• Banksy pledges £10 million to help transform Reading prison

    1 month ago - By Dazed Digital

    Banksy has offered to contribute £10 million toward the purchase of Reading prison with the aim of converting it into an art centre, just months after he painted a mural - titled Create Escape - on the building where Oscar Wilde was famously imprisoned.
    The prison has been up for sale since 2019, with other development plans threatening to turn the historical building into apartments. Banksy has offered to sell the stencil he used to paint Createhellip;
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  • Christian Rex van Minnen Will Release 10 Grotesque New Paintings With Avant Arte

    Christian Rex van Minnen Will Release 10 Grotesque New Paintings With Avant Arte

    1 month ago - By Hypebeast

    Christian Rex van Minnen has partnered with Avant Arte to release a series of 10 new paintings, titled Avatars. Each portrait is made through a bespoke process dubbed by the artist as "indirect painting in monotype," where unique impressions are hand-painted from plexiglass plates, which evokes the layered technique of historic Venetian painting with an unmistakable contemporary vocabulary. “Monotype as a process occupies a strange territory - they are ultimately one of one. Only one can be made," said the artist. Grotesque and emotionally charged, the Santa Cruz-based artist creates...
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