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Best in 2017

NPR arts and culture reporter for WFPL Louisville, Ashlie Stevens, identified her story on POBA legacy artist Gene Spatz as one of the Best of 2017. For the original story go to http://wfpl.org/lennon-warhol-streisand-unpacking-louisville-archives-celebrity-photographer/

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ArtNews on POBA’s successful efforts to Authenticate a Basquiat Work

A never-before-seen work of Jean Michel Basquiat was the subject of a report of a successful effort to get this work authenticated after the official Basquiat Authentication Committee closed.

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The Closer Weekly

This weekly online edition reports on POBA artist Gene Spatz’s rare photos of Dolly Parton, Robin Williams and more iconic Hollywood artists in candid photos from their youth.

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PBS NewsHour on Giving Artists the Attention They Didn’t Get During Their Lifetime

PBS reports on the valuable collaboration between POBA and the Ohio State Arts Council to promote and display the creative legacies of some of Ohio’s best artists.

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NPR’s WBUR Archiving the Work of Pioneer Paparazzi Gene Spatz

Here & Now contributor WFPL in Louisville reports the story about efforts to archive the work of a man known as a pioneer of paparazzi. This segment aired on July 21, 2017.

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Diana Ross and Truman Capote Danced Around This Paparazzi

NY Magazine’s “The Cut” talks about Gene Spatz’s part in preserving the 1970s club scene on film: “His lens captured both everyday urban goings- on and the raucous fashion fantasia of club-scene spots like Studio 54 and Xenon, filled with dangly earrings, deep slits, shimmering fabrics, and big bow ties.”

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Rolling Stone Mag on Rare Photos Inside a Nightclub

Rolling Stone reports on the “pioneering paparazzo and street photographer who most people have never heard about” – Gene Spatz – but whose rare photos displayed on POBA give a unique view of the scene in 1970s New York City.

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Time Mag on Studio 54 at 40

Time.com reported on POBA artist Gene Spatz’s iconic celebrity photos taken at the legendary Studio 54 forty years ago today. “The special something” that made Studio 54 a magnet in the late 1970s was “frozen in time” in Spatz’s special photos, displayed on POBA.

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ABT Principal Dancer’s Legacy Preserved for Generations

Clark Tippet, native son of Parson KS, became a principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre in the 1980s. Until POBA gave his dance legacy “a second life.” His untimely death at the age of 37 in 1992 left his dance and choreography works in obscurity.

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POBA Sheds Light on Ellenberg Artist, Richard Elliot

The Yakima (WA) Herald reports that the late Richard C. Elliott’s artwork – large scale reflector art pieces that are not widely accessible to public view – will be available online.
as part of a recent joint initiative by POBA: Where the Arts Live and Arts WA, the Washington State Arts Commission to showcase Washington State artists on a broader platform.

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