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Greek singer Demis Roussos dead at 68

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GREEK singer Demis Roussos, whose often high-pitched pop serenades won him household recognition in the 1970s and 1980s across Europe and beyond and who sold more than 60 million records, has died in Athens at the age of 68, a hospital confirmed. Herald Sun AP NEWS CORP AUSTRALIA NETWORK The hospital said the singer died following a lengthy hospitalisation, but ... Read More »

Getting to Know the Artisans Who Make Other People’s Art

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There are many invisible people who make the art world run: art handlers, registrars, conservators, exhibition designers. Hyperallergic – Jillian Steinhauer We don’t often see these people listed on press releases or wall placards, but it’s thanks to their work that we get to have meaningful aesthetic experiences. One of the largest groups of behind-the-scenes laborers is artisans — the welders, sculptors, painters, finishers, and ... Read More »

Exhibition at Sprovieri presents a single large installation by Jannis Kounellis

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LONDON.- Sprovieri is presenting the fifth solo show by Jannis Kounellis at the gallery. The exhibition presents a single large installation that occupies the whole space of the main gallery. The installation was originally presented at Palazzo Vignola in Todi (Umbria) in August 2014, which the following text by Rudi Fuchs refers to. ‘More and more emphatically in recent years, ... Read More »

This is the Aussie behind the world’s most expensive photograph

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A photograph by Australian photographer Peter Lik has sold for $6.5 million, making it the most expensive photograph of all time. SBS Australian-born photographer Peter Lik has made art history, with his photograph “Phantom” selling for a record $6.5 million. The photograph was taken in Arizona’s Antelope Canyon and shows a tunnel of curved rocks with a beam of light at ... Read More »

He Was More Than His Madness

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Changes at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam ( NINA SIEGAL – The New York Times ) AMSTERDAM — At the end of Vincente Minnelli’s 1956 film, “Lust for Life,” Vincent van Gogh, portrayed by Kirk Douglas, stands in a wheat field in France and slashes his paintbrush across a canvas. With crows flying wildly around him, he shouts, “It’s impossible!” ... Read More »

Tales of Cyprus

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Con Emannuelle’s art is a record of a way of life which no longer exists and the memory of which remains to only a very few. Tales of Cyprus – Dr Jennifer M. Webb* In collecting these wonderful photographs, in painstakingly and so beautifully drawing these iconic scenes and creating these posters, he is paying tribute, with love and gratitude, to ... Read More »

Ian Fairweather’s Drunken Buddha paintings reunited at Tarrawarra

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Queensland artist survived prisoner of war camp, near drowning and arrest to become one of Australian art’s most influential figures. • My favourite work: Ian Fairweather’s War and Peace – video • Tony Tuckson’s masterpieces left to Australian nation The Guadrian – Fiona Gruber In the pantheon of 20th century Australian artists, the reclusive, eccentric and much-travelled painter Ian Fairweather has ... Read More »