'Starless' Atlanta Hawks Need Mike Budenholzer to Get Them Back on Track
By the second half, Atlanta was jacking up early-clock threes and showing off far too many one-pass-and-then-shoot possessions. By the end of If Korver's right, that makes the Atlanta attack somewhere between basketball Van Gogh and hardwood Picasso....
May 4, 2015
Kiszla: Wyoming basketball is tough — and tough to watch
Wyoming qualified for the NCAA tourney by beating San Diego State 45-43 in a Mountain West title game that was so slow-paced, it could have made Dr. James Naismith rethink the wisdom of hanging a peach basket on the wall. My humble suggestions: 1 ...
March 20, 2015
Take in Alaskan scenery, wildlife on 12-hour rail ride
"Whales at 3 o'clock," tour guide Matthew Newkirk announced as the train hugged the shore along Cook Inlet. "It looks like The train slowed as it approached a lone cabin, baby blue in color with the words "Sherman City Hall" on one wall. If they ...
March 5, 2015
Artist David Hockney builds on his portraits for the 21st century
Look at that wall of brand-new photographs he refers to as "3-D without the glasses." "There were the Matisse cutouts at the Museum of Modern Art, the Cubist show at the Metropolitan Museum, and Picasso shows at Gagosian and Pace [galleries]. I ...
March 6, 2015
Neighbor found guilty of shooting man during dispute about plants
Aaron Brown told a Lake County jury Tuesday his neighbor, Kathryn Flemming-Green, suspected he had stolen her plants. An argument about the plants escalated throughout a weekend in May 2013 with plants being stolen from his property, and Brown ...
April 9, 2015
Art Alliance treasures for sale on South Lake Avenue: Larry Wilson
The late local classical music advocate Estelle Schlueter's incredible custom dining table and much more this time around that would be perfect for your Mid-Century Modern. A Fender acoustic guitar. I discovered a framed fabric heart by big-time ...
April 14, 2015
Cook leads No. 4 Duke past No. 15 UNC 92-90 in OT
North Carolina had possession last in regulation, milking most of the clock before getting the ball to Paige. The preseason All-American took one dribble and tossed up a long jumper that bounced hard off the iron and into the lane — where a scrum ...
February 18, 2015
Everyone on the Hawks can make shots away from the rim, all the way down to stretch 5 Mike Muscala. Even after 38 wins and a first-round playoff exit last year at the hands of the No. 1-seeded Indiana Pacers , we should've seen this coming. "We played a team who was really good last year, a No. 1 seed, and we had an opportunity to take them down. But that series wasn't the only omen of a 60-win team which finished seven games better than anyone else in its conference. Add in all the injury troubles last year (Atlanta actually had to buy Muscala out of his Spanish contract in March because it didn't have enough bodies to fill its roster), and the win total was bound to jump. We got a glimpse of what Budenholzer, a longtime San Antonio Spurs assistant who took over the Hawks before 2013-14, had planned for us last season, when the Hawks were still playing this beautiful brand of basketball. When a team makes a jump like this (22 wins over an offseason), it's usually because there was some vast change in personnel. The additions of Thabo Sefolosha and Kent Bazemore along with Al Horford 's return from his pectoral injury have certainly helped, but for the most part Atlanta is the same team as it was a year ago from the top down. Yet 38 victories became 60. . The Hawks have gotten career years from Jeff Teague, Korver, Carroll and Schroder.
There's a curious mix of passengers aboard the Denali Star as the whistle blasts twice and the train pulls away from the Anchorage depot, beginning its journey north to Fairbanks on a 12-hour trip that packs in a lot of Alaska for passengers. One Friday last September, Marty Askin and Frank Hochhaus chatted as serpentine streams and rugged mountains were revealed through the windows of a double-decker rail car. Askin, who works in Alaska's energy industry, was headed north to visit family. It was Askin's first ride on a train. "This train moves much slower than mine," he said. com ) passenger trains provide an ideal opportunity to see the state's incomparable scenery and wildlife. "People spend their money to come up here to enjoy the beauty that this state can offer," veteran conductor Harry Ross said. "We make sure they see it. ". Nature's diversity can be appreciated on a two-train journey along 480 miles of track between Seward, on the Gulf of Alaska, and Fairbanks, in the state's vast interior. In summer, the Coastal Classic makes daily round trips between Anchorage and Seward. "Whales at 3 o'clock," tour guide Matthew Newkirk announced as the train hugged the shore along Cook Inlet.
There have been few better times to visit David Hockney's studio in the Hollywood Hills. The walls of his big, bright studio are full of new photographs and new portraits, one painted just that morning, and he has major gallery exhibitions coming soon in Los Angeles and London. Hockney, 77, is sitting comfortably in the studio, smoking his customary Camel cigarette and admiring his new work. Look at that wall of brand-new photographs he refers to as "3-D without the glasses. Besides the large-scale photographs straight ahead, there are several 3-foot-by-4-foot portraits tacked to the wall on the right, and on the left is a neat line of more than 50 smaller inkjet prints of his full portrait output — so far. He is doing exactly what he wants, and he traces this productive time to stimulation from a museum-packed New York visit last fall. "I saw twelve-hundred paintings by Matisse and Picasso on that trip," he says. "There were the Matisse cutouts at the Museum of Modern Art, the Cubist show at the Metropolitan Museum, and Picasso shows at Gagosian and Pace [galleries]. That's what you must do. ". As his hearing declines, the studio is also a comfortable place to be. "I hardly go out now because I'm too deaf," says Hockney, who has worn hearing aids for more than 20 years.
Picasso painting sets world record for art at auction, sells in New York for $179 million
NEW YORK (AP) — A vibrant, multi-hued painting from Pablo Picasso set a world record for artwork at auction ... future," Manhattan dealer Richard Feigen said. Impressionist and modern artworks continue to corner the market because "they are beautiful ...
May 11, 2015
Picasso Travertine tile or?
but I have looked for months at porcelain and can't seem to find one I really like...Liked the looks of Picasso trav. but not so sure that it's not a bit busy..wanting one with a natural soft look and interest and we have more of the warm tones and browns ...
May 9, 2015
20Th Century Modern Design and Fine Art Auction May 17th at Kaminski Auctions
(PRWEB) May 05, 2015 Kaminski Auctions is pleases to announce their spring 20th Century Modern Design and ... There is a Salvador Dali wall hanging sculpture of red clay pottery with airbrush decoration, a Pablo Picasso still life plate and a large ...
Picasso painting poised to fetch $140M, Giacometti sculpture could bring $130M at NYC auctions
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's spring art auctions get underway Tuesday with exceptional pieces by Pablo Picasso, Alberto Giacometti, Vincent Van Gogh and others whose work continues to fuel a robust market for impressionist, modern and contemporary art.
May 1, 2015
Odd lots | Clocks clock up top prices at Doc's sale
There were mixed results for English furniture and clocks when Leonard Joel hammered the collection ... Both prices fell short of expectations. A contemporary glass-topped dining table with figural bird supports brought $5368 and an oval glass coffee ...
March 11, 2015
The Versatile Paintings Of Renato Guttuso
The Estorick Collection of Modern ... wall that towers over him, making him appear insignificant. It’s this versatility that impressed us, made us overlook the less accomplished works, and let us enjoy the Italian painter’s broad portfolio. Renato ...
January 15, 2015
Original Picasso artwork, rare Bellows lithographs headline Auction Gallery of Palm Beaches' auction
An original Picasso artwork ... with mantel and desk clocks, including a Louis XVI 22-inch lyre clock and several from Tiffany & Co.; plus silver items, bronzes, three silver Persian carpets, chandeliers, fine stemware and contemporary art glass.
January 7, 2015