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FRANCESCO CLEMENTE is an Italian and American contemporary artist. His art is known for being inclusive and nomadic, crossing many borders, intellectual and geographical. Originally from Naples, he studied architecture in Rome but left to pursue art, traveling with another Italian artist to Afghanistan. He first encountered India in 1973, which became a lodestar for his work. He currently divides his time between New York and India, where he collaborates with local artists.
Jeffries, an amateur photographer and accountant by profession, began photographing homeless people in 2008. Visiting London from his home in Bolton, he spotted a young girl living rough on Leicester Square. He tried to steal a shot from a distance, but she spotted him, so he went over and struck up a conversation. Since then, he’s photographed people in downtown Los Angeles, New York, Rome and Manchester. → Photograph: Lee Jefferies
Patricia Cronin’s sculpture Memorial to a Marriage has attracted considerable attention. She installed the pair of naked women in white marble in the middle of the Woodlawn Cemetery in New York, on the grave she will one day share with her girlfriend. Currently, the artist is a fellow at the American Academy in Rome, where she’s busy researching the work of a 19th-century sculptress once steeped in scandal. db-artmag.de/...
The child of Episcopal missionaries with deep roots in colonial Massachusetts, the American architect Anne Griswold Tyng (1920-2011) was born in China and educated in Jiangxi Province and New York State. As a child in China, she remembers constructing a circular bamboo hut as a secret hideout. In the 1950s, she was closely associated with master architect Louis I. Kahn. Their daughter was born in Rome.