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New York, New Music: how the city became a hotbed for music in the 80s

In a new exhibition, the city’s more well-known breakout artists are celebrated alongside a richer, and lesser reported, strain of experimental musicIn Kid Creole and the Coconuts’ irrepressible 1980 song Darrio, a klatch of female backup singers bouncingly plead with the titular gentleman to get them into Studio 54. The otherwise obliging Darrio enumerates why he cannot (“That’s the only thing that money can’t buy”), before finally admitting “my kind of heaven is Club 57,” the late-70s/early-80...
Tags: Art, Music, New York, Culture, Art and design, New York Times, Bob Marley, Kingston, East Village, Marx Brothers, Carmen Miranda, Kid Creole and the Coconuts, Darrio


Gottfried Böhm obituary

German architect best known for his radical brutalist design of the Mariendom, the Neviges pilgrimage churchPointing its twisted concrete peaks high above the historic German town of Neviges, the Mariendom is one of the strangest churches of the 20th century. Standing as a jagged, mystical mountain, punctured by tiny square windows, it is the work of Gottfried Böhm, who has died aged 101. The venerable architect leaves a legacy of more than 60 churches across Germany, as well as other public bui...
Tags: Europe, Germany, Architecture, Art and design, Second world war, Bohm, Gottfried Böhm, Neviges the Mariendom


Looted artefacts withdrawn from UK auction after Ethiopia’s appeal

Ethiopian government asked auction house to ‘stop cycle of dispossession’Two artefacts that were taken during colonial-era looting by British forces in Ethiopia have been withdrawn from auction after the Ethiopian government appealed to an auction house selling them to “stop the cycle of dispossession”.Busby auctioneers in Bridport, Dorset, has withdrawn a leather-bound Coptic bible and a set of horn beakers from a sale on 17 June after the Ethiopian embassy in London discovered the items – whic...
Tags: Art, UK, London, Africa, UK News, World news, Culture, Art and design, Ethiopia, Maqdala, Bridport Dorset


‘It has the feel of a little local pub!’: Guardian readers on their extraordinary DIY sheds

From an allotment shelter built out of old doors to a storage shack turned into a chapel, here are some of the best of our readers’ creationsThis is my pandemic project: a garden pub shed, called the Doghouse. It is custom-built from timber with a Firestone rubber roof. Lockdown finally gave me the time to build it and I tried to reuse or recycle materials where I could. The doors and windows were from a friend’s old conservatory. The timber herringbone and boards, plus the back bar shelving, ar...
Tags: Diy, Ebay, Life and style, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Hobbies, Firestone, Gardens, Ipswich Continue, Gavin Thomasson


Bristol to build ‘gap homes’ on garage sites to tackle housing crisis

Council hopes micro dwellings built on spaces between houses and gardens will revive neighbourhoodsUnique micro homes are to be built on old garage sites in Bristol to help the city tackle its housing crisis.“Gap homes” – so-called because they will be constructed in small spaces between houses and gardens – would be made off site and dropped into place across the city. Continue reading...
Tags: Housing, Communities, Society, UK News, Architecture, Art and design, Bristol


Madrid’s Reina Sofía examines Latin America’s artistic boom

Dangling artist, dead dog and lovingly tangled mattress help convey volatile past in new showThe black and white photograph of a dead dog, taken in Lima in 1989, that now hangs on the immaculate walls of the Reina Sofía in Madrid seems to have little in common with the Caetano Veloso album covers also on display or, come to that, with the image of a young Chilean artist suspended by his feet alongside a map of his homeland.But they – and the 100 or so other works that make up the museum’s latest...
Tags: Art, Europe, Americas, Spain, World news, Culture, Art and design, Exhibitions, Madrid, Lima, Latin America, Reina Sofia


NFT representing Tim Berners-Lee source code of the web to go on sale

Sotheby’s to auction digital artefact, This Changed Everything, more than 32 years after world wide web first proposedSir Tim Berners-Lee will sell an NFT representing the source code of the world wide web at Sotheby’s, the auction house has announced, more than 32 years after his first proposal for the project was dismissed by a supervisor as “vague, but exciting”.The sale, proceeds from which will be used to benefit initiatives that Berners-Lee and his wife, Rosemary Leith, support, is the fir...
Tags: Art, Technology, Internet, Culture, Art and design, Tim Berners Lee, Berners Lee, NFT, Sotheby, Digital Art, Rosemary Leith


‘Cultural appropriation is a two-way thing’: Yinka Shonibare on Picasso, masks and the fashion for black artists

Picasso was so enthralled by African art, he used it to start a revolution. But did it give rise to a fantasy of Africa that still endures? British-Nigerian artist Shonibare tells us why he’s revisiting that seismic moment In 1998, in a hilarious work called Diary of a Victorian Dandy, Yinka Shonibare inserted himself, impeccably attired, into the sitting rooms, drawing rooms, billiards rooms and bedrooms of high society Victorian Britain, invariably causing a sensation in each of the perfectly ...
Tags: Art, Nigeria, Africa, Race, UK News, World news, Culture, Britain, Art and design, Sculpture, Paris, Henry Moore, Francis Bacon, Hogarth, Picasso, Tate


Masks, monsters and masterpieces: Yinka Shonibare squares up to Picasso

Picasso was so enthralled by African art, he used it to start a revolution. But did it give rise to a fantasy of Africa that still endures? British-Nigerian artist Shonibare tells us why he’s revisiting that seismic moment In 1998, in a hilarious work called Diary of a Victorian Dandy, Yinka Shonibare inserted himself, impeccably attired, into the sitting rooms, drawing rooms, billiards rooms and bedrooms of high society Victorian Britain, invariably causing a sensation in each of the perfectly ...
Tags: Art, Nigeria, Africa, Race, UK News, World news, Culture, Britain, Art and design, Sculpture, Paris, Henry Moore, Francis Bacon, Hogarth, Picasso, Tate


L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped: Christo’s dream being realised

Work begins next month to swathe monument in blue fabric a year after Bulgarian-born artist’s deathThe Arc de Triomphe in Paris will be swathed in silvery blue fabric and red rope as a posthumous project planned by the artist Christo since the early 1960s finally becomes reality. Work will begin next month on L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped, a €14m installation at one of the world’s most recognised monuments. The arch will be swathed in 25,000 sq/m of recyclable polypropylene fabric, fixed with 3,000...
Tags: Europe, France, World news, Culture, Art and design, Paris, Christo, L'Arc de Triomphe


Frida Kahlo and me: how the artist shaped my life as an amputee

Writer Emily Rapp Black lost her leg aged four. In her new memoir, Frida Kahlo and My Left Leg, she explains how the work of the Mexican artist, also an amputee, helped her develop a better relationship with her body Scroll down for a Q&A with Emily Rapp BlackDesnudo de Frida Kahlo by Diego Rivera hangs in a small museum in Guanajuato, Mexico. In this portrait, Frida’s torso is taut and slim; the sides of her waist curve inward, creating perfect hollows for each of your hands. Her breasts are sl...
Tags: Books, Mexico, Society, Culture, Art and design, Autobiography and memoir, Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Guanajuato Mexico, Frida, Emily Rapp Black, My Left Leg, Emily Rapp BlackDesnudo de Frida Kahlo


How did a £120 painting become a £320m Leonardo … then vanish?

A film about the disputed Salvator Mundi blames the National Gallery for its role in giving credibility to the claim that it was the artist’s lost workThe National Gallery is facing controversy over its role in the tangled story of how the world’s most expensive painting emerged from obscurity before being sold for a staggering £320m, only to vanish again from the public eye.The gallery exhibited the Salvator Mundi in its Leonardo da Vinci exhibition a decade ago when it was an unknown work with...
Tags: Art, Film, Painting, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Heritage, Museums, National Gallery, Leonardo da Vinci, Salvator Mundi, Documentary films


‘He was aware of racist pigeonholes’: how Basquiat took inspiration from jazz, hip-hop and no wave

Time Decorated: The Musical Influences of Jean-Michel Basquiat explores the artist’s relationship to music in three short filmsBefore Jean-Michel Basquiat became one of the leading art stars of the 1980s, he was a kid from Brooklyn thriving in the music and art scenes of downtown New York in the late 1970s.“Everyone was coexisting together, musicians and artists,” says Ed Patuto, the producer of Time Decorated: The Musical Influences of Jean-Michel Basquiat, three short films that explore the ar...
Tags: Art, New York, US news, Culture, Brooklyn, Art and design, Jean Michel Basquiat, East Village, Basquiat, Michel Basquiat, Ed Patuto


G7 leaders depicted in Mount Recyclemore e-waste sculpture

Cornwall art installation created from 20,000 pieces of discarded tech highlights growing threat it poses to environmentThe seven giant faces loom above the dunes, gazing sombrely over swathes of bright sea thrift towards the ocean.Even before the G7 had sat down to begin their Cornish summit, Mount Recyclemore, a sculpture made of discarded electronic waste depicting the visages of the seven leaders, looks bound to be one of the stars of the show. Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Climate Change, Environment, UK News, Art and design, Cornwall, G7, Mount Recyclemore


‘Father of African cinema’ Ousmane Sembène at work – in pictures

A look back at the career of Senegal-born film director Ousmane Sembène as his 1968 film Mandabi is released in the UK for the first time•Mandabi is released on 11 June in cinemas, and on 28 June on DVD, Blu-Ray and digital platforms.•Peter Bradshaw on Mandabi: classic about colonialism resonates today Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Photography, UK, Film, Russia, Africa, Senegal, World news, Culture, Art and design, Colonialism, World cinema, Ousmane Sembene, Peter Bradshaw, Blu Ray


My Amazon rainforest angel: Claudia Andujar’s best photograph

‘When I first visited the Yanomami tribe, they were completely isolated – they hadn’t seen a camera and didn’t know what photography was’It was 1971 when I photographed the Yanomami tribe of Brazil for the first time. I knew that it would take time to build our relationship, but I wanted to see if we could become friends. For me, the best photographers are those who are truly interested in their subjects.The Yanomami is a big population of indigenous people who live in the Amazon rainforest in n...
Tags: Amazon, Photography, Americas, World news, Culture, Art and design, Brazil, Venezuela, Indigenous Peoples, Yanomami, Claudia Andujar


Paintings reveal hidden histories of Africans in England

English Heritage’s six portraits range from a Roman emperor to Queen Victoria’s goddaughterSix paintings that tell fascinating, not widely known stories of people from the African diaspora in England’s history, including the Roman emperor who strengthened Hadrian’s Wall and Queen Victoria’s goddaughter, have been unveiled by English Heritage.The heritage body commissioned six artists to paint portraits, putting them on display at forts, abbeys, historic houses and barracks where they have an ass...
Tags: Art, England, Africa, Race, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Victoria, Roman, Hadrian


Schools and Students in 23 Countries Win in The One Club’s Young Ones Student Awards 2021

Winning schools and students from around the world were unveiled today in the global   Young Ones Student Awards 2021, with   Brigham Young University   Provo named School of the Year, as announced by   The One Club for Creativity   during the online global   Creative Week 2021 .   The Young Ones Student Awards is one of the world’s most acclaimed competitive showcases for advertising, digital communication and design students.   The program offers thr...
Tags: London, Featured, New York City, Advertising, Munich, Art and design, Ford, Miami, Duracell, Wrigley, Mumbai, Levi, Brigham Young University, Provo, Halley, Ludwigsburg


Porch Diaries: portraits from Melbourne’s coronavirus lockdowns – photo essay

Comprising more than 200 colour photographs, Porch Diaries is a series by Melbourne-based photographer Alana Holmberg featuring portraits of neighbours, strangers, workers and loved ones who passed by her Brunswick home during the 2020 pandemic lockdown months in Melbourne. With the recent spike in cases, Melbourne was back in lockdown and Holmberg was back on the porch30 March 2020Some days I feel like a creep. My spot up here on the porch, partially obscured behind the lemon tree, kept vertica...
Tags: Photography, Australia news, Culture, Art and design, Melbourne, Brunswick, Mara, HOLMBERG, Coronavirus, Alana Holmberg


Pigeons drop in on Raphael exhibition in Madrid

Gallery staff exploring ways of deterring pests from damaging priceless 16th-century tapestriesThe exquisite set of Raphael tapestries currently on display in the grand gallery of Madrid’s royal palace has survived five tumultuous centuries of wars, rebellions, bombs, bullets and fire – only to find itself menaced by the more quotidian threat of opportunistic pigeons and their droppings.The nine tapestries, which depict scenes from the Acts of the Apostles, were created in Brussels in the mid-16...
Tags: Europe, Spain, World news, Birds, Culture, Wildlife, Art and design, Exhibitions, Raphael, Brussels, Madrid, Sistine Chapel, Pope Leo X


The look of glove: Nick Cave’s moving first photobook – in pictures

When the Bad Seeds singer found a solitary child’s glove hanging over a road sign he felt a ‘jolt of grief’ which led him on a photographic journey. He talks us through it Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Music, Culture, Art and design, Nick Cave


Backdrops to a riot: JR on how his confrontational street art went global

His portraits of his Paris neighbourhood summed up its residents’ anger. Now his subversive installations straddle borders, float on boats and envelop favelas. We speak to the elusive artist“I didn’t spend enough time in school for any of the teachers to remember me. The only role models I had were the guys in the neighbourhood doing graffiti,” reflects JR, on his journey from street-smart tagger to world-famous conceptual artist. “I guess what’s nice is now, at 38, I can tell my mother I am not...
Tags: Art, Europe, Photography, Culture, Art and design, Paris, Installation, Exhibitions, Street Art, Tunisia, Jim Morrison


Calls for Keith Haring mural to stay at Barcelona site being turned into care home

Artwork in building slated for demolition faces uncertain future, though city has pledged to save itIt all began one February night in 1989. Cesar de Melero was DJing in the Ars Studio club in Barcelona when someone told him that the artist Keith Haring was outside but the doorman wouldn’t let him in.“The place was packed, so I put on a record and pushed through the crowd,” De Melero told the Guardian. “And there he was with his saintly, innocent face and I told the doorman to let him in and I s...
Tags: Art, Europe, Spain, Barcelona, World news, Culture, Art and design, Street Art, Keith Haring, ARS Studio, César de Melero, De Melero


Keith Haring’s Barcelona mural to be moved as former club faces demolition

Ibiza DJ suggests impromptu 1989 artwork should feature in new building – a care homeIt all began one February night in 1989. César de Melero was DJing in the Ars Studio club in Barcelona when someone told him that the artist Keith Haring was outside but the doorman wouldn’t let him in.“The place was packed, so I put on a record and pushed through the crowd,” De Melero told the Guardian. “And there he was with his saintly, innocent face and I told the doorman to let him in and I said to the boss...
Tags: Art, Europe, Spain, Barcelona, World news, Culture, Art and design, Ibiza, Keith Haring, ARS Studio, César de Melero, De Melero


How a ghostly outline revealed the secret of Modigliani’s lost lover

The Italian artist may have wanted to brush Beatrice Hastings out of his life, but artifical intelligence has thwarted him by enabling a re-creation of the workNo one wants to be reminded of a failed relationship by having the ex’s portrait hanging around. After Amedeo Modigliani and his lover, Beatrice Hastings, broke up, the Italian artist is thought to have obliterated her memory by painting another woman’s likeness over his portrait of her.So he might not be too happy to learn that science h...
Tags: Art, Painting, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Tate Britain, Amedeo Modigliani, Modigliani, Beatrice Hastings


Tove Jansson: a life in search of Moominvalley

The Finnish artist’s work was hugely influenced by her love of the natural world – in particular the tiny island of Klovharun. A new exhibition explores her passionIn 1964, when she was in her 50s, the Moomin creator Tove Jansson settled on her dream island. Klovharun in the Finnish archipelago is tiny – some 6,000 sq metres – and isolated, “a rock in the middle of nowhere”, according to Jansson’s niece, Sophia. It has scarcely any foliage, no running water and no electricity. Yet for Jansson, i...
Tags: Books, Film, Culture, Art and design, Finland, Exhibitions, Biopics, Nazi, Tove Jansson, Helsinki, Sophia, Jansson, Moominvalley, Tuulikki Pietilä, Klovharun


How Tove Jansson’s love of nature shaped the world of the Moomins

The Finnish artist’s work was hugely influenced by her passion for the great outdoors – in particular the tiny island of KlovharunIn 1964, when she was in her 50s, the Moomin creator Tove Jansson settled on her dream island. Klovharun in the Finnish archipelago is tiny – some 6,000 sq metres – and isolated, “a rock in the middle of nowhere”, according to Jansson’s niece, Sophia. It has scarcely any foliage, no running water and no electricity. Yet for Jansson, it was an oasis. For 18 years she a...
Tags: Books, Film, Culture, Art and design, Finland, Exhibitions, Biopics, Nazi, Tove Jansson, Helsinki, Sophia, Moomins, Jansson, Tuulikki Pietilä, Klovharun


‘I’d like to think my daughter is proud’: the life of single parents – in pictures

When photographer Polly Braden became a single mother, she set out to capture the unique joys and frustrations faced by other lone parents in the UKOn 14 February 2012, Fran took her two children, both aged under five, and left her partner of 10 years. Their relationship had broken down. “He went to work. By the time he came back, we’d gone. We took no clothes, nothing. We just walked. I went into a photo booth and took a photograph of the three of us: I call it my liberation photo. I never look...
Tags: Family, Photography, Children, Life and style, Society, Poverty, Culture, Art and design, Parents and parenting, Polly Braden


Modi’s bulldozing of parliament shows him as the architect of a Hindu Taliban | Anish Kapoor

Flattening the majestic Murghal-inspired buildings is the latest stage in a hateful, vanity-fuelled campaign to de-Islamify IndiaAt the heart of New Delhi, the capital of India, sits a Mughal-inspired monument that houses the seat of the Indian parliament. Built by the British architect Edwin Lutyens between 1911 and 1931, the parliament buildings and their grand roadways and water channels follow the form established by the Islamic rulers of Iran and elaborated by the Islamic sultanate of Samar...
Tags: Art, India, Narendra Modi, World news, Iran, Culture, Architecture, South and Central Asia, Art and design, Sculpture, New Delhi, Samarkand, Anish Kapoor, Modi, Lutyens, Edwin Lutyens


The One Club and 3% Movement Open Call For Global Next Creative Leaders 2021

The One Club for Creativity and The 3% Movement have opened the call for entries for their jointly run Next Creative Leaders 2021, a free competition recognizing women and non-binary creatives on the rise.Now in its seventh year, Next Creative Leaders is a free portfolio competition that identifies, celebrates and gives a global platform to talented women and non-binary creatives who are making their mark on the world with both their work and a unique point of view on creative leadership that’...
Tags: New York, Featured, Instagram, India, Advertising, Atlanta, Nike, Art and design, Amsterdam, Ncl, Wieden Kennedy, Bianca Guimaraes, Kevin Swanepoel, Elma Karabegovic, One Club, O Positive Films