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UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.
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NYC painting scam raked in $80 million

NEW YORK, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- A struggling Chinese artist mimicked the style of celebrated artists in paintings sold as authentic by an art dealer in New York, a federal indictment alleges.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007.
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Today is Tuesday, Jan. 24, the 24th day of 2006 with 341 to follow.
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Today is Monday, Jan. 24, the 24th day of 2005 with 341 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, Jan. 24, the 24th day of 2004 with 342 to follow.
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'Park Avenue' cubist painters rediscovered

NEW YORK, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Not all New York artists of the Great Depressions years lived in Greenwich Village garrets. Some of them lived on Park Avenue.
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

Japanese calligraphy: handwriting on wall

NEW YORK, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Japanese calligraphy, a powerful influence on American abstract expressionist artists, is getting a rare and unusually rich exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum through March 2 in the form of selections from the collection of two Cambridge, Mass., privat
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Today is Friday, Jan. 24, the 24th day of 2003 with 341 to follow.
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Living Today: Issues of modern living

An exhibition at the Yale School of Architecture introduces the work of a Dutch firm, MVRDV, that uses the compactness of the Netherlands as a source of inspiration, The New York Times reports.
ALEX CUKAN, United Press International

Peggy Guggenheim's mad, mad life revisited

NEW YORK, June 13 (UPI) -- The contributions of Peggy Guggenheim to the history of modern art is at last fairly assessed in a new even-handed biography by English author-playwright Anton
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Newark Museum tells America's story in art

NEWARK, N.J., June 11 (UPI) -- The Newark Museum has completely reinstalled its American art collection, among the finest in the country, to tell the story of an emerging young nation on its
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Robert Motherwell (January 24, 1915 – July 16, 1991) was an American abstract expressionist painter and printmaker. He was one of the youngest of the New York School (a phrase he coined), which also included Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, and Philip Guston.

Motherwell was born in Aberdeen, Washington. The family later moved to San Francisco, where Motherwell's father served as president of Wells Fargo Bank. Robert Motherwell received his Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from Stanford University in 1937 and completed one year of a philosophy Ph.D. at Harvard before shifting fields to art and art history, studying under Meyer Schapiro at Columbia University. His rigorous background in rhetoric would serve him and the abstract expressionists well, as he was able to tour the country giving speeches that articulated to the public what it was that he and his friends were doing in New York. Without his tireless devotion to communication (in addition to his prolific painting), well-known abstract expressionists like Rothko, who was extremely shy and rarely left his studio, might not have made it into the public eye. Motherwell's collected writings are a truly exceptional window into the abstract expressionist world. He was a lucid and engaging writer, and his essays are considered a bridge for those who want to learn more about non-representational art but who are put off by dense art criticism.

Motherwell spent significant time in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Cy Twombly studied under him.

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