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Taschen book sample sale in Sloane Square

Taschen | Art-PieTaschen book sample sale in Sloane Square will be taking place at their store at 12 Duke of York Square, Chelsea, London SW3 4LY from 26-29th January.

Expect to find unique books and enjoy strolling through Taschen store in South West London. We included below a selection of some of the items you will be able to buy.

Gisele by Taschen
> Born in the Brazilian countryside, and nearly six feet tall by the age of 14, Gisele Bündchen grew from humble roots into the most successful supermodel in the world. This book celebrates her 20-year milestone in the industry with a unique and spectacular collection of jaw-dropping glamour and intimate, personal insights.

Mario Testino – in your face by Taschen
> Mario Testino’s boundless talent with a camera must be maddening for other photographers working in a highly competitive field, but he remains one of the most revered stars in his profession. Often imitated and never equaled, Testino is graced with a natural ability to float effortlessly from studio to backstage to after-party, producing stunning shots in any kind of situation.

About Taschen

TASCHEN, founded as a small comic shop in Cologne, Germany in 1980, is today renowned as the world’s leading publisher of illustrated books. Our twice yearly warehouse sale offers open copies from our full program of fashion, design, photography, travel, lifestyle, art, pop culture, and sexy books for 50-75% off their list price.

This year our sale is from 26-29th January and the store at 12 Duke of York Square, Chelsea, London SW3 4LY is open 10am-7pm.

Taschen shop in Sloane Square | Art-Pie
The Taschen shop in Sloane Square


Hong Kong protests | Art-Pie

The umbrella, as a symbol of the protests that are going on in Hong Kong, resulted from police pepper spray, used against activists, who used it as a shield. In no time, this was picked up by creatives, artists or just supporters who via that object, represent their support to the cause through art and imagery.

The Umbrella Revolution was born

#OccupyCentral and its demonstrations began peacefully last week but turned more intensive at the time where we are writing this article. The uprise is about activist who are calling for democracy in Hong Kong and free elections in 2017 (See more photographs about the events on the Mashable website).

We have collected a fe examples of the art and imagery incorporating the umbrella and other symbols of resistance on social media.

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Another symbol widely used is the the yellow ribbon, which protestors are using as a symbol of democracy and suffrage and we found this awesome piece below

Yellow Ribbon used in the Hong Kong protests

More imagery/art from protesters and artists below

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ArtiLinki – next meet up on the 21st feb – London

ArtLinki | Social network dedicated to artists from all kind of artistic fieldsWe have recently partnered with ArtiLink, a young business who has created a social network dedicated to artists from all kind of artistic fields, creative professionals or cultural structures. Their website offers them one more visibility solution for free and it is also possible to buy a premium account to increase his visibility. Artists can put all the medium they want on their profiles and their actualities, and follow the people or structures they like to be informed of their projects.

From Charlotte Canario, artistic creation – “Our goal is to create links between arts, people and their different activities, that is why we organize meetings each month in Lyon since a year and a half where people can gather them, bring their books and share about their projects, in a convivial way !

The meeting begins usually at 19 pm and ends around 23 pm.  The first part of the meeting is for networking, then a second part is dedicated to a showcases, where 5 or 6 people (artists, associations, musicians…etc.) come to present their work to the gathering. It can take the form of a concert, a performance, a PowerPoint presentation, a dance show… We try to mix as most as possible the fields of intervention!

The first ArtLinki meet up of 2013 is this Thursday 21st February and is taking place at StrongRooms and what a program they have put together!

ACME TV : Company of The Year Acme is an independent production company

AND NOW WEE : Fashion Design Brand which draws it’s inspiration from the rich cultural heritage of East London.

CYRUS MAHBOUBIAN is a London-based photographer working in analogue materials.

MARK : graffiti artist for 26 years now and have life-long experience painting graffiti murals in the United Kingdom and abroad.

– Live Art by Street Artists from LSD Magazine

KOMA JAZZ : Dj live set all Night long

WHERE – STRONGROOMS | 120-124 Curtain Road Shoreditch London EC2A 3SQ.
WHEN – 21st February 2103 | 6 to 11pm

See you there!

Jester Jacques gallery pop up event at Boxpark

<img src="" alt="Jester Jacques gallery at BoxPark | Art-Pie" title="mg_5543" width="325" height="216" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-7516" />Jester Jacques Gallery, a newly created entity in the art world, have been offering shopping experience, both online and in their Pop-Up Shop since 2011. Their latest event just launched earlier this week at Boxpark with the set up of a pop up show and shop.

“We have a thoughtful collection built up by personal relationships and investment pieces.” Karen Shidlo, Co-Owner of Jester Jacques Gallery

With famous names as Shepard Fairey and Sweet Toof being sold alongside the work of up and coming young artists, JJ Gallery has created an exciting online shopping experience as well as pop up events as the one currently held at BoxPark.

The Pop Up will include a unique installation by Nathalie Guinamard and a street art piece by Nathan Bowen. We have included photgraphs from the opening which happened on the 7th February.

When –
Jester Jacques Pop Up Shop at Box Park February 18th – 21st
Where –
Boxpark, 2-4 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6GY

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Space-Themed Stamps

Royal Mail is to release a unique series of stamps, the theme : Space. This is to marked the 50th anniversary of Britain’s first contribution to space exploration—and Britain’s launch of its first satellite.

Osborne Ross is behind this set of stamps which depicts The Sun, Saturn, Saturn’s largest moon Titan, the Lutetia asteroid, Venus and Mars. The images featured were from European Space Agency missions.

Get yours soon, the release date is on 16 October 2012.

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