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.
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, 2012 |
Analia Saban went to art school at the height of the recent market boom, when it was not uncommon for students, particularly in UCLA's prestigious painting program, to be fielding offers from galleries and selling work directly out of their studios. It had a significant impact on the direction of her career, though not because she profited by it at the time. Indeed, she had a rough go of it. Raised in Buenos Aires, she came to Los Angeles in 2002 by way of a small college in New Orleans, where she studied video art primarily.
February 19, 2013 |
North Londoners are furious over a missing Banksy mural that was torn off a building in the Wood Green neighborhood of the city and has since resurfaced online at Fine Art Auctions Miami . The high-profile mural features a young boy on his knees, hunched over a sewing machine and stitching Union Jack bunting. It went up last May on the wall of a Poundland department store in advance of June's Diamond Jubilee Celebration for Queen Elizabeth II. According to the Guardian, it's considered a commentary condemning child labor. The mural -- which was a popular draw to the neighborhood, attracting locals and tourists alike -- is now titled "Banksy Slave Labor (Bunting Boy)