Archive for the 'Art' Category

Woman in Gold and an Old Toyota

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Woman in Gold and an Old Toyota: Remembering Maria Altmann, the uncompromising Klimt owner behind Helen Mirren’s portrayal in ‘Woman in Gold’ By Frances Brent on The Tablet Website on May 18, 2015.

Detail of ‘Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I,’ 1907, by Gustav Klimt. (© 2015 Neue Galerie New York Photograph by Hulya Kolabas for Neue Galerie New York)

Assistant for 30 Years: Life With Louise Bourgeois

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Assistant for 30 Years: Life With Louise Bourgeois By Katy Diamond Hamer on the Vulture website on December 18, 2014.

Louise Bourgeois and her assistant Jerry Gorovoy in Carrara, Italy, in 1981. © The Easton Foundation. Photo: ? The Easton Foundation

Modernist Furniture Designer Maciej Markowicz Premieres Objets D’art at ICFF

Monday, May 18th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Modernist Furniture Designer Maciej Markowicz Premieres Objets D’art at ICFF: Global début of Wiczny Armchair, inspired by Felix Augenfeld’s 1930 chair made for Sigmund Freud, and other new works by acclaimed Polish artisan Markowicz on the PR Web Website.

Lucian Freud nude sale sets new record for artist

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Lucian Freud nude sale sets new record for artist on the BBC News website on May 14, 2015.

My Narrative Art: Mr. Lucas, Are You There?

Monday, May 11th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: My Narrative Art: Mr. Lucas, Are You There? by NSpira on his A Deeper Look blog on May 11, 2015.

In ‘China: Through the Looking Glass,’ Eastern Culture Meets Western Fashion

Friday, May 8th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Review: In ‘China: Through the Looking Glass,’ Eastern Culture Meets Western Fashion By Holland Cotter in The New York Times on May 7, 2015.

Jean-Michel Basquiat at the Art Gallery of Ontario: Graffiti, fame and the art market

Friday, May 8th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Jean-Michel Basquiat at the Art Gallery of Ontario: Graffiti, fame and the art market By Lee Pars on the World Socialist Web Site on May 8, 2015.

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Obnoxious Liberals, 1982 Acrylic, oilstick, and spray paint on canvas 172.72 x 259.08 cm The Eli and Edythe L. Broad Collection © Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat (2014) Licensed by Artestar, New York

 

Julian Barnes: ‘Art doesn’t just capture the thrill of life … sometimes it is that thrill’

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Julian Barnes: ‘Art doesn’t just capture the thrill of life … sometimes it is that thrill’ When Julian Barnes was growing up, going to a gallery felt like an obligation. Then he discovered modernism, with its slicings, whirls and brainy grids. Later, realism seemed just as fascinating and truthful. He reflects on a life looking at art by Julian Barnes on the Guardian Website on May 2, 2015.

The Persistence of Memory (1931) by Salvador Dalí. Photograph courtesy of Salvador Dalí, Fundacio Gala-Salvador Dalí, DACS, 2007 Photograph: PR

 

Anti-Semitism of the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Anti-Semitism of the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s on the McMaster University website.

Woman in Gold: The battle to recover art stolen by the Nazis

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Woman in Gold: The battle to recover art stolen by the Nazis By David Walsh on the World Socialist Web Site April 29. 2015.

Gustav Klimt’s Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer

News and Events at YIVO

Monday, April 27th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: News and Events at YIVO.

The Secret Art Life of E.E. Cummings

Monday, April 27th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: The Secret Art Life of E.E. Cummings by Emily Shire on the Daily Beast website on April 26, 2015.

Dachau Album Project

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

In light of the persistence of intolerance and genocide around the world today, the Dachau Album Project has an extraordinary opportunity to have a global impact now. Inspired by the Dachau Album, the mission of the Arnold Unger Foundation for Remembrance, Inc., a 501(c)3 public charity, is to remind the world of the destruction caused by religious, social and political intolerance through educational programs, exhibitions, a documentary film and community outreach.

Background
The Dachau Album is a newly discovered Holocaust artifact that was brought to the United States by Arnold Unger, a Polish teenage Jewish survivor of multiple camps, including the infamous Dachau Concentration Camp. It has within it thirty hand drawn (more…)

Lucian Freud: Naked Truth

Friday, April 24th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Lucian Freud: Naked Truth on the Christie’s The Art People website on April 24, 2015.

In defense of Diego Rivera’s Detroit Industry frescoes

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

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Click Here to Read: In defense of Diego Rivera’s Detroit Industry frescoes By Tim Rivers and David Walsh on the World Socialist Web Site on April 21, 2015.

Diego and Frida Rivera, Frida Kahlo, 1931

Reviving Giacometti’s Legacy

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Reviving Giacometti’s Legacy By Farah Nayeri in The New York Times on April 16, 2015.

Giacometti in his studio in Paris in 1958. Credit Ernst Scheidegger/Foundation Ernst Scheidegger-Archive and Giacometti Estate, 2015.

The Making of Modigliani

Friday, April 10th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  The Making of Modigliani: A new exhibition of rarely seen works by the Italian artist offers a fascinating insight into the origins of his extraordinary style in the by Paul Levy in Wall Street Journal on April 9, 2015.

“Dr. François Brabander,” 1918 ESTORICK COLLECTION

Finding Ourselves in the Selves of Others: Deepening Artistic Connections

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Finding Ourselves in the Selves of Others:
Deepening Artistic Connections
Friday, April 24, 2015
6 pm – 8:30 pm

A workshop with creativity experts Ani Buk (psychoanalyst and art therapist) and Craig Haen (psychotherapist and drama therapist).

This experiential workshop is designed for artists, psychotherapists, and anyone interested in using imaginative techniques to connect with the artwork of others as a catalyst for a deeper connection with themselves. Recent neuroscience research on the mirror (more…)

Life Lines: For an artist with amnesia, the world takes place through her pencil

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Life Lines: For an artist with amnesia, the world takes place through her pencil by Daniel Zalewski in The New Yorker in March 30, 2015.

A virus essentially obliterated Lonni Sue Johnson’s hippocampus, and she can no longer recall what happened five minutes earlier. Her life has become an endless series of jump cuts.CREDITPHOTOGRAPHS BY PHILLIP TOLEDANO

The Story Behind ‘Woman in Gold’: Nazi Art Thieves and One Painting’s Return

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

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Click Here to Read: The Story Behind ‘Woman in Gold’: Nazi Art Thieves and One Painting’s Return By Patricia Cohen in The New York Times on March 30, 2015.

Gustav Klimt’s “Adele Bloch-Bauer I” (1907) was returned to the owner’s heirs. CreditNeue Galerie New Yor