Canberra’s newest playground inspired by Jackson Pollock’s ‘Blue Poles’

Canberra’s newest playground is inspired by the National Gallery of Australia’s most famous painting. Blue Poles Park in Whitlam is a tribute to Jackson Pollock’s abstract expressionist masterpiece ‘Blue Poles’ (1952), which turns 70 this year. Acquired by the Whitlam government in August 1973 for $1.3 million, the painting initially caused much controversy, but now … Read more

Art Industry News: A Long-Lost Treasure of Elvis Jewelry, Guitars and Guns Up for Auction + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily summary of the most radical developments coming from the art world and the art market. You need to know this on Tuesday 2 August. MUST READ Oxford and Cambridge will return hundreds of Benin bronzes A total of 213 Benin bronzes, housed in the Pitt Rivers and Ashmolean Museums … Read more