Paintings by Peter Max, Eben Comins, Mark Kostabi, Mr. Brainwash are in Auction Life Auction, Aug. 3

Original paintings by acclaimed artists Peter Max, Eben F. Comins, Mark Kostabi and the artist known as Mr. Brainwash, plus a 22kt gold Jean Mahie signed wide cuff bracelet, are all part of Auction Life’s next auction on Wednesday, August 3rd. The auction is titled “Summer This, Summer That. A Bid of Everything” and starts at 3 pm EDT.

The 430-lot auction is filled with market-fresh finds from prominent South Florida estates and collections, to include vintage and antique jewelry, artwork, porcelains, antiques, collectibles, art glass, sculptures, artifacts, perfumes and crystal. “This is a great summer sale, with many items in a wide array of categories,” said Tarek Eljabaly, the owner of Auction Life and an auctioneer.

The auction will be held online, with limited live seating available in the West Palm Beach area gallery (RSVP required). An exhibition period and gallery previews will be by appointment only (call 561-757-1551, or send an email to auctionlifeflorida@gmail.com). Online bidding is via LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and Auctionzip.com. Phone and absentee bids accepted.

The original acrylic on canvas painting by Peter Max (German-American, b. 1937 in Berlin), titled Blushing Beauty VI, is a colorful and vibrant depiction of an arrangement of leaves and flowers, contrasting a lady’s pale face. The 36 inch by 24 inch painting comes with a letter of authenticity and should bring $15,000-$25,000. Peter Max is a major Pop Art icon of the 1960s.

The fresco painting on plaster over board/panel by Eben F. Comins (American, 1875-1949) depicts an Art Deco lady and is signed in a stylized monogram in between the date, as “19 (EFC) 31”. The 24 inch by 18 inch work (sight, less frame) has an estimate of $7,500-$15,000. Provenance: Exhibited in the Corcoran Gallery of Art in the Art in the Comins’ one-man show, Frescoes by Eben F. Comins, March 31-April 22, 1931 exhibition.

The original oil on canvas painting by Kalev (Mark) Kostabi (American/Calif., b. 1960) shows a person leaning over a billiard table to take their shot, fluorescent bulbs in the background. The black-and-white rendering, titled Having Fun with Number One (1999), is signed and dated to the bottom and measures 30 inches by 24 inches (sight, less frame). It should hit $5,000-$10,000.

An original mixed media acrylic on paper by the French-born Los Angeles street artist known as Mr. Brainwash (real name: Thierry Guetta, b. 1966), titled Street Connoisseur / Life is Beautiful, depicts a standing gentleman in a suit with his hands behind his back, holding a copy of Art For Dummies, along with his hat and umbrella, looking at a piece of artwork (est. $4,500-$9,000).

The wide cuff bracelet by the renowned designers Jean Mahie, executed in their usual heavy, solid 22kt gold abstract figures design, is signed and hallmarked and comes in a Nieman Marcus button suede pouch. The one-of-a-kind bracelet, made in 1982 is titled Dentelle de Milled (French slang for “Banknote of 1000 francs”). (est. $10,000-$20,000).

A set of four Costes Driade Adelph three-legged modern black café chairs designed by Philippe Starck in the 1980s, each chair measuring 31 ½ inches tall by 19 inches wide, with an illegible signature to the metal tubular frames, has an estimate of $2,000-$4,000.

A unique Chinese scenic bronze urn (or lantern) turned table, having scenic plaques applied throughout, could fetch $750-$7,500. The scenes include a person by a campfire with a bird flying by, a person on a boat in water with a crane flying by, a close-up of a bird with flowers, a pair of flying birds with what might be bamboo and birds under trees.

A multi-dimensional, Mid-Century Modern mixed-media metal wall art sculpture by William and Bruce Freidle, a unique piece executed in their traditional abstract brutalist style and featuring multiple layers of shaped, welded, pierced and bordered copper and brass pieces, signed and dated ‘73’, 50 inches by 40 inches, should rise to $1,500-$3,000.

To learn more about Auction Life and the Aug. 3 auction Summer This, Summer That. A Bid of Everything auction, please visit www.AuctionLifeFlorida.com. (AB 3566)

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Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films presents an eerie-ly intriguing short film, ‘Manoranjan’, starring actor Gul Panag

 Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films today premiered ‘Manoranjan’. The short film features critically acclaimed actor Gul Panag, who is also the producer of the film, as Lalita, a simple homemaker whose captivating storytelling ability forms the essence of this psychological thriller. The short film, directed by Suhail Tatari, who has directed critically acclaimed films like Ankur Arora murder case and Summer 2007, narrates the story of Lalita who lives a fairly ordinary life in a small town in Rajasthan until the arrival of an unplanned guest thwarts the family’s travel plan and stirs up a series of spooky events, leaving the audience wanting for answers at every step.

The highlight of the film is the well-defined character sketch of the protagonist, Lalita, who singlehandedly keeps the audiences at the edge of their seats at all times. The movie successfully creates a sense of mystery and spook, without any ‘jump scares’ and the credit for the same sits with the writer of the movie, actor-writer Sukhmani Sadana. Sukhamni has written films for Bollywood, OTT platforms and has acted in several popular web-series in the past. From Lalita’s unpretentious relationship with her husband Satyanarayan, a railway station master, to her confident demeanor with 18-year-old houseguest Chirag, the movie Manoranjan successfully maneuvers through varied relationships of Lalita while maintaining a sense of intrigue.

Talking about the film, actor Gul Panag said, “I’m quite glad that a platform like Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films is allowing such contemporary stories to see the light of the day. This movie is a riveting suspense that will keep the audiences hooked till the last frame. It’s definitely a refreshing take on the spooky genre and I am confident that the audience will enjoy every second of this film. This is my second movie with Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films and post the success and reaction to my last film, it was an obvious choice from my end to associate with the platform again for ‘Manoranjan’. I am looking forward to more such future associations with them”.

Talking about the movie, Director Suhail Tatari said, “I am thrilled to present Manoranjan to my audience and I am more than privileged to release it with Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films. It’s an intricate web- like plot woven around the life of the character Lalita and the mystery unfolds slowly and steadily in the film, keeping one intrigued till the end. I believe that Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films is the perfect platform to celebrate such fresh scripts and the platform has truly been the catalyst  for the evolution short films in India.”

“Gul came up with the concept for Manoranjan, which was subsequently fleshed out from there. As soon as I heard the idea, I was on-board, especially given the genre being my personal favourite. It’s a multi-layered tale with a spooky feel to it. The Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films is a remarkable platform for such unique and contemporary storytelling,” said writerSukhmani Sadana.

The movie will be first exclusively premiered on Royal Stag Barrel Select’s Large Short Films Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/LargeShortFilms , a platform to watch the most original and inspiring short films made by some of the finest directors in India.

WATCH ‘Manoranjan’ HERE: https://www.youtube.com/user/LargeShortFilms

Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films:

Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films has become ‘the’ destination for Indian short films where viewers can experience the taste of great films. The platform has collaborated with successful storytellers from Bollywood who truly stand for originality and creativity. Large Short Films has evolved to create an ecosystem for aspiring directors to feature along mainstream Bollywood directors and still be able to create a niche for themselves in the industry.

Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films has released some of the most prodigious award-winning short films with renowned artists and directors from the industry which truly reflects originality, imagination and perfection.  Ahalya, Interior Café – Night, Ouch, Chutney, Anukul, Mumbai Varanasi Express, Khool Aali Chithi, The School Bag, Bruno and Juliet, ‘Shunyata’, Juice, Maa, Chhuri, Her First Time and Iktarfa are some of the phenomenal films that have been released on this platform. Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films as a platform for original short films has been the pioneer in popularizing this genre of filmmaking.

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Top 3 chartbusters that we are in love with! – From Tamannaah’s Kodthe to Deepika’s Doobey

Once in a while, a star comes up with a music video that makes it into our permanent playlist. From gripping performance to soothing screen presence to brilliant rhythm, these actresses tick all the boxes of turning a video into a blockbuster itself. While some help us get in touch with our soul, some make our party LIT.

While these beauties continue to enthrall us, here’s presenting the list of recently released songs that we can’t get enough of already!

Tamannaah Bhatia – Kodthe
Tamannaah took the internet by storm with her brilliant and sizzling dance number, Kodthe. The upbeat song features the PAN-India star performing some temperature-raising moves while looking ravishing in the video. Within two days of its release, the video garnered more than 3 Million views on Youtube. Meanwhile, the Kodthe Dance Challenge is trending on social media, with netizens recreating the star’s moves.

Samantha Ruth Prabhu – Oo Antava
Another dance number making waves on social media is Samantha Ruth Prabhu’s Oo Antara. The actress, donning a smokin’ hot Avatar, has set the internet ablaze with her never-before-seen moves. It became an instant hit among the audience and the talk of the town, owing to its foot-tapping music and brilliant choreography.

Deepika Padukone – Doobey
Deepika Padukone’s rather soothing number Doobey has also garnered a massive fan following among music lovers. The off-beat piece, an unconventional filmography, and the leading actress’ chemistry with Siddhant Chaturvedi has caught everyone’s attention. While trending almost on all platforms, the music video has minted more than 42 Million views on the internet.

Don’t forget to tune into these music videos now!

Shilpa Shetty, Kareena Kapoor Khan or Priyanka Chopra Jonas: Who will host ALTBalaji and MX Player’s new fearless reality show?

Right after ALTBalaji and MX Player revealed that the OTT would be coming up with the biggest and the most fearless reality show with a hatke concept, social media went abuzz with speculations about who the host of the show might be. Considering that Ekta is mounting the show on an epic scale, it’s only fair that the show will have a big-ticket Bollywood name as host.

According to sources, Ekta is very close to the biggest names in Bollywood. It’s being said that the streaming giants are in talks with the leading Bollywood divas of the industry like Shilpa Shetty, Kareena Kapoor Khan or Priyanka Chopra Jonas.

In fact, sources close to the development also said that talks were in the advanced stage with Priyanka Chopra Jonas who is eager to do something different in the OTT space.

The actress even recently commented on how OTT has been a boon for the industry. Well, whoever the ace producer chooses as the host is sure to be a big name from Bollywood. The concept of the show is yet unknown. So, Who would you like to see as the host?

Yami Gautam to headline thought-provoking dramas

Yami Gautam has an exciting palette of characters with varied shades for the year ahead. From an intriguing psychological thriller to voicing socially relevant issues – the powerhouse performer will spark a conversation in society with her roles.

Looking at Yami Gautam’s calendar, one can see the actress will name the year to herself. If sources are anything to go by, we hear the star will break the mould with all her upcoming characters to kickstart a discussion in society.

A source revealed, “With Naina in A Thursday, a kindergarten teacher who takes kids as hostages, Yami Gautam will pose a few crucial questions in front of the audience. Similarly, LOST will deal with media integrity, and Dasvi will discuss the education system. OMG2 is another social drama with a voice.”

“Owing to her dignified persona and impeccable acting talent, filmmakers are choosing to mount thought-provoking films on Yami Gautam’s shoulders. The star has a variety of characters to offer, and she will definitely leave everyone surprised,” it further added.

Meanwhile, Yami Gautam is also working on Dinesh Vijan and Amar Kaushik’s untitled next with Sunny Kaushal and another project with RSVP Movies.