High Five

Welcome to 2021. The bar has been set pretty low by 2020, so I expect this year to be a good one. Fingers crossed.

The first day of each new year brings us the expiration of copyrighted works from 95 years ago and this year brings us these great works of art from 1925 that have now entered the US public domain

I’d like to proudly announce I finished my first book of the year on the oldest street in New York City and now I want to meet Adam Woodward to look at all the things he’s dug out of construction sites on that very street over the past twenty years

For nearly fifty years, James Wines has been building things somewhere between construction and demolition

After worldwide outcry, it seems like a Louis Kahn­–designed building in India has been spared from being torn down

Apparently not everyone feels the same way about Brutalist architecture

I wish all buildings looked as inviting as the Sunbao Art Museum in China

The National Museum of Qatar was designed from the inspiration of a desert rose

Here’s what happens when flowers are put on ice

After I wrote about art forger Mark Landis last week, a reader shared an exhibition in Germany that’s showing Rus­sian avant-garde forgeries along side the originals (thanks Nina)

Here’s a story about a $1M painting that was recently returned to its original owner after being replaced by a forgery thirty years ago

The New Yorker recently visited the U.S. Army’s warehouse full of Nazi art that will never be seen by the public

Also away from the public are these homes built in the middle of nowhere like this house two hours outside of Tokyo, this Dutch barn two hours from London, and this prefab home two hours away from New York City

Is anyone else tired of looking at beautiful remote cabins yet? Just kidding.

For the past thirty years, Roy Fox has been living in a 22,000-square-foot mansion in NYC rent-free

Here are twelve virtual tours of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings

Skyler Dahan took film photos of Frank Lloyd Wright's Marin County Civic Center

Did you know TikTok-itecture is a thing?

Last week we learned about Lo-TEK so this week let’s learn about biomimetic architecture and some examples of it (thanks Melanie)

If you’re in Tokyo right now, go see this interactive installation created by art collective teamLab

Keep refreshing this page to see a new AI-generated face of a nonexistent person

Then watch Boston Dynamics’ choreographed robot dance party to a very catchy song

Has tech destroyed our society?

Finally, if you haven’t already seen The Social Dilemma, you should see it

Once again, thank you for being here. Say hello at capa@bloodandchampagne.com

Thomas