Tuesday’s Art Notes
Fireworks illuminate the Soviet cruiser Mikhail Kutuzov, which was used as a stage for a patriotic rock concert during a bikers’ festival in the Black Sea port of Novorossiysk on August 29, 2011. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin attended the festival and described leather-clad bikers as brothers and boasted of the ‘indivisible Russian nation’ after roaring into a biking rally on a Harley Davidson. The Mikhail Kutuzov was part of the Soviet and then Russian Black Sea fleet from 1954 until 2000 and currently hosts a naval history museum. Photo by Ivan Sekretarev/ AFP/ Getty Images
UNESCO warns antiquities dealers and collectors to be on watch for artifacts from Libya, given the revolutionary turmoil and likelihood of looting, via ARTINFO.
ARTINFO also rounds up coverage tracking the aesthetic peculiarities of the Gadhafi family.
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has penned an article for Newsweek on censorship and isolation in Beijing.
An art center in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood is closing due to rising property prices in the city, via The Art Newspaper.
David Honeyboy Edwards, likely the last remaining of the original Delta Blues men, has died in Chicago at age 96, via The New York Times.
In 2008, Edwards stopped by WBEZ for an interview and play his guitar: