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Thanks to all you awesome folks who had come out to Zunft [halle] on September 3, 2011 to support my artwork, and enjoy the large selection of top Wine!
If you still haven’t yet, and would like to to check out the installation in full color experience, I invite you to do so, as the presentation will be held until September 30th, 2011.
For those who love history! Please Read on.
‘Zunft’ is the German word for guilds. In medieval times, guilds were groups of artisans who gathered to sell their works. These organizations also sought to regulate the price and quality of products such as weaving and ironwork. In the old days, consumers would visit guilds to order their goods, exchange views with the manufacturer and get a unique pair of shoes, a piece of crystal or a freshly baked bread. Die Zunft’s vision is inspired by the believe to free manufacturers and consumers from the noisy, sometimes mindless, over-promotion that makes the engine of the modern retail world roar. This will not be a Disneyworld, partners will be carefully selected because the places have to be able to develop a real community feeling. The “Die Zunft AG” wants to bring back the connection between manufacturers and direct end-users. Today, its a least impossible to get to know if the goods you buy were made by kids or hungry people working under terrible conditions. Consumers have lost the sense of value for quality and good craftsmanship. Today we are able to buy lots of cheap-quality things that we do not need – they soon end up in the garbage. As for Die Zunft’s list of partners, the relevant criteria for admission are not what they produce, but rather how they produce it. In general, companies in fine production and sustainable business will be welcome to present their goods at the guild. Businesses will include ateliers and boutiques with handcrafted goods like shoes, clothing, painted porcelain and glass-blown objects. At “Zunft”-workshops, consumers will be able learn about the production of goods, like woven textiles, dresses and embroidery. Consumers will be able to take instruction in the skills they see on display, including cooking lessons. Die Zunft will also have a TV studio for its own programming.
It is amazing to hear that my buddy Mirko Hannemann, head of DBM Energy in Germany, just set the world record for completing a journey of 605km (375mi) from Munich to the capital Berlin on October 26, 2010, non-stop without re-charging his newly invented electric car battery in the Audi Car supported by Lekker Energy!
I had a chance to talk to see him tonight, the day after the much enlightened event. Over 700 hundreds emails, and calls from auto companies, he is just as the German’s would say, totally Kaputt! He is a total night owl, give him a cup of coffee around midnight, and back he is packed with energy… I guess thats why he comsumes his life in the ENERGY business…ha!
Mirko says that “there is still more to be done, test, and develop”.
I bet!… but im sure it was a hell lotta fun driving that car!…
I congratulate him setting that new world record in which is going to change the view of the world in the auto industry dramatically.
Mirko! I am super Proud of you buddy!…:)
Having a Gallery Exhibition along with so many talented artists from now until January 2009.
Tel.: +49.30.22 00 22 88
Directly across from the River on Friedrichstrasse
(Die Galerie liegt direkt am Spreeufer!)
Monday to Saturday 12-19 Uhr
Winston Torr and European TV Star Hubertus Regout are excited to
have donated the drawing
to this year’s
Ebay Celebrity Charity Auction
on Thursday October 9, 2008
“Acceleration” was created during a nude drawing session in September 2008
and proceeds are going to Mr. Regout’s favorite charity:
“Ein Herz für Kinder” (“A Heart for Children”),
one of Germany’s most well-known children’s charity organizations.
Read what Winston had to say
about working with Hubertus Regout!
Thank you for reading, enjoy …and of course feel free to bid!…:)