Feedback: Another famous artist
Last month's story about the eccentric Austrian artist Frederick Hundertwasser and his funny dunny in Kawakawa, New Zealand, prompted Ian Scott-Parker, an English-born resident of Hurricane, Utah (US) to send us his boyhood memories of the famous and witty British artist Osbert Lancaster's visit to his school 30 years ago:
You can see two of Osbert Lancaster's sketches by clicking here.
And for more about Hundertwasser's Green Citadel in Magdeburg, East Germany, which we mentioned last month, click on Last-minute changes.
In the US capital, Washington DC, a character suspected of being the elusive BORF graffitist appeared in court again. You can read about him in the Washington Post.
In the West Indies, the St. Lucia Tourist Board has commissioned English pavement artist Julian Beever to create a 3D cricket image to promote the island's plans to host the England team in the 2007 Cricket World Cup.
And America's famous 3D artist Kurt Wenner has upset residents of his hometown, Santa Barbara, California, with his designs for "a 17,300-square-foot Byzantine-style" mansion to be built on a Montecito hillside.
"Montecito residents lambaste mansion," was the headline of a story in the Santa Barbara News-Press. "Calling it offensive, ostentatious and perhaps better suited for Las Vegas, Montecito residents had little positive to say at a meeting...
"Mr. Wenner said the style seemed appropriate for the Montecito hillside."