Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Lot 157 of 434: Julien's Legends(#5)

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Estimate: $800.00 - $1,200.00 Starting: $400.00 Description: A cast resin mushroom created and used for the film E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (Universal Pictures, 1982). The mushrooms can be seen in the opening of the film on the space transport used by the aliens. Acquired directly from Donald Pennington, prop master. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Donald Pennington, who made the mushroom prop for the production, and a copy of the film. Height, 3 inches

Wissam Al Mana

Bas Jan Ader

I Am Too Sad To Tell You, 1971, 16mm film transferred to DVD, silent

Liza Minnelli - "Confessions"

It’s delovely. - Roberta Smith

Anderson Cooper negotiating for daytime talk show

The Hollywood Reporter Exclusive: CNN anchor Anderson Cooper is close to a deal for a syndicated daytime talk show. The "Anderson Cooper 360" host is deep in talks with Telepictures Productions and Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution for a program that would be pitched to stations next year. The as-yet-untitled project will not have a hard-news focus, though given Cooper's background, he'll likely bring a more journalistic approach to handling popular topics compared to most daytime fare. The show is billed as a topical format that will cover everything from celebrities and pop culture to social issues and wide-interest news stories. Using his well-established interview skills, Cooper's show is expected to welcome a broad range of guests and tackle debate-provoking subjects. - JAMES HIBBERD

Michael Jackson Doesn't Quit - The Future Gallery

Michael Jackson Doesn't Quit: Part 3 from Mike Ruiz on Vimeo.

Matthew Herbert

Brian Jones

Ragnar Kjartansson

Ragnar Kjartansson is born 1976. He was conceived on the set of Iceland’s first erotic thriller called “Morðsaga”. In the movie there is a love scene where his mother plays a lonely housewife and his father a plumber coming to fix the dishwasher. Ragnar gratuated from the Reykjavík Housewife school in 1997.

The Freedom Salon

Sue Coe
Edward Kienholz's The Non-War Memorial (1970).
Taryn Simon RONALD JONES Scene of arrest, South Side, Chicago, Illinois Served 8 years of a Death sentence, 2002 2002Enrique Chagoya Poor George #4 (After P.G.), 2004

Curator trio to lead next Carnegie International

Tina Kukielski
Dan Byers
Daniel BaumannThe Carnegie Museum of Art announced today the appointment of a three-person team of curators to organize the 56th Carnegie International, which opens in October 2013. They are curator Daniel Baumann of Basel, Switzerland; associate curator Dan Byers of Pittsburgh; and associate curator Tina Kukielski of New York. This is the first time a team of three has been chosen to organize the venerable exhibition. Begun in 1896, it is the second oldest survey of international contemporary art in the world and the oldest in this hemisphere. "This new structure will allow the International to result from a conversation among three very talented individuals of different ages, nationalities and perspectives," said Carnegie Director Lynn Zelevansky. "I'm excited and intrigued to see what is produced out of this collaboration, which seems suited to our increasingly globalized world." - MARY THOMAS

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Jimmy Camicia wrote "Change for a Dying Queen"

Bobby Sui

Kim Kyong Hui

Kim Kyong Hui, sister to the outgoing ruler, got a big promotion in Pyongyang Tuesday, putting her at equal standing in North Korea’s nuclear-armed military with the dictator’s youngest son and heir apparent, Kim Jong Un. The new four-star general has a reputation for being a mean drunk, bumping off political rivals, and driving her own daughter to suicide. “She doesn’t have anything in her background to suggest military credentials, It’s a sign that she really must be a player, a critical component of the family’s game plan for maintaining itself in power.” - Philip Shenon

Colton Tooley - University of Texas Shooter

AUSTIN, Texas - As bleary-eyed University of Texas students made their way to early classes and campus workers walked toward their jobs, one person strode through campus wearing a dark suit and a ski mask - and carrying an assault rifle. His look was menacing, and those who encountered him fled fast. "I saw in his eyes he didn't care," said construction worker Ruben Cordoba, who was installing a fence on the roof of a three-story building Tuesday morning when he looked down and made eye contact. Authorities say the gunman who later killed himself was 19-year-old Colton Tooley, a sophomore math major. No one else was injured. But those who knew Tooley for years - before his time at the massive university in Austin - describe him as a courteous, intelligent guy who wouldn't hurt anyone. He was book smart and won raves from his high school teachers. He also was known as someone who kept his emotions in check. "There was nothing prior to this day, nothing that would lead any of us to believe this could take place," said a man who emerged from Tooley's family home late Tuesday and identified himself only as Marcus, a relative. "He was a very smart guy, very intelligent, excellent student. He wouldn't or couldn't hurt a fly. If he was depressed you would never know it. He never usually expressed emotion. This is a great shock to me and my family," he said. Tooley's parents did not immediately respond to messages left by The Associated Press. Investigators combed through the family's home in Austin on Tuesday, carrying out bags and boxes. There was no word on exactly what was in the containers. A neighbor said police arrived about three hours after the shooting. The gunman's threatening demeanor on campus was far from what Tooley's teachers at Crockett High School in Austin recalled of the boy who graduated in 2009, ranked seventh in his class. They remembered him as "brilliant," "meticulous" and "respectful," the principal, Craig Shapiro, said a statement. "All of us in the Crockett High School community are shocked and saddened by today's tragedy at the University of Texas. - KELLEY SHANNON and APRIL CASTRO

China Chow

Bishop Eddie Long

ATLANTA - One of the young men accusing megachurch Bishop Eddie Long of coercing him into a sexual relationship told a TV interviewer that he loved the pastor and considered him a father figure, but still called him a "predator" and a "monster." "I loved him and I'm always going to have love for the things he taught us, but how he left us hurt worse than anything I ever felt in my life," Jamal Parris told Atlanta's Fox TV affiliate WAGA in an interview broadcast Tuesday. "This man turned his back on us when he had no more need for us. That's not a father, that's a predator." -Associated Press

Tuesday, September 28, 2010