Must know: Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Auction Brings In $379.7 Million
Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Auction raised $379.7 million with fees from the sixty-three lots offered, according to the New York Times’ Scott Reyburn. Mark Rothko’s Untitled (Yellow and Blue), 1954, topped the evening, bringing in $46.45 million. Mark Grotjahn’s 2011 Untitled (Into and Behind the Green Eyes of the Tiger Monkey Face 43.18), also set a high for the artist, at $6.5 million. Artist Christopher Wool’s 1990 black-and-white, Riot, reached an auction high at $29.9 million.
The Centre Pompidou is devoting a retrospective to the work of Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, aka Le Corbusier. Not only a visionary architect, urban planner and theorist of modernity, but also a painter and sculptor, Le Corbusier made a profound impression on the 20th century in dramatically changing architectural design and the way people lived in it. The Centre Pompidou invites audiences to grasp the output of this major figure in modernity through the idea of human proportions, the human body being essential as a universal principle defining all aspects of architecture and spatial composition....
Must Have: Famous Graphic design book 40 Days of Dating is now out!
While the 40 Days of Dating project happened a couple years ago, the book is now out! If you love graphic design, lettering and a bit of humor, this book needs to be in your collection. If you haven’t heard of this project, let me provide a short summary. New York based designer friends Timothy Goodman and Jessica Walsh decided to not only try dating each other, but also break each other of their equally bad dating habits. Spoiler alert, they didn’t work out, but the project was a huge success, going viral soon after it started. Now, they’ve published a book and there may even be a movie in the works.