“The Art of the Steal.” I read this By ConstanceRosenblum of The New York Times
BARNES, the museum of late-19th- and early-20th-century art tucked away in the suburbs
Let me tell you after realizing what the $ can do in court a WILL is not safe.
His art work was valued at $ 25 BILLION This is a true story, and the same Judge and people could do it to you. All your wishes up in smoke.
READ ON:::: Albert C. Barnes, founder of the Barnes Foundation in Merion, Pa.
A 37-year-old documentary filmmaker, Mr. Argottattended the Art Institute of Philadelphia and has lived in the city for 13 years, he didn’t understand the passion that surrounded this highly peculiar Barnes Foundation, the subject of his latest film, “The Art of the Steal.” “Certain people have deep feelings about the Barnes,” Mr. Argott said the other day over tea at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York, his long curly hair and dark glasses noticeable among the suits populating the cafe. “I didn’t understand. I’d never been there.”That feeling evaporated the moment he set foot in the galleries that housed the Barnes collection, a trove that included 181 Renoirs, 69 Cézannes, 59 Matisses and 46 Picassos, along with countless other items of visual art, ranging from metalwork to Medieval manuscripts to African sculpture. “I was overwhelmed,” Mr. Argott admitted. “For one thing, I hadn’t had any idea how big the place was. I almost welled up. I’m not sure why. I just suddenly understood how special it was.” The museum came to Mr. Argott’s attention through a former Barnes student named Lenny Feinberg — “real estate investor, mountaineer and wine drinker” as the film’s program notes describe him. Mr. Feinberg was the driving force and financial angel behind “The Art of the Steal,”
The eroding of clause after clause of Barnes’s will. We were trying to tell a compelling story, using all the tools at our disposal,” Mr. Argott said. “We didn’t want to make a boring talking-heads documentary. We wanted to make a work that would resonate with audiences, and these are the kinds of works that do.” And the emphasis on the will, a leitmotif of the film? “We’re trying to be storytellers, telling the story through characters,” Mr. Argott said. “Whether or not you agree with the will, it represents Barnes’s point of view, and it’s our script for how he thought.” Predictably, the film provoked what an arts blog described as “big fireworks” when it was shown last fall at the New York Film Festival. “Such a lively debate,” Mr. Argott said happily, describing the question-and-answer session that followed the screening. “People were yelling, screaming at each other. These issues bring out these emotions. I’m not sure why. But for some reason the Barnes stirs something up in people.” Indeed. “Barnes’s opinions about art were dogmatic, and the acolytes he attracted were equally and possibly more rigid,” said Maggie Lidz, the estate historian at the Winterthur Museum near Wilmington, Del., another institution whose collection was amassed in the early 20th century. “Anyone trying to understand the history of the Barnes institution is presented with opposing and irreconcilable viewpoints, ” Ms. Lidz added. “Everyone seems to insist that their stance is the only moral one. But the problems that beset the Barnes have never been black and white. Polarization is as much a part of Barnes’s legacy as the paintings.” Some members of the museum world who have seen the film have also taken sharp issue with many of Mr. Argott’s conclusions and with the style in which they are presented. “The film obviously had a message that didn’t reflect the complexities of the issues,” said Linda Eaton, director of collections at Winterthur. “Even if you agree with their conclusions, that the Barnes should stay where it is, this work is a polemic that’s structured to get people riled up, to get them excited and angry.” “There are valid arguments to be made for moving the collection to a place where more people can see it,” Ms. Eaton added. “And as for the question of whether Barnes’s will should be broken, is a will necessarily the most sacred document in the world? “Changing the will is a legal issue. But changing the institution is a very different issue. Institutions can’t become fossils if they want to survive.” And the reaction of the Barnes? “The film was full of unsubstantiated allegations and very one-sided,” said Derek Gillman, the foundation’s president and executive director, who saw “The Art of the Steal” in Toronto. “It was made by people who were hostile to the move and very angry about it. That’s why we didn’t cooperate with the filmmakers. It was not in our interests to do so.”
Now take some time and see this film if you love art and the legal system. It scared me and made me so mad. Yvonne
I love this look. It makes me think if my old house in Miami Beach. Those high ceilings and wonderful arched windows. Built in 1920 the house had huge thick walls.
I had never seen construction like that. I was from Texas. Some reds I can't take. My favorite red, is in the dark brick red family. It's a hard color.
I am crazy for this look. It's so clean looking.
I feel I have been in this room before.
When I purchased a house on Hibiscus Island. The first thing I did was rip those blue drapes down. Gave them to Salvation Army. The dining room was narrow, the drapes were at the end of room, besides the side wall was mirriored. That's not the best place to mirror. You see everyones bad manners. That dark blue made the room have a tunnel effect.
In fact this swag is just what I had.
This is a beautiful bedroom. Yellows are tricky. It's all in getting the right hue. Whats your opion on the drapes?
The cornice it's self is nice.
This curve and the detail is so pretty.
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After I left the PWM airport Some how I hit something?
Just found out_ 1/31
A friend just told me that they went to get 2 new tires and was told that Maine law now requires that all four tires be replaced at once. Seeing that last year I just replaced two tires on my vehicle am I looking at needing to purchase four more this year? She said her husband went to five or six different tire dealers who all told him the same thing. $$$$$ somebody passed the law?? If you have a flat you are looking at $700.00 or more. They won't sell one tire Screw that donut it is worthless. How does that grab your purse? Mad as Hell.
On the way home, before I left the Airport road. I hit the curb. My friend jumped out to check the damage. It was a flat. I drove on the rim about 10 blocks and found a tire store. Great I'll buy a new tire. HA HA
We go in and he says we don't carry your brand of tire. I said OK - sell me something close. He said they can only sell FOUR ( 4) tires at a time. I said OK put on the spare. He said we will never make it home driving a 2 hours drive. It will blow the transmission. Said, it's a shame cause all the tires on your car are brand new. I was helpless, and scared. So $629.00 worth of tires that are not as good as original. Were put on. I drove home with all 4 of my orig. tires Piled 3 high in my trunk and the split one in back seat. going to my service station Monday.
What would you have done.? Please tell me , I was really dumb founded.
HELP! Now what? How Long Can I Drive With A “Donut” Spare? Donut spare tires are not made for extended service.
They have no tread to speak of; the carcass or body of the tire is not reinforced and there is no tread belt to protect it from projectiles and road imperfections. The tire is designed simply to get you to a repair facility. Most of these tires offer a maximum life of 70 miles. Oh my gosh! I have a 2 hour ride back to Rockland
Do Donut Spares Affect The Braking Or Suspension System? You may notice poor cornering, handling, and braking characteristics. The donut spare has a smaller footprint than a conventional tire, which translates into diminished braking and handling. With the donut spare in place, you may find that, when braking, the vehicle dips to the side where the donut was mounted. Also, you may notice the vehicle pulling to that side. The Maine Roads are like 3rd world countries. The Maine Highway dept. won't fix the roads. The Taxes go up, then some how the monies disappear.
Check your owner’s manual for an exact recommended mileage for the spare tire. Seventy miles is the rule of thumb. These tires are not designed for long-range service. They are made to get you to a garage to have your tire either repaired or replaced. Driving on it for an extended period of time under regular driving conditions will result in a blowout in short order, so get a safe tire on your car immediately. Maybe you can find a reasonably priced used tire if it has to be replaced.
Why Do Car makers Put these Spare Tires In Cars? The use of donut spares are a cost and space cutting measure. Typically the donut spare takes up much less space and is cheaper to manufacture than full size tires and wheels which translates into more profit for the car makers. It’s quite a compromise and a loss for the consumer.
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Yvonne started painting and drawing in High School in Houston Texas. She earned extra money drawing insects in science class for classmates. Yvonne's mother encouraged her to attend art classes at the Art Museum in Houston in the 1960's. After her marriage she moved to Miami Beach, while living on Palm Island she continued her education in art, and Design. Also studied with notable artist from the area. Yvonne was painted by friend Florence Taylor Kushner, from Boston and in women's Who's Who. Florence painted many famous families. Yvonne was lucky enough to receive private tutoring from her. In the 1970's she went to Interior Design School . Years later she started her own Interior Design firm named 'Chez Moi Interior's. Yvonne continued painting and showing her work at Beau Arts in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Also she exhibited her work in North Carolina, the Florida Keys, and at the Childers Art Gallery on Las Olas Blvd (Ft. Lauderdale). Yvonne won the prestigious 'Hortt Art Competition Award' at the Museum of Ft.Lauderdale, Florida. This work of art remained on display for several months at the Museum. Over the years Yvonne has entered many competitions winning countless blue ribbons. A trip to Paris, and a stay in Monmarte where she spent time with a few choice artist's changed her views toward her own art work. Art is truly an expression of experience and love to her. She likes her work to show a moment in time or tell a story. To know more about Yvonne Leyden