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Critics Sign Letter Opposing Trump’s Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

December 12th, 2017

Donald Trump, via Art NewspaperA group of over 100 artists, writers and critics have signed an open letter condemning Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “We reject Trump’s collusion with such racist manipulation and his disregard for international law,” the letter reads. “We deplore his readiness to crown the Israeli military conquest of East Jerusalem and his indifference to Palestinian rights.”
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Spanish Law Enforcement Seizes Works in Catalonian Museum

December 12th, 2017

Spanish demonstrators protest outside of the Lleida Museum, via Art NewspaperSpanish law enforcement has seized a selection of paintings and artifacts  from the Lleida Museum in Catalonia this week, continuing fierce tensions in the region over Catalonia’s attempted independence from Spain. “Aragonese authorities have a great interest in recovering pieces in Catalan museums, but have no desire to recover other objects from Sijena that are, for instance, in the Prado in Madrid,” says Santi Vila, Catalonia’s former cultural minister. “Why? For political reasons.”
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WSJ Reports Buyer of da Vinci’s ‘Salvator Mundi’ as Saudi Crown Prince

December 8th, 2017

Leonardo da Vinci, Salvator Mundi (circa 1500) final price $450,312,500, via Christie'sA conflicting report in the Wall Street Journal notes that the buyer of the da Vinci piece last month at Christie’s is actually Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, noting that another prince served as a proxy buyer for the work.  The news comes as the Louvre Abu Dhabi has claimed that it will be showing the piece in its museum.
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Nan Goldin

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Nan One Month After Being Battered via Tate.
b. 1953
Lives and works in:

New York, Paris and London

Represented by:

Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

Education includes:

School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston/Tufts University BFA, Boston

Goldin is an American photographer who first received attention for her photographs of the gay and transvestite community in her first solo show exhibited in Boston.

Following her time in Boston, she moved to New York where she involved herself in the post-punk and new-wave music scenes, ultimately partaking in the Bowery’s drug culture.

Her most famous work, The Ballad of Sexual Dependency, was formed from photographs taken between 1979 and 1986 and depicts drug use, violent and aggressive human interaction and other autobiographical moments. Critics have frequently criticized her glamorization of heroin-culture and pioneering of the later-popular grunge style.

Other famous series are I’ll Be Your Mirror and All By Myself.

Initially produced at a time when most fine art galleries did not feature photography, her work is still most commonly displayed in a slideshow format. More recent work features a broader selection of subjects.
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Simon and Jessica in the shower Paris 2001, via Radio Libre.
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Kate Moss on her White Horse as Lady Godiva via The World’s Best Ever.

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