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J.D. Salinger's 'Catcher in the Rye,' an Icon of Teen Rebellion, Turns 65 2

J.D. Salinger’s ‘Catcher in the Rye,’ an Icon of Teen Rebellion, Turns 65

‘Tis the season … for my perennial pilgrimage to Manhattan in New York City, the warren of Holden Caulfield, the disgruntled protagonist of J.D. Salinger’s 1951 opus “The Catcher in the Rye.” The book turns 65 this year and has been endlessly quoted, celebrated, banned, copied, lionized and burned. Caulfield, the quintessential anti-hero, has become a cultural icon of teenage rebellion for generations of readers....
Met Museum 'Strongly Condemns' Mosul Antiquities Destruction 4

Met Museum ‘Strongly Condemns’ Mosul Antiquities Destruction

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City joined arts organizations around the world today (Feb. 26) to universally condemn the destruction of priceless antiquities by Islamic extremists in the Iraq city of Mosul. The extremists from the Islamic State (IS) used sledge hammers, drills and other power tools to smash ancient statues and sculptures....
John Lennon's Doodles, Cartoons, Poems  Heading for Auction in NYC 6

John Lennon’s Doodles, Cartoons, Poems Heading for Auction in NYC

John Lennon best known as a world-class musician with The Beatles. was also a world-class doodler and writer. Now some of his non-musical works, including nonsense poems, doodles and comic drawings, are heading for auction in New York City. Lennon produced the material during the 1960s at the height of the band’s fame, when “Beatlemania” was sweeping the world. Publisher Tom Maschler saw Lennon’s drawings and writings in 1962 and convinced him to write and illustrate a book....
Artist Revealed Behind Masterfully Faked Pollocks, Koonings, Rothkos 8

Artist Revealed Behind Masterfully Faked Pollocks, Koonings, Rothkos

Pei-Shen Qian, described as a struggling Chinese artist, is the master forger behind one of the biggest scams to sweep the New York City art scene in years, involving more than 80 bogus paintings by modern masters. Alleged works by Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko and Robert Motherwell, were actually painted by the 73-year-old immigrant artist in the garage of his Queens home. Few details about the investigation are known. What is known is mostly contained in a new grand jury indictment of alleged scam mastermind Glafira Rosales, 57. She was arraigned today (Aug 19) in federal court in Manhattan....
Met Museum Hosts First Ever Exhibition of Music Masterpieces 12

Met Museum Hosts First Ever Exhibition of Music Masterpieces

Sau-Wing Lam’s collection of rare Italian string instruments will go on display for the first time in the United States at the Metropolitan Museum of Art later this month. The collection includes rare violins by Antonio Stradivari. Sau-Wing worked as president of the Dah Chong Hong Trading Corp., Inc. in New York City, an import-export business. An amateur violinist and violist, Lam bought his first important violin in the 1960s and over the 25 years assembled his impressive collection of stringed instruments and bows....
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