Passports for Paintings: New Site Maps Artwork Origin Stories

Ever wondered where an artwork has been before it ends up in the museum? Now, the new website Mapping Paintings allows users to visualize artwork origin stories. The open-source platform lets you search for particular artworks and offers up a visual representation of their journey towards their current location. … [Read More...]

French ‘Flower Girl’ Photographer Marc Riboud Dead at 93

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The celebrated French photojournalist Marc Riboud has died on Tuesday, August 30, aged 93,  following a long illness, AFP reports. Riboud was perhaps best known for his iconic 1967 photograph of a Vietnam War protester meeting armed US soldiers at the Pentagon with a flower. La Jeune Fille a la Fleur (The Flower … [Read More...]

Prince’s Iconic Paisley Park Will Open to the Public on October 6

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The family and estate of late music legend Prince have announced that the artist’s private estate and production complex, Paisley Park, will open for daily public tours from 6 October, 2016. Tyka Nelson, Prince’s sister, said that the opening of the 65,000 square-foot complex in Chanhassen, Minnesota, will realize Prince’s long-term … [Read More...]

Steve McQueen Receives Highest Honor from British Film Institute

The British Film Institute (BFI) has today announced that Turner Prize-winning video artist and Oscar-winning producer, director, and screenwriter Steve McQueen will be presented with the BFI Fellowship at the annual Awards Ceremony of the BFI London Film Festival on Saturday, 15 October. Bestowed annually by the BFI Board … [Read More...]