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22 minutes | 13 days ago
Plagiarising Prince Ep73
Accidental Vandals Live artwork does not mean participatory artwork An untitled piece by graffiti artist JonOne was painted in front of an audience in Seoul in 2016. The artwork currently hangs in Seoul, where it was inadvertently defaced by a visiting couple. The couple thought the paint and brushes, used in the original artwork and displayed as an integral part of the work, were an invitation to contribute.They were not, but organisers will not be pressing charges for this honest mistake. There is now a small fence in front of the artwork, with signs saying “ Do not touch”. Accidental black marks centre right of the image Is it a Prince? His name was Prince..and he didn’t look different enough for Lynn Goldsmith. Celebrity photographer Lynn Goldsmith claimed the Andy Warhol Foundation infringed her copyright by presenting her 1981 photo of Prince in a way that didn’t constitute transformative use. This claim has been upheld in a ruling that goes toward clarifying the conundrum: when is transformative use an infringing derivative ie not allowed versus when does transformative work constitute fair use, which is allowed? The legal bit: The Copyright Act uses the word “transformative” in defining derivative works. Fair use is a defence to copyright infringement. Creation of an unauthorized derivative work is infringement. This is the second ruling on the case, with Judge#2 judging Judge#1. Judge Gerard E. Lynch of the 2nd circuit court of appeal said that Judge John G. Koeltl spoke in error and “should not assume the role of art critic and seek to ascertain the intent behind or meaning of the works at issue.” Koetl had said the Warhol images were fair use as they transformed the “ vulnerable, uncomfortable person” of Goldsmith’s photos into an “iconic, larger than life figure,” when he ruled in favour of The Andy Warhol Foundation in 2019. Wise Picasso Words Extra You can hear Tom’s latest musical release below Notes are by the Writer Amanda Hodgson you can listen to her poetry work here Amanda Hodgson – Listen to Poetry Featured imaged adapted from image by Nicolas Genin from Paris, France – Prince, People au Défilé Channel, Printemps-Eté 2010 CC BY-SA 2.0 The post Plagiarising Prince Ep73 appeared first on .
28 minutes | a month ago
Burn Burn Burn Ep72
Burning Banksy A person on the Burnt Banksy website set alight to Banksy work. You can see the video below Wireman! The Philadelphia Wireman is a name given to an unknown artist. These unknown works were discovered outside a temporary transient home in Philadelphia in 1982, the identity of the Wireman is unknown. They created over 1200 works. They are heavy gauge wire bound bundes of, of what looks like discarded rubbish such as cardboard plastic bags. You can see the works on the Fleisher Ollman Gallery website Burning Churchill We talked about a lost masterpiece a portrait of Churchill that was painted by Graham Sutherland in 1954. The portrait was subsequently destroyed. You can find out more info on the subject. You can find out more about the the documentary on the subject on this Google search Extra links You can see more works by Graham Sutherland here on the Tate Website On the pod we talked about the Song Get the Fire Bridgade by The Move The post Burn Burn Burn Ep72 appeared first on .
25 minutes | 2 months ago
Banksy Breakout and Crypto Art Ep71
Today we talk about Digital art, Banksy and a Rubbish Artist. Christies is having it’s first major auction of a totally digital artwork. The work has been created by the artist Beeple. It is giant digital collage of 5000 artworks created over 5000 days. It is called EVERYDAYS: THE FIRST 5000 DAYS. The owner of the work will be provided with a Non Fungible Token (a digital token that is proof ownership of this unique work) You can see details and images of the Beeple work on the Christies website here There have been digital sales before most notably in 2018 When a rare digital Homer Pepe sold for 350,000 PepeCash ($39,000). The Homer Pepe Also the same year a CryptoKitty called Dragon sold for 600 Ethereum coin ($170,000). You can learn more about CryptoKittes here on their website Dragon the CryptoKitty Digital works have gone for large amounts. “The Forever Rose” Was a totally digital work produced by the Artists Kevin Abosch and GIFTO. It sold for 1 million dollars in a charity auction. Kevin Abosch also produced an artwork where he produced an artwork using his blood to write the unique wallet address. Kevin Abosch Explains his work IAMA Coin You can get more info about the Kevin Abosch IAMA Coin work here Totally Rubbish Art An artist from Suffolk in the UK Jason Alexander has been making artworks from the litter he has been collecting. He has been making them in his back garden. He has made things such as a stick man and a map of the UK. He hopes to encourage people to stop dropping litter. You can see a short interview with him on the BBC news page. If you have developed a taste for Rubbish you can listen here to our Rubbish Episode. Jason Alexander a Rubbish British Isles Another Banksy Possible Banksy on the side of a reading Jail A Banksy has appeared on the side of reading jail, this was the jail that the writer Oscar Wilde was imprisoned in. It is due to be turned into housing however campaigners have been trying to get it turned into an arts centre. Some experts are suggesting it may be a picture of Oscar Wilde Angry removals. Another buyer who bought the Banksy hoola hoop girl the girl with a tyre as a hoola hoop. Has been sent nasty emails about him removing it On Wednesday, Mr Brandler said: “If I hadn’t bought it and removed it, in two years’ time there wouldn’t have been a Banksy there at all.” There was a quote that appeared on the board that replaced the artwork “More people went to see the mona lisa after it was stolen than when it was the Extra links Interesting Blockchain NFT selling art Rarible The post Banksy Breakout and Crypto Art Ep71 appeared first on .
25 minutes | 4 months ago
Monolith Tintin Goldfinch Ep 70
The Sporadic podcast has Sporadically returned! In this episode we talk about why we have been away for a while. Also we talk of Monoliths, a Tintin Auction and discuss the Epic Goldfinch Book and painting. Monolith In this episode we talk about the recent spate of Monolith appearances all over the world. Tintin Auction Tintin 1936 A Tintin art work has sold for $3.8 million dollars, a new record. It was a rejected cover work as it was too expensive to reproduce. It was to be the front cover for the Blue Lotus. Goldfinch The Goldfinch by Carel Fabritus 1654 Marcus has been reading the epic Goldfinch book by Donna Tartt. It features the work Goldfinch by the dutch artist Carel Fabritus Extra We featured a new song by Tom. You can check out Tom’s music below let the track play and it will ask you to check it out on spotify The post Monolith Tintin Goldfinch Ep 70 appeared first on .
23 minutes | 5 months ago
Snow Dogs Ep39
In this episode we talk about dodgy Banksy’s, and the team behind the snow dogs are putting on another show. Dodgy Banksy Is graffiti the property of the public or the individual? There is plenty of graffiti nobody wants to claim but that all changes when it is by Banksy. An unidentified man went on The Antiques Roadshow with a rat stencil on a steel plate, which he prised from a seaside wall in Brighton circa 2004. Possibly expecting a head pat for his magpie ways, Unidentified Man got a gentle telling-off from specialist Rupert Mass and was fully roasted after the segment appeared on Banksy’s Pest Control website. Pest Control allows for potential owners of Banksy’s work to apply for a certificate of authenticity. Unidentified man told Rupert Mass he did this and was turned down. With the link on the Pest Control website were the words “The Antiques Roadshow sums it up rather well.” Snow Dog Fun Wild in Art are a commercial organization that create art events across the globe. In MAIRs home city of Brighton we had Snowdogs in 2016. The Raymond Briggs Snowdog character was in 43 different venues across the city, decorated by different artists. The nine week sculpture trail culminated in an auction which raised over 310,00 for chosen charity The Martlets Hospice. Wild in Art are currently running the Covid safe cultural fix that is 50 Windows of Creativity. Galleries, shops and other spaces around Manchester City Centre are showcasing many forms of art for locals to enjoy. A trail map is available online. The event culminates in an auction of featured artworks. Pieces can also be purchased directly from the artists. Mark Kennedy Mark Kennedy creates mosaics depicting people such as Blondie, Tommy Cooper, Bob Marley and Madonna. He also recreates iconic album covers in mosaic form, among which are Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures and Screamadelica by Primal Scream. A lifelong Manchester city fan, his first mosaic was the club badge. Kennedy recently created a mosaic of City player Yaya Toure. His work has a playful , Pop Art feel and can be seen around the city of Manchester. Ric Facchin Lockdown may not seem the obvious time to start a building company, but local man Ric Facchin established a company with a difference. Manchester Builds is Ric making model replicas of Manchester shop fronts in his Whitefield kitchen. “I like the weathered look mixed in with years of city centre grime and rot and then topped off with graffiti or street art of which there is an abundance in the NQ at the moment.” HIs attention to detail is incredible, with models featuring tiny bin nags and fire alarms. Facchin makes the fire alarm casing from used paracetamol packets, saying he finds it “ surreal” the amount of stuff around the house that can be used. The replicas are so realistic it is hard to tell them apathy from the actual shop fronts. Pictured here is the Shudehill Book centre, with the actual building on the right, or is it? Unclothed Controversy Artist Maggi Hambling is making an interesting claim about her controversial sculpture. Hambling has presented writer and feminist icon Mary Wollstonecraft as a small, naked figure emerging from a mixture of female forms that appear swirling and liquid. Reaction was swift and unfavourable, with writer Imogen Hermes Gower saying “Nameless, nude and conventionally attractive is the only way women have ever been acceptable in public sculpture.” The missed point, according to Hambling, is that the statue is for Wollstonecraft and not of her:”a sculpture about now, in her spirit.” Hambling goes on to say that clothes define people, so she chose to represent Wollstonecraft undefined in that way. Twitter users have responded by sharing images that depict historical women in a way they prefer: clothed. One example is the sculpture of musician Jenny LInd in Stockholm. Writer and self-confessed Twitter addict Caitlin Moran commented: “the statues of women other women love best show them looking real, Doing something, wearing clothes and radiating power, intellect and joy.” The statue stands in Newington Green, North London. New Tom Song Toms got a new song out and you can hear it below The post Snow Dogs Ep39 appeared first on .
21 minutes | 6 months ago
Carrot Dumper Ep68
In this episode we talk about dumping carrots and a pricey Banksy! Carrot Dumping An artist Rafael Perez Evans has created a work called Grounding, dumping 29 Tonnes of Carrots. Pricey Banksy Show me the Monet Banksy Devolved Parliament New Music You can hear Tom’s new music on the link below….. The post Carrot Dumper Ep68 appeared first on .
31 minutes | 7 months ago
A Mystery A Dilemma EP67
We discuss, a mystery Stefanelli painting, a dilemma involving a Michangelo, plus a Hot tip and a quiz! Mystery Marcus from the show was written to about a copy of a painting. The message was from a Pastor from the Westville United Methodist Church, Westville, NJ across the Delaware River from Philadelphia. They have a copy of a famous William Holman Hunt painting called the Light of the World. It was painted by an artist who’s name is Stefanelli. They are trying to locate any relatives of the artist whose surname is Stefanelli. If you have any info you can contact us at Info@modernartisrubbish.com Light of the World -William Holman Hunt Dilemma On the show we talk about a Dilemma involving the possible sale of this Michelangelo work. Michelangelo – Taddei Tondo Hot Tip This week we talked about the art of JR CHUO. Inspired by Japanese cut outs. JR CHUO is an artist who works mainly with paper. His striking work is really intricate and original. You Can check out his work on his website jrchou.com and on his Instagram QUIZ Below are the images from the quiz we talk about in the mini quiz Joseph Mallord William Turner – Snow Storm – Steam-Boat off a Harbour’s Mouth Starry Night – Van Gogh The post A Mystery A Dilemma EP67 appeared first on .
22 minutes | 8 months ago
Gallery Cover ups and why so small? Ep66
In this episode we talk about a woman that was prevented from going to a museum because of her attire, discuss why do statues have such small penises and also we ask who is Banksy? The Museu Dorsay has apologised to a women they tried to prevent from entering a musuem becuase of her dress with a low neckline. Below is the open letter to the museum. You can read more about the incedent and what the letter states in the article in the Lily.com Lettre ouverte @MuseeOrsay Ci-joint la robe de la discorde (photo prise quatre heures plus tôt) pic.twitter.com/FTIXQKsdRZ— Tô’ (@jeavnne) September 9, 2020 Top Action Femen stage a topless protest in the Musee D’Orsay to protest about the sexualisation of Women’s bodies. David by Michelangelo photo by Jörg Bittner Unna CC BY 3.0 Who Is Banksy? A new theory suggesting that the Children’s TV presenter Neil Buchanan is the artist known as Banksy. This rumour started on Twitter as the locations where new Banksy works appeared, seemed to tie in with locations which he played gigs with his band Marseilles. Bucchanan has denied that he is Banksy You can read about Further Theories as to who is Banksy on the following Article in the Independent Neil Buchanan and an Episode of Art Attack Extras Book Art Marcus from the Show did the cover art for a book of short flash fiction stories. You can buy it on Amazon for Just 0.99p ! Music You can check out the Tom’s Music on Spotify The post Gallery Cover ups and why so small? Ep66 appeared first on .
24 minutes | 8 months ago
Picasso Punches & Tempting Toilets Ep65
Today we talk about Smashing Picassos, Toilets for the People and how Banksy came to the rescue Toilet Designs. See larger image on Nipon Foundation page Nipon Foundation a Japanese Foundation have just started a project for to design toilets for locations in Japan. Due to be completed soon. They are an organisation that work to make society better through many diverse projects. Such as agricultural projects in Africa and Disaster recovery support. You can find out more about the Tokyo Toilet project and the Nipon Foundation on the following link. Picasso Smash A man has been sentenced over the criminal Damage of a Picasso Painting 1944 Bust of a Woman worth 20million. 20 year old Shakeel Massey a Spanish Architecture student . in December 2019 he walked into to Tate modern gallery. Punched the painting a few times, breaking the protective glass. Before pulling it off the wall and chucking it on the the ground. He told the police his actions were an art performance The Judge sentenced him to 18 months in prison, the Judge in summing up said that Masseys act were just a publicity attempt to “seek notoriety and a five minutes of fame. To repair the work will take over $350,000 a year and a half to repair A man has been jailed after punching a £20m Picasso painting and ripping it from the wall at the Tate Modern art gallery in London https://t.co/c2RCcF8i9d pic.twitter.com/wtsR9Ku58L— BBC London (@BBCLondonNews) August 25, 2020 Other Picasso smashes In 2010 a women accidentally fell onto a 1904 canvas by Picasso called the actor, causing damage to the lower right part of the canvas The Actor (Photo by Regan Vercruysse Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) Also Steve Wynn unfortunately had 2 Picassos that suffered damaged one that we discussed on an earlier podcast episode here and a painting that was due for auction in 2018 called Le Marin. Allegedly it was damage by a decorators pole causing an estimated $20 million dollars of damage Le Marin Link to bigger image. Banksy to the rescue! Banksy has purchased for £860,000 an old French navy boat, and had it converted to a boat to rescue migrants. It is called the Louise Michel and is painted pink and on the side is the iconic image of the girl with the balloon but instead of a heart shaped balloon she is depicted throwing a heart shaped life preserver. You can follow the Louis e Michel on their twitter account https://twitter.com/MVLouiseMichel Louise Michel (@MVLouiseMichel/Twitter) Tom’s new music track You can check out Tom’s new track Recording Sources (released 18th Sept) and you can check out his other music on Spotify Recording Sources The post Picasso Punches & Tempting Toilets Ep65 appeared first on .
21 minutes | 9 months ago
Statue Snaps Ep 64
In todays podcast we talk about Eco Branding, costly masks and Snapping Statues. You art is worth, you owe me…. Art Advisor Miller Gaffney suing Rudy Giuliani for more than $15000 2019 he appraised his fine and decorative art and personal property. Apparently Giuliani had no knowledge of such bill. ECO BRANDING A graphic design company has re imagined, famous company logo’s in a way that would use less ink. This would have a better environmental impact and save money for the company. You can learn more about the company Ecobranding-design.com on their link Ecobranding-design.com Statue Snaps An Austrian man has been caught on film, snapping the toe of of a sculpture. He was reclining on the reclining work to get a photo of himself when he broke the toe. The sculpture is a plaster cast, made by Antonio Canova of his 1804 Marble sculpture called “Paolina Borghese as Venu Victrix” Pauline Bonaparte as Venus Victoria. The event filmed on CCTV The Original undamaged Marble Pauline Bonaparte as Venus Victrix… cc by- 4.0 In 2013 an American tourist, snapped the finger off a statue attributed to the Florentine 14th and 15th century Sculptor Giovanni d’Ambrogio Before After A Rather Expensive Mask Isaac Levy Yvel company has received an order for a rather expensive mask. It is a Gold diamond encrusted mask made with over 3600 diamonds and will cost around $1.5million Link to Bigger image Extra! You can check out Tom’s new track Recording Sources (released 18th Sept) and you can check out his other music on Spotify The post Statue Snaps Ep 64 appeared first on .
28 minutes | 9 months ago
Cold War Culture & the CIA Ep63
In this episode we look at the story behind the the CIA secretly funding art at the height of the cold war. Contrasting Styles American Abstract Expression was a very free and Avant Guarde Artform. This was in great contrast to the State controlled Soviet Artform of Socialist Realism. Socialist Realist Art American Abstract Expressionism Jackson Pollock Artwork (Photo by Ed Shipul)Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0) The post Cold War Culture & the CIA Ep63 appeared first on .
18 minutes | 10 months ago
Bristol Versus London EP62
This show we bring you Pigeon art, Clowns, Banksy on the Tube and more Statue Controversy! Also talk of a possible artistic rivalry between Bristol and London? Cabby Creations? In the podcast we mentioned “The Artist Taxi” driver. View this post on Instagram Hell is Empty All the Clowns are Here Link in Bio A post shared by Mark McGowan (@the_artist_taxidriver) on Jul 20, 2020 at 4:51am PDT Pigeon Art We mentioned an advert by Coke from the 1960’s 1960’s Coke add using Pigeons. Carriage Creations Banksy has sneaked onto a tube train to spray paint images of Rats playing with face masks, and he also sprayed the words Banksy in big letters on the back of the tube train. He made a video of it for his Instagram which you can see on the link below. View this post on Instagram . . If you don’t mask – you don’t get. A post shared by Banksy (@banksy) on Jul 14, 2020 at 6:30am PDT Statue Appears During a black lives mater protest a statue of a slave trader was pulled down and thrown into a river in Bristol. The Artist Mark Quinn has created a statue of a Black Lives Mater Protestor and placed it (without prior permission on the empty plinth) . It was removed within a few days by the council. Great new Art to check out! Also this week we have been looking at the art of JR CHUO. Inspired by Japanese cut outs. JR CHUO is an artist who works mainly with paper. His striking work is really intricate and original. You Can check out his work on the Saatchi web site here and on his Instagram Extra!!! Music Art Work By Sam Weldon You can hear Tom’s music on this Link on Spotify mar The post Bristol Versus London EP62 appeared first on .
20 minutes | 10 months ago
Statue Shadows Ep61
In this episode we look at recent art stories including an imagined world where controversial statues have been long since buried. Also we talk about red dotted slave owners, and another botched restoration. Statue Shadows Shadow on the Land, an excavation and bush– Nicolas Galanin 2020 For this piece the artist dug out a grave. It was in the shape of a shadow cast by a captain cook statue. The artist wanted to imagine a world were controversial statues like Cook’s were already dead and buried. Interview with Nicolas Galanin about his work Shadow on the Land Red dots of independence Documentarian Allen Parsa has used a famous American art work to make us look differently at an event. The painting he used was a copy of John Trumbull’s 1818 painting called Declaration of independence It depicts a five-man drafting committee presenting a draft of the Declaration of independence to Congress. . This signing of the document represented the United States gaining freedom the 13 British colonies. Declaration of independence – John Trumbull -1818 This Freedom was not however was not passed down to the slaves. To highlight this issue Parsa has created a work in which he placed red dots on every person in the painting who is believed to have been involved in slavery. Another Botched Restoration A copy of the painting The Immaculate Conception of El Escorial by 17th century Spanish artist Esteban Murillo. Has been ruined in a botched restoration attempt by a furniture restorer hired by the owner. Although the painting was a copy of the original it was believed to have been made by the Spanish master. The Immaculate Conception of El Escorial A Video on the botched Restoration. Exclusive Tom from the Show has new Song out you can listen to it on the link below. (Artwork by Sam Weldon) Listen to it on Spotify The post Statue Shadows Ep61 appeared first on .
31 minutes | a year ago
The Black Square in Art Ep 60
In this episode we talk about the art of the black square. Dating back surprisingly to the 17th century. The Great Darkness – Robert Fludd – (1617) This work was created to represent the darkness before creation Vue de La Hogue (effet de nuit) View of La Hougue under the cover of the night – Bertall – 1843 18th Century Works In 1882 Paul Bilhaud (French poet and dramatist) exhibited an all black painting named “Combat de nègres dans un tunnel (Negroes fighting in a tunnel) – Contemporary audiences at the time would have seen this as “humour”, though viewed through our modern eyes this is racist. His friend Alphonse Allais released three works inspired by Bilhaud piece using several colours Negroes fighting in a cellar at night‘. 1897 Communion of Anaemic Girls in the Snow‘. 1883 Apoplectic apoplectic Cardinals Harvesting Tomatoes by the Shores of the Red Sea‘. 1884 Black Square 1913 Kasamir Malevich When this work was displayed in 1915 it created quite a stir. It was known as the zero point of art. It was the first work to be purely about itself. Underneath the Bitumen 2018 The Artist Mike Parr in 2018 spent three days under a street. Living in a box under the street for 72 hours . The artist would not be visible to anyone buried under the road. Mike Parr talking about black square and his work Under the Bitchemin Black square Gillian Carnegie 2008 Gilliian Carnegie creates works on black canvas of subjects, this one is of trees. Link to the image and more info on the Tate site. Tom from the show has a new single Starsplitter out Now you can listen to it here! Artwork by Elizabeth Eade The post The Black Square in Art Ep 60 appeared first on .
46 minutes | a year ago
Aubrey Beardsley Ep 59
In this podcast we look at the life of the Victorian Dandy Artist Aubrey Beardsley (1872 – 1898) . Controversial , insanely talented and dead at 25. Siegfried illustration, act II 1893 Drawn in 1898 This is an incredibly confident and masterful work when he created when he was just 19… This illustration was based on a scene in the Wagner Opera Sigfried. The image is beautifully intricate with great contrasting blocks of black and and spaces of white. The lines are fine in the foreground and in the background this was a style that was very original. This is a great example of his earlier work that was full of detail Illustration from an 1893 edition of Sir Thomas Mallory’s “Le Morte dArthur Salome In 1893 Beardsley got the commission to illustrate the Oscar Wilde one act Play Salome. His work is not a Literal translation of the text but was inspired by it. The-Stomach-Dance The woman in the moon The Climax Yellow Book His fame and celebrity now firmly established. He suggested to his publisher that he would like to create a quarterly publication showing contemporary art and literature, featuring some of the leading writers and artists of the time. The art would not illustrate the literature, and the literature would not reflect the art. The title he chose was the Yellow Book. This was deliberate, French books containing naughty content were sold in yellow wrappers. It was an instant hit and sold over 5000 copies of the first edition Example of his Ornate French influenced Style Beardsley style was constantly developing, the work below shows a more ornamental French influence that was creeping into his design work. The Rape of the Lock 1897 Lysistrata Beardsley was asked to illustrate the the Bawdy Ancient Greek comedy Lysistrata. He was very influenced by the explicit erotic designs on ancient Greek Vases. The Toliet of Lampito Lysistrata defending the Acropolis Extras Here’s is a video of a Tate Gallery Exhibition of Beardsley’s work. Music Bonus!!!! Tom from the show has a new single Starsplitter out Now you can listen to it here! Starsplitter Artwork by Elizabeth EadeCheck out new Track here! The post Aubrey Beardsley Ep 59 appeared first on .
21 minutes | a year ago
Ganja Art Dogs & other news Ep 58
In this podcast we are talking about Ganja Art Dogs, A Picasso Lottery and 50 cent inspired artwork Picasso Lottery In Italy a woman has won a painting by Picasso in a raffle. The painting is called Nature Mort and is valued at a million euros the ticket was given as a gift to the winner. The raffle is was to raise money for a charity providing water for villagers in Madagascar and Cameroon. The raffle raised about 5.1m euros tickets were 100 euros. The painting is a still life of a glass of absinthe and a newspaper on the table. The painting has flat planes and the canvas is rectangular in shape. Nature Mort Picasso Big Auction Les Femmes des d ‘Alger (Version 0) was painted by Picasso in 1955 and sold for 179.4 million dollars in 2015. From 1954 to 1955 Picasso painted 15 works called Les Femmes d ‘Alger (Women of Algiers) they were labelled A to O. They were inspired by a painting called “Women of Algiers in their Apartment” which was painted in 1834 by Eugene Delacroix. The painting shows Algerian concubines smoking opium and hashish in there harem. This series was in part a tribute to his rival and friend Matisse who was inspired by Delacroix, he died a few weeks before Picasso started his series. You can see more about the Auction on the Christies site. CLICK LINK TO SEE IMAGE Women of Algiers in their Apartment, 1834 Eugène Delacroix Ganja Art Dogs In a novel way to get round Marijuana rules. A Gallery in Washington is getting their Alaskan Klee Kai dog to create original art. When a customer purchases a K9 Artwork they gift Marijuana as a token of their appreciation with every original work. You can see more pictures and details on the story on this Artnet Article. 50 incensed! 50 cent has been getting upset about art recently. Lushsux is an artist who lives and works in Melbourne. He has been painting large portraits outdoors showing 50 cent as other famous celebrities and politicians like Donald Trump and Oprah Winfrey. 50 Cent apparently did not appreciate these tributes and posted on his social media. ‘Man look at this s**t, TF is wrong with this guy he won’t stop.” The rapper seemed even more enraged when he saw the picture of him as Taylor Swift (Swifty Cent) ‘Swifty cent, I’d like to hit this MF right in the back of his head while he doing this s**t.’. Unfortunately although not a serious instruction. it appears someone may have got ideas. 3 weeks later after the statement was made, the graffiti artist was hit in the back of the head, putting him in hospital 50 cent was upset to hear about the attack as he posted a get well message. The artist does not blame him for the attack though. You can see Lushsux Instagram here The post Ganja Art Dogs & other news Ep 58 appeared first on .
21 minutes | a year ago
Alice in Art & Gallery Sitters MAIR 57
In this episode we go down the Rabbit Hole of art news. Talking about Alice in Wonderland and a man who spends his days sitting in an art gallery! Sitting Around Art A work that started in 2011 is still continuing today. The Belgian artist Wim Delvoye had his artwork tattooed onto the back of a guy named Tim. It has a religious flavour and features the virgin Mary and Mexican style decorated skull. Completed in 2008 it was sold for 150,000 euros of which Tim took a third. When Tim dies the worked will be removed from his body and stretched on a canvas. But for now as part of the contract he is required to sit in Galleries at least 3 times a year. Tim has sat in galleries around the world. The piece of performance art is called Tim Alone and is currently on at the Museum of Old and New Art in Tasmania, Australia. Despite the gallery being closed Tim is still sitting in the gallery. You can listen to an interview with Tim here A live stream of Delvoye’s Tim sitting in the Gallery Hail Marina Abromvich Apparently one of our favourites Marina Abrovmitch has been accused of devil worship many people on the internet have accused of Satanism. Basically it was announced by Christies early on this year that in Collaboration with Microsoft. The work involving her work this life, would be experienced on mixed reality headsets. Microsoft released the video on YouTube. It caused apparently a lot of stir getting over 24000 thumbs down. Alice Blow Up! New York Police have prevented an attempt to blow up and Alice in wonderland statue. Located in central park in New York. Which is a large Bronze statue that shows Alice sitting atop of a mushroom along with the Cheshire cat. On either side of her is the Mad Hatter and the White Rabbit checking his pocket watch. It was built by the American sculptor Jose de creft 1959. 30 year old Kevin Fallon was arrested mid april allegedly he sent a text to his friends and family stating he wanted to blow up the statue. allegedly he threatened his father an ex-girlfriend and his father — sending photos of a pipe bomb and ammunition along with the threat advising them “look both ways before the cross the street.”also wanted to blow up a loved one with a wrist watched attached to an explosive device. Alice in Wonderland by Jose De Kreft Alice Illustrations. In the podcast we also talked about some of the Illustrations for Alice in Wonderland. Mad Hatters Tea Party by Sir John Tenniel Advice from a Caterpillar by Sir John Tenniel Down the Rabbit Hole by Salvador Dali The Mad Hatters Tea Party Advice from a Caterpillar The post Alice in Art & Gallery Sitters MAIR 57 appeared first on .
21 minutes | a year ago
Bansky & psychic loo roll art Mair56
Toilet Rolls Firsts Marcus from the show talked about his artwork “The Significant Insignificant” , it was created in 2013 7 years before the toilet roll crisis of 2020. The work was about the transformative nature of art taking something insignificant and making it significant. It was also a comment about the misplaced value we place on things. Art still goes on in lockdown! Rainbow Hirst Art does not stop whilst in lockdown of course. Damien Hirst has created a downloadable rainbow, this is to show support for the NHS. Anyone can download it for free. Called the Butterfly Rainbow it is filled with images of butterfly wings. He will also be producing a limited series of prints, that will be sold to raise funds for the NHS. He created this work as he wanted to pay tribute to the NHS staff. You find out more and download the work here View this post on Instagram I wanted to do something to pay tribute to the wonderful work NHS staff are doing in hospitals around the country. The rainbow is a sign of hope and I think it’s brilliant that parents and children are creating their own version and putting them up in the windows of their homes. If you want to download and print this one then the link is in my bio. I’ll be selling it as a limited edition print to raise money for the NHS too and I’ll give out the details soon. A post shared by Damien Hirst (@damienhirst) on Apr 20, 2020 at 3:41am PDT Banksy out of control! It seems that Banksy much to the disappointment of his wife, has been doing artwork at home. Turning his bathroom into a giant canvas. He has painted rats causing untold lockdown chaos. The rebellious rats have no sense of social distancing. They are seen to to be creating havock…. One painted rat on the underside of the toilet seat is seen peeing everywhere but in the bowl. Another reckless rodent appears to have jumped onto the toothpaste sending the contents flying. View this post on Instagram . . My wife hates it when I work from home. A post shared by Banksy (@banksy) on Apr 15, 2020 at 10:45am PDT Art for Pets! During lockdown there have been a few new museums that have sprung up, some are very niche and exclusive. One London couple have set up a museum for their gerbils, They created a museum with benches and Gerbil inspired artworks such as a “Gerbil girl with the pearl earing” and a screaming gerbil doing in the style of the Munch painting The Scream. It is even comes complete with a “do not chew sign”. You can read more and see images on the Artnet article here As promised, this is the full video of our gerbils visiting the museum. No gerbils or gallery assistants were harmed in the making of this. from aww A video of the Gerbils getting their culture fix. Inspired by this someone in America has up a gallery for her Guinea pig called the Piggenheim ( a name inspired by the New York Gallery the Guggenheim). The pictures hang on the owners skirting board. It features guinea pig versions of paintings by famous artists such as Roy Lichtenstein and Magritte. See more images on Bored Panda Here Street art in Vancouver Mural by Smokey Devil Street artists in Vancouver have been collaborating with the local authorities to paint covid inspired artworks. Artsts have been asked to paint street art, that is in part a mural and kind of public service anoucement. One by the street artist Smokey Devil shows a man with his baseball cap on backwards, he is coughing and has the covid virus all around him. The work features virus facts on it and advice such as “wash your hands 10 times a day please stop touching yo face, It may seem surreal but it is not.” You can read more and see images on the Art Newspaper The post Bansky & psychic loo roll art Mair56 appeared first on .
11 minutes | a year ago
Puppy lookalikes Mair55
In this news episode we talk of thefts, animal arty genetics, and present a couple of our favourite online arty places to visit…. Art Lifted in Lockdown A painting by Vincent Van Gogh was stolen from the Singer Laren Museum in the Netherlands. It happend around 3.15am late March this year. Apparently thieves smashed a glass door and set off an alarm but were gone before anyone arrived on the scene. Painted in 1884 and called “The Spring garden”, it is a scene that features a vicarage garden. Currently police have been unable to trace those responsible. Animal lookalikes An Australian arachnologist has discovered new species of peacock spiders. One clearly has been touched by the genius of Van Gogh. The patterns on the abdomen reminded the spider expert Joseph Shubert of Van Gogh’s starry night. In response he called it Maratus constellatus. Meet Australia’s 7 newest species! Last year I travelled the country collecting specimens of these new peacock spiders (some discovered by citizen scientists!) and spent countless hours in the lab studying them. The paper was published today! Some welcome news in tough times. pic.twitter.com/sV1gURLqAi— Joseph Schubert (@j_schubert__) March 26, 2020 A dog shelter in Texas called the Dallas Animal Services took in a stray that gave birth to a litter. One of the puppies looked to have been imbued with the spirit of a dead artistic genius, it has what looks like a Salvador Dali moustache. The puppy has been named salvador dolly. View this post on Instagram We are obsessed! This is 5-week-old Salvador Dolly, who will soon be available for adoption…mustache and all. Click link in bio for info. • • • • • #mustachepuppy #salvadordolly #cleartheshelters #dogsofinstagram #puppiesofinstagram #petadoption #petrescue #dogrescue A post shared by NBC DFW (@nbcdfw) on Aug 2, 2019 at 1:57pm PDT Interactive Museums to visit! On the Podcast we talked about some great online Galleries to visit, the links are below for you to enjoy! Rijksmuseum You can check out the interactive Rijksmuseum Exhibit here Dali Theatre Museum You can check out the interactive Dali Theatre Museum here The post Puppy lookalikes Mair55 appeared first on .
20 minutes | a year ago
John Lennon and Art MAIR54
Whilst we are all in Isolation thought we would take a moment to look at the art of John Lennon When John Met Yoko John Lennon met Yoko Ono in 1966 at an exhibition of her work. The piece that caught his eye was her YES Painting. The work consisted of a stepladder that you climbed to look at a tiny word through magnifying glass attached to ceiling, the word read yes. You can find out more about Yoko Ono in our Fluxus Podcast. Bed in In 1969 John and Yoko staged two week-long Bed-Ins for Peace, one was at the Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam and in a Montreal hotel. The Full documentary about the bed in. Banned In 1970 an exhibition of Lennons drawings was held, some of them were erotic images featuring her and Yoko. After a complaint the drawings were removed by the police. But the case got thrown out of court. You can check out the images from the Exhibition here A modern showing of Lennon’s drawings The post John Lennon and Art MAIR54 appeared first on .
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