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Top Art Auction Sale

According to Forbes Magazine, in May of 2012, a new art record was set “…when Edvard Munch’s ‘The Scream’ sold at Sotheby’s New York for $119.9 million [10+08]. It became the most expensive art work ever sold at auction, easily trouncing the reigning champ Pablo Picasso’s ‘Nude Green Leaves and Bust,’ which sold at Christie’s [...]

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Art.sy: An Art Genome Project

An art genome project called Art.sy went live on Monday.  Its mission is “to expose as many people as possible to art.” Art.sy explains that its “growing collection comprises 17,000+ [10+04] artworks by 3,000+ [10+03] artists from leading galleries, museums, private collections, foundations, and artist estates.  Art.sy works with 300+ [10+02] of the world’s leading [...]

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1.3 (million cubic yards of earth)

A 2002 view of the Crater’s Eye, at the center of the bowl. Photo from Florian Holzherr in New York Times ————————————————- From the Roden Crater website… “(James) Turrell’s work involves explorations in light and space that speak to viewers without words, impacting the eye, body, and mind to heighten awareness. ‘I want to create [...]

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18 (ARTPRIZE 2011)

ARTPRIZE 2011 has just opened in a very big way in Grand Rapids, Michigan!   What a great way to see art at many scales of powers of ten all in one city – the art is on the sidewalk, in the museum, at restaurants, above windows, beside benches, on street corners – all ages are [...]

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(Atomic number) 29 (Copper – Cu)

The name copper is derived from Latin word cuprium which refers to island of Cyprus where ore deposits were found thousands of years ago.  Common uses include coins, sculpture and conductor of electricity. Melting point     1083 Celsius Boiling point      2567 Celsius Copper has 29 electrons and 29 protons.  “In nature it has two isotopes, 63 [...]

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51 (years ago in Arts & Architecture magazine)

Fifty one years ago, Richard Neutra’s Arts & Architecture magazine was on the cutting edge of ideas in architecture like the development of the Case Study program. Today the art world converges on Venice every other year to see what exciting developments are happening in the world of art.  Art Biennale in Venice will be [...]

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77 (Million Paintings by Brian Eno)

The North American premiere of 77 Million Paintings by Brian Eno was presented through the Long Now Foundation at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California in 2007.  The evolution from Eno’s original drawings to the digitized versions took a team of specialists several steps including scanning and AdobePhotoshop (10-4) to [...]

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(14)85

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) was interested in developing ways for humans to be able travel through the air like a bird. He started to make drawings for an ornithopter about 1485.   The ornithopter is designed as a human powered machine whose wings flap like a bird or bat.  In NASA’s History of Flight, da Vinci’s [...]

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(18)86

In 1886, which is one hundred and twenty-five years ago (10+2),  Vincent Van Gogh (1853-90) goes to Paris to stay with his brother Theo who introduces him to the work of Claude Monet and other Impressionists.  He studies how to bring more light and color into his own paintings of the city landscape around him, [...]

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Gus Arriola’s GORDO

Here is another wonderful example of Gus Arriola’s exploration of scale through the philosophical spider in the Gordo comic strip!  Arriola signed this (undated) comic strip as ‘WILLY D’WISP’. Note:  For earlier example, please check out blog entry on 2/25/11.

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