David Hockney: Art and Technology Do Mix

David Hockney embraces technology for his art. Now in his mid ’70’s he is the focus of the largest exhibit in San Francisco’s de Young Museum’s history.

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Detail David Hockney “A Bigger Matelot Kevin Druez 2 2009 
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Topsy Turvy in New York: The Chelsea Hotel Changes Hands (Video)

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The legendary Chelsea Hotel in New York City has changed hands.

Again.

Stanley Bard, proprietor of this hive of artists and eccentrics sold it in 2011. A developer proceeded to remodel, removing the art from the walls, raising the ire of residents, some 100 of them who can’t be evicted.  It just sold again to a luxury hotel developer. Some of the tenants remain, but the place will never be the same as when I revived the good old days with Stanley in 2001.

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The New Exploratorium: Hands-On Science Makes Splash on San Francisco Waterfront

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San Francisco’s Exploratorium, a reboot of the pioneering, hands-on science museum that had lived in a dark cavern at San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts for 43 years is now open on the city’s waterfront, “on the front porch of San Francisco,” says Executive Director Dennis Bartels. The Exploratorium has expanded to 330 thousand square feet of Pier 15 with 600 exhibits, some outside, some inside, all engineered to generate enough “ooh” to please adults and enough “ick” to please kids.

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