Arts Post It: Cannes Film Festival Begins

May 11, 2011

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 11: Jury Member Uma Thurman attends the Jury Photocall at the Palais des Festivals during the 64th Cannes Film Festival on May 11, 2011 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images) (Pascal Le Segretain/GETTY IMAGES)

Jukebox Hero: Harry Connick Jr. helped the Library of Congress launch a new website that allows listeners to stream a vast archive of more than 10,000 pre-1925 recordings. (Washington Post)

Selling: Hermès International sales jumped over 25% percent in the first quarter, but the French luxury fashion house left its 2011 plans unchanged due to uncertainty in Japan, its biggest market. (WWD)

Controversy: “Unlawful Killing,” a documentary film about the death of Princess Diana, will debut this week at the Cannes Film Festival but will not be shown in Great Britain. The movie shows photos of Diana just moments before she died in Paris. (ABC News)

High Bidders: Sotheby’s auctioned the collection of notable Manhattan art dealer Allan Stone on Monday. The Sotheby’s sale totaled $54.8 million. (New York Times)

A Short Sale: Bidders showed reluctance at Tuesday’s Sotheby’s sale of contemporary art, which totaled $128.1 million. While Jeff Koons’ “Pink Panther” sold for $16.8 million, a number of works by Ed Ruscha and Ellsworth Kelly went unsold. (Wall Street Journal)

Felicitaciones: D.C. Chef Jose Andres won the nod for the country’s most outstanding chef at Monday night’s James Beard Foundation Awards. Industry notables shared their thoughts. (Washington Post)

Katherine Boyle reports on arts, museums and culture for the Style section.
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