Category: Art Work Discussions

Takashi Murakami joins U.N.-sponsored event to school Asian children

NEW YORK – Artist Takashi Murakami joined the leaders of UNICEF, Spanish soccer club FC Barcelona and the director of the Reach Out To Asia campaign in New York on Friday to launch a joint drive to improve the lives of marginalized children in Bangladesh, Indonesia and Nepal.

The “1 in 11″ campaign involves artists and world-famous athletes, including Argentine soccer superstar Lionel Messi and American tennis pro Serena Williams, to raise global awareness of the fact that 58 million out of 650 million children of primary school age, or 1 in 11 youngsters, are not in classrooms.

“Through my participation in this campaign I have been learning a lot about the actual condition of the children around the world,” Murakami said.

“If participation in the campaign can help improve the situation even little by little, it would be wonderful,” he said.

Murakami is one of 17 artists who will donate works to a major auction at Sotheby’s in London on Feb. 12.

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Bambi Hits Shoreditch Against Ferguson Missouri Cops

Shoreditch, London, Street art, stencil, Bambi, Michael Brown, Ferguson, Missouri, “Don’t do it”, “Just Do it”, “Don’t Shoot”

London street artist Bambi has created a powerful new stencilled piece of street art on a ”virgin” (bare brick, un-painted) wall in a high profile location in Shoreditch.

The subject is Michael Brown, though the image looks more like Obama (the ears?) repeated 5 times in a manner which ironically is a bit reminiscent of Warhol’s multiple gun toting Elvis image . The wall is right opposite Cargo night club and sits facing a couple of famous Bansky images, which also reminds us that Bambi has been often acclaimed (without foundation) as the female Banksy.

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25 Women Pushing The Limits Of Street Art Around The World

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Earlier this month, The Atlantic’s Kriston Capps proposed a curious question: What if Banksy is a woman? In his following analysis, Capps went as far to claim that the cheeky British street artist is “probably” a she, chastising the public for assuming that such a dominant pop cultural force is a man. Read More


Director Chris Moukarbel talks to Co.Create about sourcing user-generated footage to make the film and shares Banksy’s reaction to it.

Director Chris Moukarbel wasn’t in New York City when Bansky embarked on his month-long residency in October 2013, unveiling a new piece of street art each and every day in one of the five boroughs. Still, Moukarbel was able to make a film about Banksy’s wild art spree by piecing together user-generated footage he found on the Internet. “HBO actually approached me about making the movie almost a month after he’d left town. So right from the beginning it was this archival project,” Moukarbel tells Co.Create. “It really was about uncovering a story that already taken place.”

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Robert Hilmersson – Thirst For Hirst – Print Launch!

This is a truly  special print release to celebrate Robert Hilmersson’s solo show at Walton Fine Arts from the 13th to 29th of November. Produced from one of his best artworks, the printed edition of  Thirst For Hirst  is as playful and colourful as the original painting. Ideal for a wonderful gift! 

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13-29 NOV Robert Hilmersson Solo Show


13-­29 NOVEMBER 2014

If you walked down Walton Street recently, you may have noticed two gorgeous murals “Mickey Mouse” and “Nightrider” outside our gallery, which were made by Robert Hilmersson.

We are now pleased to announce that his solo show which will take place at  Walton Fine Arts from the 13th to the 29th of November.

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Is Bambi the female Banksy?

By James Frater, CNN
September 29, 2014 — Updated 1212 GMT (2012 HKT)
  • Bambi is a London-based, anonymous street artist regarded as the “female Banksy”
  • Her fans include celebrities such as Kanye West, and her work sells for tens of thousands of dollars
  • Some of her artworks are protected while others have been defaced with graffiti
  • Her broker says Bambi is a Central St. Martins graduate in her mid 30s, but won’t reveal any more details

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10 Things You Need to Know About Investing in Art

This is an interesting article by 

Berlin played host to the third edition of ArtFi, the Fine Art and Finance Conference, on Wednesday, welcoming influential panelists and art world insiders to the Tagespiegel newspaper headquarters for a day of high-tempo exchange on the latest trends and developments in the art market.

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