Banksy turns Michael Eaton into Jay Z

Banksy has produced a new image making Glastonbury organiser Michael Eaton look like rapper Jay Z. Eaton caused a controversy when he announced rapper Jay Z would headline Glastonbury this year .

The black and white image shows Eavis squatting in the US singer’s customary pose with Jay Zeavis written above him.
Local Dave Sebastian said: “Banksy’s probably as miffed as we are about Jay Z headlining the festival.”

Classic landscapes of Scotland

Glencoe prints

The beautiful natural landscape of Scotland is perfect material for classic landscape photography. The Scottish Highlands in particular offer a rugged beauty which is very rare. Rannoch Moor in the Highlands has been described as the last natural wildness in Europe . The Photogold gallery features a selection of classic landscapes of Queens View, Loch Tummel, Glencoe, Buachaille Etive Mor and many more

what part of Scotland is the best location for classic landsapes ?

Glencoe is , in my opinion , the best location for classic landscape pictures. The Three Paps of Glencoe form an amazing landscape admired by thousands of visitors to the Highlands every year .

Black Stockings by Sue Howells

Sue Howells was recently named as the UK’s best selling artist in succession to such illustrious names as Jack Vettriano and Beryl Cook . Sue has been active in the market place for several years, and now has a reputation as one of the top selling artists in the UK, providing work for Harrods and John Lewis, as well as for galleries abroad – from the USA to New Zealand. She also provides paintings for TV programs and advertisements. Sue Howells is inspired by artists such as LS Lowry, John and Paul Nash and Auguste Macke

Banksy pieces sold at auction

Two spray paintings by Banksy sold for an above-estimate £120,000 pounds each in a London sale of urban art last night.

Laugh Now but One Day We’ll Be in Charge“Â featuring a chimpanzee wearing a sandwich board, and “Bombing Middle England,” showing pensioners playing bowls with grenades, achieved the joint top price with fees at a sale by the U.K. regional auction house.

They had been expected to fetch up to 50,000 pounds and 80,000 pounds each. Both were bought by telephone bidders. The 146-lot sale in an industrial space in Shoreditch, east London, the first of its type ever organized by a regional auction house, totaled 801,204 pounds with fees against an estimate of 672,000 pounds to 977,000 pounds, with 89 percent of the lots sold during the three-hour event, the company said.

“The results were mixed in places,” said Stephan Ludwig, in an interview after the sale. “But considering what’s happening in the broader economy, particularly in an area like property, it showed that the market for this kind of art is resilient.”

The most highly valued work in the catalog was Banksy’s early freehand painting, “Portrait of an Artist.” This failed to sell against estimates of 150,000 pounds to 200,000 pounds. Banksy’s stencil-on-foam board, “Glastonbury Sign,” acquired by the seller directly from the artist at the 2003 Glastonbury pop festival, sold for a mid-estimate 45,600 pounds.

Bob Dylan show premieres in the Borders

A little know gallery in the Borders will host the world premiere of rock icon Bob Dylan‘s first ever set of limited editions . breeze gallery in Peebles will open this unique exhibition this week . Dylan has sold over 110 million albums since he burst on the music scene in the 60s.

The Drawn Blank Series will be unveiled on 14th June for the first time. The Drawn Blank Series will cast a vibrant new light on the creativity of one of the world’s most important and influential cultural figures. More art news

Limited to editions of only 295 worldwide, these stunning graphics are set to take the art world by storm on release and breeze gallery owner Bob Corsie has pulled off something of a coup for his small emerging gallery in the Scottish border town. Based on drawings and sketches made by Dylan while on the road from 1989 to 1992, the watercolour and gouache paintings in The Drawn Blank Series were created during 2007 and visually echo the stylistic hallmarks of Dylan’s prose, poetry and music. More art news