Robert Singer, LACMA's curator of Japanese Art, was showing a woman, a member of the Tatsuuma family who own the Tatsuuma Museum in Kobe, around the museum a few months ago. She asked if he'd heard of those famous crane screens. She meant the 22-foot wide ones by 18th century artist Maruyama Okyo -- ... More >>
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Les Rallizes Denudes -- Rock 'n' Roll Hijackers Via Gawker via the NY Post: Four men knocked off a series of laundromats, gas stations, and convenience stores earlier this week, making off with cash and cigarettes in hopes of getting money to start a record label. (180-gram vinyl is expensiv ... More >>