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News: Sistine Chapel Under Attack

  If you have ever visited Michelagelo’s breathtaking Sistine Chapel in Vatican City, you will know that much of the awe is marred by the shoulder to shoulder tourists filling the surprisingly small space. Tourists who are talking loudly and being shouted at by guards to not take pictures. So when last week the Vatican museum’s director, Antonio Paoluccio, announced ... Read More »

News: Van Gogh Thieves Caught?

Last month, ‘Poppy Flowers’ by Vincent van Gogh went missing from a Cairo Museum and this week, 11 people have been implemented in the scheme to steal the work worth over $55 million.   From Bloomberg news: Egypt’s public prosecutor said 11 people will be tried in connection with the theft of a $55 million Vincent Van Gogh painting in ... Read More »

News: Fashion’s Night Out Heats Up

  This Friday night is Vogue’s Fashion’s Night Out and the Karen Millen store in Soho is celebrating in style with the ever so hip dj DJ Justine D who will be spinning starting at 7PM. Justine D will be playing exclusively for Karen Millen and of her music, the designer says “Justine’s highly personal and selective approach to creating ... Read More »

News: David Byrne’s Bicycle Diaries

Famed musician, artist, bicycle advocate and not to mention former lead singer of the Talking Heads, David Byrne will be releasing his bestselling Viking Press, Bicycle Diaries, as an enhanced audiobook on September 28 with pre-orders beginning today. You can buy the book exclusively at www.bicycle-diaries.com.   This new edition is narrated by Byrne and features music (by Byrne) and ... Read More »

News: Van Gogh’s Bedroom is Back

  The Van Gogh Museum has announced that after six months of labor, Van Gogh’s 1888 masterpiece, The Bedroom, has been restored. “It looks much fresher and brighter now,” Van Gogh Museum curator Leo Jansen told the Associated Press. “It’s more … as van Gogh intended it to be. It’s more peaceful.” The conservator in charge of the operation, Ella ... Read More »

News: The Branchage Int’l Film Fest

The third Branchage International film festival takes place September 23 – 26 on the island of Jersey in the UK with film screenings, live music events and parties in an array of weird and wonderful locations.   Making use of the island’s many unusual indoor and outdoor settings such as the 13th Century Mont Orgueil Castle, Jersey War Tunnels, several ... Read More »

News: Caravaggio Returns to Ukraine

  A Caravaggio painting stolen two years ago from the Odessa Museum of Western and Eastern Art was recovered in Berlin by German and Ukrainian police this past July. The painting, called “The taking of Christ” or “The kiss of Judas” by scholars, is considered the most valuable painting in the Ukraine. Originally belonging to a Russian Ambassador to France, ... Read More »

News: Van Gogh Stolen in Egypt

Last week, Egypt and the art world were stunned when Vincent Van Gogh’s Poppy Flowers valued at $50 million was stolen from Cairo’s Mahmoud Khalil Museum. This theft is actually the second time the painting has been stolen from the museum, the first being in 1978- it was recovered two years later in Kuwait.   The theft occurred during daytime ... Read More »

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