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Why The California Attorney General Is Investigating The San Francisco Art Institute

The attorney general does not comment on ongoing audits, but Hyperallergic has acquired documents raising questions about board member self-interest and misuse of tax-exempt bonds that nonprofit attorneys interviewed by Hyperallergic say are within the office’s investigative scope. The documents shed light on the school’s debt-financed expansion into Fort Mason that jeopardized SFAI’s original campus on Chestnut Street and its prized Diego Rivera mural. – Hyperallergic
Tags: Art, California, Visual, Fort Mason, Diego Rivera, Chestnut Street, Hyperallergic, San Francisco Art Institute, SFAI, 02.05.21

The San Francisco Art Institute Is Facing Budget Issues Again, And Its Chairwoman Has Resigned

The chair, Pam Rorke Levy, says that despite controversy over the attempted sale of a Diego Rivera mural, among other things, “she has acted to save the school and that she was taking necessary steps in keeping one of the last remaining colleges on the West Coast exclusively dedicated to contemporary art in operation.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, New York, West Coast, Visual, Diego Rivera, 01.22.21, Pam Rorke Levy

San Francisco officials move to block potential sale of historic Diego Rivera mural

San Francisco's Board of Supervisors voted in favor of giving "landmark" status to a Diego Rivera mural, after its art institute owner suggested selling the work to alleviate its financial worries.
Tags: San Francisco, Cnn, Diego Rivera, Board of Supervisors

San Francisco Art Institute Cannot Sell Its Diego Rivera Mural: It’s Being Landmarked

“The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday afternoon to initiate landmark designation for the 1931 Diego Rivera mural The Making of a Fresco Showing the Building of a City located inside the San Francisco Art Institute’s Chestnut Street campus. … The SFAI board of trustees was considering removing and selling the mural, appraised at $50 million, to cover the institution’s looming $19.7 million debt.” – KQED (San Francisco)
Tags: Art, Visual, Diego Rivera, Chestnut Street, San Francisco Board of Supervisors, San Francisco Art Institute, SFAI, 01.12.21, San Francisco Art Institute Can

To Save Itself, San Francisco Art Institute Might Sell Its Diego Rivera Mural To George Lucas

The long-financially-strapped school — which shut itself down last March, only to reverse that decision a month later after raising $3 million — has one valuable asset other than its campus that it could sell: a piece of meta-art by Rivera depicting workers painting and installing a Diego Rivera mural. And the creator of the Star Wars franchise wants it for his Museum of Narrative Art in Los Angeles. – Artnet
Tags: Art, George Lucas, Visual, Diego Rivera, Rivera, Museum of Narrative Art, 01.05.21

“Reverse Toonification” of Pixar Characters

Using an AI-based framework called Pixel2Style2Pixel and searching for faces in a dataset harvested from Flickr, Nathan Shipley made some more photorealistic faces for Pixar characters. In response to a reader suggestion, Shipley fed the generated image for Dash back into the system and this happened: I cannot tell where these images should live in the uncanny valley. You can see some similar experiments from Shipley here: a more realistic version of Miles from Spider-Verse, images of ...
Tags: Pixar, Jason Kottke, Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Shipley, Pixar Characters, Nathan Shipley, Nathan Shipley Pixar

Frida Kahlo’s Venomous Love Letter to Diego Rivera: “I’m Amputating You. Be Happy and Never Seek Me Again”

Painter Diego Rivera set the bar awfully high for other lovers when he—allegedly—ate a handful of his ex-wife Frida Kahlo’s cremains, fresh from the oven. Perhaps he was hedging his bets. The Mexican government opted not to honor his express wish that their ashes should be co-mingled upon his death. Kahlo’s remains were placed in Mexico City's Rotunda of Illustrious Men, and have since been transferred to their home, now the Museo Frida Kahlo. Rivera lies in the Panteón Civil de Dolores....
Tags: Google, Art, College, Mexico, Life, Mexico City, Victoria, Letters, Cristina, Diego Rivera, Christina, Facebook Twitter, Diego, Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Frida

Take a Virtual Tour of Frida Kahlo’s Blue House Free Online

No first trip to Mexico City is complete without a visit to the Frida Kahlo Museum. Located in the village-turned-borough of Coyoacán south of the city's center, it requires a short trip-within-a-trip to get there. But even for travelers who know nothing of Kahlo's art, it's worth the effort — especially since they'll come away knowing quite a bit about not just Kahlo's art and life but the culturally rich place and time she inhabited. For the building occupied by the Frida Kahlo Museum was, in...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, College, Mexico, Museums, Vogue, Mexico City, Paul Klee, Seoul, Dolores, Diego Rivera, Facebook Twitter, Octavio Paz, Trotsky, Frida Kahlo

Things to do – online and in-person – in the San Fernando Valley and LA area, July 23-30

  Line dance instructor Rick Dominguez leads a crowd at a 2019 Dance DTLA series at the Music Center. This year Dominguez leads a session on July 24 for the Digital Dance DTLA series. (Photo by Javier Guillen for Grand Park)   Take a chance on new cultural and educational experiences, July 23-30.   EVENTS   Ignite the MaTCH (Madrid Theatre Cultural Hub) – Virtual Art Walk: 11:11 A Creative Collective present the event that includes a visual art display, dance, film, music and spoken word ...
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Has This Dealer Really Found A Long-Lost Frida Kahlo Painting? Probably Not

“Scholars in the work of surrealist Frida Kahlo have searched for more than six decades for The Wounded Table, a 1940 oil painting illuminating her pain over the breakup of her marriage to muralist Diego Rivera that hasn’t been seen since an exhibition in Poland. And the historians strongly reject the idea that the mystery of its whereabouts has been solved, as claimed by a Spanish art dealer who says the painting is now sitting in a London warehouse awaiting a buyer willing to spend more than ...
Tags: Art, London, Poland, Visual, Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, 06.30.20

Satish Gujral, Indian Painter, Sculptor, And Architect, 94

Gujral studied with Diego Rivera and David Siquieros, recorded the pain of 1947’s Partition, and designed the Belgian Embassy in New Delhi – among his many, many, many other accomplishments. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, New Delhi, Diego Rivera, Gujral, Satish Gujral, 05.08.20, David Siquieros

What the Iconic Painting, “The Two Fridas,” Actually Tells Us About Frida Kahlo

I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality. —Frida Kahlo You may be forgiven for assuming you already know everything there is to know about Frida Kahlo. The subject of a high profile bio-pic, a bilingual opera, and numerous books for children and adults, her image is nearly as ubiquitous as Marilyn Monroe’s, though Frida exercised a great deal of control over hers by painting dozens of unsmiling self-portraits in which her unplucked unibrow and her traditional Tehuana garb feature...
Tags: Google, Art, Fashion, College, Mexico City, Marilyn Monroe, Pbs, Diego Rivera, Facebook Twitter, Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Coyoacán, Frida, Kahlo, Casa Azul, Two Fridas Las Dos Fridas

Conservative NY Times Columnist Remembers His Freewheeling, Sexually Confident, Multiply Married Modernist Painter Grandmother (Who Had Diego Rivera For A Lover)

Bret Stephens pays tribute to Annette Nancarrow (the composer Conlon was the third of her four husbands), a genteel, well-to-do Manhattan Jewish girl who ran off to Mexico City, became besties with Anaïs Nin, painted a mural alongside José Clemente Orozco, watched Diego and Frida fight, and judged Leon Trotsky’s clothes. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Mexico City, Manhattan, Diego Rivera, Diego, Anais Nin, Bret Stephens, Leon Trotsky, Conlon, Frida, Jose Clemente Orozco, 03.21.20, Conservative NY Times, Annette Nancarrow

This Week in Photography: Re-discovering Marcel Sternberger

  “The very basis for the existence of human society has become corroded with brutality, doubt, cynicism and distortion of truth- and the end is not yet in sight.” -Albert Einstein   I’m the last guy you’d expect to defend Donald Trump, right? Of all the people you know, (if this counts as knowing me,) you’d never predict that I’d go the mat for old DJT, would you? Except it happened last week, and I was as shocked as you are. The conversation wasn’t even about politics, but a like-minded, simil...
Tags: Europe, Photography, New York, Rizzoli, America, New Hampshire, Mexico City, Amsterdam, Albert Einstein, Amy Klobuchar, Hitler, Donald Trump, Yankees, Einstein, Adolf Hitler, Bernie Sanders

Mexican Muralists Changed the Course of 20th-Century American Art. A New Exhibit Explores Their Influence

Jackson Pollock’s best-known influences include European greats like Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró. But often overlooked is the artist’s time at New York’s Experimental Workshop, founded in 1936 by David Alfaro Siqueiros, who along with Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco made up “los tres grandes” who led the postrevolution Mexican muralism movement. Siqueiros founded the Workshop in New York City in 1936, guided by the philosophy that in order to make truly radical art, artists must ...
Tags: Art, Europe, New York, News, California, Mexico, New York City, Uncategorized, America, United States, Pablo Picasso, States, Museum of Modern Art, Detroit, Whitney, Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Wednesday’s Southern, City Section playoff basketball, soccer schedule

Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe now. Wednesday’s playoff schedule for CIF Southern and City Section. CIF SOUTHERN SECTION Girls basketball quarterfinals (Games at 7 p.m.) Open Division: Etiwanda at Sierra Canyon Division 1: Harvard-Westlake vs. Rolling Hills Prep at Harbor College; Chaminade at ML King Division 2AA: Fairmont Prep at Saugus Division 2A: Burroughs/Burbank at Whittier Christian; Oaks Christian at Bishop Amat Division 3AA: Lancas...
Tags: Hollywood, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Birmingham, Chatsworth, Kennedy, High School Sports, Wilson, Marshall, San Bernardino, South East, Diego Rivera, Anaheim, Fairfax, Santee

The Mexican muralists who shaped modern American art

A new exhibition at the Whitney Museum demonstrates the "seismic influence" murals by Diego Rivera and other Mexican painters had on the development of post-war art in America.
Tags: Cnn, Whitney Museum, Diego Rivera

Rina Lazo, Who Assisted Diego Rivera And Became A Major Muralist In Her Own Right, Dead At 96

“Mexican muralism taught her the importance of expressing a political and social consciousness, but she softened the militancy that was common in the post-revolutionary era. In allegorical paintings, prints and murals with a subtle yet richly colorful palette, Ms. Lazo celebrated Mesoamerican cultures, especially the Maya, and the spiritual abundance of the natural world.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Diego Rivera, Lazo, 12.18.19, Rina Lazo

Citing Months Of Unpaid Wages, Workers At Mexico City’s Major Museums Walk Out

Staffers at the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura, the organization that oversees the Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Museo Mural Diego Rivera, and Museo Tamayo, shut down buildings and set up picket lines last Wednesday to protest up to seven months’ worth of missing paychecks. – Hyperallergic
Tags: Art, Mexico City, Visual, Diego Rivera, Museo Tamayo, 12.13.19, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura, Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes Museo Mural

Art World & Art Industry

Diego Rivera's Detroit Industry murals Where is the love?...
Tags: Art, Diego Rivera, Detroit Industry

Discover Frida Kahlo’s Wildly-Illustrated Diary: It Chronicled the Last 10 Years of Her Life, and Then Got Locked Away for Decades

When we admire a famous artist from the past, we may wish to know everything about their lives—their private loves and hates, and the inner worlds to which they gave expression in canvases and sculptures. A biography may not be strictly necessary for the appreciation of an artist’s work. Maybe in some cases, knowing too much about an artist can make us see the autobiographical in everything they do. Frida Kahlo, on the other hand, fully invited such interpretation, and made knowing the facts of...
Tags: Google, Art, College, The New York Times, Communist Party, Diego Rivera, Facebook Twitter, Rivera, Abrams, Jean Michel Basquiat, Solomon, Josh Jones, Mondrian, Frida Kahlo, Kathryn Hughes, Fuentes

22 of the Best Things to Do in Mexico City

Mexico City is often described in foreign media as unsafe and dirty. However, we found this unsavory reputation to be completely unwarranted. One of the best things to do in Mexico City is explore the San Angel Neighborhood Just like any major city around the world, there are areas that should be avoided, but you’ll quickly see that there is much more to Mexico City than the rumors will have you believe. CDMX, or Cuidad de Mexico , is full of unbeatable food, charming tree-shaded ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Mexico, Mexico City, North America, Sonora, Sears, Central America, Latin America, Oaxaca, Destinations, San Juan, Diego Rivera, Teotihuacan, Allianz, Western Hemisphere

Unseen photos of Frida Kahlo by her lover to be auctioned

NEW YORK (AP) — Frida Kahlo with her head wrapped in bandages. Diego Rivera posing with a gas mask. Miguel Covarrubias at the beach. The photographs of the three Mexican painters and other works by Nickolas Muray, many of them never seen before, are going on sale this week in New York. The images, dating […]
Tags: New York, News, Entertainment, Ap, Nation, Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Nickolas Muray, Miguel Covarrubias

A Brief Animated Introduction to the Life and Work of Frida Kahlo

Reducing an artist’s work to their biography produces crude understanding. But in very many cases, life and work cannot be teased apart. This applies not only to Sylvia Plath and her contemporary confessional poets but also to James Joyce and Marcel Proust and writers they admired, like Dante and Cervantes. Such an artist too is Frida Kahlo, a practitioner of narrative self-portraits in a modernizing idiom that at the same time draws extensively on tradition. The literary nature of her a...
Tags: Google, Art, College, Mexico, Gillespie, James Joyce, Dante, Sylvia Plath, Marcel Proust, Diego Rivera, Garcia, Facebook Twitter, Maria Garcia, Frida Kahlo, Leon Trotsky, WBUR

These Are Frida Kahlo's Favorite Beauty Brands, and You're Probably Wearing Them

These days, you can spot Revlon products gracing the faces of everyone from Gal Gadot to Ashley Graham, but we bet you'd never guess one of the brand's historical fans. As The Guardian reports, none other than Mexican artist Frida Kahlo used the brand's products to fill in her famous unibrow during the mid-20th century. This news comes via an exhibition at London's V&A Museum that features more than 200 of Kahlo's possessions and beauty Instagram account, Estée Laundry sharing some close up im...
Tags: London, Makeup, Mexico, Beauty, Lipstick, Eyebrows, Diego Rivera, Gal Gadot, Rivera, Revlon, Frida Kahlo, Ashley Graham, Blue House, Kahlo, Beauty Products, Beauty News

Mexico’s Presidential Palace Had An Impressive Art Collection. Where Did It Go?

The official residence, known as Los Pinos, had been off-limits to the public ever since it was built in the 1930s, but new president Andrés Manuel López Obrador has opened it to the public. (He will live elsewhere.) But now that regular people can visit, the mansion’s art collection, including works by Diego Rivera and Rufino Tamayo, is nowhere to be seen. — The Art Newspaper
Tags: Art, Mexico, Visual, Diego Rivera, Los Pinos, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Rufino Tamayo, 12.21.18

Famous Artists and Their Pets

Having a companion can be inspirational as these artists attest. Here is an interesting list of Artists and their pets.   From Henri Matisse’s two cats, Minouche and Coussi, to more unique pets like Salvador Dalí’s ocelot, furry companions of all kinds have spurred the creativity of notable visual artists. Below is a list of some of the most prominent artist-pet relationships, and how each contributed to their body of work. Andy Warhol Pop artist Andy Warhol grew up with a love of cats and do...
Tags: Amazon, England, Pets, Canada, United States, Alaska, Andy Warhol, Warhol, New Mexico, Salvador Dalí, Henri Matisse, Hemingway, Andy, Picasso, Edvard Munch, Diego Velázquez

The Romanoffs Season 1 Episode 6 Recap

The Romanoffs Season 1 Episode 6 Recap Amazon’s The Romanoffs tells the stories of people who believe they are descendants of the Romanovs. Each episode tells a new story in a different part of the world. The Romanoffs season 1 episode 6 was about journalist Abel Erickson, and his investigation of a medical clinic in Mexico City that offered experimental treatments. Sugar Pill Abel arrived at the clinic as “Javier Morazan”. He faked having leukemia with purchased blood and help from a nurse...
Tags: Amazon, TV, Movies, Mexico, Amazon Prime, Mexico City, Victoria, Recap, NICK, TV Recap, Philip, Diego Rivera, Teotihuacan, Romanov, Abel, Lourdes

Ivy Mix’s New Cocktails at the Relaunched DIEGO Bar

Thoughtful concoctions from the lavish lobby bar at NYC's PUBLIC Hotel From the mind of the brilliant Ivy Mix, a brand new cocktail selection is now available at PUBLIC Hotel‘s sophisticated but cozy bar, DIEGO—which relaunches tonight. An LES favorite for over a year, the bar is named for artist Diego Rivera, and the new menu is partly inspired by the artist’s nomadic life and …
Tags: Design, NYC, Hotels, Alcohol, Bars, Drinking, Recipes, Cocktails, Les, Food + Drink, Diego Rivera, Diego, Bartenders, Ivy Mix, Public hotel, Cocktail Bars

10 things to know about Disneyland’s Day of the Dead celebrations

Disneyland has ramped up its celebration of Dia de Los Muertos – or Day of the Dead – in the wake of the success of last year’s hit movie on the subject, “Coco,” which features a small boy in search of his departed family. Dia de Los Muertos evolved from an ancient Mesoamerican tradition that celebrated the return of souls for one day from the underworld. Later, when Latin America was Catholicized, this tradition was tied to the calendar of the Nov. 2 Christian All Souls Day. These days, between...
Tags: Coco, California, Mexico, Disney, Spain, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Latin America, Miguel, Diego Rivera, Anaheim, Orange County Register