no.-5-1948

Number 5, 1948

Jackson Pollock

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.

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Pictures of London taken 70 years ago, which were rescued from a skip in Westminster after having been thrown away by the local council.

1.Piccadilly Circus Junction on 23rd July 1948.

2. London Pavillion on 13th April 1949.

3.Piccadilly Circus 1940′s.

4. Bustling Street Market, Rupert Street on 13th September 1948.

5. Whitehall and Northumberland Avenue from Trafalgar Square18th December 1949.

6.The Gaumont Theatre on Haymarket on 19th October 1949.

7. Marble Arch Pavillion 24th October 1949. 

8. The Casino Theatre, Old Compton Street on 31st July 1947.

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Henri Cartier-Bresson

1. INDONESIA. Bali. 1949. In a little village 5 kilometers away from Ubud lives the Guru (teacher) of the dancers of Ubud. The guru is also a farmer like everyone else. © Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos

2. CHINA. Shanghai. December 1948-January 1949. © Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos

3. JAPAN. Kyoto. 1978. Gion district. Backstage theatre. © Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos

4. INDIA. Uttar Pradesh. Fatehpur Sikri. 1966. © Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos

5. BURMA. Yangon (Rangoon). 1948. © Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos

6. JAPAN. Tokyo. A farewell service for the late actor Danjuro. 1965. © Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos

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.