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van Gogh’s Infamous Ear at the ZKM

According to the Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe Museums website (ZKM), the cultural institution is hosting a very important work of “living art.”  With the vision of artist Diemut Strebe, scientific engineering and computer imaging technology, the severed ear of Vincent van Gogh has been regrown. The story began in 1887 when van Gogh and fellow artist Paul Gauguin … Continue reading

Heroes, Villains, Myths, Legends on 57th Street!

With mainstream media fixated on science fiction — heroes, villains, myths and legends have not only become part of our daily lives, but in some cases, an obsession.  You see the effects every day, from San Francisco turning into Gotham City for a day just to make a little boy’s dream come true, to the young ladies … Continue reading

“The Gossips” loaned to the Norman Rockwell Museum

After being sold during a record-setting auction of the artist’s work at Sotheby’s in December, Norman Rockwell’s popular painting “The Gossip” will be on view at the Norman Rockwell Museum for a limited time. Created by Rockwell for the March 6, 1948 cover of “The Saturday Evening Post,” the original painting was previously on loan … Continue reading

Giant Rubber Duck explodes in Taiwan just before the New year celebrations begin

Joaquín Sorolla Retrospective Exhibition- Sorolla and America

Joaquín Sorolla, Spanish Impressionist artist whose paintings have sold at auction for over $6 million, is having his first retrospective exhibition, ‘Sorolla and America,’  at the Meadows Museum, December 13, 2013 – April 19, 2014, and will then travel to the Meadows’ partners at The San Diego Museum of Art and Fundación MAPFRE, Madrid. The … Continue reading

$142,405,000 Francis Bacon on view at the Portland Art Museum

The world’s most expensive work of art will make its debut at the Portland Art Museum, after selling last month at Christie’s Auction House for $142,405,000.  Francis Bacon’s “Three Studies of Lucian Feud will be on view from December 21. 2013 through March 30, 2014. Museum Director Brian Ferriso states in the recent press release: … Continue reading