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Ohio Man Buys Genuine Signed Picasso Print At Thrift Store for $14

An Ohio man may have accidentally gotten the deal of a lifetime at a thrift store. Zach Bodish, an art enthusiast, paid $14.14 for what he thought was a framed poster reproduction of a famous Pablo Picasso print.



Bodish later discovered a small red signature at the bottom right of the print, and realized he may have an original Picasso print on his hands. He told the Columbus Dispatch that he "started shaking a little bit." So he did some research and found out that the signature is in the same place that Picasso signed his other original prints.

In 1958, Picasso was asked to create a poster for his 1958 ceramics exhibit in France, and the piece Bodish purchased is numbered 6 out of 100. So his piece is one of the earlier proofs that Picasso approved.

Art experts who have seen the print say the...  Read More

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Art Paris Art Fair - March 29th - April 1st 2012 PARIS

Art Paris Art Fair - 29 March / 1 April 2012 
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The first rendez-vous of the Parisian art calendar in 2012 is Art Paris Art Fair which will open its doors to the public on March 29 with a number refreshing new features. Nearly 48,000 visitors are expected during the 4-day event.

A new twist
Like its previous manifestations, the event will take place under the colossal glass dome of the nave of the Grand Palais; but a number of changes have been made. First of all the fair has decided to re-baptise itself Art Paris Art Fair (as opposed to Art Paris). The new team, led by Julien Lecêtre (CEO) and William Piens (General Curator and former Director of Paris Photo), has completely overhauled the event...  Read More

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Online Sellers Cause UPROAR! over eBay's Upcoming Return Policy Change

Sellers sound off against return center, longer return times; say policy favors large retailers.
eBay's policy changes related to returns and its new, optional return center that will be available in May are causing an uproar among sellers, as a recent The Online Seller article proved.

In response to the article, "eBay Return Center: Becoming an Amazon?," sellers' heated objections to eBay's new returns policy overflowed the comments section.

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eBay’s policy changes related to returns and its new, optional return center that will be available in May are causing an uproar among sellers, as a recent The Online Seller article proved.

In response to the article, “eBay Return Center: Becoming an Amazon?,” sellers’ heated objections to eBay’s new returns policy overflowed the comments...  Read More

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SUPER LIFE International Trayvon Martin Music Tribute by Chaka Khan ft. Eric Benet, Kelly Price & More #fearkillsloveheals

The death of Trayvon Martin was a shot heard around the world. Celebrities are privileged beyond belief to have a public following. We have explored and exploited media to our own benefits. Now its time to exploit media for the benefit of humanity as a whole. As purveyors of content and media, we need to use our voices to stop injustice at the site of its origin. Please follow our campaign on Twitter by using the hashtag #fearkillsloveheals


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President Barack Obama speaks on Trayvon Martin 'If I Had a Son, He'd Look Like Trayvon'

'If I Had a Son, He'd Look Like Trayvon'



Sanford, Florida (CNN) -- President Barack Obama spoke out Friday for the first time on the growing national controversy over the shooting of an unarmed African-American teenager in Florida, saying that the incident requires national "soul-searching."

"When I think about this boy, I think about my own kids," Obama said. "And I think every parent in America should be able to understand why it is absolutely imperative that we investigate every aspect of this and that everybody pulls together, federal, state and local to figure out exactly how this tragedy happened."

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Antiquities: Exploring the Old Antique Shops of York

Antiquities: Exploring the Old Antique Shops of York

This is a historical documentary highlighting York, St Johns University.(United Kingdom) It features the quaint and wonderful antiques shops of York and exclusive interview with antiques shop owner John Oglesby discussing them



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Small Online Businesses Dominate E-Commerce

The small online retailers/sellers as a collective are the backbone that control the vast majority of online business. We as online sellers are a intregral component to the increased revenue of the large ecommerce firms such as Ebay, Amazon, Etsy, Bonanza, Ecrater, and Addoway.

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The names Amazon and eBay may be synonymous with e-commerce, but it’s still the small merchants and solo shops that make up the vast majority of online businesses.

According to a new report by IBISWorld, small companies represent more than 75 percent of the e-commerce market. Most of these have fewer than five employees, while 45 percent of online sellers operate their businesses single-handedly.

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Jay-Z F/T Hip Hop Icon & P/T Art Critic


We’re not really sure how we missed this one, but we just randomly re-read GQ‘s Jay-Z profile–the one that declared him the Man of the Year–from the end of 2011. That article opens with a scene of the rapper, who is also a collector and, apparently, part-time art critic, walking around Gagosian’s West 24th Street gallery. This was back when the gallery was exhibiting Richard Serra’s Junction/Cycle, those giant swirling steel sculptures that took up most of the enormous, warehouse-like space.

 Recall here that Jay-Z made Larry Gagosian into probably the first art dealer ever to be name-dropped in a hip-hop song. (Your day will come, Paula Cooper!) That lyric is from the song “That’s My Bitch,” off his album with Kanye West, Watch the Throne. The “bitch” in question is not referring to Lar-G. Here’s the line:...  Read More

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National Gallery of Art Puts Its Collection of over 20,000 images online for FREE

The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., has launched NGA Images, reproducing its collection online for free.

 

The site includes more than 20,000 images, which means you could be looking at Camille Pissarro’s Self-Portrait right now, or Leonardo da Vinci’s Ginevra de’Benci, or even El Greco’s Laocoön (if you’re into that sort of thing), instead of reading this blog post.

The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., has launched a new online resource that will allow users to search, browse, share and download more than 20,000 images in the museum's collection.

The images, up to 3,000 pixels each, are being made available for download for free. NGA Images is easily accessible from the museum's main web site, and a reproduction guide is available for both...  Read More

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Posterous has been acquired by Twitter! The social media war against tumblr begins...


I’m thrilled to announce that Posterous has been acquired by Twitter! The social media war against tumblr begins....

Twitter’s welcoming message says “Acquisitions have given us people and technology that have enabled us to more quickly build a better Twitter for you.”

Posterous,Founder and CEO Sachin Agarwal said “the opportunities in front of Twitter are exciting, and we couldn’t be happier about bringing our team’s expertise to a product that reaches hundreds of millions of users around the globe.”

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