Archive for January, 2015

The Artist’s Legacy – Business and Legal Planning Issues

Sheppard Mullin attorneys Christine Steiner and Lauren Liebes recently joined Weston Naef, Getty Photography Curator Emeritus, and ASA appraiser Jennifer Stoots for “What Will Become of Your Legacy”, a panel discussion at Los Angeles Center of Photography. The panel addressed business and estate planning issues for photographers.

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Art agenda: ‘American Encounters’ at the Louvre

De Scott Evans, "Daisies" , circa 1885, part of "American Encounters" at the LouvreAmong upcoming art exhibitions and events, The Louvre readies a final look at the development of American art.

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Russian Fairytale Photography – Uldus Bakhtiozina’s Work Brings…

Uldus Bakhtiozina’s Russian fairytale photography brings cultural myths and stories to life. The image series explores moody settings, elaborate costumes and even highlights pegan symbolism that is present in most of Russia’s fables and children’s stories.

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Iraqi artist aims kick at Islamic State jihadists

Iraqi artist Akeel Khreef displays some of his art works depicting jihadists on the soles of worn-out shoes on January 13, 2015 in BaghdadThe Islamic State group militant glares at Baghdad residents with bulging eyes and bared teeth, but neither kidnapping nor death are imminent, because this jihadist is made from a shoe. The jihadist is the creation of Iraqi artist Akeel Khreef, who takes worn-out shoes and transforms them into faces representing the "ugliness" of the Islamic State (IS) group, which has committed a slew of atrocities in his country. It has killed thousands of people in areas it controls in Iraq and neighbouring Syria, targeted religious and ethnic minorities, sold women and children as sex slaves and destroyed historical sites. With the faces, Khreef says he wants to portray "the ugly condition" that has prevailed in Iraq since June, and fashioning them from old shoes does so with a calculated insult of an especially Iraqi persuasion.

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Surprise baby photographer overwhelmed by worldwide response

When Kendra Swalls first became a photographer, she likely expected to capture emotional moments like weddings, graduations and family reunions. She never expected one of her own photography shoots to lead to a worldwide reaction.

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