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