Friday, October 24, 2014

San Giorgio in Velabro

Church of San Giorgio in Velabro, via del Velabro, Rome
Church of San Giorgio in Velabro
Via del Velabro, Ripa
Rome, May 2012

“After the killing in May 1992 of Italy's top Mafia prosecutor, the Government began its biggest crackdown against the mob in years, arresting the reputed boss of all bosses, Salvatore Riina. In response, the Mafia launched five car bomb attacks in Rome, Florence and Milan in 1993, that left 10 people dead and dozens wounded. The targets included the Uffizi Gallery in Florence and two of Rome's most venerable churches, San Giovanni in Laterano and San Giorgio.”

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Serrurerie Victor Massé

Serrurerie Victor Massé, Locksmith Victor Massé, rue Victor Massé, 9e arrondissement, Paris
Serrurerie Victor Massé (Locksmith Victor Massé)
Rue Victor Massé, 9e arrondissement
Paris, July 2014

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red

Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red by Tom Piper and Paul Cummins, Tower of London, London
“Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red”, 2014
Poppies by ceramic artist Paul Cummins, setting by stage designer Tom Piper
Tower of London, Tower Hamlets
London, September 2014

“Don't miss the major art installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at the Tower of London, marking one hundred years since the first full day of Britain's involvement in the First World War. Created by ceramic artist Paul Cummins, with setting by stage designer Tom Piper, 888,246 ceramic poppies will progressively fill the Tower's famous moat over the summer. Each poppy represents a British military fatality during the war.”
(Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, Historic Royal Palaces)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

San Simeone Piccolo

Church of San Simeone Piccolo, Grand Canal, Venice
Church of San Simeone Piccolo, Santa Croce
Seen from the Canal Grande (Grand Canal)
Venice, September 2012

Monday, October 20, 2014

Serpentine Pavilion

Serpentine Pavilion 2014 designed by Smiljan Radić
Serpentine Galleries, Kensington Gardens
London, September 2014

“The 2014 Serpentine Pavilion is designed by Chilean architect Smiljan Radić. A semi-translucent, cylindrical structure that resembles a shell and rests on large quarry stones, this year’s Pavilion occupies 350 square metres of the Serpentine’s lawn and is home to and inspiration for the Park Nights series of events.”
(Serpentine Pavilion 2014, Serpentine Galleries)

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Rue de la Gaîté

Montparnasse Rue de la Gaîté Théâtre, mural by Loren Munk, rue de la Gaité, boulevard Edgar Quinet, Paris
“Montparnasse, Rue de la Gaîté, Theatre”, by Loren Munk, 1993
Rue de la Gaité / boulevard Edgar Quinet
Montparnasse, 14e arrondissement
Paris, July 2014

“The artist Loren Munk is known for his cubistic paintings that combine urban imagery with exhaustive historic research, complex systems of thinking and painterly finesse. Since his SoHo debut in 1981, Munk has overseen an international career that includes exhibitions throughout the United States as well as Brazil, France and Germany. Most recently, Munk has been producing a series of paintings that tackle the subject of art itself through a historical and diagrammatic lens. In addition to his studio work, Munk is also a writer and curator. In his role as the Uber-chronicler of the New York art scene, Munk is known by his alias, James Kalm. Through his famed online video program, The Kalm Report, Munk tours artist's studios, gallery exhibits and art world events throughout New York City.”
(Loren Munk, Freight + Volume)

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Deadly Nightshade

“Deadly Nightshade” by Julian Wild, 2014
Bishopgate, City of London
London, September 2014

“A sculpture called Deadly Nightshade will soon be creeping up the wall of NatWest bank’s flagship branch in the Square Mile. The artist who created the five metre-high “psychedelic man-made weed” said he hopes it will encourage City workers to look up from the Bishopsgate pavement. Julian Wild sculpted the 150kg work in his Dalston studio. It is made from stainless steel with two stems made to look as thought they are climbing up the grey brickwork.”
(‘Deadly Nightshade’ sculpture, London Evening Standard)