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Studio Art Faculty Member: Anna Kenar
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A painting of two Tahitian girls by the French artist Paul Gauguin has been sold for $300m (£197m), making it the most expensive work of art ever sold.
Nafea Faa Ipoipo, or When Will You Marry?, was painted in 1892 and had been owned by a Swiss collector.
Unconfirmed reports suggest it was sold to a museum in Qatar.
The small oil-rich state paid the previous highest price for a painting, a work by Paul Cezanne which sold for a reported £158m.
Before its sale, the Gauguin artwork had been owned by Rudolf Staechelin, a collector from Basel.
For decades it had been on loan to the Kunstmuseum Basel but Mr Staechelin decided to sell the painting after a disagreement with the museum, US media report.
read on at: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-31183733
Image: taken by peter goff on January 22, 2015 at the John C. Campbell Folk School- Kiln Shed
Studio Art faculty member Peter Goff attended a week long ceramics workshop at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown North Carolina. Instructor Mark Peters taught the class how to make their functional pottery more lively through stamping and various altering techniques. The pieces produce durning the workshop were fired to cone 10 (2381 Fahrenheit) in a gas kiln picture above. The techniques learned during the workshop will passed on to Ceramics one/two students this spring and next fall. If you would like to see some of the work produced during the workshop feel free to stop by Mr. Goff’s office (609 North Campus).
For more information about the Folk School and work-study opportunities: https://www.folkschool.org/index.php?section=articles&article_cat_id=24&article_id=97
Image: Cause You are the Son of Slaves, Your Daddy was a Bastard | 2014 |Transfer on found paper on wood | 89”x 60”
This fall Studio Art Instructor Peter Goff took his Sculpture One class to a studio visit with artist Frank Selby at the McColl Center for Art + Innovation in Charlotte. Just one of the many field trips and first-hand experiences available in the Department of Fine and Applied Arts.