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April 19, 2014

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Photo: Emin's I Promise to Love You at the Cosmo
British artist Tracey Emin sends her love
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
“I can’t believe how much I love you.”
Polaroid hits the Linq; Moon says good night
Polaroid hits the Linq; Moon says good night
Monday, April 7, 2014
Openings & Closings:
A new photo bar offers prints and a look at Polaroid history as a penthouse nightclub closes at the Palms. Meanwhile, a famous baker brings his treats to the Venetian ...
Photo: Aaron Posner and Teller, pictured here Tuesday, Ma
Strip Scribbles: Teller’s ‘Tempest’ triumph; Michael Jordan’s golf benefit; George Clooney’s tequila
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Teller hosts his star-studded premiere and celebration Saturday at the new 500-seat tent theater in Symphony Park outside the Smith Center, and even with “The Tempest” being extended from two weeks to one month, people are still fighting for tickets.
Photo: Sheldon Adelson and Elaine Wynn at Buddy Vs Ristor
Strip Scribbles: ‘Area 52’ film, Elaine Wynn’s $142 million painting and Las Vegas Sin
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Elaine Wynn has never officially confirmed her purchase of the $142 million Francis Bacon three-paneled painting of Lucian Freud studies last fall. However, art insiders say she now owns the valuable 1969 oil on canvas triptych.
Joe Downtown: Plug pulled on music events leading up to Life Cube burning
Joe Downtown: Plug pulled on music events leading up to Life Cube burning
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Joe Downtown:
Six nights of music leading up to a widely heralded, public performance art exhibit in downtown Las Vegas is likely to be canceled because...
Photo: Da Vinci: The Exhibition at the Venetian.
Photos: A sneak peek at new Leonardo da Vinci exhibit at the Venetian
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
On Wednesday, “Da Vinci: The Exhibition,” a comprehensive look at Leonardo da Vinci’s life, work and Italian heritage, opens for an unlimited run at the Venetian, and it’s much bigger and better than the first exhibition in 2012.
Photo: Outside the box: Nicky Watts' Isolation.
Boxed in: Performance artist Nicky Watts explores emotional isolation
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Catch the socially experimental exhibit at Brett Wesley this month.
Photo: The Leonardo da Vinci exhibit.
New Leonardo da Vinci exhibit opens at the Venetian on March 12
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Tom Zaller, president of Imagine Exhibitions, which produced the show coming to North America for the first time, told me: “This will be a U.S. premiere and will be far more interactive than the earlier show — 65 life-size, fully built exhibits and mechanical machines.”
Photo: A passer-by peers into a plywood barrier now prote
Neighbors foil attempt to steal wall, Banksy mural
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Neighbors in New Orleans foiled what police say was an attempt to steal a chunk of cinderblock wall bearing a painting created by the world-renowned graffiti artist Banksy.
Photo: Find Wally's World: The Loneliest Art Collecti
Last chance to see 'The Loneliest Art Collection' before it leaves town
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Peruse the extensive collection of Eureka Opera House owner Wally Cuchine.
Photo: Tims Vermeer by Rio headliner magicians Penn & Tel
Q+A: Penn & Teller’s ‘Tim’s Vermeer’ attempts to solve one of the great art mysteries
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Rio headliner magicians Penn & Teller have made movie magic capturing video-technology magic in an attempt to solve one of the world’s greatest art mysteries. It has all wound up in a unique film produced by Penn Jillette and directed by Teller.
Photo: Louise Elisabeth Vigee Le Brun
Bellagio showcases female artists in 'Painting Women'
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Mary Stevenson Cassatt, Georgia O'Keefe and more are featured in Painting Women.
Photo: Painting board illustration
Las Vegas turns neighborhood blight into a thing of beauty
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
The city of Las Vegas commissioned an artist to create paintings on plywood that will board up abandoned houses.
Photo: The start of a mural by Los Angeles artist Christi
Before the burn: Downtown's Life Cube an inviting canvas for artists
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Joe Downtown:
Downtown’s Life Cube is taking on a, well, life of its own. The 24-by-24-foot wooden cube was built last week on a poured concrete slab in the middle of the “llama” parking lot on the north side of Fremont Street between 9th and 10th streets. As soon as it was done, artists and non-artists started to paint its whitewashed walls. The upper half is being reserved for muralists, perhaps as many as 20 of whom will add their own flourishes to the cube.
Photo: Elaine Wynn, right, and daughter Gillian on the An
Does Elaine Wynn’s reported $142.4 million Francis Bacon art purchase set a new benchmark?
Monday, January 27, 2014
Hotel director and Las Vegas socialite Elaine Wynn surprised and stunned guests with her $1 million donation at the 30th Anniversary Nevada Ballet Theater Black & White Ball at Aria on Saturday night. Two months ago, there was an even bigger shocker.

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