National Art News

Picasso’s Grandson Shares Thousands Of Intimate Family Photos With The World

Arts Journal - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 8:30am

“Apart from images such as Picasso playing with his dogs, there are countless portraits of the women in his life, including his first wife, Olga, and his celebrated mistress, Dora Maar.”

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A Big-Name Editor Leaves Amazon Publishing For The Traditional Publishing World, Dealing A Blow

Arts Journal - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 8:00am

“His defection comes as Amazon is struggling to maintain its standing with writers and agents as hostile pricing negotiations drag on with the publisher Hachette, and a growing group of prominent authors are lobbying the Justice Department to investigate Amazon for antitrust violations.”

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The Final Party For Amazon’s New York Literary Editor Speaks Volumes

Arts Journal - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 7:59am

“All the thriving genre imprints are out in Seattle.”

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The Gallery In The Button Shop

Arts Journal - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 7:30am

“Artists also seem attracted to the button-shop concept: That an industrial workshop could house art, and that an aspiring gallerist works side-by-side with her father. The artists who display their work with Ms. Li see the space as a rare opportunity, to show artwork in a heavily trafficked neighborhood and in a shop with a unique sense of New York City’s history.”

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The Frick Museum Expansion Is In Trouble – Because Of The Garden

Arts Journal - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 7:00am

“Ian Wardropper, the museum’s director, said that while the museum spoke of Page’s garden as permanent in a 1973 statement to the landmarks commission, the word was used in terms of the ‘foreseeable minimal needs of the collection.'”

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In The UK, A Sponsor Pulls Out, And Poof! No More Radio Awards

Arts Journal - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 6:30am

The Radio Academy Awards – for decades formerly, the Sony Awards – won’t happen, but the Academy says it plans “to create a new event to ‘celebrate and reflect the radio industry in a dynamic and modern way’ for the digital age.”

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Books Are Dying! Except That PBS Is Streaming Live Coverage Of The Miami Book Fair

Arts Journal - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 6:00am

Yes. Three days of live-streamed book fair: “Jeffrey Brown, culture correspondent of ‘PBS NewsHour,’ and the author Kelly Corrigan will host, jumping from any one of the dozen-plus simultaneous live events to taped interviews and conversations in the studio.”

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When The Wall Street Journal Tells You You’re The Voice Of American Muslims In The Theatre …

Arts Journal - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 5:30am

“I think the alleged proposition is you are going to go see my work and learn something about ‘those’ people. And a lot of times people come away thinking, ‘Actually, I’m illuminated about myself.'”

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Yes, Of Course There’s A Tumblr For Art In The Background At Movies

Arts Journal - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 5:00am

“Just think about it: most of the pieces of art are on screen for less than a second, yet each one had to be carefully selected or commissioned from scratch. It’s all a day’s work for under-praised production designers.”

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Piecing Together A Smashed Renaissance Masterwork

Arts Journal - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 4:30am

“Adam’s plywood pedestal had buckled. ‘The head had come off,’ Mr. Soultanian said. ‘There were 28 recognizable pieces and hundreds of smaller fragments,’ he added, and skid marks on the torso where it slid across the patio floor.”

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How The Met’s Chorus Recently Became A Vital Part Of The Opera Again

Arts Journal - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 11:05am

“‘What’s palpably different is that the commitment and the vitality of the group have been ignited again, and it functions very, very thrillingly,’ James Levine, the Met’s music director, said.”

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Disney Has Made Fairy Tales Much Less Scary – But Authors And Illustrators Are Taking Them Back

Arts Journal - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 10:45am

“I also find Hans Christian Anderson himself fascinating, because he’s such an unworked out man. He was dyslexic, he was gay, he had a big chip on his shoulder, he was extraordinary and very visual – and he did something with fairy tales that was completely different.”

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When A Blockbuster Movie Deals In The Space-Time Continuum, The Science Can Get A Little Wacky

Arts Journal - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 10:00am

“‘Most people would agree that a person who jumps into a black hole is doomed,’ says Columbia University cosmologist and best-selling author Brian Greene, ‘but if the black hole is big enough, you wouldn’t get spaghettified right away.'”

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West End Avoids Strikes As Pay Deal Reached (For Now)

Arts Journal - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 9:15am

“The meeting went on into the early hours of the morning, but both organisations finally agreed on a deal that will run for 36 months.”

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What Will Happen To L.A.’s Marionette Theatre When A New Development Builds Around It?

Arts Journal - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 9:15am

“‘We plan on using some area with puppetry as its theme,’ said Albert, whose resume includes mixed-use apartment complexes throughout Los Angeles. ‘There may be an area where people who want puppet shows can carry on that tradition.'”

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Which Creative Teams Produce More Dystopian Fiction – Hollywood, Or Political Ad-makers?

Arts Journal - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 9:00am

“Predictably, the most watched negative ads of today borrow popular tropes and visual cues from mass market fiction; witness the hazmat-and-corpse heavy spot (shades of Outbreak, Walking Dead) about how Republican budget cuts will get you killed by Ebola, which has collected hundreds of thousands of YouTube views.”

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Despite The Terrible Art World And The Horrors Of War, Art Still Offers Hope

Arts Journal - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 8:45am

Peter Seibt: “War is not peace and the price of something is not the value. In short, the market is not the art. Cynicism is not creation. But we are not at all rendered helpless by this billion-dollar industry. Instead we created a radical art project. This has brought us great joy in the making and the sharing of art.”

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How Amazon Ended Up As Literary Enemy No. 1 (And What Happens Next)

Arts Journal - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 8:35am

“It wasn’t always this way. When Amazon first appeared, in the mid-90s, mailing books out of the Seattle garage of its founder, Jeff Bezos, it was greeted with enthusiasm. The company seemed like a useful counterweight to the big bookstore chains that had come to dominate the book-retailing landscape.”

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When Richard Avedon Photographed The Fall Of The Berlin Wall

Arts Journal - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 8:15am

“A thousand years from now when history textbooks will allocate to the Cold War a mere couple of paragraphs, the text should be illustrated by one Berlin Wall photograph. For by seizing this singular moment in history, Richard Avedon exposed in the faces of his subjects the stress and the pain behind the wall and the related historical events.”

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