1. #ArtNews

    This week, in acknowledgement of Wintour’s spectacular fundraising through her annual Costume Institute galas that draw the glitziest crowd this side of the Oscars, Met director Thomas Campbell has announced that he is naming the redesigned complex housing the museum’s fashion collection—set to debut in May after a $40 million renovation—the Anna Wintour Costume Center. READ MORE >

    (image via New York Magazine)

     
  2. WORTH SHARING:

    The Winnipeg sculptor, painter, and collage artist Marcel Dzama’s eclectic choices for his top ten range from avant-garde underwater shorts (Painlevé) to noir (The Third Man) to New Wave (The Fire Within) to contemporary experimental (Guy Maddin). [Read more via the Criterion Collection]

    Artwork pictured: Silence in Numbers, 2011

     
  3. WORTH SHARING:

    Jeff Koons Is the Most Successful American Artist Since Warhol. So What’s the Art World Got Against Him? [via New York Magazine]

     
  4. THE DAILY STORY

    The Queen has been given a collection of 97 original works of art by members of the Royal Academy including David Hockney and Tracey Emin as a Diamond Jubilee gift. 

    Fortunately the monarch, who celebrated 60 years on the throne in June, has given the collection of Jubilee-inspired prints, drawings, photographs and works in oil, watercolour and mixed media, to the Royal Collection on behalf of the nation, who will display them at the Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham palace next autumn. [Read more on Mail Online]

     
  5. THE DAILY STORY

    Catch up on last week’s art news with our A1 Roundup. [Read it on Artspace]

     
  6. THE DAILY STORY

    Creative Applications posted yesterday about a very intriguing augmented reality app called ARART, from Kei Shiratori, Takeshi Mukai, and Younghyo Bak. The app lets you hold up your device to different objects, including classic paintings like Johannes Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring, and experience the piece in a new, animated way “as if time trapped inside the painting had been stirred alive.” [Read more on the Creator’s Project]