THE ART NEWSPAPER | Helen Stoilas:
At least 33 people were killed in a fire that destroyed a warehouse that housed an artists’ collective in Oakland, California. The fire, one of the deadliest in the US in a decade, broke out during an electronic dance party late on Friday night, and quickly spread to engulf the entire building.
Known as the Oakland Ghost Ship, the warehouse has been described as a warren of studios, filled with sculptures, canvases, antiques, rugs and furniture. The building had been under investigation by city officials for safety violations, and was zoned to serve as a warehouse only, not as a living or event space… Read more
Image: Dozens of people are confirmed dead after a fire gutted the Ghost Ship warehouse in Oakland (image: KGO-TV via AP)