Friday’s Art Notes
Decorative ‘Sphere of Good and of Spiritual Renaissance’ by Ukrainian artist Oksana Mas stands in front of Kiev-Pecherskaya Lavra cathedral in Kiev during the opening ceremony on April 2, 2010. The sphere made with 3000 traditional Easter eggs made with wood and painted in traditional Ukrainian style was opened before Easter, main religious holiday of the Orthodox Church. Photo by Sergei Supinksy/ AFP/ Getty Images
The iPad finally hits stores on Saturday. The Baltimore Sun has a round-up of reviews of the iPad as an e-reader. One of the draws of the new iPad is its large, color screen, so Marvel Comics has developed an application for fans to access more than 500 of their most popular comics on the device.
The Art Newspaper had a little fun yesterday with the iPad launch. Good joke, guys.
In the same week she announced a new art student exchange program during her visit to the U.S., Carla Bruni has committed to another collaboration with a New York institution — she’ll have a cameo in Woody Allen’s next comedy. The untitled project shoots in Paris this summer.
Another model who was rumored this week to be making a foray into acting is Kate Moss, as a nymph in a production of the “The Tempest” at The Old Vic Theater in London. But Old Vic artistic director (and American actor) Kevin Spacey denied those reports, saying the super model would not be involved.
The Victoria & Albert Museum in London has canceled an upcoming exhibition of the art of rock legends the Rolling Stones, planned for February 2011. The show would have included photography by bassist Bill Wyman and examined the ways in which the band has affected design and visual culture.