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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

William Wood

b. 1960
Lives and works in:

New York, NY

Represented by:

Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

Education includes:

Manhattan College BS, New York
School of Visual Arts, New York

Wood, an emerging artist, is a painter who uses nontraditional tools to apply oil and wax onto the canvas. Wood’s meticulous work is frequently inspired by photographic interpretations of light. His work is consistent, almost never deviating from the monochromatic biomorphic abstraction parameters that he set for himself early in his career.
His limited subject matter allows him to optically explore the multiple angles within these boundaries. His paintings are said to offer an inviting illusory spaces for the viewer to enter, both technically and visually confounding.
His work is part of museum collections in several states including New York, Texas, California, Hawaii, Virginia, New Jersey and North Carolina.