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COUNTRIES Bulgaria Is Getting Hot!

ONCE IT WAS THE POORHOUSE OF EUROPE (and in a way, it still is!) – nobody wanted to go there, scores of Bulgarians tried the escape to the West. But in my opinion, no other country of the European Union has developed so fast and so exciting into a hotspot. It always had, even under … Weiterlesen »

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ART If You Ever Come to … China (No. 61)

The bottle is not big: 3 inches or 7,5 cm high, but amazingly heavy and hermetically closed by a stopper, made of a semiprecious stone. On one side you see a typical Chinese landscape in winter, on the other side in summer. I found the bottle near the Summer Palace in Beijing, in a Government … Weiterlesen »

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ART Interesting People Along The Way … (No. 6)

Did he steal, this Jim Fitzpatrick from Ireland? No. He did what a modern artist is allowed do to – he took a photo (of Alberto Korda) and changed it into an artwork. The most famous icon of our time, the portrait of Che Guevara. The year was 1968. When you talk to Fitzpatrick, he … Weiterlesen »

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ART The Nice Advice … (No. 60)

Why do I tell you this? Because I saw the latest edition of the international „Art Loss Register“. The Spanish painter Picassos is loved by thieves and their anonymous clients, the criminal collectors! In the moment he is by far the No 1 artists, no less than 1147 paintings are missing. And 52 % of … Weiterlesen »

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ART Interesting People … (No. 33)

You know what an egg is: the product of birds and reptiles. True. But what the German Jan Nienborg makes out of them is sensational and never seen before. Just look at the three examples. This genius uses delicate drills, miniature chisels, adds surprising material like zips, chips at the layers to produce different colours … Weiterlesen »

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ART The Critic At Large … (No. 11)

Yes, I know, I know: It’s the most scandalous work of art that has survived its creator. The Frenchman Gustave Courbet painted it with oil on a 23 x 20 inches or 55 x 46 cm canvas in 1866 for an Egyptian millionaire, the model was his oriental mistress, named it (correctly) „The Origin of the World“ … Weiterlesen »

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ART I Got A Strange Message…from Madrid (10)

He is my dear Swiss friend Max and he went to Madrid in search of great old hotel palaces with their baroque facades of the late 19th century. He wanted to paint them but the legendary „Suizo“ is gone forever and the even mas grandioso „Reina Victoria“ lost its noble name and is the „ME … Weiterlesen »

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