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Occupy Wall Street Artists. Home / GALERİ MANÂ. Artist Celebrity. 37,000 Year Old Art Reveals Complex Lives of Early Humans. Anthropologists working in southern France have concluded that a 1.5 metric ton block of engraved limestone constitutes the earliest evidence of wall art.

37,000 Year Old Art Reveals Complex Lives of Early Humans

Their research, reported in the most recent edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows the piece to be approximately 37,000 years old and offers rich evidence of the role art played in the daily lives of Early Aurignacian humans. The research team, comprised of more than a dozen scientists from American and European universities and research institutions, has been excavating at the site of the discovery—Abri Castanet—for the past 15 years. Abri Castanet and its sister site Abri Blanchard have long been recognized as being among the oldest sites in Eurasia bearing artifacts of human symbolism. Hundreds of personal ornaments have been discovered, including pierced animal teeth, pierced shells, ivory and soapstone beads, engravings, and paintings on limestone slabs.

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Galleria Lazzara - Houston's newest and most exciting art venue. Damion R. Lazzara. Intuos4. SMUGMUG photo. Supporting the arts is good business. Slideshow MICZEK PHOTOGRAPHYJASON E.

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MICZEK - MICZEK PHOTOGRAPHYCarlos Evans is an executive vice president at Wells Fargo. MICZEK PHOTOGRAPHYJASON E. MICZEK - MICZEK PHOTOGRAPHYCarlos and Lisa Evans are pictured at their Charlotte home 11/10/2011 with a painting by West Fraser of Charleston, SC. MICZEK PHOTOGRAPHYJASON E. Andrew Eccles - Andrew EcclesA performer from Alvin Alley American Dance Theatre at Spoleto Festival USA By Glenna B. Posted: Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012 If Carlos Evans has a New Year’s Resolution, it's probably just to keep on doing what he's already doing. An outgoing, generous spirit, Evans is well known for his community and philanthropic work. Now, after serving eight years on the board of Spoleto Festival USA, Evans has been named chairman of the board of directors of the internationally acclaimed performing arts festival. At the same time, banks give much more than people realize.

"Spoleto is not just about selling tickets," says Evans. Have a news tip? Importance of Curators in the Indian Art Industry « Breathe Arts. It was only in 1994 that the term ‘curator’ was first used in India, when art critic and cultural theorist Geeta Kapur was invited to select works from the collection of the National Gallery of Modern Art.

Importance of Curators in the Indian Art Industry « Breathe Arts

This was the start of the curator being seen as a legitimate figure. She, among a host of other players, like gallerists, collectors and auctioneers, began to make their presence felt amidst the growing private sector and the art market. Curators like Curators like Grant Watson, Suman Gopinath and Sunil Gupta have contributed greatly to the curatorial practice in India helping Indian artists are make their way into international exhibitions and biennales. Exceptional curatorial practices in India have contributed in drawing attention to Indian Art at an international stage which allowed for greater foreign influence that feeds back into a national forum in which Indian art, ideas and criticism exhale more effectively into the atmosphere. Like this: Like Loading...

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‘Road to Mecca’ at American Airlines Theater. FORGET STOCKS AND BONDS: Art Has Been Crushing Equities Over The Last Decade. Sacred Word and Image: Five World Religions exhibition at Phoenix Art Museum. PHOENIX, AZ.- Sacred Word and Image: Five World Religions, an exhibition opening on January 4, 2012 at Phoenix Art Museum, features the written word and painted image as expressed in the cultures of Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Christianity throughout the past 1500 years.

Sacred Word and Image: Five World Religions exhibition at Phoenix Art Museum

The exhibition, on view through March 25, 2012, draws from the collections of Phoenix Art Museum and several prominent private collections, and includes a variety of materials used to document mankind’s significant thoughts and beliefs, including everything from paper, palm leaf and vellum, to wood, lacquer, metal and ivory. Commented Dr. Janet Baker, Curator of Asian Art, Phoenix Art Museum, “In some instances, complete illustrated manuscripts allow us to understand the original artistic and literary vision of the scribe and illustrator. Other examples preserve the decorative and illustrative images, which tell a visual story that is linked to one of the major tenets of a religious faith. Louvre museum still world's most visited - MUSEUMS. Birger Sandzén in Colorado.

Denver Post: "This highly accessible exhibition is a must-see for Sandzen admirers, impressionism fans and anyone who enjoys rich, expressive paintings of the Colorado landscape.

Birger Sandzén in Colorado

" "With 66 paintings, watercolors, drawings and original prints, this is the largest Colorado exhibition ever devoted to Birger Sandzen ... [read the full review] Cedars and Rocks, Oil on canvas, 1922, Greenough Trust Collection. Early in his career, Birger Sandzén (1871-1954) painted in a subtle, tonalist style, in his home country of Sweden, and then he studied in Paris where he was introduced to Impressionism, pointillism, and Post-Impressionism. "Birger Sandzén is the poet-painter of immense sun-washed spaces, of pine-crowned luminous, gigantic rocks, and of color-shifting desert sands,” wrote Parisian art critic Guiseppe Pelletieri. “ The spectator is amazed at this captured beauty.

"Pikes Peak", 1920, oil on canvas, Oscar Thorsen Collection. Sandzén in Colorado is sponsored by: Richard Lazzara (shankargallery) Sumeru aghora SHANKAR. Life is Better with Art in it.

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Tribeca / Downtown - Masters & Pelavin - ART IN A BOX: BENEFIT EVENT. Masters & Pelavin and Art in a Box are pleased to announce our 2011 Benefit Holiday Exhibition & Online Sale to empower children at risk through art.

Tribeca / Downtown - Masters & Pelavin - ART IN A BOX: BENEFIT EVENT

The exhibition will be held on Monday 19 December from six to eight in the evening with a live performance by DJ Goodmusic. The exhibition offers a rare opportunity to select artworks valued between $900 and $1800 by both established and emerging artists for only $100 a piece. This year’s fundraiser offers over 200 pieces including paintings, photographs, drawings, prints and wall mountable sculpture.

All proceeds benefit Art in a Box art and education programs for children at risk. dj Goodmusic of GiveGoodMusic will be performing live throughout this event. Starting on Friday, December 16, 2011 at 12:01 AM, EST, you can reserve art and make your donation online. By phone: 212-691-2543 (11 am-6 pm) By email: Artpartners@aol.com (24/7); Please include the name of the artist you wish to collect,your name, and your contact information.

Chelsea - Miyako Yoshinaga Art Prospects - SUPERNATUREAL. MIYAKO YOSHINAGA art prospects is pleased to present SUPERNATUREAL, a group exhibition that includes work by Osamu James Nakagawa, Ingo Günther, Terry Taylor, Yu Yamauchi and the collaborative team Robyn Voshardt & Sven Humphrey.

Chelsea - Miyako Yoshinaga Art Prospects - SUPERNATUREAL

In Project Room, we feature Landscape 2011; gelatin silver prints by Yojiro Imasaka. The exhibition is on view from December 15, 2011, through January 28, 2012. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11am to 6pm. The gallery will be closed on December 24 and 31, in addition to our regular holidays. Representations of natural landscapes-hills and valleys, mountains and canyons, lakes and oceans-are not only inspiring, but also intuitively understood.

Osamu James Nakagawa presents a striking vertical image of the so-called “Suicide Cliffs” in Okinawa. Ingo Günther‘s “Topography Drive” series (2005/2006) generates a unique perspective on the entire Pacific Rim at the scale of 1:1700.000. Chelsea - Lori Bookstein Fine Art - Anne Tabachnick: Paintings. Anne Tabachnick: Paintings Lori Bookstein Fine Art 138 Tenth Avenue, 212-750-0949 Chelsea December 8, 2011 - January 14, 2012 Reception: Tuesday, December 13, 6 - 8 PM Web Site Lori Bookstein Fine Art is pleased to present a survey of paintings by Anne Tabachnick.

Chelsea - Lori Bookstein Fine Art - Anne Tabachnick: Paintings

Spanning a period of 30 years beginning in the early 1960’s, the exhibition brings together the primary concerns with which Tabachnick grappled during her prolific career, and addresses three of the major subjects which were the focus of her compositions: still life, figuration, and landscape. The earliest works on view have at their crux the synthesis of the objects of daily life—fruit on a table, paintings in the studio—with the flattened out, inverted Matissean space and push-pull color Tabachnick investigated in the 1960’s and 70’s.

Over time, Tabachnick’s exploration of these compositional principles relaxed to give way to greater emotive feeling. Anne Tabachnick was born in Derby, CT in 1927. Scorpions EN - DW-WORLD.DE. Rudolf Schenker at the Jerome C.

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Daniel Overlook on Mullholland Drive. The Scorpions made a stop in LA on their farewell tour around the world. Our documentary film crew was on location, and we bring you this report by producer Daniel Remsperger: “The Scorpions played more than 20 concerts in the United States and Canada this summer. The latest leg of their 2012 Final Sting World Tour took them clear across the US from the West Coast to what may have been their last concert ever in Washington, D.C.

The father of film graphics - Imprint. Sotheby's important Russian art evening auction brings £5.6/$8.7 million. LONDON.- This evening, Sotheby’s Important Russian Art auction which was exceptionally well-attended brought £5,597,000/$8,657,999 (est. £5,755,000-8,415,000).

Sotheby's important Russian art evening auction brings £5.6/$8.7 million

The sale achieved sellthrough rates of 66.7% by lot and 74.6% by value, and established two new artist records for Alexander Golovin and Pavel Kovalevsky. The top-selling lot of this evening’s auction was Petr Konchalovsky’s exceptionally rare, pre-revolutionary painting Tatar Still Life, dated 1916. The painting saw competition from 5 bidders and realised the above-estimate sum of £914,850/$1,415,181 (est. £500,000-700,000). The painting first belonged to influential Polish art critic Waldemar George who presented the painting as a wedding gift to Louis Gautier-Chaumet, editor-in-chief of “La Presse" newspaper, where George served as art critic.

The second highest price of tonight’s sale was achieved for The Rostral Columns Near the Stock Exchange, St. Sotheby's New York announces the sale of the contract that founded Apple Computer Company. NEW YORK, N.Y.- On 13 December 2011 Sotheby’s New York is to offer the founding partnership agreement of the Apple Computer Company – the firm that revolutionized technology, business, personal computing and the world. The 1976 document, which once belonged to Ronald G. Wayne, one of Apple’s founders along with Steven P. Jobs and Stephen G. Wozniak, is the first chapter in the story of one of America’s most important companies. The contract, along with the agreement documenting Ron Wayne’s withdrawal from the company for $800, will be offered as a single lot in the Fine Books and Manuscripts sale and is estimated to fetch $100/150,000 In 1974 Steve Jobs left Reed College and was given a job at Atari by Al Alcorn, the company’s chief engineer. Wozniak had worked on several projects with Jobs by the time he tested his handwritten software for the first time in June 1975 and, in a moment that would become revolutionary, saw letters he had just typed displayed on a screen.

The complete collection of Elizabeth Taylor opens December 3 at Christie's in New York. NEW YORK, N.Y.- Over Thanksgiving weekend, a team of practiced installers convened at Christie’s flagship headquarters in Rockefeller Center to begin construction and installation of one of the most anticipated exhibitions in U.S. auction history: the complete Collection of Elizabeth Taylor. This stunning display of nearly 2,000 individual items from the personal collection of America’s last great film star and fashion icon will open to the public on Saturday, December 3 for an unprecedented ten-day exhibition that runs through December 12. Christie’s has devoted all 300,000 square feet of its facility to this museum-quality exhibition of Elizabeth Taylor’s collections of jewelry, fashion, accessories, fine art, film memorabilia, costumes and decorative items. The auctions will take place December 13-16 and are expected to exceed $50 million in total.

British Library puts 19th century newspapers online, plans to digitize 40 million pages. LONDON.- The newspaper coverage was troubling: London's huge international showcase was beset by planning problems, local opposition and labor woes — and the transport was a mess. It sounds like the 2012 Olympics, but this was the Great Exhibition of 1851 generating stories of late trains, unscrupulous landlords and dangerous overcrowding. Coverage of the event is found in 4 million pages of newspapers from the 18th and 19th centuries being made available online Tuesday by the British Library, in what head of newspapers Ed King calls "a digital Aladdin's Cave" for researchers.

The online archive is a partnership between the library and digital publishing firm Brightsolid, which has been scanning 8,000 pages a day from the library's vast periodical archive for the past year and plans to digitize 40 million pages over the next decade. "People were saying, 'This isn't good, I can't ride my horse in Hyde Park,'" said King. "We've got 200 years of newspapers locked away," King said. Couture Fashion Week - Fashion Week, Fashion Show Tickets. Is Art Patron Ronald Lauder What's Wrong With America?, Occupy Wall Street Plans Gallery Of Its Own, and More. – Not So Laudable: It's notable, isn't it, that in the run-up to that bacchanal of affluent excess known as Art Basel Miami Beach the New York Times has chosen Ronald Lauder, the famed art collector and Neue Galerie co-founder, as its poster child for the tax-eluding "superelite" behind the "widening income gap between the richest and the rest of society"?

Buying his first artwork — a Schiele — with his allowance and then buying himself onto the Met's board at 32, Lauder (son of Estee, brother of Whitney patron Leonard) has artfully kept his tax dollars from philistine government hands through a virtuosic mastery of loop-hole-finding legerdemain. Read all about it here. [NYT] – A Gallery for the 99 Percent? : The Occupy Wall Street movement’s arts and culture committee is looking to rent indoor arts space to use for studios, performances, exhibitions, and art classes.

Major retrospective of art of painter Takao Tanabe opens at Burnaby Art Gallery. BURNABY, B.C.- A sweeping retrospective of artworks on paper by renowned BC painter Takao Tanabe opens at the Burnaby Art Gallery on Friday, November 25th. Featuring drawings and watercolours dating from the late 1940s to the present day, Chronicles of Form and Space: Works on Paper by Takao Tanabe explores the artist’s long career. The exhibition examines Tanabe’s artistic practice over more than 6 decades, and reflects upon his subjects and use of media to render a sense of place. “We are very honoured to be presenting this exhibition,” says curator and Burnaby Art Gallery director Darrin Martens, “Takao Tanabe is a towering figure on the landscape of Canadian art, and this exhibition provides an extraordinary opportunity for visitors to see the evolution of his creativity and signature style.”

Many of the more than 60 works in Chronicles of Form and Space have never been publicly displayed before. Occupy Wall Street Supporter Makes Jay-Z "Scrooge" Sculpture. Collection of 300 drawings made during Rodin's last thirty years on view at the Musée Rodin. Bonhams offers two masterpieces of American landscapes by Russian painter in $14 Million Russian sale. First individual exhibition in Poland of works by the world famous artist Wolfgang Tillmans. Lucretius. Art review: 'Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan' - latimes.com. Vatican to take legal action over Benetton pope-kissing ad - ITALY. Benetton ads draw criticism from White House, Vatican. Auctions > Modern & Post-War British Art - Catalogue.

Auctions > Photographies - Catalogue. First ever overview of painted partying in the Golden Age at the Frans Hals Museum. Martin Lawrence Gallery marks 120th anniversary of Erté with retrospective exhibition. Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao shows Georg Baselitz' "Mrs. Lenin and the Nightingale" After the sell-off – what happens to EMI Classics?

How social guilt can change our media consumption habits — or just make us lie about them. Unpopular choice for Biennale president withdraws. Videos. Historians in Body Armor - NPS Staffers Document Ancient Towers in Afghanistan. United through a Berlin Wall artwork - latimes.com. Berlin's 10 Hottest Fall Art Shows. Irascibility Pays Off as Clyfford Still Leads Sotheby's to a White-Hot $316 Million Postwar Art Sale. How a Calligraphy Pen Rewrote Steve Jobs' Life. South Africa artifacts indicate a 100,000-year-old art studio - latimes.com. How small galleries can make a hit on the global stage. Support your local Taos artists - The Taos News: Blogs. Sketch-leaves for Elgar's unfinished masterpiece at Bonhams. Forgotten Jewish Dada-ists Get Their Due.