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Staying with your russian theme

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6302558/r ... barabakaa/


You can view more of Petr Barabakaa’s pictures on his Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/barabakaa/

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Wow.
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Vrede too wrote:
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Wow.

Somewhere i have a great collection of photos of Iran. Looks like a great place. Too bad that it often takes crazy religious nuts to overthrow the shit we dump on other countries.

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Where is the nearest auction house?

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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:38 am
Where is the nearest auction house?
I like the earlier appraisal figures.
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Just learned this on Mysteries at the Museum:
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The predecessor to the tattoo machine was the electric pen invented by Thomas Alva Edison and patented under the title Stencil-Pens in Newark, New Jersey, United States in 1876. It was originally intended to be used as a duplicating device, but in 1891, Samuel O'Reilly discovered that Edison's machine could be modified and used to introduce ink into the skin, and later patented a tube and needle system to provide an ink reservoir....
Edison's electric pen was a commercial flop, but O'Reilly revolutionized tattooing with it.
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Melania statue Sevnica, Slovenia, honestly:

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:lol: Forget the superficial, this really captures her inner "beauty".
https://www.yahoo.com/news/statue-slove ... 09172.html
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Melania statue Sevnica, Slovenia, honestly:

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:lol: Forget the superficial, this really captures her inner "beauty".
https://www.yahoo.com/news/statue-slove ... 09172.html


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... fette.html

"locals are horrified by the figure."
"It's a disgrace"


about time, we have been horrified by this trash for several years now.

without a shred of hard evidence, I do believe that this bitch was under putin's guidance when she met the moron president to be.

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... fette.html

"locals are horrified by the figure."
"It's a disgrace"

about time, we have been horrified by this trash for several years now.

without a shred of hard evidence, I do believe that this bitch was under putin's guidance when she met the moron president to be.
"The real Melania is more wooden." :lol:

No one ever says that chainsaw sculpture is fine art, but that's really bad even for chainsaw sculpture.
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No one ever says that chainsaw sculpture is fine art...
Some more than others...
https://www.chainsawking.com/

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I feel bad for the live tree or snag that was used to carve Melania. Either way, it must have been a beauty.
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Some more than others...
https://www.chainsawking.com/
Nice! Found at the first link that you posted then edited away:

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More:
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/623537510887621026/
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/402438916696046303
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Nice! Found at the first link that you posted then edited away:
Thanks - I wanted to post that owl, but Pinterest always gives me trouble and wants me to sign in, which I don't do, or it shades out the page. Sometimes a "reload and esc" will clear the annoyance, but not always.

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Thanks - I wanted to post that owl, but Pinterest always gives me trouble and wants me to sign in, which I don't do, or it shades out the page. Sometimes a "reload and esc" will clear the annoyance, but not always.
When you get the log-in prompt click on the upper right white 'X' to make it go away.
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Turkey's 'Microangelo' turns tiny objects into artworks

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Any guesses what the object is?

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Beautiful.

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I doubt my hand was ever steady enough. Any guesses what the object is?

... Some of his best-known pieces include a scene from the movie "Pulp Fiction" on the side of a piece of popcorn and the silhouette of Turkey's founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk on a grain of rice....

"It is a blend of experience and hand discipline. I can work on a single object for up to six months." ...
I would never buy mini-art, but still :-|| .
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Vrede too wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:55 am
Melania statue Sevnica, Slovenia, honestly:

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:lol: Forget the superficial, this really captures her inner "beauty".
https://www.yahoo.com/news/statue-slove ... 09172.html
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Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:52 am
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... fette.html

"locals are horrified by the figure."
"It's a disgrace"

about time, we have been horrified by this trash for several years now.

without a shred of hard evidence, I do believe that this bitch was under putin's guidance when she met the moron president to be.
"The real Melania is more wooden." :lol:

No one ever says that chainsaw sculpture is fine art, but that's really bad even for chainsaw sculpture.
Melania Trump Statue Burned in Her Hometown in Slovenia: 'I Want to Know Why,' Artist Says
While the man behind the statue expressed his dismay, Trump critics mocked the destruction on social media, writing: "I DON'T REALLY CARE DO U?"


:lol: The statue was so awful that it could either be a Melania fan or hater that burned it.
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The statue was a true universal victim; the cat fan would be jealous. Meanwhile, the cat fan likely enjoys being victimized by those who support removing statues of people who fought against the United States. He considers those people "sick" but thinks the statues aren't.

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https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5f1e ... d4730e2c5b

Nutcase "artist Jon McNaughton, known for his over-the-top portraits of President Donald Trump, is out with a new work showing historical figures gathered around the president while he prays. And it’s brought out Twitter’s art critics.

The image, titled “Legacy of Hope,” depicts people such as former presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln as well as Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass and Robert E. Lee standing around Trump, some with a hand on his shoulders. In a video explaining the piece, McNaughton said that he was inspired by an image of people like “Diamond and Silk” and televangelist Paula White praying over Trump in the Oval Office."

Comments are great.
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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:05 pm
https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5f1e ... d4730e2c5b

... Comments are great.
"I don't understand"
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