5 Reasons to Visit Michael Jackson: On the Wall at the National Portrait Gallery



Celebrate the King of Pop at the exhibition Michael Jackson: On the Wall. The National Portrait Gallery examines his influence on contemporary art. London Planner Editor, Kohinoor Sahota, takes a look at the paintings, from Andy Warhol’s Pop Art to Kehinde Wiley’s portrait. The exhibition runs until 21 October 2018.

Written, presented and edited by Kohinoor Sahota
Direction, camera, music, graphics and sound by Tim Benton

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WRAP Body of NZ sailing legend released



1. Pan of funeral car leaving the morgue
2. Travelling shot of funeral car
3. Funeral car arriving with coffin being removed
4. Close up of Sir Peter Blake’s face through glass topped coffin
5. Santa Rita funeral parlour
6. Sir Peter Blake’s coffin being carried from one room to another
7. Policeman guarding coffin
8. Ambassador Denise Almao arriving at funeral home
9. Various of coffin being put inside a box to be transported
10. Ambassador Denise Almao watching the box leave the funeral home
11. Blake’s remains being taken in a car to airport
12. Various of remains being loaded in plane
13. Ambassador Denise Almao hugging Sir Peter’s fellow crew members and saying good-bye.
14. Close up of ambassador Denise Almao crying
16. Air force plane taking off en route to London
17. Close up of ambassador Denise Almao crying
18. Federal police car taking last two bandits apprehended into custody
20. Boat used by bandits
21. Wide of motor engine stolen by bandits
22. Watch stolen from Sir Peter by bandits

STORYLINE:

The body of the slain yachtsman Sir Peter Blake was flown back to New Zealand after being released to his country’s ambassador Denise Almao in Macapa on Sunday.

His body was taken to a funeral home early on Sunday and later driven to a military air force base in Macapa.

The plane will land Sir Peter in London from where his body will be taken to Southern England. New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark said that Blake would be buried where his family had set up home, not far from the southern English port city of Southampton.

After searching the Amazon jungle, Federal Police in Macapa arrested the last two suspects involved in the killing of Blake after four men had allegedly already confessed to attacking his moored yacht.

Blake led New Zealand to America’s Cup victories in 1995 and 2000 and was feted as a national hero.

He was shot dead by masked pirates on Wednesday as they boarded his yacht “Seamaster” at its anchorage in the mouth of the Amazon River near Macapa, in Amapa state, two and a half thousand kilometres (18-hundred miles) northwest of Rio de Janeiro.

The 53-year-old yachtsman was on a worldwide expedition to monitor global warming and pollution when he died.

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Sir Peter Blake takes a ride on the Art Bus



Sir Peter Blake at his latest exhibition at GXgallery in South London. Since becoming one of the leading figures in the UK pop art scene in the 50s Sir Peter Blake has done it all – from being celebrated with a career retrospective at the Tate Liverpool to designing iconic album covers, most notably The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. We speak with the 79-year-old artist about his all-encompassing career and why he’d like to wrestle a certain supermodel. GXgallery: 43 Denmark Hill, London, SE5 8SR, www.gxgallery.com

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DIY | Bleached Pop Art Shorts



DIY michael jackson bleach pop art icon shorts
hey guys! so one of my followers tagged me in a photo on instagram of some shorts saying she knows i would kill em! as they were michael jackson…..and DUH im obsessed! with MJ. so i done my research to purchase them BUT they were way to exspensive for my taste! so i thought hold up i can MAKE this so thats exactly what i done! with my OWN twist of course, I aint about to be replicating no ones designs lol. so i hope i inspire you guys to get funky and if you make anything please show me! id love to see.

If you are just not about that DIY life but still want some cute shorts check out dirty ego! they sell the shorts that inspired me and LOTS of other custom shorts
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4055690 Mickey Mouse Selfie Romero Britto



Mickey Mouse takes a moment for a selfie to share with all his friends around the world. Designed by Pop Artist Romero Britto, whose paintings and sculptures are currently exhibited in more than 100 galleries worldwide. “An art that is too important not to share”, says Britto. “One that elevates the soul and nourishes the heart”. This fun and bright figurine would make a perfect gift for any Disney fan or the selfie-obsessed person in your life. The figurine is made from resin, packed in a branded gift box. Unique variations should be expected as product is hand painted. Not a toy or children’s product. Intended for adults only.

Link: https://www.northpolechristmasshop.com/shop-by-brand/romero-britto-disney-artist/4055690-mickey-mouse-selfie-romero-britto.html

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Amazing Home Full of Bold Pop Art



Cool apartment on four floors in London, UK.

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Time Has Come by SackJo22 (c) copyright 2010 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/SackJo22/29673 Ft: Unreal_DM, Haskel

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BT ArtBox – Union Jack 2012

BT ArtBox - Union Jack 2012

BT ArtBox project celebrating 25 years of Childline

ArtBox Title: Union Jack 2012
Artist: Sir Peter Blake for Swarovski
Location: New Bond Street (Churchill statue)

Drawing on Blake`s unmistakable bold and colourful style, Union Jack 2012 celebrates HRH Queen Elizabeth`s Diamond Jubilee with over 400,000 Swarovski crystals. Peter Blake is one of the UK`s greatest living artists, widely regarded as the preeminent figure in British Pop Art.

Open-air art exhibition across London – Summer 2012

• BT marked 25th anniversary of ChildLine with launch of open-air art exhibition in London
• BT ArtBox project saw leading artists, designers and creatives transform full-size replicas of iconic Gilbert Scott–designed red telephone box into stunning artworks
• Throughout June and July 2012, BT ArtBoxes were on display in high-profile locations across the capital
• The National Portrait Gallery hosted a gala auction on July 18 where the ArtBoxes were auctioned to raise money for ChildLine

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of ChildLine, BT announced the launch of the BT ArtBox project – a new public art exhibition set to take over the capital Summer 2012.

Leading artists, designers and creatives from around the world were invited to apply their individual talents to re-style that much-loved icon of British design, the traditional red telephone box.

Each artist or designer took delivery of a full-size, fibre-glass replica of the Sir Giles Gilbert Scott-designed original K6 telephone kiosk, which was introduced in 1936 to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of the coronation of King George V.

Participating artists included 2002 Turner prize winner Keith Tyson, Romero Britto and Royal Academician Professor of Sculpture David Mach, along with fashion designers Giles Deacon and Zandra Rhodes.

The BT ArtBoxes were on display in high-profile locations around the capital between June 18 and July 16 before being auctioned off at a VIP Gala Auction at the National Portrait Gallery on July 18 to raise funds for BT’s long-time partner ChildLine.

Esther Rantzen OBE, founder of ChildLine and patron of the BT ArtBox project, said: “I’m thrilled that ChildLine’s 25th birthday is to be celebrated by such a unique and inspiring project as BT Artbox.
“The red phone box is a much loved symbol of British culture and I’m keen to see how the artists involved will create new masterpieces from such an iconic canvas. It’s fantastic that the proceeds from the sale of the boxes will raise vital funds to support the work of ChildLine, enabling us to help many more children and young people to get comfort, advice and protection when they need it most.”

Sandy Nairne, director of the National Portrait Gallery and patron of the BT ArtBox project, said: “The Gilbert Scott telephone box is a truly iconic British design, and I’m looking forwards to seeing how artists and designers transform the replica boxes into works of art on London’s streets.”

David Mach, said: “It’s great to be involved with the ArtBox Exhibition. I get to kill more than two birds with one stone…work with a great charity (hopefully make money for it) and a classic British design. I love all things Gilbert Scott. Anything that encourages us to get his design back on our streets does it for me”.

Suzi Williams, director of BT Group Marketing and Brand, said: “BT has a history of supporting British cultural initiatives and 2012 is no exception. What better way to celebrate ChildLine’s 25th anniversary than transforming replicas of the classic red phone box into a public art exhibition that can be enjoyed by all in the build-up to the Games this summer."

Martine Ainsworth-Wells, London & Partners, Marketing and Communications director, said:
“London & Partners is excited to support BT ArtBox in the run up to London 2012. BT ArtBox will bring some of the UK’s finest artistic talents to London’s streets, adding a new creative dimension to the capital at such an important time in its history.”

Artists and creatives who were interested in designing an ArtBox visited btartbox.com for more information about how to get involved.
The BT ArtBox project was supported by the Mayor of London, Professor Malcolm Garrett RDI, London & Partners, The May Fair Hotel, Harvey Nichols, The Times and The Sunday Times and borough councils across the capital.

Images of Malcolm Garrett, Interaction Designer, Sandy Nairne, Director of the National Portrait Gallery, David Mach RA, Sculptor, Esther Rantzen, founder of ChildLine and Lauren O’Farrell, Artist at the launch of the BT ArtBox project at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, central London today are available at:
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Top 10 facts about the K6 red phone box

1. Kiosk number 6 or “Jubilee Kiosk” commemorates the Silver Jubilee of the coronation of King George V.
2. Sir Giles Gilbert Scott also designed Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral, Battersea Power Station and Bankside Power Station now Tate Modern.
3. More than 1,600 decommissioned red phone boxes, mostly K6s, have been sold to local communities for just a £1 under BT’s Adopt a Kiosk scheme. Uses include being fitted with lifesaving defibrillation machines, turned into art galleries and public libraries.
4. The K6 was the first kiosk installed nationwide and the standard kiosk across the UK until the introduction of the K8 in 1968.
5. The K6 kiosk is made from cast iron with a teak door. It is 8’3” tall (2.4 metres) and weighs three quarters of a ton (762 kilograms).
6. The K6 design was approved by the Post Office and the Royal Fine Arts Commission, which endorsed “Post Office red” as the standard colour.
7. Although Scott agreed to the use of “Post Office red” he was never a supporter of the colour and initially suggested the outside of the kiosk be painted silver and the inside greenish-blue. He strongly urged rural kiosks be painted dove-grey.
8. Two K6 kiosks were installed in France during 1995, for the 50th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
9. Several red K6’s have been transformed into combined payphones and cash machines.
10.There are 11,000 red phone boxes in use in the UK.

About ChildLine

ChildLine on 0800 1111 and www.childline.org.uk is the UK’s only free, 24-hour helpline for children in danger or distress. Trained volunteer counsellors comfort, advice and protect children and young people. ChildLine is a service within the NSPCC. In Scotland it is delivered by CHILDREN 1ST on behalf of the NSPCC. Calls to ChildLine on 0800 1111 are confidential, but if a child is in immediate danger the counsellor will let the caller know if they have to break confidentially and contact the emergency services to save the child’s life.

Every £20 raised could help ChildLine answer another five calls from children who dial our helpline. If you are worried about a child or would like to make a donation, please visit the NSPCC website www.nspcc.org.uk

Posted by Dave Catchpole on 2012-07-21 11:38:14

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