In Pictures: See Amoako Boafo’s First Solo Museum Exhibition, Meant to Show Visitors in Texas ‘How I Want to Be Seen’

In Pictures: See Amoako Boafo’s First Solo Museum Exhibition, Meant to Show Visitors in Texas ‘How I Want to Be Seen’

Ghanaian painter Amoako Boafo is one of the biggest art sensations of the last few years. Now, fresh from having his art literally flown into space last year by Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin rocket, he has his first museum exhibition, which is currently on view at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, “Amoako Boafo: Soul of … Read more

Paris Gallery Cuts Ties With Toxic Curator, a Look at Nathan Fielder’s Art Tastes, And More Juicy Art-World Gossip

Every week, Artnet News brings you Wet Paint, a gossip column of original scoops. If you have a tip, email Annie Armstrong at [email protected]. PARISIAN GALLERY CUT TIES WITH CURATOR Last week, someone at the Parisian gallery Lily Robert took to the business’s Instagram to post a picture of some graffiti that had been spraypainted … Read more

Art Industry News: Hedge-Funder Ken Griffin Reveals Why He Spent $43 Million to Stop a DAO From Buying the US Constitution + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know on this Thursday, August 11. NEED-TO-READ Tehran Museum Puts Western Art on Display – The Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art has taken 19th- and 20th-century American and European … Read more

Art Industry News: Jim Carrey Has Teamed Up With His Daughter on a ‘Goon’-y New $50,000 NFT + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know on this Tuesday, August 9. NEED-TO-READ Canadian Politicians Mull a Change to Copyright Laws – Canada’s innovation minister, François-Philippe Champagne, is working with heritage minister Pablo Rodriguez to … Read more

Art Industry News: Damien Hirst Throws His ‘100 Percent Support’ Behind NFTs With Plans to Burn Even More of His Art + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know on this Friday, August 5. NEED TO READ Catherine Opie and Jack Pierson to Curate a Show of John Waters’s Collection – Artists Catherine Opie and Jack Pierson … Read more

A 54-Year-Old History Teacher in Connecticut Just Became One of the Art Market’s Fastest-Rising Stars

Artist Rob Ober is an unlikely emerging star. He’s 54. He hasn’t graduated from a prestigious art school. Instead, for three decades, Ober has taught US and Soviet history in a prep school in rural Connecticut. And for the past 15 years, he’s also run a gallery down the street from the school, showing nonconformist … Read more

Art Industry News: Entrepreneurs Splice the Bored Apes With AI to Sell Freakish New Monkey Art + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know on this Wednesday, August 3. NEED-TO-READ Documentary Exposes Shocking Gender Price Gap in Art World – BBC Radio 4 will air a new radio documentary by author Helen … Read more

Art Industry News: A Long-Lost Trove of Elvis’s Jewelry, Guitars, and Guns Is Heading to Auction + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know on this Tuesday, August 2. NEED TO READ Oxford and Cambridge Will Return Hundreds of Benin Bronzes – A total of 213 Benin bronzes housed in Oxford’s Pitt … Read more

Apple Teams Up With the Getty to Unleash Some William Blake-Inspired Augmented Reality Demons at Its New London Store

The artworks of William Blake are known for their highly charged, spiritual energy. Now, they are getting a high-tech new incarnation with “United Visions,” an augmented reality (AR) experience by creative technologists Tin&Ed (Tin Nguyen and Edward Cutting) made for the Getty Museum in partnership with Apple. The tech giant’s purpose-built Blake app is being … Read more

Art Industry News: Annie Leibovitz’s ‘Vogue’ Photos of Zelensky Spark a Republican Call to End Ukraine Aid + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know on this Thursday, July 28. NEED-TO-READ How the Influx of New York Galleries Is Affecting the LA Scene – Eleven New York galleries have opened in LA or … Read more