Archive for July, 2019

Unknown John Steinbeck Short Story Discovered

“The author … lived in Paris in the mid-1950s, where he wrote a weekly column for the French daily Le Figaro called ‘One American in Paris’. One of his pieces took the form of a short story, ‘Les Puces sympathiques‘. Published in French on 31 July 1954, … [it’s being published] in English this week [in The Strand magazine] as ‘The Amiable... | Read More

It’s Easy To Get Depressed About The World Ending (Climate Change And All). But Enter The Extremophiles…

Extremophiles tell us that everything we think we know about the fragility of life is wrong. Life is indeed extraordinary, not to mention precious and deserving of reverence – but not in any sense miraculous. – Aeon

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Better Stunts & Actors, Just As Derivative: ‘Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw’

The "genial flexfest" of a spinoff is the "most agreeable" of the franchise, which once again slickly repackages set pieces from other, better, more innovative action films.

(Image credit: Daniel Smith/Universal)

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Whitney Museum Promotes Curators Jane Panetta and David Breslin

Breslin will be the museum's first director of curatorial initiatives, and Panetta will take up his current post as director of the collection. Read More

The post Whitney Museum Promotes Curators Jane Panetta and David Breslin appeared first on ARTnews.

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Portugal Seizes Artwoks from Billionaire Over Unpaid Debt

Portugal has seized a trove of contemporary artworks, including pieces by Joan Miró and Piet Mondrian, from businessman José Berardo, who offered the works as collateral for a debt which totalled nearly €1bn (£920m). Read more at The Guardian... | Read More

Art Dealer Gets 12 Years for Fraud Over Art Sales

British art dealer Timothy Sammons has been sentenced to 12 years in jail for defrauding his clients over sales of masterpieces by Pablo Picasso and Marc Chagall. “When brokering the sales of high-priced, one-of-a-kind paintings, Timothy Sammons had lying, scamming, and stealing down to a fine art,” said Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance  after the sentencing at New […]... | Read More

Sculptor Neil Estern, Known For Realistic Public Monuments, Dead At 93

“[He] created sculptures of some of the nation’s leading public figures, works that can be seen today in major cities … He [always] maintained his commitment to verisimilitude, whether depicting a charismatic President Franklin D. Roosevelt or an effervescent Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia of New York.” – The New York Times

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London Gallerist Karsten Schubert Has Died

London-based dealer, publisher and art world veteran Karsten Schubert has died, aged 57.  The dealer was instrumental in the advancement of the YBA movement. “At the time of his death, Karsten Schubert continued to nurture a roster of important artists—Rose English, Tess Jaray, Ann-Marie James and Alison Wilding—at the company’s current space on Lexington Street, Soho,” […]... | Read More

Final Season Of ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Feels Just As Vital As The 1st

Set in an immigration detention center, the seventh season of the Netflix series continues to take the plight of poor and minority women seriously — and it does so with a surprising amount of humor.

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Pink Seesaws That Straddle The US/Mexico Border Fence

In an Instagram post that has received tens of thousands of likes, children and adults can be seen playing and interacting on both sides of the fence using the seesaws, which provide “a literal fulcrum” between the countries. – The Guardian

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