The World’s First Floating Museum Has Docked In Paris

An artist’s view of the new floating art center, Fluctuart, in Paris. FLUCTUART / SEINE DESIGN Fluctuart, a three-story, sustainable, floating building with transparent walls and flexible spaces and entirely dedicated to urban art has docked in Paris, and the art world is in thrall. To be inaugurated in May,  France’s first center for street art and graffiti and the world’s first floating museum will open its doors in the heart of Paris, on the banks of the Seine River at the foot of the Pont des Invalides (the Invalides bridge) facing the Grand Palais. The museum will…

How wealthy millennials are putting colour back in the art market

The global art market experienced another uptick in 2018, helped by an increase in the spending power of millennials, a report published by UBS and Art Basel said on Friday. A survey of wealthy individuals conducted by UBS and art economist Clare McAndrew for the report found millennials were buying art more actively and frequently taking to the internet to do so. It found that more of them were willing to shell out big money on art than their older peers. They also provided a boost for female artists. “For…

Carpocalypse now: Lyft’s founders are right – we’re already in the endgame for cars

The founders of the ride-sharing app Lyft filed their IPO papers last week, and their vision for the company is dramatic. Lyft (which works a bit like Uber) is not just about getting you from A to B, they say. Rather, founders Logan Green and John Zimmer believe that car ownership is in permanent decline and they want to help it die, they write in their S-1 filing. “We believe that the world is at the beginning of a shift away from car ownership to Transportation-as-a-Service, or TaaS. Lyft is at the forefront of this…