“Dear PoPville,

1800 block of Biltmore St, NW at noon, third district commander Jim Boteler made the actual arrest of an individual doing smash and grabs out of cars with a side of physical assault. The commander noticed that he had a bag in which there was a clearly visible gun, arrested the man and K9 found the gun Thrown away down the street.

“Paul Cézanne, Mont Sainte-Victoire, 1886-1987, Oil on canvas, 23.5 x 28.5 in. (59.6 x 72.3), Acquired 1925, The Phillips Collection”

From a press release:

“The Phillips Collection has been awarded Bank of America’s 2023 Art Conservation Project Grant for the conservation of two paintings by the influential French artist Paul Cézanne (1839-1906). Seminal to the permanent collection of America’s first museum of modern art, Cézanne’s Mont Sainte-Victoire (1886-1887) and Self-Portrait (1878-1880)—which are in constant demand for exhibitions and loans—are receiving extensive treatment for the first time in forty-five years. Their conservation will transform the appearance of the two compositions, revealing their strength currently obscured by deteriorated varnishes, while also affording scholars the opportunity to examine the artist’s process in the process. Read More


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