Wednesday, March 03, 2010

O.J.'s Suit, Islamic & Chinese Arts, Ronald Searle


* The Smithsonian Institution has been offered the suit O.J. Simpson wore when he was acquitted of murder charges -but they don't want it:

* Some other OJ stuff they probably don't want-

* The Detroit Institute of Arts will open a new permanent gallery of Islamic art this weekend, showcasing exhibits including a rare 15th-century Quran of a Mongol conqueror.

Islamic arts books in our stock-
March 3, 1585 – The Olympic Theatre, designed by Andrea Palladio, is inaugurated in Vicenza.

march 3, 1875 – Georges Bizet's opera Carmen receives its première at the Opéra Comique of Paris


"Illustrated Catalogue of the Remarkable Collection of Ancient Chinese Bronzes, Beautiful Old Porcelains...Fine Old Carpets, Rugs and Furniture, from Ancient Palaces and Temples of China Comprising the Private Collection of a Chinese Nobleman of Tien-Tsin and Objects Procured by the Senior Member of Messrs. Yamanaka & Co. and his staff during a recent visit to Ancient Cities of China, some of which have heretofore been unexplored by Foreigners"

The catalog to an auction held in New York by the American Art Association at the American Art Galleries, on January 29-31, 1914.

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1816 – William James Blacklock, British landscape painter.

1920 – Ronald Searle, British illustrator, best known as the creator of St Trinian's School.

1792 - Robert Adam, Scottish neoclassical architect, interior designer and furniture designer, died.

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