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Monday, January 15, 2007

 

soviet roadside bus-stops

`For the most part Soviet architecture and design is remembered for its heavy block buildings and functionally Spartan designs. Its overpowering desire for conformity left little room for individual creative freedom. A notable exceptions to this is in the transportation sector. One can admire this creativity in the Metro stations of cities like Moscow and Tashkent where the coldness and sterility of typical soviet urban architecture is abandoned and costs are not spared as creative freedom is unleashed. While many of us are aware of the elaborate splendor of the Moscow underground, it is easy to overlook the phenomenon of the common roadside bus stop as an example of soviet art and design letting loose and becoming a little weird and crazy.’


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Monday, January 8, 2007

 

Probably a Picasso

`Experts think a Carolina Beach couple owns a real Pablo Picasso masterpiece.

Pete Bivens and his fiancé had the painting analyzed last week by art historians. They think the painting could be an original piece.

Now they have to begin the lengthy process of having the painting carbon dated and authenticated.

Bivens and his fiancé bought the painting at a yard sale more than a decade ago for one dollar.’


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Sunday, December 24, 2006

 

Electrolytic Etching of Brass

This guy uses a laser printer to transfer a negative onto a piece of brass, then etches the brass in coper sulfate to give a cool reproduction of the image in the metal.


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Friday, December 15, 2006

 

Doll Face


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Mum sues over ruined nude pics

`A German woman is suing a foster agency, after her teenage foster son ruined valuable naked photos of her – by comitting an act of self-love all over them.

Marietta Anton, 50, who now lives in Portugal’s Algarve, was 25 when she was photographed naked by her boyfriend at the time, Sigmar Polke. After they split Polke went on to become a world famous artist, and the old pictures were valued at over £35,000.

But when Anton’s 15-year-old foster son Mehmet found the old snaps, he thought he had unearthed a secret porn stack, and proceeded to do what teenage boys will do.

In news that seem likely to keep local psychiatrists busy for a while, he did not realise who the model was whilst enjoying himself with the pictures.’


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Wednesday, December 6, 2006

 

Flora

Flowers that look like labia.


Spermcube

`SPERMCUBE, it’s… collecting 1 cubic meter of sperm preserved frozen in a transparent cube. A collective artwork, international, open to all, universal. PARTICIPATE !’


Saturday, December 2, 2006

 

Could this be the new Da Vinci code?

`* This was painted by a person with a rare and severe mental disorder. He was constantly seeing his own fantasies all around him. He also had a certain phobia (undisclosed).

* His (the poster’s) psychiatry professor showed this painting in a lecture, and said there was one tell-tale sign in it that showed the painter’s insanity.

* The professor didn’t say what that sign was, leaving the students to do the guesswork. The only clues he gave was, “don’t look for small details, look at the whole; if you figure out what the phobia was, you’ve got the answer; ask yourself what could have preceded this scene; think of what the place would look like with all the objects removed“.

* The professor said that during the 15 years of his teaching, only one student had figured it out.’


Saturday, November 25, 2006

 

People Playing Video Games

This fellow wanted to take pictures of people that would ‘reveal a hidden part of their character’. So, he took pictures of them while they were playing video games.

No doubt I had looks like these on my face at various times with all the Neverwinter Nights I’ve been playing lately. 🙂


Wednesday, November 8, 2006

 

Row over Italian toilet artwork

`A toilet which flushes to the sound of Italy’s national anthem has been impounded by police in northern Italy, sparking great patriotic debate.

The offending loo was the creation of two local artists and was on display at the Bolzano Museum of Modern Art.

Prosecutors say the Fratelli d’Italia anthem is a national emblem which should be protected and should never be open to ridicule.’


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Thursday, September 28, 2006

 

Reprisals began after field trip

`A veteran Frisco art teacher says school administrators have retaliated against her because a student reportedly saw a nude sculpture during a field trip to the Dallas Museum of Art.

District officials say they are supporting a principal who reprimanded Sydney McGee over the field trip and other performance issues. [..]

In a memo to Ms. McGee, Ms. Lawson wrote that students were exposed to nude statues and other nude art representations during the trip. Ms. Lawson said she received complaints from parents and other teachers about the trip.’


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Fury as Berlin Opera Cancels Performance

`The German government accused a Berlin opera house of “self-censorship” on Tuesday for cancelling performances of a Mozart opera because it was concerned about attacks by Islamists.

The Deutsche Oper, one of Berlin’s three opera houses, was due to show a controversial production of Mozart’s “Idomeneo” by director Hans Neuenfels in which the severed heads of the Prophet Muhammad, Jesus and Buddha are placed on four chairs.’


Tuesday, September 26, 2006

 

Maggot Art

`Maggot Art™ is a fantastic new teaching tool for use in the elementary school setting. Children get hands-on experience with insects that most people find truly disgusting — maggots — while creating a beautiful piece of artwork to share with others.’


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Monday, September 4, 2006

 

Artist ‘doctors’ Paris CDs

`Celebrity Paris Hilton has become the latest victim of “guerrilla artist” Banksy after he doctored hundreds of copies of her latest album and smuggled them into record shops.

The notoriously secretive artist has “reworked” the sleeve of Hilton’s debut album by superimposing a dog’s head on top of the svelte singer’s topless body.

The 500 tampered albums also come with a sticker on the cover, boasting that the album contains the hits: Why am I Famous?, What Have I Done? and What Am I For?

Inside the accompanying booklet, a picture of the heiress emerging from a luxury car has been retouched to include a group of homeless people.’


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Thursday, August 31, 2006

 

Tomkitten’s ‘first poop’ on display

`Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have yet to show their baby daughter off in public, but eager fans were given an unusual preview today with what’s claimed to be a bronze cast depicting her first solid stool.

The scatological sculpture – more doodoo than Dada – is purportedly cast from 19-week-old Suri’s first bowel movement and will be shown at the Capla Kesting gallery in Brooklyn, New York, before being auctioned off for charity.’


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Monday, July 24, 2006

 

Two killed as artwork ‘lifts off’

`Two people have been killed and 13 injured after a giant, inflatable sculpture blew free from its moorings.

Many were inside the artwork, which consists of connected rooms, when it lifted 30ft into the air at Riverside Park, Chester-le-Street, County Durham. [..]

The sculpture – called Dreamspace – is thought to have drifted for up to 40m before catching on a CCTV camera post and coming down near a children’s playground.

About 500 people were in the vicinity of the sculpture, which is half the size of a football pitch, when it came loose.’


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Monday, July 10, 2006

 

Strange statues around the world


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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

 

Spray Artist

Making art with spraypaint.

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Sunday, May 21, 2006

 

Grandma’s Sex Museum

`Miami’s South Beach is famously sexy. Everywhere you look there’s glistening, touchable skin, and every impulse that goes with it. But some of SoBe’s steamiest scenes aren’t in the clubs. Lots of images — naked celebrities, people doin’ it with game birds and women straddling airplanes — gather in a more discreet location, overseen by a 71-year-old grandmother.

On a corner building in the heart of South Beach, a small neon sign quietly advertises the “World Erotic Art Museum,” and inside is most of the $10 million erotic art collection of Naomi Wilzig, who has been hunting down images of our glorious sex lives for the past 15 years. She used to collect garden-variety antiques until that fateful day when her son asked her to find something a little more blue — not in color — for his apartment. She took up the challenge and found a new thrill in the world of sexy old things.’


Monday, May 8, 2006

 

Original Pussy Beer

`Yeast, because it has been used for millennia, carries a great amount of symbolic weight. As a key ingredient to basic sustenance like bread and beer, yeast is an age-old, familiar and very powerful medium to work with. Food, and our complex relationship with it, is mythical; when we eat and drink, human happiness and sorrow, love and hate, heaven and hell are simultaneously displayed and represented. If beer is food, and food is life itself, then beer too is life itself.

Experimentation with these historic staple foods, in combination with my own body, helps to build a new artistic dimension: understanding through taste. To experience an art piece through taste is a two-pronged experience. The viewer has to make a simple decision – to ingest it or not. From this primal question new questions quickly arise: Is it socially acceptable to drink beer that includes even a trace amount of vaginal yeast? Is it natural? Is it kinky? Can a man drinking this beer still be macho? Why does it make such a difference when it comes to the human body?’


Penis artist’s work shocks father

`Queensland painter Tim Patch says his father was less than impressed when he learned his son was gaining notoriety for a “penile art” portrait of Prime Minister John Howard.

“My dad is not too impressed. He shook his head and said, `Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear’,” Mr Patch said.

The Gold Coast father of four today unveiled two portraits that he has painted using his penis as a brush, at the opening of Sexpo in Perth.

The first painting was of Prime Minister John Howard and the other of Opposition Leader Kim Beazley.

The former buildepenir was drawing quick portraits in a market until recently.

“Then I told a friend I could paint with my dick and she was really enthusiastic.”‘


Thursday, May 4, 2006

 

Twart

`Twart (portmanteau of ‘twat’ and ‘art’) n.
Early 21st century art movement using female genitalia for creative activity, eps. painting and drawing, resulting in visual representation, inspired by modern feminist culture, Amsterdam’s red light district and the surrealist work of Picasso, Miro and Masson’

Or, as I understand it, sticking a paint brush in your cunt and painting with it.


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Monday, April 17, 2006

 

The Surreal, Fantastic Realist, Psychedilic & Visionary Artists of the 21st Century Links Gallery


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Thursday, April 13, 2006

 

‘Indiana Jones of Baghdad’ Searches for Stolen Iraqi Art

`The financing behind the violence that continues to disrupt Iraq may have an unlikely source: ancient treasure.

“The people that are murdering men, women and children in the streets are getting some of their funds from the current trade in antiquities,” said Marine Col. Matthew Bogdanos. “In Afghanistan the Taliban are using opium to support their activities. The cash crop in Iraq is not opium, it’s antiquities.”

Bogdanos, who’s been labeled the “Indiana Jones” of Baghdad, was conducting counter-terror actions in southern Iraq in April 2003 when he heard from news reports that 170,000 artifacts had been stolen from the Iraq Museum while U.S. troops stood by idly.

Bogdanos, who has a master’s degree in classics from Columbia University, decided to do something about it.’


Sunday, April 9, 2006

 

The Britney Spears birth Statue. From Behind.

You saw the shots from the front here: Britney Spears gets birthing monument

And now, heres the bits you really want to see.

It’s art, so it has to be safe for work. Maybe. 🙂

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Friday, March 24, 2006

 

Britney Spears gets birthing monument

‘The fine folks in New York have completely lost their minds and given Britney Spears her own Pro-Life monument at Capla Kesting Fine Art in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg gallery district. The life-sized statue celebrates the recent birth of Spears’ baby boy, Sean, and applauds her decision of placing family before career. Gallery co-director Lincoln Capla says, “A superstar at Britney’s young age having a child is rare in today’s celebrity culture. This dedication honors Britney for the rarity of her choice and bravery of her decision.”‘

This is fucken funny. My girlfriend wonders what it looks like from behind. I kinda wonder the same, but I think I’d rather keep wondering than actually know.

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Thursday, March 2, 2006

 

Boy, 12, Sticks Gum on $1.5M Painting

`A 12-year-old visitor to the Detroit Institute of Arts stuck a wad of gum to a $1.5 million painting, leaving a stain the size of a quarter, officials say.

The boy was part of a school group from Holly that visited the museum on Friday, officials say. They say he took a piece of Wrigley’s Extra Polar Ice gum out of his mouth and stuck it on Helen Frankenthaler’s “The Bay,” an abstract painting from 1963.

The museum acquired the work in 1965 and says it is worth about $1.5 million.’


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Monday, February 20, 2006

 

The Many Unusual Looking Buildings On Earth

Pictures of a bunch of strange looking buildings.

Some a pretty cool, others are pretty ugly.


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Friday, February 10, 2006

 

Bacteria portrait

`GFPixel is a “painting” made of genetically transformed bacteria. The organisms are cultivated in about 4000 Petri-dishes that are arranged as a portrait. Like on digital screens part of the bacteria produce the green light – the Green Fluorescent Protein-gene is switched ON and in the other part the GFP-gene is switched OFF.

The works plays with the border between living world and the digital world, the portrait seems to be digital but it lives and dies during the exhibition.’


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Wednesday, February 8, 2006

 

the Art of DeTouch

`The Art of DeTouch explores the manipulation of images related to the human form. Drawing photographs from existing online portfolio sites of professional re-touch artists, this application allows a user to explore precisely how the images were altered. Using Processing, an open source programming language and environment, before and after images are compared algorithmically pixel by pixel to generate visualizations of the alterations.’