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National Portrait Gallery

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National Portrait Gallery
Gallery
opened 1856

St Martin's Place London WC2H 0HE

website: www.npg.org.uk



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The National Portrait Gallery is an art gallery primarily located in St Martin's Place, off Trafalgar Square in London, but with various satellite outstations located elsewhere in the UK.The gallery opened to the public in 1856. It houses portraits of historically important and famous British people, selected on the basis of the significance of the sitter. The collection includes photographs and caricatures as well as paintings, drawings and sculpture.

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d0079151_2411817.jpgNot all of the portraits are exceptional artistically, although there are self-portraits by William Hogarth, Sir Joshua Reynolds and other British artists of note. Some, such as the group portrait of the participants in the Somerset House Conference of 1604, are important historical documents in their own right. Often the curiosity value is greater than the artistic worth of a work, as in the case of the anamorphic portrait of Edward VI by William Scrots, Patrick Branwell Brontë's painting of his sisters Charlotte, Emily and Anne, or a sculpture of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in medieval costume. Portraits of living figures were allowed from 1969.The Gallery moved to its present building north of and adjacent to the National Gallery in 1896.


FACE ON FASHION Exhibition:15.February - 28.May 2007 / Corinne Day,Mert Alas,Steeven Klein,Mario Sorrenti,etc
National Portrait Gallery / Exhibition "FACE ON FASHION" Official Special Site : www.npg.org.ukfashion
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by another29 | 2007-02-26 05:14 | ■Gallery

Genevieve Gauckler

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Genevieve Gauckler
Artist
Born 1967 Lyon, France

website: www.g2works.com

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Geneviève Gauckler is a Paris based artist who creates numerous lovable characters, blends them into everyday life scenes and turns the fantastical world into reality with her magical power. She has an evident taste for simple, colorful shapes. She’s into everything and constantly amazed, handling and creating images and shapes with dexterity and innocence. Geneviève Gauckler can look back on broad experience in the field of graphic design, illustration and art direction.

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20 designers were asked to redesign 3 rooms in the Hotel Fox, located in Copenhaguen, Denmark. The designers began spraying their artistic craft all over the rooms. They designed everything from the walls to the bed sheets to the curtains. The rooms are pretty fresh, and you can even stay there. Below, we've posted pics of the rooms done by Genevieve.
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by another29 | 2007-02-26 01:36 | □Grafic

Eric Prydz

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Eric Prydz
DJ+Producer
born 1976 Stockholm, Sweden

website:www.ericprydz.com
myspace:www.myspace.com/ericprydz




Call on Me is a house music track based on a re-recorded sample of Steve Winwood's song "Valerie". Winwood collaborated with Prydz on the song by re-recording his vocals. The original version of "Call on Me" was initially mistaken as a release by Together (a collaboration between Thomas Bangalter and DJ Falcon), due to Falcon's use of the song in DJ sets and an advance pressing credited to Falcon and Bangalter.

The song reached number 1 in the UK Singles Chart at a time when the chart was experiencing low sales, due to the CD single facing increasing popularity from the digital download which at the time was not an eligible format in the chart. Until January 2005, Eric Prydz held the record for selling the lowest number of singles for a number-one chart position in the UK in any particular week: "Call on Me" sold 23,519 copies when it returned to the top of the charts on October 17, 2004. This record was broken once again by himself only a week later on October 24, 2004, with the single selling 21,749 copies that week. Nevertheless, it was the fourth biggest selling single of 2004 in the UK, selling 335,000 copies that year - including a DVD single with the uncut video - and staying five weeks at number-one on the UK Singles Chart, the longest run of any single that year.
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by another29 | 2007-02-12 01:21 | □Music