Tuesday, September 7, 2010

EXHIBITION AND CATALOG ON SOUTHEAST ASIAN ART

"LIFE, DEATH, & MAGIC:
2000 Years of Southeast Asian Ancestral Art."
By Robyn Maxwell.

Catalog for the current exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia.  This important exhibition runs from August 13 to October 31, 2010.

Catalog and information on this exhibition is available directly on the NGA website: www.nga.gov.au

BOOK RECOMMENDATION

"Finders Keepers, 
A Tale of Archaeological Plunder and Obsession."
By Graig Childs.

"...a fascinating book, full of swashbuckling pothunters, FBI raids, greasy museum curators...
Susan Salter Reynolds, Los Angeles.

NEW DISCOVERY OF OLDEST HUMAN IN THE PHILIPPINES

"CALLAO MAN Could Redraw Filipino History:
A foot bone from a human that lived 67,000 years ago suggests that settlers first arrived earlier than once thought."

The discovery suggests that raft- or boat-building crafts would have been around at that time.

For the direct link to the full article, please go to:

http://news.discovery.com/archaeology/callao-man-philippines.html

STORY ABOUT ART FORGERY IN THE NEW YORKER

"The Mark of a Masterpiece:
The man who keeps finding famous fingerprints on uncelebrated works of art."

Well written story about the art world, with interesting insights on connoisseurship, authentication, & forgery.  There are many parallels to the tribal art market.

By David Grann, A Reporter at Large, The New Yorker magazine, July 12 & 19, 2010
For direct link to the story on The New Yorker website, please go to: