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Peters vs Stremmel, remanded back to lower court for...

AAD REPORTS 08/07/2020The Honorable George H. Wu, United States District Judge for the Central District of California, sitting by designation. “Appellants”) appeal from a summary judgment order and judgment entered against them in this defamation/business disparagement...[Read More]
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Wendell Berry sues to block removal of disputed...

AAD REPORTS 07/07/2020FRANKFORT, Kentucky — Award-winning Kentucky writer Wendell Berry and his wife sued the University of Kentucky on Monday to try to stop the removal of a mural that has been the object of protest for its depictions of Black people and Native...[Read More]
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Country music legend Charlie Daniels Dead at 83

AAD REPORTS 06/07/2020Country Music legend Charlie Daniels, best known for his monster 1979 hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” died Monday of a hemorrhagic stroke. He was 83. According to a press release from his representatives, the acclaimed Country Music Hall of Fame...[Read More]
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UK's lockdown-hit arts venues to get $2B rescue...

AAD REPORTS 06/07/2020The British government has announced more than 1.5 billion pounds (almost $2 billion) to help the country’s renowned arts and cultural institutions recover from the coronavirus pandemic, after some theaters and music venues warned that without support...[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Thursby House

AAD REPORTS 05/07/2020The Thursby House located at Blue Springs State Park in Orange City, Florida - follow Southern_girl_dreaming, here James Donaghy (1838-1931) Louis Thursby House, Orange City, Florida  You may also like to visit: * Claude Monet's...[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Nymphs and Satyr

AAD REPORTS 05/07/2020Follow Blondesterage on Instagram @blondesterage William Adolph Bouguereau, Nymphs and Satyr, 1873 (1825-1905) learn more about the artist, here You may also like to read: * Lady of the Lake * Two Girls With Oleander * West...[Read More]
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Images of the American Revolution

AAD REPORTS 04/07/2020Declaration of Independence, 1776 Today being the Fourth of July, this writer was reminded of a recent trip to the very fine Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, CT. In addition to a panoply of Old Masters, French Impressionism and Hudson River...[Read More]
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ART AND FRAUD

Dr Susan Grundy 03/07/2020  UPDATE on the VAN DYCK ‘SELFIE’ Did Lord Inglewood help Philip Mould milk the nation, turning a blind eye to a faked provenance and other scholarly corruption in the sale of the £10 million Van Dyck Self Portrait to the London National Gallery...[Read More]
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Andy Warhol’s Secrets for Surviving Isolation

AAD REPORTS 03/07/2020I get sick a lot in the winter, so I spent this past January as I’ve spent many Januaries before it — in bed with a standard-issue flu. As the fever built, my mind hopscotched from one anxiety to the next. Gazing at the ceiling, I’d time-travel to the...[Read More]
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An Artist Pirated 10 Years Worth of Sotheby’s Auction...

AAD REPORTS 03/07/2020“Auction houses are rigged by manipulation and secrecy, therefore everyone should pirate them and exploit their inflated prices.” So reads the mission statement of “Art Derivatives,” a new project by Italian artist Paolo Cirio that thumbs its nose at...[Read More]
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Led by a Sizzling Bacon, Sotheby's First-Ever Hybrid...

AAD REPORTS 02/07/2020If a time traveler from 2019 arrived at Sotheby’s evening sale on Monday evening, she would have been very confused by what she saw. There was no packed salesroom, no paddles, no air kissing. Instead, specialists were stationed six feet apart on tiered...[Read More]
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Did Leonardo da Vinci's 'quick eye' help him capture...

AAD REPORTS 02/07/2020The famed Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci may have been blessed with the same "quick eye" that may give top tennis and baseball players an edge. In Leonardo's case, this super-vision may have enabled him to see and capture fleeting moments in his...[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Lady of the Lake

AAD REPORTS 02/07/2020Ms. Abbigail O’Neill on Lake Tahoe, follow Ms. O’Neill on Instagram @abby_oneill Lady of Shalott by John William Waterhouse (1849-1917 ) learn more about the artist, here You may also like to read: * Girl in a Hammock * Summer...[Read More]
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California woman gored by bison at Yellowstone...

AAD REPORTS 01/07/2020A California woman was gored by a bison at Yellowstone National Park, after she approached the animal while attempting to take a photo. The 72-year-old unnamed woman got within 10 feet of the bison “multiple times” while at her Bridge Bay Campground to...[Read More]
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German Government decrees the only art in Berlin shall...

AAD REPORTS 01/07/2020Der state must be listened to as government seeks to buy Hamburger Bahnhof museum from investor who dared show art to the people The German government is in negotiations to buy the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin after the museum’s owner, an Austrian...[Read More]
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Paddling After Tom, A Canoe Lake Mystery In The...

AAD REPORTS 01/07/2020100 years after the death of Canadas greatest painter, Tom Thomson, the mystery still lingers. A part-time paddler heads to Algonquin Park, Ontario to learn more about Canada’s most famous painter and his mysterious death over 100 years...[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Girl in a Hammock

AAD REPORTS 01/07/2020Follow Ms. Genevieve Morton on Instagram @genevievemorton Girl in a hammock by Winslow Homer (1821-1896), learn more about the artist, here You may also like to read: * For what it's worth  * Flatiron Building  * West Point[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Montserrat

AAD REPORTS 30/06/2020Follow Ms. Maria Domark on Instagram @maria_domark Montserrat by Joaquin Mir Trinxet (1873 - 1940), learn more about the artist, here (Image courtesy Sotheby's) You may also like to read: * Ibiza, Yesterday & Today * Cathedral...[Read More]
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CNBC Television: Sotheby's holds virtual auction...

AAD REPORTS 30/06/2020A test of the high-end art market happens Monday night when Sotheby's tries to sell hundreds of millions of dollars worth of masterpieces. Click here, or click on image to learn more You may also like to read: * High-Resolution Scan of The Last...[Read More]
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High-Resolution Scan of The Last Supper Shows...

AAD REPORTS 30/06/2020A new high-resolution scan of The Last Supper gives a crystal clear look at the famous painting. Leonardo da Vinci is considered one of the finest artists and thinkers of all time. He created works that have endured for centuries, like the Mona Lisa and...[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Adverts Past - Before and After...

AAD REPORTS 29/06/2020What Khan’s Londinistan Will Look Like The Advert Banned on the London Underground by The Mayor of London, Sadique Khan Follow Ms. Alexa Collins on Instagram, @alexacollins You may also like to read: * You tube vs. Instagram -...[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - The Birth of Venus...

AAD REPORTS 28/06/2020Follow Ms. Hanalei Reponty on Instagram @hanaleireponty Sandro Botticelli, The Birth of Venus (c. 1484–1486) Learn more about the artist, here You may also like to read: * Lake George New York * Coney Island * Hawaii[Read More]
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Li Zhensheng, Photographer who chronicled the insanity...

AAD REPORTS 28/06/2020Li Zhensheng risked his life in his determination to capture China's Cultural Revolution on film. As a staff photographer working for a state-run newspaper, Li Zhensheng had rare access to people and places during one of the most turbulent periods of...[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Lemon Trees

AAD REPORTS 26/06/2020Follow Ms. Natalie Roser on Instagram @natalie_roser 'Lemon Tree' by Henry Scott Tuke ( 1858 - 1929) learn more about the artist, here You may also like to read: * Naples Florida, Yesterday & Today * Tahiti, Yesterday & Today *...[Read More]
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More on the Van Dyck “Selfie”

AAD REPORTS 25/06/2020Philip Mould replies to accusations against his poor and unregulated scholarship,with poor and unregulated scholarship Philip Mould is insisting, in legal correspondence received to my email 19 June 2020, that the supposed Van Dyck self-portrait he...[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Day Dreams

AAD REPORTS 25/06/2020Follow Ms. Alexa Collins on Instagram @alexacollins ‘Day Dreams’ by Richard Emil Miller (1875-1943), learn more about the artist, here You may also like to read: * Woman with Parasol * Coast of Italy * Roses[Read More]
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Spring into St. Augustine

AAD REPORTS 24/06/2020The Oldest City in the United States where snow does not go, the weather is perfect, and artists have been here since 1880 capturing the light on canvas. If you think the Sunshine State is all about theme parks and frying on the beaches, you probably...[Read More]
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Restoration in ancient city of Aizanoi begins

AAD REPORTS 24/06/2020Archeologists on June 24 began restoration efforts of the ancient city of Aizanoi in present-day western Turkey. Elif Özer, an archaeology professor at Pamukkale University, told Anadolu Agency that the team would focus on restoration works this year...[Read More]
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Experts call for regulation after latest botched art...

AAD REPORTS 23/06/2020Conservation experts in Spain have called for a tightening of the laws covering restoration work after a copy of a famous painting by the baroque artist Bartolomé Esteban Murillo became the latest in a long line of artworks to suffer a damaging and...[Read More]
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Is the £10m Anthony Van Dyck 'selfie' that Kate...

AAD REPORTS 21/06/2020In a side-room at the National Portrait Gallery in Trafalgar Square hangs a small oval portrait of a moustachioed man in a gilt baroque frame.  The picture is the last self-portrait attributed to the Flemish Old Master Sir Anthony van Dyck, a...[Read More]
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Marlborough Gallery to Close Amid Coup Against Ailing...

AAD REPORTS 20/06/2020   FAMILY FEUD TAKES DOWN LEGENDARY SPACE The nearly 80-year-old Marlborough Gallery, one of the most storied galleries of the postwar era, will close its New York operations amid a power struggle that pitted members of its ownership...[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Two Girls With...

AAD REPORTS 17/06/2020Follow Ms. Casey Boonstra @caseboon, follow Ms. Jenna Nicole @thejennanicole and follow @jzlvipclub Gustav Klimt (Austrian, 1862-1918), Two Girls with Oleander, c. 1890-92 - learn more about the artist, here You may also like to read: * In...[Read More]
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Another Lion in Winter, The Last Words of art...

AAD REPORTS 17/06/2020Millenials may shudder at bold thoughts while few writers leave on a high note, this week saw distinguished art historian Dr. William Gerdts succumb to the coronavirus at the age of 91. Before he departed he penned these last few thoughts:  It...[Read More]
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Saudi Arabia’s artistic awakening is defying...

AAD REPORTS 17/06/2020Behind the Saudi government’s encouragement of arts and culture that have long been taboo is the desire to create a more well-rounded citizenry. It wants the next generation to be more innovative as the country transitions to a post-oil society. Read...[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Woman with Parasol

AAD REPORTS 15/06/2020Follow Ms. Danielle Knudson on Instagram @danielleknudson1 Woman with Parasol by Claude Monet (1840-1926) learn more about the artist, here You may also like to read: * American Flamingo * Summer Day * Anyone for tennis [Read More]
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The U.S. Open Is On: Formal Announcement Expected...

AAD REPORTS 15/06/2020The U.S. Open is on for 2020 and a formal announcement is expected soon, although it remains unclear how much star power will be missing from New York’s Grand Slam tennis tournament. The ATP and WTA are expected to approve a plan for the Open, which is...[Read More]
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Locals Visit Monet's Gardens without the Crowds

AAD REPORTS 13/06/2020The famous gardens of French painter Claude Monet reopened to the public this week, as France lifts its coronavirus restrictions.  The gardens are in Giverny, about 70 kilometers outside Paris. They are where Monet created his best-known...[Read More]
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No Room for Stunt

AAD REPORTS 13/06/2020Petra Ecclestone’s fiancé was to the manor bored in $85 million mansion. Well at least he wasn't playing "hoover" Living in one of the largest private homes in the world is not as wonderful as you might think, according to the fiancé of Petra...[Read More]
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Does Mould Have Some Competition?

AAD REPORTS 13/06/2020Fugitive Art Dealer Arrested on Pacific Island in Fraud Case  An art dealer with galleries in London and Miami was arrested on U.S. charges that he defrauded victims of more than $20 million to finance his business. Inigo Philbrick, who...[Read More]
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Christie’s to Offer Wayne Thiebaud’s “Four Pinball...

AAD REPORTS 11/06/2020Wayne Thiebaud’s Four Pinball Machines will be among the top highlights of Christie’s around-the-world live auction on July 10, with an estimated price between $18 million and $25 million, which would set a record for the artist.  The...[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Summer Day

AAD REPORTS 11/06/2020Follow Ms. Kara Del Toro on Instagram @karajewell Summer day by Berthe Marie Pauline Morisot, 1879 - learn more about the artist, here You may also like to read: * Claude Monet's Garden * West Point * St. Remy[Read More]
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Democrats Propose Replacing All Police With Traveling...

AAD REPORTS 10/06/2020WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressional Democrats have announced a proposal to abolish the police and replace them all with traveling bands of hippies singing John Lennon's classic song "Imagine." Read more on the...[Read More]
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This map shows statues and monuments that radical...

AAD REPORTS 10/06/2020Reeducation has begun. Resistance is futile. Succumb to the collective. No dissent tolerated   The death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, at the hands of police last month in America sparked a wave of protests and a resurgence of the Black...[Read More]
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Tomb of Ancient Egyptian beauty Cleopatra may finally...

AAD REPORTS 10/06/2020Archaeologists are digging at the site of Taposiris Magna, just 60 miles from Cairo, in hopes of unravelling the mystery behind this elusive queen.  Their search will be revealed on the Science Channel special: “Cleopatra: Sex,...[Read More]
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Treasure stash worth over $1 million found in Rocky...

AAD REPORTS 08/06/2020A New Mexico treasure hunter revealed that his chest of gold, jewels and other valuables worth over $1 million has been found. Ten years ago, Forrest Fenn gained a cult following when he announced that he had hidden the chest somewhere in the Rocky...[Read More]
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Prince Andrew's Jeffrey Epstein Newsnight Interview...

AAD REPORTS 06/06/2020Last fall, Prince Andrew spoke candidly about his association with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein in a sit-down interview with Newsnight's Emily Maitlis. During the nearly 50-minute broadcast, the Duke of York shared how he and Epstein met, and...[Read More]
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From Dusk to Dawn: The Archaeological Find where even...

AAD REPORTS 04/06/2020True to cinematic form Archaeologists discover the largest—and oldest—Maya monument ever in Salma Hayek's homeland. The Mayan culture built city-states across Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize for centuries, but we’re only starting to appreciate how...[Read More]
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Nazi S.S. diary reveals secret location of WWII...

AAD REPORTS 03/06/2020A diary that was in the possession of a secret society for decades after the end of World War II may contain a map detailing the location of more than 30 tons (28 metric tons) of gold that was hidden by the Nazis. Written 75 years ago by a Waffen...[Read More]
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Mystery woman in portrait identified after 300 years...

AAD REPORTS 03/06/2020It turns out that Mary Boleyn is not the only one mentioned in this article related to Queen Elizabeth II, A.A.D.s arts editor Alex Boyle, is also a distant relative of Queen Elizabeth II. The mystery sitter for a Royal Collection portrait has been...[Read More]
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Fine Art of Sales, Was Product Placement perfected by...

AAD REPORTS 03/06/2020Was 'The Sopranos' Really Doing Product Placement for Cars and Soft Drinks?. We all remember how Reeses Pieces came out of nowhere, vaulted into prominence by a few select phrases in the movie E.T. by Stephen Spielberg. Upon further review the Sopranos...[Read More]
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'The Sopranos': An Ex-Mobster Helped Writers Embarrass...

AAD REPORTS 01/06/2020Uncle Junior realizes after a blabby goumar opened up her mouth on where Jume puts his mouth, there are too many fish in the sea. Was The Sopranos a realistic mob show? It depends who you ask, but several people who ought to know certainly thought so....[Read More]
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Amsterdam's Van Gogh museum reopens after virus...

AAD REPORTS 01/06/2020With a yellow carpet, sunflowers and hydroalcoholic gel, the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam welcomes its first visitors for its reopening after several months of closure due to coronavirus.  Click here or click on image to watch the video You may...[Read More]
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Edward Hopper and American Solitude

AAD REPORTS 01/06/2020I've been thinking a lot about Edward Hopper. So have other stay-at-homes, I notice online. The visual bard of American solitude—not loneliness, a maudlin projection—speaks to our isolated states these days with fortuitous poignance. But he is...[Read More]
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Artist Christo who wrapped Reichstag in fabric dies...

AAD REPORTS 01/06/2020Christo Vladimirov Javacheff died of natural causes at his home in New York City, the statement said. Read more on MSN: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/artist-christo-who-wrapped-reichstag-in-fabric-dies-aged-84/ar-BB14QH9F?ocid=AMZN[Read More]
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The Visual Art Resale Royalty - Boon Or Bane For The...

AAD REPORTS 29/05/2020Throughout history, humankind has shown an appreciation for the visual arts by purchasing the works artists produce. Initially patronage by wealthy families dominated the art market, but as standards of living rose and wealth spread over the last few...[Read More]
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Ooops, Contractor Sued After Painter Tore Hole in...

AAD REPORTS 29/05/2020Two years ago, art collector Steve Wynn withdrew Pablo Picasso’s 1943 painting Le Marin from a Christie’s auction in New York after it was damaged by an employee of T.F. Nugent, a family-run commercial painting business. The employee, who had been hired...[Read More]
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Art Of The New Deal: How Artists Helped Redefine...

AAD REPORTS 25/05/2020The Great Depression challenged Americans not just with horrifically high unemployment, but ideological divides not utterly unlike the ones we face today. Today, poll after poll show the country deeply split on major issues. Racism, Islamophobia and...[Read More]
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New-York Historical Society Gifted Big Apple-Themed...

AAD REPORTS 25/05/2020Almost four decades ago, New York City real-estate executive Elie Hirschfeld came across a painting that spoke to him, a work by Thomas Hart Benton that depicted a street scene in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village neighborhood. Mr. Hirschfeld acquired the...[Read More]
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Los Mammoth Es Mue Grande

AAD REPORTS 25/05/2020Mexican archeologists discover trove of mammoth remains in Santa Lucia. Can Pleistocene Ribs be far behind?  Read more on EL...[Read More]
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The world's oldest temple was built along a grand...

AAD REPORTS 25/05/2020Hunter-gatherers might have built the world's oldest known temple on a precise geometric plan, according to new findings.  The Neolithic site, known as Göbekli Tepe, is perched atop a limestone mountain ridge in southeastern Turkey. The site's...[Read More]
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The surprising object that’s the secret key to Lowry’s...

AAD REPORTS 25/05/2020I can’t think what you want to go to London for, you won’t find any better lamp posts there…” L S Lowry used to tell young artists who asked his career advice. When Lowry came to public attention in the 1950s and 1960s, he was often...[Read More]
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Meet the art expert who trains doctors, Navy Seals and...

AAD REPORTS 25/05/2020Twice a year, in February and July, fledgling units of special-operations forces undergoing training at the world’s largest naval base in Norfolk, Virginia, head downtown to the city’s Chrysler Museum of Art. After assembling in the foyer, they listen to...[Read More]
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These 15 colorized photos will change the way you see...

AAD REPORTS 25/05/2020Marina Amaral has been fascinated by history and photography for as long as she can remember. As a child she taught herself Photoshop by watching tutorials on YouTube. Five years ago, the budding digital artist stumbled upon a collection of colorized...[Read More]
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Sotheby’s to Auction Storied Ginny Williams Collection...

AAD REPORTS 25/05/2020The top offerings for the upcoming marquee auctions are beginning to be unveiled. Sotheby’s has announced it will bring selections from the collection of dealer Ginny Williams to the auction block on June 29 in New York. Sotheby’s plans to offer the...[Read More]
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The Frick Collection: Cocktails with a Curator:...

AAD REPORTS 25/05/2020The Frick Collection: Cocktails with a Curator: Velázquez's 'King Philip'. Click here to watch the video on YouTube and click here to visit the Frick collections You may also like to read: * Frick Collection, With Fourth Expansion Plan,...[Read More]
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The Met Announces Plans To Reopen In August With Major...

AAD REPORTS 21/05/2020The museum said in a statement that they are planning to reopen to the public "in mid-August or perhaps a few weeks later," and have come up with that approximate date via Governor Andrew Cuomo's timeline of benchmarks the state must meet to reopen....[Read More]
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"Incredible:" Italian woman wins...

AAD REPORTS 21/05/2020An Italian accountant whose son bought her the raffle ticket as a Christmas present won a Pablo Picasso oil painting valued at 1 million euros ($1.1 million) in a charity draw Wednesday. Claudia Borgogno summed up her amazement in one word:...[Read More]
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Video Tour of Blockbuster Pompeii and Herculaneum...

AAD REPORTS 21/05/2020History lovers who missed the opportunity to visit the British Museum’s blockbuster 2013 exhibition, “Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum,” in person are in luck. Beginning today, the London …View the article.https://flip.it/MVe8aKView the article...[Read More]
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Pair of veteran graffiti artists arrested at NYC train...

AAD REPORTS 19/05/2020Vernon Beltran, also known by his tag name, OVIE, and Stanley Carson, known as SERGE, were caught at the MTA Westchester Yard and Maintenance Facility around 1:30 a.m. after sneaking in to create graffiti with a group of friends, the sources...[Read More]
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Emily Kasriel explores the art of plague from the...

AAD REPORTS 18/05/2020How have artists portrayed epidemics over the centuries – and what can the artworks tell us about then and now? Emily Kasriel explores the art of plague from the Black Death to current times.As their communities grappled with an invisible enemy, artists...[Read More]
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How FX's Justified influenced the Movies

AAD REPORTS 16/05/2020Cancelled five years ago despite being nomimated for best tv series at the Emmy Awards, this neomodern western cable tv show profoundly influenced Quentin Tarantino, in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and the ongoing Star Wars saga on Disney. Follow the...[Read More]
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Old Venice in Motion and Colour

AAD REPORTS 15/05/2020Queen City of the Adriatic and an artist haunt for centuries. Venice, Italy is one of the preeminent tourist destinations of the world with an estimate 18 million visitors a year based upon 50,000 per day.   James Abbot Macneil Whistler...[Read More]
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5 Henri Matisse Paintings That Transformed Modern...

AAD REPORTS 14/05/2020Undeterred by critics, Matisse honed his instincts and went against trends to develop an expressive style that would have massive ramifications. As both a friend to and rival of Picasso, who was 11 years younger, Matisse pushed boundaries and inspired...[Read More]
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Egypt Defies Archaeologists' Protests by Relocating...

AAD REPORTS 12/05/2020Read between the lines, it seems the archaeologists are saying: Just wait until somebody from the Muslim Brotherhood goes fill tilt "Durka Durka, Jihad!" on one of these ancient sculptures Despite archaeologists’ protests, the Egyptian Ministry of...[Read More]
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How the Louvre and France recovered from Darker times...

AAD REPORTS 09/05/2020How the Louvre’s director saved his museum from the Nazis On March 13, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, MoMA and the Whitney all announced temporary closures to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. Two months later, more than 19,000...[Read More]
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Largest Jackson Pollock ever created circles the...

AAD REPORTS 06/05/2020The legend goes like this: In 1943, Jackson Pollock—then far from a household name—was commissioned by art dealer Peggy Guggenheim to create a mural for her townhouse foyer. For over a month, Pollock stared at the blank canvas, wondering how he would...[Read More]
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Sotheby’s Is Betting Big on Its June Auction With a...

AAD REPORTS 04/05/2020Ever since auction-house salesrooms shuttered around the globe, many market watchers have wondered how the businesses would secure key consignments for their rescheduled evening sales. With no easy way to get trophies physically in front of potential...[Read More]
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The Art Of Rowing

AAD REPORTS 01/05/2020Tim Koch is a little tired after a very good lunch at Fishmongers’ Hall following the Doggett’s Coat and Badge Race yesterday. In lieu of an immediate race report, here is something that he prepared earlier. At Iffley by Hugh Goldwin Rivière c....[Read More]
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Christie’s vs Christie’s in the Saint Louis Van Dyck...

AAD REPORTS 30/04/2020First published 11.09.2014 by Dr. Susan Grundy  As Sotheby’s London goes to court to defend their authentication processes and due diligence practices against a claim that they missed a Caravaggio,(1) in the international arena Christie’s London...[Read More]
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Is the £10m Anthony Van Dyck 'selfie' that Kate...

AAD REPORTS 26/04/2020In a side-room at the National Portrait Gallery in Trafalgar Square hangs a small oval portrait of a moustachioed man in a gilt baroque frame.  The picture is the last self-portrait attributed to the Flemish Old Master Sir Anthony van Dyck, a...[Read More]
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Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, NY

Robert Alexander Boyle 25/04/2020Located on the back side of Storm King Mountain is the largest outdoor sculpture garden in America. Established in 1960 by Ralph Ogden the property included 180 acres. By 1967 Ogden purchased thirteen works by the late sculptor David Smith (1906-1965)....[Read More]
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Isolation Revival of Withnail & I

AAD REPORTS 18/04/2020Richard E. Grant is a joy, not just in terms of his wonderful performances in movies like Can You Ever Forgive Me? and Gosford Park, but when it comes to his energizing social media presence....[Read More]
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Video tour of the Andy Warhol retrospective at the...

AAD REPORTS 16/04/2020The Tate Modern has installed a massive Andy Warhol retrospective exhibition. Unfortunately because of the Coronavirus, as of yet, nobody is allowed in to see it. For now this is as close as you can get, in the video, Tate curators Gregor Muir and...[Read More]
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Petra Ecclestone's fiancé Sam Palmer challenges James...

AAD REPORTS 16/04/2020Stunt is Afraid. Palmer throws down the Gauntlet as the fraudulent billionaire goes into hiding, or more likely the basement of his coke dealer. Rumor has it the breaking point for Stunt in the bouts negotiations was S.O.A.P.  Sam Palmer,...[Read More]
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Art Basel says "Auf Wiedersehen" to der...

AAD REPORTS 16/04/2020End of an Era as Art Basel Parent Company MCH Group Lays Off 150 Employees.    Art workers across the United States have faced layoffs, furloughs, and pay cuts over the past few weeks because of coronavirus shutdowns. While those furloughs...[Read More]
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So youse thinks I'm funny?

AAD REPORTS 14/04/2020Joe Pesci’s Rap Career. Famous actors love a good side hustle. Tom Hanks wrote an entire book about typewriters, Steve Martin would rather talk about his banjo than his legendary comedy career, Lakeith Stanfield raps, and Joe Pesci — well, Joe Pesci...[Read More]
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Tones from an Apocalypse inspired the Sublime

AAD REPORTS 14/04/2020See the Soft Aquarelle Watercolors That Resulted From Krakatoa’s Big Bang. The 1883 eruption of Krakatoa has often been described as a ferocious, earth-shattering event. It was: millions of tons of ash, superheated pyroclastic flows,...[Read More]
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NYC Gallery owner dies of the Coronavirus

AAD REPORTS 14/04/2020Long time art dealer John Driscoll dies of coronavirus. John owned Babcock Galleries since the late 1980's after moving to New York from Boston. He was one of the few dealers to be successful in both realms, contemporary and the...[Read More]
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Cheryl Tiegs 'not shocked' by photographer ex...

AAD REPORTS 14/04/2020Super model exwife of photographer Peter Beard thinks the now missing legendary lensman simply went walkabout, like he did on his honeymoon! Peter Beard has swum with crocodiles, been charged by rhinos and trampled by a herd of elephants. Writer Bob...[Read More]
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BJ and I

AAD REPORTS 11/04/2020According to the NY Post, Boris Johnson has been recovering from his illness watching this classic Brit comedy from 1987 "Withnail and I".  [Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - The Embankment,...

AAD REPORTS 01/04/2020Embankment, 1947. Author Wolf Suschitzky - Follow Old_London_Photos on Instagram Claude Monet The Thames below Westminster (La Tamise et le Parlement), about 1871 Oil on canvas 47 x 73 cm © The National Gallery, London - to learn more click here[Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Claude Monet's...

AAD REPORTS 31/03/2020Claude Monet's Garden, 2017 - Follow Ms. Katt Massimo on Instagram @ladyavera Claude Monet in his garden circa 1920 - learn more about Claude Monet, here  [Read More]
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Instagram Echoes Artists Past - Hopper

AAD REPORTS 30/03/2020Follow Ms. Frida Aasen on Instagram @frida_aasenPensive Lady by Edward Hopper (1882-1967) learn more about the artist, here  You may also like to read:  * Instagram Echoes Artists Past - American Flamingo  * Instagram Echoes...[Read More]
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Game of Thrones: George RR Martin shares news

AAD REPORTS 25/03/2020Quarantine has an upside, it forced George Martin to work instead of play, as his long overdue book six aka Winds of Winter (allegedly) nears completion.  George RR Martin is busy finishing off The Winds of Winter in his self-isolation. But now the...[Read More]
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Precautionary closures and sale updates at Christie’s...

AAD REPORTS 23/03/2020The major sales in New York were originally scheduled for 12-15 May, they have been postponed until 23-26 June (at the very least). It would be a miracle if they actually happen in late June. Read more on Christie's...[Read More]
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Why we turn to art in this difficult moment, and where...

AAD REPORTS 23/03/2020A few weeks ago, I started to seriously fantasize about a springtime trip to Ghent, the Belgian city hosting the most comprehensive exhibition ever of the works of Jan van Eyck, the artist who perfected oil painting. Now, like most people, my travel...[Read More]
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Ancient Maya kingdom with pyramid discovered in...

AAD REPORTS 21/03/2020After searching for more than a quarter century, archaeologists may have finally located the capital city of Sak Tz'i', a Maya kingdom that's referenced in sculptures and inscriptions from across the ancient Maya world. But it wasn't archaeologists who...[Read More]
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Fine-Tuning Radiocarbon Dating Will Rewrite...

AAD REPORTS 21/03/2020Refining carbon dating brings into focus specific date windows for ancient events.   Radiocarbon dating, invented in the late 1940s and improved ever since to provide more precise measurements, is the standard method for determining the dates...[Read More]
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Big Rigs Stopped Buying so Diesel Dykes Plow...

AAD REPORTS 18/03/2020For the Artist Couple Carrie Moyer and Sheila Pepe, It's All About Teamwork. Pair of diesel dykes make art instead of wondering who humps who, Sheila could grow a mustache and call herself Hector Nobody would bat an eye. In troubled times strange...[Read More]
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His sculptures were larger than life. Renowned N.J....

AAD REPORTS 13/03/2020J. Seward Johnson Jr., renowned sculptor and heir to the Johnson pharmaceutical fortune, died this week at his home in Key West, Florida. He was 89 and died Tuesday of cancer, according to a published report. Johnson’s sculptures were literally larger...[Read More]
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Boston’s biggest art museums to temporarily close due...

AAD REPORTS 13/03/2020In a joint statement issued Thursday afternoon, Boston’s most prominent art museums said they would close to the public, effective at the end of the day. The Museum of Fine Arts, Institute of Contemporary Art, Harvard Art Museums, and the Isabella...[Read More]
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Cleveland Museum of Art to Receive Largest Gift in 60...

AAD REPORTS 13/03/2020A local philanthropist couple is donating more than 100 pieces to the museum, including works by Matisse, Wyeth and Picasso. Read more on The New York...[Read More]
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