Canva’s valuation doubles in five months to $55 billion

Software design startup Canva has hit a $US40 billion ($55 billion) valuation after securing a new round of funding, making it the most valuable private consumer software company ever. The Sydney-based company is now worth more on paper than ASX telecommunications giant Telstra, with its co-founders Melanie Perkins and Cliff Obrecht’s 30 per cent stake … Read more

Banksy’s self-destructive canvas will be auctioned in October

Renamed “Love is in the trash”, “La Petite Fille au ballon” was partially self-destructed during an auction on October 11, 2018. BEN STANSALL / AFP Banksy going to finish the job? A painting by the British street artist, whose partial self-destruction during its sale in 2018 had caused amazement around the world, will be auctioned … Read more

The Elephant Man (1980): From Commission to Canvas

The legend generated around the legendary David Lynch prevents many from imagining that at the beginning of his career he directed a commissioned biopic. The elephant Man could have meant failure like Dune, his other commissioned film, but over the years it has remained one of Lynch’s most sensitive and unique works. The peculiar premiere … Read more