Art News: M.C. Escher in South Florida, Bruce Lee in Hong Kong and Banksy Makes A Movie

31 Mar
2010

THE MAGICAL WORLD OF M.C. ESCHER EXHIBIT IN SOUTH FLORIDA

Running now through April 11, 2010, at the Boca Museum of Art is The Magical World of M.C. Escher exhibit.

The unforgettable visual puzzles and impossible structures of the Dutch artist Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972) have earned Escher worldwide acclaim. Printmaker, draftsman, book illustrator and muralist M.C. Escher became one of the most famous artists of the 20th century, and his graphic works are recognized worldwide. This retrospective exhibition is one of the most comprehensive and important exhibitions of Escher’s work ever shown in the United States.

Visit the Boca Museum of Art for more details.

BRUCE LEE EXHIBITION OPENS IN HONG KONG

Linda Cadwell, widow of the late kung fu star Bruce Lee, left, Lee’s daughter Shannon Lee, right and Shannon’s daughter Wren Keasler attend opening ceremony for Bruce Lee’s exhibition, part of the event at the Hong Kong International Film Festival March 30, 2010.

Bruce Lee’s wife and daughter on Tuesday unveiled an exhibition of the late kung fu star’s personal items, photos and movie posters in Hong Kong. The exhibit, which includes a boxing head guard and a pair of sunglasses used by Lee, is part of a tribute to the late actor at the 34th Hong Kong International Film Festival.

Lee became a chest-thumping source of Chinese pride by portraying characters that defended the Chinese and the working class from oppressors in films like “Return of the Dragon.” via artdaily.

BANKSY RELEASES MOVIE POSTER FOR HIS FIRST FILM

Banksy’s first film, Exit Through The Gift Shop, will hit theaters in the United States beginning on Friday, April 16th in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Dates for additional cities across the country – including Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, and Atlanta – will be announced soon.

Over the weekend Banksy also released the official “one sheet” poster for the film (seen above). New Yorkers and street art fans will recognize the building in the image (and the street art and tags) as the iconic old bank building at Spring and Bowery in Soho. via artslant.

My thought: Um…what about Florida? We’re always the last to get cool films.

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