Art

Stoke-on-Trent ‘hero’ who created the most reproduced artwork of all time

A series of events celebrating the life of Stoke-on-Trent-born artist Arnold Machin – who sculpted the iconic portrait of the Queen used on stamps since 1967 – is being held as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations in the city. The events will kick off with a free walk around Stoke town on Saturday and …

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Culture shift needed as audiences decline for both real and virtual events

A year ago, as Ireland’s Covid-19 vaccination programme finally began to roll out, the internet was our main way of engaging with the arts. I wrote a column back then arguing that organisations needed to move away from all the free events of the time, which risked devaluing arts performances and setting a longer-term expectation …

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In a Former Mafia Stronghold, Art Remembers, and Warns

PALERMO, Sicily — Until recently, this city was infamous as one of the world’s organized crime capitals. Warring mobsters gunned down rivals in the streets and built ugly high-rise apartments with public funds while much of the historic center was left to crumble. Palermo authorities have since managed to clamp down on the Mafia, and …

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Bitcoin Beatle: Sir Ringo Starr is making history as the first member of The Beatles to auction off a collection of NFT digital artwork

Ringo Starr is the first Beatle to auction off a collection of NFT digital artwork

Ringo Starr is the first Beatle to auction off a collection of NFT digital artwork: ‘Spreading peace and love in the metaverse!’ By Cassie Carpenter For Dailymail.Com Published: 11:03 EDT, 24 May 2022 | Updated: 15:29 EDT, 24 May 2022 Sir Ringo Starr is making history as the first member of The Beatles to auction …

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Fantastic 4 Art Turns MacFarlane’s The Orville Captain into Reed Richards

Fun new Fantastic 4 fan art transforms Seth MacFarlane’s The Orville captain Ed Mercer into Reed Richards aka Mister Fantastic. Seth MacFarlane’s captain from The Orville becomes the Fantastic 4’s Reed Richards in new fan art. It’s been seven years since 20th Century Fox last tried to make a movie franchise out of classic Marvel …

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“I Either Wanted It, or I Wanted That Guy to Pay”: Inside the Wild West Auction for The Sugar Shack

And now, the forces within the art market are betting big on an artist who once struggled to break out of sales at auction houses such as Swann’s, which focuses on African American artists. On Thursday, New York galleries Ortuzar Projects and Andrew Kreps, along with the talent-agency-associated art venture UTA Fine Art, announced that …

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