In 1989, the version of Batman signed by the eclectic American director Tim Burton was released in the cinema. In the year of its thirtieth anniversary, LEGO decided to celebrate this iconic film with a model of the Batmobile driven by Michael Keaton.
This toy will be composed of 3300 bricks and will perfectly reproduce the original with a sliding cockpit with wraparound windscreen, the 2 hidden machine guns with pop-up function activated by rotating the turbine exhaust and the decorative clusters on each side of the vehicle.
The Batmobile LEGO will be accompanied by 3 mini-figures: Batman, The Joker and Vicki Vale and a rotating exhibitor that will allow you to admire the model from every perspective and grasp every detail.
The end result will be a brick sculpture over 60 cm long, 12 cm high and 22 cm wide – be sure to make some space on the shelves. This inimitable model will be available from 29 November, also the day of Black Friday.
This year Jordan decided to honor the Air Jordan I with the Fearless Ones collection, in which the iconic model will be revisited by various artists and designers. One of these is Ryan aka Blue the Great, an artist from Los Angeles who presented a hyper-colored model with shades of red, blue, green and yellow. On the occasion of their release, which took place on 9 November, the artist unveiled a mural created ad hoc on the field on the roof of the store in Downtown, Los Angeles.
Seen from above, it seems that the same colors found on the shoe have been turned upside down on the field, creating three-dimensional stains and drops.
Yayoi Kusama, as we have already discussed here, opened her new exhibition EVERY DAY I PRAY FOR LOVE at the David Zwirner Gallery in New York on November 9th, 2019.
Yayoi Kusamais a Japanese artist known for her stylized interpretations of the pumpkin that have become among the most iconic masterpieces of contemporary art. Throughout her career, the Japanese creative artist has developed a distinctive approach to her craft. This has allowed her to exhibit her creations in various important museums around the world.
The exhibition will feature new paintings, new sculptures, an immersive installation and the debut of the latest addition to the INFINITY MIRRORED ROOM – DANCING LIGHTS THAT FLEW UP TO THE UNIVERSE series, which contains large globes of suspended light that change from white to red before becoming abruptly dark. The viewer is left in the dark for a moment before the bright spheres slowly return to life. The exhibition also features new paintings from the artist’s My Eternal Soul series. These are made in an intimate format – exhibited for the first time in the United States – and are unique explorations of lines and shapes that are meticulously detailed, but with bold explorations of colors and at the same time abstract and figurative.
There are also new organic-looking soft sculptures, die-cast aluminum relief works vaguely reminiscent of Pablo Picasso’s ceramic, a large pumpkin, and the Clouds installation, which includes 90 mirror sculptures in the shape of blobs lying on the floor. On the second floor, there is a dark room that contains an illuminated and colorful sculpture, Ladder to Heaven, which seems to extend into endless mirror tunnels at both ends.
The last mural by Spanish street artistEscif was created in the city of Munich and reads the slogan: WE THE FOREST. Nature is becoming a commodity and the future of the next generations is seen as a luxury commodity. The location of the work is quite strategic, as the work extends along the “Middle Ring”, the busy ring road that crosses the city and lends itself to enormous visibility.
The Spanish artist and activist wants to sensitize the population using the image that more than We The Forest” suggests even for the sound of the words: “We Deforest”.
“It’s what you buy, not what they sell!“
The message that Escif wants to communicate to who look at is precisely what each of us is a consumer and, consequently, has the power to influence the policies that are implemented; in short, we are all responsible in our own small way for the future that we intend to leave to subsequent generations.
Imagine being in San Francisco on a classic autumn day and, as you walk through the streets of the city, you come across a mega mural with a giant Greta Thunberg drawing. Definitely an unusual situation but one that makes you talk, and a lot.
A few days ago, the young Swedish activist nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, fixed the pedestrians who travel Mason Steet near Union Square. This is because the Argentine artist Andrés Iglesias, known as cobre and famous for his hyperrealistic portraits, has created a huge mural in the heart of the American city.
The work was unveiled after 10 days of work with the appearance of the signature of the author’s stage name. The idea for this environmental-themed initiative is from the NGO One atmosphere, which hired the artist after seeing a previous mural depicting the deceased actor Robin Williams. Cobre was also helped to obtain the various permits to make it and to cover the cost of the paint.
The reason why Greta Thunberg was chosen is based on the activist movement that has developed over the last year. Thanks to her and her perseverance, thousands of young people have sided with the cause, striking and demonstrating against all those who impact primarily on global pollution, on climate change and, if we want to put it bluntly, on the self-destruction of the planet.
The mural aims to pay homage to Greta but at the same time to remind people that the problem of climate change is true and current and that it also affects us closely. The feedback from people who have seen it live or through the media has been so positive that the photos taken at the mural have been shared by the local and global media. The intention was precisely this, to spread the message more and more widely and to raise awareness, involve and inform as many people as possible.
This is not the first time that Greta Thunberg has been represented on murals. It has already happened in Istanbul, in the Kadikoy district, where a portrait was made by Portuguese artists Dheo and Pariz One. In addition, a work about the activist also appeared in Bristol. This is proof of how art is able to communicate positive messages and raise people’s awareness of the cause.