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Amwal AL Ghad Engish - 2014-02-19 07:06:13
A mural created on the side of a building by the elusive British street artist known as "Banksy" sold for $575,000 on Tuesday, along with dozens of other graffiti-style works at a Miami auction being closely watched due to the soaring value of street art. "Kissing Coppers," a black-and-white stencil of two British police officers kissing in close embrace, was purchased by an anonymous telephone buyer, Fine Art Auctions Miami said. The work originally appeared on the side of the Prince Albert Pub in Brighton, England, in 2005. The wall is one of several Banksy works removed from their original location and sold to collectors. It was auctioned along with two more Banksy pieces - "Bandaged Heart Balloon" and "Crazy Horse Car Door" - created during the artist's month-long "street residency" in New York City last year. Those two pieces, priced at $200,000 and $100,000 respectively, failed to reach their asking price. The Banksy piece that did sell had a winning bid of $480,000 plus $95,000 in fees. It had been expected to fetch between $500,000 and $700,000. More»
Amwal AL Ghad Engish - 2014-02-16 08:00:49
The artworks at a new gallery in London's Shoreditch are not for sale, and their creator plans to destroy them when the show is over. Phlegm, known only by his pseudonym, did not attend the opening and does not give interviews. Gallery owner Richard Howard-Griffin plans to pay the rent from sales at other shows. For now, he is providing the first ever gallery space to an artist who has already won recognition in the underground art world and many thousands of followers. "Phlegm is immensely respected around the world", after more than a decade of painting enormous urban murals across Europe and in the United States, Howard-Griffin said. A new, mass audience has emerged for street art as the Internet and smart phone cameras enable people to capture images and share them across the world. Howard-Griffin calls it the "democratization of art" and said he wants the gallery to act as a conduit for this new wave of artists, rather than an arbiter. "In the past, museums were how Joe Public got to see artwork", and the artist depended on an elite audience of gallery owners and museum curators to win recognition, Howard-Griffin said. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2014-02-04 08:09:02
Early works by artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, known for his provocative, powerful and sometimes controversial paintings, will be exhibited and sold in online and in-house auctions in March, Christie's said on Friday. Approximately 50 works that the Brooklyn-born artist, who burst onto the New York art scene more than 30 years ago, left to his former lover, Alexis Adler, will be included in the exhibit that opens on March 1 in New York. Adler, an embryologist at New York University's School of Medicine, shared an apartment with Basquiat on New York's Lower East Side from 1979 to 1980, when he was a struggling artist. "I loved Jean and Jean loved me. We had our moment together here on 12th Street and I'll always have that, but it's time to share," said Adler, 57, who still lives in the apartment. He could not afford supplies and painted on the walls, doors, refrigerator and even on Adler's coat - a gold garment she plans to wear to the exhibit opening, she said in an interview. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2014-01-07 07:20:51
On Tuesday 7 January, Coptic Orthodox Christians – who comprise 90 percent of Egypt's Christians – will break their 43-day fast and celebrate Christmas. The festival comes almost two weeks after most Western denominations, including Catholics and Protestants, held their celebrations on 25 December. Ahram Online asked Bishop Abram of the Fayoum Diocese to explain why there was a difference in the dates; he stressed that the difference in fact results from the use of different calendars, not from any underlying theological dispute. Although the exact date of Jesus' birth was -- and remains -- unknown, within the first few centuries after his death, churches around the world agreed to celebrate the nativity of Jesus Christ on 25 December (29 Kiahk in the Coptic calendar), most probably to replace the pagan feast celebrating the Roman winter solstice which continued to be observed until then. Bishop Abram argues that celebrating the birth of Christ, considered by Christians to be "the light of the world" is also astronomically apt, since night-time begins to shorten and daylight to lengthen in the middle of December. The different dates of the celebration in the modern period are a result of a change in calendar; while Western churches follow the Gregorian calendar, Orthodox churches continue to follow the older Julian calendar (named after Julius Caesar who introduced it in 46 BC), which in turn is in line with the ancient Coptic calendar. Until the Julian calendar, the date of 25 December and 29 Kiahk in the Coptic calendar happened on the same day each year. But the introduction of the Gregorian calendar changed this alignment. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2013-12-31 08:28:10
Heavy smokers and former heavy smokers should get annual lung cancer screening tests, according to final guidelines issued on Monday by an influential U.S. panel. The final recommendations, issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, apply to people aged 55 to 80 whose smoking has put them at high risk of cancer. That includes former heavy smokers who have quit within the past 15 years. Heavy smokers are considered to be those who smoked a pack a day for 30 years, or two packs a day for 15 years. According to a comprehensive review of medical evidence since 2004, the panel found the benefits of screening high-risk individuals with low-dose computed tomography, or CT scans, outweigh the potential harms of overdiagnosis and increased exposure to radiation, which also contribute to cancer risk. The panel, which is comprised of independent experts and advises U.S. policymakers, gave the screening a "B" recommendation, meaning it is at least moderately certain that the benefits of the scans outweigh the harms. Under the Affordable Care Act, insurers are required to cover preventive services with a grade of "B" or higher. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2013-12-10 09:19:47
A man jumped to his death after a furious row with his girlfriend who insisted they go into another clothes shop. CCTV shows Tao Hsiao, 38, escorting his girlfriend around a shopping mall in Xuzhou, Jiangsu province, east China. After five hours Tao finally had enough and demanded to go home. An eyewitness said: 'He told her she already had enough shoes, more shoes that she could wear in a Lifetime and it was pointless buying any more. 'She started shouting at him accusing him of being a skinflint and of spoiling Christmas, it was a really heated argument.' The shouting match ended when the man chucked the bags on the floor and jumped over the balcony, smashing into Christmas decorations on his way down before hitting the floor seven stories below causing shocked shoppers to flee in panic. Emergency services arrived at the scene but Tao was killed immediately from the impact of the fall. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2013-11-28 12:25:17
A group of the largest creditors in Detroit's Chapter 9 bankruptcy case are pushing for an independent valuation of the Detroit Institute of Arts' 66,000-piece collection, according to a federal court filing on Tuesday. This is the first court filing addressing the hot-button issue of selling the DIA's artwork to repay the city's creditors. The city filed for bankruptcy on July 18. The creditors include Financial Guaranty Insurance Company, Syncora Guarantee Inc as well as the city's largest labor union, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 25, according to the filing. In a motion filed Tuesday afternoon, the creditors asked Judge Steven Rhodes to appoint a committee that will consider "a wide range of potential options to monetize the art." Earlier this year, the city of Detroit hired auction house Christie's to value the art, but creditors said in the filing that the city has not taken steps to "test the market value" of the artwork, which includes works by Vincent van Gogh, Henri Matisse and Rembrandt. Bill Nowling, a spokesman for Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2013-11-21 08:06:46
In preparing for her first film role as a petite, hard-laboring slave in "12 Years a Slave," actress Lupita Nyong'o sized herself up against 500 pounds of cotton, which her character Patsey picked every day. The pile "was taller and wider and thicker than me," says Nyong'o. "And I was presented with this woman's loftiness." Conveying that loftiness proved to be a key to Nyong'o's performance, one that has generated critical acclaim for the Hollywood newcomer and predictions she will earn a best supporting actress Oscar nomination. The film itself is considered a heavyweight Oscar contender, having won widespread praise for its brutal depiction of pre-Civil War American slavery. "12 Years a Slave" is based on the 1853 memoir of Solomon Northup, a free black man tricked and sold into slavery who cannot fathom the hell he has landed in on Louisiana plantations. He is played by British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2013-11-21 07:55:44
Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo's "Women Reaching for the Moon" fetched $1.4 million and was the top selling work in Christie's Latin American art auction in New York, where contemporary Brazilian abstract artists also made a strong showing. The Tuesday evening sale brought in $14.5 million, with 85 percent of the art works sold, and there was high demand for contemporary and modern artists, said Virgilio Garza, the head of Latin American art at Christie's. "The evening saw very competitive bidding for artists relatively new to auction," he added. Records were set for four living artists - Abraham Palatnik and Tomie Ohtake from Brazil, Mateo Manaure of Venezuela and Miguel Angel Rojas from Colombia - as well as for Mexican Rodolfo Nieto, who died in 1985. As expected, "Women Reaching for the Moon," which depicts two elongated women trying to touch the moon, was the most sought after lot. "It's a picture of hope and humanity in the period (when) most of the world was reconstructing from war," Garza said in an interview about the 1946 work by Tamayo, who died in 1991. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2013-11-20 07:51:32
A hat topped with a lobster shell and a handbag made of an armadillo went on display in London this week in an exhibition celebrating the life of late fashion eccentric Isabella Blow. A fashion director for Vogue, Tatler and The Sunday Times Style magazines, Blow discovered and nurtured young talent such as fashion designers Alexander McQueen and Hussein Chalayan and milliner Philip Treacy. More than 100 pieces from Blow's personal collection feature in the exhibition, including clothing by the late McQueen, whose first designs she bought for 5,000 pounds ($8,000) and paid off in 100 pound ($160) instalments each week. Blow committed suicide in 2007 at the age of 48. When her wardrobe went up for sale two years ago, her close friend Daphne Guinness bought the entire collection to preserve it as an inspiration to fashion students. More»