Archive for September 19th, 2010

Forget marble and granite…if you want luxury, you want enameled lava, the most expensive countertop in the world. Materials are extracted from the Nugere crater at the heart of Auvergne’s volcanoes in France. The extremely resistant blocks are extracted by hand from open-air quarry.  They are then cut into slabs, processed and glazed.

A Takashi Murakami exhibition is currently on show at Chateau Versailles now through December 12, 2010, with many pieces presented for the first time in public. Tongari-kun, (Mr. Pointy in English), is the first work in the course of the exhibition, set in the Salon d’Hercule. It is based on religious iconography combines Mayan culture and [...]

Artist Judy Chicago to Give Lecture on Her New Book Frida Kahlo: Face to Face at Brooklyn Museum on October 3, 2010. Artist Judy Chicago, art historian Frances Borzello, and the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art celebrate the release of Frida Kahlo: Face to Face, a new book by Ms. Chicago and Ms. Borzello, [...]

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