Archive for the 'Art' Category

John Thain’s $87,000 Rug

Friday, October 25th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  John Thain’s $87,000 Rug  Charlie Gasparino reveals how Merrill Lynch’s CEO spent over $1 million to redecorate his office last year—even as the firm faced a financial crisis on  On a Daily Beast on January 22, 2009.

The Secret Life of Lucian Freud

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

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Click Here to Read: The Secret Life of Lucian Freud by Mary P. Lane on the Speakeasy website on October 22, 2013.

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Lucian Freud’s mother shown in “Large Interior” from 1973.

A New Book Gives A Rare Glimpse Into The Life of Lucian Freud

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

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Click Here to Read:   A New Book Gives A Rare Glimpse Into The Life of Lucian Freud by Erin Cunningham on the Daily Beast website on  October 22, 2013. A new memoir exposes intimate details of the artist’s private life—from his burning temper, and excessive gambling to nude sittings with his 14-year-old daughter. By Erin Cunningham

Lucian Freud, circa 1990. (David Montgomery/Getty)

What’s Left After Penis Envy?

Monday, October 21st, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  What’s Left After Penis Envy? By Chiara Bottici on the Public Seminar website on October 15th, 2013.

Sophia Wallace standing before one of her photographs at The Newspace Center for Photography in San Francisco, March 2013. © Tim Roth | Flickr

Breakfast With Lucian

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  ‘Breakfast With Lucian’ presents an eye-popping portrait of Freud, the painter  The artist Lucian Freud — Sigmund’s grandson — was father to countless children and canvases during his messy, selfish and fascinating life, Review of ‘Breakfast With Lucian by Geordie Greig,   Reviewed By Heller McAlpin on October 17, 2013

ff the Couch: Psychonalysis and Culture V3N1

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:    Off the Couch:  Psychonalysis and Culture:  V3N1

After a long hiatus, I am reviving the ezine Off The Couch.  This year, I intend to focus on a psychoanalytic view of opera, with reviews and reflections on the (more…)

Jewish scholar challenged tradition with creation of unique library

Monday, October 14th, 2013

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Click Here to Read: Jewish scholar challenged tradition with creation of unique library by Michael Marek on the DW website.

Warburg examined the influence of the Antiquity on later works

‘Facing the Modern: The Portrait in Vienna 1900’

Saturday, October 12th, 2013

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Click Here To Read:   ‘Facing the Modern: The Portrait in Vienna 1900’ By Jackie Wullschlager on The Financial Times website on October 11, 2013 .

Lucian Freud’s ghosts laid to rest with Vienna show

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

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Click Here To Read:  Lucian Freud’s ghosts laid to rest with Vienna show on the Malaysian Insider website on October 8, 2013.

David Dawson, who worked with British painter Lucian Freud at Freud’s studio and home for over 20 years, talks as he stands in front of his photographs of the artist during an interview with Reuters at the Sigmund Freud museum in Vienna yesterday. – Reuters pic, October 8, 2013.

Review of Breakfast with Lucian

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Review of Breakfast with Lucian, by Geordie Greig,  reviewed by Cressida Connolly  on the Spectator website on October 12, 2013.

Lucian Freud in his bedroom in Notting Hill, May 2011

Lucian Freud and his complicated relationship with Vienna

Sunday, October 6th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Lucian Freud and his complicated relationship with Vienna By Richard Calvocoressi on the IT.com website on October 4, 2013.

David Dawson’s 2005 portrait ‘Falling Over’ of Lucian Freud and a model in his London studio

Women’s Art in Contemporary China

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Symposium: Women’s Art in Contemporary China By Raleigh McElvery  on the Bowdoin website.

Diego Rivera’s “Battle of Detroit”

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

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Click Here to Read: The working class and the Detroit Industry murals at the DIA: Diego Rivera’s “Battle of Detroit” By Tom Mackaman and Jerry White on The World Socialist Web Site on  October 3, 2013.

Demonstrators on Miller Road outside of the Rouge Plant flee as teargas and bullets are released on them by Dearborn Police and Ford Servicemen during the 1932 Ford Hunger March [Source: Reuther Library]

The politics of cultural destruction: The Rape of Europa

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

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Click Here to Read: The politics of cultural destruction: The Rape of Europa By Nancy Hanover   on the World Socialist Web Site on September 27, 2013.

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Self-Portrait as a Soldier (1915). His work was labelled “degenerate” in 1933. In 1937 the Nazis sold or destroyed 600 of his paintings. His first solo show in the US took place at the Detroit Institute of Arts in 1937. He committed suicide in 1938.

Eighty years of the Diego Rivera murals at the Detroit Institute of Art

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Eighty years of the Diego Rivera murals at the Detroit Institute of Arts By Tim Rivers and David Walsh   on The Socialist World Web Site on  September 5, 2013.

Click here to Read:  I  Paint What I See by E.B. White in The New Yorker on May 20, 1933,

Yedies fun YIVO / News from YIVO

Monday, August 26th, 2013

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Hands-on and Head-first into History: Interview with YIVO Archives Intern Lana Adler
Lana Adler, a recent graduate of Hamilton College, is assisting Acquisitions Archivist Leo Greenbaum in the YIVO Archives. Editor Roberta Newman interviewed her recently about her experiences as an intern. Read more…
From the Pages of Yedies by Roberta Newman
As the end of World War II drew near, attention began to shift to what might immediately follow in the postwar era. While the full magnitude of the destruction of Jewish life in Europe was still beyond the grasp of most observers, it was clear to those who were planning for the future that massive resources would need to be marshaled to care for survivors of Nazi genocide. Read more… (more…)

A Point of View: Grand Central, the world’s loveliest station

Monday, August 26th, 2013

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Click Here Here to Read: A Point of View: Grand Central, the world’s loveliest station: Historian David Cannadine charts the fall and rise of the architectural gem in the centre of New York, and a symbol of America’s gilded age on the BBC News Website on February 8, 2013.

Let there be light: Grand Central Station in 1930 (Getty Images).

Histories Private and Public

Monday, August 26th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:   Histories Private and Public: Talking with Péter Forgács about Letters to Afar on the Bright Lights Film Journal website.

Sex and Buildings: Modern Architecture and the Sexual Revolution

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

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Click Here to Read:   Sex and Buildings: Modern Architecture and the Sexual Revolution by Richard J. Williamson the Times of Higher Education website on August 22, 2013.

Lucian Freud at Norton

Friday, July 26th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Lucian Freud at Norton:  Portraits of a different sort on the  Miami Herald website on July 25, 2013.