Category: Art Work Discussions

Inside Robbie Williams and Ayda Field’s THREE amazing homes in London, LA and Malibu

Loose Women‘s Ayda Field and her husband Robbie Williams often keep fans updated on their enviable lifestyle on Instagram, dividing their time between London and Los Angeles with their three children – Teddy, Charlie and Coco. The couple have three incredible homes to choose from, including a £17.5million west London mansion, a property in Los Angeles, and a third £15.9million mansion in Malibu that once belonged to Janet Jackson. Until recently, they had also been renting another property in London as they underwent a planning battle with their neighbour Jimmy Page.

Above the fireplace you can see street artist Bambi’s striking painting “Baby Love”

Robbie and Ayda pulled out all the stops for their son Charlie’s 5th birthday in October 2019, hosting a dragon-themed sleepover party. As the youngster opened his presents, fans got a look inside the couple’s dining room, where there is a long wooden dining table and a cosy window seat, with a striking portrait hanging on the wall (NOTE: the painting is actually street artist Bambi‘s “Baby Love”. Robbie Williams is famously an early collector of her work) above the fireplace. Take a look through the gallery to see more of their home…


INTERVIEW-It’s a man’s world, says street artist (reluctantly) dubbed female Banksy

Bambi’s ‘Weapon of Voice’ mural on Pickering Street/Essex Road, London N1

British street artist Bambi said women in the public eye were being ‘dehumanised’, be it murdered British lawmaker Jo Cox or Meghan Markle, wife of Prince Harry

By Adela Suliman

LONDON, Oct 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – She’s been called the female Banksy, but acclaimed street artist Bambi is sick of how the media portrays women, saying it builds them up only to knock them down.

“We’re in a man’s world, I feel, everything is judged against what a man would do,” said the graffiti artist, as she unveiled her newest work in London.

“Women are always on the back foot.”

Like Banksy, Bambi insists on going incognito so the focus stays on her work, though her graffiti is yet to fetch the sort of record prices notched up by her fellow artist.

His latest work, depicting primates sitting in Britain’s parliament, sold for more than $12 million this month: a record Banksy price, according to Sotheby’s auction house.

On Wednesday, Bambi sprayed a lifesize picture of a female graffiti artist on a north London wall, mocking celebrity culture’s depiction of women. As she painted, her identity was shrouded by a tent and she spoke on condition of anonymity.

The artwork showed 22 sprayed Hollywood-style stars, each emblazoned with the name of an artistic “hero” – from suffragette Emily Davison to singer Nina Simone – and all purportedly sprayed by the sassy, central figure.

The tagline read: ‘weapon of voice’.

Bambi said women in the public eye were “dehumanised” and silenced, be it British lawmaker Jo Cox, murdered a week before the 2016 Brexit referendum, or Meghan Markle, wife of Prince Harry and subject of heavy tabloid speculation.

“It’s difficult because you know we want to look at women in ‘Hello’ magazine…so they’re almost public property, but the whole paparazzi harassment is terrible,” she said in an exclusive interview staged alongside her freshly sprayed work.

‘MALE BAMBI’

Bambi, whose art is owned by reality TV star Kim Kardashian, singer Adele and actor Brad Pitt, came to fame in 2009 and says she finds comparisons with Banksy “irritating and flattering”.

“Actually, he’s the male Bambi,” she said.

The cafe wall picture is part of a new series where women will dominate, Bambi said, with the original canvas to be sold at auction to benefit the Eve Appeal charity, which supports women with gynaecological cancer.

Bambi said that art should entertain but also make a social comment, especially in the aftermath of #MeToo two years ago.

The movement erupted after multiple women accused film producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct, fuelling a rash of similar disclosures under the #MeToo hashtag.

DANGERS

Bambi risks arrest, passersby taking photographs and lorries blocking her walls to produce outdoor art but said she prefers the “democratising” nature of the street to formal galleries.

“It’s not pretentious at all, it’s accessible…it’s an equaliser.”

Her most famous piece was defaced at a nearby spot; it had shown U.S. President Donald Trump dancing with former British Prime Minister Theresa May with the tagline ‘Lie Lie Land’ in a pastiche of the blockbuster film ‘La La Land.’

“If they don’t last, they don’t last – that’s all part of it,” she said.

Her biggest hope is to make art that gives women a “home” and provokes debate about gender imbalances, she said.

“It’s a big responsibility, being an artist – a female artist,” she said.

“[But] it’s incredible.” 

(Reporting by Adela Suliman @Adela_Suliman; editing by Lyndsay Griffiths. Please credit the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters, that covers humanitarian news, climate change, women’s and LGBT+ rights, human trafficking and property rights. Visit http://news.trust.org for more stories.)


New Bambi Street Art

‘Weapon of Voice’ is Bambi’s “gift to the strong ladies of London”

An awesome new mural by the one and only Bambi, just appeared on Pickering Street in London N1!

In Bambi’s own words:

” Weapon of Voice. My gift to the strong ladies of London. Come see the work on Essex Road @ Pickering Street.

Bambi has been one of the most successful street artists from the UK in the last 10 years creating such buzz around her stunning work and elusive persona to be called ‘the female Banksy’ by the press.
With VIP collectors, huge press coverage and most of all excellent art, she is a true street art star.


HAPPY

This is a special new release by Van Donna, printed in an dedition of 25 only on a special German Etching fine art paper enhancing its colours to the maximum and cut in gorgeous deckle edge borders.

In her own words the artist has:

“been toying with bright colours a bit as of late. I have to say they make me feel really HAPPY 

😊

 colourful art can really boost your mood! ” 

We couldn’t agree more as this one is uplifting in a major way!


Venice In Oil: Banksy creates artwork for Biennale festival

The paintings appear to satirise the anchoring of large cruise liners next to Venice’s Grand Canal.

Banksy has produced an artwork for the Venice Biennale art festival.

A video shared by the street artist shows his new work Venice In Oil, which is made from nine individually framed painted sections and features a large cruise liner surrounded by famous Venetian scenery.

The video shows it being installed in St Mark’s Square.

source: https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/uk-news/2019/05/22/venice-in-oil-banksy-creates-artwork-for-biennale-festival/


Best Things to Do in London: Walton Fine Arts

What a lovely write-up from Vacation Idea.

There’s nothing quite like a piece of art to brighten one’s day and lift your spirits. Art can make us feel so many things, triggering everything from elation to introspection, and the best pieces can be seen and interpreted in many different ways, fuelling exciting debates and discussions between art lovers all over the globe.

No home can be complete without a little art on the walls; artworks can brighten and liven up any space, making a house a home and truly allowing you to express your personality in original, exciting ways. If you’re shopping for contemporary art online or in the city of London, Walton Fine Arts is the place to be.

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Crash-Proof: 3 Tips on How to Stay Ahead of the Art Market During a Recession

Don’t be afraid to sell a masterpiece, look at the middle market, and more advice for cashing in on art when the stock market is falling.

Nothing gold can stay, and every art-industry veteran understands that the good times don’t last forever.

Beneath the big-money rumblings of last November’s New York auctions—a bellwether slate of sales unfolding just a few weeks after the 10-year anniversary of the Great Recession dredged up memories of titanic losses—it wasn’t hard to hear a consistent, if sotto voce, stream of concern about a looming market downturn. The chatter only grew louder after several of the week’s marquee lots were greeted by lackluster demand or failed to find buyers entirely, dimming sentiment on the decent yet somewhat uninspiring overall results—and perhaps on the market’s prospects as a whole in 2019.

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