Art Demystified: What’s Behind the Rise in Private Museums?

​Private museums such as The Broad—which the billionaire collectors Eli and Edythe Broad built in downtown Los Angeles to the tune of $140 million—are radically changing the role of institutions in the art world. And while making private museums publicly accessible is nothing new—especially in the United States—the shift towards the privatization of culture across…

Artist Files Lawsuit Against Ex-Lover, Demanding Return of $250,000 in Art

​A messy split between artist Joseph Kinnebrew—a self-described “certified creative genius”—and a Chicago socialite named Bonnie Deutsch, has landed in court, according to a report in the Chicago Tribune . On August 22, Kinnebrew filed suit in US Court for the Northern District of Illinois against Deutsch, claiming she has refused to return nearly $250,000…