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Optical Illusions: These Rooms 'Destroy' Depth Perception, Freak Out Your Brain

Photo via Medium On the Los Vegas strip, specifically on the fourth floor of a building whose street-level is one giant Louis Vuitton store, is an art installation designed to, according to a writer for Medium, "completely destroy any visual...

End of an Era

In March of 1995 I opened a caricature art concession operation at Six Flags St. Louis in Eureka, Mo. We started out with a single location, eventually expanded to two locations, added airbrush T-Shirts (which I eventually sold my stake in to my airbrush business partner Kent Lind), and spent the next 20 seasons drawing […]

The Saint Louis Art Museum announces new curator for American art

last weekArts : Artdaily

M. Melissa Wolfe will join the Saint Louis Art Museum as curator and head of the Department of American Art, the Museum announced today. She assumes her duties in January. ?Melissa Wolfe is an impressive and prolific curator, havingShow More Summary

You Have Got To See What Miranda Kerr Wore Last Night (Denim Patchwork, Corvettes, And Hairdryers Were Involved)

Last night Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr attended the Louis Vuitton Monogram event at New York's Museum of Modern Art, and she took a huge risk with her outfit... And it paid off (for the most part). More » You Have Got To See What...Show More Summary

Archaeologists Sell off Excavation Finds

"In the Golden Age we were all friends..." The Art Newspaper (Garry Shaw, 'St Louis society attempts second sale of antiquities', Art Newspaper online only 06 November 2014) has a text on the sale by the St Louis branch of the AIA of...Show More Summary

Jennifer Connelly & Chloe Sevigny Make a Stylish Appearance at Louis Vuitton Celebration

Jennifer Connelly rocks a fun dress while hitting the black carpet at the Louis Vuitton Monogram Celebration at Museum of Modern Art on Friday evening (November 7) in New York City. The 43-year-old actress was joined at the big bash by husband Paul Bettany, Chloe Sevigny, Sofia Coppola, Melissa George, and will.i.am. PHOTOS: Check out [...]

Ashley Olsen & Haley Bennett Celebrate Louis Vuitton

Ashley Olsen strikes a pose with fashion legend Christian Louboutin at the Louis Vuitton Monogram Celebration at Museum of Modern Art on Friday evening (November 7) in New York City. The 28-year-old fashion designer was joined at the big bash by actresses Haley Bennett and Mia Goth. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Ashley [...]

Karlie Kloss Says Taylor Swift is Amazing, But Just a Normal Girl

Karlie Kloss looks like a beauty in black at the Louis Vuitton Monogram celebration at Museum of Modern Art on Friday evening (November 7) in New York City. The 22-year-old model was joined at the big event by fellow Victoria’s Secret model and friend Miranda Kerr. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Karlie Kloss [...]

Nicole Kidman & Keith Urban Glam Up for Red Hot Date Night!

Nicole Kidman and husband Keith Urban pose on the red carpet together while attending the Louis Vuitton Monogram celebration held at the Museum of Modern Art on Friday (November 7) in New York City. The couple just arrived in the Big Apple following a trip to Nashville for the CMA Awards, where Keith picked up [...]

St. Louis Museum Scores Slam Dunk with $50M Art Gift

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

The Saint Louis Art Museum (SLAM) has received a gift of 225 artworks, worth upward of $50 million, from the collection of the late Edith Spink and Charles Claude Johnson Spink, who died in 2011 and 1992, respectively.

Saint Louis Art Museum announces transformative gift of Asian and American art

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The Saint Louis Art Museum on Monday accepted the transformative gift of 225 works of art from the collection of the late C.C. Johnson Spink and Edith ?Edie? Spink. The bequest includes superb works by American artists ? including John...Show More Summary

Louis Moholo-Moholo -- Louis Moholo Moholo Quartet At The Crescent Arts Centre

2 weeks agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Louis Moholo-Moholo The Crescent Arts Centre Belfast October 30, 2014 Ireland has been graced by the presence of two South African musical icons in October. First, the brilliant, seventy-five-year-old trumpeter m: Hugh Masekela played jny:Dublin and then a little over a week later Lou...

I Watched A Journeyman Fighter Get His Ass Beat In A Cage In St. Louis

3 weeks agoSports : Deadspin

From Thrown, Kerry Howley's new great book on mixed martial arts, available now. Read more...

Louis Vuitton Foundation museum designed by Frank Gehry opens in Paris

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Emerging from the woods at the edge of Paris like a glass ship, the hyper-modern Louis Vuitton art museum was inaugurated, kicking off an art-filled week in the French capital. French President Francois Hollande hailed architect Frank...Show More Summary

The Curator, the Fax and the Mummy Mask

I remain puzzled by the St Louis Art Museum. It seems that less than one year after acquiring the Ka-Nefer-Nefer mummy mask (the one with the name erased from the hand), a distinguished Egyptologist from a major international museumShow More Summary

Pushing Back Against Scale and Brand in Frank Gehry’s Latest Luxury Art Hangar

4 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

PARIS — The essence of branding is the insistent repetition of a recognizable commodity image, so we should not be surprised when Bernard Arnault’s global luxury brand Louis Vuitton applies the same formula to art.

The Shame of St Louis

“Credit really belongs to the art museum and its leadership for not caving in to the government's threats and, after winning the case, for compelling the government to pay the cost of defending a lawsuit that never should have been filed." Patrick McInerney of Dentons. Show More Summary

US Government Pays $425,000 for Legal Case

It now appears that the US Government has had to pay $425,000 in legal fees and costs to the St Louis Art Museum (Jenna Greence, "Feds Lose Fight Over Ancient Mummy Mask", National Law Journal October 21, 2014).The mask was purchased...Show More Summary

Will St Louis Art Museum make public ....?

David Gill asks:Will @ STLArtMuseum make public when it was first told mask came from Saqqara? How did curators take action?This is quite a significant question I think. Will SLAM answer it before somebody else does?

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