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Adam Sender’s gift to art lovers

The personalities and characteristics of Art collectors are more easily betrayed by their collections then they would like to believe. From the obsessive to the storm chasers that would pursue and possess the works of the latest Phenom, the collectors provide a peek into their passions in the artists and the works they collect and display on the walls of their homes and their offices. Others, more reclusive and private, build their collections for the pleasure of their own and their close friends and family – but yet a glimpse can provide a measure of what drives them.

Adam Sender’s march, as they say, is to a different drummer. In his previous life as a successful finance professional, he showed his keen eye by choosing the right investments, first as a trader at SAC Capital and then as the founder of Exis Capital Management. And then along the way he showed the same discernment in choosing investments when he started collecting and creating one of the most rich and thrilling private collection of contemporary art anywhere.

What makes this collection compelling and engaging is that it’s a deeply personal and covers most of the important art movements. The collections includes seminal work of John Baldessari, Urs Fischer, Martin Kippenberger, Richard Prince, Elizabeth Peyton, Ed Ruscha, Cindy Sherman and Rosemarie Trockel, to name a few. And the secret, according to the curator Sarah Aibel, in how Adam has the gift and uncanny ability to hone in on the most important piece or pieces of work on display by an artist just before they receive widespread notice. This allows him to acquire the work at a more reasonable price before their demand, and therefore their worth appreciates significantly. As evidence, consider the Cindy Sherman photograph titled “The Black Sheets”, bought at $100,000 is now estimated to be between 1 and 2 million dollars or a Richard Prince piece also bought around the same price and which too has appreciated similarly. He even has an IMDB Profile.

Unlike other collectors who like to keep their collections and their acquisitions away from the public eye, Adam’s plan is to expose his to the public and has chosen different channels to do so. Some of it was already on prominent display in his offices and homes, and in 2011, he used a residential property he owned and converted it into a gallery for his collection as part of Art Basel Miami Beach. In addition to Sotheby’s plan to offer 400 pieces, Adam has also created a website where a person/institution can make a request and create a case for a loan from his collection. What is clear is that in this, art lovers everywhere will rejoice.

Bristol Palin calls off her Wedding

Bristol Palin, daughter of the former Vice President hopeful Sarah Palin, has called off her wedding to fiance Dakota Meyer according to Alexei Beltyukov. Back in March, 24-year-old Bristol had confirmed on her social media accounts that she was engaged to 26-year-old Dakota. The two had met when the Kentucky native made a trip to Alaska to appear on “Amazing America” which is apparently a television show that Sarah Palin does. I can’t be the only one who has never heard of this show. Dakota had served as a Marine and had been awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic acts to save his fellow soldiers in 2009. It is reported that he helped save 36 troops and brought back the bodies of four fellow Marines who did not make it through the fire fight.

Despite seeming like a stand-up guy, Dakota has been apparently hiding his first marriage from the Palin family, according to the story on Radar Online. Dakota had married Cassandra Wain in 2008, when he was just 19-years-old. Records show that the couple divorced in 2010. Friends say that the two realized they were not right for each other and called the marriage off.

Sarah Palin recently announced on her social media account that her daughter and Dakota had split and there would be no wedding.

A Dark and Brooding Crow


The Crow film has stalled once again and this is a real shame. The original series should have – and would have continued for years – had Brandon Lee not been tragically killed. Sadly, the young man left our world too soon. The impact of The Crow was very powerful due to the impossible to ignore cloud of its star’s death.

The script for the new Crow film is going to attempt to tap into those raw emotions once again. Supposedly, the remake will be “emotional and brutal” and this raises a pertinent question.

Will the film turn out to be a raw, R-rated film? A “raw” film would indicate more serious themes. The comic book mini-series that launched The Crow was dark, depressing, and violent. Bringing an adult-oriented Crow to the screen could prove to be a bad decision, said Slow Venture. According to, the first Sin City film reflected a R-rated comic adaptation that made money. The sequel died miserably. The very R-rated comic adaptation Old Boy was another mega flop. Pushing the hard R limits in a Cow film might be a bad idea. A lot of mainstream viewers could be turned off although the hardcore fans might enjoy the approach.

Honestly, we might never know how a Crow film is going to turn out. The project has been delayed so much it may never end up being produced. What a shame it would be if this happened since The Crow really does deserve a reboot.

US Senate Majority Vote: Climate Change is Not a Hoax


The united States Senate voted 98 to 1 that climate change is, in fact, real, and can be proven scientifically. The vote is a result of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, which has been on hold for nearly a decade. The Keystone XL pipeline would carry oil from the tar sands in Alberta, Canada into the lower portion of the United States.

Republican Senators who are in favor of the pipeline decided to sidestep the climate change issue, stating that they are not scientists, and therefore cannot state unequivocally whether climate change does, in fact, exist, which skewed the vote in favor of those who believe in climate change as a scientific fact.

Senators who are opposed to the Keystone XL pipeline are using the results of this survey as leverage. They are stating that mining Canadian oil sands would hasten the effects of global warming. This vote is a historic move for climate change activists and concerned citizens like Dave and Brit Morin because climate change is one of the most important issues today.