The Metropolitan Museum of Art just received a modern art makeover after cosmetics mogul Leonard Lauder pledged to donate a collection of 78 cubist paintings to the famous museum. His collection has an estimated worth said to top one billion dollars.
This generous donation will certainly help alter the museum’s reputation. According to MET Director and CEO Thomas Campbell this donation will not only rival the MoMA’s modern art collection but it will also make The Metropolitan Museum one of the biggest hotspots for Cubist art in the world.
For those inclined to spend their leisure away from the insidious allure of NYC’s night scene, there are plenty of culture-friendly alternatives in the art world. NYC being a veritable Mecca for artistry (in all forms), there is never shortage of brilliance on display. Whether it’s through paint, film, or photo, there is a plethora of skill layered within every medium.
Art appreciation is double-edged sword of sorts: fleeting in its exposure, though infinitely more desirable because of it. Don’t let these exhibits pass you by, for their presence is tantalizingly evanescent!
Tomorrow, June 7th, Vice Records will release the Black Lips' newest LP, Arabia Mountain. The self-proclaimed "Flower Punkers" have been working on the album for the past nine months, releasing two videos in the process. "Go Out and Get It" was debuted on March 5th, while "Modern Art" was dropped in the public domain on April 5th.
Arabia Mountain is the sixth studio album from these hard-working, psychedelic rockers and for the first time in the Black Lips' discography, they've commissioned outside help. Famed Brit producer/dj, Mark Ronson, produced nine of the sixteen tracks and recorded them with the group in Brooklyn's MetroSonic Recording Studio while Deerhunter guitarist, Lockett Pundt, lended a hand on a few others.