Every so often someone throws a Futurist dinner party serving food-things like espresso-soaked salami spritzed with cologne or deep-fried red roses, both dishes from F. T. Marinetti’s 1936 manifesto The Futurist Cookbook.
Feel like your golf game is a work of art? Check it out in “The Art of Golf,” Feb. 4-June 12, 2012, at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. The first-ever museum exhibition devoted entirely to the sport is organized, appropriately enough, with the National Galleries of Scotland.
Austrian police say an $81.4 million collection of 17 violins has gone missing from the world’s biggest violin dealer, Dietmar Machold, who filed for bankruptcy in late 2010 and was arrested in March for embezzlement and grand commercial fraud.
A man was caught on an elevator camera last Thursday stealing a painting by designer and graphic artist KAWS (aka Brian Donnelly) from the hallway of Marc Ecko’s Complex magazine offices in Chelsea. At about 6 p.m., the man took the work, a painted-over ad of Kate Moss called Untitled (Calvin Klein), off the wall, rolled it up into a tube and walked out the door. The picture is reportedly worth $100,000.
Today the Brooklyn Museum is opening an exhibition of more than 200 objects from its African art collection, including, oddly enough, a mask of a 1970s-era Elvis Presley from Malawi. The painted wood mask, “Elvis” Mask for Nyau Society, was worn by a “secret society” made up of Chewu peoples during ceremonies and rituals.