News From the Art World: February 16, 2021


In Lieu of Mardi Gras Parades, Artists Are Turning New Orleans Homes Into Wildly Creative ‘House Floats’—See Images Here

Building 3,000 house floats was a boon for the city's out-of-work artists.

By Sarah Cascone, Artnet News

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A New, Safe Home for the Louvre’s Unseen Treasures

An ultramodern conservation center in northern France is a haven for flood-threatened items from the museum’s central Paris basement.

By Elaine Sciolino, The New York Times

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Christie’s to Sell Its First Fully Digital Work of Art in Test of Emerging Market

The work, known as an NFT (Non-Fungible Token), is by Beeple (né Mike Winkelmann), a net artist and graphic designer who has amassed a large following on social media producing commercial projects for pop stars and brands like Louis Vuitton and Nike. A Christie’s representative called him “a leader in the digital art community.”

By Angelica Villa, ArtNews

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