The British street artist Banksy pulled off one of his most spectacular pranks on Friday night, when one of his trademark paintings appeared to self-destruct at Sotheby’s in London after selling for $1.4 million at auction....
Banksy pronounced the painting “going, going, gone” on his Instagram account, quoting Picasso: “The urge to destroy is also a creative urge.” (The quote is often attributed to Picasso, but also to Mikhail Bakunin, the Russian anarchist who died five years before Picasso was born.)
But the painting was neatly shredded and could easily be backed on another canvas by a competent conservator. Thanks to the publicity of this stunt, could the painting now be even more desirable as a piece of auction history?
Shetlanders had enough, and now they'll not only be on the map – they'll be in the right geographical location.
Scott successfully led an effort to add a new statute to Scottish law requiring government maps of Scotland to depict the Shetland Islands "in a manner that accurately and proportionately represents their geographical location in relation to the rest of Scotland."
According to , he is using Harvard as his fallback school.The young applicant is described as confident and courageous. His résumé, at 15 pages, is glittering, complete with performance reviews (“full of energy”), a map of his travels (trips to Tokyo and Bali) and a list of books he has read this year (408 in total).
But the applicant is not a seasoned job seeker. He is a 5-year-old boy from southern China applying for a spot in first grade at a Shanghai private school.
More paranoia from people who "see" the image of X in everyday items. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...nd-toilet-paper-embossed-Arabic-word-God.html
I wonder if someone showed him bacteria on a electron-microscope whether that would be sufficient for him to 'believe' in their existence, or whether he only believes in things that he can't see at any particular moment. For example, does he believe a person exists when he can see them, but if he turns his back does he think that they're not real anymore.So he doesn’t believe in things he can’t see and yet believes in God?