Early Rocket Men, Ai Weiwei Pushes the Envelope, and More Fresh News

The original seven project Mercury astronauts, Langley Air Force Base, July 1960. Image courtesy Skinner Auctioneers and Appraisers.


News and updates from around the arts and auction community:

  • Say “cheese,” as in the moon is made of green cheese. More than 400 rare photos taken by American astronauts are being auctioned by Skinner Inc, starting this week.  [Read more from the New York Post]
  • Controversial Chinese artist/activist Ai Weiwei and Public Art Fund in New York City have teamed up in an exclusive charity event. As usual, Ai has used art to make a statement…see for yourself. [Read more from eBay]
  • A rare 16th-century document has been returned to Geneva, where it apparently had been stolen from a government archive. The 1553 pay slip was signed by Protestant reformer John Calvin.  [Read more from SWI swissinfo.ch ]
  • Ever heard the expression, “Go big or go home”? Interior designers say you should do both if you’re decorating a small living space. Here’s a list of common mistakes people make when furnishing a room of modest proportions. [Read more from Architectural Digest]

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