BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - A mural stenciled on the side of a Hollywood gas station five years ago by the British street artist Banksy has fetched more than $200,000 at a Beverly Hills auction.
You expect a lot from a Brian Sanders production: exquisite beauty, slapstick humor, and gasp-inducing feats of derring-do. And Snowball, Sanders' latest, delivers on all counts. In fact, for this viewer, Snowball delivers a little too much.
PHILADELPHIA Edward Hopper's Depression-era painting East Wind Over Weehawken, a bleak New Jersey streetscape owned by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts for more than 60 years, was sold to an anonymous private buyer Thursday for $40.5 million at Christie's sale of American art.
Long before camera phones or Snapchat or Instagram, people have been taking selfies. And here in Philadelphia, we’ve been doing it the longest.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - It is public art made of private wishes.
What do you need to really sell a song? A sucker who will buy it. So says Sister Robert Anne in Dan Goggin's Sister Robert Anne's Cabaret Class, an evening of shtick now running at the Society Hill Playhouse. Judging by Goggin's career, he has found no shortage of buyers, having written eight nun-themed shows or sequels to his 1985 Off-Broadway hit Nunsense.
At a misty Broad and Spruce late Wednesday night, the street musician riffed on a fleet, rather loose-limbed clarinet adaptation of Barber's Adagio for Strings. In America, everyone from busker to filmmaker can lay claim to the piece. But a few minutes earlier, in the Perelman Theater, the Dover Quartet was declaring its musical lineage to Barber in a more formal way.
I feel like I say this every month but it seems as though we’ve had a lucky streak of warm First Fridays. It is a little wet, but nothing an umbrella can’t handle.