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February 11, 2014

German officials discover more paintings stolen by Nazi-era art dealer

  • 1,406 pieces of art from some of the world’s greatest painters were recovered from the Munich apartment of Cornelius Gurlitt, son of Nazi-era art dealer Hildebrand Gurlitt, after a raid by German police back in 2012. Since recovering the works, authorities have confirmed that 380 of the paintings were confiscated by the Nazis, and that number could increase as investigations of each piece continue.. 
  • 60 more paintings were recovered from Gurlitt’s second home, including works by Picasso, Monet and Renoir, leading to calls for more transparency from the German government as it continues cataloging the hundreds of paintings discovered in the last two years. Officials say a preliminary investigation of the new collection has not revealed any works confirmed stolen by the Nazis, but Gurlitt’s lawyer says his client is willing to discuss returns and/or compensation with those who believe they have a claim to one or more of the paintings. source
15:18 // 2 months ago
December 17, 2013

Looks like George Zimmerman has some new career aspirations

  • $100K or more is likely to be the final price for the first painting to be sold by America’s favorite Floridian, George Zimmerman. With just over three days remaining before the auction is closed, the latest offer has the painting valued at $99,966.00. and 98 bids have been placed since Zimmerman’s painting was listed on eBay yesterday morning. source
14:42 // 4 months ago
November 3, 2013
19:32 // 5 months ago
September 22, 2013

In a beautiful tribute to September 11th, NYC Ballet released a short film of their piece NEW BEGINNINGS on September 12th of this year. It was taped at “sunrise on the 57th floor of 4WTC in lower Manhattan,” NYC Ballet shares. “It is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit, and a tribute to the future of the city that New York City Ballet calls home,” they say. 

The company states the piece is of Christopher Wheeldon’s ‘After the Rain.’ They also share their story of their September 11th experience, which you can read in their video bio. Really though, just stop everything and watch this. 

11:00 // 6 months ago
September 16, 2013

bobbycaputo:

Australian Designer Luke Duggan has created this stunning series of photo-manipulations entitled “Uneven Playing Fields”

Try playing on those fields. I’d like to see it happen. 

10:37 // 7 months ago
June 4, 2013
Artists often possess the skills and temperament that business leaders regularly say are in short supply: creativity, resiliency, flexibility, high tolerance for risk and ambiguity, as well as the courage to fail.

Why art school may be the new business school (via fastcompany)

Short supply indeed….

(via wingtipsandloafers)

Art majors, see yourself heading towards the business world?

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12:14 // 10 months ago
April 15, 2013
People are surprised. Of course, some people are surprised I can even read.
Former president George W. Bush • Commenting on the general public’s interesting in his paintings during a new interview published by the Dallas Morning News. (h/t The Hill) source
14:53 // 1 year ago
December 24, 2012
So, because this Swedish dude is clever or something, he painted a photorealistic picture of himself and submitted it as his driver’s license photo. It was accepted.

So, because this Swedish dude is clever or something, he painted a photorealistic picture of himself and submitted it as his driver’s license photo. It was accepted.

11:03 // 1 year ago
November 3, 2012
millionpuppetmarch:

Here’s the official Million Puppet March route map! See you in DC on 11/3

So this is apparently happening right now.

millionpuppetmarch:

Here’s the official Million Puppet March route map! See you in DC on 11/3

So this is apparently happening right now.

13:21 // 1 year ago
August 24, 2012
kqedscience:

UC Berkeley Botanical Garden art work attracts right-wing attacks
“The right-wing attacks focused on the use of materials from Solyndra to create an artwork, leading the House committee, for example, to claim that SOL Grotto had become the world’s most expensive work of art. Greg Gutfeld on Fox News — a Cal grad — sputtered with rage at the art: “Our loss is someone else’s hip, pretentious art.” He suggested someone should take a sledgehammer to the work and call it performance art, before adding, “I’m kidding, of course that would be wrong.”
“We were totally taken by surprise,” said Paul Licht, Director of the Botanical Garden. “We weren’t making any political statements. It’s an attempt to create news.” 

If anything, we should be happy that the usual suspects had something to talk about on their programs other than actual issues.

kqedscience:

UC Berkeley Botanical Garden art work attracts right-wing attacks

The right-wing attacks focused on the use of materials from Solyndra to create an artwork, leading the House committee, for example, to claim that SOL Grotto had become the world’s most expensive work of art. Greg Gutfeld on Fox News — a Cal grad — sputtered with rage at the art: “Our loss is someone else’s hip, pretentious art.” He suggested someone should take a sledgehammer to the work and call it performance art, before adding, “I’m kidding, of course that would be wrong.”

“We were totally taken by surprise,” said Paul Licht, Director of the Botanical Garden. “We weren’t making any political statements. It’s an attempt to create news.” 

If anything, we should be happy that the usual suspects had something to talk about on their programs other than actual issues.

(via genericlatino)

9:31 // 1 year ago