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.
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.
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.
May 13, 2013 |
"Slave Labour," a small outdoor mural attributed to the British artist known as Banksy, has had a strange and contested history even by street-art standards. In February, the piece went missing from the wall in London where it was created in 2012, only to later resurface at an auction in Miami. The sale eventually was called off after questions arose over the legitimacy of the piece's removal. Now it appears that the mural is heading back to the auction block. The piece is scheduled to go on sale June 2 at the London Film Museum in a private sale organized by the Sincura Group, a British company that provides services for wealthy clientele.
December 13, 1987 |
Question: Will the new airline baggage rules let you carry aboard only one piece or can you still put a bag under the seat and one in the overhead rack? Answer: Airlines will individually set weight and piece rules. Large planes, which usually can be distinguished by one to three digit flight numbers, probably will allow more weight. Better check before you fly. Q: Where in the Caribbean is a large barrier reef offering diving and fishing possibilities?