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Source: Common Domain

Rothko’s 1960 Painting Expected to Fetch up to $50 Million


“Untitled, 1960, is being sold in order to broadly diversify SFMOMA’s collection, enhance its contemporary holdings, and address art historical gaps in order to continue to push boundaries and embrace fresh ideas,” Benezra said in a statement.

Untitled, 1960, offered for sale by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), is estimated to sell for between $35 million and $50 million. Proceeds will only be used to purchase works for the museum, according to Neal Benezra, the Helen and Charles Schwab Director of SFMOMA.

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Source: The Guradian

Tracy Chevalier: why I travelled the world to see every Vermeer painting

Sunday 09:54 GMT

Given the scarcity of his work, most create a theme – Vermeer and women, Vermeer and Delft, Vermeer and music – and add paintings by other Dutch artists.

At the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, I spent a blissful afternoon alone with The Art of Painting, in which an artist, thought to be Vermeer himself, wearing striking red stockings, paints with his back to us.

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Source: Fox News

'#MeToo' spray-painted on statue of iconic WWII sailor kissing nurse

Wednesday 14:31 GMT

A statue in Florida depicting the iconic photo of a sailor kissing a dental assistant at the end of World War II was tagged with the words “#MeToo” on Monday night, Florida police said. Sarasota police said in a news release that an officer found the phrase painted in red on the left leg of the woman in the “Unconditional Surrender” statue in Sarasota early Tuesday.

The graffiti was printed a day after the sailor shown in the iconic New York’s Times Square photo died at the age of 95.. George Mendosa, who was two days short of his 96th birthday, died at an assisted facility in Middletown, Rhode Island on Sunday.

“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte