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The Con Artist: Poetic Justice, CASH4-ed Out, and, Judd-le Gym?  
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1/31/14 Posted 1/31/14

Poetic Justice emoji illustration by the author The pen may be mightier than the sword, but it ain't a shield. A drunken debate between a poet and a prose writer turned tragic last week when the poet knifed the prosateur to death. The 53-year-old former teacher and poet has already confessed to stabbing his friend in his apartment in Sverdlovsk after the friend said only prose was real literature. The man faces up to 15 years in prison. This isn’t the first time philosophical debates... [more]

A new "Scream" by Edvard Munch?  
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9/5/12 Posted 9/5/12

  A version of "The Scream" by Edvard Munch, was recently sold for nearly $ 120 millions making it the most expensive artwork ever sold. But is there another "scream"  also painted by Munch, a more frightening, extreme "scream"? There is a painting entitled "On the Operating Table" at the current exhibition; "Edvard Munch: The Modern Eye" at Tate Modern, London; this is a self-portrait, showing Munch on the operating table after he shot himself on a finger because he was rejected by his lover, Tu... [more]

My Favorite Paintings at Tate Modern Gallery in London  
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8/26/12 Posted 9/3/12

The transformation from a former power plant to a one of the flashest galleries in the world, Tate Modern Gallery, along with d'Orsay in Paris, set forth an example of how to re-juvenile a blighted institution and a neighborhood. The vast space was well utilized to showcase many huge sculptures and installations.  However, the works intrigued me most are paintings - one was Image of the Fish God (1956) by Alan Davie (born 1920) and the other one was Large Black Landscape (1946) by Jean Dubuffet (... [more]

Sunflower Seeds by Ai Weiwei at Tate Modern, London  
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10/18/10 Posted 10/18/10

Sunflower Seeds by Ai Weiwei at Tate Modern, London Chinese conceptual artist Ai Weiwei brought over 100,000,000 sunflower seeds to Tate Modern in London. In the past, Mr. Ai has produced installations, photographs, furniture, paintings, books, and films. He served as artistic consultant on the Beijing's Olympic Stadium - the Bird Nest.  After the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, he took on exposing construction problems of Sichuan schools and the follow up mal-treatments towards anyone raised issues... [more]


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