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Peter Bruegel the Elder

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A Guided Tour...

Of Art masterpieces.

The series is a Google Arts & Culture presentation of the most famous artworks in the world.

ArtZoom: A Guided Tour Like you You've Never Been On Before  is a journey not many have taken before. A chance to take a stroll with a contemporary icon and their unique insight and perspective on works.



Singer/songwriter Leslie Feist tells about Peter Bruegel the Elder's The Tower of Babel.

Just as it says on the tin, you can...

"Discover why Feist compares the renaissance artist and his contemporaries to indie folk-pop duo Kings of Convenience and singer, songwriter and activist Chance the Rapper." ~ Art Zoom

In the video below.




Short Stories, Music News, Humour and anything else that comes to mind...

Listen to Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker here at Art Zoom as you watch La Gare Saint Lazare by Claude Monet and why Jarvis compares it to an 80s horror movie and an AC/DC concert.

Also click on the link https://artsandculture.google.com/theme/EQJC…

Who Is The Real Banksy?

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Please Stand Up...




Who Is Banksy?Nobody really knows who Banksy is. According to Wikipedia, "Banksy is an anonymous England based artist,vandal, political activist and film director. His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humour with graffiti that is executed in a distinctive stencilling technique." 
The odds on favourite name and face for brand Banksy is Robin Gunningham because studies found that the incidence of Banksy's works correlated with the known movements of Mr Gunningham. The fact is no one really knows who Banksy is. Banksy is one artist who has thrived off his air of mystery.

The Girl With A Balloon painting which was supposed to go to a new owner, suddenly ended up being shredded by a devise hidden in it's frame by the artist just after the gavel fell at a Sotheby's auction last October. This was technically a criminal offence says one legal expert. Banksy could have faced prosecution for destroying someone else's property. No…

Battersea 18th until 21st October

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The Affordable Art Fair
Is back once more for the Autumn show and you'll find them set up at Evolution in the middle of Battersea Park until Sunday.

This is a seasonal showcase where you'll find the most inspiring collection of original and contemporary art all under one roof.
I'm a cheap and cheerful kind of person, so I feel quite at home roaming aisles and looking at the works of over 1,000 artists from paintings, limited edition prints and sculptures at affordable prices that suits anyone's wallet or taste.


This event is ideal for people who want to browse, purchase and take away artworks of their choice. If you're a collector or an investor go and check it out. You can thank me later!


If you have some free time this weekend, you can make it a family day out. Just hit the website HERE https://affordableartfair.com/fairs

It's all there and happening right NOW.



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Fela Kuti

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Prolific and innovative...


Multi instrumentalist, musician and songwriter was remembered all over the world with various shows and multiple accolades showered on the man every year on October 15, his birth date.
The Fela story has also acquired so much myth and legend that sometimes it's hard to begin to separate the truth from the fiction.
What is certain today is that the cultural icon has been built into an industry of epic proportions. 
Fela Anikulapo-Kuti's live sets at the Afrika Shrine were very colourful to see, the music was exquisite and the atmosphere was always electric.
A popular song at the Shrine was the track below; "Monkey Banana." It's epic Fela, who could be hilariously funny during the yabis sessions at the Shrine. 

When it came to jokes, Fela could dish them out with relish and could also receive them in a good natured manner.




Felabration 2018… Legendary 80th posthumous birthday for Fela by guardian.ng
Celebrating this musical icon, please enjoy th…

London Art Fair

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Business Design Centre

Angel, Islington.

The London Art Fair Starts today and will end on Sunday 21st January.


It's always a great event and it gets better every year.





There's been brilliant promotion of the event. I got the emails and saw it on FaceBook and it still caught me on the back foot.

Wishing the London Art Fair a happy 30th Anniversary...

So will I get to the fair? 

It's looking more and more likely it's going to be Friday... It could be Saturday but I'll make it. I missed out last year.


You should come too.



The Burglar






Fela Kuti - Cross Examination

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Fela "Music Is A Weapon" as you'll see






Below you'll find a YouTube clip of Fela Kuti and Africa 70 performing a classic Afro-Beat tune titled "Cross Examination." Although the performance took place at the Berlin Jazz Festival in 1978, the sound hasn't dated and still sounds just as fresh and exciting today as it did at that time.





It actually reminds me of the comprehensive show at the Africa Shrine in Lagos during those heady days. The live performances at Shrine were usually songs that Fela hadn't released as recorded music. 

We the fans were treated to music no-one else was aware of unless they came to a live show. This exclusivity brought fans and lovers of the fledgling genre to Shrine in droves.

The song is a political tune, indicting the African Military dictators that seized and monopolised power in a lot of the independent nations on the continent shortly after independence. 

Accusing the soldiers of seizing power by force in military coups and …

London Design Festival 2017

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Design Frontiers
Is taking place at Somerset House right now.
The event began on Monday, 18 September and will conclude on Sunday, 24 September.
The first feature here is the main supporter of Design Frontiers. Jaguar























Design Frontiers is a curated and free exhibition that actually illuminates the thinking and working processes of design practitioners, each one renowned for re-defining and leading their respective field.
It's supported by Jaguar and explores the intersection between futurism, commerce, innovation and the demands of the modern marketplace.
More photos will be posted on this site of designs that are creating thought provoking innovations and show how designers are testing the frontiers of their industry.
So watch this space!
Visit the site designfrontiers.co.uk or contact owen@londondesignfestival.com for more information

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Pinise Saul

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The Irrepressibly talented



Jazz singer who passed away on 26th October, 2016 will be remembered for a long time.

Click the link to readJohn Fordham and Adam Glasser's Obituary in the Guardianabout Pinise.





On 1st December 2016 a live performance honouring her took place at the 100 Club https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5LqSPUMe_g, by colleagues.

Rather than dwell on the sadness and how much she would be missed, we celebrated her life and her music.

Still, she leaves a vacuum on the circuit and remembered one year later for her joyful and spirited voice, it's a pleasure to listen and learn from one of South Africa's greatest singers.

We miss you Pinise Saul!



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Art and Sun!

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Colorfield Gallery's
Essentials for the Summer of 2017...




David Ferreira
Code Barre - 3D  100 x 100cm Mixed Media on Plexiglass 2017 (Unique)

Toto et Sa Femme 120 x 120 cm Mixed Media on Plexiglass and Canvas 2017 (Unique)

Peacock Toto 120 x 120 cm Mixed Media on Plexiglass and Canvas 2017 (Unique)

Cactus 150 x 50 cm Mixed Media on Plexiglass 2017 (Unique)

NOBODY
Charlie and Felix 61 x 50 cm Mixed Media on Canvas 2017 (Unique)
Charlie 61 x 50 cm Mixed Media on Canvas 2017 (Unique)

Robert Sgarra
Tintin - Missing Puzzle 150 x 107 cm and 100 x 80 cm

Jean-Michel Basquiat

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Once told his father,
"papa, I will be famous one day!"
 He began his first art project as a collaboration with Al Diaz a friend and former classmate, it was a graffiti project called SAMO (Same Old Shit). 

They'd simply tag their character all around the streets of Manhattan.
Jean-Michel had the talent and the ability to paint on whatever was in front of him and he often did.

At the beginning of the 1980s, the tag "SAMO IS DEAD" began to appear all over New York City signalling the end of his collaboration with Al Diaz.


Basquiat (who sometimes spelled it Basquit) came into prominence around this time, propelled by an article by Rene Ricard for ARTFORUM magazine titled, The Radiant Child
The article brought him into public consciousness and he became famous. 
It was exactly as he'd told his father when he was very young.
Top 20 Jean-Michel Basquuiat Quotes

The celebrity lifestyle would eventually bring him into close proximity and friendships with David Bowie, Andy…