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A billionaire hedge fund manager is surrendering $70 million worth of illegally smuggled antiquities. See photos of the relics, including a sculpture that was loaned to the Met.

One of the artifacts surrendered by billionaire hedge fund manager Michael Steinhardt, the Ercolano Fresco, which was looted in 1995 from a Roman villa in the ruins of Herculaneum. Today the Fresco is valued at $1 million.New York District Attorney's Office Billionaire hedge fund manager Michael Steinhardt must return a collection of 180 stolen antiquities. The items are valued at $70 million and smuggled out of 11 countries by 12 criminal networks. A global team of 60 investigators worke...
Tags: Art, New York, News, Finance, Islamic State, Iraq, Trends, Retail, Manhattan, Crete, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Cyrus Vance, Trafficking, Vance, Brendan McDermid Reuters, Steinhardt


Sondheim Fans Gather To Mourn, Together, At Piano Bars Across Manhattan

“It seemed important to hold a space for folks to feel whatever they needed to, to sing and cry and laugh and be with people who understood what a loss this was to those who love theater.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, Manhattan


True Crime: Manhattan’s Art Theft Police

The unit has impounded more than 3,600 antiquities, valued at some $200 million. They’ve raided art fairs on Park Avenue, and Christie’s in Rockefeller Center. They arrested a dealer at the five-star Mark Hotel and seized statues on display at the five-star Pierre. – The Atlantic
Tags: Art, Manhattan, Visual, Christie, Park Avenue


Pace University – Program Head of Musical Theater

Organization For more than 100 years, Pace University (Pace) has been preparing students to become leaders in their fields by providing an education that combines exceptional academics with professional experience and the New York advantage. Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County. A private metropolitan university, Pace enrolls nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in the College of Health Professions, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lub...
Tags: Art, New York, Jobs, New York City, United States, Manhattan, Bfa, Westchester, PPA, Westchester County, School of Arts and Sciences, Pace University Pace, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Charles H Dyson, Edward J Mortola, Pace School of Performing Arts PPA


An Introduction to the Chrysler Building, New York’s Art Deco Masterpiece, by John Malkovich (1994)

No old stuff for me, no bestial copyings of arches and columns and cornices. Me, I’m new.                — architect William Van Alen, designer of the Chrysler Building Many people claim the Chrysler Building as their favorite New York City edifice and actor John Malkovich is one such: It’s so crazy and vigorous in its execution, so breathtaking in its vision, so brilliantly eccentric. Malkovich, who’s not shy about taking potshots at the city’s “violence and filth” in the BBC documentar...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Design, Film, College, New York City, History, Bbc, Architecture, New York Times, Manhattan, John Malkovich, Chrysler, Detroit, Empire State Building, Art Deco


Google wants caterpillars, birds, and bees to attract the next generation of workers to its $2 billion 'biophilic' NYC office

COOKFOX Architects Google is expanding its New York City presence with the $2.1 billion purchase of St. John's Terminal. The 'biophilic' office has welcomed birds, bees, and a "resident praying mantis" to the space. Its green layout is all about the "recruitment and retention of talent," the office's architect told FT. Google is redefining office perks from nap pods to birds, bees, caterpillars, and a "resident praying mantis," according to a Tuesday report by the Financia...
Tags: Google, Real Estate, Design, Cook, News, Office, New York City, US, Careers, Trends, Architecture, Manhattan, Mountain View, John, Financial Times, St John


New face

I mentioned in this space the other day that “personal distractions” were among the things that had kept me from posting for three weeks. The main one is the fact that I have fallen in love.  The woman in question is Cheril Mulligan, a theater-and-film buff from and lifelong resident of Long Island. We became acquainted through Twitter, on which she tweets under a pseudonym, and “Three on the Aisle,” the theatrical podcast that I do with Peter Marks and Elisabeth Vincentelli. We got to k...
Tags: Art, Stephen Sondheim, Manhattan, Adam Driver, Long Island, Ajblogs, HILARY, Liv Tyler, Bill Evans, John Hiatt, Noah Baumbach, Joao Gilberto, Rio Bravo, Cheril, Peter Marks, Elisabeth Vincentelli


Cityscape East River NYC (9-20-2021)

A pair of NYPD patrol boats were stationed in the East River at the approach to the 59th Street Bridge. Each was fitted out with a manned, high-caliber machine gun. There was no boat traffic as there usually is — no barges going upriver, no tug boats churning heavy wakes behind them, no sail boats moving lazily with the current, no speedboats — all apparently prohibited due to the opening session of the U.N. located nearby on the Manhattan bank of the river. Many streets in the surrounding neig...
Tags: Art, Manhattan, Ajblogs, East River, Cityscape East River


Managing Director of Administration, Gibney

Gibney, a major force for dance and social justice in New York City, welcomes nominations and applications for the newly designed position of Managing Director of Administration, available in the Fall of 2021. The Organization http://www.gibneydance.org Founded by choreographer, entrepreneur, and activist Gina Gibney in 1991, Gibney is a dance company, a performing arts hub, and a social action incubator located in New York City. Gibney’s mission is to tap...
Tags: Art, New York, Jobs, Organization, New York City, Time, Broadway, Manhattan, Administration, Tribeca, Lower Manhattan, Gibney, Gina Gibney, Executive Leadership Team, New York City Gibney, Company of Artistic Associates


New Yorkers Turned To Poetry After The Towers Came Down

People sent poems to newspapers and posted poetry on bus shelters. “When we went into Manhattan to see the site where the Twin Towers had once stood, there were poems traced into the ash that covered everything.” – LitHub
Tags: Art, Manhattan, Words, 09.10.21


MGM is auctioning 11 Picasso works worth up to $104 million that were originally collected by former casino mogul Steve Wynn

Gallery assistants hold a portrait by Picasso depicting the artist's mistress Marie-Therese Walter that sold for $50 million in 2018. MGM Resorts will auction a second portrait of Walter in Las Vegas this fall. DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images MGM Resorts is auctioning 11 Picasso artworks worth up to $104 million, according to Bloomberg. The works were first collected by Steve Wynn, who then sold his business to MGM. MGM told the Journal that the resort is shifting toward moder...
Tags: Art, London, News, Entertainment, Casinos, Trends, Bloomberg, Auction, Manhattan, Las Vegas, Upper East Side, Wall Street Journal, MGM, Journal, Walter, Bellagio


Nach Waxman, Who Founded Manhattan’s Bookstore Of Culinary Knowledge, 84

Waxman founded Kitchen Arts & Letters in a former butcher shop in 1983, and for decades, he provided what he called “professional tools” for chefs, food writers, food and wine historians, and thousands of other culinary workers. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Manhattan, Waxman, Nach Waxman, 08.07.21, Kitchen Arts Letters


‘Writer Directory’ Offers More Than Information

Few books have come my way as generous and wise about writers and writing as this one. The title Writer Directory: A Book of Encounters takes as its model the phonebooks of long ago. But forget that. Remember this: The author, A. Robert Lee, is a British-born, globe-trotting, retired professor now living in Spain, whose heavy academic laurels disguise a common touch so light that reading him feels as charmed as floating on air. EyeCorner Press, 2019 His encounters with more than two ...
Tags: Art, UK, England, New York, Mexico, Berlin, America, San Francisco, Spain, University, Austria, United States, Ronald Reagan, Paris, Jimmy Carter, Oxford


Why The Pompidou Center Is Putting Its American Branch In Jersey City

“Free space and funding, mostly (and that 15-minute PATH [train] ride to Manhattan). In fact, the museum agreed to the four-story warehouse space sight unseen after a French cultural attaché visited the site once to seal the deal.” – Curbed
Tags: Art, Manhattan, Visual, Jersey City, 06.17.21


Choreographing The Social Distancing At Dance Parties

“SOCIAL! the social distance dance club advertised a COVID-conscious rave [in Manhattan] this spring, where people were free to let loose together in the Park Avenue Armory’s Drill Hall. David Byrne MC’d the evening’s festivities, but the real dance happened before the party. The choreography was as follows.” – The Brooklyn Rail
Tags: Art, Dance, Manhattan, 06.21, David Byrne MC


Garth Drabinsky’s Comeback Will Be Broadway’s First Fully New Musical Since COVID Arrived

The first production on Broadway that hadn’t been previously scheduled and postponed will be Paradise Square, a show about the origins of tap dance, set in the 19th-century Manhattan slum called Five Points and featuring songs by the pre-Civil War composer Stephen Foster, directed by Moisés Kaufman and choreographed by Bill T. Jones. Drabinsky, a three-time Tony-winning producer in the 1990s, has spent the past few years restarting his career after serving a prison sentence in Canada for fraud....
Tags: Art, Theatre, Canada, Broadway, Manhattan, Tony, Garth Drabinsky, Paradise Square, Stephen Foster, Moises Kaufman, 06.07.21, Bill T Jones Drabinsky


Tribeca Film Festival and Chanel Celebrate Art and New York City

The Tribeca Film Festival and Chanel have teamed to present Art Is New York/New York Is Art. The program invited more than 60 artists to contribute original sketches inspired by the relationship between art and New York City. The works will be posted on vacated storefronts throughout lower Manhattan. Contributing artists include Julian Schnabel, Kiki […]
Tags: Design, News, New York City, Festivals, Artists, Manhattan, Chanel, New York New York, Tribeca Film Festival, Julian Schnabel Kiki


How Lin-Manuel Miranda And Friends Made The Drama Book Shop New

From the 140-foot long sculpture of scripts and songbooks to replicas of armchairs from Hamilton, the Drama Book Shop in Manhattan will be reborn this week, from the ashes (and flood, pandemic, and rent hikes) of the old. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Theatre, Manhattan, Lin Manuel Miranda, 06.06.21, Hamilton the Drama Book Shop


Pompidou Center To Open First U.S. Branch In — Wait, Where?

Jersey City, NJ — which would, if not for the state boundary, be like Brooklyn, since it is directly across the Hudson River from lower Manhattan, to which Jersey City is connected by subway trains. (In fact, this new museum will be right smack next to a station for those trains, so there’s no excuse that it will be too hard to get to.) Assuming approval by the City Council, the Centre Pompidou x Jersey City is expected to open in 2024. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Visual, Jersey City, Hudson River, Jersey City NJ, 06.04.21, Centre Pompidou x Jersey City


Jerome Hellman, Producer Of Midnight Cowboy And Coming Home, 92

With barriers at every turn, from an anxious director who didn’t want to work with the leading actors to disastrous early scripts, no one expected Midnight Cowboy to get completed – or be a hit. Jerome Hellman “helped steer the project through crisis after crisis, fudging on cost estimates, fighting with recalcitrant collaborators and surreptitiously shooting scenes on the streets of Manhattan to produce a bold, barrier-breaking movie that in 1970 became the first and only X-rated film to win t...
Tags: Art, People, Manhattan, Jerome Hellman, 05.29.21


Performance Artist And Director Robbie McCauley Dead At 78

“[Her] résumé included reimagining classic American plays through diverse casting and a stint in the ensemble of Ntozake Shange’s groundbreaking 1976 Broadway show, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf. But she was best known for shows she wrote and performed at venues like the Kitchen in Manhattan and Franklin Furnace in Brooklyn, in which she used her family and personal stories to confront universal issues.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Brooklyn, Broadway, Manhattan, Ntozake Shange, 05.25.21, Robbie McCauley, Franklin Furnace


New York’s Drama Book Shop, Saved By ‘Hamilton’, Set To Reopen

“[The] quirky 104-year-old Manhattan specialty store that has long been a haven for aspiring artists as well as a purveyor of scripts, will reopen next month with a new location, a new look, and a new team of starry owners — the Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, as well as the show’s director, Thomas Kail, lead producer, Jeffrey Seller, and the theater owner James L. Nederlander,” who bought the store in 2019 after it lost its lease and closed. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, New York, Theatre, Manhattan, Hamilton, Lin Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, Jeffrey Seller, James L Nederlander, 05.19.21


Manhattan Gets A Cool New Little Island

Mega-mogul Barry Diller’s $260 million, 2.4-acre pet project and civic mitzvah, near 13th Street in Hudson River Park, is the architectural equivalent of a kitchen sink sundae, with a little bit of everything. Who knows what it will feel like when crowds arrive this weekend. I suspect they will be enormous. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Manhattan, Visual, Barry Diller, Hudson River Park, 13th Street, 05.20.21, New Little Island


The former chairman of Valentino just sold a Basquiat skull painting at auction for $93.1 million - $40 million more than it was expected to go for

A woman looks at Jean-Michel Basquiat's "In This Case" during a press preview on May 3, 2021 for a Christie's sale New York. TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images The cofounder of Valentino just sold a Basquiat painting at auction for $93.1 million, per Bloomberg. The 1983 painting, titled "In This Case," was expected to sell for around $50 million, Christie's auction house said. It's the second-most expensive Basquiat ever sold at auction; the priciest sold for $110.5 mill...
Tags: Art, Hong Kong, New York, News, Trends, Bloomberg, Paris, Retail, Manhattan, David Hockney, Picasso, Christie, Valentino, Gagosian, Architectural Digest, Jean Michel Basquiat


BMW Art Cars Exhibited

BMW art cars debuted today, using artificial intelligence (AI) software to generate new works of art. In conjunction with Frieze New York, the fair takes place in Manhattan from May 5 – 9, 2021. Frieze New York has works of art from over 60 galleries, mainly located in New York. A viewing room with over 160 […] The post BMW Art Cars Exhibited appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Art, New York, Design, Technology, Media, Germany, Advertising, Marketing, Events, Artificial Intelligence, Luxury, Manhattan, Autos, Bmw, Ai, Sales And Marketing


Zabar’s Painting by Borbay

I may live in Idaho, but New York City still courses through my veins. So, you can imagine my immense pleasure when I was commissioned to paint Zabar’s — an Upper West Side icon. I can still taste the coffee and black-and-white’s in my mind (and thanks to Goldbelly, literally)… Having spent thirteen years in …
Tags: Coffee, Art, Photography, Windows, New York City, Painting, Idaho, Commission, Broadway, Manhattan, Shakespeare, Upper West Side, Tudor, Contemporary Art, Painting Process, Borbay


Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater – Artistic Director, Ailey II

Founded in 1958 by the pioneering dancer, choreographer, and cultural leader Alvin Ailey, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT) has grown to become one of the world’s premier dance companies and the largest modern dance company in the country. OrganizationFounded in 1958 by the pioneering dancer, choreographer, and cultural leader Alvin Ailey, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT) has grown to become one of the world’s premier dance companies and the largest modern dance company in ...
Tags: Art, Jobs, New York City, United States, Manhattan, Foundation, Horton, Bennett, Alvin Ailey, Melanie, Thibodeau, Robert Battle, United States Senate, Ailey, Ailey II, Judith Jamison


Nobel Prize: Sweet!

Lucky in Manhattan to have a Japanese market nearby, and because I’m enticed by anything in a post-Pop package, I fell for Nobel’s Super Cola, three ounces for $3, a dozen or so globes of hot surprise. I told myself that I sprung for my candyphile boyfriend, but they were really for me. When artists such as Lichtenstein or Indiana (not Gary) are ripped off for the package, I grab it. – Jeff Weinstein
Tags: Art, Indiana, Manhattan, Ajblogs, Gary, Lichtenstein, 04.01.21, Super Cola


Cooper Union Says It Will Be Tuition-Free Again By 2029

The prestigious, competitive art/architecture/engineering school in Manhattan’s East Village charged no fees to students from its opening in 1859 until 2012, when an overambitious building program and bad management decisions led to financial disaster and free tuition was abolished, much to the fury of students, alumni, and others. There were worries that the pandemic would hamper the fundraising necessary to return to free tuition, but, says president Laura Sparks, “we landed right on budget.”...
Tags: Art, Manhattan, Issues, East Village, Cooper Union, Laura Sparks, 04.01.21


What Will Happen To NYC’s Thriving Burlesque Scene?

Many burlesque entertainers pull together a living in New York through a variety of performance gigs, while others use it as a release from more conventional day jobs. The city had been a hub for burlesque for more than a decade; before the pandemic, you could find a show on almost any given night in both Manhattan and Brooklyn. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, New York, Theatre, Brooklyn, Manhattan, 03.25.21



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