Christie's Expects to Get Over $100M for Defining Modigliani Nude

Oct 6, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The current sales record for a work by Amedeo Modigliani is $70.7 million, but Christie’s is hoping to smash that at The Artist’s Muse: A Curate Evening Sale of 20th Century Art on November 9. The specific work that is expected to do the trick is Nu couché (Reclining Nude), which was painted in 1917-18 and is estimated to fetch at least $100M at the New York auction.

“This is quite simply one of the most important paintings I have handled in my long career at Christie’s,” says Jussi Pylkkänen, Christie’s Global President and Chief Auctioneer. “There are a very small number of masterpieces that we dream of handling: this magnificent Modigliani has always been one of them.”

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Can Scott Eastwood's First Western Movie Diablo Be As Good As It Wants to Be?

Oct 5, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Scott Eastwood has been diligently avoiding doing a western ever since he made his acting debut in 2006’s Flags of Our Fathers, and considering he is sent around 50 gun-slinging scripts a month, that’s a lot of avoidance. His apprehension makes complete sense seeing as his dad Clint Eastwood basically created what we know of the western genre.

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Adrien Brody's Septembers of Shiraz Makes for a Lackluster SDFF Opening

Oct 2, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The 14th Annual San Diego Film Festival is officially in full swing, having kicked off on Wednesday night with a packed screening of Septembers of Shiraz, which was followed by a Q&A with star Adrien Brody. Based on the award-winning novel of the same name by Dalia Sofer, the film follows an affluent Iranian family after the husband is arrested, thrown into prison and tortured. If there’s one thing this film has succeeded in, it’s in making me want to pick the novel up, because it just has to be better than what I saw.

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Local Artists Flock to DesignPhiladelphia to Shift Perceptions of the City

Sep 29, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Held annually since 2005, DesignPhiladelphia celebrates the city’s creative community, highlighting design, technology and businesses with a collaborative backbone. Taking place October 8-16, this year’s art event is centered on the theme of “Shift Everything” and will feature over 130 public programs, including exhibit openings and hands-on workshops. 

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Kate Hudson Plays Naughty and Nice in the 2016 Annual Campari Calendar

Sep 29, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Kate Hudson is officially the star of the new 2016 Campari Calendar, which revolves around the eternal battle between bitter and sweet by paying homage to their iconic red Italian aperitif. Though the full unveiling won’t happen until November 18, we have some awesome behind-the-scenes shots of the actress on set that give a pretty good indication of what to expect. 

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David Beckham Plays Biker Outlaw in Belstaff's Circus Film-Inspired Short

Sep 28, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The new 17-minute short film Outlaws may be for the British brand Belstaff, but it’s more a homage to iconic circus films than anything else. In the short, David Beckham plays an outlaw biker who comes across a circus and falls for a lonely trapeze artist, thereby being thrown into the show by the unstable performance director (Harvey Keitel). 

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Lupita Nyong'o Answers 73 Rapid Fire Questions About Star Wars, Growing Up in Kenya & Her Inspirations

Sep 24, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Lupita Nyong’o has been on everyone’s favorite list ever since she blew film lovers away with her feature film debut performance in 12 Years a Slave—not to mention slaying every red carpet appearance since. The Mexico-born, Kenya-raised Oscar winner recently appeared in one of Vogue’s 73 Questions videos where she divulged some interesting (and totally endearing) facts about herself.

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The 9 Star-Studded TIFF Premieres & Parties You Can't Miss This Weekend

Sep 11, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

While the Toronto Film Festival is obviously about movies, it’s also about spotting your favorite stars at premieres and mingling with them at after parties. Since the event lasts a whopping 10 days, there are definitely plenty of opportunities to catch a glimpse of festival favorites, like Eddie Redmayne and Emma Roberts, but it always seems like the weekends have the most going on. 

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Stunning Balloon Installation Becomes the Breathing Heartbeat of London

Sep 4, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Covent Garden has been filled with 100,000 white balloons that take on the form of a giant low-hanging cloud to precede The London Design Festival (September 19-27). Called Heartbeat, the commissioned piece is by Charles Pétillon and marks the French artist’s very first public art installation.

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ArtPrize is a Mega Art Event You Probably Didn’t Know Existed

Aug 21, 2015  |   Contributor: Michael Patrick Shiels

The Louvre, the Vatican Museums, New York’s Guggenheim and…Grand Rapids, Michigan. Indeed, the very city of Grand Rapids joins the pantheon of the world’s most attention-getting art destinations by holding ArtPrize, the innovative brainchild of Rick DeVos—the grandson of innovative billionaire Rich DeVos. 

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7 Standout Peter Dinklage Roles From Before He Became Tyrion Lannister

Jul 30, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Some may have been introduced to the talented Peter Dinklage through his role as Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones, but the Golden Globe award-winning actor has been paving his way through a diverse portfolio of roles since his film debut in 1995’s Living in Oblivion. Uniquely, even at the beginning of his career, he has never been afraid of putting his foot down and saying “no” to roles designed to exploit his four-foot-two stature—even if it meant struggling to pay rent. 

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Artist Erin Hammond Peels Back the Paint Layers to Give Us a Peek at Her Process

Jul 29, 2015  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Erin Hammond's art pieces are deceptively simple at first glance, a few lines drawn with color washes. But if one looks long enough, you can see layers of effort, with each addition adding further detail. With a host of influences from her cr

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We Weigh In On the Heavy MMaterial Indoor/Outdoor Sculptural Furniture Collection

Jul 28, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

As the brain child of Brooklyn-based artist Fernando Mastrangelo, MMaterial is the only outdoor furniture collection we’re eying right now. Mastrangelo, who was once artist Matthew Barney’s assistant before breaking out on his own, is a seasoned sculptor who has been utilizing natural casting materials (like sugar and salt) for over a decade. 

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Interview: Jason Segel On His Career-Defining Role and the "Real Beauty" of David Foster Wallace

Jul 28, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

When it was announced that a movie about author David Foster Wallace (Infinite Jest) was on the way, the literary world nearly imploded. Opinions were fierce, loud and on occasion, vicious. From the author’s estate publicly denouncing the project to diehard fans questioning whether a film about the figure should even be made, The End of the Tour was surrounded by skepticism.

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Jeff Bridges' $29.5M Montecito Estate is Up for Grabs

Jul 22, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Jeff “The Dude” Bridges has moved on from his Montecito, CA estate, making the $29.5 million home available for a new owner. Not only is it pretty rare to find a property of this size (the lot spans 19.5 acres) in the area, Bridges and his wife Susan bought the house from musician Kenny Loggins way back in 1994 and raised their three daughters there—meaning that those walls have a lot of cool stories to tell.  

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