Meret Oppenheim, "Object", Paris, 1936, Fur-covered cup, saucer, and spoon © 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / Pro Litteris, Zurich. Museum of Modern Art Collection
SPRING REMINDER: Join us for the first Art Tea Party at The Barrick on Saturday, April 2 at 2 pm. Guests are Angela Brommel, Director of Arts & Culture Initiatives for Nevada State College, and Kristen Peterson, Arts Reporter for Las Vegas Weekly. Brommel spearheaded NSC's art purchases that now fill the halls of the campus, and Peterson is the prolific art scribe who has been witness to the constant art flux of Las Vegas.
ADD MARCH 25. The R-J went to press and post with this series of local cultural destinations.
'From galleries to curious theater, downtown Vegas has it all' by F. Andrew Taylor I View
'Artistic amenities: NLV venues feature variety of art and theater offerings' by Sandy LopezI View
'From symphonies to theater to sculpting, Henderson offers residents a range of arts' by Cassandra Keenan I View
'Summerlin area rich in places to enjoy the arts' by Cassandra Keenan I View
Australian Laurens Tan, along with local artists, worked Zappos' Chinese New Year Celebration and art exhibition. "[Lauren]s Tan was saddened to see some good galleries, big and small, close in Southern Nevada. He thinks our city has the potential to have a much larger art scene that is supported by locals and tourists," reported KNPR. 'In any culture, art represents what we are," Tan said, "What we think about our era. What changes are happening. I don’t think Vegas has enough representation by artists in that regard.” I KNPR
Dana Oldfather on her second commission for the MGM Resorts International's Aria Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. "Reflexive 1 and 2" two pieces, around 126 by 141 inches, now grace the strip. Dana Oldfather
A mural by French artist and photographer Georges Rousse for The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas gets ink in the LATimes
Ellsworth Kelly exhibition of lithographs at UNLV’s Marjorie Barrick Museum reviewed by Review Journal.
Ellsworth Kelly exhibition of lithographs at UNLV’s Marjorie Barrick Museum reflected by an undergrad art major I Inside the Barrick
Trustee John Deane has given the Nevada Museum of Art a $1.5 million endowment, reports thisisreno.com.
The fate of Las Vegas showgirls gets some long form journalism in Desert Companion.
Mexico City-based Said Dokins adds this to Coachella Walls portfolio. Curated by Med Sobio, this year's theme is “American Women: a Homage to the Women of the Americas”. Dokins' mural honors women fighting for human rights in Mexico and South America. I LATaco
LACMA and Getty's impressive Robert Mapplethorpe exhibit reveals Andy Warhol's lasting influence I LATimes
Paint This Desert has linked The Painted Desert Project before. More photos have come out at Weburnist and 12News
Street artist Blu erased murals to protest at the exhibition Street Art: Banksy & Co: L’Arte allo Stato Urbano, which opens at the Palazzo Pepoli on Friday. “There’s no more Blu in Bologna, and there won’t be any until the fat cats will keep getting fatter,” the artist announced on his website. The Guardian reports: "Blu’s decision to erase their work exposes the inherent contradictions surrounding the reception of street art – in particular how palatable it has become to municipalities who might once have wanted to clean up graffiti but are now eager to speed up gentrification by giving their cities a cool makeover."
In Rome, Triumphs and Laments will be William Kentridge’s 1,800-foot-long, 33-foot-high frieze along the embankment "erased from the biological patina on the travertine embankment walls that line Rome’s urban waterfront." It's the largest public art work in the city since the completion of Michaelangelo’s masterpiece, reports Travel and Leisure. It debuts April 21.
Public art with 80,000 Delft Blue tiles can be seen at Cuyperspassage bicycle and pedestrian tunnel in Amsterdam’s Central Station "The tunnel measures 110 meters in length and 3 meters in height. Connecting the city to the waters of the Ij-river, the tunnel is used by 15,000 commuters daily." I Materia
Bernie Saunders mural by Dan Buller outside HVW8 gallery in Los Angeles for “The Art of a Political Revolution.”
Sabo is the conservative street artist whose work got the attention of Ted Cruz's attention in 2014. The campaign picked up as an unofficial. At the request of Cruz, Sabo is no longer associated with the campaign. I Texas Tribune
Media speculation on the symbolism of President Obama photographed standing in front of a mural of Che Guevara. "The reaction was harsh" reports The Atlantic. Talking Points Memo lists some of the reactions.
ABOVE: Detail of new mural by D*Face at the Plaza Hotel.