Category: Culture


Coral Rekindling Venus  is major work for fulldome digital planetariums by acclaimed artist Lynette Wallworth.

It is an extraordinary journey into a mysterious realm of fluorescent coral reefs, bioluminescent sea creatures and rare marine life, revealing a complex community living in the oceans most threatened by climate change.

Lynette Wallworth is an Australian artist whose practice spans video installation, photography and film. Often working in series or meditations on one theme, her measured pace gently insists that patient observation might lead to layers of understanding between ourselves, others and the natural environment.

Her work has been presented at the Auckland Triennial, Melbourne International Arts Festival and the Sydney festival as well as being exhibited internationally from Arnolfini, The Young Vic and Festival d’Aix en Provence in Europe to New York’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in the United States.

If you’re eager to see more about the project pop over to the website.

The Sex Pistols’ Johnny Rotten, David Bowie and The Smiths’ Frontman Morrissey

Since it was founded in 1952, the New Musical Express has played a central part in the British love affair with pop music. Snotty, confrontational, enthusiastic, sarcastic: the NME landing on the doormat every Wednesday was the high point of any music fan’s week, whether they were listening to The Beatles, Bowie or Blur.

The Sex Pistols sang about it, Nick Hornby claims he regrets not working for it and a whole host of household names – Tony Parsons and Julie Burchill, Nick Kent and Mick Farren, Steve Lamacq and Stuart Maconie – started their career writing for it.

This book is the authoritative history, written by former assistant editor, Pat Long, is an insider’s account of the high times and low lives of the world’s most famous, and most influential, music magazine. The fights, the bands, the brawls, the haircuts, the egos and much more.

This is the definitive – and first – book about the infamous NME.

Have a look inside:

The Reaction Upon Hearing Sotheby’s Commission Rates

Some people and their money!! As much as I love this painting and I really do, I don’t know if I could:

A: Drop $119.9m or equivalent currency on a painting

B:Sleep soundly knowing I’d dropped $119.9m or equivalent currency while there are 3 other versions of The Scream painted by the artist, hanging in museums in Norway

C:Pay Sotheby’s the commission rate of 25 percent of the first $50,000; 20 percent of the next $50,000 to $1 million and 12 percent of the rest

Then again if I have $119.9m to spend on a painting I’m not sure if A,B and C would be applicable to me.

After all the fuss of the auction, it took a mere 12 minutes for the Edvard Munch’s iconic pastel to sell and in the process becoming the world’s most expensive piece of art to sell at auction.

The previous record was made two years ago at Christie’s in New York when Picasso’s “Nude, Green Leaves and Bust” sold for $106.5 million.

The beneficiary of the sale was none other than Petter Olsen, a Norwegian businessman and shipping heir whose father was a friend, neighbor and patron of the artist.

It’s always an heir that grabs the $$$.

 

It’s being keeping you up all week-long I know, wondering how you make crystal clear ice cubes.

Well, fear not, as the great mystery of the non-cloudy cube is offered up here in a short how-to video.

You can now be the talk of the house party scene in no time, with the clearest most transparent cubes there is to offer.

$50m Manhattan Apartment For Sale.Click The Pic To View The Article.

 

We know there’s a global recession going on but not everybody is affected by it, as documented by the owner of this apartment.

The 3,900-square-foot apartment on the 75th floor of the Time Warner Center is now on the market for $50 million.

If you can’t afford to buy it outright never fear because $60,000 per month should cover the rent.

Does it cost much to maintain I hear you ask? If you have to ask that you can’t afford it.

Sgt Pepper 2012 Cover. Click The Pic To View The Article

To mark the 80th birthday of Sir Peter Blake, the iconic cover of Sgt Pepper has been given the once over and updated to reflect the times we live in.

The crux of the The Guardian’s piece centres around the lack of black faces in the updated version. I’m not sure I fully grasp the meaning of this.

South Park were smart enough to create Token Black, the brilliant named schoolmate of Cartman and the gang. While it’s funny, it’s pretty much on the money.

We shouldn’t have to include black faces for the sake of it. That same logic applies to the inclusion of white faces.

The fact this issue is being raised either highlights that Sir Peter Blake is a certified racist(which I doubt) or the journo types are highlighting their own lack of cultural progression and understanding.

Either way, I prefer the original cover.