Archive for the 'Art' Category

Why the Germans Haven’t Returned $1 Billion Worth of Nazi-Looted Painting

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Why the Germans Haven’t Returned $1 Billion Worth of Nazi-Looted Paintings Munich authorities seem more interested in protecting an art dealer than in returning stolen works to their rightful heirs By Saul Austerlitz on the Tablet website on November 14, 2013.

A self portrait by Otto Dix is seen on screen at a press conference on Nov. 5, 2013, in Augsburg, Germany, on the discovery of nearly 1,500 paintings, including works by Picasso and Matisse, looted by the Nazis. (Johannes Simon/Getty Images)

Click Here to Read:  Looted Treasures in Pandora’s Box on this website.

Click Here t Read: In a Rediscovered Trove of Art, a Triumph Over the Nazis’ Will on this website.

Francis Bacon painting of Lucian Freud expected to sell for over $85m at auction

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Francis Bacon painting of Lucian Freud expected to sell for over $85m at auction by Jess Denham on the Independent website on November 12, 2013.

Click Here to Read: At $142.4 Million, Triptych Is the Most Expensive Artwork Ever Sold at an Auction by Carol Vogel in The New York Times on November 12, 2013.

Francis Bacon’s ‘Three Studies of Lucian Freud’ has an asking price of $85m

Should we be so shocked that Lucian Freud’s work is on show in Vienna?

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Should we be so shocked that Lucian Freud’s work is on show in Vienna? Yes, Freud refused to lend his works to Austria for most of his life, but maybe this new exhibition should be seen as a tribute to the power of art in the face of adversity by Jonathan Jones’s  on Art Blog  the Guardian website.

Yeddies fun YIVO

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Yeddies fun YIVO on the YIVO website.

Lives During Wartime, Vol. 4

Monday, November 11th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Lives During Wartime, Vol. 4 by the Editors in The New York Times Opinionator blog on November 10, 2013.

Slide Show | Capturing Duty in Watercolor Watercolors by William V. Conlin aboard U.S.S. Joseph P. Campbell during three convoy trips to North Africa in 1944.

Tale of Holocaust survival becomes an opera

Monday, November 11th, 2013

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Click Here to Read: Tale of Holocaust survival becomes an opera by Emily Holland on  the GW Hatchet website on  November 8, 2013.

Media Credit: Photo courtesy of Walter Reich The opera inspired by Nehuda Yir’s life was first presented as an exhibit at Gelman Library.

Looted Treasures in Pandora’s Box

Sunday, November 10th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Looted Treasures in Pandora’s Box By Lynn H. Nicholas in The Wall Street Journal on Nov. 6, 2013.

A photograph of Matisse’s ‘Sitting Woman’ as it was presented during a recent press conference in Augsburg, Germany. The work was among some 1,400 works discovered hidden in a small Munich apartment. Marc Mueller/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images.

In a Rediscovered Trove of Art, a Triumph Over the Nazis’ Will

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  In a Rediscovered Trove of Art, a Triumph Over the Nazis’ Will By Michael Kimmelman In The New York Times on November 5, 2013.

Click Here to Read:  German Officials Provide Details on Looted Art by Melissa Eddy, Alison Smale, Patricia Cohen, Randy Kennedy in The New York Times on  November 5, 2013.

A painting by the German Expressionist Franz Marc, projected during a news conference, was among hundreds of works discovered by German authorities in a Munich apartment during a tax investigation.

The Surrealists: Works from the Collection

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  The Surrealists: Works from the Collection   Special Exhibitions Gallery, Perelman Building November 3, 2013–March 2, 2014 on the Philadelphia News Website.

Max-Art featuring Arlene Shechet

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Max-Art featuring Arlene Shechet at Sikkema Jenkins thru November 16 on the Tublr blog website.

The Possibility of Ghosts by Arlene Shechet.

The Humans of New York Website

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  The Humans of New York Website on the Tumblr blogs.

Artworks Worth $1.6 Billion, Stolen by Nazis, Discovered in German Apartment

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Artworks Worth $1.6 Billion, Stolen by Nazis, Discovered in German Apartment  by Zach Pontz in the Algemeiner on November 3, 2013.

Nazis posing with art in Venice, Italy. Photo: Wikipedia.

The Arts: A Museum in the Void

Monday, October 28th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:   The Arts: A Museum in the Void by Ruth Ellen Gruber on the Hadassah Magazine website on October 2013.

The Museum of the History of Polish Jews stands next to the memorial to the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Photo by Juha Salminen.

This is Not a Picture

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

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Click Here to View:   This is Not a Picture:  A film by Joel Levin and Jacqueline Castel  inspired by René Magritte on Vimeo.

 

Yeddies from YIVO

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Yeddies fun YIVO on the YIVO website.

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