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NASA Names Justin Guariglia as New Artist in Residence

September 27th, 2016

justin-guariglia-via-nytNASA has relaunched its artist residency program, naming photographer Justin Guariglia as a collaborator in the presentation of climate change to the public.  “We’re not used to computing the scale of a 100,000-year-old piece of ice the size of California that’s going to break off from an ice sheet,” Guariglia says of the project, and NASA’s work more broadly.
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Wildenstein Tax Evasion Trial Denied Second Stay of Proceedings

September 27th, 2016

guy-wildenstein-via-artnetA Paris judge has requested a second attempt by the Wildenstein family to stay the criminal trial for tax evasion until the civil trial had been resolved.  The request was denied on the grounds that it may take several years to reach a decision on the civil case.
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Paul Chan’s Publishing House Issues Series of Artist-Designed Digital Files

September 27th, 2016

martin-symss-work-for-badlands-unlimited-via-art-newsPaul Chan’s Badlands Unlimited Publishing House has released a series of artist-made digital files, including works from Cory Arcangel, Martine Syms and others, and featuring a variety of incomplete, unrealized or proposed projects.  “A file is the work before the work. It is the “score” that directs the printer, video projector, or speaker to create the expression that is experienced,” a press release reads.  “And as such, artist files hold considerable value and potential in contemporary culture.”
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein, Kiss V via World Gallery

b. October 27, 1923 in New York City

d. September 29, 1997 in New York City

Schools
Arts Students League of New York
Ohio State University

Roy Fox Lichetenstein is a influential and prominent American Pop artist.  He is best known for his comic book style.  His first Pop paintings were influenced by cartoon images and techniques from commercial printing.  His large scale work Look Mickey (1961) was his first work with Benday Dots and resulted from a challenge from his one of sons.

Look Mickey (1961) via Roy Lichtenstein Foundation

His most famous work is Whaam! (1963) which was adopted from a comic book panel from an issue of DC Comic’s All American Men of War.

Whaam! (1963) via Tate

Lichetenstein was also a sculptor using metal and plastic.  He has a public sculpture named Lamp in St. Mary’s in Georgia.

He died of pneumonia in 1997. 

Roy Lichtenstein, Drowning Girl via World Gallery