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.
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.
February 11, 2014 |
Street artists Shepard Fairey and RISK are at it again. For Art Basel Miami last year, the two painted a mural together, known as the “Peace & Justice Collaboration.” On Monday, they teamed up again for another Peace & Justice wall, this time on downtown L.A.'s skid row. The project is a two-mural set on the side of the Rossmore Hotel at East 6 th Street and Ceres Avenue. It's a joint effort between LA Freewalls' Daniel Lahoda and the nonprofit Skid Row Housing Trust, which plan to put up as many as 30 murals in the area by a variety of artists.
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.
June 8, 2012 |
Yes, they've heard the horror stories about how challenging it can be to start a successful or just sustainable art fair here. But the organizers of Paris Photo, widely considered the leading photography fair abroad, have decided to hold their first-ever U.S. fair in Los Angeles. In the tradition of international art fairs that confound geography (Art Basel Miami Beach, anyone?), the new event will be called Paris Photo L.A. It will take place next April 24-28. And, in a bid to make the art fair a more dramatic event, it will not set up shop in a familiar venue like the convention center downtown or Santa Monica's Barker Hangar but on the lot of Paramount Studios in Hollywood.