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The office of Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Cynthia Gray Hathaway confirmed she granted on June 21 a motion to dismiss the charges filed by Fairey's attorney, Bradley J. Friedman, according to the Detroit News. Hathaway, Detroit city attorneys, Friedman and Fairey could not be immediately reached for comment.
The visual artist was announced as the new artist-in-residence for the Getty Institute's 2016-2017 Scholars Program. Born in Indonesia and raised in Australia, Fiona Tan is currently living in the Netherlands. Primarily a visual artist, Tan is known for her photography, film and video installations.
Saville's painting sold for £6.8 million (around $9.1 million) on Tuesday, June 28 in London, after having been predicted to sell for £2 million, allaying fears of a slump in the art market following Brexit. The 46-year-old British artist Jenny Saville was first noticed by the art world when Charles Saatchi bought her postgraduate show (1993) and invited her to exhibit at the Saatchi Gallery in London. Since, Saville has become known as one of the leading Young British Artists, a contemporary movement whose pioneers are Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin.
For George Lucas, Chicago might as well be a galaxy far, far away. The "Star Wars" creator invented an entire sci-fi universe and multibillion-dollar empire. Thwarted by local politics, the 72-year-old filmmaker said Friday that the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art would now be built somewhere in California.
A leading Greek foundation on Friday unveiled a sprawling new park, opera and national library in southern Athens designed to "give hope" to a country brought low by a six-year economic crisis. The 1,400-seat opera, library and adjoining park designed by famed Italian architect Renzo Piano cost nearly 600 million euros ($680 million) and took eight years to design and build. "We thought it was very important to give hope," Andreas Dracopoulos, co-president of the Stavros Niarchos foundation that funded the project, told a news conference.
Brandon Ingram may still be incredibly thin and lanky, but the talented former Duke forward is supremely talented nonetheless and is the favorite to be selected by the Los Angeles Lakers with the No. 2 pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday. Ingram was a pretty big star in the world of college basketball this past season, helping to lead Duke into the Sweet 16. Draft Kings TV taped Ingram showing off his secret talent at Washington Square Park, and the 18-year-old star can more than hold his own with a pencil and an easel.
Performing Puccini to a rapt New York audience, her soprano voice soaring to the rafters, Lubana al-Quntar may be the last person most Americans would think to be a Syrian refugee. Just days after the billionaire presidential candidate repeated his call to stop Syrian refugees entering America, Quntar had the audience spellbound even if many of the church pews were empty. Quntar has been in the United States for five years after leaving Syria five months into its conflict.
In a Soweto dance studio with yellowing mirrors, enthusiastic ballet students practise their first positions and plies in socks at the barre. Classical dance, for decades confined to South Africa's white minority, is finding its feet in the country's black townships. Twenty-two years after the end of apartheid, "We have beautiful contemporary dancers but not classical dancers," said Dirk Badenhorst, head of the South African International Ballet Competition, seeking out rising stars across the continent.
In the 1950s, Isaac Asimov created three basic rules of robotics. A human decides where and where another human should be killed by a robot, which presents its own set of problems, but at least governments are approaching the concept of killer robots cautiously and with at least a token desire to abide by what little ethics they are on the battlefield. Artists, however, can just build killer robots to their heart’s content!
Renowned artist Christo Vladimirov Javacheff can walk on water. Wearing dark wellington boots, a red and black all-weather coat, jeans and a smart striped shirt, Christo -- as he is universally known -- crossed his hands while standing in the middle of Lake Iseo in northern Italy. First conceived in 1970 for the River Plate delta in Argentina, the Christ-like project that Christo, 81, devised with his late wife Jeanne-Claude has finally been resurrected.
A classical violinist wracked with self-doubt takes a job teaching children in one of Brazil's most crime-ridden favelas, and ends up creating an orchestra with young delinquents and teenage mothers. Except the story behind "The Violin Teacher", a film which has been moving audiences to tears, is true. Having seen his young actors drawn from a tough Sao Paulo slum learn to play Bach as he shot the film, director Sergio Machado is now evangelical about the city's Baccarelli Institute.