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Bob Dylan’s Art

The iconic musician , poet and artist of the 20th Century reveals his raw and real portraits , full of character resembling his songs. Bob Dylan’s portrait art on display at the National Portrait Gallery in London.

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The Louvre

The Louvre is one of the worlds largest and most prestigious museums located on the right bank of the Seine in the 1st district of Paris , France.There are over 35 000 objects exhibited in The Louvre and last year in 2012 a record 9,7 million people visited the Louvre Museum.

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Yves Klein

Yves Klein was a french artist monumental in the creation of the Noveau Realisme art movement founded in 1960.He was a pioneer of Performance art and a forerunner of Minimal and Pop art.He died at the young age of 34 being misunderstood among his contemporaries but his importance and exhilarating influence as an artist lives on.

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Katrin Coetzer

HoneyMoon is a solo exhibition by Katrin Coetzer which is currently on show at Salon91 in Cape Town. Katrin Coetzer is a Cape Town born designer and illustrator.The body of work is a personal connection between fantasy and exotic places visited which is illustrated and drawn in a playful , dreamlike and precise impression.

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Egon Schiele

Egoon Schiele born in Tulin, 1980 in Lower Austria was among one of the best young artists in Vienna.He was the leading exponent of the Vienna Secession along with Gustav Klimt and Oskar Kokoshka.He is know for his twisted figures and skew lines shaping his figurative drawings and paintings.He was one of the early creators of Expressionism.

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Charlie Watts , Rock ‘n Roll Drummer

Charlie Watts is a drummer extraordinaire , member of the biggest Rock ‘n Roll band , The Rolling Stones and an avid Jazz player , commercial artist , horse breeder and style icon.Today Charlie Watts continues to play with The Rolling Stones and with his Jazz band.The man who provides the subtle groove behind the world’s most influential rock band.British drummer Charlie Watts has used this drumstick for many years while recording and touring with the Rolling Stones.Charlie Watts drumstick has an elongated oval tip for dark cymbal sounds.He creates a big sound without a lot of weight being able to play subtle but with intensity.

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Walter Battiss

Walter Battiss’ long career as an artist has been devoted to the study of man in his environment.He portrayed man in the context of Africa using rock art as influence to create an abstract world. His versatility and influence as an innovator and the incentive he has provided for many aspiring artists, have secured him a special place among leading South African artists.

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Porsche

Porsche, 901 Prototype, 1963
North Carolina Museum of Art’s has an upcoming survey of iconic German autos.For every young male and many females alike the design and excitement of a Porsche sports car signifies freedom , speed and brute excitement combined with sleek design and a racy desire to be able to drive one of these machines.

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Tretchikoff , Chinese Girl : “The Mona Lisa of Kitsch”

Vladimir Tretchikoff was a self-taught artist who painted realistic figures, portraits, still life and animals, with subjects often inspired by his early life in China and Malaysia and his later life in South Africa.His work is often seen by art critics as the epitome of kitsch and he was nicknamed the “King of Kitsch”. He worked in oil, watercolor, ink, charcoal and pencil but is best known for his reproduction prints which sold worldwide in huge numbers.This copper green faced lady has become one of the best sold prints world wide of all time.The Painting is going on Auction at Bonham”s South-African sale and will reach an estimate of £500.000 pounds on auction.

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David Goldblatt

The Getty Museum based in Los Angeles has acquired eight photographs by David Goldblatt.David Goldblattis one of the most important photographers from South Africa documenting the social and economic dichotomies of life under an apartheid government.His work is a historical document of South Africa’s troubled past and present.

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Juergen Teller , Woo!


Lehmann Maupin Gallery is currently hosting an exhibition of thr prolific 90’s photographer , Juergen Teller.on view until 17 March 2012, at 201 Chrystie Street , New York.The exhibition will present images of Lily Cole, Kurt Cobain and Vivienne Westwood amongst a few of his celebrity portraits and will show the seamless journey through his commercial and fashion work form the 90’s.

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Karl Lagerfeld , “Fire Ecthings” Fashion Portraits

Karl Lagerfeld , the headline-hitting German fashion designer has used fire and acid to create a series of ambitious, eye-popping portraits on glass. “Fire Etchings” is on view at Galerie Gmurzynska in St. Moritz. Large-scaled and unique, the exhibition focuses on images Lagerfeld has abstracted of some of his current muses, The rapper, Theophilus London , and the fashion model Freja Beha Erichsen.

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Bruno Bisang , 30 Years of Polaroids

30 Years of Polaroids at The Little Black Gallery, 13A Park Walk, London.Bruno Bisang was born in 1952 in Ascona, Switzerland.He is a renowned Swiss fashion photographer.When he turned 19, he attended the School of Applied Arts for Photography in Zurich. His photography has been seen in magazines, such as Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Max, GQ and Amica, and he has shot advertising campaigns for major fashion and beauty labels, including Chanel, Wolford, Guerlain, Palmers and Givenchy.The exhibition is currently being hosted at The Little Black gallery in London.

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Andy Warhol @ Christie’s

Andy Warhol is one of the art worlds most fascinating subjects. Rich and captivating art works will go on sale in the first online only Warhol sale at Christies in the next week.It is a first time to have such access to Andy Warhol’s art works through an online bidding offering.A collection of these colorful flowers will be part of the online sale.

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Diet Coke by Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs appointed as the new Creative Director for Coke light has designed the new look Inspired by the recent fashion decades and the big city lights of Broadway.

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Ingvild Goetz , 128 Works of Art going on Auction at Christies London

This work titled “Mad Cow” by Christopher Wool was sold in 1998 to Ingvild Goetz.Ingvild Goetz has been collecting Art since the 1980’s and hosts Germany’s largest Art collection.She has directed her focus to emerging contemporary artists.She has been collecting art which has personally Inspired her , art which challenges the viewer politically and Aesthetically.She will be auctioning 128 of her collections artworks at The Christies Post-War and Contemporary art auction in London , February 13 to 14 and April 17.She will be using the funds to become more actively involved in helping asylum seekers and fighting anorexia.

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How Not to Handle an Art Controversy

How Not to Handle an Art Controversy.Francart says read this article about an art controversy in the States.The question is how do you handle an art controversy which spreads into directions much like a blaze taking it’s own unwanted path. Would semiotics or the sensibility of the people be a good place to start ?

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