World’s modern bestselling and most expensive artist is Georgian
14 September, 2016
David Datuna is yet another extremely talented and internationally recognized Georgian artist who earned his fame through converging art and technology. First he became famous in America, where he has been living for over past 20 years and then he became internationally recognized for his distinguished works. At present he is considered one of the most sought after artists of modern art scene whose works are sold at high price.

He was the first in the world who used smart
glasses named Google Glass as a part of his installation named The Portrait of America that was put on display at The National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C The Portrait of America is a huge flag of America made with around 2000 optical lenses. By using Google Glass the installation comes to life projecting images, video and events related to the important moments in American culture. Here one can see over 400 historical figures who founded and created America as it is today.
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The Portrait of America is part of the series of his works under the name Viewpoint of Billions. Through sticking parts of history the painter created more than 500 flags of 80 countries, each of them carrying own philosophic- historical concept. David Datuna also created the flag of his homeland Georgia and the artwork named Georgia – Hopes of Millions was granted to Georgian society through presenting it to Georgia’s President Giorgi Margvelashvili.
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Yet, his popularity increased significantly after Georgian artist created the portraits of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin made with tiny pictures of Mona Lisa and the last Emperor of Russia Nicholas II, explaining how these two rulers brought Russia to collapse. As it was reported, the exhibition in was closed with scandal. Among Datuna’s artworks can be found the portraits of Barack Obama, Steve Jobs, Marilyn Monroe and other famous people as well.

Through this footage featuring the story of Datuna’s success you can closely get acquainted with Georgian artist and his works.

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