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In financial stress from the pandemic, "Museums Sell Picasso and Warhol, Embrace Diversity to Survive."

Bloomberg reports.Museums are not only selling works long off the market but acquiring pieces by female, Black and Latino artists, and -- they hope -- gaining new visitors who will see themselves reflected in the hushed halls.... This week at Christie’s, Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, New York, sold its sole Jackson Pollock painting for $13 million and Springfield Museums in Massachusetts offloaded a Picasso for $4.4 million.... “Museums have amazing power,” [said Adam Levine, the new leader...
Tags: Art, Maryland, Law, Massachusetts, Bloomberg, Museums, Commerce, Warhol, Baltimore, Adam Levine, Black, Jackson Pollock, Andy, Toledo Museum Of Art, Brice Marden, Levine


Purrfect match: cats and their human doubles

We all know someone who looks like their dog, but what about our feline friends? Photographer Gerrard Gethings set out to match moggies with their lookalikes – with uncanny results. By Kathryn BromwichIf you’ve spent much time on the internet over the past decade, chances are you’ve seen some cats on there. Cats chasing their own tails. Cats attempting ill-judged jumps from one piece of furniture to another. Or, in the case of Gerrard Gethings, a cat who looked exactly like the actor David Schwi...
Tags: Art, Photography, Toys, London, Cats, Animals, Pets, Life and style, Culture, Art and design, David Schwimmer, Schwimmer, Gerrard Gethings, Kathryn BromwichIf


City Living

"By and large working artists seek privacy and anonymity. But they also require exposure to all sides of life. These two benefits are available jointly only in the city. For artists solitude is not a vacuum, empty and meaningless. Isolating oneself in the country is contrary to experiencing and feeling the realities of the human condition, as beautiful as the country might be. Though it sounds contradictory, isolation in the midst of hyperactivity paradoxically means a chance to create one's own...
Tags: Art, Creativity, Cities, Jazz, Solitude, Stefan Kac, Robert PerineChouinard



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