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What Makes Basquiat’s Untitled Great Art: One Painting Says Everything Basquiat Wanted to Say About America, Art & Being Black in Both Worlds

They wouldn’t have let Jean-Michel into a Tiffany’s if he wanted to use the bathroom or if he went to buy an engagement ring and pulled a wad of cash out of his pocket.  — Stephen Torton, Jean-Michel Basquiat’s studio assistant When Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Untitled (Skull) sold for $110.5 million in 2017 to Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maesawa, the artist joined the ranks of Da Vinci, De Kooning, and Picasso as one of the top selling painters in the world, surpassing a previous record set ...
Tags: Art, Facebook, New York, College, America, Brooklyn, Andy Warhol, Picasso, Christie, Tiffany, Tiffany Co, Jean Michel Basquiat, Josh Jones, Ben Davis, Artnet, Basquiat

Official Trailer for Clint Eastwood's 'Cry Macho' Film is a Must Watch

"You used to be strong… macho." "I used to be a lot of things, but I'm not now…" Warner Bros has finally unveiled the first official trailer for Clint Eastwood's latest film titled Cry Macho, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood. The script is an adaptation of N. Richard Nash's novel of the same name, and Eastwood isn't credited as a writer. He stars as a one-time rodeo star and washed-up horse breeder named Mike Milo. After he loses his wife and child, he sinks into an alcoholic depressi...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Mexico, Clint Eastwood, Warner Bros, Rafa, Ben Davis, Eastwood, Richard Nash, To Watch, Mike Milo, Eduardo Minett, Dwight Yoakam Natalia Traven Fernanda Urrejola, Horacio Garcia Rojas

‘Cry Macho’ Trailer: Clint Eastwood Hits the Road with his Rooster

He’s at it again, folks. Clint Eastwood is back directing, producing, and starring in a new drama called Cry Macho. The film stars Eastwood as a washed-up rodeo star and horse breeder who takes a possibly dangerous job to bring a former boss’s young son home from Mexico. Of Cowboys and Cockfights Eastwood is 91 years old, but that’s clearly not going to stop him from making more movies about himself as some kind of ancient white savior. In Cry Macho, Eastwood stars as Mike Milo, a gruff ol...
Tags: Texas, Movies, Mexico, Clint Eastwood, Trailers, BAFTA, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nicolas Cage, Dwight Yoakam, Milo, Nash, Ben Davis, Pierce Brosnan, Eastwood, Richard Nash, Burt Lancaster

Hunter Biden said 'f--- 'em' to critics who called his art overpriced and joked that he may be 'the most famous artist in MAGA world'

Hunter Biden. Kris Connor/WireImage Hunter Biden said "f--- 'em," when asked how he responds to critics who say his art is overpriced. He also joked that he may be "the most famous artist in MAGA world." The White House is grappling with the optics of Joe Biden's son selling products of high and arbitrary values. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden's son, Hunter, didn't mince words when responding in a podcast interview to those who criticiz...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Washington Post, White House, Politico, Trends, Joe Biden, Republican Party, Biden, Donald Trump, Young, Hunter, Freeman, Ben Davis, Nota Bene

‘Eternals’: Release Date, Cast, Trailer, and More

(Welcome to …And More, our no-frills, zero B.S. guide to when and where you can watch upcoming movies and shows, and everything else you could possibly stand to know.) After several delays due to the coronavirus pandemic, Marvel Studios’ Eternals is finally set to hit theaters this fall. Find out the Eternals release date and everything you need to know about the upcoming movie below. Eternals Release Date and Where You Can Watch It Eternals will open in theaters on November 5, 2021. As of...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Marvel Studios, Kit Harington, Kurt Russell, Ben Davis, Kevin Feige, Ramin Djawadi, Gemma Chan, Comic Book/Superhero, Nate Moore, Eternals, Shang Chi, Chloe Zhao, Dane Whitman, Ajak

Poems not proms: England’s schools give leavers send-off in Covid times

Headteachers across the country have been forced to get inventive to recreate a sense of occasionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHeadteacher Ben Davis bowed to the inevitable this week and wrote to all of his year-11 pupils and their families to inform them that the school prom – the now-fashionable highlight at the end of secondary school – had been postponed.The hotel that was to have hosted the event contacted the school to say that in the light of the prime minist...
Tags: England, Education, UK News, Schools, Primary schools, Secondary Schools, Ben Davis, Coronavirus, COVID

Take a New Virtual Reality Tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

You can go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art today, and in real life at that. This isn’t true of all the world’s great art institutions, still shut down as many are by measures in response to the past year’s coronavirus pandemic. But then, none of them have offered a digital visiting experience quite like The Met Unframed, recently launched in partnership with cellphone service provider Verizon. For a period of five weeks, anyone can join and freely roam a virtual reconstruction, or rather reim...
Tags: Google, Verizon, Facebook, Technology, College, Museums, Rembrandt, Seoul, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Facebook Twitter, Ben Davis, Great Hall, Artnet, Hyperallergic, Kent Monkman, Colin Marshall

Biden to formally introduce cabinet picks as transition finally begins – live

Trump agrees to begin transition as key agency calls Biden winnerTrump also continues to defy election result on TwitterWhat does the General Services Administration’s decision mean?Who are Biden’s top cabinet picks?Sign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 2.26pm GMT This is Joanna Walters, taking the reins on the blog from my colleague in London, Martin Belam. As the US business day gets truly underway it’s likely to be a lively Tuesday, so stay tuned.As soon as we know ...
Tags: London, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, US politics, General Services Administration, Biden, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Trump, Wilmington Delaware, Ben Davis, Martin Belam, Joanna Walters, Coronavirus

Vacaville Private School Plans For On-Campus Instruction To Begin School Year

VACAVILLE (CBS13) – Vacaville Christian Schools said it is planning to reopen with full-time on-campus instruction when the school year begins later this month. Head of School Ben Davis said in a letter to the community that he feels confident in the anticipated Aug. 24 school start date. In his letter, Davis also covered the topic of face coverings. “We also understand that wearing face masks has created quite a bit of concern amongst families in our community,” he said. “VCS will only require ...
Tags: News, Education, Local, Syndicated Local, Davis, Vacaville, Ben Davis, Vacaville News, Coronavirus Education, Vacaville Christian Schools, Vacaville Private School

On ‘Ozark,’ Tom Pelphrey Challenges The Stigma Of Mental Illness

He finds his breakout role in Ben Davis, a man grappling with bipolar disorder amid tensions of drug cartel dealings.
Tags: News, Ben Davis, Tom Pelphrey

Westwood claims 25th European Tour win to open Ryder Cup door again

Lee Westwood. Picture: Getty Images Lee Westwood claimed his 25th European Tour win in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship to surge into contention for an 11th Ryder Cup cap.One ahead overnight, the veteran (46) closed with a five-under 67 to win by two strokes on 19-under par from Matthew Fitzpatrick, who also shot 67, and Tommy Fleetwood and France's Victor Perez, who both shot 63."...
Tags: Europe, California, France, Africa, Sport, Paris, Golf, Rory Mcilroy, Lee Westwood, Pga Tour, European Tour, Brisbane, American Express, Shane Lowry, Padraig Harrington, Darren Clarke

President Trump Accuses Iran of Targeting Attacks on 4 U.S. Embassies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Confronted by persistent questions about his military action in the Middle East, President Donald Trump and his top officials offered a string of fresh explanations Friday, with Trump now contending Iranian militants had planned major attacks on four U.S. embassies. Just hours earlier, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had said the U.S. didn’t know when or where attacks might occur. Trump and other officials insisted anew that Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani had posed an immine...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, White House, China, Iraq, Uncategorized, Barack Obama, Iran, United States, Middle East, Davis, Treasury, Fox News, Associated Press, Nancy Pelosi

Ben Davis axed from Thailand's SEA Games football squad

SINGAPORE — Ben Davis was not on the final list of 20 players going to the SEA Games in the Philippines, according to an announcement by the Football Association of Thailand.
Tags: News, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Ben Davis

Thailand's Ben Davis could face Singapore at the SEA Games

SINGAPORE — Singapore have been drawn into a tough opening group for the upcoming SEA Games football competition – and they could meet Ben Davis, who is now representing defending champions Thailand.
Tags: News, Singapore, Thailand, Ben Davis

Ben Davis: Thailand is best for me, it has a bright future and a chance to succeed

SINGAPORE — Former Singapore Under-19 national footballer and NS defaulter Ben Davis has broken his silence on his decision to represent Thailand.
Tags: News, Singapore, Thailand, Ben Davis

Lady in the Dark - An Enlightening Journey

Reviewed by Judd Hollander The one thing most people will tell you when it comes to dreams is that they often don't make sense. Either literally or chronologically. Different people from various aspects of one’s life coming together in ways not possible in the waking world, but making perfect sense in the context of the dream. As for what it all means, that's a matter for psychoanalytic study. It’s also the premise Moss Hart, Kurt Weill and Ira Gershwin used as a starting point for the 1941...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Theatre, James, Irving, Big Apple, Brooks, Clark, Charlie, Jenny, Ben Davis, Liza, Ira Gershwin, New York City Center, Raines, Kurt Weill

Cinematographer Ben Davis Helps Create the Look of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Since 2008’s “Iron Man,” the Marvel cinematic universe has continued expanding, now numbering more than 20 films. Along the way, the company has developed a reputation for solid technology choices with the large-format ARRI Alexa 65 camera and the Codex Vault 65 on-set media management system as cornerstones of its workflow. Earlier in the series, […]
Tags: News, Marvel, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Brie Larson, Arri Alexa, Ben Davis, Codex Vault

How DP Ben Davis and Panavision’s Dan Sasaki Picked the Right Lenses for ‘Captain Marvel’

Cinematographers coordinate their efforts with a platoon of visual artists and other artisans, from colorists to computer scientists, from digital imaging technicians to glassmakers. On “Captain Marvel,” Ben Davis worked closely with Dan Sasaki (pictured above), VP of optics at Panavision, to find exactly the right optical solutions for the look he imagined. Their collaboration […]
Tags: News, Ben Davis, Panavision, Captain Marvel, Dan Sasaki

‘Captain Marvel’ and ‘Dumbo’ Shows Off the Versatility of Cinematographer Ben Davis

March is a triumphant month for Ben Davis. Two of the films shot by the DP — Disney’s “Dumbo” and Marvel’s “Captain Marvel” — are being released this month, bringing to fruition two years of hard work. In both cases, Davis’ cinematography has classic progenitors: the iconic cel animation of the 1941 original Disney film, […]
Tags: News, Disney, Davis, Ben Davis, Dumbo, Captain Marvel, Arri, Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck

From Superhero Movies to Intimate Dramas, DP Ben Davis Can Shoot It All

Cinematographer Ben Davis is often credited with a crucial role in creating the visual tone of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In films including “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and “Doctor Strange,” he proved that big-budget superhero films can offer strong characters and soulful visuals. But at the same time, Davis has kept […]
Tags: News, Davis, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Ben Davis, Dumbo, Layer Cake, Captain Marvel

Fast Cars, Explosions, and Tough Guys Dominate New Panasonic Spot Directed by Roar Uthaug

Panasonic unveils a heart-racing trailer-style brand film created by creative agency Brave and produced by to promote the launch of its new TV. Tomb Raider director, Roar Uthaug, shot the high-octane 90-second spot, ‘Hollywood To Your Home’, in the style of an action-packed blockbuster trailer to showcase the capabilities of Panasonic’s new TV model.Diving into a thrilling world of fast cars and tough guys, the spot follows the hero’s mission to retrieve an ‘intelligent processor’, which has b...
Tags: Hollywood, Technology, Advertising, Panasonic, Tomb raider, Warsaw, Ben Davis, Hollywood TV, Stefan Sonnenfeld, Roar Uthaug, Great Guns, Gloria J, Shaun Sipos, Hollywood Uthaug, PanasonicCreative Agency, Colin Jones Liam FentonProduction

Ben Davis: Fulham Under-18 player facing jail in Singapore

Fulham's Ben Davis has missed his mandatory national service in Singapore and could face three years in prison, officials say.
Tags: Singapore, Football, Fulham, Ben Davis, Fulham Under 18

Ben Davis: Fulham Under-18 player could face jail in Singapore

Fulham's Ben Davis has missed his mandatory national service in Singapore and could face three years in prison, officials say.
Tags: Singapore, Football, Fulham, Ben Davis, Fulham Under

Call Me Madam - Bright, Bouncy, and at times creaky

Reviewed by Judd Hollander Given the state of things in the world today, one would think the time would be prefect for a revival of the 1950 Broadway musical, Call Me Madam. The show currently being given a such treatment as part of the Encores! series at New York City Center . With a score by Irving Berlin, a book by Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse, and starring Ethel Merman, this gentle political satire originally ending up running for a total of 644 performances. In ...
Tags: Congress, Berlin, New York City, Theatre, Washington Dc, Maria, Cosmo, Kenneth, Berman, Sally, Ike, U S, Lauren Worsham, Ethel Merman, Irving Berlin, Ben Davis

state of user experience design

User experience design often loses sight of the actual user. When sites optimize so much for the behavior that it wants to influence next (collecting an email address, moving people into a funnel), the reason that people come to the site in the first place can get overlooked (or buried under pop-ups). There’s a continual balancing act between user experience and user exploitation: what is best for the user and what is best for the company. A designer has to navigate that line. ...
Tags: Design, Digital, Branding, Ann Handley, Ben Davis, Econsultancy

‘Salvator Mundi’ And The Mueller Probe And Russian Collusion? Really??

The Narativ article about the $450 million Leonardo painting and its possible connections with Special Council Robert Mueller’s investigation has gotten a lot of attention this week. It’s all too much for Artnet national art critic Ben Davis, who weighs in with an attempt at debunking. — Artnet
Tags: Art, Visual, Ben Davis, Artnet, Robert Mueller, Salvator Mundi, 01.09.19

Teachers love Google's education products but are suspicious. Why is a megacorporation giving them a perfect tool for free?

Google for Education tools have taken off "like grass on fire," industry analysts say. The software is completely free and Chromebooks, which are laptops manufactured by other companies running the Google Chrome operating system, are deeply discounted for classrooms. These tactics have worked: Google-powered devices made up almost 60% of computing devices purchased for US classrooms in 2017, up from 5% in 2012. Eighty million teachers and students use the platform worldwide, and there are 30 m...
Tags: Apple, Google, Microsoft, California, Kentucky, New York City, US, San Francisco, Trends, Williams, Chromebook, Davis, Google Docs, Silicon Valley, Baltimore, Einstein

Can We Just Admit That Banksy’s Self-Shredding Painting Did Its Job(s) Extremely Well?

Ben Davis argues that all those folks fulminating over this event — and there are a lot of them, with many different takes (“There are full-on Truthers out there, scrutinizing every frame and angle of the whole thing, as well as Denialists, doubting that it even happened at all”) — are missing the Banksyan genius of it. “A very important concept in street art is placement. Street art fans will be very impressed by where and how a tag was placed … Obviously, the Sotheby’s prank has to be apprecia...
Tags: Art, Banksy, Visual, Sotheby, Ben Davis, 10.10.18

United States: Changing The Landscape Of Private Credit Deals (Video) - Proskauer Rose LLP

In this video, Alex Griffith and Ben Davis, partners in the firm's Private Credit and Finance Groups, discuss what a new intercreditor agreement template means for the private credit funds industry.
Tags: News, United States, Ben Davis, Alex Griffith, Private Credit and Finance Groups

Sunrise breached racial contempt rules with Indigenous children discussion – watchdog

Channel Seven segment found to have made inaccurate statements about adoption of Aboriginal childrenSunrise breached broadcasting standards for accuracy and provoked serious contempt on the basis of race when it aired an all-white panel discussing the adoption of Indigenous children and child abuse, the media watchdog has ruled.An investigation by the Australian Communications and Media Authority found that the March segment, hosted by Samantha Armytage with commentators Prue MacSween and Ben Da...
Tags: Media, Race issues, Australian media, Indigenous Australians, Channel Seven, Ben Davis, Australian Communications and Media Authority, Samantha Armytage, Prue MacSween