November 14th, 2006

Chris Keeley

a stamp with an upside-down biplane on it

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6143218.stm

Absentee ballot mailed in using rare and valuable 1918 stamp

Dorkas says: "Someone aparently used the rare 'Inverted Jenny' stamp, which shows an upside-down biplane, to mail in their absentee ballot in Broward County, Florida. The ballot box was sealed before the stamp could be officially identified and now it can't be reopened for 22 months. The stamp might be worth up to $100,000!"
Picture 3-17 Broward County Commissioner John Rodstrom told reporters he spotted the red and blue Inverted Jenny on a large envelope with two stamps from the 1930s and another dating from World War II.

"I thought: 'Oh my God, I know that stamp, I've seen that stamp before,'" said Mr Rodstrom, 54, who collected stamps as a boy.

"I'd forgotten the name. I just remembered there was a stamp with an upside-down biplane on it, and that it was a very rare, rare stamp," he told Reuters news agency.

The official said the envelope had no return address, and the ballot was disqualified because it gave no clue as to the identity of the voter.

Link 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6143218.stm

Four "Inverted Jenny" stamps
Chris Keeley

NY Times 11.14.2006 - For Evangelicals, Supporting Israel Is ‘God’s Foreign Policy’

November 14, 2006

For Evangelicals, Supporting Israel Is ‘God’s Foreign Policy’

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 — As Israeli bombs fell on Lebanon for a second week last July, the Rev. John Hagee of San Antonio arrived in Washington with 3,500 evangelicals for the first annual conference of his newly founded organization, Christians United For Israel.

At a dinner addressed by the Israeli ambassador, a handful of Republican senators and the chairman of the Republican Party, Mr. Hagee read greetings from President Bush and Prime Minister Ehud Olmert of Israel and dispatched the crowd with a message for their representatives in Congress. Tell them “to let Israel do their job” of destroying the Lebanese militia, Hezbollah, Mr. Hagee said.

He called the conflict “a battle between good and evil” and said support for Israel was “God’s foreign policy.”

The next day he took the same message to the White House.

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Chris Keeley

movement, sometimes called California Funk, that involves assemblage inspired by, among other thing

L.A. Object and David Hammons Body Prints” at Tilton must rank near the top


The artist is of course Mr. Hammons, whose career is one of the most stimulating and influential of the last four decades. Although he is best known for his ephemeral objects and short-term installations, often on themes related to African-American life, his early work took the more concrete form of one-of-a-kind prints based on impressions he made of his own body.



 movement, sometimes called California Funk, that involves assemblage inspired by, among other things, beat culture, jazz, Dada and Simon Rodia’s extravagant found-object monument,
Chris Keeley

Jonathan Borofsky: Human Structures

Jonathan Borofsky: Human Structures

http://www.deitch.com/projects/sub.php?projId=199&orient=v

http://www.deitch.com/artists/selected_works.php?selectedWorksId=97&artistId=22

http://www.borofsky.com/





Jonathan Borofsky: Human Structures, November 02 — December 23, 2006 at Deitch Projects, 18 Wooster Street, New York, NY. "...Human Structures, Jonathan Borofsky’s first gallery exhibition since 1992, will open at Deitch Projects on Thursday, November 2nd. The exhibition features two new bodies of work developed over the past seven years in the artist’s Maine studio. The new sculpture fuses the conceptual and humanistic sides of the artist’s work. The major work in the exhibition is a Human Structure, composed of 366 life-size galvanized steel genderless figures all interlocking together to form an organic, yet modular 44 x 11 foot and 18 foot tall freestanding structure. The exhibition also features a second large Human Structure, composed of several thousand colorful, translucent male and female polycarbonate figures again all connecting together to form a freestanding molecular-like spatial structure."

http://www.borofsky.com/
Chris Keeley

Ehon: The Artist and the Book in Japan

Ehon: The Artist and the Book in Japan 

Collection Contents 

More than 1,000 images encompassing 1,200 years of Japanese book art, including Buddhist sutras, painted manuscripts, portraits, landscapes, calligraphic verse, and photographic books, with related drawings and woodblock prints. 

Tsuki hyakushi = 100 Aspects of the Moon.

http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/explore/dgexplore.cfm?topic=arts&collection_list=Ehontheartistandthe&col_id=443


http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/explore/dgexplore.cfm?topic=arts&col_id=443
Chris Keeley

one of our goals here is to really turn, I would hope, a Donald Rumsfeld into a Henry Kissinger, whe

Attorneys with the Center for Constitutional Rights filed a war crimes lawsuit today in Germany against outgoing Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, and other high-ranking U.S. officials, for their role in the torture of prisoners in Iraq and Guantanamo

War Crimes Suit Filed in Germany Against Rumsfeld, Other Top U.S. Officials Over Prisoner Torture

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=06/11/14/1517243

Attorneys with the Center for Constitutional Rights filed a war crimes lawsuit today in Germany against outgoing Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, and other high-ranking U.S. officials, for their role in the torture of prisoners in Iraq and Guantanamo. We go to Berlin to speak with CCR president Michael Ratner. [includes rush transcript]

 


The Center for Constitutional Rights filed a criminal complaint in Germany today against outgoing Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. The complaint requests that the German Federal Prosecutor open an investigation - and ultimately, a criminal prosecution - looking into the responsibility of high-ranking U.S. officials for authorizing war crimes in the name of the so-called "War on Terror."

Former White House Counsel and current Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez and former CIA Director George Tenet, are also charged in the complaint. The suit is being brought on behalf of a dozen torture victims - 11 Iraqi citizens who were held at Abu Ghraib prison and one Guantánamo detainee. The plaintiffs claim they were victims of electric shock, severe beatings, sleep and food deprivation and sexual abuse. The complaint filed today is related to a 2004 complaint that was dismissed. 

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In an interview after his arrest, Barry said that he had registered a .02, below the .08 legal thres

Barry Pleads Not Guilty to Four Charges

By Henri E. Cauvin
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, November 14, 2006; 12:52 PM

 

D.C. Council member Marion Barry pleaded not guilty today to charges that he was driving under the influence in September when he was stopped by police near the White House.

Appearing in D.C. Superior Court for the first time since the incident, Barry (D-Ward 8) stood next to his lawyer, Frederick D. Cooke Jr., as Cooke entered Barry's not guilty plea to four offenses alleged by the D.C. attorney general's office. In addition to driving under the influence, Barry is charged with operating a motor vehicle while impaired, driving an unregistered vehicle and misuse of temporary tags.

The former mayor, 70 , was stopped by uniformed Secret Service officers in the early hours of Sept. 10 after he allegedly ran a red light at 16th and H Streets NW. Officers said they smelled alcohol, and after conducting a sobriety test at the scene, they took Barry to a Capitol Police station where he was given a breathalyzer test.

In an interview after his arrest, Barry said that he had registered a .02, below the .08 legal threshold for intoxication. Today, outside the courthouse, he said once again that he had registered a .02. But police said they could not get an accurate reading with the breathalyzer and ordered Barry to provide a urine sample for testing. Barry refused.

Cooke said that prosecutors had made a plea offer and that he hoped the case will be resolved short of a trial. "Hopefully, we'll be able to work something out," he said after the hearing.

Magistrate Judge Michael J. McCarthy set a status hearing in the case for Jan. 8