Daily Archives: October 5, 2009

Big Retrospective Painting


The work ‘Big Retrospective Painting’ (1979), by Andy Warhol, is on view at Art Basel. Works of art by more than 2,500 artists are presented in what is the most important art fair in the world. Photo EFE/ Georgios Kefalas.

BASEL – The 40th edition of Art Basel takes place in the culturally rich city of Basel, Switzerland, from June 10 through June 14, 2009. As the world’s premier art show, Art Basel marks the annual reunion of the international artworld. This year, more than 300 exhibiting galleries from all over the globe were selected from a record number of more than 1,100 applications, and will be showing works by over 2,500 artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.




The Spirit of Jazz Arrives


American jazz trumpeter and bandleader Louis ‘Satchmo’ Armstrong (1900 – 1971), shouts after clarinettist Edmund Hall’s solo, on stage during the band’s British tour, May 19, 1956. An unidentified bassist stands in the foreground. (Photo by Haywood Magee/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The Spirit of Jazz Arrives at the Getty Images Gallery, London

LONDON.- A swinging new photographic exhibition, presented by the Getty Images Gallery in association with the 50th Anniversary of Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, captures the heat, the beat and the spirit of jazz. Curated by UK jazz artist Jamie Cullum, ‘The Spirit of Jazz’, will be on display at the Getty Images Gallery in central London from Friday, October 9 to Saturday, November 28, 2009.

Spanning over 80 glorious years from 1927 to 2009, the exhibition includes a selection of rare and previously unseen images featuring some of the finest, most infamous jazz men and women performing at the peak of their heady careers. The high energy of some of the most legendary performances in jazz history is captured in glorious detail in this exhibition, from the sharp suits and instruments, right down to the last bead of sweat.

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