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News: Munch Print Breaks Records

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It has been revealed that Tuesday at Bonham’s Auction House in London, a print of Munch’s controversial ‘Madonna’ from 1895 sold at auction for a record breaking $1.91 million, while estimates were in the $1 million range. The print is thought to be the first hand painted version of the image, which features Munch’s mistress Dagny Juel posing as the ... Read More »

Extended Travel: Åsgårdstrand, Norway

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 60 miles outside of Oslo lies the idyllic seaside town of Åsgårdstrand. Known for it’s peaceful harbor and quaint shops, Åsgårdstrand has been a popular vacation spot for both casual travelers and prominent figures such as the Dutch royal family. In the 1880s, the town became known as an artist center and painters such as Christian Krogh, Hans Heyerdahl and ... Read More »

News: Airspace Opens Over Europe

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As Eyjafjallajokull starts to weaken, airspace all over Europe has begun to open. Good news for stranded travelers, though the backlog means that many will still be stuck where they are for at least for a few more days. At a concert in London last night, Amanda Palmer sang a newly minted song about being separated from her fiance, the ... Read More »

Volcanoes + Art

  In case you missed the news for the past week, a volcano has been erupting in Iceland since the end of March and while it’s been a boon for their country’s tourism, it’s been a detriment to others. The clouds of volcanic ash and mist caused by melting glaciers are shutting down airports all over Northern Europe. The list ... Read More »

Munch in 3D: Cardboard Copy of “The Scream” Adds Depth to Existential Agnst

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  Seeing as the series of works known collective as “The Scream” is one of the world’s most iconic images, humanity can be forgiven for trouping and transforming the famously blood-curdling Edvard Munch masterpiece into dolls, goofy Simpsons posters, and even more cultural flotsam that the ever-troubled, often-bilious Scandinavian artist would have almost certainly hated with a vengeance. But it’s ... 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 »

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 »

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