Marco Cochrane's sculptor "Bliss Dance" is a celebration of movement. It's also about Burning Man invading the Strip. Review Journal has a photo gallery.
Speaking of . . . a new Life Cube will burn April 2 I Las Vegas Weekly
Goldwell Open Air Museum profiled on Vegas PBS
Review Journal with a video essay on the street artist who works under the title Recycled Propaganda
Nevada Museum of Art mounts “The Horse” exhibition which looks at "humans and their relationship with horses from a natural history angle" I RJG
"A conceptual artist is an artist that is interested in ideas and how they relate to each other. And sort of using ideas as material in an aesthetic way." I 'Miljohn Ruperto: The Artist As Visual Sleuth' KNPR (Ruperto was in Las Vegas for a Spring residency at UNLV)
"Finding Vivian Maier" is the documentary on the nanny/street photographer who left behind 100,000 photographs. It's now streaming on Netflix.
Mural of Leonardo DiCaprio on LaBrea Avenue, south of Hollywood, was painted after he won Oscar. It prompted one LA artist to post #streetartsowhite.
"They Would Be Kings" brings street art to Sotheby’s Hong Kong. I BlouinArtInfo
Image credit: Scott Snibe, "Blow Up." Courtesy of the artist.
ARIZONA: ASU Art Museum 2015 acquisition, "Blow Up," is an interactive piece by Scott Snibbe that "incorporates breath, fans, technology and sound" I ASU
"Three-Pee" by Shane Miller and Digital Permaculture is an example of In Flux / Scottsdale Public Art.
Courtesy of the City of Albuquerque
Albuquerque Rapid Transit say the $119 million project will transform Central Avenue, aka old Route 66, into a pedestrian-friendly corridor. "Critics call it a poorly thought out boondoggle." I Albuquerque Journal
More than 77,000 people attended Palm Springs' 2016 Modernism Week I Palm Springs Life
Here is some urban art that is "something more unique than yet another wheat poster of a subversive Ronald McDonald" I Artillery
Catherine Opie chats with ArtNews
"What a difference a generation makes. Not so long ago, [Robert] Mapplethorpe was America's Pariah." I LATimes
Rendering courtesy of Section1
"A new program in Baltimore wants to use street art as the jumping-off point for revitalizing underused urban space." I Architectural Digest
National Museum of Women in the Arts director Susan Fisher Sterling authored hashtag #5WomenArtists to call "attention to the inequity women artists face today as well as in the past, we hope to inspire conversation and awareness" I Press Release + TakePart
[His] "brand of cultural criticism has been all but replaced by theory, with legions of eager academics stepping in to interpret works of contemporary art not as masterful examples of craft, but as mere conversation pieces for their own increasingly esoteric intellectual discussions. The spectacle of skill on display in the art world today is entirely verbal and in this respect is no different from the writing of Robert Hughes. Only he found the situation regrettable, and he mourned it." I Pittsburgh Post-Gazette book review on the "The Spectacle of Skill: New and Selected Writings by Robert Hughes"
Amateur art collector gifts 400 to the British public I The Telegraph
"Plastic Island" is a light festival in London with an environmental agenda I unurth
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