Archive for October, 2015

Russia opens major gulag museum as Vladimir Putin blanks victims’ commemorations

Russia on Friday opened a major new museum on the horrors of the Soviet gulag labour camp system but President Vladimir Putin blanked the day commemorating victims of state terror. The hi-tech state-run museum tracing the history of the brutal camp system will be a rare memorial to some of the millions who suffered under Communist rule. The authorities under Putin have often sought to play down... | Read More

Norwegian hiker finds 30-inch wrought iron sword from the beginning of the Viking era

A hiker has stumbled across a 1,200-year-old Viking sword in remarkably good condition in Norway's mountains, archeologists said Thursday, in what could be another sign that global warming is benefitting archeology. The 30-inch (80-centimetre) wrought iron weapon dates "from the beginning of the Viking era, around the end of the eighth century," according to archeologist Jostein Aksdal in the... | Read More

New horseshoe bat species found in London’s Natural History Museum collection

A bat preserved in alcohol for 30 years in the Natural History Museum's collection has been recognised as a new species of horseshoe bat. The female bat was collected in Malaysia in 1983 by Charles M Francis. The new species is named Rhinolophus francisi, or Francis' woolly horseshoe bat, in his honour. As the first example of this new species ever found and described, the Museum specimen has... | Read More

Christie’s and Sotheby’s prepare to auction off $2 billion worth of works in New York

It's fall. Leaves in Central Park are golden and so are profits in the art world, as Christie's and Sotheby's prepare to auction off $2 billion worth of works in New York. From November 4 to 12, the two auction houses go head to head in selling hundreds of pieces of modern, impressionist, post-war and contemporary art, six months after the spring season smashed a string of records and netted more... | Read More

At This Sandwich Shop, A Vietnamese Pop Star Serves Up Banh Mi

Lynda Trang Dai, known as the "Vietnamese Madonna," performs around the world. Back home in California, she's got a different starring role: she's the only one to whip up her sandwiches' secret sauce.

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Why Latinos Heart Horror Films

Latino audiences can make or break horror films in the box office, but right now their presence behind the camera might be even more significant.

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David De La Mano & Santa collaborate on a series of small pieces in Montevideo, Uruguay

David De La Mano just sent us a series of smaller pieces which he just completed as a collaboration with Santa on the streets of Montevideo in Uruguay.While we are used to see David collaborate with his buddy Pablo S. Herrero, its refreshing to see a new take on his black and white silhouettes which are this time combined with colorful and psychedelic designs by Santa.Discover all of the pieces... | Read More

Coverage: Ludo’s Solo Show "Duality" @ NYC’s Castor Gallery

French street artist Ludovic Vernhet "Ludo" is back in NYC with a solo show at Castor Gallery in the Lower East Side of Manhattan featuring all new works.  Ludo filled the upstairs of the gallery with large and small canvases displaying his trademark green and white motifs displaying mash-ups of nature and weapons.  The viewer was further treated to a real life dinner party in the... | Read More

Get your tickets for ArtCon 11

Tickets NOW on-sale to our annual VIP party! Nov. 12

This is your opportunity to get a special sneak preview of all of the art that will be auctioned off during Art Con 11.  We’ll also provide complimentary beverages and a live performance by alternative-noir Dallas band, Bethan


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Craft Guild of Dallas Fall 2015 Show & Sale

Fall 2015 Annual Show & Sale November 5 – 8, 2015 Craft Guild of Dallas 5100 Belt Line Road, Suite 400, Dallas TX 75254 craftguildofdallas.comFeaturing jewelry, glass, pottery, sculpture, hand-bound books, paintings, drawings, photography, leather, and fiber art .   Thurs. November 5th  Sale: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Opening Reception & Silent Auction (live music, hors... | Read More
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