Archive for November, 2011

Next legal step uncertain for O’Keeffe art at Fisk (AP)

FILE - This flie image provided by Fisk University shows the 1927 painting by Georgia O'Keeffe, 'Radiator Building -Night, New York, '  which is part of a 101-piece collection donated to the historically black university by the late artist.  A state appeals court in Nashville, Tenn., on Tuesday, Nov. 29. 2011, threw out a judge’s requirement to reserve two-thirds of a $30 million sale of a 50 percent stake to the Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, Ark., to maintain the collection when it’s housed in Nashville, Tenn.  (AP Photo/Fisk University, File) NO SALESAP – Fisk University’s decade-long quest to generate cash from a 101-piece art collection donated by the late painter Georgia O’Keeffe is one step closer to fruition.

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Nabil Elderkin Photography

The famous Kanye Wests photographer, Nabil Elderkin is an Australian photographer/film director based out Los Angeles California.

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Scotland’s portrait gallery fulfils 120-yr-old dream

EDINBURGH (Reuters) – Scotland’s National Portrait Gallery reopens on Thursday after a 17.6 million-pound ($27 million) renovation that finally fulfils the dreams of its architect when it first opened its doors 120 years ago.

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Brazil’s artists making mark at Miami’s Art Basel (AP)

Art patrons walk the red carpet at the Brazilian-based ORNARE’s U.S. showroom in Miami's Design District, Monday, Nov. 28, 2011. The Fifth Annual ORNARE Tastemakers Showcase has evolved into an unofficial kick-off for Art Basel week and its satellite events. Hundreds of international architects, designers, artists and tastemakers attend the celebration.  The prestigious luxury kitchen, closet and bath brand is among companies taking advantage of Basel to attract South Americans, and particularly Brazilians, flying in for the art. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)AP – Brazil has been a powerhouse in the art world for more than a decade, and now its booming economy is putting its artists and collectors on the global map.

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These reptiles are ready for their (extreme) close-up

A gecko licks its own eyes. These lizards have no eyelids; instead, they have a transparent membrane that they lick to keep clean.

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