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Anglo-Saxon Gold Hoard Discovery (2009)

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  • Artist Faheem Majeed focuses on large impact of small gestures

    Artist Faheem Majeed focuses on large impact of small gestures
    Each Jesus Christ was weighty and sizable, about 21/2 feet long, cross included. Each statue had come out of a mold, then plaster had dripped off, pooled and hardened, settling around the edges and leaving thin crescents of residue that clung to the crucifixes like mushrooms. None had been painted yet; each was still white and identical. Faheem Majeed set three of these raw statues side by side on top of a wooden school desk, to create his foundation. Then he reached into a cardboard box, pushed aside packing blankets and lifted out a fourth statue of Christ on the cross. He placed it perpendicularly across the others.
  • The Look for Less: Staffordshire dog purebreds vs. HSN's new pups

     
    A couple of summers back I wrote about the Los Angeles residence of fashion designer Johnson Hartig, a home filled with recent Damien Hirst paintings and a curious collection of antique ceramic figurines, including packs of Staffordshire dogs in almost...

    'Camelot' costume designer Joan Bergin discusses the Starz series

     
    In the course of researching an article about great costume design on TV, I had the opportunity to chat with Joan Bergin, costume designer for "Camelot," the new Starz series based on the Arthurian legend. The Irish costume designer picked...

    Wall Art: The 'how' of the hanging

    Wall Art: The 'how' of the hanging
    Often lost in the sea of nails, hooks, hammers, levels (and expletives) is the potential for glory that exists in the hanging of art on one's walls. We're talking about the arrangement and composition -- the "how" of the hanging. We're talking about...

    The Siren's Call: A horn of plenty's worth of holiday reading

    The Siren's Call: A horn of plenty's worth of holiday reading
    One Thanksgiving lesson most school kids probably don't receive has to do with the horn of plenty adorning festive paintings. For me it always seemed like a weird choice for carrying harvested food — what about a simple, flat-bottomed basket? But...