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“Disasters of War” Returns to Vietnam in Time for 35th Anniversary of War’s End

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  Roughly drawn and often composed with a cartoonist’s eye for flair, the almost primitive nature of the sketches showcased in Francisco Goya’s early 1880s collection of images inspired by Spain’s Peninsular War titled “The Disasters of War” somehow leapfrogged over technical criticism and landed in the hearts and minds of an entire nation. When first published between 1810 and ... Read More »

T-Shirt Hunting at SXSW, Quentin’s Clapper, and Hogwarts Destroyed

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  Visitors seem to be handing the naked bodies and other attendant weirdness of Mariana Abramovic’s MoMA retrospective quite well, thank you. (NYT)   British Airways cabin crews staged a walkout this Sunday to protest pay and working conditions, causing havoc at Gatwick and Heathrow. Workers plan to strike again Saturday the 27th. Plan accordingly. (USA Today)   Forget band ... Read More »

Master Vermeer Forger Han van Meegeren Gets The Retrospective Treatment

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  When it comes to art and art history, we’ll go out of our way for an authentic experience. Sure, between the Frick and the Met, eight of the 37 acknowledged paintings by Vermeer in existence are just a walk away from our offices. But to really understand Vermeer, to get an authentic experience of his art, we suggest you ... Read More »

Jeff Koons Coco, 365 Bars in 365 Days, and Hipster Homes and Gardens

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  Filmmakers are finding it harder and more expensive than ever to film scenes in the disappearing “dank alleys” of Manhattan. (HuffPo)   Refinery29 has a sneak peek of Todd “The Selby” Selby’s new photo-book tours of the fashionable homes of fashionable people. (Refinery29)   SXSW will play host to an award honoring what is often the best part of ... Read More »

After 400 Years, Caravaggio Is Once Again Emperor of Rome

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  When he died somewhere on the Tuscan coast in 1610, 38-year-old painter and provocateurMichelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio had already brushed the heights of contemporary artistic fame, struggled through rejection by Roman patrons, fled the law after committing murder, and perhaps found his way back into the aristocracy’s good graces. Somewhere between this talented troublemaker’s first and second acts, death ... Read More »

Munch Without All The Screaming Is A Hit in Paris

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  Thumbing through a copy of our forthcoming “Art + Travel Europe: Step into the Lives of Five Famous Painters”, you’ll find that if you want to understand Van Gogh, you need to see the yellow fields of Arles yourself, if you want to get inside Vermeer, a trip to Delft is in order, and, if the dark spirit behind ... Read More »

BA Gets Naughty, Ebert in London, and Zoolander Returns

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  The posters for this year’s Baftas remind us that despite all our advances in digital manipulation and focus groups, marketing was just better 40 years ago. (/Film)   Thom Yorke and Flea’s new superband, Atoms for Peace, hits the road. (Brooklyn Vegan)   Roger Ebert reminisces about the years he lived in London’s soon-to-be-replaced Jermyn Hotel. (Guardian UK)   ... Read More »

Come Face to Face With Munch and Goya in New Jersey

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  \Both Edvard Munch and Francisco Goya will just be some of the faces staring out from the walls of the Princeton University Art Museum the next few months as the space winds through its “The Artist as Image” exhibition. Featuring self-portraits by a diverse selection of famous names—Kiki Smith, Edgar Degas, Paul Cézanne, and Marc Chagall are all represented—the ... Read More »

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