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Tagged With: New York

Ever Heard Of Dimitri Berea?

I FOUND THE OFFER ON EBAY – and couldn’t believe my eyes: US$ 22 000 for a not so good painting by an obscure artist, plus US$ 195 for the shipping! A Romanian called Dimitri Berea did it, named it „Palma de Mallorca“ and while he lived (from 1908 to 1975) could only dream of … Weiterlesen »

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We Are Underestimating Elevator Doors …

I WAS REMINDED OF THE MISTAKE WE ALL MAKE by a page in „The New Yorker“ (shown here). The American artist Julia Rothman had 6 elevator doors, all in famous buildings of New York, beautifully painted and the readers were asked, to recognize them (some difficult, some easy). But the essence of this page was: … Weiterlesen »

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BOOKS A Modern One For US$ 62 500 – Why?

IT WAS AUCTIONED AT SWANN’s IN NEW YORK in May (2017) and even the estimate was stunning: US$ 50 000 to 75 000. Not bad for a book which was published in 1926, not 100 years ago: T. E. Lawrence’s „The Seven pillars of Wisdom“. But it was a privately printed edition, complete with 65 … Weiterlesen »

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CURIOSITY The Liberty With A Wristwatch?

THE WORLD FORGOT THIS CRAZY IDEA, not even in New York more than a dozen people remember it: That the Statue of Liberty, out there in the harbor, would get an illuminated wristwatch! It was planned in 1926 when the worst politician the USA ever had (corrupt, criminal, lazy, chased out of office in 1932, … Weiterlesen »

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ART THEFT … And Then came George!

FIRST OF ALL – you might know The Cloisters in New York, this seeming- ly mispla- red roma- nic-gothic monas- tery on the nor- thern tip of Manha- ttan, overlooking the big city. Naturally, you called it a copy, as I did for years.Then you discover, that the Metropolitan Museum, only a couple of miles … Weiterlesen »

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ANIMALS Now The Poachers Went Too Far …

POACHERS CALL IT „A NEW TACTIC“ – I call it abominable mass murder! Nowadays they don’t shoot the elephants, that’s too loud, too risky and it deserves a last bit of courage. Poisening is the new silent method of killing, a coward act, without risk, just wait until the animals break down and die. This … Weiterlesen »

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SURVIVAL In Case You Need A Prison Guide …

Her name is Joyti Waswani and her crime was to steal more than US$ 5 million from secrets accounts of the world’s most influential financial broker Goldman-Sachs in New York. But she was cought, tried and went to prison. Not very long because she decided to give her loot back, but she remained long enough … Weiterlesen »

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ART Interesting People … (No. 61)

He is an Italian from Milan, worked for various world famous architects (like Richard Meier) and startet a solo carreer as painter, author, critic, teacher and international expert: Matteo Pericoli. You might have seen his best published work: In 2007 he completed „Skyline of the World“, a 397-foot-long panoramic mural for American Airlines‘ new International … Weiterlesen »

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BARS If You Ever Come to … (No. 48)

… Frankfurt/Main, ask for the „Bar Oppenheimer“. It’s not a cosy place but an ultra modern one. That’s why the world famous German artist Tobias Rehberger loves it. He is such a fan that he copied it for his exibition at the New York „Art Frieze Fair“, as a „Pop-up Event“, as an exact replica, … Weiterlesen »

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INVITATIONS The Nice Advice … (No. 66)

I confess: I have never seen anything like that! I didn’t even know that there are people, able and willing to produce invitations like that! Three dimensional ones, popping up, painted, stitched, filled with anything you want (besides the regular paper documents), even flowers. I just got an invitation for a wedding which looks like … Weiterlesen »

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