“Propaganda is as powerful as heroin; it surreptitiously dissolves all capacity to think”.
GIL COURTEMANCHE, A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali
We are living in a mist and maze of misinformation and are starting to lose sight of what is true. If we assume the idea that propaganda is biased. That it sells you a lie. Then propaganda is everywhere.
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It’s funny what can happen when you start walking through metaphorical doors that present themselves. It all began with our devolved parliament article… which led to our mysterious Banksy article and now this… a story of an original Banksy sculpture, a dispute over ownership and a possible illegal auction at Sotherby’s that could be worth in excess of £1m.
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If you’ve been reading our recent CreativeFolk articles, you know it’s been an interesting time. It’s based around a theory that everything we thought we knew about Banksy is wrong. That the original Banksy who started out years ago creating stencils in and around Bristol, was pushed aside in the name of greed.
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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.
Continue reading “Who really painted Banksy’s Devolved Parliament?”
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…