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Glass negatives by Ansel Adams, a Seattle public art installation gets removed after complaints, and Jenny Holzer's poetry projections, were among the news headlines this week. Read on for ArtWeLove’s news digest, now also available in email form—bringing a comprehensive roundup of the week’s art developments to your digital doorstep. If you aren't signed up, click here. As always, we welcome your feedback at email@example.com.
THE VERDICT’S IN...ALMOST
Experts have declared that the painting thought to be a Caravaggio by the Vatican is in fact not, while controversy and debate continue to surround the glass negatives originally attributed last week to Ansel Adams, and the authentication of a Leonardo da Vinci drawing is once again the subject of a New York court case against Christie’s.
“Verdict on suspected Caravaggio disappoints fans” via WashingtonPost.com
“Experts: Ansel Adams photos found at garage sale worth $200 million” via CNN.com
“Ansel Adams Or Not? The Answer's Worth Millions” via NPR.org
Silent Beauty Splits Experts, May Be $150 Million Da Vinci: Martin Gayford via Bloomberg.com
NORTH WEST ART HIGHLIGHTS
A public art installation of life-size photographs in a Seattle intersection was removed after complaints from locals, the Frye Art Museum’s summer exhibition pays homage to the savvy curatorial eye of Ida Kay Greathouse who was director from 1966 to 1993, art campers are beautifying Vallejo’s waterfront, and the Black Rock Arts Foundation (the nonprofit organizers behind the Burning Man Festival) may be moving their headquarters to a newly revitalized arts district in San Francisco’s Mid-Market neighborhood.
“Neighborhood loses its popular 'Corner' art” via SeattleTimes.com
“The Greathouse touch: Several exhibits at the Frye reveal the canny curatorial eye of former director Ida Kay Greathouse” via SeattleTimesnwsource.com
“Summer arts camp students create mosaics for Vallejo waterfront area planters” via TimesHeraldonline.com
“Momentum for a Revitalized Arts District” via NYTimes.com
WORDS AND MOTION
Conceptual artist Jenny Holzer projected poetry by choreographer Miguel Gutierrez onto the facade of Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 of John Lennon’s original drawings are the subject of a touring exhibition titled "In My Life: The Artwork of John Lennon," director David Lynch is exhibiting photographs he created to be viewed with music by Danger Mouse, and Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones will have a solo exhibition at the Butler Institute of American Art this fall.
“Illuminated poetry delivers insights at ICA” via Boston.com
“Collaboration sets words in motion” via Boston.com
“‘In My Life’ showcases artwork by John Lennon” via atlanticville.gmnews.com
“John Lennon art exhibit, sale in Long Branch” via APP.com
“New Morrison Hotel Gallery Exhibit Brings Back Visual Component To Music” via NY1.com
“He’s Like a Rainbow: A Ronnie Wood Art Show” via NYTimes.com
Nicolas Carone is remembered as one of the early Abstract Expressionist painters along with Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning while functional ceramicist Rupert J. Deese, whose work is included in LACMA’s permanent collection, is noted for his contribution to Southern California postwar design.
“Nicolas Carone, Abstract Expressionist, Dies at 93” via NYTimes.com
“Rupert J. Deese dies at 85; Claremont artist created functional pottery” via LATimes.com