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Arts Post: December 5, 2010 - December 11, 2010

Wojnarowicz inspiration for Bono and U2

The "One" album cover. A friend sent us a reminder of a U2-David Wojnarowicz connection. A year before Wojnarowicz died in 1992 of complications from AIDS, U2 used his famous photograph of a buffalo going over a cliff as the...

By Staff reports  | December 10, 2010; 4:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Colbert donates his rally suit, and some opinions to the Smithsonian

Tip/Wag - Art Edition - Brent Glasswww.colbertnation.com When your controversy reaches the hot lights of the late night comedians, you know everyone is talking. And when Stephen Colbert is devoting an entire show to art, its creation and process, and...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | December 10, 2010; 8:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Museums, TV  | Tags:  Brent Glass, National Museum of American History, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Stephen Colbert  
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Board member resigns over crucifix controversy

Smithsonian controversyUSER POLL: Do you agree with the Smithsonian?TIMELINE: Notable art controversies Senior Smithsonian officials are meeting with concerned museum staff over fears that removing a video from the National Portrait Gallery sets an unwelcome precedent. The action has generated...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | December 9, 2010; 7:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags:  Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture, James T. Bartlett, Martin Sullivan, National Portrait Gallery  
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'Blue Valentine' to get R rating: MPAA saves face

The director Derek Cianfrance got some good news Wednesday afternoon, when word came down that the Motion Picture Association of America's Classificaton & Rating Adminstration reversed its initial decision to give his romantic drama "Blue Valentine" an NC-17 rating. After...

By Ann Hornaday  | December 9, 2010; 4:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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President nominates Dworkin to National Council on the Arts

In his first appointment to the National Council on the Arts, President Obama nominated violinist Aaron P. Dworkin, the founder and president of the Detroit-based Sphinx Organization. Violinist Aaron Dworkin. (AP) The council is the advisory body to the National...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | December 9, 2010; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott  | Tags:  Aaron P.Dworkin, National Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, President Obama  
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Visual Shock: Bathroom Edition

Since when is it okay to have sexist bathrooms? I'm talking to you, Proof. You're the G Street, NW, restaurant I frequent for your yummy gnocchi and luscious sablefish. Though I may love your food, when I use your...

By Jessica Dawson  | December 9, 2010; 12:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Food, Jessica Dawson, Public Art  
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Isaac Mizrahi brings his spring collection to Saks Jandel

Mizrahi waves to the crowd at Saks Jandel in Chevy Chase on Sunday. (Susan Biddle/for the Washington Post)Isaac Mizrahi, the New York designer and co-star of Bravo's "The Fashion Show: The Ultimate Collection," brought his spring line to Saks Jandel...

By Robin Givhan  | December 8, 2010; 10:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Reactions to Smithsonian pulling art video in "Hide/Seek"

LA Times reported the video "A Fire in My Belly" is going to be shown at the CB1 Gallery. "An appalling act of political cowardice," began an editorial in Tuesday's New York Times. Christopher Knight, LA Times Arts critic, concluded Tuesday,...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | December 7, 2010; 4:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Perillo Selected for Bobbitt Poetry Prize

"Inseminating the Elephant," the book of verse by Lucia Perillo, has been awarded the 2010 Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry by the Library of Congress. The work of Perillo has been praised by all quarters of the literary...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | December 7, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Books, Jacqueline Trescott  | Tags:  Bobbitt Poetry Prize, Lucia Perillo, award-winning poetry, library of congress  
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Va. woman sells Lichtenstein work for $128,700

Enid Liess, with "The Statesman" by Roy Lichtenstein. (Courtesy Quinn's Auction Galleries) The "Statesman," a 1951 painting by Roy Lichtenstein, which was out-of-public view for 45 years, was sold on Saturday for $128,700. The story of the painting, which was...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | December 7, 2010; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott  | Tags:  Enid Liess, Jerry Liess, Roy Lichtenstein, art auction, art auction in Northern Virginia  
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Protestors banned from Smithsonian after playing video on iPad

On Sunday at around 1 pm, 37-year-old Washingtonian Mike Blasenstein hung an iPad around his neck, held some flyers in his hands -- and promptly got banned, or so he believes, from the Smithsonian Institution. That iPad was playing a...

By Blake Gopnik  | December 6, 2010; 2:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Kennedy Center Honors: One-of-a-kind jam session

2010 Kennedy Center Honors Oprah Winfrey: • Profile • Photos Paul McCartney: • Profile • Photos Merle Haggard: • Profile • Photos Bill T. Jones: • Profile • Photos Jerry Herman: • Profile • Photos The formal dinner that...

By Jacqueline Trescott  | December 5, 2010; 2:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Kennedy Center  | Tags:  Jerry Herman, Merle Haggard, Paul McCartney, bill t. jones, kennedy center, kennedy center honors, oprah winfrey  
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