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Press Releases and POBA News

POBA + NJ State Arts Council | Roundtable for Working Artists

February 08, 2016 - POBA and the NJ State Council on the Arts offer working artists an opportunity to learn from the best experts in the region about the central issues and important actions working artists should know about to handle their own works for future preservation, viewing, and value. Learn more on the program and presenter bios here.

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Huffington Post | 7 Incredible Artists Who Lost Their Lives To HIV

December 01, 2015 - Huff Post has a conversation with POBA about Art Lives and its goal of preserving the works of a generation of artists lost to AIDS and reflects on those that we have lost, those who are thriving and the advances our society has made when it comes to the prevention and treatment of AIDS/HIV.

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Slate | POBA’s Art Lives preserves the work of artists lost to HIV/AIDS.

December 01, 2015 - Slate writes that one of the less appreciated tragedies of the original AIDS crisis—the one that wiped out much of a generation of gay men and others in the 1980s and early '90s—is the blow it struck to the arts and how POBA's project, Art Lives, helps to reclaim this lost treasure.

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Quartz | This digital archive preserves the work of extraordinary, forgotten artists who died of AIDS

December 01, 2015 - Quartz covers Arts Lives as an archive of some of the most daring art of the ’80s and ’90s in a digital display honoring World Aids Day (Dec. 1).Art Lives is described as an online gallery featuring iconic artists whose creativity was lost to the world in the AIDS epidemic of the 1990s.

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The Daily Dot | AIDS Is Not Over

December 01, 2015 - With 658,507 deaths from AIDS in the U.S. since the epidemic began (and perhaps more in other parts of the world), The Daily Dot reports that for World AIDS Day this year, the arts organization and virtual museum POBA created Art Lives to highlight the impact of AIDS with a new online exhibit devoted to some of the talented artists who left the world too soon due to the disease.

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The Creators Project | Preserving the Legacy of Artists Taken by AIDS

December 01, 2015 - CP writes about the range of works covered in the Arts Lives project: from the influential and iconic paintings of Martin Wong, Mel Cheren, and Nicholas Mouffarege, the couture fashion designs by Heart Strings Dress designer Patrick Kelly,the innovative sketches and designs of architect Jim Terrell, as well as footage and recordings from disco icon Sylvester,and graphic designs from the creator of the "Just Say No" to drugs logo, Ken Kendrick, are among the trove of creative treasure on POBA's Art Lives online gallery.

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Hyperallergic | Online Archive Commemorates Artists Affected by or Lost to AIDS

December 01, 2015 - Hyperallergic writes about how Art Lives provides a rare and valuable opportunity to explore the works of artists lost to AIDS, many of which have never been properly archived or displayed before as they predate the era of digitization. The article encourages anyone to nominate an artist— even if unknown — affected by HIV or AIDS and create an individual archive for him or her. Hyperallergic also issued a companion piece - including Arts Lives - exploring where the record and history of HIV+ artists can be found. ["Where Are the Archives of AIDS- and HIV-Related Art in the US? - https://t.co/i7PD0OLkkx"]

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OUT Magazine | New Online Exhibit Showcases Great Artists Lost to AIDS

December 01, 2015 - OUT previews Art Lives, honoring the creative legacies of a generation of artists lost to AIDS in coalition with arts-related HIV/AIDS organizations — including DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS), LifeBEAT: Music Fights AIDS, and Visual AIDS — to create a permanent online platform.

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DuJour | The Art Lives Initiative for World AIDS Day

December 01, 2015 - DuJour remembers the iconic architect, Jim Terrell, one of the seven artists featured in the launch of Art Lives. Terrell's sketches and designs of spaces - both retail and private - influenced generations of architectural and retail designers.

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WWD | POBA Partners With AIDS Organizations to Showcase Artists Lost to AIDS

December 01, 2015 - WWD focuses on the POBA/ Art Lives collaboration with key arts and AIDS-related organizations to launch a permanent online platform to honor and showcase the creative legacies of a generation lost to AIDS while also promoting AIDS awareness.

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Untapped Cities | 10 NYC Events to Celebrate of World AIDS Day 2015 on December 1

December 01, 2015 - Untapped Cities tells its national audience that the #1 Top Ten thing to do to recognize World Aids Day 2015 is to visit the Art Lives project online.

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MR Magazine | Showcasing The Work of Late Artists

- MR Magazine, catering to the menswear industry, writes about the human story of families and loved ones of great artists lost to AIDS in the 80s and 90s struggling to find and preserve their works that were created before the digital era.

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POBA Press Release | POBA, Partners Launch Art Lives

December 01, 2015 - POBA | Where the Arts Live and a coalition of HIV/AIDS organizations, including DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS), LifeBEAT: Music Fights AIDS, and Visual AIDS, have joined forces to provide the public with a permanent online platform to honor and showcase the creative legacies of a generation of artists lost to AIDS while also promoting AIDS awareness. The initiative, Art Lives, kick-offs on World AIDS Day (December 1st) with online exhibits of works by seven artists from the music, design, and visual arts worlds whose lives were cut short by AIDS. Recognizing that the works of many artists who died in the early years of the crisis in the 1980s and 1990s were created before digital preservation was possible, the initiative affords the public a rare opportunity to experience some of their works online and to add to the Art Lives collection over time.

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NPR Aspen Public Radio | How One Woman's Grief Led...To The Creation of POBA

October 18, 2015 - Aspen Public radio station KAJX's Patrick Fort reports on the deep "dark" roots of POBA's creation - the grief of Sallie Bernard over the loss of her 22 year old son and artist, Jamie - and her desire to find or create a place to show his work, honor his life, and ensure that other talented artists who died before being recognized might have a place in the light... of POBA. Her collaboration with two partners at Songmasters to create POBA led to the opportunity she had being made available to dozens of extraordinary, deceased artists like Clark Tippett and Andrew Gold, whose family members were also interviewed along with Songmasters' Jennifer Cohen on the power of POBA to deepen their understanding of these artists, to tell their stories, as well as preserve and show their art.

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Jewish Week | History, and A Love Story, Both

July 22, 2015 - The NY Jewish Weekly expanded coverage of POBA's work on the Schulman collection as part of POBA' project on the art of letter writing. This complete and intact collection of nearly 1100 letters chronicles the deep personal relationship between a young married couple separated by war. This report uses their own words to give a powerful yet simple reckoning of what they each experienced, particularly during the last days of the war in which Hy Schulman, in the Chaplian Corps of the US Army, participated in liberating concentration camps.

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NY Times | A Witness to History

July 13, 2015 - The New York Times issued an article on the wartime correspondence of Hy and Sandy Schulman, a complete collection of nearly 1100 letters. These letters included a trove concerning the liberation of Buchenwald, which Hy witnessed as aide to renowned Rabbi Hershel Schacter. Pvt. Hyman Schulman's nearly daily correspondence became "not only a record of an historical event, but what it really meant to have a life, and a love, interrupted by extraordinary events."

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Center of the Aisle | Andrew Gold Lives on POBA - Marni Nixon Explains

June 04, 2015 - Marni Nixon, mother of famed musician Andrew Gold, is a star in her own right. The voice behind such great musical performances as Audrey Hepburn in "My Fair Lady" and Natalie Wood in "West Side Story," Marni Nixon spoke to Center on the Aisle magazine about the extraordinary talent and career of her acclaimed son, Andrew Gold and of her remarkable relationship with him. She is joined by Andrew's widow, Leslie Kogan, as both talk about how POBA is helping to keep Andrew Gold's musical and artistic legacy alive.

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NJ Star Ledger | Wartime Letters of Love and History

May 12, 2015 - The NJ Star ledger writes about POBA's project on the art of letter writing. In the process of archiving, cataloging and evaluating the WWII wartime correspondence between Hy and Sandy Schulman, the POBA Concierge service discovered both an amazing record of personal love during difficult wartime circumstances and another story of historical significance as well: Among the more than 1000 letters capturing this period, many of these letters also reveal the very personal and direct participation of these regular folks in the important historic events surrounding the liberation and resettlement of Jewish survivors of the concentration camps. The NJ Star ledger focuses on their love story, chronicled in letters that have themselves survived 70 years.

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Music Connection | Making A Music Connection

May 05, 2015 - Music Connection magazine recommends POBA's expert advice and tips on protecting a music legacy and collection for active musicians thinking ahead and for anyone responsible for a musical legacy. While a musician’s life work is a creative gift, managing a music legacy or collection is also a creative undertaking. For love for the musician, appreciation of the music itself, or simple duty, building appreciation of a music legacy or collection takes thought, planning and patience. POBA offers expert advice and steps that are basic, essential, and timely.

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Making Music | POBA - Where The Music Plays On

April 24, 2015 - Making Music, an online magazine for engaging and inspiring musicians, shares POBA's enthusiasm for bringing attention and audiences to great music, including the music held in music legacies.

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Clyde Fitch Report | Remembering A Penthouse Painter

January 11, 2015 - The Clyde Fitch Report captures insights into the remarkable artistic talent of Bob Guccione from his daughter, Tonina Andrews. Surrounded by fame and controversy, his true passions for painting was obscured rather than illuminated by them. This interview draws a new picture of Bob Guccione as artist. Read the full interview here at http://www.clydefitchreport.com/2015/01/remembering-a-penthouse-painter/

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Legacy.com | Seeing Eye

January 03, 2015 - "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but what if an artist is unable to see her own creations?" This was the question posed by Legacy.com when it reported on the notable story of the previously undiscovered talent of POBA artist, Toni Schiff, who began painting in her late 60s, long after she had become blind and had developed Parkinson's Disease. See the beauty that Toni saw in her POBA portfolio and read more at: http://www.legacy.com/news/notable-stories/woman-loses-eyesight-learns-to-paint/2831/#sthash.K8XamPgV.dpuf

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American Photo, PetaPixel, others | POZ Press on POBA's First Auction

December 15, 2014 - POBA Artist Carol Carlisle's exceptional photography collection was auctioned by Paddle8, which featured selected iconic photos for sale. The auction was a great success, and was covered by numerous publications including American Photo and PetaPixel. See more at http://www.americanphotomag.com/newly-unearthed-collection-photos-20th-century-masters-be-auctioned-online and at http://petapixel.com/2014/12/12/late-editor-pop-photo-left-extensive-collection-prints-20th-century-masters/

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Sculpture Magazine | POBA Tips for Sculptures in Legacies & Collections

December 01, 2014 - Sculpture Magazine, a private magazine for the members of the International Sculpture Center, published POBA's Tip for Sculptures in Legacies and Collections

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Provincetown Banner | POBA's Digital Heaven

November 06, 2014 - PAAM, the premier arts museum in the longest living art colony in America, launched a partnership with POBA to bring the outstanding artists from the 100 year life of PAAM to the wider public. Read more about what the Banner described as a digital after life for PAAM artists, which we hope will create for PAAM artists a digital heaven.

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OZY on POBA | Never Too Late to Recognize Great Artists

October 20, 2014 - OZY brings its typical edginess to a review of POBA, giving it high marks for offering heirs of an art legacy or collection, art lovers and visitors a unique and new service.

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The Clyde Fitch Report | Punker to Painting - the Imaginative Life and Art of Pamela Roberts

October 27, 2014 - CFR is honored to partner with POBA.org on profiles of POBA-affiliated artists. Here, CFR leads an interview on Pamela Roberts, whose short life started with a passion for painting, took an adventurous detour through the punk music scene and motherhood, to return to painting in her final years. She is recalled by her sister, Cindy Mooney, a non-profit executive.

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The Clyde Fitch Report | Drive! George Tate's Muscular, Mid-Century Photography

September 29, 2014 - The CFR is honored to partner with POBA.org on profiles of its affiliated artists. In this post, we focus on photographer George Tate (1920-1992), whose images of mid-century Southern California are iconic and indelible. He is recalled by his son, California architect Greg Tate.

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NY Times | The Weighty Responsibility of Inheriting a Collection

September 22, 2014 - NY Times features a major story on the weighty responsibility of inheriting an artistic collection, and how the new non-profit POBA lightens that load through unique online resources, services and advice available that can guide you through the entire process - from figuring out what you have, to organizing and valuing it, to storage and preserving, to making it available for public display, sale and more. Read fascinating personal insights from POBA experts and artists’ reps on how they dealt with loved ones’ legacies in painting, photography, and more.

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Edge on the Net | POBA Helps Preserve Legacies of Artists Lost to AIDS

August 29, 2014 - From a literary lion with a hidden gift for drawing, to a young choreographer whose early success was cut short in the early years of AIDS, many established and undiscovered artists leave behind a wealth of work with little or no direction on how it should be preserved for future generations. Now, their legacy lives on with POBA/Where the Arts Live, an online platform.

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The Clyde Fitch Report | Recalling the Exceptional Eyes of Carol C. Carlisle

August 18, 2014 - The CFR is honored to partner with POBA.org on profiles of its affiliated artists. In this post, we focus on Carol C. Carlisle, whose nearly 35 years as managing editor of Popular Photography remains an almost unparalleled achievement in American journalism. She is recalled by her daughter, Jaye Smith, an author, executive coach, strategist, and career consultant.

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The Clyde Fitch Report | The Wit and Theatricality of Clark Tippet

July 25, 2014 - The CFR is honored to partner with POBA.org on profiles of its affiliated artists. In this post, we focus on dancer and choreographer Clark Tippet, as recalled by his friend and colleague, Kevin McKenzie, who has been artistic director of American Ballet Theatre since 1992.

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USA Today | The Week in Music: Jenny Lewis, Woody Guthrie, more recs

July 18, 2014 - USA Today reports on the POBA publication of previously unreleased demos of the great rock band, Badfinger. "A bunch of recently uncovered demos from founding members Pete Ham and Tom Evans have been posted at POBA.org, and they're worth a listen. Peruse the site to see more rare work from visual and musical artists."

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Huff Post | Apparently, The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Norman Mailer was a Picasso-Inspired Artist

July 18, 2014 - We thought Norman Mailer's greatest connection to the art world was the fact that his 1983 novel "Ancient Evenings" was loosely adapted into a five-and-a-half-hour-long Matthew Barney film. But it turns out Mailer himself had an eye for fine art, particularly the squiggly, confident lines of a certain Pablo Picasso.

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The New Republic | Norman Mailer's Secret Hobby Was Trying to Draw Like Picasso

July 16, 2014 - In the aftermath of his split from his second wife, Adele Morales, Norman Mailer liked to spend Sundays taking his two young daughters to what he called "The Church of MOMA." They would invariably end up, his daughter Danielle Mailer recalled, in front of a Picasso painting. "He used words like 'genius,' 'brilliant,' and 'unique' about Picasso's works," she wrote in an email - "descriptions he reserved for very few."

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ArtNet | New Website Showcases Norman Mailer's Picasso-Inspired Drawings

July 16, 2014 - When he wasn't writing, carousing, or running for mayor, Norman Mailer was prone to dabble in drawing in the style of Pablo Picasso. You can see Mailer's Picasso-inspired ditties at POBA: Where the Arts Live, an online portal that offers virtual galleries of artists' undiscovered works.

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Guitar Player | Newly Discovered Badfinger Demos Get an Online Home

July 15, 2014 - A trove of newly discovered music demos by the members of Badfinger is now available at POBA.org, an online platform launching today that is dedicated to preserving the legacies of artists whose works might have been lost or forgotten.

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Clyde Fitch Report | A Portrait of Norman Mailer as a Visual Artist

July 16, 2014 - The CFR is honored to partner with POBA.org on a series of profiles of its affiliated artists. In this post, we focus on Norman Mailer - the artist, as recalled by his daughter, artist Danielle Mailer.

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POBA Press Release | It's Official - POBA Goes Live

July 15, 2014 - Giving new life to creative legacies, online service empowers families and reps to preserve, display, and promote under-recognized works of art. Founded by family of young deceased artist, POBA | Where the Arts Live launches with collection of rare works including Norman Mailer drawings, Clark Tippet's choreography, and Badfinger song demos.

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POBA Press Release | Virtual Cultural Arts Center Launches Beta Site

May 20, 2014 - POBA is a place to discover the works - some never before seen or heard - of exceptional artists who died without recognition of the full measure of their talents or creative legacies. Founding artists include Badfinger’s Pete Ham and Tom Evans, Ben-Zion, Blake Van Hoof Packard, Carol C. Carlisle, Clark Tippet, George Tate, Helen Corning, Jamie Bernard, Leopold Allen, Nancy Whorf, Norma Holt, Norman Mailer, and many others.

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