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SINCE MARCH, THE MEXICAN AUTHORITIES HAVE CALLED a stop of construction on the edge of Teotihuacán, saying that threatened at least 25 structures on the pre-Hispanic site, according to the Associated press. However, their stop-work orders were ignored. Monday, officials sent 250 National Guard troops and 60 policemen, the AP reports, the closure of work on what is said to be a recreation area of some type and the filing of criminal proceedings against those involved. A Unesco World Heritage site, Teotihuacan is the most visited archaeological site in Mexico.
AFTER NEARLY A MONTH IN A HOSPITAL, Cuban dissident artist following a hunger strike Luis Manuel Otero Alcantara has been published monday and pledged to continue fighting for greater freedom of expression and other rights in the country, the Associated press reports. “After a month in the hands of the beast, we will see how things go in the streets to continue the fight,” Otero Alcantara said, adding that he was forcibly detained at the medical center. He went on hunger strike after some of his artwork was confiscated when he was arrested for participating in a protest.
The Black Wall Street Gallery in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood has been vandalized, with white paint smeared on a window bearing his name. The incident took place on the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, which occurred in his district of Greenwood, also known as Black Wall Street. [New York Post]
Sunjung Kim’s candidacy for president of the Gwangju Biennale Foundation in South Korea comes to an end after four years. The foundation said Kim’s contract would not be renewed at the end of June, amid a labor dispute with the biennial union. [ArtAsiaPacific]
A large exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London looks at thousands of years of Iranian history, but some treasures that were intended for the show never made the trip from Iran to the UK. , Tristram Hunt, said. [The New York Times]
Three wooden models of classic Frank Lloyd Wright buildings, including the Guggenheim Museum in New York, have been released by architectural model company Little Building Co. [Robb Report]
If you prefer a full-size Frank Lloyd Wright drawing, his 1950 John O. Carr home in Glenview, Ill. Is up for auction. It sports four bedrooms and three and a half baths, and the suggested opening bid is $ 1.2 million. According to a broker at Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty, which deals with the listing, an auction has been selected to attract “a wider audience of art collectors and investors”. [Forbes]
A gold Patek Philippe watch once owned by Andy Warhol will be offered this month at Christie’s online auction. It is estimated at $ 45,000 and $ 95,000. [DMARGE]
LOIS EHLERT, AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR OF 38 CHILDREN’S BOOKS, including Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (1989), is dead at the age of 86, the New York Times reports. Ehlert was famous for his vibrant paper collages, which caused him quite a few paper cuts over the years. Although she was a prolific and successful author (Chicka Chicka Boom Boom sold 12 million copies), Ehlert has been outspoken about the work that has gone into his seemingly airy work. the Time quote an interview in 2014 in which she said she had “A very full and overflowing wastebasket” since “I make a lot of mistakes.” [The New York Times]
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