In late 2006, art conservator Scott Haskins received a call from the federal government. They were on the hunt for an expert witness, experienced in mural restoration, to provide testimony in an increasingly heated legal battle. Several months prior, in June, a beloved Downtown Los Angeles mural, painted by Kent Twitchell, was whitewashed—to the artist’s and the surrounding community’s surprise. The six-story, 70-foot-tall depiction of famed L.A. painter Ed Ruscha had been methodically composed by Twitchell over a span of nine years, between 1978 and 1987, with money from his own pocket.
Twitchell told me that he first heard of the whitewashing on June 6, 2006, while in Northern California readying for his daughter’s wedding. Earlier that day, a friend had serendipitously passed the mural, only to find it mid-erasure. Twitchell immediately called a lawyer friend, Les Weinstein, who took up the case. The overpainting, it turned out, was in direct violation of the Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA), under which, by law, artists must be notified 90 days prior to a mural’s removal. Shortly thereafter, Twitchell sued the Department of Labor, who owned the building, along with other involved parties for $5.5 million. To this day, no one organization or individual has taken responsibility for giving the order to paint over the mural.
Michel Foucault é um dos maiores filósofos da contemporaneidade, foi responsável por novos caminhos na análise do poder e da história e tem relevância acadêmica fora de série. Abaixo você verá uma introdução sobre sua vida, 17 artigos sobre Foucault no Colunas Tortas e 32 livros para download gratuito. Use o índice! Índice Biografia de…
General Lord Dannatt, ex-chief of general staff, said defeating Islamic State (ISIS) would only be achieved through military force.He added airstrikes alone would not yield an end to the five-year long civil war - or finish off the depraved terror group.The senior official, who led the British army between 2006-2009, said: "It is only going to be one with military defeat. From the air can help, but on the ground is where the decision is going to come.
There are few in the art world that see more, write more, or speak to more artists than Serpentine Galleries co-director Hans Ulrich Obrist. And, having literally written the book on curating, there are few better positioned to see what shape art will take in the future. So, what is the future of art according to Hans Ulrich Obrist? As he describes below: The Extreme Present.
O que possibilita participação ativa na esfera da arte é o saber das linguagens. O conhecimento dos códigos constitutivos das categorias artísticas permite uma apreciação qualificada; mas há sempre algo que escapa, mesmo ao melhor crítico, ainda ao diletante mais perspicaz: o interior da técnica. Claro, saber “ler” um desenho a carvão não é o…
Julien’s Auctions + Artsy present: “Street Art Now,” featuring more than 30 artworks by artists who have forever changed our public spaces. The auction brings together some of the biggest names working in street art, with more emerging talent who follow in the tradition of these now iconic artists. Have questions? Please contact +1.646.712.8154 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Bidding will close at 6pm PST/9pm EST on Sunday, February 21st.
Libya’s Western-backed popular uprising officially began on February 17, 2011, resulting in the toppling of long-time leader Muammar Gaddafi. Since then, the oil-rich nation has been plagued by political instability and the growing threat of Islamic State.
Tina Kim Gallery exhibition program is devoted to presenting contemporary art by both emerging and established artists. The gallery specializes in offering high quality secondary market works by twentieth century masters as well as many important artists working today.
Spanning two centuries—from around 1380 to 1580—the Northern Renaissance was the period in which the artistic practices and humanist ideals of Renaissance Italy migrated north across the Alps, and flourished in Germany, the Netherlands, and France. The movement is epitomized by the Dutch humanist scholar Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam, whose critical satires of the Catholic Church opened the door for the Protestant Reformation.
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