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The Museum Of Modern Art
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Wednesday 28 July 2010
Rick Norsigian, a Californian antique buff, knew exactly what he was looking for when he went rooting through a Fresno garage in 2000. He was looking for a vintage barber's chair, to add to his eclectic collection of old telephone switchboards, petrol pumps and aeroplane propellers. But when the chair turned out to be a dud, he chanced upon something that changed his life: two boxes of antique glass negatives which, a Beverly Hills art appraiser declared yesterday, were the work of Ansel Adams, the father of American photography.
Tuesday 01 June 2010
French-born American artist Louise Bourgeois, whose sculptures explored women's deepest feelings on birth, sexuality and death, died last night. She was 98.
Friday 23 April 2010
Friday 16 April 2010
A new exhibition of work by Antoni Tàpies is to be displayed at the Waddington Galleries in London.
Wednesday 24 March 2010
Wednesday 23 December 2009
Have you got what it takes to be a Great Briton? Morgan Parkerson and artist Robin Footitt have – and they’ve won flights that could transform their careers
Saturday 21 November 2009
Irving Kriesberg, who died in New York City on 11 November aged 90, was an American painter who combined intense abstract colours with human and animal elements.
Monday 26 October 2009
Saturday 18 April 2009
Helen Levitt was one of the great documentary photographers of the 20th century. In a career that spanned 60 years, she captured in still photographs and on film the daily lives of ordinary Americans. She has been compared to that other eminent photographic documentarian of the 20th century, Henri Cartier-Bresson, whom she met and whose influence she acknowledged.
Thursday 09 April 2009
Friday 22 August 2008
The paintings are not only priceless, but they have been among the star attractions at New York's Museum of Modern Art and the city's equally renowned Guggenheim Museum for more than four decades. Both are early Picassos painted at the beginning of the 20th century – before the two world wars that would engulf Europe and ultimately lead to the current blockbuster of a legal battle.
Sunday 06 April 2008
Thursday 20 March 2008
The pockets of the Whitney Museum on the Upper East Side of New York, renowned for its works by contemporary and living artists, have been significantly deepened with a gift of $131m (£66m) from the chairman of its board, the cosmetics tycoon Leonard Lauder.
Sunday 03 February 2008
Land for gas: Merkel and Putin discussed secret deal could end Ukraine crisis
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
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