Anonymous British graffiti artist Banksy has pulled off another stunt that seized the attention of the art world — this time at the expense of his own work.
On Friday, a Banksy painting titled “Girl with Red Balloon” was being auctioned at Sotheby’s in London. The spray-painted and acrylic piece depicted a little girl extending her arm out for a heart-shaped balloon, floating far beyond reach.
The bidding climbed to $1.4 million, an amount that tied the artist’s own auction record from 2008. Finally, a hammer pounded to signify the end of the auction.
Right then, the painting’s canvas began scrolling downward, seeming to pass through its elaborate gilded frame — and reappearing below in neat, vertical strips. Later, Sotheby’s would explain that a shredder was hidden inside the frame.
Lewiston ME : "These kids were already kicked out of Dunkin Donuts for being disruptive (surprise), and all of them had nice shiny bikes outside. Apparently they had gotten these bikes via theft (surprise), and a woman driving by recognises one of the bikes as her daughter's. What happens next is when I started recording, as she takes the bike back, they are calling her , saying that they have rights, and start to swarm her and her car. Luckily for her, two other cars pulled up and also confronted the group. I left shortly before the cops showed up. People claim that the Somali community is portrayed in a bad light, that those who speak up against them are racists, or are just prejudice for the of it."
Here's a look at a dumb Yankee fan in the outfield at Yankee Stadium last night during the Yankees 7-2 win over the Oakland Athletics throwing beer at an Oakland A's fan who's identified as John Spencer, an Oakland native current residing in NY, who looks rather upset to say the least while the Yankee fans are celebrating & laughing it up thinking it's a joke. Unfortunately, it wasn't the only incident involving fans & beer that night, there was also after the game, as the final out was recorded, a beer can landed on a fan's head.
Detectives in Prince George's County are searching for a burglar who had some bad luck while trying to rob a carryout in Suitland last month.
According to police, the bandit threw a brick or a large rock at the restaurant located in the 4000 block of Suitland Road on September 20, and successfully shattered the front glass window.
But when he tried to use that same brick or rock in an attempt to break the bulletproof glass that protected the front counter three times, police say the brick or rock flew back at him and appeared to hit him in the head on the third try.
After being hit in the head, police say the suspect fell to the ground and laid there for a few minutes before eventually getting up and leaving the business.
Oktoberfest is the world's largest Volksfest (beer festival and travelling funfair). Held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, it is a 16- to 18-day folk festival running from mid or late September to the first weekend in October, with more than six million people from around the world attending the event every year.
Locally, it is often called the Wiesn, after the colloquial name for the fairgrounds, Theresa's meadows (Theresienwiese). The Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture, having been held since the year 1810.
Other cities across the world also hold Oktoberfest celebrations that are modeled after the original Munich event.
French public is angry with Emmanuel Macron after the cheerful President posed for photos with young men at Saint Martin, one of whom showed the middle finger to the cameras.
The controversial pictures were made during Macron’s visit to the Caribbean island, devastated after hurricane Irma last year.
The French leader was followed by a host of photographers as he walked for five hours, despite sporadic rain, entered homes and talked to the locals about their life and rebuilding after the tragedy.
Macron’s PR-stunt went wrong when he came across two bare-chested young men, who had bandannas on their heads. One of them told to the French leader that he was a “robber” and was recently released from prison.
The president wasn’t at all perplexed by such confession as he told the guy that he should leave his criminal past behind and take part in reconstruction.
Lindsay Lohan is facing criticism after posting a live video on Instagram in which she follows a homeless family down the street, trying to separate the sons from their parents.
Possibly shot in Moscow (based on previous Instagram Story updates from Lohan) the Live video starts with the actor offering to put a roof over the family’s head for the night, but the situation soon becomes fraught.
“Hey everyone, I just want to show you a family that I met,” she tells viewers, “a Syrian refugee family that I’m really worried about. They really need help.”
“You want to come with me? Come with me, I’ll take care of you guys,” she says to the family, before turning to one of the children: “Do you want to stay in a hotel tonight? Do you want to watch movies? It would be so cool to watch a movie on a TV or a computer.”
When the parents refuse, Lohan becomes confrontational.
“You should not have them [your sons] on the floor, you should be a hard-working woman and you should be doing what you [can] for your children, so they have a better life,” she says.
“If someone is offering them a home and a bed, which is me at the moment, give it to them. They will come back to you.”
“I won’t leave until I take you. Now I know who you are. Don’t f*** with me.”
When the family attempt to evade Lohan by walking off down the street, she follows them, still broadcasting on Instagram Live.
“Look what’s happening, they’re trafficking children [...] You’re ruining Arabic culture by doing this.
“You’re taking these children, they want to go. I’m with you boys, don’t worry, the whole world is seeing this right now.”
The situation gets physical towards the end of the video, with the mother appearing to strike Lohan.
Clips from the video have begun circulating on social media, with several users suggesting that the incident amounts to an attempted kidnapping. The Independent has contacted a representative for Lohan for comment.