Frenchman Philippe Maestracci filed a lawsuit against New York’s Helly Nahmad Gallery on Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, for the return of a pricy Amedeo Modigliani painting, Seated Man (Leaning on a Cane) (1918), that he says Nazis looted from his grandfather, a Jewish art dealer.
Beauty emporium Sephora is launching a new corporate art program with an installation by couture-sculptor E.V. Day at its new Meatpacking District store -- the first in a series of artist commissions in the pipeline.
A photograph of a long-haired cat wearing a tiara is the self-aware 25th-anniversary artist commission at PAN Amsterdam, the opulent annual art, antique and design fair, Nov. 20-27, 2011 at the RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre.
Today's Occupy Wall Street protests are an uncanny echo of similar marches held during the Great Depression, as can be seen in "The Radical Camera: New York's Photo League, 1936-1951," which opens at the Jewish Museum, Nov. 4, 2011-Mar. 25, 2012.