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guardian:

Himmler’s letters and diaries discovered in Israel
Lost letters, photographs and diaries by Heinrich Himmler have been discovered in Israel, shedding new light on one of the men most directly responsible for the Holocaust.
The stash of documents from the Nazi era is currently held in a bank vault in Tel Aviv, but has been authenticated by the German federal archive, considered the world’s leading authority on material from the period. Read more

guardian:

Himmler’s letters and diaries discovered in Israel

Lost letters, photographs and diaries by Heinrich Himmler have been discovered in Israel, shedding new light on one of the men most directly responsible for the Holocaust.

The stash of documents from the Nazi era is currently held in a bank vault in Tel Aviv, but has been authenticated by the German federal archive, considered the world’s leading authority on material from the period. Read more

teletubisucio:

aprilhussar:

Lancôme makeup artist Jeanine Lobell working her magic on great Cate Blanchett before the Golden Globes.


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teletubisucio:

aprilhussar:

Lancôme makeup artist Jeanine Lobell working her magic on great Cate Blanchett before the Golden Globes.

newmuseum:

Chris Burden: Extreme Measures" is closing on January 12, 2014.

We are open today, December 31 from 11 AM – 6 PM!

instagram:

Chris Burden’s Suspended Submarines

For more photos and videos from All the Submarines of the United States of America and more works from “Chris Burden: Extreme Measures,” explore the #chrisburden hashtag and visit the New Museum location page.

New York City’s New Museum (@newmuseum) is in the midst of hosting “Chris Burden: Extreme Measures,” a retrospective of the artist’s work that spans more than four decades of installations.

The highlight of the retrospective is a gallery-sized installation of 625 suspended cardboard submarines entitled All the Submarines of the United States of America. A side wall of the gallery also features a list of the names for each of the submarines represented in the exhibition. Taken together, the hanging miniature submarines are reminiscent of a school of fish swimming underwater, and their arrangement has proven irresistible to visiting Instagrammers.

Notably, Burden has refused to give a statement on the political opinion behind the work, leaving visitors to form their own ideas out of the "host of questions and thoughts about security, politics, warfare and history" that the piece raises.

Outside of the works on display, Burden is now perhaps now most popularly known for his Urban Lights installment in front of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (@LACMA).

"Chris Burden: Extreme Measures" and its All the Submarines of the United States of America installation are on display at the New Museum until 12 January, 2014.

ratak-monodosico:

The Most Famous Ancient Coin: The Ides of March Denarius
Sold for $546,250.00
A silver denarius struck by Julius Caesar’s assassin Marcus Brutus in 42 BC, celebrating the infamous deed that occured on March 15, 44 BC.
The dime-sized silver coin depicts the head of Marcus Junius Brutus, one of the ringleaders of the assassination plot, on its obverse. The reverse depicts a dome-shaped liberty cap, flanked by two drawn daggers, and the Latin inscription EID MAR.
This is the only Roman coin to openly celebrate an act of murder, the only Roman coin to mention a specific date and one of the very few ancient coins to enter the popular imagination.
Not only is this one of the finest examples known of this historic rarity, this ‘Ides of March’ denarius once resided in the collections of well-known Hollywood producer Sy Weintraub and the actor Peter Weller. It was also in the world-famous Nelson Bunker Hunt Collection, sold in 1990, with an auction pedigree going back to the early 1900s. As an important historic coin with a distinguished pedigree, it is one of the most desirable collectible of any kind that one could ever imagine acquiring.

ratak-monodosico:

The Most Famous Ancient Coin: The Ides of March Denarius

Sold for $546,250.00

A silver denarius struck by Julius Caesar’s assassin Marcus Brutus in 42 BC, celebrating the infamous deed that occured on March 15, 44 BC.

The dime-sized silver coin depicts the head of Marcus Junius Brutus, one of the ringleaders of the assassination plot, on its obverse. The reverse depicts a dome-shaped liberty cap, flanked by two drawn daggers, and the Latin inscription EID MAR.

This is the only Roman coin to openly celebrate an act of murder, the only Roman coin to mention a specific date and one of the very few ancient coins to enter the popular imagination.

Not only is this one of the finest examples known of this historic rarity, this ‘Ides of March’ denarius once resided in the collections of well-known Hollywood producer Sy Weintraub and the actor Peter Weller. It was also in the world-famous Nelson Bunker Hunt Collection, sold in 1990, with an auction pedigree going back to the early 1900s. As an important historic coin with a distinguished pedigree, it is one of the most desirable collectible of any kind that one could ever imagine acquiring.

(Source: archaicwonder)

ratak-monodosico:

The Le Cententaire Knuckleduster Pistol,

Produced in France, the Le Cententaire was a combination pistol and knuckleduster weapon.  Attached to the four ring knuckle duster was a small pistol which fired a .22 short cartridge.  It was named the “Le Cententaire” because they were manufactured in 1889, the centennial of the French Revolution.  While produced in Paris, a number were also exported to the United States.  The Le Cententaire was especially popular with the Apache gangs, who were gangs of thieves and ruffians that inhabited the Paris underworld in the 19th century.  

In all practicality the Le Cententaire probably made a much better knuckleduster than pistol.  The .22 short cartridge is the least powerful cartridge in common production, made for putting holes in paper targets and killing tiny pest critters.  It also would have been hard to aim and fire, only being effective at point blank range.  

(Source: icollector.com)

ratak-monodosico:

Rare gold damascened Spanish pocket pistol presented pilots of the Condor Legion by the Spanish Civil War Luftwaffe Association.  Comes with matching cigarette case.  During the Spanish Civil War the Germans supported the Nationalist Regime, using the war as an opportunity to test their weapons and gain combat experience for their soldiers and airmen.

Estimated Value: $7,500 - $15,000

(Source: rockislandauction.com)