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Painting of Zuma Draws Attacks in South Africa Jerome Delay/Associated Press A painting, apparently of President Jacob Zuma, was splashed with paint on Tuesday at the Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg. The tussle over the painting is the latest battle over free speech in a country where the government has taken increasingly firm steps to squelch critics despite one of the world’s most expansive sets of individual rights, enshrined in its 15-year-old Constitution. At the center of the controversy is a six-foot-tall acrylic on canvas, called “The Spear,” painted by Brett Murray, an artist based in Cape Town. Painting of Zuma Draws Attacks in South Africa
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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. 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. 37,000 Year Old Art Reveals Complex Lives of Early Humans
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Mark your calendar: Next new artist opening: August 13, 2009, from 7pm-10pm Galleria Lazzara is Houston's newest and most exciting art venue. A haven for art lovers and collectors, GL is an innovative art space showcasing local, national, and international artists. Galleria Lazzara - Houston's newest and most exciting art venue Galleria Lazzara - Houston's newest and most exciting art venue
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Supporting the arts is good business Supporting the arts is good business Slideshow MICZEK PHOTOGRAPHYJASON E. 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.
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. 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. Importance of Curators in the Indian Art Industry « Breathe Arts
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There are better stores of concentrated value than gold, argues Jeff Gundlach. Gundlach, the bond guru behind DoubleLine Funds, says gem stones and art serve the same purpose as gold but are much more portable. Art specifically was a great asset to be invested in during the last few years, reports Patrick Mathurin of the Financial Times. The Mei Moses has beaten the S&P 500 in six of the last 10 years, with an average annual return of 7.8 per cent compared with 2.7 per cent for the benchmark US index. The Mei Moses tracks the prices at which individual works of art sell over time using repeat sales data, in a methodology similar to the S&P Case-Shiller property index. “Art prices are not correlated to sudden swings in stock markets but their prices tend to match changes in wealth creation and destruction. FORGET STOCKS AND BONDS: Art Has Been Crushing Equities Over The Last Decade 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 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. 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.
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Birger Sandzén in Colorado 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." "With 66 paintings, watercolors, drawings and original prints, this is the largest Colorado exhibition ever devoted to Birger Sandzen .
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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. 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. Tribeca / Downtown - Masters & Pelavin - ART IN A BOX: BENEFIT EVENT Tribeca / Downtown - Masters & Pelavin - ART IN A BOX: BENEFIT EVENT
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. 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. Chelsea - Miyako Yoshinaga Art Prospects - SUPERNATUREAL
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
Rudolf Schenker at the Jerome C. 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: Scorpions EN - DW-WORLD.DE
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Sotheby's important Russian art evening auction brings £5.6/$8.7 million
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The complete collection of Elizabeth Taylor opens December 3 at Christie's in New York
British Library puts 19th century newspapers online, plans to digitize 40 million pages
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Is Art Patron Ronald Lauder What's Wrong With America?, Occupy Wall Street Plans Gallery Of Its Own, and More
Major retrospective of art of painter Takao Tanabe opens at Burnaby Art Gallery
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
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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
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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"
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Unpopular choice for Biennale president withdraws
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