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February, 2013

  • 19 February

    Do You Prefer Your Cocktails Shaken Or Hand Sculpted?

    Hidetsugo Ueno - Bar High Five, Tokyo, diamond ice cutting

    Tokyo Japan, Tuesday February 19, 2013 After this video of Japanese drinking establishment Bar High Five master mixologist Hidetsugo Ueno hand sculpting a small block of ice into a crystal clear diamond shape that perfectly fits into a glass went viral this week, I got to thinking about the art …

  • 18 February

    Ancient 1000-Year-Old Buddhist Sculptures Unearthed

    BALINZUOQU, Tuesday, September. 11, 2012 Created over 1000 years ago, this partially exhumed ancient sculpture is believed to be part of a royal Buddhist Temple of the Liao Dynasty.  Archaeologists excavating the site in northern China’s Balinzuoqi (formerly Shangjing) have discovered three Buddhist Tower bases, and a large number of finely crafted delicate …

  • 18 February

    Basquiat Bidding Auction Bungle

    LONDON, Thursday February 14, 2013 “Can you hear me now? . . . Good.”  Deceased street art legend turned fine art 80s phenom aka “The Radiant Child”  Jean-Michel Basquiat’s “Untitled” (1982) a pastel, oilstick, colored crayon and charcoal drawing on paper sold for $3,015,138 in a somewhat controversial art auction call …