Monday, September 7, 2015
PARIS (AFP).- A controversial sculpture by artist Anish Kapoor on display in the gardens of the Palace of Versailles -- and informally dubbed the "queen's vagina" -- was vandalised again on Sunday, this time by anti-Semitic graffitti, officials said.
The giant sculpture was attacked in June and then cleaned, but Kapoor said that this time the graffitti would remain on the work, to bear witness to hatred.
Officially known as "Dirty Corner," the sculpture comprises a huge steel funnel that the 61-year-old British-Indian artist has described as "very sexual."
It and the rocks around it were sprayed in white paint with phrases such as "SS blood sacrifice," "Queen sacrificed, twice insulted," "the second RAPE of the nation by DEVIANT JEWISH activism" and "Christ is king in Versailles," the palace management said.
President Francois Hollande condemned the vandalism as "hateful and anti-Semitic" and Prime Minister Manuel Valls took to Twitter to say he felt disgust and warn the perpetrators would be severely punished.
Controversial sculpture by artist Anish Kapoor 'Queen's vagina' at Versailles vandalised again
Saturday, August 29, 2015
LONDON.- The Agatha Christie: Unfinished Portrait photography exhibition offers a new insight into the life of Agatha Christie and opened at Bankside Gallery in London this summer, as part of the 125th anniversary celebrations of the Queen of Crime.
Featuring never before seen photographs from the author's private collection, the exhibition illustrates the life behind the works of the most widely published author of all time.
Each image is accompanied by a quote in Christie's own words, drawn from both published works and unpublished personal correspondence, beautifully capturing her thoughts and feelings from early childhood, through both marriages and her international adventures, to her years as a world famous author.
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The Hyde receives largest gift of Modern art in 30 years from Werner Feibes and the late James Schmitt
GLENS FALLS, NY.- The Hyde Collection announced that it has received its largest gift of Modern art in 30 years – a remarkable group of paintings, drawings, prints, mixed media, and sculpture by many of the world’s leading modern artists.
The collection of 55 works of art, including works by Josef Albers, Sol LeWitt, Grace Hartigan, Ellsworth Kelly, Robert Motherwell, Bridget Riley, Robert Rauschenberg, David Smith, and 38 other artists, was given to The Hyde by Werner Feibes and the late James Schmitt, retired Schenectady, N.Y., architects and longtime art patrons, collectors, and friends of The Hyde.
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