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House Votes Down Proposal to Cut Funding for NEA

July 20th, 2018

u-s-congress-via-art-newspaperThe House of Representatives has voted down a proposal to cut funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities by 15%, Variety reports. “One of the largest vote margins in support of the NEA and NEH ever, this bipartisan showing and resounding vote is a testament to the good work of the federal agencies and the power of the arts in our communities, schools, lives, and work,” says Robert Lynch, the president and CEO of Americans for the Arts.
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Art Newspaper Reports on Legacy of Robert Indiana

July 20th, 2018

artwork at artist Robert Indiana’s home CREDIT: Joel GreenbergThe Art Newspaper reports on the legacy of Robert Indiana, and the current lawsuits that could determine the fate of the late artist’s estate. A filing in Maine has sought to discover if some parties working with Indiana “may have been conveyed away or otherwise misappropriated or sold without due compensation.”
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New Entrance Drives Attendance at V&A Museum

July 19th, 2018

Victoria and Albert Museum, via Victoria and Albert MuseumA new entrance at the V&A Museum in London has led to a spike in attendance, moving against wider trends in the UK. “All the data we have shows that it is much more attractive to non-traditional museum-goers,” says museum director Tristram Hunt. “It is less, frankly, scary.”
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

Neo Rauch

Lives and works in:
Leipzig, Germany

Education includes:
Leipzig’s Academy

Birthdate: 1960

Neo Rauch (born 18 April 1960, in Leipzig, East Germany) is a German artist whose monumental paintings owe a debt to Surrealists Giorgio de Chirico and René Magritte. With echoes of socialist realism, Rauch exhaustively mines the intersection of his personal history with the politics of industrial alienation. He studied at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig, and he lives and works in Leipzig (Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei), Germany.

Rauch’s paintings suggest a narrative intent but, as art historian Charlotte Mullins explains, closer scrutiny immediately presents the viewer with enigmas: “Architectural elements peter out; men in uniform from throughout history intimidate men and women from other centuries; great struggles occur but their reason is never apparent; styles change at a whim.”[1]

Rauch won the Vincent Award in 2002. His work was featured at the 2005 Carnegie International in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, and he had his first solo North American museum exhibition at the Saint Louis Art Museum in St. Louis, MO in 2003-2004.[2] His first Canadian exhibit was held at the Musee d’art contemporain de Montreal in 2006.

[via Wikipedia Entry]

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