Maine East history teacher saved mural before renovation After being saved from an attic where it was stored for 38 years and a four-year fundraising effort to pay for restoration, a Depression-era mural was unveiled Saturday in its new home at the Park Ridge Public Library.
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One of Jackson Pollock's iconic drip paintings will be making its way to Christie's next month for the auction house's upcoming Evening Sale of Contemporary Art. The painting, slapped with the serial title "Number 19," is expected to fetch anywhere between $25 and 35 million, and represents, according to Christie's, the "most important work by Pollock in the last two...
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NEW YORK — A Jean-Michel Basquiat (zhahn mee-SHEHL' BAH'-skee-aht) painting has set a new auction record for the graffiti artist at a sale of postwar and contemporary art in New York. Christie's says "Dustheads" sold for $48.8 million on Wednesday. His "Untitled," a painting of a black fisherman, held the previous record when it sold for $26.4 million last November. Also...
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Restored mural from shuttered Park Ridge post office to be unveiled For 38 years, a 6-foot-by-20-foot mural sat rolled up in a local history teacher's home, an all-but-forgotten remnant of a Depression-era effort to bring art directly to the people.
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Grace M. Pollock and her late husband, Bill, had donated millions to charitable causes in and around the Harrisburg area through the S. Wilson and Grace M. Pollock Foundation.
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Peg McEntee: Olympus High losing more than a beloved mural by Peg Mcentee Tribune Columnist Published Apr 18, 2013 01:01AM MDT Holladay • We walked through dark hallways, past empty trophy cases, drooping water fountains and abandoned classrooms Saturday, heading for what could be a last look at an epic tile painting. Then we slipped around a wire fence and into a...
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Friends and family came to a memorial Wednesday to pay tribute to Grace M. Pollock, who died Friday. Pollock's $15 million gift in 2006 helped open a new performing arts center in Camp Hill.
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Crews tear down Olympus High mural the Salt Lake Tribune Published Apr 19, 2013 01:54PM MDT The tile painting on a courtyard wall at the old Olympus High has been demolished. As reported in my Thursday column, the artwork — 26 feet long and 9 feet high — had been affixed to a brick wall at the Holladay school since 1996. Sisters Rebecca Bullough-Horne and Patricia Bullough...
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Those close to Pollock described her as unassuming, and said she loved children. In a 2009 interview with The Patriot-News, Pollock said many described her as a philanthropist, but she said "I see myself as an old lady who likes children."
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A mural depicting President Barack Obama is back up on the wall of a Houston building just weeks after the painting was vandalized for the second time. Created by artist Reginald C. Adams, the work was recently redesigned and repainted by members of the public who sought to reinstate the landmark outside Breakfast Klub in midtown, according to the Houston Chronicle. The...
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