on 15th April 2011 | 1 Comment »
Sweden Absolut Art Collection is displayed for the first time in Korea at Gallery Yeh, Garosugil, Sinsa-dong from 12 to 25 April, 2011.
The vodka brand’s Art Collection, a series of interpretations of the Absolut bottle, has been growing since the 80s and feature works by artists including Damien Hirst, Louise Bourgeois and Francesco Clemente.
The Absolut Art Collection has a portfolio of over 800 original collaborations, the first of which was commissioned from Warhol (above) in 1985.
on 14th April 2011 | No Comments »
Renowned Italian sculptor, painter and printmaker Mimmo Paladino has become perhaps the first to turn a private jet into a work of art with the installation of a painted Piaggio P.180 Avanti II aircraft at the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan.
Dubbed the “Cacciatore di Stelle” (Star Hunter), Paladino’s plane will be on display in the famed centre through April 28.
Paladino decorated the turboprop with ancestral symbols, constellations and geometrical designs in homage to the skies in which it travels.
on 7th March 2011 | 1 Comment »
Pablo Picasso’s “Nu au Plateau de Sculpteur”, the world’s most expensive painting, was to go on display Monday for the first time at London’s Tate Modern museum.
The 1932 painting set a world record when it was snapped up by a mystery bidder for 106.5 million dollars at New York’s Christie’s auction house last May.
It will be the first time the painting has been displayed anywhere since 1961 and prompted the famous London museum to create a new Pablo Picasso room to house the loaned work.
on 3rd March 2011 | 5 Comments »
Miniature specialist Anatoly Konenko, from the Siberian city of Omsk, has built the world’s smallest aquarium.
It is just 30mm wide, 24mm high and 14 mm deep – enough to hold just 10ml of water, or about two tablespoons’ worth.
The mini-aquarium is even equipped with a water purification filter to keep the water healthy for fish.
on 18th February 2011 | No Comments »
A colossal self-portrait by “pope of pop” Andy Warhol has sold for $17.4 million at Christie’s in London, doubling pre-auction expectations.
The recently discovered 1967 piece, which measures 1.8 metres square, depicts Warhol with a hand to his mouth in what the auction house called “one of the most representative and iconic images of the artist”.
“It has been an incredibly exciting journey to work with a previously unknown work by Andy Warhol, particularly one with such historic importance,” Francis Outred, head of Post-War and Contemporary Art, Christie’s Europe said.
on 31st January 2011 | 1 Comment »
A sumptuous painting of the Madonna and child by Renaissance master Titian sold for a record $16,882,500 Thursday in New York.
The Sotheby’s auction easily broke a 20-year-old record of $13.6 million for a Titian.
The painting, “A Sacra Conversazione: The Madonna and Child with Saints Luke and Catherine of Alexandria,” depicts the Virgin Mary and the two saints posed around a chubby infant Jesus as he stretches out his left hand.