Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and expertise, as well as international glamour. Founded in 1766 by James Christie, Christie's has since conducted the greatest and most celebrated auctions through the centuries providing a popular showcase for the unique and the beautiful. Christie’s offers around 450 auctionsannually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $100 million. Christie's also has a long and successful history conducting private sales for its clients in all categories, with emphasis on Post-War & Contemporary, Impressionist & Modern, Old Masters and Jewellery.
Christie’s has a global presence with 53 offices in 32 countries and 12 salerooms around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai, Zürich, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Mumbai.
More recently, Christie’s has led the market with expanded initiatives in growth markets such as Russia, China, India and the United Arab Emirates, with successful sales and exhibitions in Beijing, Mumbai and Dubai.
AZURE is a leading North American magazine focused on contemporary design, architecture and interiors from around the globe.
AZURE profiles international designers and architects, reports on major trade fairs in North America and Europe and investigates design issues related to our changing society. Presenting and exploring innovative projects, materials, products and ideas, AZURE is an indispensable resource for architects, designers and the design-savvy public.
Stemming from the Street art of London scene, D*Face is the pen name of Dean Stockton, an urban artist, illustrator and sculptor, appearing among the most prolific contemporary artists of its generation. He was born in 1973 in London where he actually lives and works.
In 2005, he opened his own gallery of urban art: Stolenspace gallery, situated in the district of Brick Lane in London, where he represents, among others, its friend Shepard Fairey ( Obey Giant).
Teenager, he is fascinated by the United States and dreams to live the American dream. He is keen on skateboard and on drawing, but it is her mother who is going to start her vocation for the Graffiti by offering him magazines Subway Art and Spraycan Art of the American Henry Chalfant. These works include hundreds of photos of Graffiti of New York of the 70s and 80.
After studies of design, he begins to work as illustrator freelance while developing his activism of street. His theme of preference is the compulsive obsession of the society for the celebrities and the mass consumption.
He uses the term ' aPOPcalyptic ' to describe his work, which often contains images of cultural icons (Marylin Monroe, Andy Warhol, the queen of England, etc.)
D*Face distils his Street art and realizes installations in the streets of the whole world (London, Barcelona, New York, Tokyo, etc.)
ArtPin is a community of artists, galleries, and art lovers who enjoy attending art shows and creating pop-up art events.
There is no shortage of great artwork in the world, but there is a shortage of wall space to display it on. The ArtPin Connect platform connects artists with alternative spaces (restaurants, hotels, coffee shops, houses, apartments, lofts, etc.) who are interested in hosting art shows at their space.
io9 is a daily publication that covers science, culture, and the world of tomorrow.
io9 is a blog launched in 2008 by Gawker Media. The blog focuses on the subjects of science fiction, fantasy, futurism, science, technologyand related areas.
It is edited by Annalee Newitz, a former policy analyst for the Electronic Frontier Foundation and contributor to Popular Science, Wired, andNew Scientist. Other contributors include Geoff Manaugh (BLDGBLOG), Graeme McMillan (Newsarama), Charlie Jane Anders, Meredith Woerner, Alasdair Wilkins, Cyriaque Lamar, Tim Barribeau, Esther Inglis-Arkell, Lauren Davis, Robbie Gonzalez, Keith Veronese, George Dvorsky, and Lynn Peril.
Between October 2010 and January 2012 io9 hosted the Geek's Guide to the Galaxy podcast, produced by John Joseph Adams and David Barr Kirtley.
Browse, research, and explore the world of antiques, vintage, memorabilia, and collecting....
CollectorsWeekly.com is a resource for people who love vintage and antiques.
Their aim is to build a great place to explore, learn, and experience the passion and knowledge of collectors everywhere.
In-depth information (including top eBay auctions) on more than 1,500vintage and antiques categories.Original features and interviewsShow & Tell, where you can share your favorite vintage and antique finds.
They’re based in San Francisco, in the South Park neighborhood near AT&T Park.
They’re into vintage and antiques (antique phones, signs, printing equipment, and furniture, stamp and coin, vintage music posters from the 1960s and ’70s, art deco, vintage men’s clothing and kitchen collectibles, photographs, antique maps and globes...)
Victor Cobo was born in 1971 to a Spanish mother and an American father. His autobiographical pieces explore the shadows of life while unearthing secrets through sometimes lurid and playful melodramas. Most obvious are themes relating to escapism, alter-ego, longing, androgyny, eroticism, mortality and the human condition. His photographs are noted for their psychological penetration, and for their often discomforting examination of uncertainty and inexpressible fears.
By exploring feminity through stereotypes and using them to her advantage, Fafi not only knocked her male colleagues and competitors out their socks, she also locked toy manufacturing deals with Sony and Medicom, countless press stories and illustrations for Commons & Sense, Vogue, Elle or The Face, big market collaborations with Adidas, M.A.C, Hennessy, Swatch, Samsung and Le SportSac, not to mention many solo and prestigious group shows in the most respected galleries around the globe.
6 years ago, team of Europa Film Treasures, managed by Lobster Films, began the tour of Europe of film libraries to share the film treasures which they keep for more than a century. And from now on, every week, we shall put on-line the most beautiful of these movies, the most unusual, and hope to share you the importance of the work of each of them. Europe is also the great memory of the world.
Defined by Design! Limited edition pop culture tees.
ShirtPunch is an award winning E-commerce website, offering Limited Edition T-Shirts & Pop Culture Tees. ShirtPunch currently ships world-wide.
ShirtPunch is a world-wide E-commerce company specializing in nerd and pop culture themed apparel. They offer designs on Gildan unisex, mens and ladies t-shirts and sweatshirts. Each design offered is available for 24 hours, with new designs made available at 12:00 AM EST daily. ShirtPunch utilizes a community of independent artists and designers, with designs frequently featuring mashups of popular pop culture, video game, anime and comic book themes. ShirtPunch also features licensed partnerships with Adventure Time, Star Wars, Kevin Smith and other media.
ShirtPunch frequently collaborates with celebrities who design or are featured in their apparel, including: Stan Lee, Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Rickey Gervais, Rupert Grint, Laurence Fishburne and Warwick Davis. As well, some of these designs have been in support of organizations such as Little People UK, Make A Wish Foundation and THRIVEGulu with 100% of proceeds going to charity.ShirtPunch has also partnered with Canada Post in support of the Canada Post Community Foundation for Children.
Andrew Valko was born in 1957 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. He moved to Canada as a child and received his diploma in Graphic Design Red River College in Winnipeg MB. Valko has also studied printmaking with renowned artist Toshi Yoshida in Japan. Valko has had numerous solo exhibitions worldwide and his work has been commissioned on numerous occasions including a commission for the Royal Canadian Mint and the several for the Government of Manitoba. He is the winner of the 2009 Kingston Prize, national portrait competition. His work is represented in a wide range of public, corporate and private collections including the Canada Council Art Bank, The Manitoba Arts Council among others. Valko currently resides in Winnipeg MB.
Get up to the minute news and reviews for all music makers
Created by musicians for musicians, MusicRadar.com is the number one website for guitarists, drummers and producers.
Read expert reviews on the best new kit. Play along with their expert video lessons or try their handy tips and projects. Add on the blogs, podcasts, competitions and a vibrant forum and MusicRadar.com has everything the modern musician could want!
Susan Meiselas, born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1948, received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College and her MA in visual education from Harvard University. Her first major photographic essay focused on the lives of women doing striptease at New England country fairs, whom she photographed during three consecutive summers while teaching photography in New York public schools. Carnival Strippers was originally published in 1976 and a selection was installed at the Whitney Museum of Art in June 2000.
Meiselas joined Magnum Photos in 1976 and has worked as a freelance photographer since then. She is best known for her coverage of theinsurrection in Nicaragua and her documentation of human rights issues in Latin America. She published her second monograph, Nicaragua, in 1981. Meiselas served as an editor and contributor to the book El Salvador: The Work of Thirty Photographers and edited Chile from Within featuring work by photographers living under the Pinochet regime. She has co-directed two films, Living at Risk: The Story of a Nicaraguan Family andPictures from a Revolution with Richard P. Rogers and Alfred Guzzetti. In 1997, she completed a six-year project curating a hundred-yearphotographic history of Kurdistan, integrating her own work into the book Kurdistan: In the Shadow of History and developed akaKurdistan, an online site of exchange for collective memory in 1998.
Her monograph Pandora’s Box explores a New York S & M club, has been exhibited both at home and abroad. Encounters with the Dani reveals a sixty-year history of outsiders’ discovery and interactions with the Dani, an indigenous people of the highlands of Papua in Indonesia.
Meiselas has had one-woman exhibitions in Paris, Madrid, Amsterdam, London, Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York, and her work is included in collections around the world. She has received the Robert Capa Gold Medal for her work in Nicaragua (1979); the Leica Award for Excellence (1982); the Engelhard Award from the Institute of Contemporary Art (1985); the Hasselblad Foundation Photography prize (1994); the Cornell Capa Infinity Award (2005) and most recently was awarded the Harvard Arts Medal (2011). In 1992, she was named a MacArthur Fellow.
Ronit Baranga is an Israeli artist known for her bizarre sculptural works, which include a series of ceramic tablewares hybridized with human body parts: open mouths, protruding tongues, and gouging fingers. These strange, anatomical additions are incredibly detailed, so much so you can make out the the glistening taste buds and knuckle creases. While these pieces are both creepy and attention-grabbing, from a critical standpoint, their meaning may seem a bit elusive; our reactions to them are initially visceral.
Baranga’s designs, then, grant inanimate objects a form of agency: the plates desire to eat, the finger-walking teacups seek to wander, and their self-awareness challenges the way we think about and interact with such objects. What they also explore is the way eros is incorporated into unexpected things. The parted lips and probing fingers — both of which are erogenous body parts used in sexual exploration — elicit erotic associations.
Abigail had ambitions of becoming an opera singer and joining the circus while growing up, and although neither of those ended up working out too well, she still enjoys both. She began drawing with ink and painting with watercolor. She has recently developed a taste for flat digital coloring in addition to traditional media.
Her biggest influences are Edgar Allan Poe, Dr. Seuss, and many classic gothic works of fiction, such as Bram Stoker's "Dracula," and Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein." Her greatest artistic influences have been Arthur Rackham, Edmund Dulac, Kay Nielsen, John William Waterhouse, and Edward Gorey. Any spare time that's not spent basking in darkness, hunting monsters, or watching re-runs of The Addams Family, she is creating art for private clients, illustrating books, and spending time with her favorite long-leggity beasts, ghouls, ghosts and other things that go bump in the night.
Abigail's work has been featured in many galleries across the United States and Europe, such as the Museum of American Illustrators in New York, The Poe Museum of Richmond, and Gallery Nucleus in Los Angeles (to name a few) and she has participated in many group gallery shows including Halloweentown's annual "Tribute to the Haunted Mansion" and Creature Features' "October Shadows" shows - not to mention prestigious venues in London, Paris, and Madrid.
Her work has been featured in various publications including "Spectrum Fantastic Art," "Art Fundamentals," "The Graphic Canon of Children's Literature," and "Digital Artist" as well as several independent publishing houses. She's also created advertisements for John Fluevog, China Glaze, and many other companies. Her first fully illustrated children's book, "Sarah Faire and the House at the End of the World" was released in 2013. She is currently illustrating a retelling of "Beauty and the Beast."
Last.fm is a music website, founded in the United Kingdom in 2002. Using a music recommender system called "Audioscrobbler", Last.fm builds a detailed profile of each user's musical taste by recording details of the tracks the user listens to, either from Internet radio stations, or the user's computer or many portable music devices. This information is transferred ("scrobbled") to Last.fm's database either via the music player itself (Rdio, Spotify, Clementine, Amarok, MusicBee) or via a plugin installed into the user's music player. The data are then displayed on the user's profile page and compiled to create reference pages for individual artists.
On 30 May 2007, it was acquired by CBS Interactive for UK£140 million (US$280 million).
It claimed 30 million active users in March 2009.
By April 2011, Last.fm had reported more than 50 billion scrobbles.
The site offers numerous social networking features and can recommend and play artists similar to the user's favourites; it also features a wiki system analogous to Wikipedia, wherein registered users can collaborate on hyperlinked information about tracks, releases (albums, etc.),artists, bands, tags, and record labels.
The site formerly offered a radio streaming service, which was discontinued on 28 April 2014.
Monty Python (sometimes known as The Pythons) were a British surreal comedy group who created their sketch comedy showMonty Python's Flying Circus, that first aired on the BBC on 5 October 1969. Forty-five episodes were made over four series. The Python phenomenon developed from the television series into something larger in scope and impact, spawning touring stage shows, films, numerous albums, several books, and a stage musical. The group's influence on comedy has been compared to The Beatles' influence on music.
Broadcast by the BBC between 1969 and 1974, Flying Circus was conceived, written and performed by its members Graham Chapman,John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin. Loosely structured as a sketch show, but with an innovative stream-of-consciousness approach (aided by Gilliam's animation), it pushed the boundaries of what was acceptable in style and content.A self-contained comedy team responsible for both writing and performing their work, the Pythons had creative control which allowed them to experiment with form and content, discarding rules of television comedy. Their influence on British comedy has been apparent for years, while in North America it has coloured the work of cult performers from the early editions of Saturday Night Live through to more recentabsurdist trends in television comedy. "Pythonesque" has entered the English lexicon as a result.
In a 2005 UK poll to find The Comedian's Comedian, three of the six Pythons members were voted by fellow comedians and comedy insiders to be among the top 50 greatest comedians ever: Cleese at #2, Idle at #21, and Palin at #30.
BC Gallery Urban and Contemporary Art opened in April 2013 as a newly Berlin based outlet for high-end urban and contemporary art to feature regular solo and group exhibition by internationally renowned contemporary artists. Basel born founder and director Nick Bargezi is an art collector, photographer and sound designer who lives and works in Berlin. Located in the center of Berlin’s culture magnet Friedrichshain, BC Gallery is situated in a brand new top-of-the-line gallery space at Libauer Strasse.
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