Britain seeks to block sale of Lawrence of Arabia’s dagger and robes

February 8, 2016
Britain seeks to block sale of Lawrence of Arabia’s dagger and robes

The British government is going to great lengths to stop T.E. Lawrence’s war robes and dagger from leaving the country, imposing a temporary export ban. Lawrence (1888-1935), better known as Lawrence of Arabia, was “one of the most extraordinary figures of the 20th century,” and his dagger and white silk and cotton robes were...
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Picasso’s painting Tete de Femme fetches not so impressive £19m at Sotheby’s auction in London

February 8, 2016

A multi-dimensional portrait that Pablo Picasso painted of his young lover Marie-Thérèse Walter sold for £18.9m ($27.6m) at a Sotheby’s auction in London. But art investors were a bit blue as the same painting, Tete de Femme, sold for 30% more just over two...
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Richmond artist John Shenk uses computer technology to turn photos into painting ideas

February 7, 2016
Richmond artist John Shenk uses computer technology to turn photos into painting ideas

JOHN E SHENK John Shenk: “Ralph R. Fleming” “Ralph R. Fleming” by John E. Shenk, 2016. 36×24, acrylic on canvas Artist John E. Shenk If you go What: “JOHN SHENK – 60” features recent work by the Richmond artist When: Wednesday, Feb. 10, through...
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Richmond artist John Shenk uses computer technology to turn photos into painting ideas

February 7, 2016
Richmond artist John Shenk uses computer technology to turn photos into painting ideas

JOHN E SHENK John Shenk: “Ralph R. Fleming” “Ralph R. Fleming” by John E. Shenk, 2016. 36×24, acrylic on canvas Artist John E. Shenk If you go What: “JOHN...
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A New Generation Of Saudi Artists Pushes The Boundaries

February 6, 2016
A New Generation Of Saudi Artists Pushes The Boundaries

i Saudi artist Abdulnasser Gharem poses in front of “Generation Kill,” a piece made with rubber stamps, digital print and paint, at the opening night of his exhibition titled...
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Prolific artist and musician Swizz Beatz explains how Instagram can change lives

February 6, 2016

The art world is a gated community. Instagram, where a picture of a cat cleaning itself can be in the same feed as a surrealistic oil-on-canvas painting, is not...
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