Yet another emerging artist got some help from the Chelsea Hotel on Monday night, though the circumstances might have left the hotel's previous, bohemian residents scratching their heads. For starters, the building is closed for renovations, and has been since 2011. The exhibition took place in the Hotel Chelsea Storefront Gallery on the ground floor.
Dennis Hopper , who drew upon his own rough-edged lifestyle to create menacing villains and devil-may- care outlaws in movies including “Rebel Without a Cause,” “Easy Rider” and “Apocalypse Now,” has died. He was 74.
Dennis Hopper , whose 55-year movie career included memorable performances in “ Easy Rider ,” “ Apocalypse Now ” and “ Blue Velvet ,” was also an accomplished, versatile artist. Yet few Americans have had a chance to see the late actor’s work -- until now.
From the sparkling, emerald-green waters of the Atlantic off the east coast of Brazil, Cavala Island looks like a tropical paradise of lush vegetation framed by giant rocks. It’s also where millionaire Antonio Claudio Resende, a founder of Latin America’s largest car-rental company, became a squatter.
The departure in the past week of four prominent artists from the board of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles has fueled speculation that billionaire Eli Broad will step in and take over the 33-year-old institution.
Christie’s International’s first-half sales jumped 46 percent as a recovery in demand buoyed prices, particularly for rare works, and such buying is likely to continue in autumn sales, the auction house said today.