PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ Architect Robert Venturi, who rejected austere modern design and instead ushered in postmodern complexity, has died. He was 93.
PHILADELPHIA – Respected art and furniture appraiser Robert “Rob” Goldstein passed away on August 24 in Philadelphia. He was 66 years old.
LONDON – Tate Modern announced today that it has appointed Dr Yasufumi Nakamori as its new Senior Curator, International Art (Photography). Nakamori will lead on the development of Tate’s collection of photography and on the program of photography exhibitions and displays. He will take up the post in October 2018.
JUPITER, Fla. – Burt Reynolds, the handsome film and television star known for his acclaimed performances in “Deliverance” and “Boogie Nights,” commercial hits such as “Smokey and the Bandit” and for an active off-screen love life which included relationships with Loni Anderson and Sally Field, has died at age 82.
NEW YORK – Sotheby’s has unveiled the full auction contents of Creating a Stage: The Collection of Marsha and Robin Williams, a dedicated auction to be held on October 4, 2018 in New York.
NEW YORK (AP) – Elvis, Whitney, Prince, Biggie and, now, Aretha: The funerals and public memorials of music royalty have been as varied as the work they created, from small family affairs to days of tributes as huge in death as they lived their lives.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ed King, a former guitarist for Lynyrd Skynyrd who helped write several of the group’s hits including the classic “Sweet Home Alabama,” has died in Nashville, Tennessee, according to a family friend. He was 68.
NEW YORK (AP) – An all-star lineup that includes Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill, Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia, Shirley Caesar and many more will perform at Aretha Franklin’s funeral next week.
HONG KONG – Sotheby’s (NYSE: BID) has announced that Yasuaki Ishizaka will rejoin the company as chairman and managing director, Sotheby’s Japan. Based in Tokyo, Ishizaka will be responsible for leading the local team and driving Sotheby’s business and presence in Japan. He will also play a key role in Sotheby’s business development strategy working closely with the company’s international leadership. Ishizaka begins with Sotheby’s in early September.
NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul” who sang with matchless style on such classics as “Think,” ″I Say a Little Prayer” and her signature song, “Respect,” and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, died Thursday at age 76 from pancreatic cancer.