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.Keep reading →
The Iconic “Chinese Girl ” painting by Tretchikoff was sold to Mr Lawrence Graff for R13.8 million at the Bonhams South-African art sale in London. This is the highest price ever for a Tretchikoff painting and topped the South-African art sales.
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.Keep reading →
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.
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.Keep reading →
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.Keep reading →
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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.