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Frida Kahlo's Two Nudes in the Forest Sells for $8M  Two Nudes in the Forest (The Land Itself) – the 1939 painting Frida Kahlo gifted her friend, Dolores del Río – just sold for a little over $8 million at a Christie’s sale of impressionist and modern art, according to the Associated Press.

Frida Kahlo's Two Nudes in the Forest Sells for $8M 

With this sale, Kahlo dethroned fellow Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo to become the best-selling Latin American painter of all time, El País reports. Related: Would Frida Kahlo Hate How Her Image Gets Used Today? Before Dos desnudos en el bosque, Kahlo set a record in 2006 with the $5.6 million sale of Raíces. Helga Prignitz-Poda explained that Frida painted Two Nudes – which first sold in 1989 for $506,000 – after two successful shows in Paris and New York. Jamaican Pulse: Art and Politics from Jamaica and the Diaspora.

"A wonderful gift here in Bristol.

Jamaican Pulse: Art and Politics from Jamaica and the Diaspora

Fantastic exhibition. Thank you. " "Original, exciting and challenging. " "Brilliant show – refreshing and exceptionally stimulating. Thank you for providing deep-thinking and stimulation, let alone about Jamaican art, but about how we respond to that island and its people. " Yayoi Kusama. Yayoi Kusama is one of those artists whose mythology often overshadows her work.

Yayoi Kusama

Now 87 years old, she has had a litany of avant-garde terms thrown her way over the years – conceptualist, feminist, minimalist – and was an indisputably huge influence on pop art giants including Andy Warhol. Having done her time on the 1960s’ New York scene, in the early 1970s Kusama returned to Tokyo, checked herself into a mental institution and has lived there willingly ever since – travelling to her nearby studio to work. Add to this personal history her colourful dress sense (with bright wigs and polka-dotted smocks, she is like one of her own patterned paintings come to life) and her record-breaking auction results, and, well, the myth builds itself. But now on to the artwork itself. 150 Street Artists From 30 Countries Turn Old Tunisian Village Into Outdoor Art Gallery.

Er-Riadh, a small village off of the beaten tourist path on the island of Djerba in Tunisia, was paid a visit by an unlikely bunch of guests – 150 street artists from 30 countries around the world.

150 Street Artists From 30 Countries Turn Old Tunisian Village Into Outdoor Art Gallery

These descended on the town to participate in Djerbahood, a massive public street art exhibition that displayed their 150 street art pieces on the walls of this old multicultural village. Mehdi Ben Cheikh, founder of the French Galerie Itinerrance and organizer of the event, secured legal authorization from both the government and from private land owners before beginning the project. “Muslims, Christians and Jews have lived here in peace for the last 2,000 years or so,” Ben Cheikh told the New York Times. “I’m not here to aggravate anyone, but to consolidate this aspect, which I find beautiful, and together with the natural beauty of the village, provides the artists with a unique canvas.”

More info: djerbahood.com | Galerie Itinerrance (h/t: mashable, mymodernmet, nytimes) Bristol Byzantine. Bristol Byzantine is a variety of Byzantine Revival architecture that was popular in the city of Bristol from about 1850 to 1880.

Bristol Byzantine

Many buildings in the style have been destroyed or demolished, but notable surviving examples include the Colston Hall,[1] the Granary on Welsh Back, the Carriage Works,[2] on Stokes Croft and several of the buildings around Victoria Street. Several of the warehouses around the harbour have survived including the Arnolfini which now houses an art gallery.[3] Clarks Wood Company warehouse[4] and the St Vincent's Works[5] in Silverthorne Lane and the Wool Hall[6] in St Thomas Street are other survivors from the 19th century. Style[edit] Bristol Byzantine has influences from Byzantine and Moorish architecture applied mainly to industrial buildings such as warehouses and factories. The style is characterised by a robust and simple outline, materials with character and colour including red, yellow black and white brick primarily from the Cattybrook Brickpit. 30 Jaw-Dropping Pieces Of Bristol Street Art. BIO.COM: Biotechnology Pharmaceutical Therapeutics, Vaccines, Diagnostics, Discovery - Biotech, Pharma, Biomedical.

06/01/06 -- The Spaniards may have been right all along - a siesta after a hearty lunch is natural, new research suggests.

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Scientists at The University of Manchester have for the first time uncovered how brain cells or 'neurons' that keep us alert become turned off after we eat. The findings - published in the scientific journal Neuron this week - have implications for treating obesity and eating disorders as well as understanding levels of consciousness. "It has been known for a while that people and animals can become sleepy and less active after a meal, but brain signals responsible for this were poorly understood," said Dr Denis Burdakov, the lead researcher based in Manchester's Faculty of Life Sciences. "We have pinpointed how glucose - the sugar in food - can stop brain cells from producing signals that keep us awake. 106 of the most beloved Street Art Photos – Year 2010.

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106 of the most beloved Street Art Photos – Year 2010

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