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In Athens, the Last Man Painting

In Athens, the Last Man Painting “As long as I can keep painting, I’ll do it,” he said. “When I stop breathing is when I’ll stop painting.” New York Times profiled Mr. Vasilis Dimitriou. Today, he is the last living movie billboard painter in Greece, and one of only a handful in Europe, his craft on the verge of extinction. When silent films took off in the 1920s, Hollywood studios employed graphic designers to convey the glamour and excitement of new releases, and handmade billboards Read more [...]

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Protest at Guggenheim over labour conditions on Saadiyat Island

Protest at Guggenheim over labour conditions on Saadiyat Island Over 40 protesters took over The Guggenheim Saturday night, leading loud chants and unfurling banners over the museum’s iconic balconies. The intervention — staged by a coalition of groups called the Gulf Ultra Luxury Faction (G.U.L.F.) – lasted 20 minutes, Hyperallergic reports, and was meant to draw attention to labor conditions at the construction of the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. A “manifesto Read more [...]

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Maximo Caminero destroys Ai Weiwei vase worth $1m

A Florida artist is facing criminal charges after deliberately dropping a vase by dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei in an apparent protest. Maximo Caminero, 51, was charged with criminal mischief after breaking the $1m (£600,000) vase on Sunday in Miami. Police say Mr Caminero told them he broke the art work in protest at the Perez Art Museum Miami’s failure to exhibit work by local artists. Mr Ai said he did not support artists destroying other artists’ work. Mr Ai – who was detained Read more [...]

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Encyclopedia Britannica transformed into a beautiful landscape

Guy Laramée  created an homage to the printed Encyclopedia Britannica by transforming a 24-volume set into a sloping mountainous landscape. Titled Adieu, Laramée says the work was inspired in part by Encyclopedia Britannica’s announcement that after 244 years the would cease printing its iconic multi-volume book sets. The artist relied on his travels in Ecuador, Peru and Brazil to arrive at the final form carved into the book tops that gradually morphs from green mountains to grasslands Read more [...]

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Works of rage by Troilo

Born in Taranto in 1972 from Antonio and Lucia Troilo. Lives and works in Milan. From 1997 till 2009 he worked for several international advertising agencies, such as Saatchi & Saatchi and Arnold Worldwide, as Art Director first, then as Creative Director. He won the most prestigious international awards in the industry, and in 2007 he was nominated best Italian creative together with Alessandro Sabini. Self-taught artist. He started drawing by pencil at the age of 4, and never stopped Read more [...]

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