Artist Buries Dress Inside the Dead Sea for 3 Months… See Amazing Transformation That Happened

An artist buried a dress right inside the red sea for as many as three months and brought it out again only to see a totally different thing.
In 2014, Israeli artist Sigalit Landau submerged a 19th century-style gown into the lifeless waters of the Dead Sea, for a unique photo project.
The dress was retrieved after three months, and as you can see in the photos below, the transformation is quite significant.
The dress when it was first submerged
For her latest project, an eight-part photo series called Salt Bride, Landau checked in on the dress multiple times over the three month period, capturing its slow transformation into a magical salt crystal.
As the salt in the water adhered to the fabric, the black dress gradually became stiffer and changed its color from charcoal black to pearly white. “It looks like snow, like sugar, like death’s embrace,” the artist poetically said in a statement.
The dress gradually changing
Sigalit Landau has been fascinated by the Dead Sea for a very long time. Growing up on a hill in Jerusalem, she would often look out on the northern banks of its waters, and visit its shores on weekends.
So it’s no wonder that the lifeless lowest place on Earth has also influenced her artistic career.
“It is like meeting with a different time system, a different logic, another planet,” the artist says.
She has been experimenting with the salt crystallization of objects in the Dead Sea for a while, and in her 2005 DeadSee artistic video, she floated naked in its waters with 500 watermelons.
The 19th century-style gown used by Laundau in the Salt Bride project is a replica of the one worn in the dramatic production of S. Ansky’s 1916 play “Dybbuk”, a classic play that inspired the artist. It tells the story of a young bride possessed by an evil spirit and subsequently exorcised. In her art, the salt symbolizes the supernatural force, invading the fabric and transforming it completely.
Sigalit Landau‘s Salt Bride is currently on display at London’s Marlborough Contemporary gallery, where art lovers will be able to admire photos of this magical Dead Sea transformation until September 3rd.

Artist Who Painted Nude Donald Trump Painting Worth $1m Says She Has Been Threatened With Legal Action

The Artist who painted a nude Donald Trump worth $1m says she has been threatened with legal action if the painting is sold. The nude Donald Trump painting which shows the ‘imaginary’ Trump with a small penis went on sale last month at the Maddox gallery in Mayfair and was named “Make America Great Again” by artist Illma Gore.

The painting went viral after she posted it on her facebook page. The Los Angeles-based artist now says she has received a phone call from an anonymous number threatening legal action if the painting was sold.

“They claimed to be from Trump’s team,” she told the Independent. “I drew Trump nude, I was evoking a reaction from people… so I tried not to think about it until I spoke to a lawyer who suggested I go to the police about it and file a report in case something happens,” she said.

Photo credit: The Independent 

EbonyLife TV, Chocolate City Launch Reality Show For Young Artists

Africa’s black entertainment and lifestyle network and Chocolate City, a Nigerian record label have concluded plans to host a reality TV show for young talents in music.

A statement by Mo Abudu, Chief Executive of EL TV obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja said the show would be “a first of its kind”.

“A talent hunt that is home-grown and proudly created by Chocolate City and EbonyLife TV; get ready for Chocolate City unsigned!#choccityunsigned,’’ she stated.

Abudu, who expressed delight in partnering with the group, said that the show would be aired on EbonyLife TV soon.
She said that the show would run through each year with the winner getting a deal with Chocolate City.

“Winners of the annual show will be given a three year single deal which can be extended to an album by the record label,’’ she said.

Similarly, Nigerian rapper and CEO of Chocolate City, Jude Abaga, popularly known as M.I., commended the partnership, adding that it was unprecedented.

“We both create stars because we understand the local nuances of making stars.

“We find raw talent from nowhere and take them right to the top; Chocolate City Unsigned will do nothing less.

“I am a living proof of this exciting reality, and I and the team are now ready to take others on this amazing journey to stardom,” M.I. stated.

According to him, registration for the Chocolate City Unsigned competition will be opened to all interested participants across Africa on March 21, 2016.

NAN reports that the competition proper is scheduled to commence in May 2016 in Lagos, Nigeria.

Angry Woman Paints Donald Trump’s Portrait With Her Menstrual Blood

Presidential candidate and billionaire Donald Trump is no stranger to being ridiculed.

However, one Oregon artist, Sarah Levy, may have finally gone too far in her attempt to ridicule Donald who made an inflammatory degrading post about a bloodied woman

She decided to made a painting of him, using only her menstrual blood since Donald loves blood.

See the blood paint and Donalds tweet below…

The painting, somewhat laughably titled “Whatever,” features the Republican candidate striking a very famous, and very red, pose.

Levy created the artistic rendering as a response to Trump’s insults toward Megyn Kelly after that first Republican debate.

She talked to BuzzFeed News about the reasoning behind the blood-soaked depiction:

    “That he thinks he can bring up the healthy functioning of women’s reproductive systems to insult women’s intelligence is a big problem that I think needs to be called out.”

The bright red luster of the original painting has, according to Levy, faded to brown in the days since she created it.

Usher Raymond And Justin Bieber Sued For Ripping Off Another Artist

Justin Bieber and Usher are being sued for their song, “Somebody to Love,” because some powerful judges just ruled that they may have ripped off another artist.
According to TMZ:

The Bieber/Usher collaboration is “Somebody to Love,” recorded in 2010. A guy named Devin Copeland, known as De Rico, and his songwriting partner Mareio Overton claim the famous pair ripped off their 2008 song by the same name.

Problem for Copeland and Overton … a federal judge ruled the songs weren’t similar at all and booted them out of court in 2014.

But a federal appeals court just ruled, the first judge was way off base, concluding, the Bieber/Usher hook have an “almost identical rhythm and strikingly similar melody.”

So the case now goes back for a full-blown trial where they’re seeking $10 million in damages. Listen to the songs. If you were on the jury, would you nail the Biebs?

Nigerian Music Industry: 2014 In Review

2014 has been a massive year in the music industry with great hits and lots of revelations. As for the friends in the industry, well… we’re proud of each and everyone of you but some of you need to chill on the hustle though. There were couple of tweet-fights. Stop acting desperate. It’s never that serious.

OK, let’s get back to business…

Omo Baba Olowo ( O.B.O ), the baddest, has been dynamic, hardworking and unique this year. He gave us a banger earlier this year followed by great hits that rocked the air waves. AYE, song of the year ( Headies, 2014) , produced by T Spize, was undoubtedly one of the best hits in 2014. It was a memorable year for Davido, as he scooped 22 awards in the year 2014. He plans to release his sophomore album April, 2015.

God bless Don Jazzy… he’s indeed an enigma. I’m loyal to him any day, any time but I pray Mavins would live up to its full potentials. The Mavins gave us major hits for the year – SURULERE, ADAOBI, DOROBUCCI, GENTLEMAN amongst many others, that rocked the country after which DOROBUCCI was awarded the pop single of the year ( Headies, 2014). Don Jazzy did it before with Mo’Hits. I believe he can do it again ”IDJA”, with the signing of Rookie of the year ( Headies, 2014), Reekado Banks, Korede Bello and Aphro Di’ja…

Tuface has really chilled these days… been a family man ain’t easy talk less of been a multi-family man. Respect anyday, any time. Another Legend.

Shallah to Wizkid though… I believe the entire Starboy is on his shoulders and yes, he hasn’t failed us yet. Having dropped his second album AYO ( JOY) in 2014 with great collabos featuring top artistes, Wizkid should keep up the good work. 2015 promises to be a better year.

Banky W has always been a boss, give it to him. He gave us something we held on to – ( JAIYE ORI MI ) in the year 2014.

Skales, one of the major hit-makers for the year 2014 ( SHAKE BODY ). I pray for Skales and hope you guys would appreciate his hustle… that nigga is talented, don’t take that away from him.

Yeah, back to the street of Bariga …

The King Baddo, himself with the YBNL crew had a great 2014 and are still much in the game. They created SHOKI, they trended it and here it is, almost everybody is dancing it.

Olamide’s songs; AWON GOONS MI and STORY FOR GODS made our best naija songs for the year 2014. Kingin, as Olamide is mostly called, dropped his fourth album titled STREET O.T, which was among the best selling naija albums for the year 2014. Olamide revealed the sensational Shoki crooner, Lil Kesh through his record label, YBNL and he’s been doing good ever since.

Victor… the new year would reveal.

Have I said something about Dem Mama Records… Timaya wasn’t ommitted in the year 2014. He released some club bangers. He was also signed as MTN brand ambassador this year. Timaya was notably credited for the emergence of the Next Rated Artiste for the year (Headies 2014), Patoranking with his first official track, ALUBARIKA followed by major tracks like GIRLIE ft Tiwa Savage, HAPPY DAY.

Big ups to my brother, Sean Tizzle, he has kept the hustle real, releasing his debut album and some classic videos off the album. The album titled THE JOURNEY bagged the Best RnB album ( Headies, 2014 ) and it was dropped under his record label – Difference Entertainment – managed by the Real DTunes, a renowned producer in the industry.

I will try and study the Capital Hill family but I do believe they have potentials, funny thing is I always had my focus on Ms. Kedike, Chidinma and Phyno … Shout-out to the big boss, iLLBliss. ALOBAM !

A few talents came out strong in 2014. Runtown ( GALLARDO ), Korede Bello, Pepenazi, Orezi ( YOU GARRIT ) especially. God bless your hustle hommies.

Alright… let me sign out right here. I’m hoping for the best in 2015 and yes, shout-out to the lovers of the the game especially the ones who love to take-off their clothes for the love of it, you all made the industry what it is though.




Stars Collaborate New Band Aid Single Against Ebola

One Direction, Ed Sheeran and a host of other stars are to raise money to fight Ebola with a 30th anniversary version of the Band Aid charity single “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”, Bob Geldof announced on Monday.

It will the fourth incarnation of the song, which became one of the world’s biggest-selling singles ever after its release in 1984 to raise funds for famine relief in Ethiopia.

Ebola “is a particularly pernicious illness because it renders humans untouchable and that is sickening,” Geldof said at a London press conference with Midge Ure, who co-organised the first Band Aid with the Irish singer.

“Mothers can’t comfort their children in their dying hours. Lovers can’t cradle each other. Wives can’t hold their husbands’ hands. People are chased down the streets because of it — and it could come our way,” Geldof said.

The rocker-turned-activist said he had been spurred into action not out of nostalgia but by a call from the United Nations three weeks ago, concerned about not having the necessary funds to combat the epidemic.

Other artists already signed up for the single include U2 frontman Bono — who sang on the original recording — Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Bastille, Elbow, Ellie Goulding, Emeli Sande, Foals, Paloma Faith, Queen drummer Roger Taylor, Sinead O’Connor and Underworld. Band Aid were also reported to be in talks with British superstar Adele.

The vocals will be recorded on Saturday at Sarm Studios in west London, just as on the original recording.

The sleeve artwork will be done by British artist Tracey Emin and the single will be available for download on November 17, with physical copies three weeks later.

The track will cost 99 pence ($1.60, 1.30 euros) to download or £4 ($6.35, 5.10 euros) to buy as a physical record.

Fundraising was underway on Tuesday with fundraising site Prizeo offering fans a chance to win a “day in the studio” as the single is recorded, in exchange for donations between $5 and $50,000.