Art in Print
Rising street art star Lhouette has been commissioned to create an artwork for Angell Town
Lhouette, a rising star of the street art world, promised to bring a new artwork in Angell Town.
The artist won the Fine Art Guild’s Best Up and Coming Artist award in 2014 but is best known for his cut-out angels holding Uzis covered with Nike or Spongebob Squarepants images. Over the last eight years he has built a reputation for merging street art and Andy Warhol-inspired pop cultural icons like Wonder Woman fused with Popeye. He has already exhibited his work in the Houses of Parliament and will also complete a residency at the 45 Park Lane hotel later this year.
He has just visited Angell Town to meet locals and discuss ideas for a permanent piece of street art which will be installed later this month.
Business School in Nantes teaches creatives the art of business
Incubators based in business schools are not new but Audencia’s (Nantes, France) approach is different in that it recognises that artists need entrepreneurial skills as much as any business founder. The aim is to help the artists concerned become “artrepreneurs”, who can live from their art by working with business.
“What we are trying to do is change the perception of artists among companies and create relationships between the two,” said Ms Gueudet, a second-year student on Audencia’s masters in management course. “Hopefully companies will see this as a good thing.”
Did Alec Baldwin pay $190,000 for the wrong picture?
Actor Alec Baldwin thought he was buying Ross Bleckner’s “Sea and Mirror” (1996), however he claims that the painting he was given was not the original work.
Around ten years ago Bladwin was sent an invitation by gallery owner Mary Boone to a show of Bleckner’s work, who was a client of hers and a friend of Baldwin’s. The card featured a copy of “Sea and Mirrors”, sparking his love for the painting. In 2010, Baldwin contacted Miss Boone requesting to buy the painting from the collector who had previously bought it. He bought the work for $1990, 000, however, he started to notice that the colours weren’t quite the same and that it smelt new.
A confirmation from a Sotheby’s expert that this was not the original forced Baldwin to come to the conclusion that Miss Boone must sent him a different version of the work, passing it off as the original. Miss Boone, however, claims that Baldwin knew it was not the original before he had paid for it. Whilst Baldwin is demanding that Miss Boone gives him the original painting, the owner is unwilling to sell.