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  • Ai Weiwei installation 'Circle of Animals' sells for $5.4 million

    Ai Weiwei installation 'Circle of Animals' sells for $5.4 million
    Ai Weiwei, the controversial Chinese artist, realized an auction record on Monday when his installation "Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads" sold for 3.4 million British pounds (about $5.4 million) at a Phillips auction in London, though the selling price came in at the low end of estimates.
  • Japanese garden featuring sculpture is opening in Michigan

    Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids is opening its $22 million Japanese garden after years of construction, offering a place for tranquility and contemplation that integrates contemporary sculpture with trees and plants. The...

    In Ai Weiwei show at Alcatraz, tourism and human rights go hand in hand

    In Ai Weiwei show at Alcatraz, tourism and human rights go hand in hand
    Cheryl Haines sat with China's dissident artist and activist Ai Weiwei in his Beijing studio in 2012 — not long after his release from 81 days in secret detention. She could tell he was suffering. "I'm here as your friend," Haines, a San Francisco...

    'Storied Streets' a family project, with Susan Sarandon guiding the way

    'Storied Streets' a family project, with Susan Sarandon guiding the way
    Just a few weeks after college graduation, Jack Henry Robbins accepted the invitation of a homeless man and rode a city bus with him from Santa Monica to skid row. It was the first stop on Robbins' nine-city cross-country tour as director of "Storied...

    A small, but potent gesture in support of Tania Bruguera at the Hammer

    A small, but potent gesture in support of Tania Bruguera at the Hammer
    The crowd never grew beyond an estimated three dozen people. But the statements in support of Cuban artist Tania Bruguera — and freedom of expression in general — were strong. Over the course of 90 minutes Monday afternoon, artists, curators...