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Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons Get a Towel Snap

From Leon Wieseltier at The New Republic:

At the conclusion of his poems about the rescue of the Ghent Altarpiece , Kirstein wrote: “How marble molds itself into flesh, paint kindles gold in shafts / Makes me witness salvation first in comely handicrafts . 

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New Podcast: Artistic Expression and Israel

What is the appropriate balance between presenting for an American audience, Israeli art that is critical of the society and art which celebrates it? This conversation was part of the Washington DCJCC’s… 56 more words


New Podcast: Ari Shavit in-conversation with Leon Wieseltier

Ari Shavit’s newest book, The New York Times bestseller My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel is a thoughtful meditation on Israel’s history, politics and crucial national questions. 90 more words