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Re: Street Artist Murals, Sculpture & Performance Art
« Reply #60 on: December 02, 2015, 03:48:39 AM »
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Re: Street Artist Murals, Sculpture & Performance Art
« Reply #61 on: December 11, 2015, 06:11:02 AM »
 Andy Warhol would be jealous. :laugh:  Marilyn still admired, in China yet. Amazing.


                             

      University students create an image of Marilyn Monroe by clearing snow on a soccer pitch in Changchun, Jilin province, China, Tuesday. Reuters


                             

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Re: Street Artist Murals, Sculpture & Performance Art
« Reply #62 on: December 11, 2015, 06:18:45 AM »
 ;D :D :exp-laugh: :exp-laugh:

                             

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Re: Street Artist Murals, Sculpture & Performance Art
« Reply #63 on: December 11, 2015, 09:08:42 AM »
Andy Warhol would be jealous. :laugh:  Marilyn still admired, in China yet. Amazing.


                             

      University students create an image of Marilyn Monroe by clearing snow on a soccer pitch in Changchun, Jilin province, China, Tuesday. Reuters
                             

That is truly remarkable.
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Street Artist Murals: Banksy: Steve Jobs-Son of a Syrian Immigrant
« Reply #64 on: December 11, 2015, 06:34:06 PM »
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Re: Street Artist Murals, Sculpture & Performance Art
« Reply #65 on: December 12, 2015, 03:26:09 AM »

                               

     From left, the man known as AK47, the leader of an underground group of arto-political humorists called 'Art Kieda' returns artist Banksy's sculpture 'The Drinker' more than ten years after stealing it in London, Friday. Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP

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Re: Street Artist Murals: Banksy: Steve Jobs-Son of a Syrian Immigrant
« Reply #66 on: December 12, 2015, 09:34:46 AM »

Outstanding. Gotta love Banksy.
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Re: Street Artist Murals, Sculpture & Performance Art
« Reply #67 on: December 13, 2015, 04:15:14 AM »
Santa Clauses, Shopping Malls, Christmas lights etc, are prominent photos today, sparse material otherwise. Came across a Comic article with a few jokes and pics that struck me as funny, most likely because the comedians are among my favorites, and thought posting them would be a pleasant diversion from the usual. The portraits of these famous comedians are masterful images as well IMO.


                                           

        I knew a transsexual guy whose only ambition is to eat, drink and be Mary.'


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'I'm so ugly. My father carries around the picture of the kid who came with his wallet.'

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        The guy who invented the first wheel was an idiot. The guy who invented the other three, he was a genius.' - Sid Caesar (1922-2014)

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        A few decades ago we had Johnny Cash, Bob Hope and Steve Jobs. Now we have no Cash, no Hope and no Jobs. Please don't let Kevin Bacon die.'

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Re: Street Artist Murals, Sculpture & Performance Art
« Reply #68 on: December 17, 2015, 04:46:12 AM »

                             

     Jazmin Holloway sits below a mural depicting Freddie Gray at the intersection where he was arrested. Patrick Semansky / AP

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Re: Street Artist Murals, Sculpture & Performance Art
« Reply #69 on: December 21, 2015, 02:54:11 AM »

                           

     Models painted in camouflage colors to blend in with the background pose for Chinese artist Liu Bolin's artwork "Dongji", or Winter Solstice, on the second day after China's capital Beijing issued its second ever "red alert" for air pollution, in Beijing, China. Liu told Reuters that he wants to express his concerns about China and its people, including air pollution problem. Kim Kyung-Hoon / Reuters

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Banksy’s ‘Spy Booth’ house in Cheltenham up for sale
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Banksy’s ‘Spy Booth’ house in Cheltenham up for sale
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A Victorian house close to the headquarters of the British spy agency GCHQ, which also features one of the artist Banksy’s most famous masterpieces, has gone on sale for £210,000.

The Grade II listed building in the English town of Cheltenham, became one of the most photographed homes in the UK after Banksy painted ‘Spy Booth’ on its exterior wall.

In an obvious jab at the nearby intelligence agency GCHQ, the mural depicts three “spies” with listening devices, surrounding an actual telephone box outside the house.

The painting, dubbed Spy Booth, appeared after revelations of mass surveillance programs by GCHQ and the US National Security Agency (NSA) by former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden.

Estate agents Peter Ball & Co have now listed the house on its website, describing it as “a rare opportunity to acquire a Grade II listed, Victorian, three bedroom end terrace property with a genuine ‘Banksy’ on the gable wall.”

The estate agent warns the property will require “a comprehensive schedule of refurbishment.”

Current owner David Possee spoke publicly about how the Banksy mural affected his life for the first time in March 2015.

Following a series of disputes with the local council, Possee told community radio station Swindon 105.5 that the local authority should buy the building from him, if they want to protect the artwork.

While Possee said he thought it was “quite nice” when he first saw it, the mural quickly became a headache.


“It all unraveled when this mural appeared on the side of the property,” he said.

Possee has criticized Cheltenham Borough Council for expecting him to repair the cement render on the wall of his Grade-2 listed house, but then preventing him from removing it after the mural was also granted listed status.

He told Swindon 105.5: “They didn’t come up with any sort of ideas. So I suggested Perspex but they said it’s against listing consent.”

“They just said ‘you can’t put that on there,’ and I was threatened with a fine. They offered no alternative.”

Possee went on to describe how discussions with the council became “messy.”

“We had the scaffolding up and then we had a huge panic in Cheltenham thinking I was going to cut it out, which was not the case,” he said.

“Suddenly there’s a 28-day stop notice issued on me, so I couldn’t repair the render, which they [fined] me for not repairing. So it was all starting to get a bit messy.”
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Re: Street Artist Murals, Sculpture & Performance Art - David Bowie Remembered
« Reply #71 on: January 11, 2016, 03:02:03 AM »


                               

     Rock and roll musician David Bowie dressed as 'Ziggy Stardust' in a hotel room in 1973 in New York City. Michael Ochs Archives




                                 

     David Bowie's work was celebrated in a 2013 retrospective at London's Victoria and Albert Museum. Dave Benett / Getty Images




                                 

     Bowie poses for a portrait in his "Ziggy Stardust" guise in June 1972 in London. Michael Ochs Archives




                                   

     Bowie strikes a pose. Terry O'Neill / Getty Images




                                     

     David Bowie performs at the Panathinaikos stadium in Athens during a rock festival on July 1, 1996. Reuters




                                       

     David Bowie performs during a concert in Manchester, U.K., on Nov. 17, 2003. IAN HODGSON / Reuters



                                     

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Re: Street Artist Murals, Sculpture & Performance Art
« Reply #72 on: January 28, 2016, 04:53:34 AM »


                                 

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Re: Street Artist Murals, Sculpture & Performance Art
« Reply #73 on: January 28, 2016, 04:56:42 AM »

                               

       Have you seen this man?: Cheshire Police have released an e-fit of a man who entered the Park Tavern in Macclesfield at around 6.45pm on January 12, ordered a drink and sat alone at the bar. He was seen acting in an odd manner and witnesses noticed a number of AA batteries in a plastic case around his waist. Facebook users like Gem (inset) have taken to social media to ridicule the e-fit.Picture: Cheshire Police

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Re: Street Artist Murals, Sculpture & Performance Art
« Reply #74 on: January 28, 2016, 05:05:45 AM »
A prize winning creation me thinks.  :laugh:     ::)

                             

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