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Friday, November 17, 2017

Greetings Infomaniacs,

Congratulations to Allen Lewis who won this week's "Mind Scrambler". Here was the scrambler:

If you toss a die and it comes up with the number one 6 times in a row, what is the probability that it will come up with one on the seventh throw?

Answer: One in six.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Art doesn't have to be pretty. It has to be meaningful."

HINT: (1925-1996), was an American artist and sculptor from Minnesota who worked in South Florida.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

Georgia O'Keefe's flower paintings have fascinated many people, but the fuss over them annoyed the artist. She once told art critic Emily Genauer: "I hate flowers - I paint them because they're cheaper than models and they don't move."

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When the Picasso sculpture was installed in Chicago's Daley Plaza in 1967, then Alderman John Hoellen called on the city to "deport" the artwork to France and replace it with a statue of Cubs slugger Ernie Banks.

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Robert Rauschenberg produced a 1953 work titled "Erased de Kooning Drawing" by using rubber erasers to rub out a drawing that artist Willem de Kooning had given him for that purpose.

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When Andy Warhol's first Campbell's soup can exhibit opened in New York City in 1962, a competing gallery put actual Campbell's cans in its windows with a sign reading, "Buy them cheaper here - sixty cents for three cans."

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Max Ernst's embrace of surrealism seems more understandable when you understand that his father, an amateur weekend painter, had a problem with plain old reality. The senior Ernst, painting a picture of his garden but struggling with how to depict a tree in the scene, solved the problem by grabbing an ax and chopping down the tree.

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Chicago painter Ivan Albright was so meticulous that during a typical five-hour workday, he would paint about a half of a square inch.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Art doesn't have to be pretty. It has to be meaningful."

ANSWER: Duane Hanson.

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