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Remembering Sister Wendy Beckett: beloved Nun, art historian and accidental TV phenomenon

The BBC officially announced on December 26 that Sister Wendy Beckett has died at the age of 88. Sister Wendy was a nun, art historian and critic who found unintentional fame in the 90’s with her popular TV programmes like Sister Wendy’s Odyssey and Sister Wendy’s Story of Painting where she sought to make some […]

In memoriam: Ralph Koltai, groundbreaking British stage designer, passes away at 94

One of the twentieth century’s most influential stage designers, Ralph Koltai passed away in December at the age of 94 in the city of Châtellerault, France. In a career that spanned seven decades, Koltai revolutionized British theater, designing more than 250 productions for ballet, opera, and theater that eschewed convention. He created a new vocabulary […]

Lothar Baumgarten (1944-2018)

The German conceptual artist Lothar Baumgarten has passed away in Berlin at the age of 74. The artist’s death was confirmed by his gallery, Marian Goodman, which issued this statement: “… In a career spanning four decades, Lothar drew wide acclaim and respect for a singularly powerful and diverse body of work, from photography to […]