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“Departed” Mob Boss and The Case of The Great Gardner Heist

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  It was just a few days ago that we mentioned how the FBI was refocusing their efforts on the greatest unsolved art heist in American history—a 1990 invasion at Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum that claimed five Degas oils, three Rembrants, a Manet, and, most notably, “The Concert” by Joannes Vermeer. In it, we referenced FBI Special Agent George ... Read More »

Pack Your Bags and Put on Your Walking Shoes! “Art + Travel” Hits The Shelves Today

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  We’ve been touting the upcoming release of our new title, “Art + Travel Europe: Step Into the Lives of Five Famous Painters”, for weeks now. Finally, this unique volume of historical backgrounds, local walking tours, museum reviews, and handy lists of fine eateries and accommodations has been released. At last, world travelers can pick up our trim, portable guidebook ... Read More »

Old Master to Be New Movie Hero: Da Vinci Action Flick in Development

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  Whether or not they’re wholly truthful, Derek Jarman’s “Caravaggio” and Robert Altman’s “Vincent and Theo” are at least faithful to the stories of the artists they portray—delivering the tone, the feeling of those real lives if not their exact details. Wonderful and effective as they are, these and other films following the histories of these great painters do lack ... Read More »

SXSW Screenings, Flaming Lips Return To Film, and How To Travel With Sex Toys

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Between viewings of Vermeers and Van Goghs, catch Tulipomania at the Rijksmuseum this month. (Artdaily)   Jaunted has all the SXSW screenings you can’t afford to miss. (Jaunted)   Will Botox destroy acting as we know it? (NYMag)   Learn the “sexy” ways to carry your important valuables when traveling abroad. (Gadling)   And from the same people, learn the ... Read More »

New Album is Sing-A-Long Biography of Van Gogh

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  When we first started putting together our brand new “Art + Travel Europe: Step into the Lives of Five Famous Painters”—our exhaustively researched guidebook that walks you through the biographies of Vermeer, Van Gogh, Goya, Munch, and Caravaggio via the places they worked and the cities they lived in—we thought we had a pretty high-concept way of documenting the ... Read More »

Keeping it in The Family: The Van Goghs and The Van Gogh Museum

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  We’re just a few days away from the official release of our next volume of globetrotting goodness—our “Art + Travel Europe: Step Into the Lives of Five Famous Painters”. We’re so excited about the launch of this title, which walks you through the lives of artists like Goya, Van Gogh, Vermeer, Caravaggio, and Munch through walking tours of the ... Read More »

Hold Your Horses! Video Is a Tour of Western Art in Three Minutes

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  With our upcoming “Art + Travel Europe: Step into the Lives of Five Famous Painters”, we do our best to bring the work of Vermeer, Van Gogh, Munch, Caravaggio, and Goya to life by touring you through the locations they inhabited and captured in oils. But we never did figure out how to make them dance. Good thing there ... Read More »

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