Miguel Covarrubias, Creative Commons via the David Rumsey Map Collection
ABOVE: VOX explains branches in Miguel Covarrubias "Tree of Modern Art," that first appeared in Vanity Fair Magazine in 1933.
This mural by Mowgli and EPIC was a commission in November 2014. It was seen in the background of the photo from the recent LA Weekly interview about PtD. The mural was painted over in white within days of the photo being taken.
“Intricate, geometrical, yet fabulously human too, her designs, together with those of men such as Brian 'Buzz' Leming – who, bizarrely, died in the same week as her – turned the whole of Vegas into a monument to the cheeky demotic opulence of mid-century America’s dreams.” From The Guardian's appreciation of Betty Willis.
Information is being sought on ZAP 7 utility boxes vandalized with tagging. “Graffiti on all the boxes looks similar,” the county said. Call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or log on www.crimestoppersofnv.com. I R-J
In February John Ollenburg’s front lawn was “filled with assorted memories and salvaged goods arranged just so” and he called it art, reports News3LV. He was ordered to clean up his property by April 30.
Colorful Land Art by Ugo Rondinone slated for early 2016. Additional links on at the PtD post.
The Nevada Museum of Art unveiled designs for its planned Nightingale Sky Room, reports Reno Gazette-Journal.
University of California, San Diego Public Art Collection gets $1 Million Endowment to “preserve and grow its internationally renowned, 18-piece collection of public artwork.” I Times of San Diego
Dealer and curator Jeffrey Deitch to co-curate a street art exhibition on Coney Island with Joseph Sitt, the head of real estate developing company Thor Equities. Some see it as a deal with the developer devil.
Mexico City: "La Fraternidad" mural by Rufino Tamayo returned to the United Nations after 5-year restoration process. I La Prensa.
Salt Lake City Weekly interviews artist Shae Petersen who "straddles the line between graffiti artist and street artist—his work is legal, so he doesn't consider himself a graffiti artist, but his tools of the trade are cans of spray paint rather than a paintbrush." The street art scene has "definitely exploded," says Petersen. But there aren't a lot of spots."
Coachella officials are investing the city's mural project that has managed to get attention back into town and apart from the Coachella Music Festival. $28,500 will go to the Date Farmers Art Studio to "support the second phase of the Coachella Walls mural project, adding five more murals along Vine and 6th streets. "The walls create a cultural tourism opportunity and act as a catalyst to economic revival of the downtown," says Steven Hernandez, mayor of Coachella. "The murals reclaim spaces and walls. They bring a functional component to them. These are spaces that were susceptible to graffiti and blight." I Desert Sun
The Daily Beast on how Peggy Guggenheim became the queen of modern art.
Some stunning public art went up in Boston. Brookline artist Janet Echelman designed the 600-foot shimmering fiber sculpture made of polyethylene rope to respond fluidly to the wind and weather." I The Artery
BELOW: 6 Ways to Avoid the Torturous Art Career Road I Hyperallergic
ABOVE: Luis Varela Rico