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Soviet-style Street Art Mocking Biden and Fauci Appears in D.C.

 Madeleine Hubbard
January 16, 2022

Soviet-style posters mocking President Joe Biden and White House Medical Advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci popped up overnight Saturday in Washington, D.C., but the posters were ripped down within hours. 

Leigh Wolf, a conservative communications professional, tweeted photos of the four posters.

“Somebody put up this incredible street art in DC over night,” he said. “Knowing DC it’ll be ripped down within hours. All must comply!”

One photo of the poster shows an angry Biden holding a hammer labeled OHSA (Occupational Health and Safety Administration) and with the word “COMPLY” serving as a border. Another poster shows a Biden portrayed as a saint surrounded by a halo of vaccines. The poster states, “Good kids are compliant kids” as children look up at the president. 

“Mandate! Segregate! Subjugate!” is written at the top of another poster featuring Biden holding a sphere of the coronavirus. The fourth poster shows Dr. Fauci dressed in a priest’s garb, with an atom halo holding a giant vaccine as pills and money rain behind him, and the caption is “Trust the scientism.”

About ten minutes after tweeting pictures of the posters, Wolf followed up with a video. “ANNND some lady is already out here ripping down the ‘dangerous propaganda,'” he wrote.

He asked the woman in the video why she was tearing down the posters. 

“It’s a public health concern,” she told him. 

“I mean, it’s just art,” Wolf replied.

“It is dangerous. Propaganda is a tool,” she said, adding, “this is bulls***.”

Wolf told the conservative website American Conservative Movement he has no idea who put the posters up. He found the posters in northwest D.C.

Tablet Magazine CTO Noam Blum found the posters in another location in D.C. and also tweeted a photo.

Not the Bee, a website from creators of the satirical Babylon Bee, created an article about the posters headlined, “Someone put up this brilliantly based street art in D.C. and of course some Karen came along to tear it down.”

This article originally appeared @ Just the News

Japanese Farmers Plant Specific Strains Of Rice To Grow Colorfully Illustrated Fields


JADE SMALL

August 26, 2020

Japan has strong traditions dating back many millennia and the people of Japan are known for their excellent craftsmanship and designing skills, many of whom still flourish today and are coveted because of their excellent quality.

Growing rice, a basic staple, was one such tradition and rice fields were found all over the country. But over time, rice fields became fewer in some areas as the pace of modern life intensified.

In 1993, the village of Inakadate, in Aomori Prefecture, were looking for ways to rejuvenate their village.

The realization that rice had been grown in the area for over 2,000 years led the people of the village to the decision to honor the age old tradition by starting a paddy field behind the town hall and use it as a canvas to create giant artworks, using a combination of heirloom and newer strains of seeds, all of which produce plants of various colors and hues.

Mount Iwak, a stratovolcano in the Aomori Prefecture, was their first creation. At the time, they may not have realized the scale of planning involved to create the art projects they had in mind, so they recreated the volcano for the first nine years.

Having honed their skills on the simple design of the mountain, they were ready to move on to more challenging projects.

Although the people of the village were initially divided on whether to create traditional or international art which would feature the likes of famous people, place or artwork amongst others, in the end, variety won the vote and a new tradition, known as Tanbo art, grew from the village rice paddies.

Inakadate turned into a tourist attraction with visitors arriving during July and August in anticipation of viewing the art of that season.

To improve viewing of the whole picture, best done from above, a 22m mock castle tower was built at the village office and another observation tower was built at the second Tanbo art location.

Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, Napoleon Bonaparte, Marilyn Manroe, Gone with the Wind and Star Wars, as well as Japanese heroes, anime characters and scenes were just some of the iconic images grown at the village’s rice paddy art gallery.

Although Inakadate was the first, and only place to exhibit rice paddy artworks, like all good ideas, it has spread across Japan and to Korea and Taiwan with over a 100 places now offering Tanbo art galleries.

How a 97-Year-Old Man Literally Saved His Hometown by Covering It in Artwork

Originally published JUN 17, 2019
By MANDY FROELICH

As a child, you might have been told that art has the power to transform the world. Thanks to the efforts of 97-year-old Huang Yung-fu, this has once again been proven true. To protect his beloved hometown from being torn down, the activist covered abandoned houses with colorful murals and doodles. Now, “The Rainbow Village” attracts hoards of visitors every year. 

It all began when the Taiwanese government threatened to demolish Taichung City. Though the village was once a popular tourist destination, the area had become increasingly run-down. GoodNewsNetwork reports that 1,200 families used to live in the city. But as more people moved away for better living conditions, that number dwindled down to just one.

Yung-fu, a retired war veteran, wasn’t ready to give up on his hometown. Equipped with paint, paintbrushes, and patience, he started coloring the city and transforming the Nantun district into “The Rainbow Village.” 

Huang had not created any art since his father taught him to draw at age 3. But, as he covered empty houses with animal doodles, colorful paint, and swirling designs, he fell in love with the process once again.

The veteran continued to decorate the walls of his neighborhood until local university students noticed. They began referring to Huang as “The Rainbow Grandpa” and demanded that the buildings be preserved. Thanks to the students’ support and the increase in tourism, the town will no longer be torn down.

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Huang continues to cover the village in art. Some days, he wakes up as early as 3 AM so he can spend hours adding detail to the captivating murals. Tourists now travel from all over the world to view his artwork first-hand and learn from his inspiring example.

Watch the video below to learn more:

Deep State Desperate? Rothschilds Liquidating Royal Heirlooms In Historic Auction

Source – ZeroHedge
by Staff Writer, April 25th, 2019

[UNW Editors Note: the Rothschild family recently got out of the trust business, hinting that they may no longer be as influential on the world stage as they had been for centuries. read more HERE]

The Rothschild banking family is auctioning off furniture and artifacts which once belonged to European monarchies, according to Bloomberg, which calls the July 4th liquidation a “royal summer yard sale.” 

Members of the storied clan, whose extravagant style influenced generations of the mega-rich, consigned about 57 lots to Christie’s July 4 auction in London. The trove is estimated at about 10 million pounds ($12.9 million). –Bloomberg

“There’s something mythical about the Rothschilds that’s attached to whatever they owned,” said New York interior designer Robert Couturier. “They created their own world of taste and elegance. There’s an abandon of luxury that few other families had.” 

The ‘crown jewels’ of the collection are a pair of Flemish-made giltwood cabinets commissioned by King Philip V of Spain around the year 1713. They’re estimated to bring in 1.5 to 2.5 million pounds ($1.9 – $3.2 million US).

 Philip V cabinets (photo: Christie’s)

Also up for sale is a mahogany writing desk crafted for Marie Antoinette around 1780 by Jean Henri Riesener, whose work exemplified the “Louis XVI” style. Reisener was paid by the French Crown “with a lavishness unknown since the days of Louis XIV,” receiving some 900,000 livres between 1775 – 1784 (roughly $23 million USD) while he was also working for private clients. 

The desk may fetch as much as 1 million pounds ($1.3 million USD), according to the report. 

Jean Henri Riesener​​​​​

The lavish style is known as le gout Rothschild and became the hallmark of the American Gilded Age, influencing the Rockefellers, Astors and Vanderbilts. The family was known to buy only the best of what was on the market. After the French Revolution in 1789, many pieces from the Palace of Versailles entered their collection.  –Bloomberg

A rectangular parcel-gilt, gilt-bronze and rock-crystal casket, Venetian, circa 1600. Estimate: £100,000-150,000. Offered in Masterpieces from a Rothschild Collection on 4 July at Christie’s London

That said, the ornate aesthetic of many of the pieces has fallen somewhat out of fashion, according to the report, which notes that people pay more for a picture of the ‘Kimpsons,’ such as this one which sold for $2.6 million to a young Chinese buyer. 

UNTITLED (KIMPSONS #3), 2003 — Sold for $2.6 million on April 1, 2019

“Taste changes. Times change. Houses change,” said Couturier. “It is an era that has definitely passed.” 

That said, the Rothschild name should appeal to plenty of Christie’s clients, particularly in Europe – according to the auction house’s head of European furniture, Paul Gallois. Also interested are buyers from Russia, Asia and the Middle East. 

Another featured item is artist Jean-Honore Fragonard’s Dans les bles, which is estimated at 700,000 to 1 million pounds ($900,000 – $1.3 million USD) – though it appears to have failed to sell at Sotheby’s in 2015 for more than twice as much – as well as an 18th century sundial believed to have been commissioned by King Louis XV, estimated at 60,000 – 80,000 pounds ($77,000 – $103,000).

 Dans les bles

The Rothschilds don’t sell often, Gallois said. In 2015, Eric de Rothschild sold a pair of Rembrandt portraits to the governments of France and the Netherlands for $180 million. The collection of barons Nathaniel and Albert von Rothschild was sold by Christie’s in 1999, with a royal commode by Riesener fetching 7 million pounds. It’s now on view at Versailles, according to Christie’s. –Bloomberg

Christie’s has not disclosed which Rothschild family members are selling in July. 

“Most of the houses were filled with such splendors,” said Couturier. “They could come from any of the Rothschilds’ homes.”

Separate of the auction, the Louvre has agreed to buy Rembrandt van Rijn’s The Standard Bearer (1636) from the Rothschilds for an undisclosed sum, after France declared it to be a “national treasure.” The museum has 30 months to find the necessary funds, accordsing to The Art Newspaper

When Jacob James de Rothschild bought The Standard Bearer for £840 in 1840 at a Christie’s sale in London, it was perhaps the earliest purchase of a Rembrandt by a member of the banking family. The work was inherited by his son Edmond de Rothschild, who donated a collection of 40,000 prints and 3,000 drawings to the Louvre, including a selection of Rembrandt’s etchings and drawings, in 1935. The painting, which was previously in the collection of the English monarch King George IV, now belongs to the children of Élie de Rothschild, who died in 2007. –The Art Newspaper

Rembrandt’s The Standard Bearer (1636) Image via Wikicommons