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Chinese calligraphy letter sets new auction record

16 May 2016

  • An 11th Century letter has set a new record price for a work of Chinese calligraphy, fetching 207m yuan ($32m; £22m) at an auction in Beijing.
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Rodolfo Baeza: Revisited

In Rodolfo Baeza there is something different, something else entirely: the expression of an idea so powerful, the model being represented becomes of secondary importance. The character, acquiring another texture is no longer solely a portrait; his face is not static, but almost immediately an image.

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[Tim Layzell] Cool Motorsports Pop Arts by Talented British Artist

Very kool stylized depiction of race cars in motion with very carefully selected use of limited streaks by Tim Layzell.

Known for artworks for posters of Pebble Beach Retro Auto, this talented guy started drawing cars at the age of 4. 144 more words


Truth to Power: Sojourner Truth at BAMPFA


In 1864 Sojourner Truth, a former slave turned abolitionist, filed a copyright for her name, using photography and mass media as a strategic tool to fight slavery and the damaging propaganda used to perpetuate it. 295 more words


The Glass Bar

There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into sun.

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Do You Believe in Magic?

By: Nina Clevinger

When life hands you lemons, you make lemonade. When life hands you trimming shears and a shit-ton of incredible opportunities, you break off your engagement, move to a new city, and start working as an alchemist – an alchemist of hair, that is.  858 more words


The Old Guitarist by Pablo Picasso

The Old Guitarist is an oil on canvas, which stands at an impressive four by two, two thirds of a feet. The piece was created by Picasso, sometime during 1903-1904, and rests at The Art Institute of Chicago, Helen Birch Bartlett Memorial Collection. 692 more words