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The Iconic Watergate Hotel Reopens After $125M Renovation

June 23, 2016 9:13 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2581
Guests can expect an elevated, swanky experience with playful touches that pay homage to the hotel’s historic past Washington D.C.’s notorious Watergate Hotel officially reopened this week after nearly a decade of being closed, unveiling a $125M renovation. Located within the complex that sparked the political scandal that ended Richard Nixon’s presidency during the 1970s,… View Article
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Muhammad Ali Featured on Sports Illustrated cover for the 40th time

June 7, 2016 7:41 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 3295
The late Muhammad Ali will grace the cover of next week’s issue of Sports Illustrated magazine for the 40th time. The boxing legend died last Friday at the age of 74 from respiratory issues related to a decades-long struggle with Parkinson’s disease. The three-time world heavyweight’s latest cover issue hits stands Wednesday, June 8. Michael… View Article
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The 19th Century American Women Artists You Don’t Know, But Should

July 1, 2015 8:30 am  | Comments: 9 | Views: 1070
The following artists constitute a very different breed of American heroes than those we’re used to hearing about. They fought for feminism decades before the term was coined, proving that it’s not just plausible, but necessary, that America’s artistic narrative includes the female voice. The following 12 women used paint, pen, clay, stone and thread… View Article
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How To Get An All Access Pass To Art Basel

November 6, 2014 7:26 pm  | Comments: 3 | Views: 1196
Miles upon miles of warm sandy beaches, the pinnacle of nightlife, inspiring Art Deco architecture…its no surprise that Miami ranks among America’s most iconic cities. From December 4-7, 2014 Miami will host the 13th Annual Art Basel Festival and bring in thousands from the international art world. Over 70,000 visitors, 250 of the world’s leading galleries, and celebrities alike will… View Article
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Harry Potter star to make Broadway Debut

August 28, 2014 8:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 1255
Rupert Grint, best known for playing Ron Weasley in the blockbuster Harry Potter film franchise, will make his Broadway debut this fall in Terrence McNally’s starry comedy It’s Only a Play. Grint joins an A-list cast that includes Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane, Stockard Channing, Megan Mullally, F. Murrary Abraham and newcomer Micah Stock. Jack O’Brien will direct the limited 17-week… View Article
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Master Artist Accused in Fraud Ring Tracked to Shanghai

July 22, 2014 10:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 1419
In his first television interview, the elderly artist whose look-alike paintings in the styles of Abstract Expressionists including Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock fooled experts and sent shock waves through the art world claims he was ”shocked” to learn that his works were sold as newly discovered masterpieces to wealthy collectors for tens of millions… View Article
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The Sugar Sphinx

June 27, 2014 8:54 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 1314
Over the past twenty-five years or so, ever since her spectacular New York début at the Drawing Center, in 1994, the now forty-four-year-old artist Kara Walker’s visual production—sculptures, cutouts, drawings, films—has been diaristic in tone. But the diary Walker keeps is not explicitly personal; it’s a historical ledger filled with one-line descriptions about all those… View Article
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1,600 Papier-Mâché Pandas Cause a Stir on Asia Tour

June 26, 2014 7:50 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 1252
Paulo Grangeon, a 63-year-old Frenchman based in Grenoble, never expected to be in the middle of a black-and-white-bear frenzy in Asia. But that’s exactly where finds himself as hordes of his miniature pandas, all made of papier-mâché, march across the globe, leaving behind a flurry of viral photos along the way. Made of water, rice… View Article
Pastor Is Convicted of Trying to Sell Counterfeit Art
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Pastor Is Convicted of Trying to Sell Counterfeit Art

May 13, 2014 10:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 1132
A Florida pastor who dabbles in art dealing was convicted on Tuesday of trying to sell five fake Damien Hirst paintings to an undercover police officer. A jury in State Supreme Court in Manhattan took five hours to reach a decision, finding the pastor, Kevin Sutherland, guilty of second-degree attempted grand larceny. He faces as… View Article
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Confiscated Art Collection Returned After Deal To Investigate Nazi Looting Claims

April 14, 2014 8:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 1175
Part of an art collection confiscated because it may contain pieces looted by the Nazis is being returned to its owner, prosecutors in the German town of Augsburg said Wednesday. Prosecutors said they had returned the seized collection to Cornelius Gurlitt, who inherited the almost priceless artworks from his father, in light of new evidence. Their… View Article