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2009-05-21 08:44:00

Settlement Is Believed to Mark First Time the National Gallery of Art Returns a Non-Holocaust Painting NEW YORK, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- A unique and unusual settlement regarding Chaim Soutine's iconic painting entitled Piece de Boeuf (Piece of Beef c. 1923) was approved last week by Judge Laura Taylor Swain of the Southern District of New York. Pursuant to the settlement, the painting is being returned to the Shefner Family in resolution of litigation commenced against the National Gallery...

2009-05-15 17:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 400 of Washington's most powerful and prestigious leaders gathered tonight at The Phillips Collection for an evening of friends, family, and art. The Gala included Members of Congress, Supreme Court Justices, Ambassadors, and Washington socialites. Guests dined among masterpieces by Degas, Matisse, Renoir, Diebenkorn, O'Keeffe, and Lawrence to celebrate The Phillips Collection's award-winning education programs. More than $520,000 was...

2009-04-30 12:57:00

NEW YORK, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- It's the year 2020 and Tess, the adopted daughter of U.S. President Daniel P. Ross, is off to conquer Paris. Having spent a good part of her childhood in foster homes and then under her father's protective eye, Tess has not yet seen much of the world. Discover Tess's sensual, high wire adventures in an accelerated, near-future world... On May 17th, 2009, the first installment of Jane Rubin's new erotogenic novel, 77 Rue D'Orange, (Copyright (C) Jane Rubin...

2009-04-20 12:42:00

- 60 abstract paintings by 50 New York School artists from 1940-1970 - Estimates from $1,000 to $50,000 - April 20-30, 2009 NEW YORK and BERLIN, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- From April 20-30artnet Online Auctions will feature a special sale of 60 abstract paintings by 50 New York School artists including Mary Abbott, Elaine de Kooning, Franz Kline, Michael Goldberg and Robert Motherwell. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090420/NY01657 ) The New York School artists painted and...

2009-04-17 14:39:13

George Grosz's relatives are suing New York's Museum of Modern Art over three works the late painter left behind in Germany shortly before World War II. Grosz was an expressionist and Dadist painter who caricatured German society of the 1920s and 30s in harsh ink and watercolor paintings, satirizing war profiteers, politicians and the rising Nazi Party and its leader Adolf Hitler. Arrested several times, he fled to New York in 1932, where he lived until he died on a visit to Berlin in 1959...

2009-04-11 12:04:24

Art historian David W. Scott, the founding director for the National Museum of American Art in Washington, reportedly has died at the age of 92. Scott joined the museum in 1963 when it was known as the National Collection of Fine Arts and helped raise the Smithsonian Institute site's stature, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday. Scott determined to build the NCFA into a museum of consequence, author Sophy Burnham said in her The Art Crowd book about the New York and Washington art worlds....

2009-03-13 13:36:00

NEW YORK, March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Louise Blouin Media will partner with Sharjah's Department of Culture and Information, the host of the 9th edition of the Sharjah Biennial. Under the Patronage of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, ruler of Sharjah and under the auspices of Biennial Director, HH Sheika Hoor al Qasimi, overseen by renowned Curators Isabel Carlos and Tarek Abou El Fetouh and led by Artistic Director Jack Persekian, the Sharjah Biennial launched in 1993 is one of...

2009-03-12 11:05:00

- 100 prints by 40 Modern & Contemporary masters - Estimates from $2,000 to $60,000 - March 12-26, 2009 NEW YORK and BERLIN, March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- From March 12-26artnet Online Auctions (http://www.artnetonlineauctions.com) will feature a special sale of original limited edition prints (http://www.artnetonlineauctions.com/Prints) by 40 artists including Francis Bacon, Marc Chagall, Roy Lichtenstein, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol. (Photo:...

2009-02-03 09:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- After seven years of painting and marketing contemporary figurative oils on canvas with eye-sharing faces, Artist, Author and Designer Sharon M (Geisen) Hayes is painting abstract "Green Art" and "Energy Art" with a new goal in mind. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090203/CG65017) "I love our world, I love people and I love life. My oil paintings with eye-sharing faces have a meaning behind them, which is, we are all one, all connected,"...

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2009-01-16 09:41:56

Pennsylvania painter Andrew Wyeth died Friday in his sleep, surrounded by family, at his Chadds Ford home, said KYW-AM, Philadelphia. The cause of his death at the age of 91 was not immediately reported. The Delaware Valley-based artist was known for his realistic renderings of rural America, particularly the people and scenery of Chadds Ford and near his summer home in Cushing, Maine, the radio station noted. The son of the late illustrator and artist N.C. Wyeth, and the father of artist...


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kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'