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July 9, 1990 | MIKE CLARY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When famed pop artists Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen were commissioned five years ago to design a public sculpture for Miami, they promised to come up with something that would symbolize the city. And they did. "Dropped Bowl With Scattered Slices and Peels" is an immense, complex work of 17 separate pieces made of cast concrete, fiberglass and metal.
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December 7, 2007 | Lindsay Pollock, Bloomberg News
New York photographer Charles Thompson, dressed in a cream suit, white shoes and sipping a strawberry smoothie, stood at the entrance to the Miami Beach convention center, just before the noon VIP opening. He was one of several hundred collectors waiting for the doors to open to the largest U.S. contemporary art fair. Thompson, a tall, blond collector of Russian contemporary art, waited patiently.
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December 7, 2007 | Lindsay Pollock, Bloomberg News
New York photographer Charles Thompson, dressed in a cream suit, white shoes and sipping a strawberry smoothie, stood at the entrance to the Miami Beach convention center, just before the noon VIP opening. He was one of several hundred collectors waiting for the doors to open to the largest U.S. contemporary art fair. Thompson, a tall, blond collector of Russian contemporary art, waited patiently.
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July 9, 1990 | MIKE CLARY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When famed pop artists Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen were commissioned five years ago to design a public sculpture for Miami, they promised to come up with something that would symbolize the city. And they did. "Dropped Bowl With Scattered Slices and Peels" is an immense, complex work of 17 separate pieces made of cast concrete, fiberglass and metal.
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November 5, 1988 | Associated Press
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.
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May 11, 1990 | GREG BRAXTON, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
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.
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December 3, 2013 | By David Ng
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.
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January 8, 2007 | From the Associated Press
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.
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February 19, 2012 | By Holly Myers, Special to the Los Angeles Times
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.
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February 19, 2014 | By David Ng
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.
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December 13, 1987 | ERIC FRIEDHEIM, Friedheim is editor/publisher of Travel Agent magazine.
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?
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February 19, 2013 | By Deborah Vankin
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)
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