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David Hockney’s painting sold for $90 million

David Hockney’s painting sold for $90 million

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                     David Hockney, Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures), painted in 1972. © David Hockney One of the 20thcenturies most iconic works has been auctioned in a record-breaking sale this morning for a living artist. The hammer dropped on David Hockney’s ‘A portrait of a man’ at just over $90million.   The sale obliterated its predecessor Jeff Koons whose stainless-steel balloon dog (Orange) sold at auction for $58m (£45.2m) in 2013.   The final figure was fixed after a painstakingly long ten-minute bidding war between two rival telephone bidders, after the piece surpassed $70m.   Applause erupted through the room as the hammer finally dropped taking the price of the painting to $90.3m(£70.5m).   https://www.instag
Mirai of the future review: An enchanting story of childhood

Mirai of the future review: An enchanting story of childhood

art, Arts, culture, Culture, Entertainment, film, Film & TV
Anime genius Mamoru Hosoda portrays, in his latest picture, the beauty within day-to-day life through a child’s eyes. There is a time in every sibling’s life where envy is deeply endured, time is temporarily interrupted and attention is immensely craved. This is the inevitable moment in which childhood meets maturity- that is depicted so poignantly and innocently by director Mamoru Hosoda. In this charming film, Kun (Moka Kamishiraishi) a 4-year-old boy who is accustomed to the undivided attention of his parents, experiences the challenging phase of becoming a brother when his baby sister, Mirai, arrives home. Kun’s furious tantrums lead him to experience the visit of three fantasised characters like an early Christmas Carol, which include his recently deceased great-grandfather,
Analog and Digital: competing or boosting each other?

Analog and Digital: competing or boosting each other?

art, culture, Design, Entertainment, Exhibition
In recent years, there has been a trend showing young people shifting back to analog. Some claim it’s just about fashion, others see it as timely. One way or another, vintage clothing and analog cameras are being dusted off, and vinyl records are competing against CDs. It may well be about the pleasure of possessing physical objects. Try to hold a vinyl or a film camera in your hands. The way they are accurately designed, they’re not just meant to be used, it seems like they’re meant to be watched and appreciated. It could also be about the mechanic. The simple, understandable process of how a photograph is taken, of how the record player produces sound from a vinyl. Whether you like it or not, the change is happening. It looks like the ongoing craze for the latest tech product
The intimate relationship between love and art: Modern Couples at Barbican

The intimate relationship between love and art: Modern Couples at Barbican

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A portrait of an artist is usually drawn as a lonely, misunderstood, lost and an unhappy soul. However, the ongoing exhibition at Barbican called Modern Couples tries to convince that people are stronger together and that the union between two artists is the most powerful, inspiring and creative energy that there is. As the official glossary states, “Modern Couples presents a different way of looking at modernism in art, as seen through the lens of the artist, ‘couple’ an elastic term encompassing all manner of intimate relationship that the artist themselves grapples with, expanded, embraced or refuted.”   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3V7pS_2ZfTw The exhibition presents 46 artist couples that were shaping modern art in the first half of the 20th century: Emilie Flö
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