Shy, modest, and introverted are words you wouldn’t associate with today’s spotlight artist Mason Storm.
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He was recently splashed across the pages of the Mail on Sunday due to an article we wrote, linking him to the £10m Banksy painting ‘Devolved Parliament’. Today the balaclava-clad, larger-than-life artist kindly spent some time answering our questions…
would like to tell you a story. It’s an intriguing one. One that may raise more
questions than answers. It’s a tale of alleged conspiracy, lies and the most
famous living artist in the world… Banksy.
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The elusive Banksy is up to his tricks once again. This time with a Banksy shop cleverly named ‘Gross Domestic Product’ in Croydon, South London.
The premises, formerly a carpet shop, offers a variety of interesting Banksy homeware products, but there’s a catch… the doors will never open.
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Let’s be honest, we would all love for a piece of art we own to become so sought after that it rockets in price and makes us rich.
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In 2017, ‘Salvator Mundi’, by Leonardo da Vinci sold for a mind blowing $450 million. Just 59 years earlier, In 1958, the same painting changed hands for just $60. By any one’s standards, that’s an incredible rise in price.
Now if course there are certain artists who’s fame almost guarantees their artworks will continue to rise in value. Works by the following famous artists are in the top 5 of the most expensive paintings ever sold:
There are vast amounts of press stories regarding Banksy’s 2009 painting
‘Devolved Parliament’ at the moment. Why? Well because on 28th
September 2019, London’s famous auction house, Sotheby’s will be putting it on
display… until, it goes under the hammer on October 3rd, with an
expected price tag of around £1.5m.
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In December 2016. a chance conversation between artist Andy ‘Dice’ Davies and art enthusiast Angela Parks resulted in the first Cheltenham Paint Festival taking place the following year.
Since then the festival has continued to grow in size and
popularity, with artists from the UK and across the globe including legends
such as DANK, My Dog Sighs and INKIE, flocking to the beautiful Regency town of
Cheltenham, to show off their skills.
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Having grown up in the last decade of communist ruled Eastern Europe, award winning artist Iva Troj uses her incredible talent to figure out and discuss the world she now lives in.
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Working from her studio in Brighton, Iva is busy preparing new pieces for a show in LA and is about to launch an exciting art platform ‘Contemporary Beast’ with FLUX exhibition founder Lisa Gray.
We caught up with Iva recently to find out what inspires, frustrates and excites her as an artist…
Art is usually our topic for discussion, but today we’ve changed it up to talk about an inspirational young woman.
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When you think of 16-year-olds – you think of angst ridden, phone-staring zombies, who are still trying to figure out who they are and what they want to be.
Greta Thunberg does not fit into this stereotype. Taking the world by storm, Greta has taken it upon herself to open the eyes of politicians and world leaders on the topic of climate change.
Art. What is it? Is it just something ‘pretty’ hanging on your wall? Or, can art be more than that?
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For many artists, art is their soapbox. It’s their mouthpiece to voice how they feel about their world. Their work shouts, and even screams, about the unjust absurdities that occur. These artists become the unsung heroes of the voiceless, hoping the world will sit up and take notice of what is really going on.
Carne Griffiths work is beautiful, intricate and captivating. Each piece is built up with numerous detailed layers to create stunning visual portraits. He very kindly took time out of his busy schedule to talk to us about his unique style…
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