Gigglewater Prosecco & The Guggenheim

  Frank Zappa  came here and I didn’t know who he was. He looked like he couldn’t buy a coffee; he looked like a fucking hobo. A group of people took him out for lunch and I tagged along. Afterwards, Frank stood up and said as he’d just flown in from New York he wanted to go back to the hotel before the evening so I offered to give him a lift back. We were driving along and he turned to me and said that I didn’t know who he was.    “Course I do, you’re Frank Zappa.” I said. “Who’s Frank Zappa?”     “You’re Frank Zappa.”     “Who’s Frank Zappa?”     “I just fucking told you, you’re Frank Zappa.” It could have gone on forever.    He thought it was refreshing to meet someone who wasn’t on the take from him. We were sitting in the bar once we’d got back to the hotel and he asked me whether the fact he’d just spent $3m impressed me. As I was just working on this place it really didn’t.  Frank said he had a proposition for me and ran to Room 1 and came back with a leather briefcase. He pulled out this Russian document and all I could understand were the numbers $2.7m, which was for a property he’d just bought not far from the Kremlin. He said with the other $300k he’d bought a vodka factory and thought we should make a Pikes Peach Vodka; he had people making the brews and we could make it world-famous. Then he asked me if we could open up Pikes boutique-style hotels around the world – if he found a property he’d fly me over to set it up and I’d make 15% off the top.  A while later Frank rang me up saying he’d found the perfect place for the first Pikes Hotel franchise. It was Havana, Cuba – Ernest Hemingway’s old house. He said he’d told Fidel that I was a nice man and “not to worry about Gorbachev” as he was on side too. I told him I’d be straight over; he really wanted to get on with it.  Then he fucking died on me.  Article courtesy of https://pikesibiza.com/blog/

Frank Zappa came here and I didn’t know who he was. He looked like he couldn’t buy a coffee; he looked like a fucking hobo. A group of people took him out for lunch and I tagged along. Afterwards, Frank stood up and said as he’d just flown in from New York he wanted to go back to the hotel before the evening so I offered to give him a lift back. We were driving along and he turned to me and said that I didn’t know who he was.

“Course I do, you’re Frank Zappa.” I said. “Who’s Frank Zappa?”
“You’re Frank Zappa.”
“Who’s Frank Zappa?”
“I just fucking told you, you’re Frank Zappa.” It could have gone on forever.

He thought it was refreshing to meet someone who wasn’t on the take from him. We were sitting in the bar once we’d got back to the hotel and he asked me whether the fact he’d just spent $3m impressed me. As I was just working on this place it really didn’t.

Frank said he had a proposition for me and ran to Room 1 and came back with a leather briefcase. He pulled out this Russian document and all I could understand were the numbers $2.7m, which was for a property he’d just bought not far from the Kremlin. He said with the other $300k he’d bought a vodka factory and thought we should make a Pikes Peach Vodka; he had people making the brews and we could make it world-famous. Then he asked me if we could open up Pikes boutique-style hotels around the world – if he found a property he’d fly me over to set it up and I’d make 15% off the top.

A while later Frank rang me up saying he’d found the perfect place for the first Pikes Hotel franchise. It was Havana, Cuba – Ernest Hemingway’s old house. He said he’d told Fidel that I was a nice man and “not to worry about Gorbachev” as he was on side too. I told him I’d be straight over; he really wanted to get on with it.

Then he fucking died on me.

Article courtesy of https://pikesibiza.com/blog/

Chris Jordan- Albatross Movie

An image from the Midway Project & the movie "Albatross"  by American Artist Chris Jordan. This telling film about these incredible birds who have been feeding on plastic trash floating in the Pacific and their plight. This film will be shown at the SPiN Art Residency, in person, by Chris. 🙏🌏 And we are very delighted to have him.
Please join us as we commence this Ibiza on November 12-December 3.
FREE for all selected artists who want to make this world a better place. Apply within. Critical thinkers & movers and shakers only.
Sponsored by @gigglewaterprosecco @victorspinelli1

The film Albatross is a Public Work for all to share. Good on ya, Chris!

Excerpt from AlbatrossTheFilm.com⬇️
The journey of ALBATROSS began in 2008 as a collaboration with my friend, activist/photographer Manuel Maqueda. Studying the newly-emerging issue of ocean plastic pollution, we learned of a stunning environmental tragedy taking place on a tiny atoll in the center of the vast North Pacific Ocean. We immediately began planning an expedition there, and on our first trip to Midway Island in September of 2009, we and our team photographed and filmed thousands of young albatrosses that lay dead on the ground, their stomachs filled with plastic. The experience was devastating, not only for what it meant for the suffering of the birds, but also for what it reflected back to us about the destructive power of our culture of mass consumption, and humanity's damaged relationship with the living world.

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The beauty of Pikes Hotel

Nestled into a hillside on the North of Ibiza, Pikes is enchanting. Come and make art this November at our residency. We are waiting for your story to unfold.      Sponsored by Gigglewater Prosecco.

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Elmyr de Hory

Good artists copy, great artists steal.....Picasso
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This painting titled “A La Manera de Picasso” is not a fake but an original by the master art forger Elmyr de Hory art forger Elmyr de Hory and hangs in the Museu D'Art Contemorani D'Eivissa in Ibiza. Elmyr fooled the world with his many incredible fakes that still hang in museums and collections everywhere. His lost his life in Ibiza, in 1976, where he produced a large range of works. Including many fakes of Picasso.

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Pikes Magazine review-STACK

 

Somebody has made a magazine for the real Club Tropicana, and it looks like a LOT of fun

We don’t normally feature hotel magazines in these video reviews, but Pikes isn’t a normal hotel magazine. Edited by Josh Jones (Pavement Licker, Special Request, ‘SUP and many more) and art directed by design consultancy Big Active, it was created for the Pikes Hotel in Ibiza (the place where the Club Tropicana video was shot) and it’s packed with easy charm and genuine character.

Normally a hotel magazine has to work hard to establish something special about the place, but there’s such an abundance of material to draw upon here that Josh has been able to ease back and let the hotel’s various ambassadors speak for themselves, encouraging their personality onto the page. Take a look at our review video below to see for yourself, then check the Club Tropicana video for the full audiovisual experience…   Please click LINK below the photographs..

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Source: https://www.stackmagazines.com/travel/vide...