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Painting bought for $4.09 at thrift shop identified as David Bowie original

June 15 (UPI) -- A painting purchased for less than $5 at a Canadian thrift store is now up for auction after the artist was identified as music legend David Bowie. Auctioneer Cowley Abbott said the painting was purchased for $4.09 from a donation center for household goods in South River, Ontario, and was subsequently discovered to have been painted by Bowie in 1997.
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Art experts ‘floored’ by Hunter Biden’s paintings

Art experts say they are impressed by the work President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, has been producing. Hunter Biden, 51, has said he is pursuing a full-time career as an artist after struggling with substance abuse and creating political headaches for his father. Hunter Biden has plans underway for private showings of his artwork.Potential buyers will be able to purchase some of his creations in Log Angeles this autumn, with a following exhibition planned in New York, according to Prices for Hunter Biden’s work will range from $75,000 for works on paper to as high as half a...
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Justice League Snyder Cut: Zack Snyder Shares New Green Lantern Concept Art

We now know that at one point or another, Wayne T. Carr was supposed to play John Stewart in Zack Snyder's Justice League. Ultimately, the casting never got approved by the executives at Warner Brothers and HBO Max, so the filmmaker had to pivot. Instead of Green Lantern showing up at the end of the fabled Snyder Cut, it was Harry Lennix's Martian Manhunter.
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How our ancestors conquered the dark to produce the world's oldest art

Caves, often their deepest reaches, were humanity's first art galleries, where early artists produced star maps, hunting scenes and friezes of ice age animals. However, caves weren't great studio spaces -- there is no natural light and humans can't see in the dark. And while some art is found at cave entrances and under rock shelters, many paintings -- including those at well-known sites like Lascaux in France -- are found in narrow passages or deep inside cave systems that can only have been navigable with artificial light.
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Photographer captures abstract bird flyby in front of the magnificent solar eclipse

Photos and videos of the recent partial solar eclipse are starting to come in, leaving me incredibly inspired. Photographer Zev Hoover made a series of photos that made my jaw drop the moment I saw them. He captured a sequence of a bird flyby in front of the solar eclipse, adding a dash of abstraction to this amazing scene. I spoke with Zev a bit about how he took them, and he kindly shared some details and of course – the photos – with DIYP.

WildArt Photographer of the Year 2021 ‘Connection’ Category Winners

WildArt Photographer of the Year has announced the winners of its fourth category — with the theme “Connection” — that showcase entries from over 1,000 submissions from all around the world. WildArt has already awarded wildlife photography winners across three other categories — “Wet,” “Space,” and “Eyes” — as part...
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European Masterpieces from the Met demonstrates art's power to speak to the human condition

Review: European Masterpieces from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane. Thanks to the pandemic, exhibitions such as European Masterpieces from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, which opened at QAGOMA on the weekend, are fraught with logistical difficulties. Quarantine rules and social distancing requirements, not to mention the actual health effects of COVID, have dramatically affected the ability of gallery and museum staff to plan, oversee and shepherd high profile exhibitions into existence. The fact they are open at all stands as an extraordinary demonstration of trust between institutions and...
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‘We’re working towards Afrofuturism’: inside a radical new NFT exhibition

“The past four years felt so horrible. I think it all crashed down on me at that moment,” remembers Diana Sinclair, recalling how she cried before the media announced the results of the 2020 election. Sinclair, who describes themselves (they/she) as a 17-year-old Black queer woman, says the action was unlike them, so much so it was jarring to their parents.
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With 80 Pages of Striking Self-Portraits, Cabin Fever Is a Peek Into One Stylist’s Life in Lockdown

“In the beginning, I was really just goofing around,” stylist Katie Burnett recalls of the striking, surrealist self-portraits that she started shooting last March. In the early days of quarantine, she suddenly found herself isolated in her Brooklyn apartment, away from the sets that she’d grown accustomed to during her six-year career. Those impromptu photoshoot sessions became a creative outlet: “I realized I loved making pictures,” she says. Soon, in lieu of the Centrefold and Vogue Italia spreads that once occupied her Instagram feed, she began posting the black-and-white snaps—much to her followers’ delight. “I was shocked by the number of people who were responding and saying that they were inspired by or looked forward to my portraits, so I just kept going with it,” she says. Now, that body of work can be found beyond the screen, too, thanks to her new book, Cabin Fever.
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MacKenzie Scott Grants Go to Studio Museum in Harlem, Souls Grown Deep, and More

MacKenzie Scott, one of the richest women in the world, promised to keep giving her fortune away “until the safe is empty” following her divorce from Jeff Bezos in 2019. Over the past year, Scott has donated some $6 billion to more than 500 nonprofit organizations, and this week announced a new round of grants worth a combined $2.7 billion. The funds will be distributed to 286 higher education, social justice, and arts organizations working to support marginalized and underserved communities.
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c3 arquitectos' house in mexico emerges as a cluster of scattered masses among vegetation

Located in the indigenous community of mezcala in the state of jalisco, mexico, ‘casa galápagos’ by c3 arquitectos emerges as a cluster of scattered brick-clad masses that are integrated into the natural surroundings. overlooking towards the lake chapala, the disjointed house sough to attain absolute respect for the context without any type of intrusion while sustaining a non-urban life scheme. solely using local materials, the architects attempted to reinforce and aid the local economy.
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Behold the saucy new Big Brother and Love Island key art

Tell your brain cells to take a hike because guilty pleasure summer TV is right around the corner. How do we know? Because we have the exclusive key art for the new seasons of CBS' dynamic duo of mindless madness. That's right, Big Brother and Love Island are back on July 7. Don't believe us? Just look at the key art. The date's right on there! Besides, why would we lie to you about that? That would be a super weird thing to do. You can totally trust us. After all, it's not like we're secretly trying to backdoor you, à la Nakomis Deadmon's epic six-finger-plan. Or are we…? EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED, PEOPLE!

Why Photo Restoration is So Important

Photo restoration was never something I was interested in when I was younger. It seemed like my dad had a ton of photos of relatives I never knew or only knew when I was really young and I didn’t much care for them. But, now that I’m getting older and...
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Abramorama Buys Documentary About Battle to Build 9/11 Memorial (EXCLUSIVE)

Indie distributor Abramorama has acquired global distribution rights to “The Outsider,” a documentary that reveals the challenges to curate and construct the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum in lower Manhattan. The film’s directors Pamela Yoder and Steven Rosenbaum, the team behind “7 Days In September” and “Overcome,” have spent 20...

Blockchain As The Record Keeper For More Than Just Coins And Art

According to the Gartner Blockchain Spectrum, despite the ever-changing technology landscape, these blockchain use cases will almost certainly impact the businesses of most IT leaders over the next five years. When putting aside the blockchain hype, businesses have more of a foundation in answering whether they need a blockchain. Blockchain...

In Defense Of Bureaucracies

Peter Brodie is the Director of Organisation Design at The Orgworks. For many people, the term "bureaucracy" has unfashionable negative connotations. It can conjure up images of excessive paperwork and pointless processes. At its worst, it embodies the truly Kafkaesque qualities of being surreally illogical, a nightmarish world of nonsensical rules, enforced through blind authority. However, in the discipline of organization design, the term describes an organization that seeks to control and coordinate work through standardization. This includes the standardization of processes, quality, outputs and skills.

New to Film Photography? Here Are 3 Film Emulsions You Need to Try

Film photography never died: it only evolved into something much better. Fact: some of us have never shot film before. Others amongst us are just getting into it. In 2021, film photography co-exists with digital and is in demand by lots of clients. There are lots of the mainstays like Portra, Tri-X, and Velvia. But there are also lots of options out there that aren’t traditional. And we’ve reviewed a bunch of them. So we dove into the old Reviews Index to look at our many years of film photography coverage. Here are some of our favorite emulsions.