Most people in the United States, Russia, and the World don’t know that more than 2,500 volumes from the personal library of the Russia’s Royal Family are in the possession of the Library of Congress of the United States.
This priceless collection was formed in the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg’s, Imperial Russia. It survived WWI, the 1917 Revolution as well as the Civil War that followed, eventually ending up in America.
This is the fascinating story of how it happened, told exclusively to the World Art News by a researcher who worked with these rare books.
“While supporting a growing family it is daunting to take the plunge from a safe, secure, and stable job, to the uncertainty of being a self-employed artist. I have sacrificed a career that I really enjoyed working as a mechanic. I left a very enjoyable position, working on a great variety of high-end cars with a good team in order to pursue my art career.”
Ben and Chloee Harvey are a young, successful couple living on the Central Coast of California. Years of training and experience as an Automotive Technician have given Ben the skill set and vision to create unique automotive furniture. With Chloee’s background in customer service and office management Ben’s Automotive Decor is a well oiled business machine. Here’s Part 2 of our exclusive interview with Ben.
Art is an expression that needs to be allowed to flow freely. Don’t try to figure out how to do the best piece of art to fit in, do your thing. This is not about being accepted or evaluated. Some people will love you and some won’t. It’s as simple as that and you don’t need anyone’s approval to create the way you create. If you have your motives clear, have written your goals and take action one step at a time then you are doing more than 90% of the population. Most people just think and don’t believe and therefore don’t take action. That is not you. Because you are reading this I know you have a message to deliver, a piece of art that needs to be created and shared with the world.
Sabrina Terence is a record setting Abstract Artist that became the first to successfully send her artwork 65 km (over 200,000 feet) high into space in October of 2016.
She discovered her interest in art in 1998 during her first painting lesson while living in Germany. Since then, she has attended many art exhibitions worldwide such as Art Basel, Art Berlin, and Art Fair Singapore to name a few.
Despite its relatively short term as the Soviet Union’s main battle rifle, this has not diminished the SKS rifle’s presence on the global market as an increasingly sought-after firearm that is both highly collectible and investible. There are in fact numerous reasons for this. The most readily apparent is the historical aspect. There is of course the SKS rifle’s iconic status as a classic WWII and Cold War era firearm of the Soviet Union. There is also its extensive use by other countries across numerous conflicts throughout history, including the Chinese Civil War and the Vietnam War. To this day, the SKS remains in active, secondary, and ceremonial use across the world.