Jeff Koons’s ‘Popeye’ to Debut at Sotheby’s, Expected to Sell for $25 Million USD

popeye1Alexander Rotter of Contemporary Art Worldwide explores the enduring power and appeal of the character Popeye as a subject for artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Jeff Koons, whose newly unveiled 2,000-pound, exquisitely colored sculpture presents the cartoon icon as the ultimate American hero. Jeff Koons’ Popeye will be on offer during Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction and is expected to sell for roughly $25 million USD.

Scrap that music but damn thats a sick piece of art if i ever i did see one..

source: southeby’s

SOFLES — LIMITLESS

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This is what happens when you give graffiti artists an abandoned warehouse and an unlimited amount of paint…

 

Sourced by. Gords

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Shot/Cut: Selina Miles.
Art by Sofles, Fintan Magee, Treas, Quench.
Soundtrack by DJ Butcher (track-listing below).

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DJ Butcher track-listing:
1. Get Busy Pt. 2;
2. Cocaine; featuring vocals from Stick Figure’s ‘Ring the Alarm’.
3. All in check.

ART: Florentijn Hofman’s giant inflatable rubber duck floats into Hong Kong

giantrubberduck01On may 2nd, a giant inflatable rubber duck floated into hong kong’s victoria harbour, brightening up the city’s grey skyline. The work of florentijn hofman, the ‘rubber duck project’ originally debuted in 2007, and has since travelled the world, visiting cities such as Sao Paulo, Auckland, Sydney, and most recently Osaka, but this is the first occasion in which it is being shown in greater region of China. This edition of the six-storey sculpture’s presentation is being supported by harbour city and will remain on show until june 9th, 2013.giantrubberduck02-1‘The rubber duck knows no frontiers, it doesn’t discriminate people and doesn’t have a political connotation. The friendly, floating rubber duck has healing properties: it can relieve mondial tensions as well as define them. The rubber duck is soft, friendly and suitable for all ages!’ – florentijn hofmangiantrubberduck03giantrubberduck04giantrubberduck05

source: designboom

Photographs Of Darkened Cities by. Thierry Cohen

darkcities01San Francisco 37° 48’ 30’’ n 2010-10-09 lst 20:58

Since 2010, Paris-born artist thierry cohen has been developing ‘Villes Eteintes’ (darkened cities) – which depict 
the major cities of the world as they would appear at night without light pollution. Using methodologies 
employed by early 19th century photographers like Gustave Le Grey, Cohen captures images of certain regions, documenting the precise time, angle, and latitude and longitude of his exposure. By noting the precise latitude and angle of his cityscapes, he then tracks the
 earth’s rotation to places of atmospheric clarity like the Mojave, the Sahara, and
 the Atacama desert, setting up his camera to record what is lost to modern
 urban dwellers.

Compositing the two images, Cohen creates a single new image full of resonance
 and nuance. The work is both political and spiritual questioning not only what we
 are doing to the planet but drawing unexpected connections between disparate
 locations. Equally importantly it asks: what do we miss by obscuring the visibility 
of stars? as the world’s population becomes increasingly urban, there is a
disjunction with the natural world which both Cohen and science posit causes both
 physical and psychological harm. Cities that never sleep are made up of millions 
of individuals breaking natural cycles of work and repose. The series
 attempts to restore our vision, hoping to re-connect users to the infinite energy of the stars.

darkcities03Rio de Janeiro 22° 56’ 42’’ s 2011-06-04 lst 12:34

Check out his full gallery here

VIDEO: Red bull Presents Motion To Light Wakeboarding

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554932_10151544178637871_1079697787_nThe boundaries dividing sport and art are blurred in this collaboration between Red Bull andSnap! Orlando. Mike Dowdy, Adam Errington and Dallas Friday strap lights to their wakeboards and join with light painter, Patrick Rochon, in an effort to capture the inherent emotion and creativity of athleticism. For more information please visit http://redbull.com.

Thank you redbull.. you are a different kind of special.

source: youtube