Entries by Sam Parker from 05/2012

Rankin's Olympic Hero Portraits In 'Inspired By Sport' London 2012 Photography Project

Posted 05.01.2012 | Huffington Post

Rankin, the photographer famed around the world for his compelling portraits, has turned his camera to the legacy of the London 2012 Games. Photogr...

Landmark Lucian Freud Show At National Portrait Gallery Will Open Till Midnight To Cope With Demand

Posted 05.01.2012 | Huffington Post

A record-breaking show of Lucian Freud paintings will open until midnight for three days to cope with unprecedented visitor numbers. The exhibition...

Photographer Nick Stern Recreates Banksy Classics Using Real Life Models (And Ebay)

Posted 05.01.2012 | Huffington Post

It’s the kind of tribute we’re sure Banksy would welcome with a wry smile. News photographer Nick Stern has recreated a series of the elusive a...

Woman Called 'Spartacus' And 'A City Occupied By Turds' Head Turner Prize Nominee List

Posted 05.01.2012 | Huffington Post

A man who has spent 15 years drawing an imaginary city whose residents are human excrement who have sex in public, and a woman who changed her name to...

French Duo TSF Crew's Optical Illusion Street Art Murals (PICTURES)

Posted 05.01.2012 | Huffington Post

Street art duo TSF Crew have spent the past 20 years perfecting their anamorphosis murals around derelict and run down industrial areas in France. ...

Kate Moss Topless Picture To Raise Money For Kid's Charity

Posted 05.01.2012 | Huffington Post

Her image has been used to sell countless clothes and beauty products over the years - now, a topless Kate Moss picture will help raise funds for a ch...

After FHM Names Tulisa Sexiest Woman In The World... Here's The 100 Sexiest Women In Paintings

Posted 05.01.2012 | Huffington Post

FHM Magazine has just announced its annual list of the 100 Sexiest Women In The World: a collection of models, actresses and pop stars who regularly g...

Postcard From Adolf Hitler Discovered At British Library Roadshow

Posted 05.02.2012 | Huffington Post

The postcard Hitler sent whilst injured during World War One Adolf Hitler was surprisingly keen to return to the front line after being injured...

James Corden Backed By Bookies To Bag Tony Award

Posted 05.02.2012 | Huffington Post

James Corden has been nominated for a prestigious Tony Award for the Broadway production of his hit show One Man, Two Guvnors, and according to the bo...

'Solar Halo' Photographed Over China As Britain Continues To Look Gloomy (PICTURES)

Posted 05.02.2012 | Huffington Post

The solar halo While much of Britain labours under angry, weeping skies, here’s a series of stunning photographs to make you feel even worse ...

Man Charged With Artefacts Theft

Posted 05.03.2012 | Huffington Post

A 35-year-old man has been charged with conspiracy to commit burglary by police investigating the theft of Chinese artefacts worth more than £2 milli...

Photographer Terry O'Neill's New Exhibition Of Unseen Portraits Reveals Human Side To Global Icons

Posted 05.03.2012 | Huffington Post

This week sees the opening of a new exhibition of previously unseen work by legendary British photographer Terry O’Neill. O’Neill has spent the...

What A Scream: The 10 Most Expensive Paintings Ever

Posted 05.03.2012 | Huffington Post

Did someone say something about a recession? As the world stands open-mouthed - much like the painting in question - at the news that The Scream ha...

Art Fraudster William 'Billy' Mumford Jailed For Two Years

Posted 05.04.2012 | Huffington Post

Fakes: William Mumford (top left) and co-conspirators An art fraudster who created forged paintings potentially worth hundreds of thousands of ...

Makoto Tojiki's 3D Light Sculptures Take A Softer Turn

Posted 05.04.2012 | Huffington Post

The last time we caught up with Japanese artist Makoto Tojiki, he was using his unique light sculpture installations to create imposing portrayals of ...

Pop Artist Keith Haring Celebrated With Google Doodle

Posted 05.04.2012 | Huffington Post

Haring's Google Doodle Keith Haring, a pioneer of American pop art, has been celebrated with his own colourful Google Doodle. The internet g...

Star Wars Day Celebrated With Fine Art Show

Posted 05.04.2012 | Huffington Post

It doesn’t take Jedi powers to have noticed that yes, this week, the world celebrated Star Wars Day (4 May). This could mean you spent the day dr...

Banksy's Kissing Policemen Heads Poll Of Artworks That 'Sum Up British Identity'

Posted 05.08.2012 | Huffington Post

A poll to determine the single artwork that best encapsulates British identity has rated Banksy's image of kissing policemen number one. The result...

Maurice Sendak Dead: Author Of 'Where The Wild Things Are' Passes Aged 83

Posted 05.08.2012 | Huffington Post

Maurice Sendak, author of Where the Wild Things Are, has died aged 83. He passed away following complications after a recent stroke in Danbury, Con...

Photographer Alan Sailer Blows Up Food - And Takes Amazing High Speed Shots Of Them Exploding

Posted 05.08.2012 | Huffington Post

Yogurt: one of the many things Alan Sailer has blown up These are the incredible images created by a photographer who uses a loaded weapon and ex...

JK Rowling Given Freedom Of London (And 10 Other Things You Didn't Know About The Harry Potter Author)

Posted 05.09.2012 | Huffington Post

Rowling collecting her 'keys to London' Harry Potter creator JK Rowling has been honoured with the freedom of the City of London. The author...

'Lost Prince' Henry Celebrated In New Show At National Portrait Gallery

Posted 05.09.2012 | Huffington Post

The life of a "lost prince" who died before he could take the throne is marked in a new exhibition which includes his post-mortem report as well as mi...

Friends Star David Schwimmer Makes London Directorial Debut - To An Audience Of 80

Posted 05.09.2012 | Huffington Post

Last night David Schwimmer made his London stage directorial debut in the humble surroundings of Bush Theatre in Shepherds Bush, to an audience of jus...

Seven Year Ditch - Hated Marilyn Monroe Statue Dismantled

Posted 05.09.2012 | Huffington Post

Few pieces of public art are met with unanimous applause, but the 40,000-pound, 26-foot Marilyn Monroe that was erected in Chicago’s Pioneer Court w...

Baptiste Debombourg's Tidal Wave Of Glass Fills German Abbey

Posted 05.09.2012 | Huffington Post

Spiritual Ground by Baptiste Debombourg At first glance it’s an architectural disaster of biblical proportions. The glass from the windows...