Andrew Ridgeley and Sir Elton John have led tributes to pop superstar George Michael, who has died at his home in Oxfordshire aged 53.
Michael’s former Wham! bandmate wrote on Twitter that he was “heartbroken by the loss of my friend” who would be “4ever loved”. John, another friend and collaborator, wrote on Instagram of his “deep shock” at the loss of “the kindest, most generous soul and a brilliant artist”.
Artist E$COBAR‘s tribute to George Michael “Faith” is available now! Limited edition print. Only 25 made. Signed & Numbered.
Michael “passed away peacefully” at home, according to his publicist. His manager, Michael Lippman, said the singer had died from heart failure in bed.
3rd November 2016 saw the much waited USA launch of ‘By Royal Appointment’ show, which went down with a huge bang!
Hosted & sponsored by two of New York’s Elite art collectors & backed by The New York’s leading foundation The Thanc Foundation. The event which was in a prominent venue on the Upper East Side of Manhattan’s New York City, saw record crows in excess of 1000 people attend; which included a wave of New York’s high society, as well as collectors from Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, Florida as well as Europe such as Greece and Italy, Milan and the world over.
The show was the formal introduction of the latest in a string of hot emerging artists from the UK:
Van Donna – A female artist influenced by Van Gough’s style of pointillism, taking classic POP artworks instantly recognizable and putting her stamp on it. Van Donna started to impress all when we spotted her in 2015 and started to be love by Celebrities such as Ringo Starr, Royal Families around the world including our very own Prince Harry who has a selection as well as The Faberge Museum in St. Petersburg Russia. You can see her works here on her artist page: http://www.waltonfinearts.com/van-donna/
Escobar – An emerging artist breaking barriers in ‘new pop art’ with a mix of political and pop imagery. Works with Neon art as well as mixed media. E$COBAR is an artist taking a thought-provoking stance toward the money-oriented Western culture. Neither criticizing nor glorifying it, the artist is simply juxtaposing elements often contrasting but deeply interlaced like love, money and power. His neon-artwork ”Power” is a ironic statement on the North American “War on Drugs” against the controversial “patron” Pablo Escobar and the Columbian drug cartel. His works can be seen here: http://www.waltonfinearts.com/escobar/
One month before the elections, a London-based artist going by the name E$COBAR (a street art tag based on the controversial Narcos anti-hero Pablo Escobar’s surname but with a “$” stylized “s”) created this satirical artwork based on the GoodFellas movie by Martin Scorsese… with a twist!
The movie’s stars Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta and Joe Pesci, were replaced with no other than … Donald Trump (at the moment president elect), Russian president Vladimir Putin and the supreme leader of North Korea Kim Jong Un as the modern time good fellows.
But wait, the best part is yet to come… how about that line just below the title reading “A Real Story” instead of “A Picture by Martin Scorsese”? Pure genius.
Does E$COBAR have a crystal ball? Probably. All we know is, with this one he totally nailed it.
GoodFellas is available as a limited edition print. The regular edition of 25 in sow sold out and only a handful of Artist Proofs are still available.
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As we have seen through the last decade or so, buying art in addition to the pleasure it gives, art has shown to be one of the greatest investment tools:
Street artist, whose fans range from Robbie Williams to Rihanna, reveals importance of social issues and feminism to her work – but offers few hints as to her identity
Her work decorates the streets and underpasses of north London, as well as the homes of everyone from Kanye West and Rihanna to Robbie Williams and Adele, but – like her male counterpart Banksy – Britain’s best-known female street artist has gone to great lengths to preserve her anonymity.
The identity of Bambi has remained a mystery since her pink tag appeared in 2010, first beneath include a stencil portrait of Amy Winehouse in a Camden doorway and since then in graffiti depicting everyone from Kim Kardashian to Boris Johnson portrayed as Winston Churchill.
Who Is The Female Banksy?
Meet Bambi, The Latest Secretive Street Artist To Seduce The A-List
Street art is a commodity in 2015. Banksy is opening a huge five-week exhibition that will see half the civilised world cancel their holiday plans and head to Weston-Super-Mare. Huge brands like Sony are taking to the streets of Shoreditch to spray paint adverts on the walls. And celebrities are falling over themselves to buy work by a secretive female street artist known only as Bambi.