Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Angels: Chained and Unchained
Purvis Young in New York at Merton D. Simpson Gallery
Nov 13th 2013 - Feb 21st 2014
Monday, January 13, 2014
Miami Recap: Is There a Global Art Esthetic?
ArtNews by Robin Cembalest
A roundup of favorites from 8 fairs, 3 museums, 3 private collections, and 2 public projects
Full Article here
This is a good recap of Basel week with some interesting questions raise and great links included. Enjoy, GL
Friday, January 3, 2014
The Monuments Men opens in Theaters February 7th. I'm looking forward to this movie. A war movie with art, what could be better. And a great cast to boot! GL
Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It would be an impossible mission: with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could these guys - seven museum directors, curators, and art historians, all more familiar with Michelangelo than the M-1 - possibly hope to succeed? But as the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind's greatest achievements. From director George Clooney, the film stars George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville, and Cate Blanchett.
Thursday, January 2, 2014
This is a fascinating talk by Chris Nolan who explains how he draws inspiration from his favorite artist Francis Bacon and how, in particular, Heath Ledgers Joker makeup in the movie Batman was referenced from Bacon's distorted faces. GL