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Graffiti Loses its Secret Ingredient - Illegal
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Graffiti Loses its Secret Ingredient – Illegal

A household name. That’s what Banksy is. Not since Thomas Pynchon has a more unwilling man been more sought after. And while Pynchon is a lauded literary genius, he couldn’t feasibly be considered a household name. Banksy, on the other hand, is decidedly so. With the great success of the Oscar-nominated documentary Exit Through the Gift […]

Orchestra Seating on the New York City Subways
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Orchestra Seating on the New York City Subways

It takes a lot to rattle New York straphangers. They have seen and heard (and smelled) it all. And they mostly ignore it. But on a recent Sunday afternoon a woman stopped abruptly just outside the doors of a downtown train on the N and R line, frozen by the sight of two men rolling […]

Springsteen and peers to reclaim ownership of qualifying songs.
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Springsteen and peers to reclaim ownership of qualifying songs.

Since their release in 1978, hit albums like Bruce Springsteen’s “Darkness on the Edge of Town,” Billy Joel’s “52nd Street,” the Doobie Brothers’ “Minute by Minute,” Kenny Rogers’s “Gambler” and Funkadelic’s “One Nation Under a Groove” have generated tens of millions of dollars for record companies. But thanks to a little-noted provision in United States […]

See No Evil Graffiti Project in Bristol
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See No Evil Graffiti Project in Bristol

It’s the most ambitious permanent graffiti project ever to take place in the UK, so no prizes for guessing the location of See No Evil, which will be painting Bristol red (and blue, and green, and etc etc etc) this week. The Georgian city isn’t just the spiritual home of Banksy – although, this being a blog about […]

Hague Awards Heir $1.43 Million for Goering-Looted Part of Old Master
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Hague Awards Heir $1.43 Million for Goering-Looted Part of Old Master

The Hague city government agreed to pay 1 million euros ($1.43 million) to the heir of a Jewish art dealer whose gallery was looted by Hermann Goering for part of a Jan Steen painting that was in fragments until 1996. Jacques Goudstikker left about 1,400 artworks in his gallery when he escaped Amsterdam in 1940 on a […]

Tony Curtis' Art Collection To Be Auctioned in Malibu
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Tony Curtis’ Art Collection To Be Auctioned in Malibu

An extensive art collection and other memorabilia that once belonged to late Hollywood actor Tony Curtis are to be sold at auction next month in Beverly Hills, sale organizers said Tuesday. The actor immortalized in “Some Like It Hot,” and who died last year, was also an accomplished flautist and a painter whosework resides in […]