On the opening day of 83-year-old artist Christo's new exhibition and large-scale installation in London he stands defiantly in front of his new floating artwork, constructed with 7,506 oil barrels in Hyde Park, reminding -- no, berating -- a crowd of media and fans about the fact that his work is entirely self-funded. He doesn't take commissions from brands or institutions. "We pay with our money! No grants, no money from the industry," he proclaims.
Posted on: 21 June 2018 | 8:46 am
We may think we know a lot about Saudi Arabia's Mohammed bin Salman, one year after he was elevated to Crown Prince. After all, the past 12 months have seen him blitz world capitals, wooing politicians, business leaders and populations alike promoting his vision for modernizing his country.
Posted on: 21 June 2018 | 5:38 am
Leaning out of a helicopter's open door, 500 feet above the ground, David Kennedy is treated to bird's eye views of immense sand dunes and lava fields strewn with giant black domes and boulders. Among these natural wonders are mysterious triangular constructions, a beautifully preserved ghost town and elaborate ancient tombs -- the archaeological treasures which Saudi Arabia hopes will earn it a place on the heritage tourism map.
Posted on: 20 June 2018 | 11:19 pm