Hermann Nitsch, the Provocative Austrian Actionist Known For Using Blood and Animal Carcasses in His Work, Has Died at 87

Hermann Nitsch, the Austrian artist who used blood, viscera, and splattered paint in ritualistic and often controversial artworks about religion, war, and metaphysics, died yesterday, April 18, 2022. He was 83.  The news was confirmed by the artist’s family, who said in a statement shared with Austrian news outlets that he died peacefully … [Read More...]

More Than 1,600 Works of Art—Including Major Pieces by Banksy—Were Secretly Shuffled Through Shell Companies, Pandora Papers Reveal

More than 1,600 works of art by some 400 artists were quietly shuffled through shell companies in tax havens according to records from the Pandora Papers, a trove of 11.9 million leaked documents that revealed the offshore accounts of numerous world leaders.  In a new report by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists … [Read More...]