Charges Against Artist Steve Kurtz Thrown Out

This just in from the New York Times. Hooray! Biomaterial charges against N.Y. art professor dismissed. BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A judge threw out charges Monday against a college art professor accused of improperly obtaining biological materials for an exhibit...

Italian Artist Pippa Bacca Murdered on Peace Tour

From the New York Times: MILAN – The two friends, both performance artists, hatched the idea about a year ago: wearing white wedding dresses, they would hitchhike from Italy to the Balkans to the Middle East to send a message of peace and “marriage between...
Artist Starves Dog to Death

Artist Starves Dog to Death

Sneaker blog SlamXHype blogged about this a few days ago. “Last year, Guillermo Vargas Habacuc, in the name of art, took a dog from the street, and starved him to death. Endorsed by the prestigious Visual Arts Biennial of the Central American, Habacuc has been...

Yale Art Student Uses Abortion as an Art Medium

From the Yale Daily News: Art major Aliza Shvarts ’08 wants to make a statement. Beginning next Tuesday, Shvarts will be displaying her senior art project, a documentation of a nine-month process during which she artificially inseminated herself “as often...
Spain’s Guggenheim Bilbao Sacks CFO for Embezzlement

Spain’s Guggenheim Bilbao Sacks CFO for Embezzlement

Spain’s Guggenheim Museum Bilbao has sacked its Chief Financial Officer, Roberto Cearsolo Barrenetxea, Wednesday over confessed embezzlement totaling nearly $800,000 USD over the past decade through small transactions dealing with two companies related to the...

SERIOUSLY!!!! Bike it.

So, it turns out that anyone who “bikes” to the Merchandise Mart gets in free to Artropolis. That would include the Next Fair (which all you good Art minded Chicagoans should be off too anyway) and Art Chicago. This seems to be in relation to the Mart...