairfax. It’s a testament that M+F sent opening post greetings to LVU.
Above: Stephen Hendee created sculpture for the celebration of 30 years of public art programming in the City of Las Vegas.