A weekly recap of art world news.
New York Public Library Puts 1870,000 Public Domain Images Online
187,000 high resolution images of old photographs, documents, and illustrations are now available online thanks to the New York Public Library. The images belong to the public domain and a new visualization tool allows the entire collection to be easily explored by category.
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Kodak Re-introduces Super 8 Camera
Kodak has announced it will launch its first Super 8 camera in over 30 years. The movie camera features an electronic viewfinder and digital audio recording technology but only shoots on 8mm film (Super 8). Known for its film manufacturing, Kodak has improved a new, proprietary, version of the 8mm film that they first released in 1965. However, the camera will take any standard Super 8 cartridge so vintage film will still work.
Read the full story (NBC News)
Danish Police Cancel Outdoor Exhibition of Nude Photographs
On the grounds of indecency, Danish police have cancelled an outdoor exhibition of photographs in central Copenhagen by Mathilde Grafström. The series “Female Beauty” features images of nude women in nature. Grafström has filed a complaint to the police and claiming that her art is being suppressed.
Read the full story (The Local)