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    Artists Draw on Facebook to Connect or Sell Their Work

    Artists Draw on Facebook to Connect or Sell Their Work
    El Mac's graffiti art -- spray-painted on walls across the globe -- sometimes stretches multiple stories high and half a city block long. His larger-than-life portraits are inspired by Mexican and Chicano art, religious iconography, local personalities in the neighborhoods where he paints, and the classical artists he has studied since childhood, such as Vermeer and Caravaggio. But on Facebook, his ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Sketchy intelligence: Artist unveils study of MI6

    Sketchy intelligence: Artist unveils study of MI6
    LONDON - Spies complain that intelligence is often sketchy - and here's the proof. Artist James Hart Dyke on Monday unveiled a series of paintings and drawings he created during a year embedded with Britain's MI6 intelligence agency - an uncharacteristic act of openness for the secretive organization. Hart Dyke, who has accompanied Prince Charles on royal tours and served as ...
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    Budget Woes Cause University to Sell Jackson Pollock?

    Budget Woes Cause University to Sell Jackson Pollock?
    Bringing in revenue is a top priority for cash-strapped state colleges these days, but should schools be selling their art collections in order to balance the budget? That's the money-making scheme being proposed by one of Iowa's Republican lawmakers and it's causing major controversy on campus. State Representative Scott Raecker has introduced a bill in the state legislature to sell off ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rate This
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    Male Model Behind Mona Lisa, Experts Claim

    Male Model Behind Mona Lisa, Experts Claim
    ROME - A male apprentice, longtime companion and possible lover of Leonardo da Vinci was the main influence and a model for the "Mona Lisa" painting, an Italian researcher said Wednesday. But the researcher, Silvano Vinceti, said the portrait also represents a synthesis of Leonardo's scientific, artistic and philosophical beliefs. Because the artist worked on it at various intervals for many ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Google Launches Art Project for Museums Worldwide

    Google Launches Art Project for Museums Worldwide
    Not every art lover has the capital to travel around the globe and take in the top museums. Luckily, Google has used its "Big Brother" powers for good with the Google Art Project, which is like Google Street View for museums. Today, on Google's blog, Amit Sood announced the launch of the Art Project, which features 17 art museums, including The ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Bank of America Launches 14th Season of Museums on Us®

    Bank of America Launches 14th Season of Museums on Us®
    Bank of America today announced the 14th season of its national Museums on Us program which will now include 150 of the nation's finest arts, cultural and educational institutions. Designed to increase access to the arts across the nation, the program offers Bank of America and Merrill Lynch debit and/or credit cardholders the opportunity to visit these popular cultural landmarks, free ...
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    6 Hilarious Zingers from the Balloon-Dog Suit Filed Against Jeff Koons

    6 Hilarious Zingers from the Balloon-Dog Suit Filed Against Jeff Koons
    SAN FRANCISCO— Today, blue-chip artist Jeff Koons turns 56, which has got to be tough for someone whose work is so obsessed with youth and youthful beauty. Compounding any distress the artist might feel at being a mid-quinquagenarian, yesterday, the San Francisco bookstore and art gallery Park Life tried to head off a lawsuit from Koons by filing a federal complaint ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    The Craziest Art Heists of 2010

    It’s not easy to steal great works of art that are usually heavily guarded, but thieves in 2010 made it look easy. Over $750 million in art thefts happened this year around the world, an impressive number by any means. Why did so much art get stolen this year? The most common reason for the heists seemed to be a serious ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Art is Having a Senior Moment

    Art is Having a Senior Moment
    ANTIQUES are the newest thing in the art world. Not ancient objects. Ancient people. Last week, 98-year-old abstract expressionist Abraham Yurberg opened his first show in more than four decades at a swank uptown gallery. At a plucky 90, Len Ferrari has a solo exhibition at the Midtown gallery Haunch of Venison opening later this month. New Yorker Carmen Herrera, now ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Italian Researcher Finds Symbols in 'Mona Lisa'

    Italian Researcher Finds Symbols in 'Mona Lisa'
    ROME - Forget her smile. An Italian researcher says the key to solving the enigmas of "Mona Lisa'" lies in her eyes. Silvano Vinceti claims he has found the letter "S" in the woman's left eye, the letter "L" in her right eye, and the number "72" under the arched bridge in the backdrop of Leonardo da Vinci's famous painting. According ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Nation's First Gay Museum Opens Doors in San Francisco

    Nation's First Gay Museum Opens Doors in San Francisco
    The first gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender history museum in the United States is opening its doors to the public in San Francisco. The GLBT History Museum, which is only the second museum of its type in the world after a similar establishment opened in Germany, includes items ranging from sex toys to an exhibit on Harvey Milk, whose election to ...
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    Egypt Threatens to Reclaim Cleopatra's Needle from Central Park

    Egypt Threatens to Reclaim Cleopatra's Needle from Central Park
    CAIRO— Zahi Hawass, the ubiquitous, media-savvy Egyptian antiquities director whose blockbuster King Tut exhibition just finished its United States tour over the weekend, cannot be accused of resting on his laurels. After having convinced the Metropolitan Museum of Art to return 19 small artifacts that he said were taken illegally from Egypt, he's now turning his sights to bigger game in ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Picasso's Electrician to Inherit More Picassos from a Cousin

    Picasso's Electrician to Inherit More Picassos from a Cousin
    MOUANS-SARTOUX, France— As a French art crime squad continues to investigate the provenance of the 271 works by Picasso that Pierre Le Guennec, the artist's former electrician, has claimed were gifts, another trove of Picassos has also made the news. The artist is said to have given several works to his chauffeur, Maurice Bresnu, who in 1991 bequeathed the collection to ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Truckload of $6.5 Million of Art By Picasso and Others Stolen

    Truckload of $6.5 Million of Art By Picasso and Others Stolen
    MADRID— A truck ferrying 28 artworks worth $6.5 million that included pieces by Picasso, Fernando Botero, and Spanish sculptor Eduardo Chillada was stolen over the weekend from a warehouse in the Spanish town of Getafe, just south of Madrid. Footage from security cameras shows three hooded men making off with the vehicle, the keys to which had been left inside the ...
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    271 Never-Before-Seen Picasso Works Unearthed

    271 Never-Before-Seen Picasso Works Unearthed
    PARIS – Pablo Picasso almost never stopped creating, leaving thousands of drawings, paintings and sculptures that lure crowds to museums and mansions worldwide. Now, a retired electrician says that 271 of the master's creations have been sitting for decades in his garage. Picasso's heirs are claiming theft, the art world is savoring what appears to be an authentic find, and the ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    David Hockney's IPad Flowers Bloom in Paris

    David Hockney's IPad Flowers Bloom in Paris
    PARIS— David Hockney has long been among the most vociferous proponents of the iPad, using it to compose daily pictures of fleurs fraîches or fresh flowers that zoomed through cyberspace and into the inboxes of his friends. Until recently, however, these digital drawings were available only for the private enjoyment of a select few. Now, a longstanding friendship with Pierre Bergé ...
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    Authorities Crack Forgery Ring that Infiltrated Museums Worldwide

    Authorities Crack Forgery Ring that Infiltrated Museums Worldwide
    COLOGNE, Germany— With the recent arrest of Wolfgang and Helene Beltracchi, prosecutors in Cologne believe they have broken up a forgery ring of breathtaking skill and duplicity. The couple is accused of forging as many as 35 Expressionist paintings that made their way to London and Paris, with the total sum of the damages estimated at over €15 million ($21 million). ...
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    Google CEO to Launch Online Art Sales Site Art.sy

    Google CEO to Launch Online Art Sales Site Art.sy
    NEW YORK— Having covered the physical world with an art empire encompassing 10 galleries around the globe, Larry Gagosian has taken the next logical step — he's gone virtual, teaming with Google CEO Eric Schmidt, Russian heiress Dasha Zhukova, Wendi Murdoch (wife of Rupert), and others to roll out a personalized online fine-art emporium. Called Art.sy, the brand new company was ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Turning Your Bike Into a Paintbrush

    When the Brooklyn-based designers Pepin Gelardi and Teresa Herrmann entered a competition to design a bike accessory that would draw new cyclists, they began by examining the reasons people avoided riding. “The number one barrier to entry was that people felt unsafe and outnumbered by cars,” Gelardi says. “We wanted to create a device that proved to potential cyclists that ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +2
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    Slow Art: Stunning Pencil Sculptures Take Years to Complete

    Brazilian born, Connecticut based carpenter and artist Dalton Ghetti sculpts pencil tips into tiny works of art. Pieces usually take months to complete, some as long as two and a half years. Even so Ghetti says he has never sold his work and calls it a hobby. "When I tell people how long it takes, that’s when they don’t believe ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +1

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