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  • agata-mayer-stephane-duroy-lodz-polish-manchester-of-the-1990s-english-version.html POLISH MANCHESTER OF THE 1990s

    Hans Magnus Enzensberger, a prominent German poet and writer, said during his brief visit to Łódź in 1986 that the city should become a media hub of the East. This daring prospect never came to fruition. Three years later, the Eastern market crumbled and Łódź was among the most affected vicitms. After all, it was the city’s ties with Russia that once catapulted it to prosperity. At the end of the 19th century, Łódź was a veritable promised land… Read more »

  • THE LIGHT OF THE NORDIC NOIR

    The contrasting depiction of the North by John Bauer, a masterful illustrator and champion of children’s imagination, features both the fairy tale-like scenery, populated by strange creatures derived from Swedish folklore, and its more sinister, dark and mystical counterpart, bringing to mind Nordic shamanism and ancient Scandinavian sagas.…Read more »

  • NORDIC NOIR PHENOMENON

    Nordic noir, also known as Scandi noir or Cold noir, has now gone beyond its original status of a Scandinavian narrative genre encompassing crime novels, movies and TV series. Having penetrated deep into the mainstream, it is an essential part of popular culture and Scandinavia’s claim to global fame…Read more »

  • FROM UNAPPRECIATED SNAPSHOTS TO THE MILLION-DOLLAR PHOTOGRAPHS

    World wide trends are showing that the most wealthy people tend to locate their capital not only in luxury residences, cars, exclusive liquors or original jewellery. But they are also getting more and more interested in acquiring photographs made by known and celebrated artists… Read more »

  • THE ART OF FASHION ILLUSTRATIONS

    Megan Hess is one of the most identifiable fashion illustrators and print designers, working with Chanel, Dior, Tiffany & Co., Cartier, Montblanc, Balenciaga, Guerlain YSL, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Fendi, Ladurée or even Michelle Obama. The list is long. Her drawing style seems so effortless and radiates luxurious elegance and beauty…Read more »

  • EVERY LEVEL OF ART YOU WANT IS HERE!

    Art Basel Miami is an orgy of luxurious excess, and it always has been. The perfect setting for an international show rich in cultural diversity, offering visitors a selection of premier works from the entire Americas as well as Europe, Asia, and Africa. The main fair itself is wildly profitable – galleries from around the world pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for the…Read more »