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Gina Rinehart: Mining magnate demands to have portraits removed (

Upset at how she has been depicted, mining heiress and billionaire Gina Rinehart approached the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) to ask the portrait of her -- and another by the same artist -- be removed from public display, according to local media....Local media have reported that the National Gallery ultimately rejected the removal request.

At least the National Gallery of Australia showed its spine.

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posted by matt in Friday, May 17, 2024

Brian Eno Reveals the Hidden Purpose of All Art (

I think Brian Eno has a copy of the Trump playbook: Create chaos, project certainty, reap rewards.

"For people like Steve Bannon, destruction is their main tool. That famous statement he said: 'Flood the zone with [expletive].' This is more and more what populists do. They think, OK, if we can create chaos, we know how to benefit. Because in chaos people retreat to those who look like they’re certain."

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posted by matt in Monday, November 14, 2022

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Jonathan and Renee studying a Rothko painting. This one has an interesting vandalism and restoration(s) story behind it. I've never really appreciated his paintings before, but I did like this one quite a bit. Maybe the vandalism and botched restoration job pulled me into it, emotionally.

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photo posted by matt in Saturday, November 6, 2021

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Police brutality is not a modern problem; it's a long-term problem. This is a portion of Hunger March, a 1933 mural by Harvard grad Lewis Rubenstein. It's not new. Yet it continues.

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photo posted by matt in Saturday, November 6, 2021

A mural presents a new image for one Ohio city (

"...when all the painting's done, it'll be the largest artwork of its kind in the country. It's called the Glass City River Wall."

This is a great story about a pretty cool thing happening in my hometown — a massive art installation that was born from a simple idea.

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posted by matt in Sunday, October 24, 2021

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Denny went down to the office with me this morning to help hang the artwork in my office. It felt like old times! And the office feels a little more homey now, too.

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photo posted by matt in Sunday, March 14, 2021