Archive | September, 2015
Fairey's Debbie Harry portrait.

Street Artist Shepard Fairey Creates New Rock Star Portraits for Sotheby’s

Shepard Fairey, a contemporary street artist widely known for his Barack Obama “Hope” poster, has created a new collection of art exclusive to Sotheby’s auction house. The artist is creating six new portraits of famous rock stars, including Debbie Harry, David Bowie, and Jimi Hendrix to be auctioned by the house. The portraits will be […]

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Hans Ulrich Obrist

Hans Ulrich Obrist Wins 2015 Folkwang Prize

The Museum Folkwang announced on Thursday that it would award the prestigious International Folkwang Prize to curator, art critic, and historian Hans Ulrich Obrist. Obrist currently serves as co-director of London’s Serpentine Gallery and is highly regarded in the art community. The Folkwang prize  comes with 25,000 euros and is awarded by the museum every […]

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A picture of Picasso's work.

Picasso’s Ultra-Expensive Painting

Back in May, Christie’s auctioned off the most expensive painting ever claimed at such an auction: Picasso’s 1955 painting Les Femmes d’Alger was sold to a buyer for an overwhelming $179 million. The auction garnered an astonishing $700 million overall. The bidding for the painting went on for 11 minutes between five, and then two, […]

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Performers at the Big Apple Circus.

Lincoln Center Hosts the Big Apple Circus on the Grand Tour

Over the last few years contemporary circuses in America have revolutionized their style of entertainment. One of the leading circuses in the world is the Big Apple Circus from New York City. This year the troupe will be launching a new season at Lincoln Center. The new program is called The Grand Tour and celebrates […]

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