Visual arts

Face of the day

Today’s face of the day has had his life changed forever because of a drawing. A drawing that frankly looks like a child drew it.

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I am no art critic but even as a cartoon it doesn’t impress. The offence and push back in reaction to this drawing is obscene in its intensity and violence. Last Saturday an Islamic terrorist in Denmark almost succeeded in ending the artist’s life. Who is this man that now has to lives his life under constant threat of death because of a drawing?

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Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks has faced death threats for many years

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Photo Of The Day

Photo: ? HR/bauverein AG Darmstadt

Photo: ? HR/bauverein AG Darmstadt

Friedensreich Hundertwasser?

Waldspirale

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? Mark Hogancamp

? Mark Hogancamp

The Man who Lost his Memory and Rebuilt his Imagination

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This is way better than Banksy

Banksy is the liberal thinkers graffiti artist, but in Bulgaria he is just meh…this is how they roll:

Ignat Ignev / Wikicommons Figures of Soviet soldiers at the base of a Soviet Army monument were previously transformed into superheroes in Sofia, Bulgaria

Ignat Ignev / Wikicommons
Figures of Soviet soldiers at the base of a Soviet Army monument were previously transformed into superheroes in Sofia, Bulgaria

Russia is demanding that Bulgaria try harder to?prevent vandalism of?Soviet monuments, after yet another monument to?Soviet troops in?Sofia was spray-painted, ITAR-Tass reported. ? Read more »

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Photo/RICHARD AVEDON Cirque d'Hiver, Paris 1955 This photograph ?Dovima with Elephants,? featured the first evening dress designed by Yves Saint Laurent, then a young assistant to Christian Dior. It remains one of the most anthologized of fashion photographs.

Photo/RICHARD AVEDON
Cirque d’Hiver, Paris 1955
This photograph ?Dovima with Elephants,? featured the first evening dress designed by Yves Saint Laurent, then a young assistant to Christian Dior. It remains one of the most anthologized of fashion photographs.

Dovima with the?Elephants

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Philippe Halsman: Dali Atomicus, 1948

Philippe Halsman: Dali Atomicus, 1948

Halsman and Dali?Playing

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? 2013 Michael Holden Burning Man 2013: Cargo Cult Night of the Burn

? 2013 Michael Holden
Burning Man 2013: Cargo Cult Night of the Burn

Burning Man

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$100,000 for a freakin’ curtain in a library, look no further for evidence of waste in Len Brown’s council

Mayor Len Brown and the Auckland?Council have got us ratepayers into a dark, deep financial hole of debt.

How on earth can Auckland Council justify spending $100,000 of ratepayer money on a silk curtain for the new Devonport Library?

What? Yep, don’t believe me, read for yourself.

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Johannes Stoetter

Johannes Stoetter

This Is Not A Parrot

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Banksy sets up a stall and sells his art for $60 each, Kiwi girl buys two

Banksy's stall in New York, selling his art for $60 each

Banksy’s stall in New York, selling his art for $60 each

Banksy set up a stall in New York to sell his art on canvas, basically giving it away for $60 a piece.

Yesterday I set up a stall in the park selling 100% authentic original signed Banksy canvases.?For $60 each.

 

He has few takers until a Kiwi girl strolls by and purchases two.? Read more »

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