Roundup, including an item to go 'round your person
Post #900 • November 3, 2006, 11:59 AM • 37 Comments
"Conservators trying to restore a 1,900-year-old statue of Venus have put their heads together [cough - F.] with airline maintenance inspectors who usually scrutinize welds and repairs in jet engines for any cracks."
Holland Cotter's political moralizing usually irks me, but I have to admit that this is very astute.
"The Hollywood entertainment magnate David Geffen has sold a classic drip painting by Jackson Pollock for about $140 million, art experts with knowledge of the transaction said yesterday. That price, if officially confirmed, would be the highest sum ever known to have been paid for a painting, exceeding the $135 million that the cosmetics heir Ronald S. Lauder paid in June for Gustav Klimt's 'Adele Bloch-Bauer I.'" (Opie)
There's a joke about watching paint dry in here somewhere.
"Swedish design group FRONT has svelte, blue-eyed Scandinavian vixens in pearls stand at the triangulation point of a series of motion-sensor tripods. There, they use their lithe fingers to trace invisible strokes in their air, creating phantasmic works of furniture that are captured by the motion sensory equipment and made incarnate in liquid plastic by rapid prototyping technology."
Department of Unbridled Commerce: Here's a little something we call Shirt #1.