Art News – June 17, 2011

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The former home of Marc Chagall is located at 57 East 73rd Street in New York City, NY. Photo: Stribling & Associates Real Estate

– A Master’s Suite: For only $1.75 million, you could inhabit the former home of painter Marc Chagall. The artist’s former townhouse in New York City has recently been listed for sale. (Park West Gallery has just a few ideas on how the new owner should redecorate.) {via Curbed}

 21st Century Art History: A new survey shows that the majority of doctoral candidates in the art history field are choosing to concentrate their studies on Modern art, mostly from North America and Europe. The College Art Association says that last year’s most-studied area for potential Ph.D.’s in the U.S. and Canada was art created during the last 100 years. {via LA Times}

Surrealist Masterpiece: Prior to collaborating with Walt Disney on the animated film Destino, artist Salvador Dali worked with Spanish director Luis Buñuel on the surreal short film Un Chien Andalou (An Andalusian Dog). This week’s New York Times Critics’ Pick reviews the 1928 film, stating that even now, 80 years later, the movie “still seethes with creative, revolting imagery.” {via New York Times}

Everyone’s a Critic: A study of 9-month-olds found that babies prefer the brighter paintings of Pablo Picasso with their “sharp and accentuated contrasts in luminance” to the more subtle “blurry, shimmery effects” of Claude Monet works. Which do you like better? {via Miller-McCune}

Can You Draw the Internet?: This creative bunch of folks believes they did. These Park West Gallery bloggers wouldn’t even know where to begin. {via TechCrunch}

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