Archive for September, 2016

New York’s Met is sued over Picasso sold in Nazi, Fascist era

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan was sued on Friday for the return of a Pablo Picasso masterpiece allegedly sold under duress in 1938 because of Nazi and Fascist persecution in Europe. A complaint was filed in Manhattan federal court by the great-grandniece of Paul Leffmann, a Jewish industrialist from Germany who once owned “The Actor,” a rare work from Picasso’s Rose Period in 1904 and 1905. Laurel Zuckerman, who handles estate matters for Leffmann’s widow Alice, is alternatively seeking more than $100 million of damages.

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Light and form: The architectural photography of Lucien Herne

Photographer Lucien Herve had a knack for not just capturing the form of a building, but telling its story. Shadow play, or glimpses of people interacting with the surfaces of the forms are common features of the Hungarian-born French photographer's black and white compositions.

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Brussels to get Pompidou Centre art museum

Brussels to get Pompidou Centre art museumThe European "capital" of Brussels is going to get its own version of the Pompidou Centre, the contemporary art gallery in Paris that has become one of world's biggest cultural attractions. The new Pompidou branch will be housed in a landmark building which residents of Brussels more closely associate with grease and grime, a 16,000 square-metre car garage on the banks of the city's rustbelt canal. "The Brussels region and the Pompidou Centre have signed a deal for the creation of a Pompidou Centre Brussels at the heart of a cultural hub," the Paris-based museum said in a tweet.


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Take mobile photography to the next level with one of 10 different lens kits on sale on Amazon

Apple's new iPhone 7 Plus has 2x optical zoom and a very cool bokeh effect, neither of which are very common on smartphones these days. Of course, you're still not going to get the same kind of camera experience on the iPhone 7 Plus that you would get with a larger camera that has room for different types of optics.

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George Takei gives personal collection to Los Angeles museum

FILE - In this March 15, 2016 file photo, actor George Takei attends the premiere of "Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures" in Los Angeles, Calif. Takei is donating a trove of art and artifacts from his life and career to the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles. The museum announced the gift Wednesday, Sept. 28, and said the collection will be featured in an exhibition,“New Frontiers: The Many Worlds of George Takei” opening March 12. (Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor and activist George Takei is donating a trove of art and artifacts from his life and career to the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles.


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