Mexican director Cuaron’s ‘Roma’ wins top prize at Venice
ROME (AP) — "Roma," Alfonso Cuaron's intimate, black-and-white portrait of the women who raised him in Mexico City's turbulent 1970s, has won the top prize at the 75th Venice Film Festival.
Cuaron accepted the Leone d'Oro on Saturday, which he said was the birthday of the woman who inspired the lead character Cleo, a young domestic worker with her own troubles amid political strife in the city's Roma neighborhood.
Coens, Cuaron, Jenkins heading to New York Film Festival
NEW YORK (AP) — The 56th New York Film Festival will feature films from the Coen brothers, Barry Jenkins and 88-year-old documentarian Frederick Wiseman.
The Film Society of Lincoln Center on Tuesday announced its main slate, including the Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or winner "Shoplifters," by Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda. Most of the festival's 30 selections will be making their United States premiere after debuting at either Cannes, Venice or Toronto.
Julian Schnabel’s exuberant style on view at Glass House
The Julian Schnabel exhibit in residence this summer at the Glass House in New Canaan is most astonishing as a study in contrasts, a sparking friction of aesthetics.Schnabel rocketed to great celebrity and, offsetting scorn, as a bad-boy superstar of the 1980s New York art scene. His paintings were enormous, almost wall-sized, and apparently reckless. Some of the earliest were embedded with smashed dinner plates. His entry in the Art Story, an online guide to modern art, cites “his near mania...
CANNES, France (AP) — Julian Schnabel will direct a film about Vincent van Gogh starring Willem Dafoe as the Dutch post-impressionist master.
The film, titled "At Eternity's Gate," was announced Saturday at the Cannes Film Festival by production company Rocket Science. The film is to focus on Van Gogh's period in Auvers-sur-Oise and Arles, France, where the artist was living when he famously cut off his ear.
REVIEW: MCA exhibit features Jean-Michel Basquiat’s earliest chapter
DENVER | I’m not an artist, an art historian or someone who might be considered an expert of the fine arts in any way. I dabbled a good bit — drawing and painting, sculpting and even delving into some larger, multi-media projects over the course of about a decade. But if you’re looking to compare, say, abstract expressionism (think Jackson Pollock) to art nouveau (look up one of my favorite illustrators, Aubrey Beardsley), I’m only going to be able to fake my way for so long.
Bowie sale smashes expectations as Basquiat fetches $8.8M
LONDON (AP) — Buyers have snapped up modern artworks collected by David Bowie, with a painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat selling for more than 7 million pounds ($8.8 million) at a London auction.
The first part of Sotheby's two-day Bowie sale Thursday netted 24.3 million pounds ($30.3 million), more than double its upper pre-sale estimate.
The musician, who died in January aged 69, was a passionate collector of contemporary and modern art.
LONDON (AP) — More than 200 pieces from David Bowie's extensive art collection, including works by Damien Hirst and Jean-Michel Basquiat, are to go on public display before being sold at Sotheby's in November.
Bowie, a musical and sartorial chameleon, died in January aged 69. He was an avid collector of contemporary and modern art, and served on the editorial board of Modern Painters magazine.
The sale — which will be preceded by a public exhibition — includes...