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Berlin Wall Drives Wedge through Los Angeles Art Community
LOS ANGELES, CA.- Call it the Irony Curtain. The concrete wall that divided the city of Berlin for 28 years is suddenly splitting a segment of Los Angeles' art community just as the 20th anniversary of the wall's falling nears. The trouble began earlier this month when the Wende Museum installed several segments of the original Berlin Wall on Wilshire Boulevard. Kent Twitchell, whose larger-than-life paintings cover entire walls and sides of freeways, said he planned to "bookend" two sections of the wall with portraits of President John F. Kennedy, who denounced the barrier in a Berlin speech in 1961, and President Ronald Reagan, who famously demanded, "Tear down this wall!" shortly before it came down in 1989. But as he rushed to finish the portraits, Twitchell said he was told by organizers that he could leave one of the paintings in his studio: There was no room for both. "They said there would only be room for one and they just assumed it would be Kennedy," the disappoi





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November 5, 2009

Sotheby's Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art Surpasses High Estimate

Ruscha Print Sets New World Auction Record During November Sale

Lively and Entertaining Exhibition Features the Design of IKEA

Farnsworth Art Museum Appoints Christopher J. Brownawell as Director

Rare North Italian Renaissance Drawings Featured in New Installation

New Series of Photographs by Roger Ballen at Gagosian

Winner of Photographic Portrait Prize 2009 Announced

New 21c Museum Hotel to Open in Downtown Cincinnati

Installation of Sculptures and Prints by Ian Hamilton Finlay at David Nolan Gallery

Sprüth Magers Presents Survey of Early Work by Barbara Kruger

Iniva, Institute of International Visual Arts, Appoints Tessa Jackson as CEO

Sotheby's Sale of 19th Century European Paintings to be Held on November 24

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Presents "Directions: John Gerrard"

Sotheby's Annual Sale of Important Judaica to be Held November, 24 2009

Digging In: Art Miami Breaks New Ground for its Midtown Base

Berlin Wall Drives Wedge through Los Angeles Art Community

Crystal Bridges Announces Architecture and Design Fellowship

Tom Hanks-Produced '4-D' Film Comes to World War II Museum

Twenty-One Contemporary Artists Exhibit in The Grey Market

Artist Taro Shinoda to Present New Contemporary Exhibition, Lunar Reflections

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