Category: Art Work Discussions

What?!? Angela Merkel to step down as German chancellor in 2021

Germany’s Angela Merkel has said she will step down as chancellor in 2021, following recent election setbacks.

“I will not be seeking any political post after my term ends,” she told a news conference in Berlin.
She also said she would not seek re-election as leader of the centre-right CDU party in December. She has held the post since 2000. [read full article]

Reflecting on Brexit and the current European political situation, artist E$COBAR showcases his wits and satirical flair in his sign-of-the-times artwork ‘the Great Escape’ reflecting a climate of big changes and uncertainty. 

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Royal Wedding: Congrats to princess Eugenie and Jack Brookman

Guests and fans of the royal family have arrived in Windsor for the second royal wedding in the town this year, that of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank.

The princess, an art gallery director and the younger daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, married her long-term partner, who works as a “tequila brand ambassador”, at St George’s Chapel in Windsor. The ceremony was attended by the Queen, senior royals and celebrities including Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Robbie Williams and Demi Moore.

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David Hollier – Imago Verbosa – 19 October – 2 November

David Hollier is back with his unique brand of art that he calls Imago Verbosa (latin for ‘images made
with words’). His artistic technique almost magically creates images of cultural and political icons as
composites of their famous words in the form of painted and typed text.

David is a one-of-a-kind artist: his works are truly mind-boggling as well as beautiful. Their clean-cut style
makes them ideal for decorating elegant spaces, both classic and modern. For this reason his works are
high in demand with top interior designers, exclusive hotels/establishments looking for a sophisticated
artsy look and many private collectors loving both their aesthetic and intellectual value.

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Banksy painting Girl With Red Balloon ‘self-destructs’ after £1m sale at Sotheby’s

A Banksy painting has “self-destructed” just moments after selling for more than £1m.

Girl With Red Balloon was one of the star attractions at Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Sale on Friday evening.

Depicting a girl reaching towards a bright red heart-shaped balloon, the spray paint and acrylic on canvas is one of Banksy’s best-known images.

The auction house said the painting was signed and dedicated and that the vendor had acquired it from the artist in 2006.

The winning bid of £860,000 (£1,042,000 including buyer’s premium) was given by phone at around 9pm, well over the pre-auction estimate of between £200-300,000.

But just after the hammer went down, the painting was shredded, thought to be by a remotely activated mechanism within the frame.

The prized work then came out the bottom in strips.


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Meghan Markle Shares Secret To Buying Presents Following Prince Harry’s 34th Birthday

On Saturday, Prince Harry celebrated his 34th birthday – his first birthday married to Meghan Markle and as the Duke of Sussex.

And while the couple no doubt partied in private with friends and family, we’re sure the Duchess of Sussex made an extra special effort when it came to choosing Harry’s birthday present.

According to her now defunct blog, The Tig, the former Suits star wrote about how she finds the perfect gift for a loved one.

‘It’s easy to grab another T-shirt for your man — but you’ll likely steal it for PJs anyway,’ she wrote in a post.


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Prince Harry Bought Meghan Markle a Romantic Secret Gift Before Their Relationship Went Public

Surprise, surprise … before Prince Harry was the perfect husband, he was the perfect boyfriend.

The royal was spoiling Meghan Markle long before he put (a gorgeous and ethically sourced diamond) ring on it. In the days before he and the future Duchess of Sussex’s relationship went public in October 2016, Harry, an important person, made a lofty purchase “for an important person,” in the Very Important Person section of Walton Fine Arts gallery in Kensington, London.

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Wear Your Heart on Your Sleeve Like Prince Harry! Art Gifted to Meghan Now Available as a T-Shirt

Ever wanted to see the royal art collection? Well, now you can go one better and wear part of it. A limited edition t-shirt bearing the artwork Everybody Needs Somebody To Love — which Prince Harry brought “for a special person” in October 2016, just weeks before he made his relationship with Meghan Markle public — is now available to buy for between $40 and $50. Read More

Prince Harry Gave Meghan Markle the Most Romantic Secret Gift Before Their Relationship Went Public

UGH, so bad news: Prince Harry is even more perfect than we thought. In a mission to put his arch nemesis Prince Charming to shame, it turns out Harry bought Meghan a secret and highly romantic gift just days before their relationship went public.

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