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Banksy’s famous stencil graffiti pieces can be found throughout London, Brighton, LA, NY, Jerusalem, and lots of other places in the world. His kissing cops and the British queen displayed as a lesbian are known even to those who don’t care for any sort of art. He produced “Exit Through the Gift Shop” a movie telling a story of street art and the rise of an artist Mr. Brainwash. He has never been caught on camera and he is still a mystery. Now when his movie is nominated for Oscar, he is welcomed by the academy to visit the official ceremony. The academy administration says the bad-boy British street artist is more than welcome to attend.Banksy Banksy Does Oscar?

A billboard for the Las Vegas nightclub.

Being one of the nominees for best documentary feature for his directing debut, “Exit Through the Gift Shop” Banksy has already produced lots of speculations on his probable visiting the Oscar ceremony. Since he prefers to hide his face, it seemed more than unlikely he is going to reveal himself before half a billion viewers worldwide on Hollywood’s biggest night. Even in his own film, he appears in shadows, wearing a hoodie and with his voice altered to make it unrecognizable.Banksy1 Banksy Does Oscar?

Banksy is gossiped to be in L.A. this past week. As evidence, he left a few new pieces of his work around town and other places in the US. One of them, a billboard for the Las Vegas nightclub Light, was tagged with graffiti images of Mickey and Minnie Mouse drinking and smoking next to a sexy-clad dancer. The billboard was rapidly removed though. So as he is known for his unpredictability we can only look forward to the ceremony and see what comes out.Banksy2 Banksy Does Oscar?

Banksy is called the “most pursued person in the world of art”. His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine irreverent dark humor with graffiti done in a distinctive stenciling technique. Such artistic works of political and social commentary have been featured on streets, walls, and bridges of cities throughout the world. He managed to leave some of his works in the galleries of Tate Modern, New York Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum, British Museum, and American Museum of Natural History.

 

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15 Beers You Should Try

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15 Beers You Should Try

Beers are proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

Said once, Benjamin Franklin.

Beer-lovers and connoisseurs will enjoy this list for sure! What type of beer do you usually drink while chillin’ with friends or at home watching a football game? You probably got used to drinking HeinekenCarlsberg, or Czech’s best Kozel, but if you are craving some new tastes then go ahead to the nearest store and try some new beer tastes right now! While exploring the beer industry we made a list of the top 15 beers you definitely should try.15 Beers You Should Try

1. Russian River Valley Brewing Co. Beatification – It is a super-intense beer that you will either hate or become addicted to.
2. Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout – Not too sweet, not too bitter, but chocolaty enough to make it special.
3. Picobrouwerij Alvinne Melchior – Strong, sweet and malty. It is so crazy, it has to work.
4. Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout – Tastes more like the foam of a cappuccino.
5. Schneider Aventinus – The most recognized beer in the world with flavors of bread, caramel, and fruit, and a slightly bitter finish.
6. Samuel Adams Utopias – It’s hard to call this a beer because it has the consistency of brandy, is best sipped from a nosing glass, and costs $150 for a 24-oz. bottle. But it’s absolutely worth a taste!15 Beers You Should Try
7. Russian River Pliny the Elder – This is definitely going to be a hop-heads dream. It will blow you away.
8. Allagash White – The wheat-heavy Belgian beer. Light and bubbly with a beguiling spice mix no one has been able to guess.
9. Hitachino Lacto Stout – Made with milk sugar for extra creaminess and a slightly sour.
10. Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier – The perfect wheat beer with spicy taste, crisp, and tart.
11. Yuengling – It really tastes good and doesn’t cost a lot of money. Just try it!
12. Anchor Christmas Ale – rich and fruity with subtle spice. Last year’s Anchor had notes of vanilla and cinnamon.
13. Harviestoun Old Engine Oil – Of course, this beer doesn’t taste like engine oil at all, but its color is actually just like engine oil because of the roasted coffee and chocolate flavor. Quite drinkable for a heavy beer.
14. Lion Stout – Creamy with notes of fruit. It comes in cans, so it is perfect for spicing up your next barbecue as well.
15. Founders KBS – This beer is made with coffee and chocolate with fruity flavors, it is perfect for intense warming.

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Art toys: a new for of art

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Is it a plaything? Is it some kind of artwork? To be more accurate, none of the two options. In this third and last instalment of our three-part series on Art Toys, we will delve further into the fascinating world of valuable miniature figures known as Art Toys. This first section will serve as an introduction to the “toy freakism,” which will be shown to you in its most unadulterated form. From its roots and origins in Hong Kong, through the wide range of styles it encompasses, and the most influential artists it has produced. Just a word of caution: it may hook you, so watch out.

The collection of art toys, often known as designer toys, emerged as a brand-new and game-changing subfield on the art market some twenty or so years ago. A mode of creative expression that is typically practised by designers and artists that hail from the fields of street art, animation, graphic design, and either anime or manga. This world is a cosmos filled with endless options for artists to express their creativity thanks to its explosion of colour and shape in a wide range of dimensions and materials.

This new version has very little to do with the hobby of collecting memorabilia, but they do have one thing in common: their audience. The so-called kidults (kid and adult) are a segment of the adult population that takes pleasure in stocking their shelves with as many of these “dolls” as physically feasible. These collectible figurines are the object of desire and attraction for the kidults. Kidults are fans of the message that these aesthetics, which inspire a return to childhood, are trying to convey. This adoration goes beyond the aesthetics. The surface of many of these paintings belies deeper meanings that include humour, irony, and messages of societal critique. However, the reason for this mania is that the prices range from only a few euros to numbers with up to three and four zeros, which opens the door to new collectors as well as seasoned collectors who have a variety of preferences and financial capabilities.

The question is, where and how did this demand for creative toys first start?

In the middle of the 1990s, Michael Lau, a person who is now regarded as the “father” of the Art Toys movement, began to make a name for himself in Hong Kong. This was the beginning of the phrase “Art Toys.” This Japanese artist started using vinyl in the production and design of limited-edition toys about the same time. In addition, this new trend was pushed forward by the establishment of Medicom Toy in Japan. Medicom Toy was the first company to specialise in the production and sale of collectible works created by artists who produced their most unique and specialised limited editions. This company was the driving force behind the new trend. What was at first an idea for a toy eventually began to find a home for itself in the realm of art.

This opened up a new space for urban artists, allowing them to communicate their artistic expression to a new audience and explore in a new media at the same time. [Citation needed] [Citation needed] Producing a commercial boom and adapting mainstream and mass culture into little works of art, we discover artists such as the American KAWS with his first “Companion” in 1998 and 1999, the Japanese Takashi Murakami with “Miss Ko2,” or the American Ron English with “MC Supersized,” amongst many others. Not only can many of these special items only be seen in art galleries or museums today, but sales on the secondary market have reached prices that are inconceivable to the average person. Works that are hardly older than 20 years are tripling in price and breaking records at auction houses.

The well-known figure created by KAWS is called “COMPANION,” and it has existed in a variety of guises, including a large 11-story inflatable and an 8-foot sculpture. KAWS is responsible for the creation of a wide variety of works, some of which include figures made of bronze, aluminium, fibreglass, rubberized synthetic materials, and wood. At auction, paintings by KAWS have brought in multiple millions of dollars, while large-scale sculptures by the artist have brought in tens of thousands. However, even the art figures he creates attract attention. The artist’s 9.5-inch plastic model known as “Accomplice – Pink” may be purchased for $15,180, and his 10.7-inch wooden figure known as “KAWS Karimoku Companion” has an estimated worth of $22,280.

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KAWS (American, b. 1974), COMPANION (PASSING THROUGH), executed in 2011. Painted bronze. 120 x 79.5 x 71 cm (47¼ x 31¼ x 28 in). Sold for CNY 2,640,000 on 24 September 2017 at Christie’s in The Peninsula Hotel Shanghai. Artwork: © KAWS

We are in the midst of a genuine artistic revolution in which art has entered the world of commerce and business. As a result of this, many artists have been able to establish a brand that is instantly recognisable thanks to Art Toys, which has allowed them to expand their customer base into industries other than the traditional art market, such as the retail, music, and even food industries.

This craze, which in the past few decades has already reached a global status, has captivated personalities such as the singer Pharrel Williams, an avid collector of these toys. He curated “This Is Not A Toy,” one of the first exhibitions on Art Toys, where he showed a large part of his collection in Toronto. This mania has already reached a global status in the past few decades.

It is undeniably astonishing to observe the scale that this movement has gained in a little under two decades; but, it opens up a number of cans that call into question the position of Art Toy itself within the art market. Is the recent surge in popularity of art toys just a fleeting fad, or has it arrived in the world of art with the intention of staying there? Time will tell, but in the meanwhile, we can’t help but join its universe to find out about all kinds of desires.

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What You Didn’t Know About “Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows”

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A week ago the premiere of the final episode of the Harry Potter franchise was held in Trafalgar Square in London. Some movie reviewers noted that in a definite sense the last part of Harry Potter And The Deathly2 What You Didn’t Know About “Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows” Hallows” film was even better than the book.

Perhaps the greatest triumph of this final film is its ability to overcome the deficiencies of J K Rowling’s writing

What made the last film about Harry Potter so special? Here are some interesting facts:

1) The final episode of the movie was subjected to retake as technical problems emerged during the montage. However at this time, the King’s Cross station wasn’t rented, so, the actors had to play in the pavilion.

2) The last episode of the movie contained the scenes of adult heroes (19 years after). The characters already had wives/husbands and children; so, Draco Malfoy’s wife was played by Tom Felton’s (Draco Malfoy) girlfriend Jade Olivia who is a stunt assistant. Tom Felton:Harry Potter And The Deathly What You Didn’t Know About “Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows”

The producers actually came to me about six months ago and asked me, and I was like, OK, I’ll ask her. She was slightly reluctant but I pulled her arm and twisted it and then she was filming with me for three days at King’s Cross.

3) If Who didn’t read the book or watched the last movie, it’s not recommended to read this paragraph. Alan Rickman (Severus Snape) was the only person who knew one plot detail ten years ago. As it was revealed in “Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows” Part 2, Severus Snape was in love with Harry‘s mother. J.K. Rowling believed that this awareness will help the actor to create his character.

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4) The scene of Ron and Hermione kissing was being retaken 10 times (compare: Ron and Lavanda Brown – 15 times, Harry and Cho Chang – 30 times).

5) Rupert Grint exulted when he learned his character was not supposed to die. If you remember there was an intrigue created by J.K. Rowling. The writer told that some of the major heroes would die. Rupert thought that Harry wouldn’t die as he was the main person and Hermione was just a girl. So, Ron probably could be J.K. Rowling’s “victim”… Fortunately, he was wrong.

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