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  1. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Plug pulled on Pac-Man again

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 06:47pm by Vivienne Chow

    ... original creator- lives on, the local arts community says. With its latest removal from the same Tin Hau wall, the street art of tiles featuring characters from the iconic arcade game Pac-Man has fallen victim twice to the government's efforts to "keep the streets safe". The authorities first moved in on the creation, by French street artist Invader, in February. Members ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1476448/plug-pulled-pac-man-again
  2. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    French artist Invader brings his works to the streets of Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 05:33am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Artistic invader of the urban space covers the city In a city of protests, French street artist Invader is an unlikely 40-something rebel with a cause. His works in white-walled galleries can fetch upwards of HK$3 million, but it is the 3D mosaics featuring his signature motif- a Space Invader alien from the seminal 1970s arcade game- which he creates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1413732/french-artist-invader-brings-his-works-streets-hong-kong
  3. News - China - CULTURE

    ‘Uncultured’ multi-billionaire is China’s biggest fine-art collector

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 02:02pm by XU DONGHUAN

    ... the family business, making handbags which his mother would sell on the street. At 20, he rented a shop at the Yuyuan Bazaar in the centre of old Shanghai, selling souvenirs and accessories. His ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1494278/uncultured-multibillionaire-chinas-biggest-fine-art-collector
  4. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Creative crowd welcome new Central showcase PMQ

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:19am by Bryan Harris

    ... George Migliorelli, a leather craftsman who moved his business to PMQ from a "little hole in the wall" in Siu Sai Wan. "There is not much help in Hong Kong for creative industries. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1482438/creative-crowd-welcome-new-central-showcase-pmq
  5. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Auction house gives up on HK$28 million painting that was thrown out by hotel cleaners

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 04:37am by NG KANG-CHUNG, Clifford Lo

    ... the wall, packed the artwork and left it on the floor inside the ballroom," said a police source. But workers did not pick up the painting when collecting other sold items. "At night, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1472120/painting-sells-auction-hk28m-then-mistaken-rubbish-and-thrown-away
  6. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Artist hits back after 'invaders' destroyed

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 03:23am by Vivienne Chow

    ... in games from the 1970s and '80s. The street artist is represented by galleries in Europe and Japan, and his artworks have been displayed in white-walled galleries, museums and institutions. ... calligraphy on lampposts, utility boxes, walls and pillars throughout the city. "I knew Hong Kong was very strict with art in the streets and that the government removed nearly all of the King ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1436471/artist-hits-back-after-invaders-destroyed
  7. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Local talents showcase Hong Kong’s design history in Milan

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 11:30am by Vivienne Chow

    ... in Milan Walking the busy streets of Mong Kok, taking the Star Ferry across the harbour and shopping under the red plastic lampshades of the wet markets- these are some of the personal experiences ... visitors to experience the buzz of Hong Kong's streets, take a ferry ride and shop at a wet market without having to board a long-haul flight. Each activity, according to Juul-Sørensen, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1470990/local-talents-showcase-hong-kongs-design-history-milan
  8. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    The day the government gobbled up Pac-Man

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 04:16am by Vivienne Chow

    ... suppressed- by government workers taking orders to keep public areas free from street art. The mosaic of tiles featured characters of the iconic arcade game Pac-Man and graced a wall along King's Road near Fortress Hill until it was removed recently. The image was the work of French street artist Invader, who, in his words, "invaded" the city last month, creating more than 35 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1434327/day-government-gobbled-pac-man
  9. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Dragons, dancing lions and a great big party

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 05:17am by Ernest Kao

    ... by a marching troupe carrying national and Hong Kong flags and a procession carrying models of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac. A section of Fuk Tsun Street, where the famous Hung Shing Temple ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1438795/dragons-dancing-lions-and-great-big-party
  10. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    M+ museum adds Tiananmen images to its collection

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 04:54am by Vivienne Chow

    ... universally popular," he said. A pair of iron gates featuring some of the last examples of street calligraphy by the late "King of Kowloon" Tsang Tsou-choi has also found its way to M+. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1429202/m-museum-adds-tiananmen-images-its-collection

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