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Art Dealer Stan Lauryssens Claims 75% of Paintings Made by Dali are Fake in New Book

By Ryan • Jun 11th, 2008

Reported by ArtDaily.org:

BARCELONA.- Stan Lauryssens presented his book Dali & I in Barcelona. In it he claims that 75% of the works made by the Catalonian artist are fakes. He also states that Dali had assistants paint his works of art. The book will be released in the United States on July 8.
Art dealer Stan [...]

Apple Aims for the Masses With a Cheaper iPhone

By Megan • Jun 10th, 2008

John Markoff reports for The New York Times:
“SAN FRANCISCO — Steven P. Jobs, chief executive of Apple, introduced a new cheaper iPhone model on Monday that navigates the Internet more quickly, expanded its distribution overseas and displayed a range of new applications and services in order to establish Apple as a major player in [...]

Daniel Libeskind-Designed Contemporary Jewish Museum Celebrates Grand Opening

By Megan • Jun 9th, 2008

Art Daily reports:
“SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- The new 63,000-square-foot, Daniel Libeskind-designed Contemporary Jewish Museum (CJM), in San Francisco’s Yerba Buena cultural district celebrated its Grand Opening on Sunday, June 8, 2008. The ribbon cutting ceremony began at 10 AM, followed by a full day of activities for all ages. Visitors enjoyed admission-free access to the Museum [...]

Kentucky Yard Sale Yields a Trove of Weegee Images

By Megan • Jun 3rd, 2008

Randy Kennedy reports for The New York Times:

“As letters go, they aren’t exactly the stuff of literature. One from 1959 asks that the recipient phone Con Edison and complain about an unusually high electric bill ($54.92). Another requests a shipment of beloved New York cigars because of apparent dissatisfaction with the options available in Europe. [...]

Street & Studio: An Urban History of Photography at Tate Modern

By Megan • May 28th, 2008

Art Knowledge News reports:
“LONDON – Comprising over 300 works by 19th – and 20th – century photographers, Street & Studio: An Urban History of Photography will present a fascinating history of photographic portraiture taken in cities around the world. Including work by Diane Arbus, Cecil Beaton, Brassaï, Walker Evans, Helen Levitt, Robert Mapplethorpe, Irving [...]

Bill Wood’s Business Exhibited at International Center for Photography

By Ryan • May 28th, 2008

From Art Daily.org:
“NEW YORK.- Bill Wood’s business was photography—and he produced tens of thousands of images over the course of his career. The variety of subjects and situations he captured provide an in-depth photographic record of life in a post-World War II American city just hitting its stride.
Bill Wood (1913-1973), a tall, slender, hard-working family [...]

First Photographs on Paper in Great-Britain to Open at Musee D’Orsay

By Ryan • May 27th, 2008

From ArtDaily.org:
PARIS.- In 1839, when the daguerrotype appeared in France, the Englishman William Fox Talbot invented a technique destined to have a great future as it used the principle of the negative and printing on paper. He named his invention a calotype, “the beautiful image”. Whereas France gave the world the daguerrotype, and made it [...]

Clios Honor Ads From Ogilvy, Saatchi

By Megan • May 21st, 2008

Daryl Lang reports for PDN Online: 
“Among the many print ads honored by the Clio Awards were Ogilvy & Mather’s Mattel Matchbox campaign, shot by Kajetan Kandler, and Saatchi & Saatchi Singapore’s Wonderbra ads, shot by Allan Myles.
The Clio Festival, which wrapped up Saturday in Miami, handed out seven Grand Clios, though none for a print [...]

Flip Schulke, 77; Acclaimed Civil Rights Photographer

By Ryan • May 19th, 2008

By Joe Holley of the Washington Post:
“Flip Schulke, 77, a photographer whose arresting images of the civil rights movement and Martin Luther King Jr. became icons of an era, died May 15 of congestive heart failure at Columbia Hospital in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Mr. Schulke also shot memorable photographs of the boxer Muhammad Ali, [...]

Pitchfork interviews Scarlett Johansson

By Megan • May 13th, 2008

Pitchfork’s Amanda Petrusich interviews Scarlett Johansson:
“Scarlett Johansson’s debut LP– Anywhere I Lay My Head, a collection of 10 Tom Waits covers and one original cut– is a weird, druggy homage to the Louisiana bayou, produced by TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek and featuring guest performances by Nick Zinner and David Bowie. Pitchfork spoke to [...]