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It was announced at a Sept. 24 dinner to mark the opening of the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, the Serpentines new extension, LaVorgna said. Mayor Bloomberg, whose 12-year tenure ends Dec. 31, is founder and majority owner of Bloomberg Newss parent Bloomberg LP. Housed in a former Hyde Park tearoom built in 1934, the Serpentine — led by Julia Peyton-Jones and Hans Ulrich Obrist – – is one of Londons better-known art galleries. It commissions a temporary pavilion each summer from a prominent international architect and hosts a fund-raising event. The gallerys parties gained royal cachet when Princess Diana attended in June 1994. The gallery gets limited government funding — its 2013-2014 grant from Arts Council England totals 1.21 million pounds ($1.94 million) — and relies on donors and sponsors. Entrance to the gallery is free. Peter Palumbo, a property developer who is a member of the House of Lords, has been chairman of the gallery since 1994. Palumbo has also chaired the jury of the Pritzker Architecture Prize since 2005. As at other London museums, the chairman oversees the gallerys operations and leads its fundraising efforts. This weekend, the Serpentine opens its new extension, the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, designed by architect Zaha Hadid.
tabloids. She had fraudulently obtained a South African passport in the name of Natalie Webb, according to todays Interpol statement. Newspapers in Africa and Britain have speculated that Lewthwaite was involved in this weeks raid on a Kenyan mall in which at least 67 people and five attackers died. Kenyan Foreign Minister Amina Mohamed told U.S. broadcaster PBS that a British woman who has done this many times before was involved in the attack. Theres been no official confirmation on Lewthwaites involvement. The Somali-based militia al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for Kenyas deadliest attack in 15 years, which began when gunmen stormed the upscale Westgate mall in Nairobi on Sept. 21, lobbing grenades and spraying gunfire. Al-Shabaab leader Ahmed Godane warned of more bloodshed unless Kenya withdraws its forces from Somalia, where theyre deployed to combat the Islamist group. Johannesburg Homes Lewthwaite, the daughter of a British soldier, was married to Jamaica-born Germaine Lindsay, who like her was a Muslim convert. He was one of the four perpetrators of the July 7, 2005 attacks on Londons transport network — exploding a device on the Piccadilly Line between Kings Cross and Russell Square, killing 26 people. Using Webbs identity, Lewthwaite traveled in and out of South Africa between July 2008 and February 2011, when the passport was canceled, Home Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor told reporters in Pretoria today. Webbs U.K. family didnt immediately respond to telephone messages seeking comment.
This years show attracted 303 of the worlds top galleries from 36 countries, showing the works of more than 2,500 artists. It drew more than 62,000 visitors, a new record. – [/] Photo Platform Gallery’s Chen Wei and one of his “Recovery Room” series at Liste Young Artist’s show. By the time the week was over he had sold more than 10 works, with prices ranging from $1,800 to nearly $3,000. – [/] A performance spectator admires some of the pieces at Basel Art. – [/] Photo A performance piece at Basel Scope, done by an unidentified nearly naked man who moved in slow motion up and down the aisles dressed like a Greek version of Mars, the god of war. – [/] Photo A performance piece at Scope. The man clutched a staff, on which a plastic container for motor oil with the BP logo was impaled. – [/] An installation piece at Basel Art. – [/] An installation piece with paper tubes at Basel Art. – [/] A gallery scene at the Scope Basel show. – [/] A sculpture of Sperone Westwater Gallery’s employee, Michael Short, by Evan Penny. – [/] Evan Penny’s sculpture of Michael Short. – [/] A woman views Jaume Plensa’s “Tel Aviv Man,” (Study) 2010, Galerie Lelong, Paris. – [/] Photo “Medusa marinara,” 1997 a photographic representation of the Medusa in spaghetti and tomato sauce by New York-based Brazilian artist, Vic Muniz.