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  • Christ to Coke: How Image Becomes Icon

    Christ to Coke: How Image Becomes Icon

    Martin Kemp is best known as a Leonardo da Vinci scholar involved in the sometimes controversial authentication of two Leonardo “discoveries” in recent years—including the one known as La Bella Principessa. So what is he doing writing about the Coca-Cola bottle?

    by Jonathan Franklin, Chief, Library, Archives and Research Fellowships Program, NGC
    Posted March 04, 2013
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  • Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry – 2012 documentary directed by American filmmaker Alison Klayman

    Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry – 2012 documentary directed by American filmmaker Alison Klayman

    Filmed over a period of more than two years, Alison Klayman’s documentary gives us a privileged, intimate view into the life of Chinese contemporary artist and political activist Ai Weiwei.

     

    by NGC Magazine Staff
    Posted January 21, 2013
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  • The Mysterious Death of Tom Thomson

    The Mysterious Death of Tom Thomson

    Mystery, haunting images, strong emotions, one Canadian artist’s tribute to another—there’s much of interest in this book. One thing you won’t find, however, is a lot of text. The artist who created the book, George Walker, calls it a “wordless narrative”, and he uses only pictures to tell the story of Tom Thomson’s untimely death in 1917.

    by Jonathan Franklin, Chief, Library, Archives and Research Fellowships Program, NGC
    Posted December 06, 2012
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