Shirt painting – T Shirt Beageek Sat, 18 Jun 2022 04:18:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Shirt painting – T Shirt Beageek 32 32 The Longest Day: Group paints Greenwich purple to honor those with Alzheimer’s disease | Local Fri, 17 Jun 2022 23:22:00 +0000

GREENWICH — For the caregiver of someone with Alzheimer’s disease, every day is the longest day.

“Every day. There is no respite,” said Mary Madison, a retired nurse who watched her mother and several other family members die from the disease that destroys memory and other functions. mental.

Madison, along with other members of the Greenwich community, are painting the town purple June 17-21 to celebrate the longest day in Greenwich.

The Longest Day is an event held annually on the brightest day, the summer solstice. On this day and before it, communities around the world come together to oppose the darkness of Alzheimer’s disease and honor the more than 6 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, including 410,000 in New York State, and their caregivers.

“I watched my mom, who was this vibrant, kind, sweet woman, my best friend, spiral down,” Madison said. “I cared for her at home for as long as I could, which didn’t take long, really. I had no option. There weren’t the services then that there are now. The Alzheimer’s Association offers so many services.

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The longest day in Greenwich began five years ago with Breanna and Reid Lundy, an Argyle couple whose grandparents had Alzheimer’s disease. The Lundys mobilize the community of Greenwich to “Paint the Town Purple”, the official color of the cause.

And that’s exactly what the Greenwich business community does.

June is Alzheimer’s Disease and Brain Awareness Month.

The first year, the Greenwich group raised about $1,000. The group has doubled its goal every year.

Event organizers hope to raise $24,000 to be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association, which provides respite, wandering sitters, support groups and many other services to families struggling with an Alzheimer’s diagnosis.

Half of the donations come from businesses donating a portion of their weekend sales. The other half comes from individual online donations at

There is also a “The Longest Day in Greenwich” page on Facebook.

“Our reach has expanded,” said Lundy, a financial planner at Greenwich. “At first we were just focused on Greenwich, but now that we have this hybrid model where we have an online link, we all share it, and we have friends from all over the country who now donate to our little event here in Greenwich. .”

This year, the Lundys created a “Paint the Town Purple” committee made up of local business owners, a graphic designer, a staff member from the local Alzheimer’s Association and Madison, who leads the local caregiver support group.

The Lundys created the “Lundy Legacy Foundation” in 2019 to give back to causes close to their hearts. So far, their foundation has given over $40,000 to the community, including the local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Activities kicked off Friday with a 5:45 a.m. workout class at Anytime Fitness, which painted purple flowers in its windows. They will set up a table at the Whipple City Festival on Saturday selling t-shirts and offering face painting. Activities will conclude with a sip and paint class at Wicked Wicks Creations and More at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Lundy said she was trying to pay up after the Alzheimer’s Association helped her through her grandmother’s diagnosis. She suffered from Alzheimer’s disease for just over a decade.

But the diagnosis has brought her family closer, and she is grateful for the support they have received from the Alzheimer’s Association.

“Although it’s tough and tough,” Lundy said, “I’m grateful for the experience I’ve had because I know it can tear families apart.”

Gretta Hochsprung writes features and news from her hometown. She can be reached at 518-742-3206 or

Francis Bacon’s painting of Lucian Freud is set to go under the hammer with a £35million price tag Wed, 15 Jun 2022 18:02:59 +0000

Francis Bacon’s painting of Lucian Freud is set to go under the hammer with a guide price of £35m after six decades in a private collection

  • Francis Bacon painted friend Lucien Freud obsessively throughout the 1960s
  • The play was private for 40 years and not seen in public for nearly six decades
  • Sotheby’s said: “In this single portrait we bear witness to a masterpiece”

A painting by Francis Bacon is set to go up for auction later this month,

The Lucian Freud portrait is set to fetch over £35million on June 29 at a live auction.

The painting titled Study for Portrait of Lucian Freud has been held in a European private collection for 40 years and has not been seen in public since 1965.

Francis Bacon’s three-panel painting Three Studies Of Lucian Freud became the most expensive work of art ever sold at auction when Roman Abramovich paid £43million for Bacon’s triptych, from 1976 to 2008 .

Study for Portrait of Lucian Freud by Francis Bacon originally published as a triptych

The black-and-white photographs of mutual friend John Deakin became Bacon's main source for his frequent paintings of Freud throughout their 40-year friendship.

The black-and-white photographs of mutual friend John Deakin became Bacon’s main source for his frequent paintings of Freud throughout their 40-year friendship.

It was painted by Francis Bacon in 1964 from a photograph taken by John Deakin of Lucien Freud.


Bacon (1909-1992) was born in Dublin to English parents and moved to London in 1926.

Although he had no formal training as an artist, he began exhibiting his work in the 1930s and a decade later his anguished paintings of twisted and mutating forms became a sensation in the art community.

He died of a heart attack in Madrid in 1992.

Today his work is among the most popular 20th century art at auction.

Of the friendship, Sothebys said, “It is hard to think of two greater artists whose lives and works are so intertwined in the fabric of our consciousness than Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud.”

Sotheby’s British Art: Jubilee Auction is selling the piece that is the central panel of a large-scale triptych.

The piece was last shown in a traveling exhibition in Hamburg, Stockholm and Dublin six decades ago.

Prior to the completion of the study for the portrait of Lucian Freud, the couple had a strong 20-year friendship which ended in the mid-1980s.

During their 40-year friendship, the two artists painted each other several times.

Freud liked to paint from real life and Bacon preferred to work from photographs.

Portrait of Francis Bacon was fiery from the National Gallery in Berlin 30 years ago Photo: Francis Bacon and Lucien Freud

Portrait of Francis Bacon was fiery from the National Gallery in Berlin 30 years ago Photo: Francis Bacon and Lucien Freud

For Study for Portrait of Lucian Freud, Bacon worked from a photo of Freud sitting on a bed, his fists clenched, the sleeves of his white shirt rolled up above his elbows.

John Deakin’s black and white photographs became Bacon’s primary source when he frequently painted Freud throughout the 1960s.

Sotheby’s said Francis Bacon kept the photographs with him for the rest of his life, but they were found torn, crumpled and spattered with paint after his death in 1992.

Expensive: Francis Bacon's three-panel painting Three Studies Of Lucian Freud, pictured, became the most expensive work of art ever sold at auction when it sold for $142.4 million at Christie's

Expensive: Francis Bacon’s three-panel painting Three Studies Of Lucian Freud, pictured, became the most expensive work of art ever sold at auction when it sold for $142.4 million at Christie’s

The easel does: Triptych 1976, by Francis Bacon (1909-1992), purchased by Roman Abramovich in 2008

The easel does: Triptych 1976, by Francis Bacon (1909-1992), purchased by Roman Abramovich in 2008

Senior Director of Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s, Tom Eddison, said: “In this single portrait, we bear witness to a masterpiece, illuminating the deep and complex relationship between two titans of the 20th century.

“At once muses and critics for each other, it was their friendship, respect, rivalry and deep infatuation with each other that ultimately fueled their unequivocal artistic talents.

“Executed with painterly bravery at the height of Bacon’s acclaim, here we see a portrait that vibrates with an intensity, a tension that reflects the emotions that have bonded these two sparring partners for more than four decades.

“Now, having remained completely invisible to the public for 57 years, this remarkable portrait will return to London as the highlight of the summer auction season.”

How the theft of a Francis Bacon portrait is linked to the Krays

In the 1960s, Bacon fraternized with gangsters, including Ronnie Kray.

The Portrait of Francis Bacon disappeared from the National Gallery in Berlin 30 years ago.

The Mail on Sunday revealed Bacon received a ransom demand in 1989 and was close to getting the job back – only to have the operation destroyed by police error.

Barry Joule, Bacon’s neighbor in South Kensington, said the entertainer got a call from a “tough guy from the East End, probably an associate of the Krays”.

Joule recalls: ‘[The gangster] told him: ‘If you want your face shot back, put together £100,000 and wait on the phone for a call at noon exactly.’ ‘

‘Sweaty and nervous’ Bacon stuffed £140,000 into a satchel.

He was “completely opposed” to contacting the police, so he told the Tate Gallery, which bought the piece in 1952 and loaned it to the German museum in 1988 where it was stolen.

They waited for the noon roll call, but it never came.

Later, the pair spotted “three plainclothes policemen” with their “heads buried in newspapers.”

Bacon angrily shouted at the officers, convinced the mobsters had seen them.

Afterwards, Bacon “remained paranoid that the Krays and their associates would be ‘ready to take me to the police,'”

Joule said, “If it hadn’t been for the police sitting in their car right outside the building, Francis might have recovered the stolen painting.”

Bacon talked about “how much the police have dropped in my estimate”.

He then showered Berlin with ‘Wanted’ posters of the stolen image, offering a £100,000 reward for its recovery.

Three things with Tony Armstrong: ‘I really paint myself as a slob here’ | life and style Tue, 14 Jun 2022 18:00:00 +0000

FFirst, Tony Armstrong was a soccer player. In his early 20s he played in the AFL for Adelaide Crows, Sydney Swans and then Collingwood, before hanging up his boots at 25. A few years later, Armstrong was recruited to work as a radio commentator, before eventually settling on a career as an on-screen sportscaster. Now 32, he’s the sports anchor for ABC News Breakfast, a gig he loves. (“I’m definitely better at talking about football than playing it,” Armstrong once told Guardian Australia.)

In another dream role, Armstrong also recently helmed the ABC special A Dog’s World, a three-part series about humanity’s relationship with our four-legged companions. And starting at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30, he will co-host ABC 90 Celebrate, a two-hour live event marking his employer’s 90th birthday. But for all his media success, being on TV was never part of Armstrong’s life plan.

“It’s so weird because I never imagined it,” he says. “When you’re 15 and you’re like, oh, I’ll be an astronaut, or I’ll be a neurophysicist or whatever. It wasn’t on my bingo card.

Prior to the AFL and the TV gigs, Armstrong actually wanted to be a session musician. Here, the TV host tells us about a missing memory from that time, as well as the story of two other significant personal effects – one utterly unique, the other deeply relatable.

What I would save from my house in a fire

Someone very dear to me is an artist – his name is Harry Thring and he now lives in Hamburg. About eight or nine years ago, he made me a light installation. It is my pride and my joy.

It’s maybe 1.5 meters by 1.5 meters and it’s in my living room on my wall. To do this, Harry pricked a piece of fabric several times and placed a lightbox behind it. When I turn it on, with the light coming through, it almost looks like a film negative. It is irreplaceable. Even if he tried to do it again, it would be different just because there are 10,000 pinpricks in the thing.

It’s really sentimental to me because it was the first piece of art I ever bought and it was made by one of my best friends. I could get burned from the time it would take me to put it out in a fire, but that’s a risk I’m willing to take.

My most useful item

It must be my couch. It’s so comfortable and I love it so much. I use it to sit, I use it to sleep, I sometimes eat on the couch. I really paint myself as a slob here – I promise I get up sometimes. But that’s when I’m the most relaxed and probably the calmest, when I’m reading or watching TV or something like that.

The object I most regret having lost

I played drums for 10 or 11 years when I was younger and wanted to be a session drummer when I grew up. These are the people that, say, Justin Bieber would call when he was in town and want to compose a song with drums. I wouldn’t have been good enough for the job, but that’s what I wanted to do.

The first band I fell in love with was the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Their drummer, Chad Smith, is a gift in the drumming world. One day I went to see a drum clinic he ran. There were about 200 people in the auditorium and Chad just played, talked about the tunes and told stories while he played the drums. It was great for anyone, like me, who was a drum nerd. Then you could have an article signed. I took a drumhead and had it signed by Chad Smith, then took it later to be framed.

But one day, years later, I lost it while moving from Sydney to Melbourne. I was absolutely devastated because it was a treasured rock ‘n’ roll memory and it meant a lot to me.

Sonakshi Sinha paints the summer with multi-colored shirt dress worth Rs. 24,950 : Bollywood News Mon, 13 Jun 2022 08:47:26 +0000

Sonakshi Sinha is one of the few actresses in the industry who isn’t afraid to experiment with different looks. Sonakshi Sinha’s style is a reflection of his strong, vibrant and edgy personality. Every time she steps out, she hits the right mix of comfort and style. Sonakshi donned an ensemble as vibrant as her personality.

Sonakshi Sinha paints the summer with a multicolored shirt dress worth Rs. 24,950

She shared another breathtaking look with the world on Instagram, she played the muse of fashion designers Shivan and Narresh and wore a multicolored summer dress. Sonakshi’s long-sleeved short dress was artistically adorned with a variety of unusual colors and prints. She wore the crepe shirt dress with barely visible white shorts, and the dress was cinched at the waist with a yellow belt. Her dress is worth Rs.24,950.

Sonakshi Sinha paints the summer with a multicolored shirt dress worth Rs. 24,950

She completed her style for the day with bright orange stilettos and white hoops. Sonakshi wore her hair in soft, wavy curls with a center part, with nude eyeshadow, black eyeliner, black kohl, mascara-laden lashes, drawn-in eyebrows, contoured cheekbones, a shade of rouge à nude lips and yellow manicured nails from her Soezi nail brand.

Sonakshi Sinha paints the summer with a multicolored shirt dress worth Rs. 24,950

Sonakshi posed for the snaps as she stood between paints similar in color to her attire and a spray-painted wall, giving her photos an artistic touch. “This is a true work of art…this one,” she captioned her photo.

On the work side, Sonakshi Sinha became an entrepreneur; she launched a nail brand named ‘Soezi’ which offers a wide range of press nails. Sonakshi Sinha will next be seen in Double XL alongside Huma Qureshi and kakuda alongside Ritesh Deshmukh and Saqib Saleem.


ACTRESS : Sonakshi Sinha

OUTFIT : Shivan and Narresh

STYLIST: Mohit Rai

JEWELRY : Misho designs

HAIR : Madhuri Nakhale

NAILS: Soezi

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]]> WATCH NOW: Artspire returns with pottery, printmaking and paw painting | Local News Sat, 11 Jun 2022 18:00:00 +0000

The engraver Shoua Yang was among the Artspire artisans. Yang creates images that connect Hmong tradition and folklore with pop art.

Emilie Pyrek

The name of Shoua Yang’s engraving business translates to “preserve or treasure” in the Hmong language, and the meaning rings true to its artistic mission.

artspire chalk

Community chalk drawings were among the activities of Artspire on Saturday.

Emilie Pyrek

“It’s a way to connect Hmong folklore with young people,” Yang says. “It means a lot to tell a story about my background as a Hmong American, about the Hmong diaspora, to be able to bridge that disconnect with Hmong youth, the outside community, and anyone who wants to learn more.”

Yang, 32, brought his talents to Artspire on Saturday for the fourth year, among some 45 artisans featured at the event. Artspire kicked off the night before with music by Bill Miller and the Ho-Chunk singers and dancers, and resumed Saturday morning with the fair and sale of fine arts, interactive art projects, crafts and crafts. theater and dance performances.

Although rain pushed the festival to the parking ramp and the Pump House Regional Arts Center, activities and performances were able to continue as planned. Artspire was to end with violin music by B2wins.

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Yang’s art stands out for its black and white aesthetic, intricate detail, and compelling imagery. After studying art at UW-Stout and tutored in printmaking for four years, Yang has mastered his bold and powerful style, which invites questions about Hmong traditions, mythology and history.

Printmaking, Yang says, is a way to make his art accessible to the general public, as one carved block can be used to create an infinite number of reproductions. His work is sold on fabric, paper or t-shirts to achieve higher prices.

Artspire Dogs

A dog has its paw painted for a print at Artspire.

Emilie Pyrek

A woodcut takes between 8 and 12 hours, and Yang says he hopes to bring attention to this historic but increasingly rare art form.

“It’s a very old traditional style that’s no longer practiced, and (I’m glad to) be able to take it out of the classroom to the public, and show this whole process and get the media word out of the printmaking ,” Yang said.

After the coronavirus forced Artspire to go virtual in 2020 and reduce the 2021 schedule, Yang was excited to share what he had been working on during the pandemic and to engage with other artists and the public.

“It means a lot to be back here in person,” Yang said. “I’m happy to come back to the community and see old faces and also new faces.”

Other artists at Artspire included Ann Prey Jewelry, Leaf Street Pottery, Viewpoint Farm Fibers and Handwovens, Lustrous Beaded Creations by Lake and more, and some of the community activities at the event included chalk art, bead painting, and more. paw prints by the Coulee Region Humane Society and an interactive painting by La Crosse Polytechnic.

Entertainment programming included La Crosse Dance Centre, Cloud Cult and Enduring Families Project.

For more information on Artspire, visit

Charity auction of impressive painting by Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun to benefit residential school survivors Tue, 07 Jun 2022 20:46:38 +0000

A painting by Indigenous artist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun is being auctioned off to raise money for residential school survivors in Canada.

The large acrylic on canvas work (six feet by eight feet), titled Indian boarding school, leave the shallow graves and come homeaims to mark the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation in Canada and to raise awareness of the history and legacy of residential schools while helping survivors.

All funds raised from the auction – which has been held online since yesterday (June 6) by auction house Heffel Fine Art until June 22 – will go to two organizations dedicated to these goals, the Orange Shirt Society and the Indian Residential School Survivors Society. .

The unframed painting was completed this year by Yuxweluptun, who was born in Kamloops and raised in Richmond, British Columbia. Design. The renowned art school, now Emily Carr University of Art + Design, awarded the activist artist an honorary doctorate in 2019.

Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun

The striking artwork, commissioned by Dixon Mitchell Investment Counsel Inc., is estimated by House Heffel to ultimately sell for between $125,000 and $175,000, according to a June 6 House Heffel bulletin, which also noted that the auction house and the representative of Yuxweluptun, Macaulay & Co. Fine Art will pay its buyer’s premium and commission respectively.

For lot details and to register to bid, visit here.


]]> Magsaysay-Ho Paintings Auctions – BusinessWorld Online Tue, 07 Jun 2022 16:04:45 +0000

OVER 100 works are on offer at Salcedo Auctions’ upcoming “Finer Pursuits: Important Philippine Art & Rare Collectibles” live online auction on June 25 at 2 p.m.

Lots for sale include a large painting by Anita Magsaysay-Ho documented in Alfredo Roces’ monograph In honor of women. There is also a rare 1969 mixed media piece by National Visual Arts artist Benedicto “BenCab” Cabrera. Scavenger series from the artist’s London period; an Ang Kiukok dated 2002 from a renowned Asian collection; and a 1933 oil-on-canvas fisher family scene by National Visual Artist Fernando Amorsolo.

Anita Magsaysay-Ho’s legacy in defining and developing modern Filipino art is as indisputable as the love for the nation and celebration of femininity she manifested in her paintings. In her practice, Ms. Magsaysay-Ho illustrated women quietly carrying out domestic tasks such as winnowing, selling goods or tending livestock. With half-closed eyes and smiling lips, they embody a secret form of contentment and fulfillment.

Called on Scavenger series, Mr. Cabrera’s extremely rare works carry the archetypal qualities of his later Sabel and Larawan series: crumpled strips of fabric covering dynamic figures, and sharp divisions in the shapes and tones of the background.

Other coins and antiques in the auction include an 18e gargoyle of the century Dinemonyo altar table in Balayong wood; a vintage Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Big Red circa 1979; Cartier fine porcelain and Christofle sterling silver.

Other Philippine artworks in the auction include highly exhibited and published works by National Artist J. Elizalde Navarro The Red Kimono, Tokyo from 1965; by the glass sculptor Ramon Orlina Flight to the New Frontiers (2001); National artist Carlos “Botong” Francisco of the 1960s Untitled (Battle of Mactan) watercolour, appearing in the artist’s monograph and authenticated by his apprentice Salvador Juban; a 1967 acrylic titled Objects VII by Roberto Chabet with his original Luz Gallery label; a Malang gouache from 1982; and a rare pastoral monochromatic watercolor showing rice farmers by national artist Vicente Manansala from 1971.

The live, online auction “Finer Pursuits: Important Philippine Art & Rare Collectibles” will take place on June 25 at 2 p.m. Register to bid and browse the catalog at The auction preview begins June 9 and runs daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the NEX Tower, 6786 Ayala Ave., Makati City. For inquiries, email or contact 8823-0956, 0917-591-2191.

The Winnie the Pooh painting that outraged Cincinnati police Fri, 03 Jun 2022 02:49:27 +0000
Magnus Juliano, “Off the Pig” (2022) at the Cincinnati Art Museum (photo by and courtesy of Javarri Lewis)

A painting by artist Magnus Juliano on display at the Cincinnati Art Museum (CAM) shows a bloodied Winnie the Pooh face down in handcuffs, a piglet dressed as a cop with a gun and Tigger holding a sign that reads a sentence once chanted by the Black Panthers: “Out of the pig”. The work and the exhibition in which it is included, Black and Brown Faces: Paying Homage tohave been in place since March 25 without much ado – until late May, when the Cincinnati Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) and its supporters called for the painting to be removed.

According to Juliano, his email, social media and business page were suddenly inundated with “comments ranging from ‘This is disgusting’ to ‘I really want something to happen to him’.”

Winnie the Pooh, as well as several other Disney characters, Between the public domain on January 1. Juliano wanted to use the ubiquitous cartoon to portray the very real issues of racism and police brutality in America in a universal way.

“The idea was to shoot from an iconic figure that resonates with a lot of people from different backgrounds and backgrounds,” the artist told Hyperallergic. “[I thought], let me use something that is not personal and has no color attached… I could use it to tell a story. I thought it would be more digestible.

Visitors at the opening of Black and Brown Faces: Paying Homage to (photo courtesy of Cincinnati Museum of Art)

On May 25, Cincinnati news outlet Fox19 published a story on the board with quotes from FOP President Dan Hils, who said he felt the artwork was driving a wedge between citizens and the police and stated his intention to ask CAM to remove the artwork of art. Shortly after the article was published, Juliano received an influx of criticism. Critics, many of whom appeared to be Cincinnati residents, called the painting “divisive”, “disgusting” and “inflammatory”.

A spokesperson for the Cincinnati Art Museum told Hyperallergic that the institution has no plans to remove the artwork. In a May 25 statementthe museum said it “fundamentally opposes[s] any violence against the police or members of the community.

“We believe that free expression is fundamental to community dialogues and partnerships,” the museum added.

But Juliano is frustrated by recent coverage that mistitled the painting and half-hearted attempts by reporters to contact him. Many news reports have centered police comments without reflecting the artist’s perspective on the artwork. “That was probably one of the most upsetting things about it, other than the silence of the black voices, because I put a lot of work into it,” Juliano told Hyperallergic.

A television report by NBC affiliate WLWT declined to show Juliano’s face because the artist showed up to the Zoom interview wearing a pig costume. “Humanity is a joke right now if we’re more upset about a painting than police brutality, hurting black people,” he told the local outlet.

Hosted by the Cincinnati-based organization Paloozanoire, the exhibit at CAM pairs 15 artists of color with 15 “living laureates” from the community. Juliano was paired with Dr. Lynn Watts, a thought leader and public speaker who focuses on culture, equity, inclusion and racial healing. Although she has long been involved in community activism, it was civil unrest in 2001 that followed the murder of Timothy Thomas, an unarmed 19-year-old black man, by a Cincinnati police officer who spurred Watts into action. Despite the backlash the painting has received, Juliano says he has Watts’ full support.

“Off the Pig” (2022) is part of a larger installation called “Journey to Motherland: Black Panther Gift Shop” which tackles the themes of motherhood, adventure, activism and growing up, all tied together like an amusement park gift shop. It includes imaginative media elements such as a map of a fictional “Motherland” amusement park, screen-printed t-shirts, Black Panther ear hats, handmade plushies, a curated playlist and a video installation displayed through a window. Juliano even created a sponsorship platform for a Molotov-branded vitality drink that represents “the struggle for freedom and liberation.”

The two-by-four-foot painting, rendered in acrylic on wood, was one element of a much larger room. “It’s so upsetting that they diluted it into one thing,” Juliano said.

Black and Brown Faces: Paying Homage to at CAM (photo courtesy of the Cincinnati Art Museum)

Cincinnati is no stranger to conversations about censorship in art. In 1990, the city became the battleground of a heated national debate over perceptions of art and its funding during the infamous Robert Mapplethorpe obscenity trial. Conservative groups like the American Family Association and Citizens for Community Values ​​have rallied against the openly gay and sometimes provocative photographs included in The perfect moment, a retrospective exhibition of Mapplethorpe’s work at the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center. This event helped shape the city and the comparison is not lost on Juliano, Mapplethorpe fan and former art student in Cincinnati. “It’s Cincinnati culture,” Juliano said.

Overall, Juliano’s work aims to offer a sense of hope without detracting from the issues that American minorities face daily. This also shines through in his sculpture of cotton candy spun in gold, which recalls the ability of black Americans to spin the gold of pain. “We do it over and over again,” Juliano said. “We take what our [ancestors] left us and try to elevate it and take it to the next level.

Although he has become more vigilant for his safety, Juliano continues to work on other projects while receiving support from friends, family and members of the community. “There is a fear, but not enough to take me away from my goal,” he said.

]]> Painting the city red is Gauri Khan in a bright bodycon dress Wed, 01 Jun 2022 09:22:14 +0000

We’re sure Gauri Khan’s style is glamorous yet effortless, and she always stays on point with sleek and chic outfits. Recently, we spotted Gauri Khan in a stunning bright red midi dress for a night out on the town. The red midi dress had cap sleeve detailing, a plunging neckline and a tapered hem. Gauri wore a stunning pair of pointy heels in black with gold Louboutin studs and completed her monochromatic outfit. Leaving her mane loose, Gauri opted for rosy makeup, soft kohl and glossy nude lipstick. We’ve seen Deepika Padukone, Kiara Advani, Tara Sutaria, Rakul Preet Singh, to name a few who killed the monochromatic look just like Gauri.

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Raising the glam bar high is Gauri Khan in a bright red dress

Gauri Khan wore a glamorous gold piece with an abstract print by Manish Malhotra’s designer label for Karan Johar’s birthday party. The stunning outing was glitz, glitz and glamour. The long sleeve mini dress had tie knot detailing in the front and a collared neckline. To complete the outfit, Gauri wore strappy heels and opted for rosy makeup to add a glam quotient to her outfit. Leaving her mane loose in beachy waves, she opted for dramatic eye makeup and nude lip color.

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Gauri Khan has impeccable sartorial taste and it shows in her ultra chic outfits. Looking like the boss that she is, Gauri wore a peach pantsuit and raised the bar for summer fashion. She wore peach wide leg pants with a white and gold patterned top and wore a peach blazer to complete the look. Adorning the look with gold hoop earrings and statement rings, Gauri completed her look. She opted for subtle nude makeup with a glossy brown lipstick.

Don’t you also agree that Gauri Khan’s wardrobe choices are all about chic style and glamour?

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]]> UNESCO-winning painting sold for $8,000 Tue, 31 May 2022 07:03:22 +0000

Submitting his works to the competition in hopes of gaining experience, Thai Tuan was devastated to learn that he had won the top prize. The painting of a peddler carrying all of Hanoi in baskets was auctioned for US$8,000 (about VND185.6 million).

Dang Thai Tuan and his award-winning artwork. Photo courtesy of the painter

Dang Thai Tuan, 22, a fourth-year Hanoi student of information technology, is the creator of the painting “Street vendors of Hanoi” which won first prize in the “Ha Noi is…” illustration competition. , organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Scientific Organization. Culture (UNESCO) in collaboration with the United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat).

The evocative theme “Ha Noi is…” has inspired young artists with unconventional and refreshing ideas integrated with a personal touch to portray their own unique Hanoi. The city has been exemplified in digital paintings, silk painting, collage art, and lacquerware, among others.

The idea of ​​the whole capital carried by a traveling merchant

The winner of the competition, Dang Thai Tuan, pocketed a cash prize of VND 10 million (US$438) for his artwork “Ha Noi Rong” (Street Vendors of Hanoi), depicting the city’s cultural landmarks such as the Temple of Literature, One Pillar Pagoda, the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, among others worn on the shoulder of an animatronic street vendor.

According to the contest organizers, the painting brought the most idyllic and familiar shades of Hanoi into modern life.

Sharing his brainchild, the computer science student recalled that he heard about the “Hanoi is…” competition at the end of August 2021, when the young man was busy with his studies and many personal projects.

Thai Tuan (in orange shirt) took a photo with some of the winners of the “Ha Noi is…” contest at the French Institute of Hanoi – L’Espace in August 2021. Photo: L’Espace

“I had no inspiration to create at that time, so I didn’t sign up,” Tuan said and added that only two weeks before the submission deadline, when his personal projects were finished, he then decided to enter the competition, before rushing to finish his work on time.

Tuan had quite a headache thinking about this idea. Hanoi is a broad concept. For him, Hanoi can be ancient historical sites, or stalls serving dishes such as rice noodles with grilled pork or with fried tofu and shrimp paste. It can also be the activities of Hanoians, or simply a power pole with tangled wires.

The young man admitted that he was not able to define Hanoi with a single image. He believes that everything in Hanoi, big or small, has one basic trait in common: simplicity.

So he chose as his main inspiration simple and rustic images that are most typical of Hanoi, and the idea of ​​a street vendor who “carries everything Hanoi” came to his mind.

“I came up with the idea of ​​drawing a woman carrying a pole, and inside the baskets there are monuments, food stalls, roads, and cultural traits of the Ha Noi people,” Tuan explained. .

The time the fourth-year student drew this painting coincided with Hanoi’s period of social distancing due to Covid-19 in 2021, so there was hardly any street life to observe. The young man who grew up in the capital could only count on his memories and on Google to draw the first lines.

Still, he started because the painting encompassed many details, especially historical relics that Tuan had never drawn before. It took him a few days to take a closer look at their structures, as well as a lot of time to get a suitable layout.

“Since I had to draw a fairly wide and long image, it was quite difficult to find a good perspective. I sketched out a few different options, and in the end, I chose a bottom-up perspective,” Tuan said.

Visitors to the “Ha Noi is…” exhibition organized by UNESCO in collaboration with the Department of Culture and Sports of Ha Noi, the French Institute of Hanoi and the Vietnam Local Artist Group (VLAG). Photo: Space

Despite many difficulties, he completed the work in time for the competition, thanks to his talent and passion for painting from an early age.

During the first year of college, Tuan worked as a graphic designer for some small start-up companies to earn extra income. Then he bought a new iPad and started learning digital painting or painting using digital tools. As Tuan shared, painting has been her hobby since childhood; in the past, he often drew his favorite cartoon characters. Gradually, his drawings are no longer of cars, animals or plants, as he has become able to draw large, colorful still lifes.

After a period of practice, finally, the work that the computer student found the best was born – “Banh Chung” (Vietnamese traditional glutinous rice cake). “I tried posting it to an online design group and unexpectedly it got a lot of support.” Since then, Tuan started working in digital painting.

Supporting children affected by the Covid-19 pandemic

“Hanoi’s Street Vendors” is not Thai Tuan’s first digital work, but it contains many difficult details, including those he had never drawn before.

When the painting won the first prize, Tuan was so happy because his sleepless nights had paid off.

The painting was then auctioned with a starting bid of $3,000 during the “Fundraising Dinner – NFT painting auction” program, organized by Blockchain Huh Global Investment Fund in Hanoi in February 2022. After several bidding rounds, the table was finally fixed. at $8,000 in May, about 2.6 times higher than the original valuation.

Tuan’s latest artwork – “Once upon a time there was a bridge in Vietnam”

Tuan said that when he was invited to the auction, he didn’t really expect his work to sell for very much. After seeing the opening bid, he was amazed, and even more amazed at the successful $8,000 bidding.

“I used to make paintings for sale, but this price is dozens of times higher than the average price of my paintings,” Tuan said.

After the painting was sold, he donated half of the prize money to support poor children affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The other half is for him to create the next works of art that promote the beauty of the capital and Vietnam internationally.

Thai Tuan collaborates with a number of art and fashion brands and websites. In the future, Tuan wants to experiment with new methods in order to broaden his drawing experience.

Along with this, the 22-year-old will carry out several personal projects to introduce Vietnamese culture and people to international friends through paintings, which he also wants to auction so he can support community service projects.

Below are some digital paintings by the young artist:

The painting entitled “Lan may” or an animatronic shopping bag.
The work of art: the Hanoians.
“Cot dien” – An electric pole in Hanoi.
A stamp illustration – “Phan Dinh Phung Street”

Source: Hanoi Times