Archive for October, 2018

The Second Skateboarding-And-Old-School-Camerawork Documentary From Exploredinary Is Here



Dallas-based Exploredinary – the artistic duo Sarah Reyes and Daniel Driensky, featured in Art & Seek’s Spotlight series – have created a new, three-part, short-documentary series called ‘Legends of Skateboarding.’ The first completed film wemt online two weeks ago, and the second one, ‘Skateboarding Is Our Religion,’ is online now (above). When the last... | Read More

Sold-Out Halloween Costume Party Raises Temperatures — and $340,000 — in Houston: Now, This is Serious People Watching

What: The Arthritis Foundation Halloween “Bone Bash” Where: Royal Sonesta Hotel PC Moment: The eight annual costume fête was a sellout with more than 530 grown ups costumed in an international array of disguises, a nod to the Around the World theme. Winning applause for her hot air balloon headdress, created by designer David Peck, … Continued

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Sold-Out Halloween Costume Party Raises Temperatures — and $340,000 — in Houston: Now, This is Serious People Watching

What: The Arthritis Foundation Halloween “Bone Bash” Where: Royal Sonesta Hotel PC Moment: The eight annual costume fête was a sellout with more than 530 grown ups costumed in an international array of disguises, a nod to the Around the World theme. Winning applause for her hot air balloon headdress, created by designer David Peck, … Continued

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Secret Art Graves — Visiting the Cemeteries Where the Titans of American Art are Tucked Away: This Journey Into the Unknown is Anything But Routine

SPRINGS, New York — Everyone knows about Andy Warhol’s gravesite — thanks to the late Pop master’s perpetual live cam from his final resting place in his hometown of Pittsburgh. But few are aware that the 20th century’s greatest abstract painter is buried beneath a boulder — in an off-the-beaten-path cemetery alongside other titans of American art. On …... | Read More

Secret Art Graves — Visiting the Cemeteries Where the Titans of American Art are Tucked Away: This Journey Into the Unknown is Anything But Routine

SPRINGS, New York — Everyone knows about Andy Warhol’s gravesite — thanks to the late Pop master’s perpetual live cam from his final resting place in his hometown of Pittsburgh. But few are aware that the 20th century’s greatest abstract painter is buried beneath a boulder — in an off-the-beaten-path cemetery alongside other titans of American art. On …... | Read More

Literary Hoax, ‘The Most Underappreciated Genre In History’

Counterfeits such as James Macpherson’s Fragments of Ancient Poetry and Clifford Irving’s Autobiography of Howard Hughes “incubate the circumstances of their composition, weaponizing the prevailing nostalgias and channeling the anxieties of their era while providing a window into the hearts of their author. They are, in other words, literature.”

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Syson Siphoned: Met’s Departing Department Chair to Direct Fitzwilliam; 2 Future Stars Emerge

Luke Syson, who in 2012 came to the Metropolitan Museum from the National Gallery, London, becoming the Met’s chairman of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts in 2014, is now poised to join the wave of high-level departures from our country’s preeminent museum.

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Catching Up, As Always: Recent Listening In Brief

Randy Waldman, Superheroes (BFM Jazz)
Kate McGarry, The Subject Tonight Is Love (Binxtown Records)

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Knight Foundation Pledges $20 Million to Detroit Arts Orgs

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation will invest $20 million into arts organizations in Detroit over the next five years, the Detroit Free Press reports. “Great art, tough art, challenging art helps to tell a great city’s own story. Nowhere is this more true that today’s Detroit,” says Alberto Ibarguen, president of the Knight Foundation. “This […]... | Read More

Venice Museums Reopen After Flooding

Venice Musuems have reopened after severe flooding caused closures across the city.  The city’s floods, caused by a weekend storm, saw an exceptional high tide that left 75% of the city underneath several feet of water. Read more at Art Newspaper... | Read More
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