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Former Guggenheim Member Speaks Out Against Expanding Guggenheim Project in Abu Dhabi

March 30th, 2017

Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, via Art NewspaperThomas Krens, the former director of the Guggenheim Foundation in New York and original leader in the museum’s expansion project, says that the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi project should be downsized or postponed.  “The world financial crisis and the Arab Spring has changed the equation radically,” he says. “It may not be such a good idea these days to have an American museum…with a Jewish name in a country [that doesn’t recognize Israel] in such a prominent location, at such a big scale.” 
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Michael Govan Joins Smithsonian Board

March 30th, 2017

Smithsonian Institution, via Washington PostLACMA Director Michael Govan has been invited to join the Smithsonian Institution’s Board of Regents, the Washington Post reports.  The institution’s 17-member Board of Regents includes the chief justice of the United States, the vice president, three members of the House, three members of the Senate and nine citizens.
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Kerry James Marshall Interviewed on NPR

March 30th, 2017

Kerry James Marshall, via NPRKerry James Marshall is interviewed in NPR this week, as he opens his retrospective in Los Angeles, and reflects on the energy and spirit of his works.  “What you’re trying to create is a certain kind of an indispensable presence,” he says. “Where your position in the narrative is not contingent on whether somebody likes you, or somebody knows you, or somebody’s a friend, or somebody’s being generous to you. But you want a presence in the narrative that’s not negotiable, that’s undeniable.”  
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REFERENCE LIBRARY

Vanessa Beecroft

Vanessa Beecroft image via www.kunsthandelmeijer.nl/

[image via www.kunsthandelmeijer.nl/]

Vanessa Beecroft (Genoa, Italy, 1969) is an Italian contemporary artist living in Los Angeles. Beecroft is married to sociologist Greg Durkin. They have two sons.

Sudan- Sundance 2008 image via www.jamati.com

Sudan- Sundance Film Festival, 2008

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Beecroft uses a unique, personal, artistic language. Her work is a complex fusion of conceptual issues and aesthetic concerns, focusing on large-scale performance art, usually involving live female models (often nude).

[via Wikipedia  Entry]

'VB.LP.001.00', 2000 via www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk

‘VB.LP.001.00′, 2000

[image via www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk]

Alphabet Concept- In Louis Vuitton via lunettesrouges.blog.lemonde.fr

Alphabet Concept- At Louis Vuitton

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Jennifer- 2005, bronze via www.marinmarkov.com

Jennifer- 2005, bronze

[image via www.marinmarkov.com]

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