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An oil painting that was altered by British artist Banksy then donated to a New York charity shop looks set to raise thousands of dollars for HIV patients and the homeless. Banksy bought the painting and gave it back to the same shop, run by Housing Works in Gramercy Park, after adding a Nazi soldier to the landscape.
An online bidding war is now underway for the painting which some say could fetch close to $1 million.
Housing Works, which provides services to the homeless and people with HIV and AIDS, said all money raised will go to its charity programs. It is the latest stunt in the famously anonymous artist’s month-long pop-up exhibition on the streets of the US city which has attracted both praise and criticism.
Banksy renamed the picture, The banality of the Banality of Evil, and under the signature of the original artist, K. Sager, he added his own Banksy-style flourish :: Read the full article »»»»
The film – backed by Universal Studios – is based on Laura Hillenvrand’s best-selling book and is the story of Olympian Louis Zamperini, who survived 47 days in a life raft after a plane crash in World War II only to be imprisoned in a Japanese prisoner of war camp. No pressure, the book has sat in the New York Times Best Seller List for 147 weeks :
It is Ms Jolie’s second foray into directing, after her 2011 film In the Land of Blood and Honey.
Unbroken will be shot in regional NSW, Fox Studios in Sydney and Village Roadshow Studios on Queensland’s Gold Coast. The film is expected to create more than 300 jobs.
It stars Jack O’Connell as Louis Zamperini, emerging stars Garrett Hedlund, Domhnall Gleeson and Finn Wittrock.
Ms Jolie took several of her children scouting for locations around Tamworth earlier this year, visiting the Tamworth region, travelling to Werris Creek to look at a number of possible locations to be used in the film.
Ms Jolie’s partner, fellow actor Brad Pitt is expected to visit his family when he finishes filming a new movie, Fury, in the UK. Jolie is setting up camp in the exclusive Sydney suburb of Vaucluse for the 4 month shoot.
Reclusive British artist Banksy is loose on the streets of New York, hosting a unique show that has whipped up excitement in the bustling US city. The UK-based graffiti maestro, who has never been formally identified, has promised to unveil a new piece of art on each day of the month somewhere in the city.
His stencilled designs, known for their irreverent humour and political activism, have propelled him from a graffiti rebel to reluctant star whose work sells for hundreds of thousands of dollars.
But the New York show is free, public and accessible to all. Painted in secret and announced online, fans rush to track down the elusive piece before they are painted over or “tagged” by rival graffiti artists, often within hours of going viral :: Read the full article »»»»
Loui Jover is an Australian based artist with a unique style of art. He basically uses ink on pages from vintage books to create eye-catching and emotionally charged images of women’s faces. His images also incorporate couples in intensely emotional states. His works have been hailed as truly creative and emotional. Sir Hon. Ronald Arcilli OBE once called him a truly wonderful artist. Art enthusiasts who would like to acquire his work can get paintings for sale at www.saatchionline.com. As an avid artist who draws every single day creating books of cartoons, and drawings, Loui has travelled extensively all over Europe and Asia :: Read the full article »»»»