A weekly recap of art world news.
Rare Photograph of Vincent Van Gogh Is Discovered
Two historians have discovered what is believed to be the only photograph of famed artist Vincent Van Gogh as an adult. The face third from the left is Van Gogh attending a dinner party in 1887. The pair who discovered the photograph identified Van Gogh from the other well-known painters of the time also in the photographs, and from his his self-portrait paintings. After taking the photograph to an expert who used the rule of Ockham’s razor, the subject’s identity has been confirmed.
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Harold Feinstein Dies at 84
Prolific photographer Harold Feinstein passed away at his home on June 20 at the age of 84. He is best known for his black and white street photographs of New York City, where he grew up. Feinstein published several books during his life and was a prominent member of the Photo League as well as a respected and beloved mentor and educator to many.
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New European Copyright Laws Could Spell Trouble for Photographers
On July 9, the European Parliament will vote on new copyright provisions that will place new restrictions on photographing and/or filming copyrighted architecture, art, or other public objects. Its purpose is to protect the rights of property owners whose property is in a public space.
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