Flying cats and a burning Banksy: why are digital art prices suddenly rocketing? | Art and design

Last week masked men set fire to a Banksy screenprint called Morons (White) at a secret location in Brooklyn, livestreaming the destruction via the Twitter account @BurntBanksy. The men worked for a company called Injective Protocol, which bought the print for $95,000 in order to destroy it and replace it Continue Reading

What is cryptoart, how much does it cost and can you hang it on your wall? | Culture

Pat, I keep hearing references to cryptoart which are all very … cryptic. What is this thing? Hey Lucy! So you might have heard of it in context of the $US600,000 Nyan Cat gif or the more recent Kings of Leon NFT Album, both of which are examples of cryptoart. Continue Reading

‘Human etch-a sketch’: GPS art, burbing and my attempt to recreate the Guardian masthead | Technology

Henry David Thoreau once wrote: “This world is but a canvas to our imagination.” More than 150 years later, a new generation of artists tracing their movements via GPS to create sketches are proving Thoreau’s words remarkably prescient. That’s what Strava art is at its core. Named after the fitness Continue Reading

Sheep and Land Rovers rejoice: Pooley Bridge reunites the Lake District | Art and design

When Pooley Bridge lost its namesake crossing to the torrential floods of Storm Desmond in 2015, the picturesque Lake District village was robbed of more than just a route over the water. “It was like losing a well-loved relative,” says Miles MacInnes, chairman of the parish council. “Our community was Continue Reading

One Caravaggio coming right up! Adam Lowe, the art world’s master faker | Art and design

The grandest spaces in the whole of the mighty Victoria and Albert Museum are the Cast Courts, built high enough to hold a full-scale replica of Trajan’s Column in Rome, which is colossal even in two pieces. No less imposing are the London museum’s 19th-century copies of Michelangelo’s David, not Continue Reading

The best culture you may have missed in 2020 | Culture

Film Southern Journey (Revisited)In the dark days of lockdown, it’s hard to believe the big outdoors actually exists. But that’s what you get with this lovely music documentary, which followed in the footsteps of celebrated musicologist Alan Lomax and British folk singer Shirley Collins on their landmark 1959 odyssey, recording Continue Reading

Kim Kardashian West at 40: how the queen of social media changed the world | Life and style- Tempemail

In the early hours of 3 October 2016, shortly before her 36th birthday, Kim Kardashian West found herself with a gun to her head, tied up in a rented apartment in Paris, begging for her life. Over the previous few days, Kardashian West had posted 15 images on Instagram documenting Continue Reading

Michelle Wolf to Melania’s roses: the arts and pop culture that sum up the Trump era | Culture

Architecture Travesty in the Rose Garden Since he’s a former real-estate tycoon, it seems fitting that Donald Trump’s tenure should express itself in some sort of building. So which edifice best defines his era? Well, there is the “big, beautiful wall” planned for the border with Mexico. “Nobody builds walls Continue Reading

Why the Women’s Engineering Society still has its work cut out after 100 years | Technology

In June 1919, seven women came together in London to do something unprecedented: they founded the world’s first Women’s Engineering Society (WES), which survives to this day. The creation of WES was precipitated by the end of the first world war. Thousands of women had entered factories and gained practical Continue Reading

Artists find fans and creative outlet as they flock towards crowdfunding sites | Technology

Musicians, artists and writers have turned to crowdfunding sites to make up for lost opportunities in lockdown, and their audiences have followed them, leading to a rise in contributions through platforms such as Patreon. Since mid-March more than 70,000 extra creators have joined Patreon, which allows fans to give monthly Continue Reading