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the walled off hotel

from banksy posted in art and design by nevereatshreddedwheat

Banksy's Walled Off Hotel, (yes, an actual hotel where you can book an overnight stay) opened in Bethlehem in March of 2017 directly next to the wall separating the state of Israel from Palestine. Guests can occupy rooms decorated by Banksy and other artists, or the budget-conscious traveller can choose a room 'outfitted with surplus items from an Israeli military barracks.'

An art gallery and a piano bar featuring player piano compositions by Massive Attack, Trent Reznor and others are open daily to the public, and at the Wall-Mart next door you can buy graffiti supplies to add your own mark to the separating wall.

Find out more here about Banksy's Walled Off Hotel.

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h.r. giger museum

from h.r. giger posted in art and design by nevereatshreddedwheat

You can find the largest permanent collection of H.R. Giger's work at the Museum HR Giger located in the 400-year-old Saint-Germain Castle in the small town of Gruyères, Switzerland.

A Giger Bar opened opposite the museum in 2003. Just like the Giger Bar in Chur, this one is modeled after many of the biomechanical elements from the Alien films and designs for the Harkonnen furniture from Alejandro Jodorowsky's unproduced version of Dune.

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giger bar

from h.r. giger posted in art and design by nevereatshreddedwheat

The Giger Bar in Chur, Switzerland, Swiss-artist H.R. Giger's birthplace, is one of two Switzerland bars designed and modeled by Giger in the biomechanical style seen in the Alien movies. This third successful attempt at a Giger bar opened in 1992 after two disappointing and now long-closed Giger bars had opened in Tokyo and New York in the 1980s.

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downtown bob dylan mural

from bob dylan posted in art and design by prof_improbable

Located at the corner of 5th St & Hennepin Ave S in Minneapolis, this 5-story mural was completed by by Brasilian artist Eduardo Kobra and crew.

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frank murphy’s store (former)

from gordon parks posted in art and design by donkeyoti

The American photographer, musician, writer and film director, Gordon Parks, got his photographic career started when he walked into Frank Murphy's department store and asked if they needed a photographer.

Although Frank Murphy turned him down, Mrs. Murphy overheard the conversation and decided to give Gordon Parks a chance. After a stilted start (he accidentally shot all the photos with double exposure), his photographs were a success and featured throughout the store.

His career began shortly after, and Parks later became a photographer for the Farm Security Administration, the Civilian Conservation Corps, Life magazine and several other publications. In 1971, he directed the film Shaft.

Today, the location is a restaurant called Pazzaluna.

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