[Author: Kjell Varvin]
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The Showrunner For 'Power' Says Every Character Is Based On Her (And Shakespeare)

"What are some references you’ve used to frame the storytelling on the show and move the characters and narratives forward? "A lot of Shakespeare. I’ve used Richard III because he’s ruthless in getting what he wants and then ghosts of the people he killed start haunting him."
Tags: Art, Media, Shakespeare, Richard III, 06.23.17

Haus am Horn by Georg Muche

In 1919, at a time in which Germany was still in upheaval over its defeat in the First World War (and compounded by the loss of its monarchy), the Academy of Fine Arts and School of Applied Arts in Weimar, Germany, were combined to form the first Bauhaus. Its stated goal was to erase the separation that had developed between artists and craftsmen, combining the talents of both occupations in order to achieve a unified architectonic feeling which they believed had been lost in the divid...
Tags: Icons, Design, Germany, Horn, Weimar Germany, Architecture Icons, Georg Muche, Academy of Fine Arts and School of Applied Arts, Adolf Meyer, Muche, Horn Am Horn

A Light Show on The Empire State Building Gets Synced to the Dead’s Live Performance of “Touch of Grey” (6/24/2017)

Some of my favorite things come together... Last night, Dead & Company played a huge show at Citi Field in New York City. And when they performed "Touch of Grey" during their encore, a light show on the Empire State Building got underway, completely synchronized with the song. According to Jam Band, the lights were "controlled by veteran lighting designer Marc Brickman, who has worked on tour with Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney, Hans Zimmer and many more." Enjoy the visual display above. And...
Tags: Google, Art, Music, College, New York City, Miles Davis, Grateful Dead, Citi Field, Grey, Empire State Building, Facebook Twitter, Dead Company, Jerry Garcia, Facebook and Twitter, Kesey, Marc Brickman

George Vicat Cole

Victorian era painter George Vicat Cole was the middle of three generations of painters; his father, George Cole, and his son, Rex Vicat Cole, were both painters of note. His daughter, Mary Blanch Cole, was also an artist, but I’ve been unable to find any information about her online. George Vicat Cole was noted for his English landscapes, mostly of the countryside in southeastern England, but also occasionally of London and its surrounds. Some of his paintings with figures can feel a bit arti...
Tags: Art, England, London, Gallery And Museum Art, George Cole, George Vicat Cole, Rex Vicat Cole, Mary Blanch Cole

An Entire Generation Missed Seeing Asian Americans On Their Screens

What (the heck?!) happened between The Joy Luck Club and the just-wrapped Crazy Rich Asians?
Tags: Art, Issues, Joy Luck Club, 06.24.17

Link About It: This Week's Picks: Role-reversing frogs sing, comfortable trips to Mars, a museum of failures and more in our look around the web

1. Art Basel's Best Instagram Moments If there's one thing we've all learned from art fair attendance, it's the unending opportunity for unique Instagram images one simply won't find elsewhere. With industry-leading Art Basel's 2017 Switzerland...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Photography, Space, Spacex, Science, Design, Sweden, Instagram, Animals, History, Harvard, Nature, Frogs, Museums, Libraries, Mars, Basel

Did The Producers And Writers Of The New Tupac Biopic Infringe On A Journalist's Made-Up Character?

The journalist, Kevin Powell, is suing based on many similarities to his work, including that of a character who in his seris of 1990s Vibe articles was a "composite character." In addition, he "argues that a bulk of the film appears to be based on his jailhouse interviews with [Tupac Shakur]."
Tags: Art, Media, Kevin Powell, 06.23.17

ListenUp: Vale Prodigy of Mobb Deep, a soulful tune from SG Lewis, new music by Fischerspooner and more in our musical round-up

Mobb Deep: Give Up The Goods Prodigy, one half of the legendary hip hop duo Mobb Deep, passed away this week at just 42 years old. Known for their brooding, sometimes eerie sound, Mobb Deep is widely considered one of New York's most influential hardcore...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Music, New York, Design, Hip-hop, Rip, Listen_up, Musicvideos, Electronic, Fischerspooner, Newmusic, Mobb Deep, Synthpop, Coversongs, Mobbdeep, Thetechnicolors, Thestrokes

Veuve Cliquot joins the 'champagne on ice'...

Veuve Cliquot joins the 'champagne on ice' trend (they are blended to be extra sweet and perfect when iced) with Veuve Cliquot RICH and RICH Rosé. (Want more? See and [Author: submitted]
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Daily Design Inspiration

Daily Design Inspiration AoiroStudio Jun 24, 2017 Part of the Daily Design Inspiration series that started it all on Abduzeedo. This is where you'll find the most interesting things/finds/work curated by one of us to simply inspire your day. Furthermore, it's an opportunity to feature work from more designers, photographers, and artists in general that we haven't had the chance to write or feature about in the past. For this Daily we are selecting art ...
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Portrait of the Artist as an Explorer Searching for Intelligent Life in the Nation's Capital

Portrait of the Artist as an Explorer Searching for Intelligent Life in the Nation's Capital30" x 20", oilFigurative Gallery [Author: Bill Guffey]
Tags: Art, Portrait, Oil, Political, Abstract, 30 X 20, Bill Guffey

Buffalo's Albright-Knox Museum To Reconfigure, Expand, And 'Become One With The Park'

There are several phases of construction planned, but "perhaps the most striking feature of the planned expansion is the creation of a vast, light-filled entry hall where the current courtyard and Bunshaft galleries exist. Renderings show the space as a glass-walled public plaza with an elevated walkway providing access to the existing auditorium on the […]
Tags: Art, Visual, Albright Knox, 06.21.17, Bunshaft

Interviews: Camille A. Brown Tramples Stereotypes in Kirsten Childs's New Musical

The choreographer takes on racism, sexism, and more in Bella: An American Tall Tale as she looks ahead to Broadway.
Tags: Theatre, Bella, Camille, Kirsten Childs

The Era Of Super Festivals May Be Ending, With Niche Music Events Springing (Back) Up

The super-festival arena may be oversaturated now, considering the collapse of two recent supposed new fests. One promoter says: "We want to under-promise and over-deliver. I don't feel like any promoter today should ever feel like 'I've got this.'"
Tags: Art, Music, 06.23.17

Why Bong Joon Ho's New Girl-And-Her-Six-Ton-Pig Flick Isn't With A Studio, But With Netflix

Why Netflix? Well, "plot points include a pignapping, Mija’s desperate pursuit, a bumbling Animal Liberation Front troop, an insecure corporate villainess (played with pitch-perfect iciness by Ms. Swinton) and a foray into the grisly mechanics of factory farming." The last bit is where studios drew the line.
Tags: Art, Media, Netflix, Swinton, Bong Joon Ho, Animal Liberation Front, 06.23.17

High Waisted Pants

Creative jumpsuit designed by Viktor & Rolf looks like high waisted pants. Strapless jumpsuit with top belt for eye-catching high waist pants look. Also check out: Picnic Pants and Keyboard Pants
Tags: Design, Inspiration, Viktor Rolf


Bought this great little pencil bag at the Blick Art Supply Store in Savannah last month.   And wet a 1/4 sheet of watercolor paper and then dropped in alcohol inks.  Just for fun. [Author: RH Carpenter]
Tags: Art, Savannah, Rh Carpenter

20170624a for TOBIAS on his Birthday

[Author: Kjell Varvin]
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Galleries Are Exploring New Models - And New Kinds Of Sites - To Break The Mold And Succeed

Many gallerists believe "the future of the mid-tier gallery is seasonal, project-based or off the beaten path."
Tags: Art, Visual, 06.23.17

Review: Afterglow

A new play about polyamory takes on the complications that can arise with three men and a baby.
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Steven Harrington x IKEA - plates, cups, trays,...

Steven Harrington x IKEA - plates, cups, trays, duvets, and more with his signature fun characters and illustrations. (Want more? See and [Author: submitted]
Tags: Design, Ikea, Submitted, Steven Harrington

The Walker Mounts A Show Of Jimmie Durham's Art To A Lot More Criticism From Native American Communities

Cherokee artist America Meredith says the problem is that Durham has no documented links to actually being Cherokee, and yet, "Art historians have really latched onto him. And he represents us. He's occupying a space. He's written more about than any actual Cherokee artist in the literature."
Tags: Art, Durham, Visual, Jimmie Durham, 06.23.17, America Meredith

Interviews: Director Anne Kauffman Makes It to Broadway, but Not the Way She First Imagined

The acclaimed downtown director is poised to bring her unique sensibility uptown with a big summer of major shows.
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Anne Kauffman

m/f people is a new minimal unisex lifestyle...

m/f people is a new minimal unisex lifestyle store from Greg Alterman (behind Alternative Apparel and Juice Served Here) currently selling unisex fashion, and skin/body care and expanding into much more. (Want more? See and [Author: submitted]
Tags: Design, Submitted, Greg Alterman, Alternative Apparel and Juice Served Here

Hans Breder, Mentor Of Ana Mendieta And Charles Ray, Leader Of 'Intermedia' Art, Has Died At 81

Breder left New York to take a faculty position at the University of Iowa in 1966, and he soon established the first interdisciplinary art focus in the country. "Increasingly drawn to conceptual art and the radical political performance art being practiced by the Viennese Actionists, he asked permission to create a program that would embrace […]
Tags: Art, New York, People, Intermedia, University of Iowa, Charles Ray, 06.23.17, Breder, Hans Breder Mentor Of Ana Mendieta

The World Might Be Going To Hell In A Handbasket, But These Designers Are Trying To Make It Look Pretty

For instance, at the London Design Biennale, "Guatemala, which ties for sixth place in the Global Emotions Report, will show an installation about the community action taking place in Santa Catarina Palopó. This town on the volcanic shores of Lake Atitlán is reinventing itself as a kind of conceptual art, using the paintbrush to boost […]
Tags: Art, Ideas, Lake Atitlan, Santa Catarina Palopó, 06.23.17, London Design Biennale Guatemala

Conjuring The Ghost Of Leonard Bernstein At The Dakota

Yes, this is a real thing that happens. Larry and Toby Milstein are the 20-something children of the (very wealthy) people who live in the apartment where Bernstein used to live. "Inspired by the many artists who have called the Dakota home, and spurred by their own substantial arts philanthropy, these millennial billion-heirs have taken […]
Tags: Art, Ideas, Bernstein, Larry, Dakota, Leonard Bernstein, 06.24.17, Toby Milstein

The Structure - And Meaning - Of 'The Sleeping Beauty' Ballet

The story is purely about royal succession, which you'd think wouldn't appeal to Americans. (And indeed, the ballet used to be reserved for touring European companies.) But there's more: "The fairy godmothers whom the monarchs invite to the heiress Aurora’s christening in the Prologue take the drama into a new, larger dimension: pure classicism. They […]
Tags: Art, Dance, Aurora, 06.23.17

Philippe Auguin Is Leaving The Washington National Opera, But What Does It Mean When A Music Director Leaves?

Anne Midgette: "It’s important not to cling too tightly to tradition, but it remains unclear exactly what vision WNO, under Zambello, is offering to replace it."
Tags: Art, Music, Washington, Anne Midgette, Philippe Auguin, Zambello, 06.23.17

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