April 24th, 2007 by Menachem Wecker
“Are we doing stuff like that anymore?” John Alan Turner wonders about the Sistine Chapel. His question is surely coming from a good place, but it’s not a fair one to ask. The SC became what it is by standing the test of time. Who knows what will last?
[In His Big Grip]
Good news for Islamic art: Edward Gibbs, who heads Sotheby’s Islamic and Indian Art department, referred to its “global appeal,” as the Sotheby’s sale sold nearly a quarter more than pre-sale estimates.
[San Jose Mercury News]
Batman or the Mona Lisa: Whistling through Islamic Art. Zack Hill, insightfully and humorously, on being an American tourist.
“Alhambra Pollock”: When Jackson Pollock meets Islamic and Arab tile patterns, pictured above, by Gideon Polya.