Go See: Wassily Kandinsky at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris through August 10th, 2009

May 4th, 2009

Kandinsky’s “First Abstract Watercolor 1910″ via abcgallery

After showing at Munich’s Städtische galerie im Lembachhaus and before moving to New York’s Guggenheim Museum (autumn 2009) the international retrospective of Wassily Kandinsky will spend the spring and summer months at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris (8 April – 10 August 2009).  The exhibition, showcasing some hundred of Kandinsky’s paintings, will offer a comprehensive chronological survey of the Russian Artist’s contribution to modern art while investigating his formal and conceptual offerings to the course of 20th century abstraction.  Kandinsky is noted for striving to give painting the freedom from nature he felt in music.

Pompidou Offers Comprehensive Overview of the Work of Russian Artist Wassily Kandinsky [Art Daily]       
“Kandinsky” at Centre Georges-Pompidou, April 8–August 10, 2009
Kandinsky’s Squiggles, Amoeba Delight in Paris Show: Review [Bloomberg]                                                                    
Landmark Kandinsky Retrospective Planned for Guggenheim Museum’s 50th

Kandinsky’s “Several Circles” via abcgallery

The international multi-venue exhibition is curated by Tracey Bashkoff, Associate Curator for Collections and Exhibitions at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Christian Derouet, Curator at the Musée national d’art moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris; and Annegret Hoberg, Curator at the Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich.  Karole Vail assisted with the organization of the New York presentation.  Their collaborative efforts will bring together masterpieces that have rarely been in the same country, much less the same room.  Masterpieces such as A Colorful Life (1907), and the Guggenheim’s Light Picture (1913) will be on display.

Kandinsky’s “Improvisation 7″ via Harley

Kadinsky is considered one of the most revolutionary and most sought after artists of the 21st century.  His works make regular appearances at both London and New York auction sales.  This past November (2008) Kandinsky’s “Studie zu Improvisation 3” fetched a record setting $15m, which pushed him to become the 28th rankedf artists by auction revenue in 2008.

Kandinsky’s “Studie Zu Improvisation” via Christies

Kandinsky’s “All Saints” via Art.com

The blotter.(Neighbor)

Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL) October 8, 2009 Arlington Heights * A woman scammed the McDonaldAEs restaurant, 1920 N. Arlington Heights Road, out of $17 at the drive-through window around 3:25 p.m. Oct. 2. She gave the clerk $50; the clerk gave her the correct change of $47, but she claimed she received only $27 and demanded $20 more. When she got the additional money, she drove away without taking the food.

* Thieves stole a 24-inch brown mosaic bistro table and two wicker chairs valued at $328 from a patio at an apartment on the 1500 block of East Central Road between Sept. 29 and Oct. 1. this web site 2004 acura tl

* Burglars broke into a 2006 Jeep Liberty in a hotel lot at 3400 W. Euclid Ave. between 4 p.m. Oct. 3 and 5 p.m. Oct. 4 and stole a GPS valued at $250.

* Burglars broke into a 2010 Toyota Camry on the 1600 block of East Central Road between midnight and 7:40 a.m. Oct. 4 and stole a GPS valued at $150. During the same time, burglars broke into a 2000 Toyota Tundra pickup truck on the 1400 block of East Central Road.

* Burglars broke into a 2004 Acura TL in a public parking garage on Miner Street between noon and 4:20 p.m. Oct. 3 and stole a radar detector valued at $400.

* Burglars stole $26 out of a purse in an unlocked 2004 Honda Odyssey van on the 800 block of North Salem Avenue between 9 p.m. Oct. 1 and 7:30 a.m. Oct. 2. Burglars stole a stereo out of the same van last summer.

* Burglars broke a front office window at Dickson Contractors, 526 S. Arthur Ave., between 5:15 p.m. Oct. 1 and 7:20 a.m. Oct. 2 and stole a desktop computer. Someone stole a computer from the same desk in January 2008.

* Vandals smashed the rear window on a 2005 Cadillac in a village parking lot at 100 E. Eastman between 7 and 9:50 p.m. Oct. 2.

* Vandals smashed a window next to the east side serving window at the Lake Arlington boat house, 2201 N. Windsor Drive, between 6:30 p.m. Oct. 2 and 9 a.m. Oct. 3. Damage was estimated at $100.

Buffalo Grove * Vandals smashed the driverAEs side windows of a vehicle overnight Oct. 1 on the 1000 block of Beechwood Drive.

* Thieves entered an unlocked vehicle and removed a radar detector and the stereo equipment, valued at $1,225, overnight Oct. 1 on Juniper Court.

* Cody Michael Lapping, 17, of the 1000 block of Belmar, Buffalo Grove, was arrested and charged with theft the evening of Oct. 2 after Buffalo Grove Theater officials reported that one of their registers was found to be short. When the security tapes were checked, an employee was found to be removing cash from the register and placing it into his wallet. His court date is Nov. 20 in Mundelein.

* Keith Andrew Pochter, 50, of the 2200 block of Sheridan Road, was arrested about 5 p.m. Oct. 3 at DominickAEs, 450 Half Day Road, and charged with retail theft. Reports said store security personnel observed him fill grocery bags with merchandise and leave without paying. The subject admitted to officers that he had done the same on three previous occasions.

* A thief took a purse containing more than $300 a woman left behind in her shopping cart at 2:45 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Jewel, 79 N. McHenry Road. go to web site 2004 acura tl

* Thieves pried open the rear patio doors of a home on Newfield Court between Oct. 2-4, ransacking the upstairs bedrooms, taking cash and rare coins. Officers located pry marks on the rear patio doors.

* Dmytro Andreevich Ligomina, 18, of the 700 block of Weidener, was arrested about 11:30 p.m. Oct. 4 near Dundee and Old Arlington Heights roads after police saw a vehicle traveling without lights. He was charged with no lights, minor in possession and consumption of alcohol.

* Cristian Teran, 18, of the 1300 block of Alpine Court, Wheeling, was arrested at 12:20 a.m. Oct. 5 after police saw a vehicle going 63 mph in a 45 mph on Lake-Cook Road near Hastings. He was charged with DUI, uninsured motorist, possession and consumption of alcohol by a minor and no valid driverAEs license.

Elk Grove Village * A 2006 Suzuki GSXR 10000cc motorcycle was stolen overnight Oct. 4 from the guest parking lot next to the pool area of a building at 850 Perrie Drive. Loss was $1,000.

* Thieves removed a tire from the rim of a trailer parked in a lot at 801 Lunt overnight Sept. 30 for a loss of $300.

Wheeling * Thieves stole several spools of copper valued at $5,000 from Hecker Electric, 250 Industrial Lane, between 5 p.m. Sept. 25 and 8 a.m. Sept. 28.