November 5, 1988 |
An American cantor who sang recently in Moscow's main synagogue said he met more enthusiasm there than from any other congregation in his 23 years of conducting Jewish services. "I have never encountered such love and affection, such crowds in the synagogue," said cantor Jacob Mendelson of Temple Israel in White Plains. The visit was sponsored by the American Society for the Advancement of the Cantorial Art of Miami, Fla.
December 3, 2013 |
Ai Weiwei is an artist who knows a thing or two about doing time in jail. Next year the activist Beijing artist will exhibit a series of new installations at Alcatraz, the former island prison in San Francisco Bay. The project, which was officially announced on Tuesday, will feature artwork located at four sites around the island. The exhibition will have new sculpture, sound and multimedia works that address subjects including activism, incarceration and freedom of speech, according to organizers.
May 11, 1990 |
Lost Art Found: Miami police have recovered 57 pieces of Ecuadorean art missing since 1988 from the attic of a cafeteria owner who allegedly paid $400 for the art. The 49 paintings and eight sculptures, valued at more than $200,000, were taken by two men who stole a delivery van containing the artwork. Unaware of the value, the thieves took the art to Alberto Bello, who allegedly bought the collection for $400.
December 6, 2013 |
The Duchess of Cambridge has been changing things up a bit recently, but jaws dropped in some quarters when she attended the British premiere of the film "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" on Thursday. It wasn't the elegant Rouland Mouret gown she was wearing that caused double takes. It was the messy casual ponytail. [Cut] In a sad coincidence, it was during the screening that the Duchess and her husband Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, received word that South African anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela, the subject of the film, had passed away . [Express]
January 8, 2007 |
A North Carolina artist intrigued by the public obsession with celebrity has found herself feeding that obsession with a painting of actress Angelina Jolie as the Virgin Mary hovering over a Wal-Mart checkout line. Kate Kretz has painted for 20 years, but none of her previous work has garnered the attention given "Blessed Art Thou," which showed this weekend at Art Miami, an annual exposition of modern and contemporary art.
February 19, 2014 |
A mural depicting two lip-locked British bobbies created by the street artist Banksy sold at an auction in Miami on Tuesday for $575,000, which was at the low end of estimates. Two other Banksy works -- which the artist created during his monthlong "residency" in New York last year -- failed to meet sale expectations. The Banksy works were being sold as part of a street-art auction by Fine Art Auctions Miami. The Tuesday sale featured works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Bambi, Keith Haring and others.