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National Portrait Gallery Unveils New Portrait of Nobel Prize Winning Scientist...

LONDON.- A new portrait of Sir Martin Evans by prize-winning artist David Cobley has gone on display at the National Portrait Gallery. Sir Martin was the first scientist to identify embryonic stem cells which have applications in virtually all areas of...

Phillips Collection Features Works by Pioneering Abstract Artist Wassily Kandinsky

WASHINGTON, DC.- After a visit to his native Moscow in 1912, Wassily Kandinsky (1866−1944) sought to record the “extremely powerful impressions” that lingered in his memory. Working tirelessly through numerous drawings, watercolors, and...

Sotheby’s London to Sell Newly Discovered Gustav Mahler’s Personal Copy of...

LONDON.- On 8th June 2011, as part of its Music, Continental and Russian Books and Manuscripts sale, Sotheby’s London will sell Gustav Mahler’s newly discovered personal copy of the first edition of the Third Symphony. Coming to the market fo...

Smithsonian’s National Numismatic Collection Receives Sacagawea Dollar

WASHINGTON, D.C.- The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History has recently acquired 17 items from sculptor Glenna Goodacre from her successful commission to design the Sacagawea dollar coin released in 2000. This donation preserves the c...

‘Carol Wax ~ Dance of Shadows’ At the Herakleidon Museum in...

Athens.- The Herakleidon Museum in Athens is presenting 'Carol Wax: Dance of Shadows" until 19th June 2011. The exhibition includes 100 works on paper by the contemporary New York artist Carol Wax. The majority of these works are mezzotints, however...

The Art of Light: Works by László Moholy-Nagy at the Gemeentemuseum...

THE HAGUE.- Light as art and art as light. Throughout his life, László Moholy-Nagy (1895-1946) played with light in all his work: his paintings, sculptures, collages, photographs, films, graphic designs, book covers and theatre sets. Light is to Moho...

The Art of Light: Works by László Moholy-Nagy at the Gemeentemuseum...

THE HAGUE.- Light as art and art as light. Throughout his life, László Moholy-Nagy (1895-1946) played with light in all his work: his paintings, sculptures, collages, photographs, films, graphic designs, book covers and theatre sets. Light is to Moho...

Mass Sketchers Turn the World to Art in a Day

By Rebekah Curtis LONDON (REUTERS).- People and their pencils from New Zealand to New York are hitting the streets four times a year with a common aim: Turn the world into art for one day. The 30th global "SketchCrawl," a worldwide, day-long drawing b...

After 222 Years, First Draft of a Poem by Robert Burns,...

EDINBURGH (REUTERS).- Staff at a castle in Scotland have discovered a rare letter including the first draft of a poem by Robert Burns 222 years after he posted it. The letter -- which includes a draft of "On Seeing a Wounded Hare" -- surfaced at Floors...

Iconic Barack Obama Change Poster by Shepard Fairy to Sell at...

LONDON.- A pencil screen print of the iconic Barack Obama Change poster designed by American contemporary artist and graphic designer, Shepard Fairey, in support of Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, is to be sold at Bonhams as part of its Urban ...

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