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Festive treats on offer in Sotheby's December Wine Sale

2 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Sotheby?s London auction of Finest & Rarest Wines on 14 December 2016 is brimming with festive treats and a fantastic line-up of stellar Bordeaux. The opening two collections feature the First Growths from all the landmark vintages from 1982 to 2000, including full cases of Lafite 1990 and Latour, Margaux and Mouton 2000. Show More Summary

Robert Rauschenberg: Art that contains multitudes and overcomes gridlock

  Though London is in pre-Christmas gridlock, making it difficult to go anywhere that can’t be reached on foot, there are some important shows to be seen, including the remarkable Beyond Caravaggio at the National Gallery (until 15 January if you can get through the traffic to Trafalgar Square). Though it has only a handful […]

Exhibition focuses on work that attempts to capture the invisible

2 hours agoArts : Artdaily

LAUNCH LA presents Out of Body featuring paintings by Jonathan Apgar, Tiffany Livingston, Victor Reyes and sculpture by Alisa Ochoa. I heard a beautiful sound Floating higher than the stars could be And I lie there/my eyes closed I felt...Show More Summary

Jochen Volz to curate Brazil's participaton in La Biennale di Venezia

2 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Fundação Bienal de São Paulo has appointed Jochen Volz as the curator of Brazil?s official delegation to the 57th International Art Exhibition ? la Biennale di Venezia, which will be held between May 13 and November 26, 2017. JochenShow More Summary

National Portrait Gallery will install the portrait of President-elect Donald J. Trump before inauguration

2 hours agoArts : Artdaily

A photo portrait of President-elect Donald J. Trump will go on display at the Smithsonian?s National Portrait Gallery Jan. 13, 2017, and remain on view throughout the inauguration festivities. The photograph, taken in 1989 by photographer Michael O?Brien, shows Trump tossing an apple with his right hand. Show More Summary

A bit of what you should know about event power and electrical safety

Ted Pallas contacted us and wanted to create a short primer on power, in response to the terrible fire at Ghost Ship in Oakland, CA. Any fire anywhere is a reminder that knowledge of electricity, how it works and how it impacts safety, is essential to any of us organizing or playing electronic music live. Show More Summary

Compressing faces

Can you recognize the faces below? (Answers at bottom of post). The faces are compressed so the width is only 25% of the original photo. Source: G. J. Hole, P. A. George, K. Eaves, and A. Razek, B Many computer vision systems are premised...Show More Summary

Important Watches brings $7.1 million at Sotheby's New York

2 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Robust bidding drove this week?s sale of Important Watches to a $7.1 million total, exceeding the auction?s high estimate of $6.9 million and with a very strong 90% of lots sold. Modern and vintage wristwatches and pocket watches by celebrated houses ? particularly Rolex, Patek Philippe and Cartier ? achieved notable prices throughout the day. Show More Summary

Review: Uncle Philip’s Coat (Greenhouse Theater)

In Greenhouse Theater's Uncle Philip's Coat, by Matty Selman, actor Gene Weygandt gives excellent interpretations of struggling actor Selman, his loving but judgmental father and his eccentric uncle, but it’s not enough to overcome the clichés of the source material. Slightly Recommended. (read Lauren Whalen's entire review...)

Join us Sunday December 11 for Flux Factory’s 10th Annual Art Auction

2 hours agoArts : Art Fag City

It's Flux's biggest production of the year, at which hundreds gather to celebrate our community and make it possible for Flux to produce yet another year of affordable space for our artists-in-residence, as well as commissioning new artworks for our free public exhibitions and educational events. Get your ticket now.

Weekly Round-up: Seasonal Writing

Every week our editors publish somewhere between 10 and 15 blog posts—but it can be hard to keep up amidst the busyness of everyday life. To make sure you never miss another post, we’ve created a new weekly round-up series. Each Saturday,...Show More Summary

the-crows-nest: The Rain, it raineth every day, 1906...

10 hours agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

he-crows-nest: The Rain, it raineth every day, 1906 by Leonard Campbell Taylor

Essential Arts & Culture: China and Taiwan's music diplomacy, Ghost Ship fallout and Gary's Busey-isms

15 hours agoArts : Culture Monster

China and Tawain — a classical take. Evaluating the fallout of the Ghost Ship fire in Oakland. And a look at an inspiring new piece of American architecture. Plus: The road show that is Gary Busey. I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, with the week’s essential stories:...

NASA launched official GIPHY and Pinterest pages full of useful and fun material

For all the space-loving guys out there, NASA has brought the Universe closer to us than ever. They wanted to provide the public with the fun, yet educational materials that will help us explore both the universe and our home planet....Show More Summary

Too Little, Too Late

15 hours agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Onegin" The National Ballet of Canada Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts Toronto, Canada Nov. 23, 2016 by Denise Sum Copyright © by Denise Sum 2016 This season marks principal dancer Xiao Nan Yu's 20th year in the National Ballet of Canada. Show More Summary

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