OPENING CREDITS: Playwright Danny Thompson, co-founder of Chicago’sTheater Oobleck, rebooted his mash-up of Samuel Beckett presented as a TV cop in a Quinn Martin production. Most of the clips of Beckett come from his days in Berlin, circa 1969.
FIVE: Deborah Aschheim documenting a segment of "Threshold," her installation recreated at The Barrick for "FIVE." The current exhibition features Aschheim, along with Erin Cosgrove, Lucky DeBellevue, Ash Ferlito, and David Gilbert. Through September 10, 2016 I UNLV
"Vantage Point of Distance" features Las Vegas sculptor David Rowe, through July 29, 2016 in the OXS Gallery I Nevada Arts Council
Jim Murren, MGM Resorts International Chairman and CEO, is committed to public art I Review-Journal
Los Angeles street artist El Mac has new work and an exhibition in Arizona I AZ Central
In Seattle, more coverage for that rain activated street art I Mother Nature Network
“We believe in the power of art to make the journey more pleasurable for transit riders, and we feel very strongly that people will be drawn to take transit because we’re creating this environment that’s very welcoming."
- Heidi Zeller, creative services director for the L.A. Metro art program, via KPCC.
The best street art of April 2016, according to Street Art News. Pictured: Work by Spanish street artist, Pejac, in Jordan.
The CIA has a collection of art and artifacts I NPR
In New York, there was more street art mocking Trump I PolicyMIC
In Moscow, the art world is sorting out World War II antiquities, the art booty of the Red Army I Observor
In Rome “War Capitalism & Liberty” is the largest comprehensive survey of works by Banksy, say organizers. They also describe it as unauthorized by the artist I NYTimes
ABOVE: Street Art News catches up with Fintan Magee, one of the street artists Las Vegas has gotten to know through LiB. BELOW: Vhils, another LiB guest artist, works with light for "Debris," his recent solo show inHong Kong.
BELOW: The relationship between Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera is as big a legacy as their art. CDMX’s El Museo Casa Estudio exhibit "Correspondencias…Archivos y fondos del Cenidiap" was inspired by a letter Frida signed with a kiss. "The imprint of her lips still looks as fresh as it did decades ago." REMEZCLA
“Curator: Autodidact Polymath or Academic Expert?” panel at Frieze New York asks "Do you need an art history degree to be a curator?" Not really, it seems I ArtSy
Artist sketches are often private thoughts, "but when we do get a glimpse, these studies give a window into the creative process..." I ArtSy
Design critic Alice Rawsthorn explains why some of the greatest designers tend to be outsiders I NPR
While the art world wonders if Baroness Elsa von Freytag- Loringhoven was the real Richard Mutt behind Duchamp's "Fountain," an exhibition argues three women really led the Dadaists I AnOther
BELOW: Potholes are hated so Jim Bachor fills them with mosaics. Chicago saw ice cream and flower mosaics. He's now in Detroit with “Pretty Trashed."
ABOVE: Luis Varela Rico