Tom Wesselmann (February 23, 1931- Dec 17, 2004) is considered by art historians to be one of the five most important pop artists, alongside Warhol, Lichtenstein, Rosenquist and Oldenburg. Most famous for his 100-piece Great American Nude series of the 1960’s, Wesselmann is celebrated for his pop interpretations of female nudes. Having declared that he had picked up where Matisse left off, Wesselmann created collage-like paintings of nudes in interior spaces, often incorporating textile patterns and everyday objects into the composition. His paintings fetch millions at auction and are featured at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and in major museum collections internationally.
Coldplay’s Chris Martin performed a stripped back performance of Michael’s ‘A Different Corner’, accompanied by a string orchestra at the ceremony in honour of the late singer who died on Christmas Day 2016. He died of heart failure.
Ahead of the performance Ridgeley said: “George’s contribution to the great archive of contemporary music rests alongside the immortals. His is a legacy of unquestionable brilliance and one which will continue to shine and resonate for generations to come.
A highly anticipated collaboration between London’s esteemed Walton Fine Arts Gallery and Dubai’s Cities Design, Art & Lifestyle Store has given way to Contemporary Pop Art from Cities, a unique exhibition featuring carefully curated mixed-medium Pop Art pieces by artists E$COBAR & Van Donna. Street style, graffiti and contemporary pop culture come together during Art Week 2017 to bring internationally acclaimed pieces to Dubai.
The last two living members of The Beatles have come together for the first time in seven years to record a new studio album.
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr shared a photo together over the weekend, reportedly working on Starr’s latest album – a follow-up to his 2015 Postcard From Paradise.
“Thanks for coming over man and playing,” Starr wrote on Twitter.
“Start spreading the news, I’m leaving today
I want to be a part of it, New York, New York
These vagabond shoes, are longing to stray
Right through the very heart of it, New York, New York”
Frank Sinatra ‘New York, New York’
Her father, in fact, was never meant to become king.