The result was over three times the previous auction record for a photograph.
Kim Kardashian turned heads earlier this month when she appeared at the Met Gala, the annual celebrity event that raises funds for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, wearing a historic gown custom made for Marilyn Monroe. It was the dress that Monroe wore at Madison Square Garden on May 19, 1962, when she […]
Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall Renovation Will Open With Massive Public Art by Nina Chanel Abney and Jacolby Satterwhite
The artists plan to address the neighborhood’s fraught history with gentrification.
Never have a dull moment with a solid pencil sharpener. A classic option is a manual one with an old-school hand crank—once a staple of classrooms and art studios everywhere. While many people may opt for electric sharpeners for convenience, a crank sharpener remains an excellent choice if control is a priority. When you’re sharpening […]
Cambodia Calls on U.K. Museums to Return Objects Allegedly Looted by Disgraced Dealer Douglas Latchford
The British Museum and the V&A said they were researching the artifacts in question.
The institution is scheduled to open in 2025.
Soy wax, which is simple to melt down and mix with essential oils, is a popular option for making candles. Derived from soybean oil, it’s a cleaner alternative to paraffin wax and has a longer burn time too. Not all soy wax is equal, however, although it might all look the same. Depending on your […]
Dino Skeleton Makes $12.4 M. at Christie’s, the State of Benin Bronze Repatriations, and More: Morning Links for May 13, 2022
Here’s what we’re reading this morning.
Protect your charcoal, chalk, graphite, and pastel drawings, and more, by using a fixative spray. Although even the best will result in some degree of color shift, these sprays are valued for their ability to keep surfaces from smudging, fading, flaking, and discoloring. There are two basic types of fixative, regular and workable. If your […]
Acrylic paints can really destroy natural-hair brushes. For a durable and reliable brush to use with your every acrylic painting need, consider a synthetic brush instead. Acrylic brushes are often more resistant to wear and tear, as well as slightly stronger and springier than natural bristles. That said, not all synthetic fibers are created equal. […]