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"The Hanged Man: XII" by artist Brenton Bostwick.
11”x14” oil on panel - artist made wood frame.
$1000 and available for purchase here: http://www.moderneden.com/collections/tarot/products/the-hanged-man-xii
Part of the Tarot: Art of Fortune exhibition at Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco, curated by Warholian’s own Michael Cuffe.
For more on Brenton, follow his Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/BrentonBostwick
The Fine Arts Museums (de Young) of San Francisco announces with great sadness the death of John Edward Buchanan, Jr., Director of Museums, on Friday, December 30, 2011 Mr. Buchanan passed away at the age of 58 after a battle with cancer. Warholian shares it’s condolences.
Read more about John here: http://deyoung.famsf.org/blog/memoriam-john-edward-buchanan-jr-1953-2011
A sculpture of Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei as a corpse has caused panic in a small German town where passersby have mistaken the work for an actual dead body. Chinese artist He Xiangyu’s sculpture of Weiwei is so lifelike that it has resulted in dozens of calls to the police to report a death in Bad Ems, the town where the work is on display.
The sculpture is called “The Death of Marat” — an art-historical nod to the famous neoclassical painting of French revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat, painted by Jacques-Louis David . It depicts Weiwei, who was detained by the Chinese government earlier this year, as lying face down on the gallery floor, deceased. (via the Washington Post)
The Death of Marat (French: La Mort de Marat) is a 1793 painting in the Neoclassical style by Jacques-Louis David, is one of the most famous images of the French Revolution. This work depicts the radical journalist Jean-Paul Marat lying dead in his bath on 13 July 1793 after his murder by Charlotte Corday. Corday, who was from a minor aristocratic family, blamed Marat for the September Massacres and feared an all out civil war, claimed “I killed one man to save 100,000.” It has been described as the first modernist painting.
Jean-Paul Marat (24 May 1743 – 13 July 1793), was a Swiss-born French physician, philosopher, political theorist and scientist best known as a radical journalist and politician from the French Revolution.
Marat often sought the comfort of a cold bath to ease violent itchings due to a skin disease long said to have been contracted years earlier, when he was forced to hide from his enemies in the Paris sewers.