Lothar Baumgarten Dies at 74; Artist Explored Collision of Cultures

Lothar Baumgarten was born on Oct. 5, 1944, in Rheinsberg, Germany. His father Kurt, was an anthropologist, and his mother, Johanna, was an executive secretary at a bank. He became interested in photography as a child. “When I was 5,” he told Mousse Magazine in 2016, “I found that I couldn’t express myself clearly enough…

Priyanka Chopra: US writer sorry for ‘scam artist’ comment

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ms Chopra (R) and Mr Jonas are in Udaipur for another big wedding A US journalist has apologised after writing that Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra was a “scam artist” who had trapped US singer Nick Jonas into marrying her to further her career. Mariah Smith said she took “full responsibility…

Nigerian special effects makeup artist on creating gore for Nollywood

Hakeem Effects is an award-winning special effects makeup artist working in Nollywood. He creates, zombies, blood and gore for the multi-billion dollar Nigerian film industry, which produces thousands of films every year. Video journalist: Sarah Tiamiyu for BBC News Pidgin Source link

Hockney painting breaks auction record for living artist

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) broke the record held by Jeff Koons A celebrated painting by British artist David Hockney has been sold at Christie’s in New York for just over $90m (£70m) – an auction record for a work by a living artist. Portrait of…