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Tate Gallery buys 8 million Ai Weiwei sunflower seeds

March 6, 2012 ART NEWS No Comments

ai weiwei Tate Gallery buys 8 million Ai Weiwei sunflower seeds

The Tate gallery has bought a work by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei made up of 8 million porcelain sunflower seeds — a portion of the 100 million he brought to London in 2010.

Tate said Monday that it had purchased “Sunflower Seeds 2010″ — 10 cubic meters (13 cubic yards) of seeds, hand-crafted by Chinese artisans, which can be displayed either as a conical pile or as a square or rectangular bed.

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Pharrell Williams launches GIRL perfume on The Dover Street Market E-shop

August 22, 2014

Pharrell Williams launches GIRL perfume on The Dover Street Market E-shop

Next Thursday Pharrell Williams is launching his GIRL perfume at Dover Street Market London.

ART NEWS:Artsy and 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair to partner, encouraging the growth of contemporary African art in a global market place

August 22, 2014

ART NEWS:Artsy and 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair to partner,  encouraging the growth of contemporary African art in a global market place

Artsy and 1:54, the Contemporary African Art Fair, are pleased to announce their partnership in bringing the fair—Europe’s leading international fair dedicated to contemporary African art, now in its second year in London—online to a global audience.

ARTIST OPPORTUNITY: Go Animate in TOKYO next year

August 22, 2014

ARTIST OPPORTUNITY: Go Animate in TOKYO next year

The Japan Image Council (JAPIC) is pleased to announce their program “Animation Artist in Residence Tokyo 2015”.

ARTNEWS: London Gatwick unveils two ultimate, urban sculptures by renowned artist, Zeus

August 22, 2014

ARTNEWS: London Gatwick unveils two ultimate, urban  sculptures by renowned artist, Zeus

Ahead of the busy bank holiday weekend when around 425,000 passengers are expected to pass through its terminals, London Gatwick has unveiled two large-scale ‘urban sculptures’ designed to welcome and inspire passengers and celebrate the ongoing expansion of its route network.

ARTIST OPPORTUNITY: Final call to enter the Aesthetica Art Prize 2014 (deadline: 31st August 2014)

August 21, 2014

ARTIST OPPORTUNITY:  Final call to enter the Aesthetica Art Prize 2014 (deadline: 31st August 2014)

Final call to enter the Aesthetica Art Prize 2014

Paul’s ART STUFF on a train # 69: ‘Spirit of a City’

August 20, 2014

Paul’s ART STUFF on a train # 69: ‘Spirit of a City’

Art Biennials are great ways of getting around unfamiliar aspects of a city.

ART NEWS: Saatchi’s Former PA Launches Art Venture

August 19, 2014

ART NEWS: Saatchi’s Former PA Launches Art Venture

Francesco has teamed up with another former Saatchi employee, Sharrine Scholtz, to launch a gallery-without-walls

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