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MUSICAL MASTERPIECES. A wonderful construction for Frida Kahlo fanatics: The trailblazing Mexican painter would be the matter of a musical, the Related Press studies. Composer Jaime Lozano is dealing with the song, and playwright Neena Beber is writing the lyrics. The Kahlo circle of relatives–authorized undertaking is from manufacturer Valentina Berger and BTF Media, which was once reported in Might to be at paintings on a TV sequence according to the Surrealist legend. In different art-and-music-and-acting crossover information, Ocula studies that singer and actress Maya Hawke, of the TV display Stranger Issues, has launched a video for her music “Thérèse,” which responds to Balthus’s 1938 portray Thérèse Dreaming.

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ALLURING ACQUISITIONS. A choice of Indian artwork owned via the overdue artist Howard Hodgkin, which was once became down via the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England, on account of worries that some items could have been got rid of from the rustic illegally, has been bought via the Metropolitan Museum of Artwork, the Artwork Newspaper studies. Of the 122 art work and drawings, 38 have unclear provenance; they'll be on long-term mortgage to the Met whilst nonetheless being owned via the Howard Hodgkin Indian Assortment Agree with. In the meantime, the Museum of High quality Arts in Boston has gained a present of greater than 2,000 prints from the overdue economist Richard E. Caves, the Boston Globe studies. “Even though his vocation was once economics, Dick’s secret need was once to be a print curator,” the MFA’s affiliate curator of prints and drawings, Patrick Murphy, stated in a commentary.

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Journalist Zachary Small paid a talk over with to the Area, the 50,000-square-foot studio area in Charleston, South Carolina, that Beeple, the author of the record-smashing $69 million NFT, makes use of to make make paintings. “I'm curious about legacy now,” Beeple informed Small. [Vulture]

Archaeologists operating within the northern a part of Bavaria in Germany have unearthed what is also a three,000-year-old clay statue of a water goddess from the Hallstatt tradition. It measures about 7 inches tall. [Newsweek]

Kids’s guide illustrator Ronni Solbert, who regularly collaborated along with her husband, the author Jean Merrill, on books, together with the 1964 hit The Pushcart Conflict, has died at 96 of most cancers. [The New York Times]

A duplicate of Shakespeare’s first folio, revealed in 1623, seven years after his dying, offered for £2.4 million (about $2 million) at Sotheby’s in New York on Thursday. Of the 750 that have been revealed, most effective 232 are believed to be extant these days. [BBC News]

TREND ALERT! Relating to outdoor-furniture design, Brutalism is sizzling, in keeping with the Wall Side road Magazine, and Architectural Digest says that Tiffany lamps are again in.

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FLOWER POWER. The artist and floral fashion designer Lutfi Janania has created flower displays for Bergdorf Goodman and an match hosted via artist Mickalene Thomas, however in a profile in T: The New York Occasions Taste Mag, he published a flower tip for initiatives that can have extra modest budgets. “You'll be able to create a laugh, gorgeous issues with flora from the bodega,” Janania informed . His advice is carnations. “They’re regarded down upon, however they’re one of these robust flower,” he stated. “They stick round for, like, an entire 3 weeks.” [T: The New York Times Style Magazine]