Mississippi River Bank: art as its own certificate of value

Source: “Show boat landing.” Milton McFarland Painter, Sr., collection, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, call number PI/1988.0006, http://www.flickr.com/photos/mississippi-dept-of-archives-and-history/11207418714/in/photostream/. Photoshopped.

Role model: art teaches us the way to live

This video

http://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2014/feb/24/ukraine-president-viktor-yanukovych-palace-video

shows a first look inside one of the palaces of President Yanukovych of Ukraine. There are no subtitles for the Ukrainian voiceover, but you will recognize the word Голлівуд.

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“But,” inquired John curiously, “who did plan all your wonderful reception rooms and halls, and approaches and bathrooms — ?”

“Well,” answered Percy, “I blush to tell you, but it was a moving-picture fella. He was the only man we found who was used to playing with an unlimited amount of money, though he did tuck his napkin in his collar and couldn’t read or write.”

— F. Scott Fitzgerald, “The Diamond as Big as the Ritz”