Weekly recap of art-world news.
30-year-old Photos Found in an Abandoned Suitcase Document an Adulterous Affair
In the late 1960s and 70s a German businessman had an affair with his (also married) secretary. Strangely, he carefully documented the relationship through ektachrome photographs and other scrapbook-like materials. The collection was discovered 30 years later and put up for auction where it was purchased, published, and is now on view at The White Columns Gallery in New York.
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Vintage NYPD Crime Scene Photos To Be Made Public
The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded a $125,000 grant to the New York Department of Records and Information Services to digitize 30,000 NYPD crime photographs. The documented crime scenes range from the sensational to the every day and were made between 1914 and 1975.
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Photography Lighting Expert Paul C. Buff Dies at 78
Paul C. Buff was the creator of some of the most widely used and trusted lighting products for studio photography. His resume includes White Lighting strobes, the Vagabond battery pack, the Einstein, and the Alien Bee. Buff passed away at the age of 78 at his home in Mobile, Alabama, surrounded by his family.
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