Attention Economy – May 28, 2012

“People Begin to Fly” (1961), from the exhibition “Yves Klein: With the Void, Full Powers,” which is coming to Washington. [Source: NYT/ Menil Collection, Houston; Artists Rights Society, New York/ADAGP, Paris]
“People Begin to Fly” (1961) was shown at the Hirshhorn Museum’s 2010 exhibition “Yves Klein: With the Void, Full Powers.” [Source: NYT/ Menil Collection, Houston; Artists Rights Society, New York/ADAGP, Paris] See more of his art at the Yves Klein Archive and a brief bio on Wikipedia.

  • The Making of an Icon: Yves Klein’s FC1 (Fire Color 1) | Video | Christie’s
    DescriptionFifty years after the artist’s death, Christie’s is proud to announce the upcoming auction of Yves Klein’s legendary Fire-Color Painting FC 1, as the highlight of the Post War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale on May 8. Executed a few weeks before his premature death, at the age of 34, FC 1 is widely acclaimed as his ultimate masterpiece.
  • In The Saleroom: Yves Klein’s FC1 (Fire Color 1) | Video | Christie’s
    Yves Klein’s FC1 (Fire Color 1) sold for $36,482,500, setting a work auction record for the artist, at New York, Rockefeller Plaza on 8 May 2012 in the Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale.
  • Happening d’Yves Klein
    En 1960, l’art nous met dans tous nos états.
  • Blue Women Art – Yves Klein (1962) – YouTube
    Blue Women Art: Starring – naked ladies all painted in blue, Yves Klein, symphony musicians | Directed by – Yves Klein
  • Inside Art – Yves Klein Works Attract Attention in Sales and Exhibitions – NYTimes.com 031110
    Four years in the making, “Yves Klein: With the Void, Full Powers” will open in May at the Hirshhorn and will include more than 100 works arranged thematically. Loans are coming from the artist’s archives, institutions in Europe and the United States, and private collections.
  • Nicole Glass
    As a journalist currently living in Washington, DC, Nicole Glass has published more than 100 articles in a number of media outlets, including USA TODAY, National Geographic, The Huffington Post, FrumForum and The Eagle. Growing up overseas and having visited more than 40 countries, she has gained an international perspective that sparked her interest in journalism. Her articles have been picked up by Politico, The Week, MSNBC, Roll Call, Policy Mic and Talking Points Memo, and one of her articles has been quoted and discussed by Lawrence O’Donnell on his show “The Last Word.”
  • The Pulitzer Prizes | Works
    2012 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Breaking News Photography: Massoud Hossaini/AFP “Tarana Akbari, 12, screams in fear moments after a suicide bomber detonated a bomb in a crowd at the Abul Fazel Shrine in Kabul on December 06, 2011. ‘When I could stand up, I saw that everybody was around me on the ground, really bloody. I was really, really scared,’ said the Tarana, whose name means ‘melody’ in English. Out of 17 women and children from her family who went to a riverside shrine in Kabul that day to mark the Shiite holy day of Ashura, seven died including her seven-year-old brother Shoaib. More than 70 people lost their lives in all, and at least nine other members of Tarana’s family were wounded. Published December 7, 2011.”
  • Nicole Glass: Afghan Photographer Hopes His Image Will Stop Suicide Bombers 052112
    Nicole Glass: “The first Afghan to win a Pulitzer Prize collected winnings at Columbia University on May 21. Massoud Hossaini was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for a photo he took of Tarana Akbari, a 12-year old girl who found herself surrounded by dead bodies after a suicide bombing at a shrine in Kabul. With a look of terror on her face, the girl in the green dress is screaming after two explosions left many of her friends and family dead at her feet on December 6, 2011. [Hossaini on suicide bombers:] “They are blind and they are deaf,” he said. “The leaders never let them access the media. They never watch TV. They never see newspapers. They never want to update themselves.” In the ten years following the September 11 terrorist attacks, there were 736 suicide attacks in Afghanistan. In 2011, the Taliban was responsible for 80 percent of these.”
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