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The Louvre Working to Complete VR Tour of the Mona Lisa

October 16th, 2019

The Louvre is putting the finishing touches on a virtual reality tour that focuses on the Mona Lisa as it prepares its landmark show on Leonardo Da Vinci. “She is seated, and spectators will be facing her like a conversation, face to face,” says Dominique de Font-Réaulx, the Louvre’s director of mediation and cultural programming.
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German Arts Center Z.K.M. Recognized by NYT

October 16th, 2019

A piece in the NYT recognizes the German art center Z.K.M. in Karlsruhe, which has a reputation for spotting new and dynamic creative ideas, and which was an early supporter and collector of visual art.  “No other institution has a track record of really looking at the medium in depth,” says Christiane Paul, a media studies professor at the New School.
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Nick Cave Profile in NYT

October 16th, 2019

Nick Cave gets a profile in the NYT this week, part of a series celebrating “The Greats,” and discusses his career, including the construction of his first sound suit after the 1992 Rodney King beating.  “I felt like my identity and who I was as a human being was up for question. I felt like that could have been me,” he says. “Once that incident occurred, I was existing very differently in the world. So many things were going through my head: How do I exist in a place that sees me as a threat?”
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

Richard Prince

b. 1948
Lives and works in:

Rennselaerville, NY

Represented by:

Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York; Skarstedt Fine Art, New York; Regen Projects, Los Angeles

Prince, a painter and photographer, got his artistic start while working at Time Magazine in the 1970s, using a storage room as a makeshift studio, creating art out of ready-made magazine advertisements, the most famous pieces of which featured the Marlboro Man. Since these early works, his fascination with American identity and American cultural has flourished and he has examined both celebrity and middle-American life.

Spiritual America, created in 1983, photographed a 10-year-old Brook Shields in standing in a bathtub. Extremely controversial, the piece, an allusion to an earlier work by renowned pictorialist and gallery-owner, Alfred Stieglitz, led to lawsuits by Shield’s mother as well as widespread criticism throughout the art community. Later in the 1980s, he received attention for his Joke Paintings that combined coarse humor with hints of Abstract Expressionism, explored notions of sexual frustration and were further exposed through his use sporadic texts stenciled throughout his works. The Nurse Paintings, a more recent collection of 19 pieces, digitally scanned the covers of novels from the 1940s and 1950s that featured nurses, printing them onto canvas via inkjets and then obscuring the image through added brushstroke. Hoods, another recent series, sees him cast a series of muscle-car hoods in wood and fiberglass, then paint over with loose strokes.

Retrospective New York’s Guggenheim September 28 2007- January 2008 [ArtObserved]
Richard Prince interview in his upstate studio [ArtObserved via VBS.tv]

Wikipedia Entry

More info about the artist coming soon.

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