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basquiat’s art studio

from jean-michel basquiat posted in art and design by nevereatshreddedwheat

Jean-Michel Basquiat died of a heroin overdose at age 27 here at his art studio on Great Jones Street in Manhattan on August 12, 1988.

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brexit mural

from banksy posted in art and design by nevereatshreddedwheat

Banksy's critique of Brexit appeared on the side of a Castle Amusements building in Dover, next to the ferry port connecting the UK with France, in early May 2017. The family that owns the building plans to attempt to sell the piece, although that same family was thwarted by a judge in 2015 after trying to sell an earlier Banksy piece. Who knows how long this one will stick around.

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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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