Jackson Pollock’s paintings are no strangers to high prices at auction, and his Number 5 is no different. In November of 2006, Number 5, painted in Pollock’s unique drip technique, was sold for $140 million dollars, the highest price ever paid at auction for a painting, to an unknown buyer. This price exceeded both the high price paid for his Blue Poles, which sold in 1973, as well as Gustav Klimt’s Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, which previously held the high price record. Using his entire body to paint in a method called “action painting,” Pollock dripped and splattered layer upon layer of paint to create his chaotic patterns.
I miserabili (1964)           , Italian TV-miniseries directed by Sandro Bolchi, [italian subtitles] (if you want me to make a post about how to watch it with subtitles send me an ask, since I remember it being a bit tricky when it comes to the video player(s) you need)
Robin Snyder Anderson: September 11, 1948 - October 5, 1982
“It’s the only friendship that I’ve ever had or… well, I’m not going to say ever will have. We just started out together at 15 years old. She kind of walked me through life. And, as I questioned would there be life after Fleetwood Mac, I certainly questioned would there be life after Robin. Then I found that there is life after Robin, except that it’s not the same, not near as special. There’s a spirit gone, and that’s why I’m really dedicated to this leukemia [benefit]. That’s why I will do anything I have to do to make as much money to get rid of this disease as I can because I would really never want anyone to experience losing someone as beautiful as her in this horrible way.”
Giuseppe Impastato, meglio noto come Peppino (Cinisi, 5 gennaio 1948 – Cinisi, 9 maggio 1978), è stato un giornalista e attivista italiano, noto per le sue denunce contro le attività di cosa nostra a seguito delle quali fu assassinato, vittima di un attentato il 9 maggio 1978.
«Nato nella terra dei vespri e degli aranci, tra Cinisi e Palermo parlava alla sua radio,
negli occhi si leggeva la voglia di cambiare, la voglia di giustizia che lo portò a lottare,
aveva un cognome ingombrante e rispettato, di certo in quell'ambiente da lui poco onorato,
si sa dove si nasce ma non come si muore e non se un ideale ti porterà dolore.» _ Dalla canzone “I cento passi” dei Modena City Ramblers.
“PEPPINO IMPASTATO, Un giullare contro la mafia“ di Rizzo e Bonaccorso.