Visual Arts

The CEO Of The Pokémon Company Never Thought That Pikachu Would Be So Popular


Tsunekazu Ishihara, president and CEO of the Pokemon Company, waves as he arrives to demonstrate on the Pokemon Art Academy for Nintendo 3DS at the Nintendo booth at the Electronic Entertainment Expo on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) In an interesting interview with Tsunekazu Ishihara, the CEO of The Pokémon Company, he talks about ...

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Maldives: What Dreams Are Made Of


Tucked away in South Asia, the Maldives have been a hidden gem for quite some time, but with high profile vacationers like Kevin Hart and Sienna Miller, this island nation is back on the map. The Maldives are composed of 26 atolls in the Indian Ocean, Southwest of India and Sri Lanka. Unspoiled white sandy beaches, crystal clear water and colourful ...

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6 Luxury Hotels That Double As Wedding Venues

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Choosing a vacation destination is hard enough, but choosing a wedding venue? That’s no easy task. Luck y for you, your vacation (or in this case, honeymoon) destination and your wedding venue can be one and the same thanks to the facilities offered at the 6 luxury hotels listed below. More than just your average luxury hotel, the resorts on ...

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Fethiye, the Turkish Delight

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By  Yolanda Valentina The natural beauty of Turkey’s Aegean region is only one of the alluring facets of Fethiye. Built on the ruins of the ancient city of Telmessos, named in honor of an Ottoman Empire pilot, and victim of multiple devastating earthquakes – Fethiye has a lot to offer its visitors. Fethiye is an unknown jewel internationally, only familiar ...

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Post-Saint Patty’s Glance at Decade’s Top-Earning Irish Artists

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With St. Patrick’s Day barely out of hindsight, it is just the right time to take a look at the most marketable Irish artists over the past 10 years. Dublin-born School of London painter Francis Bacon is certainly one of leaders of the present-day auction room, with over $1.5 billion of art sold in the last decade, which is no surprise considering his individual ...

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Brussels’s Terrorist Attacks Met With Touching Chalk Art Tributes

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In response to a series of terrorist attacks in Brussels Tuesday morning, which killed 30 and left another 230 injured, Belgian authorities effectively shut down the city’s public institutions and transportation systems. Despite the threat of additional attacks, Brussels’s citizens took to the streets today to spread a message of love. Belgians flooded the Bourse de Bruxelles (the Brussels Stock Exchange), turning the public square’s floor ...

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Google Joins The Fight To End Zika Virus Spread

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On March 3rd, Google announced new initiatives aimed at curbing the spread of the Zika virus in Brazil and Latin America with enhanced mapping data and more detailed online information about the mosquito-borne virus. The search giant announced that it has partnered with UNICEF to create an open source platform that can be used to map the spread of Zika and ...

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Preview Highlights From Art Basel in Hong Kong

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With New York’s Armory Week barely out of our sights, the art world is gearing up for another major fair and its host of related events on the other side of the globe. Art Basel in Hong Kong, the latest fair giant on the global circuit, opens this week, running from March 24-26 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Now in just its ...

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Asia Week Lead by Sotheby’s with $55 Million Total Sales

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Amid ongoing economic turmoil in China and several high profile seizures of ancient statues related to federal law enforcement’s “Operation Hidden Idol” crackdown, Christie’s and Sotheby’s Asia Week auctions presented solid results for a wide range of objects including Chinese ceramics, jade, modern Indian paintings, and Himalayan bronze and stone statues.   A rare pair of gilt-bronze and paste-set lanterns, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong ...

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