The British legendary street artist Banksy just finished his new project. This time it is a nine room hotel called “The Walled Off Hotel” in Bethlehem, Palestine – very close from a stretch of the controversial West Bank barrier which has been heavily decorated by artists. “The Walled Off Hotel” includes several murals and installation by Banksy […]
The Thirsk Yarnbombers have organised the knitting of poppies to decorate their church for Armistice and Remembrance. They put the knitting pattern online and received enough to make a river of over 40,000 poppies: Click Here to see
This year’s John Lewis ad Buster The Boxer features Randy Crawford’s One Day I’ll Fly Away, which has been given an electronica twist by Vaults. You can view this HERE
In Britain everyone looks forward to the best television Christmas commercial. They are usually big-budget, clever, funny and sad, appealing to the whole family, and quite a topic of conversation. In the last 5 years the most popular title has gone to John Lewis department store, with the exception of Sainsbury’s supermarket’s moving WW2 themed ad in 2014. As well as being stunningly visual, they often feature remixes of popular tunes that can get to the top of the charts.
Many have ‘sent-up’ this year’s commercial already with spoof remakes – one features House of Pain‘s Jump Up, Jump Up, Jump Around in the second half of the Dirty Fox Parody
But as the commercial came out the day after the USA Presidential election, the best spoof of the John Lewis 2016 Christmas ad has got to be this one by Joe.co.uk, featuring, Trump, Clinton and The Obamas! – Click HERE
So it appears that David Bowie’s poignant art collection is to be auctioned off at Sotheby’s. Part 1 takes place in London on the 10th of November, 2016 from 7pm.
This may be the last chance you get to see these amazing works of art – from Tintoretto to Damien Hirst. So do click HERE to view Sotherby’s online catalogue before that date, as it may be the last chance you will get to see images of them.
Here is my personal favourite:
Here’s what they say: On the evening of 10 November the most important pieces from the David Bowie Collection will go under the hammer, led by Jean-Michel Basquiat’s magnificent Air Power. At the heart of the auction is Bowie’s collection of 20th-century British Art, which moves from Harold Gilman’s Interior (Mrs Mounter), painted during the First World War, to works by Damien Hirst from the 1990s by way of David Bomberg, Henry Moore, Graham Sutherland, Eduardo Paolozzi, Patrick Caulfield, Frank Auerbach and Leon Kossoff. The selection is embellished by keys works by Marcel Duchamp, who Bowie cited as a major influence, and Francis Picabia as well as a 16th-century Venetian altarpiece by Tintoretto.
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Last year I visited the CAC Málaga, a contemporary arts centre in the city of Málaga, in southern Spain, not far from the Málaga Centro subway station. I love Málaga for art galleries, from the Museo de Picasso to the new Pompidou Centre. This vibrant city has something for every type of art lover.
The main exhibition was “No Comment” from Yan Pei-Ming. He is a Chinese painter, born in 1960 in Shanghai, China. Since 1982 he has lived in Dijon, France. He paints epic-sized portraits, the most famous one being of Mao Tse Tung. His large mono-painted canvasses in No Comment had a theme of symbolic paintings by Spanish artists. But as the title suggests there were no word or titles to accompany them. One is left to form their own opinions. Here is a further selection of his work that I took snaps of, with my observations:
For current exhibitions visit cacmalaga.eu
Fifth in my series of poems reworked from found trivial printed matter
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man and Sars
Disciple is own
escalates the nightmare
man slaps misbehaving
Poem reworked from Virgin Media 2016 pg 7
© Southampton Old Lady
Third in my series of poetry re-worked from found print trivia
choose self-adjusting bangles
future of hi-tech fashion
increasingly transformed into world trackers
smarts on your wrist,
sensors track your emotions
personal space fashion
re-worked from Metro 4th March 2016, pg 35
Took a while to get these photos of number 7s together but here they are: