Tag Archives: Art and design

Swinging 60s surrealist Penny Slinger: ‘Collectors thought I came with the art’

She made psychic dolls houses, erotic wedding cakes and full-frontal collages. But the world wasnt ready for her powerful personal visions. Is Lady Picasso about to get her dues? Penelope Slinger has never done anything by halves. She remembers drawing her first really accomplished picture in 1952, when she was four and a half. It Read more »

Old Norse, mystics and race cars: is lvdalen the weirdest village in Sweden?

It is the place where the witch hunts began and it still boasts its own language and strange rituals. Photographer Maja Daniels relives three freezing years in a cabin in lvdalen In 1926, the yearbook of the Swedish Tourism Association described the village of lvdalen as a community with a dark insular spirit where locals Read more »

Macallan distillery review whisky and spectacle galore

Macallans new 140m distillery and visitor centre, by Richard Rogers and co, is a suitably subtle blend of hi-tech and theatre designed to put the beautiful business of whisky production centre stage In 2014, Sothebys Hong Kong sold Macallans Speyside home in quest of the limited release of a 495 bottle of whisky. Some of them Read more »

Race, power, money the art of Jean-Michel Basquiat

A Basquiat painting has been sold for more than $100m, but nearly 30 years after his death his art is as painfully relevant as ever In the spring of 1982, a rumour started swilling around New York. The gallerist Annina Nosei had some kind of boy genius locked in her basement, a black kid, wild Read more »

Why I, a white man, took a black family’s house from Detroit to Rotterdam

I turned a Detroit house into a work of art for the community to be proud of, and people who think it is ruin porn have missed the point We took it all the walls, the windows. We took the whole exterior of the house from Stoepel Street 20194, just west of Detroit 8 Mile. Read more »