Sunday, January 15, 2017

DISNEY-BRITTON | NEWS OF WEEK

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By Ernest & Gregory Disney-Britton
"Last Supper" (1999) by Adi Nes. 35-3/8 by 57-1/8 inch
On this weekend, as Americans honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a Jewish photographer also reminds us of the price of a dream. There is a foreshadowing of death in Adi Nes' 1999 version of the "Last Supper." Inspired by Leonardo's painting, the Nes version features 14 young Israeli soldiers who sit or stand behind a long, dinner table in a Jewish army barracks. They light each other's cigarettes, pour one another coffee, rest a hand on a brother's shoulder, or look off into space. It's a scene loaded with fraternal spirit. The color print remains on display in "Behold the Man: Jesus in Israeli Art" at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem through April 16, 2017.

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Born: January 15, 1929, Atlanta, GA; Assassinated: April 4, 1968, Memphis, TN
John Lewis (far right) with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (center) leading a civil rights march in Alabama from Selma to Montgomery to protest restrictive voting rights for African Americans in 1965.
"The Last Supper" (1495-1498) by Leonardo da Vinci

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