An interesting, but probably not immortal, Bacon sold for $142 million at auction yesterday. Note that it’s a tryptych, which might (depending on the droit d’integrité laws in effect where it winds up), be broken up and treated as three paintings, so maybe this wasn’t the high point being proclaimed: asterisk in the record books. […]
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I know even less about stained glass than I do about solar power. But I don’t find James’s examples of great stained-glass art especially compelling. To my eye, the pure mandalas that are the great rose windows have an impact that far exceeds any representational image. I can’t find a good photo of the window […]
What Mark likes to call a “bleg” for assistance: half a quotation is floating through my mind; I want to complete it but can’t seem to find whence it came. Help much appreciated: “. . . and yet people starve every day for lack of what’s written there.”
Oscar Niemeyer, great Brazilian architect, died on 5 December.
Two significant pieces of news today: Google’s earnings (and stock price) are down, and Newsweek has given up on a paper edition.The Newsweek story is only the latest step down a path to oblivion, as the digital edition cannot survive financially either and will close down in turn. This is happening because the business models […]
Pottier and de Geyter, Rouget de Lisle, Woody Guthrie, and the Weavers have all come down from heaven on the same day:
Although nonprofit organizations can make a big impact, they tend to have tiny or nonexistent legal teams. Even for the lucky few charities with a lawyer in-house or close by, it’s impossible for one attorney to know enough about all the different areas of law to be able to address all the organization’s needs. Fortunately, […]