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1) New York Art Dealer Charged With Selling Smuggled Artworks

 

Some of the antiquities seized by border control regarding the Nancy Weiner case

 

Nancy Weiner, a New York-based art dealer whose clients include Sotheby’s and Christie’s auction houses, has been charged with selling stolen and smuggled antiquities. According to the Manhattan District Attorney, Weiner may have been buying illegal artefacts and creating fake paperwork to cover up dubious provenance since 1999. Weiner’s process may have even…

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Stark, Provocative Portraits by Jared S. Rosenbaum


A diptych photo of a young woman in front of a plain wallUntitled

Our featured artist today is fashion and model photographer Jared S. Rosenbaum. Located in Toronto, Jared specializes in stark, provocative portraits of models in a variety of environments ranging from the bizarre to the mundane.  

 

Jared’s models often seem somehow removed from their context. He often shoots with his subject looking directly into the camera, creating the feeling that the subject of the photo is completely…

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Colour and Clean Lines: Fashion Styling by Karen Kleber


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Karen Kleber is a New York-based fashion stylist, and she’s also our featured artist today! Karen has styled numerous clients from well-known personalities like Whoopi Goldberg and Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, as well as athletes and private clients.

 


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Karen’s styles capture the individuality of her subjects, as well as helping to emphasize the mood and tone of the photograph as a whole. In the Music gallery of…

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Melvin Sokolsky's Whimsical Bubbles


 

Whimsical bubbles meet fashion in this photograph from 1963. This surreal scene was created by photographer Melvin Sokolsky. The above photo is titled Bubble on the Seine. I imagine it as a futuristic form of travel or perhaps the result of too much daydreaming. Does the bubble keep the real world out? Is that why her expression is so bemused? She certainly seems carefree with one hand in her pocket, gazing out across the Seine. I…

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