Articles tagged with: art
Along the way, we discovered something interesting. The libraries are usually located in older buildings with high ceilings, but the shelves in the libraries can’t be built higher than kids can reach. This means there is a space between the top shelf and the ceiling, an up-to-six-foot band around the room just begging for something special. That something turned out to be murals.
A recent large-scale project by a photographer named JR has focused attention on women - relatives of victims of violence - by displaying their large portraits in one of Rio de Janeiro’s hardest hit neighborhoods. Though Rio is blessed with natural beauty and climate, it still struggles with large disparities between rich and poor, and many of the six million residents reside in hillside slums called favelas. The project is called 28 Millimetres. More info here
Damien Hirst, 43, just made history - and a boatload of treasure - with his two-day sale at Sotheby’s auction house in London. He’s the first living artist to sell work directly through an auction house rather than a gallery*. Final figures (get ready to puke): 218 of 223 works sold for a total of $200,000,000 USD. 10% goes to his manager, so subtract $19m USD. Sotheby’s took $26m USD in buyer’s premiums (when you successfully bid at auction you’re charged a fee on top of the hammer price). Production costs to …