A weekly recap of art world news.
New Image of Jupiter Captured by the Hubble Space Telescope
The Hubble Space Telescope has captured a new image of Jupiter. Photographed on June 27 and published this month by NASA, the telescope’s camera captured the planet’s most detailed image yet, showing the Great Red Spot in more vivid color than ever before. Jupiter was 400 million miles away from Earth and almost directly opposite the Sun at the time the photograph was made. The new image is part of the Outer Planets Atmosphere Legacy program, which provides annual global views of the outer planets in the solar system to study changes in storms, winds, and clouds.
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The Art Institute of Chicago Acquires 500 19th-Century American Photographs
The Art Institute of Chicago has acquired the W. Bruce and Delaney H. Lundberg Collection of 19th-century American photography. The collection includes nearly 500 works of daguerreotypes, tintypes, and other photographic mediums depicting workers, children, and other subjects including President Zachary Taylor. The acquisition is funded by Phillip Leonian and Edith Rosenbaum Leonian Charitable Trust and will become one of the cornerstones of the museum’s photography collection.
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Fashion Photographer Peter Lindbergh Dies at 74
German fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh has died at the age of 74. Lindbergh is credited with ushering in the rise of the supermodel. He studied at the Berlin Academy of Fine Arts in the 60s and opened his photography studio in Düsseldorf in 1973. Lindbergh’s black-and-white photographs of stars including Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Helen Mirren, and Nicole Kidman have been on the covers of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. A staunch opponent to retouching, Lindbergh famously declared, “This should be the responsibility of photographers today to free women, and finally everyone, from the terror of youth and perfection.”
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