Frank Zappa’s Hollywood Hills Estate Has Been Sold Off For Over $5 Million

first_imgAfter being listed by the Zappa Family Trust earlier this summer, the late Frank Zappa‘s Laurel Canyon home has sold for $5.25 million. The beautiful compound, contained on a relatively small half-acre of land in the Hollywood Hills, was purchased by Zappa in the late 60’s for just $74,000 and came under the ownership of his family after his death in 1993. The faux-Tudor house (built in the late 1930’s) boasts six bedrooms and seven bathrooms in 6,759 square-feet of multi-level living space, and features a variety of quirky embellishments,like the dragon mural in the formal dining room, porthole windows and doors salvaged from vintage submarines. It also features various architecturally unusual reading nooks and creative work spaces. In addition to the main house, the land also includes two architecturally adventurous detached guest houses and an additional attached guest apartment. Other features of note include a double-height art gallery with parquet flooring, Zappa’s sprawling recording studio, and “The Vault,” a storage chamber beneath the house where Zappa kept his private archives under lock and key during his lifetime. The terraced, tree-shaded grounds include a hodgepodge of decks and patios, a greenhouse, swimming pool, roof top tennis court, and lush gardens with mosaic accents. The sale of the house is another step in the ever-contentious disputes between the surviving Zappas regarding control over and rights to the Zappa Family Trust. You can see a gallery of photos of the house here.last_img read more

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New exhibition now open at Binghamton University

first_imgVESTAL (WBNG) — A new exhibition is open at Binghamton University’s Art Museum on campus. “This is a practice that started centuries ago in china, and it was a means to disseminate aesthetically or intellectually important information, So this is before we have any type of printmaking process that can disseminate information or share information.” said Claire Kovacs the Curator of Collections and Exhibitions. The exhibition was put together in a collaboration between the BU Confucius Institute of Chinese Opera and two Chinese artists. Its titled “Snowflakes Between Gauze: Rubbings from Han Dynasty Tombs.” The exhibit is free and open to the public until March 4, it can be found in the Fine Arts Building on Binghamton University’s campus. These rubbings are done through a process of applying paper to stone reliefs and slowly rubbing ink to create a reproduction. Featuring 25 rubbings from stone reliefs from the Han dynasty, this art exhibit focuses on funeral practices and the history of the Han Dynasty.last_img read more

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