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Certain middle aged beauties find it hard to conquer a place in society. Unaware of the futile battle against the looks of women decades younger, they gradually develop a parody image of their lost youth. Too intelligent, too independent, too demanding, too discerning, too self-absorbed and too needy makes them unattractive to men and friends… who cannot but wonder how all this will end?
A little girl in Hong Kong loves a dragon so I painted her one she named it “TOM”
The Maltese beauty is found within the mixture of centuries of wars and colonization. Her curved features and traits are a blend of ancient Egypt, Turkey and more recent French and English. Devoutly catholic, her culture retains the highest values and philosophies of both Arabian and Christian. Without a doubt her family comes first and foremost. On the surface she stands behind her husband but fundamentally she is the core member of the family and she knows it. She loves and takes great pride in her multiple roles as wife, mother and daughter. This power makes her feel and look both sensual and irresistible. The cigarette depicts her independence and power. Maltese women have amazing hair and her weekly trip to the salon is her way of saying I love being a woman in today’s men’s world!
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Opposites attract and therefore can only exist because they are opposites. If we remove one, the other looses it’s significance. Can we face the dark side of our Goodness? Dare we to acknowledge the hypocrisy? Only then can the Good we do stand alone and become significant.
Every year Hong Kong turns into a French cultural mega center during Le French May. Selected artists get to showcase their work in unconventional spaces. It was SO SO SO wicked to see my paintings covering the front of the one and only Alan Zeman California Tower in the party center of Lan Kwai Fong. We exhibited in Alan’s penthouse office which is probably the coolest office on the planet. Thank you once again Hong Kong for welcoming me onto your art scene !
With the iconic Alan Zeman who MADE Hong Kong’s night life !
To see one of my paintings hanging behind the desk of this celebrity billionaire and ueber famous Hong Kong entrepreneur is probably the most rewarding part in my artist career. Stephen Hung is renowned for his flamboyant and trendsetting style. We had it framed in his signature baroque style floater frame which works incredibly well with contemporary art. Most galleries would not dare to use such a contrasting frame. So proud to be in this office where success in business are part of the top of the world !
How art shows can make a difference. Months of preparation and monastic studio work on display. The best time in an artist life is to experience when the paintings comes out of the studio and into the limelight and buzz of an exhibition. Here at the Hong Kong art fair. The gallery sold 8 in one day ! Talking to Asian art lovers is the most refreshing experience. No fancy art talk here. I pretended not to be the artist to get a sincere review. It’s just fantastic to hear how they perceive a painting. The best feeling ever. Thank you for welcoming me Hong Kong and China !
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Private commission for a pet cat painting. We all love our pets. The best way to immortalize them is to have them painted. Each pet has their unique character and painting brings those traits alive. In this painting Theo is shown during a summer late afternoon, twilight, his favorite time of the day when birds, lizards, butterflies and bees congregate in his garden to settle for the night. A hunters paradise. Private commission for a pet cat painting in acrylics on canvas, pet love, Fox Daniels Art, contemporary art with colour and attitude.
“Moscow” In ballet, the most gracious of dance, it is not only extreme technique but and more importantly it is the unspoken charm and Russian soul of the ballerina which makes her performance truly spectacular.
Resulting a tumultuous history and hardship, The Russian beauty expresses herself with a proud melancholia and cautious joy about the future. She takes pride in her love and value of literature and arts.
Enigmatic to many she will tell you confidently that “Russia cannot be understood with your mind”
The beautiful Parisienne is the absolute role model of every other woman who takes her appearance seriously. The Parisienne is effortlessly thin, always trendy and glamorous at every occasion. She will make you believe all this comes naturally. It doesn’t. Her draconian diet and beauty tricks are as secret as a lovers whisper in the bedroom of the President. Espresso and cigarettes are her loyal aides. She understands that to reveal less is more. She masters the art of seduction like no other. No matter how hard you try, you will not come near to Parisian beauty. After all you ARE the mere foreigner n’est-ce pas? Colourful collectible contemporary art with attitude. Modern art contemporary art popular art colorful art original paintings limited edition prints direct from the artist Fox Daniels.
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Hollywood attracts the ones who excel in all the shimmering superficialities of life. Hollywood’s façade is a melting pot of the bold and the beautiful. For many are called, but few are chosen. The intense paranoia of maintaining that tiny lucid spot in the limelight is fascinating. The ones who die young remain glorious, the ones who last inevitably become parodies of themselves.
The high society of Marbella is a tiny microcosm where money, sex and crime cohabit in the leafy suburbs. Excess is never enough and the nouveau riche take grate pride in this. The Barbie from Marbie is a woman who is ready for the cameras at all times of the day. She is beautiful and smart and plays her assets brilliant to every circumstance. Her precious Chiwawa is another pretty accessory. The apparent innocence is key to her success to find her next billionaire.
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Inspired by Mr Laurent-Marie Affre. A heritage of culture and education, combined with an aptitude for detail and excellent taste, enables him to advise those who seek his wise counsel on all matters related to the arts, fashion and society. A consummate diplomat he never personally aspires to the limelight, but finds great satisfaction in promoting the interests of others.
Whilst he enjoys the benefits of his classical background within the realms of European royalty, politicians, poets and philosophers, he also understands his privileges and the responsibilities they bring. Some of his greatest achievements have been in quietly influencing the world of those less privileged. After all, “Le bruit ne fait pas de bien, et le bien ne fait pas de bruit.”
This exclusive little tax haven and testosterone paradise attracts the most beautiful women and the richest men on the planet. The Grand Prix is also the highlight of the society scene yet ironically the Monaco women do look rather out of place. Shopping is not always a justifiable alternative or is it?
The girls of Saint-Tropez are truly what being French is all about. Beautiful, daring, utterly independent and mistresses of seduction. They play hard to get and hard to keep. Brigitte Bardot, Catherine Deneuve and Simone Signoret have what makes a woman want to be a woman and proud to be a woman. In Saint-Tropez you can easily discern them from the rest.
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Inspired by the likes of Jay Jopling. Art Man is inspired by the men and women of both extremes within the art establishment. The ones who have flair, love art and make a difference, and the ones who don’t.
Art Man decides what art you are going to like and should invest in. He is the bona fide Gertrude Stein of the contemporary art world. A rare species among the prima donnas, clowns, pretend intellectuals and fools who have no affinity with art for the sake of art yet who, alas, crowd the industry because there is money to be made. Lot’s of it. The hands reaching out on serving platters signify artists reaching out to such influential men and women who genuinely love and respect art for what it is. The only significant trace of humankind we leave behind on this earth. Are you able to discern the Art Man from the Art con-man?
Humans share animal behaviour: Seduction, greed, joy, anger, playfulness, vanity, jealousy, dominance, love.
Animals share human behaviour: Seduction, greed, joy, anger, playfulness, vanity, jealousy, dominance, love.
Humans live by politics, religion, philosophy.
Animals live by their instincts.
Humans evolve with economics.
Animals evolve with nature.
If humans would return to their archetypal instincts, could they achieve a united human super race?
Many successful women excel in one, or in some cases several, of these attributes : Beauty, Talent, Ambition, Intelligence, Wealth and Luck. But only the “Chosen One” reigns supreme in all. She is deeply envied by her sycophantic friends and followers, but she understands that nothing lasts forever and is aware of her fragile, singular position at the top. Her closest companions are her thoughts : who will be the one to betray her, who will be the one to take her position? Will this be her Last Supper in glory?
Seduction can play a big part in making it to the top. Trophy-girls are masters in the game of seduction. They understand the effect virginity has on their target. Careful controversy is key to success. Fragile mistress, delicate empress, innocent insouciance all aid in her manipulation every step of the way. Did anything change since Marie-Antoinette?
No matter how liberated and independent a woman is, if her man treats her right she will allow him to manipulate her for good or evil. If her man makes her feel special she will be all his for good or for evil. But be careful gentlemen, if you treat her badly, she will leave your protective arms in a flash.
Desire for international celebrity has never been as strong as today. Posting a selfie extends your 15 minutes of fame. The question is : Are you ready to sell your soul to obtain your spot in the limelight?
Today’s women are more than ever emancipated, educated, liberated, confident, ambitious and successful. Ironically, happiness is best when shared.Finding the right partner is the tricky bit. We know what we want in a man but does this extensive, comprehensive list really exist in one man only?
During summer our cities look uncomfortable.People with families are away on holidays. People without families become aware of the bizarre life the city offers.Happy selfies and late nights help to distract. Coffee and a smart phone remain loyal companions.Will the next city exodus be the last?