Most Expensive sold Paintings In The World
In fact, it took Gustav Klimt three years to create Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer in oil and gold. Commissioned by a Swiss sugar magnate Ronald Lauder for US$135 million for his Neue Galerie in New York City in June 2006, it became the most expensive painting.
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Most Expensive sold Paintings In The World
Crystal Museum in Riedenburg
According to the inscription on one of the crystals in the Kristallmuseum “God sleeps in the stones, and wakes up in the people!”
In fact, the museum has the world’s biggest bullion of mining crystal (Bergkristallgruppe), weighing 7.8 tons, sized 2 to 3 meters. Brought from America in 1981, this quartz originally found west of Arkansas, was brought to Ridenburg in 1984. Noteworthy, the crystal entered The Guinness Book of Records.
Riedenburg is a German town in the district of Kelheim, in Bavaria, situated on the river Altmuhl.
World Largest Mosaics by Saimir Strati
Some people are putting trash to a better use. In particular, Albanian artist Saimir Strati. He created a Mosaic using 229,764 corks which earned him the record for the World’s Largest Cork Mosaic. People who stayed at the Sheraton Tirana Hotel and Towers got to personally see the artist working 14 hours a day.
Meanwhile, in 2006, Saimir Strati began what has seemingly become an annual tradition of setting a Guinness World Record. Using industrial nails, the artist re-created the self-portrait of Leonardo da Vinci using nearly 400 kg (880 lb) of nails over a 2 by 4 meters (6 ft 7 in × 13 ft 1 in) surface. The technique resembles digital photography, in that each nail represents a pixel. Noteworthy, the Guinness World Records confirmed it on September 4, 2006, as the World’s Largest Nail Mosaic.
Saimir Strati is primarily an artist who works in mosaics. He has used materials including nails, toothpicks, corks, sea glass, eggshells, compact discs, coffee beans, porcelain and mirror glass among other materials. He is also a painter.
Paintings on poppy seeds by Valery Dvoryanov
Russian folklore keeps the legends about the Tula master Levsha who managed to shoe an English flea. The works of Cherepovets based artist-micro miniaturist Valery Dvoryanov carry on the traditions of the Russian art. His art arouse the admiration of the audience with their inventiveness and virtuosic mastership during three decades.
Born in 1947 in Krasnodar, Valery Dvoryanov grew up in the family where his father was keen on creation. He produced the unique patterns of diminutive arms, so he encouraged the interest to miniature in Valery. Accordingly, the armoury miniature takes a particular place in the master’s creative work.
Message in a bottle
The custom of throwing a bottle into the sea with put inside it note, which tells about the loss of the vessel or the fate of the shipwrecked, is very ancient. At least, the tradition could begin with the invention of the glass bottle.
And even in our contemporary world of email, Facebook and Skype there are people who prefer this ancient method of communication – bottle mail. In particular, 58-year-old Harold Hackett, who has spent two decades throwing bottles containing messages into the Atlantic. Meanwhile, hoping to contact people from far off shores. In total, he has sent out around 4,800 bottles from near his home on Prince Edward Island, Canada.
Zombies march in Mexico City
Nearly 10,000 zombies march in Mexico City in a bid to smash New Jersey’s record. Thousands of self-proclaimed ‘undead’ gathered in the historic centre of Mexico City for a ‘Zombie Walk’. Noteworthy, organizers hope to set a world record. The 9,860 registered participants dressed in rags and ghoulish makeup to look bloody and decaying. According to organizer Pablo Guisa, the fifth annual event in the Mexico capital celebrates the diversity and human rights, the Associated Press reports.
Incredibly Hairy People
The Chinese Kid Yu Zhenhuan was born in the city of Anshan in the Chinese province of Anshan in 1979 and began growing hair at the age of two that eventually covered approximately 96% of his body. As well as being incredibly hairy, The Hairy Chinese Kid is also an aspiring rock star and has used his unusual looks to launch something of a music career.