Archive for October, 2013

School to unveil writer’s ‘Death Collection’

He collected photographs of people after their demise, whether from natural causes or after crossing paths with someone with a noose, knife or a gun.

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Experimental electro artist Blake wins Britain’s Mercury Prize

British singer-songwriter and producer James Blake arrives from the 2013 Mercury Prize awards ceremony in central London on October 30, 2013London (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Electronica singer-songwriter James Blake won Britain's prestigious Mercury Prize on Wednesday for his second album, "Overgrown". The 25-year-old art-school graduate beat off competition from bookmaker's favourite Laura Mvula, legendary singer/songwriter David Bowie and Sheffield rockers Arctic Monkeys to claim the £20,000 ($32,000, 23,350 euros) prize at a ceremony in London.


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International Center of Photography Announces Departure of Executive Director Mark Robbins

“On behalf of the board, we thank Mark for his service to ICP, and wish him the best in his new endeavor,” said , President of the ICP Board of Trustees.

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Vienna museum director quits in Nazi looted art row

Designated artistic director of Leopold Museum Tobias Natter attends a news conference in ViennaBy Georgina Prodhan VIENNA (Reuters) – The director of Vienna's Leopold Museum, home to extensive collections of work by Austrian artists such as Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt, has quit in a row over Nazi-looted art. Tobias Natter said he could no longer stay at the museum after some of its most senior staff joined a controversial new foundation associated with Klimt's illegitimate son, film director Gustav Ucicky, whose works included Nazi propaganda. The so-called Klimt Foundation has 14 Klimt works – four oil paintings and 10 drawings. The ownership of at least one, a portrait of Gertrude Loew, has been disputed for years by her heirs, who say it was stolen by the Nazis and want it back.


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Hollywood photo Friday at Center for Creative Photography

This year’s 8 most remarkable ladies in Hollywood, including Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz and Melissa McCarthy, open up about their heroes, their weaknesses, and the toughest roles they have tackled.

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