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Saturday Art: Influential Authors: Robert Louis Stevenson

Please Note: When I began this series, it was to cover a lot of authors whom I have found personally influential, even though this may only be because I enjoyed the stories they have told in their books or short stories. I’m just fortunate enough and well read enough that many of the authors I [...]

'David Bowie Is' and the dangers of 'theme creep'

The Museum of Contemporary Art is going all out for David Bowie — some 400 objects, a gala, a Tumblr blog, a sponsorship from Louis Vuitton. This is understandable; the exhibit, organized by London's Victoria & Albert Museum, is making Chicago its only United States stop on a "David...

Guess The 1D Tattoo! Which Piece Of Body Art Belongs To Which Hottie?!

The guys of One Direction have quite the tattoo collection. Well, Harry, Liam, Louis, and Zayn do. Niall…not so much — but that's okay! The other four combined have more than enough to go around for the English-Irish cutie. LOLz! Think you can connect each tattoo to its corresponding member of the group?? We're warning you…it's a bit [...]

The identification of Ka Nefer Nefer

I have already reflected on the significance of 1999 for the collecting history of the Ka Nefer Nefer mask acquired by the St Louis Art Museum.It now appears that a member of the curatorial team at SLAM was informed about the Saqqara...Show More Summary

The Ka Nefer Nefer Mask and 2005

Paul Barford has written about Michel van Rijn's public comments on the acquisition of the Ka Nefer Nefer mask by the St Louis Art Museum.I am grateful to a reader of LM for sending me the archived link to van Rijn's post. Although it...Show More Summary

Ka Nefer Nefer: What Did Michel van Rijn Know Seven Years Ago?

In the spring of 1998 the St Louis Art Museum acquired the Ka Nefer Nefer mask that is now known to have been excavated at Saqqara. It was Michel van Rijn who first drew public attention to the recently excavated origin of the mask, a cause later taken up by Ton Cremers in late December 2005 on the Museum Security Network. Show More Summary

The Ka Nefer Nefer Mask and the Saqqara link

In the spring of 1998 the St Louis Art Museum acquired the Ka Nefer Nefer mask that is now known to have been excavated at Saqqara. In late December 2005 a notice on the Museum Security Network drew attention to that association of find-spot. Show More Summary

Flashy Louis Vuitton Store in Tokyo Displaying Original Pattern Cladding

The new façade of Louis Vuitton Matsuya Ginza in Tokyo is said to be inspired by the history of Ginza, the city that used to be known for its Art Deco design. According to renowned Japanese Architect Jun Aoki, the creative mind behind...Show More Summary

One Direction Announces New Album: See the Cover Art!

Commence squealing in 3... 2... 1... Harry Styls, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Zayne Malik surprised fans this morning equivalent to Christmas, New Year's and Valentine's Day all being wrapped up in a single package: One...Show More Summary

Ka Nefer Nefer and the detached flake

Mummy mask excavated at Saqqara Last week I commented on the existence of a photograph that predated the acquisition of the Ka Nefer Nefer mummy mask by the St Louis Art Museum. I was particularly interested in the issue of when the personal name had been erased. Show More Summary

Doyle New York to auction objects by Louis Comfort Tiffany deaccessioned from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

A collection of objects by Louis Comfort Tiffany deaccessioned from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston will highlight Doyle New York?s Belle Epoque auction on September 23 at 10am. The collection comprises over thirty lots of colorful lamps, vases, bowls and other objects. Show More Summary

Rams rookie gets face tattoo to prevent having to get normal job ever again

Tattoos can be very symbolic pieces of body art. People get them for all sorts of reasons: to remember a loved one, for religious reasons, to set themselves apart, or just for style. But St. Louis Rams rookie defensive lineman Ethan Westbrooks had a unique motivation for the tattoo he had placed on his face. Show More Summary

Goldstein, Geneva, and the Mummy Mask

Mummy mask excavated at Saqqara It is known that Sidney Goldstein, the Associate Director of the St Louis Art Museum (SLAM) as well as the curator of Ancient Art, wrote a letter to Dr Mohammed Saleh, then director of the Cairo Museum,...Show More Summary

Popular Artist Takes Heat From Fans After Jumping on “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” Bandwagon

Popular St. Louis artist Mary Engelbreit has decided to use the Michael Brown controversy as an opportunity to change her art from “cheery” and “cute” to downright idiotic and offensive in an attempt to gain publicity. Engelbreit posted a new … Continue reading ?

500 Years of Female Portraits in Three Minutes

2 weeks agoOdd : Neatorama

Vimeo Link First featured on Neatorama in 2007, this video classic by digital artist and St. Louis, Missouri native Philip Scott Johnson is once again making the rounds online, for good reason. Fine art lovers are sure to enjoy this video of famous female portraits from some of the most revered painters over the past 500 years. Show More Summary

The Fondation Louis Vuitton Art Museum in France Opens This October

4 weeks agoLifestyle / Travel : RobbReport

Eight years after Bernard Arnaud, chairman of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, first announced the project, the Fondation Louis Vuitton art museum will finally open its doors on October 27. Located west of Paris in the Bois de Boulogne...Show More Summary

Vintage Luggage: Bonhams Goodwood Revival Sale

his September Bonhams, one of the world’s largest fine art and antiques auctioneers, will be offering pieces from Moynat, Louis Vuitton and Hermès circa 1910-1960, estimated to bring in from £600- £1,400 (approx. $995-$2,321). Read the rest of the story at: Vintage Luggage: Bonhams Goodwood Revival Sale

Was Kaloterna 'disappeared'?

Egyptian mummy mask excavated at Saqqara Paul Barford has written on the Kaloterna collection that once (allegedly) possessed the Egyptian mummy mask discovered at Saqqara and for the time being in the St Louis Art Museum (SLAM). HeShow More Summary

Zach Broussard Is Selling One Joke For $10.99 And If You Don't Hate Artists You'll Buy It

Remember how Louis C.K. released a comedy special on his own site for $5.00, and then lots of other famous comedians did it, too, because who needs THE MAN, right? Art, y'all, art. Problem is, if you aren't already famous, it's hardShow More Summary

How the World Cup Forced Louis Van Gaal to Evolve as a Manager

The idea of “Total Football,” that ingenious and almost artful style of play developed in the Netherlands in the 1970s, is often associated with freedom and fluidity. But not so long ago, it was equally easy to label Louis van Gaal ’s so-called “philosophy” as rigid. Show More Summary

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