Sir Sean Connery bought a Picasso with money he earned as an actor who played James Bond. How much original art does the Broccoli family own? Trump owns not one original work of art. I suspect Andy Warhol was prepared to make Donald – The King of The Art World and The Big Apple – but the former President of the United States STIFFED the richest and most famous artist in the world.
Liz, Richard, the Getty family, and I, are related to Sir Richard Burton who Ian Fleming wanted to star in the first James Bond movie. There are a hundred articles and sites talking about Bond Movies. When Tina Kotek becomes Governor of Oregon, she should found The Oregon International Art Force, and use taxes on marijuana to purchase world class works of art, and, recover and catalogue rare works of art that oil barons and Russian Oligarch’s – came to own! Let’s call this State Agency……
THE EISENHOWER BRIGADE OF OREGON
Governor DeSantis declared cultural warfare on DISNEYWOLD, an International Cultural Icon. Poland’s rightwing fired a important head of their museum. The Supreme Court is poised to rule on Gay Marriages. Liz Taylor was an icon in the LGBTQ Community that has supported the Atis in every major city and State. Time for Oregon to move onto the World Stage.
A painting by Pablo Picasso that was previously owned by Sean Connery—the late Scottish actor who was the first to play James Bond in the eponymous hit franchise—sold for $22 million Thursday during an auction in Hong Kong.
Picasso’s 1969 painting “Buste d’homme dans un cadre” is an abstract portrait of a mosquetero, or musketeer, a subject the artist often went back to depicting during the last decade of his life.
Musketeers were swashbuckling soldiers who carried muskets and served as a popular subject for old masters like Rembrandt and Diego Velázquez, artists with whom experts believe Picasso was consciously aligning himself with his own series of musketeer paintings.
The painting was “one of many Picassos” Connery owned, according to auction house Christie’s, which noted the actor usually preferred works from earlier in Picasso’s career.
However, Connery was drawn to the painting’s “expressive power and freedom,” Connery’s son Stephane said in a statement, adding that his father loved the thick, impasto surface and how Picasso painted a gold frame into the portrait.
The winning bid exceeded initial estimates from the auction house, which expected “Buste d’homme” to fetch around $19 million Thursday.
A portion of proceeds will be donated to a fund set up by family in Connery’s name to support philanthropy in Connery’s native Scotland and the Bahamas, where he lived for more than three decades and where he died last year.
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Superyachts Are the New Private Art Gallery – In an extremely niche form of service journalism, Robb Report explores how the ultra-rich can safely store and display their Basksys and Basquiats aboard their superyachts. Perhaps surprisingly, a yacht’s advanced AC system, humidity controls, and security can offer a suitable environment for fine art. Just don’t forget to ink a wide-ranging insurance policy, store paperwork on board for customs, and analyze the light conditions before installation. (Robb Report)
The Continuation of Chapter below. Go there, then come back.
Admiral Swinburne was rather pleased with himself that he had passed the test administered by the beautiful black receptionist. He had gained admission into one of the most Top Secret places on earth, and was about to have a sit-down on a exquisite marble bench, when he spotted a long corridor with sculpture niches. Arthur had been to Osborne house before. It was famous for its collection of sculptures. He had taken time to see the collection on the top floors, but, had never been on the basement level.
Taking a few tentative steps down the hall, he peeked at Ms. Nattitude, who kept her head down looking at her work, which was the singnel to go ahead. Thirty paces down the hall he came upon a corridor that had a black and yellow tape across it. Peering down this hall that curved to the left, Arthur noticed about twelve blocks of marble that looked very similar. One was covered with a canvas that was tied down with hemp rope, in an angry fashion. There was a large note attached to it. Being in Naval Intelligence, Arthur could not contain himself. Reaching to undo the bow on the tape, he heard a quiet tisking. Looking up he saw Kwiango wagging her long finger at him. Then, he heard a loud shout that trailed off into this heartbreaking sob!
“WHY DID YOU LEAVE ME THERE! I felt so alone. So…….alooooone!”
“DAMN YOU! DAMN! DAMN DAMN! YOU!”
Then came a loud crash with pounding. Someone has flown into a rage. Arthur identified it as a young woman’s voice coming from a door ten feet away.
“YOU CURSED MY SOUL! I can not die without a soul. CRASH!”
‘A shock to the community worldwide’: directors of Tate, Guggenheim and MoMA condemn ousting of Polish museum head
Critics say the sudden dismissal of Jarosław Suchan is the latest attempt by Poland’s right-wing government at exercising greater control over cultural institutions
30 May 2022
Because Trump-Trickster stiffed Andy Warhol after he commissioned him to paint Trump Tower, I add TOWER NO.5 to my tale. On April 24, 1981, Trump visited Warhol’s studio, known as “The Factory,” after a mutual colleague set up a business meeting. In his posthumous “The Andy Warhol Diaries,” the late artist wrote:
“He told Donald Trump that I should do a portrait of (Trump Tower) that would hang over the entrance to the residential part. …
“Donald Trump is really good-looking. … It was so strange, these people are so rich. They talked about buying a building yesterday for $500 million or something.”
Warhol notes that Trump’s party “didn’t have drinks,” and:
“He’s (Trump’s) a butch guy. Nothing was settled, but I’m going to do some paintings, anyway, and show them to them.”
Warhol ended up painting eight portraits, “in black and grey and silver which I thought would be so chic for the lobby. But it was a mistake to do so many, I think it confused them.”
Trump stiffed Andy Warhol who did several famous images of my kin, Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor. We share the same great grandfather, James Rosamond, who was the brother of Captain Samuel Rosamond, the Patriot. Liz would be happy to have known about her all American family who immigrated from Ireland. She did not know her cousin was the famous artist, Christine Rosamond Benton, who married into the Benton family of American artists. This history and genealogy was compiled by Jimmy (James) Rosamond, and myself after Christine and Liz, died. Jimmy descends from James.
My late father and Trump are like twins. Vic hated art, but became a player and partner of Christine, as did Larry Chazen, a CEO of Noble Oil. Rick Perry is on the board of the pipe company that is fighting the Sioux. Chazen is a partner of the Getty oil family who own one of the largest art collections
At 7:33 on July 11, 2020, I sent the following e-mail to the President of the United States.
“Dear Mr. President: May I suggest a statue of President Eisenhower be included in your proposed garden. Ike was an artist who rendered a hundred or more paintings while living in your home. He helped defeat the Nazis. He bid the Monument Men to return stolen art to rightful owners. He was a good friend of art dealer, Howard Young, who is the uncle of my kin, Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor.”
The Getty family, and other powerful families who have stock in PlumpJack, join forces to take on Robert Brevoort Buck, and the mysterious Mr. Green. The Gettys hire a Private Detective who claims he is the great grandson of Vincent Van Gough. Vincent begins to investigate the drowning at Rocky Point of the world famous artist known as Rosamond.
I have taken steps to be awarded several grants. A year from now, I hope to have my own room at the Getty Villa where I am allowed to roam freely admiring the art of my ex-brother-in-law, Garth Benton, and working on my paper and historic masterpiece………..
‘The Doomsday Prophecies of Wealthy Men’
I will be wearing the best headset money can buy with a endless soundtrack from the DaVinci Code, the Phantom of the Opera, and the best of Leonard Cohen. Young scholars will turn their heads as I pass them in halls.
“May the force be with you Professor Obi-Wan Kenobi!”
“Have you saved our planet yet, Obi-Wan?”
“He can’t hear you. He lives in his own world.”
I have also taken steps to receive a grant from the Paul Mellon foundation. Paul is in my rosy family tree via Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, and Warner. I introduced the Pre-Raphaelites to Christine Rosamond Benton. We are ‘The Last Pre-Raphaelites’.
I just made an offer to be Drew Benton’s Mentor. I can show her how to be a scholar in a year. Above is her mother at the Getty Mansion in New York.
The Rich Man with all the power and money in the world is being brought low by a LOWLY AUTHOR. Rather than go to his evangelical priests, prostate himself, and beg for mercy, he is going to blame it all on a writer.
“Forgive me Jesus. I have been a loud-mouthed buffoon who abused everyone I came in contact with. Why didn’t my evangelical advisors tell me I had to love everyone? Instead, they told me I must get back at the North for Sherman’s March to the Sea. What a dumb-ass plan that was! I could have championed a thousand just causes. Bannon made me do it. That’s the ticket, Satan Steve took control of my – soul!”
At least I am not alone when it comes to censorship. This is Tribalism gone – HOG WILD! I might do a cartoon show ‘Dirty Dog’.
“I’m going to make this very simple for you. I don’t know if you know who I am, but I sure as hell know who you are, and when you fuck with my friends, you fuck with me. Stop writing about Belle or I am going to make your life very difficult. I mean it. If I see one more word about her on your blog, your FB, or anywhere else, I will make sure that you experience all the fear and discomfort that she is experiencing right now. And no, this isn’t a physical threat, so don’t try to play victim. Frankly, I encourage you to contact EPD, as they already know all about you. I will not do anything illegal, but mark my word you will regret it if you write one more word about her. I will make sure that the entire community knows exactly how much of a sick fuck you are. Your picture, your name, and “samples” of your writing will be posted on every bulletin board in town. There will not be a single person in the Eugene/Springfield area who won’t know that you’re a sick stalker who won’t leave a stalker who won’t leave a young girl alone. Cut it out. Now. This is your first, last, and only warning.”
We are a Community Choir of all religious backgrounds and ethnicity that comes together via Music Arts. We appreciate the work you have done for our choir thru photography and videos, but we DO NOT apprciate nor support you using us for your own personal agenda. Therefore, we ask the you cease and desist using our information and photos without our written permission. IT IS OUR RIGHT TO PROTECT OUR MEMBERS AND FRIENDS FROM BEING INVOLVED IN THIS KIND OF PUBLIC CONTROVERSY. THIS KIND OF THING GOES AGAINST OUR MISSION AND WE WILL PROTECT OUR MISSION STATEMENT BY WHATEVER MEANS NECESSARY.”
The hunt for a worthy Scapegoat is on. I chalk up Trump’s woes to Macumba Love. After he stiffed Andy, Mr. Warhol went and saw a voo-doo Witch Doctor in the Bronx. I am now looking for backers for my movie ‘The Return of Macumba Love’. ‘Bucket of Blood will be my model.
In 1962 a New York Millionaire visits a Bohemian Hotspot in the Village and befriends a Beat Artist who he commissions to do his mother’s portrait. At the first sitting, the artist tells his patron, he can not paint a stroke because he is not inspired.
“What do you mean you aren’t inspired? My mother is the third most beautiful woman in the world!”
After serving five years for money laundering, Donald returns to New York disguised as a beat poet whose life experience has rendered him a first rate existentialist bard in the Beat Revival that has swept the city thanks to my movie.
“Life is a stale graham cracker!”
WASHINGTON — President Trump escalated his attack on a new book portraying him as a volatile and ill-equipped chief executive on Thursday as his legal team demanded that the author and publisher halt its release and apologize or face a possible lawsuit.
In an 11-page letter, the president’s lawyer said the book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” by Michael Wolff, as excerpted in a magazine article, includes false statements about Mr. Trump that “give rise to claims for libel” that could result in “substantial monetary damages and punitive damages.”
“Mr. Trump hereby demands that you immediately cease and desist from any further publication, release or dissemination of the book, the article, or any excerpts or summaries of either of them, to any person or entity, and that you issue a full and complete retraction and apology to my client as to all statements made about him in the book and article that lack competent evidentiary support,” the letter said.
The book, which is scheduled to be released next week, angered Mr. Trump in part by quoting Stephen K. Bannon, his former White House chief strategist, making derogatory comments about the president’s children. Mr. Bannon was quoted as saying that Donald Trump Jr. had been “treasonous” and “unpatriotic” for meeting with Russians during the 2016 campaign and that Ivanka Trump was “dumb as a brick.” Mr. Trump fired back, saying that Mr. Bannon had “lost his mind” and had “nothing to do with me or my presidency.”
Mr. Bannon, who had stayed in touch with Mr. Trump sporadically after being pushed out of the White House last summer, sought to smooth over the rift during his Breitbart News radio show on Wednesday night.