August 27, 2014: Shepard Fairey Paints Mural in NYC, Paintings Stolen in Italy, and Man Ray’s Birthday

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Aug 27, 2014 9:44PM

Today’s Notable News

A Bristol, England youth club sold a Banksy artwork painted on a public wall, saving the club from closure and ensuring funds for the club’s future. (via The Guardian)

Three 15th-century panel paintings have been stolen from the Castello Sforzesco in Milan. (via The Art Newspaper)

Shepard Fairey has installed a mural in New York City’s Little Italy in a collaboration with The L.I.S.A. Project, as part of a commercial neighborhood improvement initiative that brings murals to the area. (via Huffington Post)

Christie’s is auctioning the photographs by Earle Shipton taken during his 1951 Everest expedition that generated rumors of the existence of a Yeti in the Himalayas. (via Artnews)

Best of Instagram

Via @crosstemporalThis Week on The Huffington Post I wrote about #Banksy and pondered whether he’s ‘over.’ Hint: he’s not.”

Good Reads

An Art Magazine Featuring Beyonce, Kelly Osbourne and Other Stars Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before” (via T Magazine)

A Pioneer of Color Photography Gets His Due”: A review of Keld Helmer-Peterson’s first solo show in New York (via Hyperallergic)

Artist of the Day

Man Ray, one of the key figures of Dada and Surrealism, was born on this day in 1890. Ray’s contemporaries included European avant-garde artists Pablo Picasso and Georges Braques. He is best known for his photography, especially his portraits, fashion photography, and photograms. He was a lifelong friend of Marcel Duchamp and spent much of his career in Paris.

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