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Six-Part Series by Andreas Gursky at Sprüth Magers in Berlin

German photographer Andreas Gursky has impressed the art world for the longest time with his large scale photographs, that usually capture a scene with repeating patterns. The size by itself is impressive. Courtesy of Monika Sprüth and Philomene Magers Gallery, Berlin

BERLIN.- Monika Sprüth and Philomene
present an exhibition of new works by Andreas Gursky in Berlin. The
series of
works represents an important new development in Gursky’s practice in
which the
artist reassesses the way he works with photography. Like many of
Gursky’s works, the new, six-part series Ocean I-VI (2009-2010) goes
back to a
spontaneous visual experience.
As the artist relates, while
flying one
night from Dubai to Melbourne he stared for some time at the flight
monitor: the
Horn of Africa to the far left, a tip of Australia to the far right –
and there
in between the blue void. Then all of a sudden he saw the graphic
on the monitor as a picture.

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Anne Frank’s Full Diary on Display at the House Where She Wrote It

Dutch queen Beatrix (L) and Teresien da Silva (R), head of collections of the Anne Frank Foundation, look at the original diaries of Anne Frank in the House of Anne Frank in Amsterdam, Netherlands, 28 April 2010. It's the first time the works are being exposed, as the museum marked its 50th anniversary. EPA/ Marcel Antonisse

AMSTERDAM (AP).- Nearly all of Anne Frank’s diary
went on display for the first time at the Dutch house where she wrote it
the two years the Jewish teenager was in hiding from the Nazis. The
and pages that comprise the World War II diary have been moved into the
Frank House museum to mark 50 years since it opened its doors to the
Dutch Queen Beatrix opened the exhibition, then attended a commemoration
at the
17th century Western Church a few dozen steps from museum.

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Wayne Thiebaud ~ Seventy Years of Painting at the San Jose Museum of Art

Wayne Thiebaud - "Watermelon Slices" 1961 (detail) - Oil on canvas. Private Collection - © Wayne Thiebaud/Licensed by VAGA, New York

SAN JOSE, CA.- The San Jose Museum of Art presents
“Wayne Thiebaud: 70 Years of Painting,” a survey of more than one hundred twenty
drawn from the oeuvre of the celebrated painter.
Thiebaud is best known for his vibrantly colored paintings of bakeries and
delicatessens and has also specialized in Northern California landscapes, San
Francisco cityscapes, and colorful beach scenes. A variety of these paintings
will be on display along with prominent drawings and rarely seen figurative
works spanning his career. On view February 16, 2010 through July
4, 2010.