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  • NOLA Mayor: Civil War Monuments Caused a ‘Great Migration’ Out of the City ("Best and Brightest")

    05/20/2017 9:37:17 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 94 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-19-2017 | John Binder
    “The cultural and economic and the spiritual loss to this city for having those statues up that have run people out of the city,” Landrieu claimed. “The great migration that sent some of our best and brightest to places across the country that we don’t have the benefit of has been incredible.”
  • Liberal activists try to get Jesus portrait removed from courthouse; residents revolt

    09/28/2015 7:06:08 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 19 replies
    Allen West ^ | 9/28/2015 | Ashley Edwardson
    We’ve often reported here on the efforts of the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FRFF) to remove all vestiges of “religious” symbols in public places – and by religious, it’s really only the Christian religion they object to. Their actions extend to public schools, military facilities and public offices. Most recently, FFRFF has drawn a red line in the sand in Breathitt County, Kentucky. Jesus must go. For some time, the FRFF has been trying to get a picture of Jesus removed from the courthouse. There’s just one little problem. FRFF can’t find anyone in Breathitt County to act as their...
  • University of Wisconsin Puts On Anti-Trump Art Show

    05/05/2017 5:16:29 AM PDT · by kevcol · 15 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | May 4, 2017 | Rob Shimshock
    Peg Orcutt, a resident of Madison, Wisc., painted a dismal, black-and-blue horizon entitled “The Sky Is Falling.” Orcutt is selling her portrait, which depicts her “dismay over the results of the 2016 presidential election and my concern for the future of the country” for $2,000. A third painting shows a seemingly pregnant woman sexually penetrated with an oil pipeline, reported MacIver Institute.
  • Canadian Art Gallery Axes Show For ‘Cultural Genocide’ Because Artist Is White

    05/03/2017 1:09:16 PM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Heat Street ^ | May 3, 2017 | Kieran Corcoran
    An art gallery in Canada has canceled an exhibition which was accused of cultural appropriation so extreme it has been termed “cultural genocide”. Visions Gallery, a contemporary venue in Toronto, scrapped a five-day display of work by artist Amanda PL because of its treatment of an indigenous Canadian art style.
  • Is Political Art the Only Art That Matters Now?

    04/20/2017 3:27:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | 4/20 | Carl Swanson
    The art world is going to war with Trump. If it doesn’t shoot itself in the foot first.The protests started almost immediately after the presidential election. An artist named Annette Lemieux emailed the Whitney Museum and asked that her installation Left Right Left Right — a series of life-size photographs of raised fists turned into protest signs — be turned upside down. The artist Jonathan Horowitz and some friends started an Instagram feed called @dear_ivanka, attempting to directly appeal to the soon-to-be First Daughter and shame her into pushing her father away from the Bannonite brink. The artist Richard Prince...
  • CBS News Sides With ‘Fearless Girl’ In Wall Street Art ‘Face Off’

    04/19/2017 1:18:28 PM PDT · by drewh · 41 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 19, 2017 | 11:52 AM EDT | Julia Seymour
    The media were thrilled when a statue of a defiant little girl was placed opposite Arturo Di Modica’s famous “Charging Bull” on Wall Street. To the networks, it became a “symbol,” a “sensation” and female empowerment. “Symbols spoke volumes,” NBC Chief Environmental Affairs correspondent Anne Thompson said of the statue “facing down Wall Street’s famous bull,” on March 8. The networks didn’t seem to mind that “Fearless Girl” was really a clever corporate advertisement for “SHE” — an exchange traded fund offered by State Street Global Advisors. Fortune reported that until April 2, a plaque at the girl’s feet read...
  • Seriously, The Guy Has a Point ('Charging Bull' v. 'Fearless Girl' Statues)

    04/18/2017 12:23:34 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 50 replies ^ | April 14, 2017 | Greg Fallis
    I got metaphorically spanked a couple of days ago. Folks have been talking about the Fearless Girl statue ever since it was dropped in Manhattan’s Financial District some five weeks ago. I have occasionally added a comment or two to some of the online discussions about the statue. Recently most of the Fearless Girl discussions have focused on the complaints by Arturo Di Modica, the sculptor who created Charging Bull. He wants Fearless Girl removed, and that boy is taking a metric ton of shit for saying that. Here’s what I said that got me spanked: The guy has a...
  • Cuomo says Charging Bull statue never bothered him the day after de Blasio knocked the famed work

    04/15/2017 10:45:18 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 58 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | 04/15/2017 | Kenneth Lovett
    A day after Mayor de Blasio criticized Wall Street’s Charging Bull statue as an ode to “unfettered capitalism,” Gov. Cuomo said “I never found it particularly offensive.” “I’ve gone past it many times,” Cuomo told reporters at the governor’s mansion, where he hosted an Easter egg roll Saturday.
  • Charging Bull sculptor says Fearless Girl distorts his art, so he's fighting back

    04/13/2017 10:19:07 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 61 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 4/12 | Katie Mettler
    With hopes of dispensing the "perfect antidote" to the stock market crash of 1987, Italian-born sculptor Arturo Di Modica spent two years welding a 7,000-pound bronze bull statue designed to capture the resilience of the American people. Under the cover of night and without a permit, he installed his massive Charging Bull directly before the New York Stock Exchange, a gift New Yorkers loved but New York City initially hated. Authorities removed it, but later reinstalled it under pressure at a small public park in the financial district. In the 18 years since, it has become an institution. Then last...
  • Police Call Qurans Found in Toilet at UTD 'Shocking and Unusual'

    04/13/2017 5:50:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 57 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | April 12, 2017 | Tim Ciesco
    Police at the University of Texas at Dallas say they're searching for the person who dumped several copies of the Quran in campus toilets. They call the incident "shocking" and "unusual." A student recently discovered the books inside a bathroom at the university's Student Union building. After snapping some pictures to document the apparent anti-Muslim act, he immediately reported it to campus security, which got police involved.
  • Sculptor of Wall Street’s Charging Bull Wants ‘Fearless Girl’ Statue Moved

    04/12/2017 2:27:08 PM PDT · by drewh · 38 replies
    The sculptor of Wall Street’s “Charging Bull” statue on Wednesday demanded the removal of the “Fearless Girl” statue that’s faced off against the bull since last month. Arturo Di Modica said his 11-foot-tall bull is supposed to represent “freedom in the world, peace, strength, power and love” but “Fearless Girl” has turned his work’s message into something negative.
  • Hi, Chat with me

    04/01/2017 4:10:03 PM PDT · by chinaboy · 120 replies
    I have been here for 6 months, I try to find a job as an architect, but it is difficult! And now I start to paint now, hope it will be a new beginning!
  • [Video] Paul Joseph Watson: Why Modern Art is Absolute Crap

    03/31/2017 6:37:17 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 31 replies
    Paul Joseph Watson ^ | Mar 30, 2017 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Why Modern Art is Absolute Crap And why the cancer is spreading to popular culture.
  • 'Art Endangers Fascist Leaders': Protesters Project Images Onto SF Federal Building to Oppose Trump

    03/24/2017 10:22:12 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    'Art Endangers Fascist Leaders': Protesters Project Images Onto SF Federal Building to Oppose Trump's Proposed Budget CutsA group of art advocates on Thursday shone a bright light on President Donald Trump's plans to cut funding to art programs As part of "The Art He Fears" protest, they projected unflattering images of Trump onto the San Francisco Federal Building in SoMA. "Art endangers fascist leaders,” activist Alan Marling said in a statement. “It can express ideas that oppose the government’s narrative. In times when authority tries to deny all opposing views as fake news, art can fight propaganda with truth." Artist...
  • White Artist’s Painting of Emmett Till at Whitney Biennial Draws Protests

    03/22/2017 11:18:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 21, 2017 | Randy Kennedy
    The open-coffin photographs of the mutilated body of Emmett Till, the teenager who was lynched by two white men in Mississippi in 1955, served as a catalyst for the civil rights movement and have remained an open wound in American society since they were first published in Jet magazine and The Chicago Defender at the urging of Till’s mother. The images’ continuing power, more than 60 years later, to speak about race and violence is being demonstrated once again in protests that have arisen online and at the newly opened Whitney Biennial over the decision of a white artist, Dana...
  • Some Artists Are Actually Focusing on Beauty Again

    03/22/2017 10:21:50 AM PDT · by Epoch Times · 48 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | March 16, 2017 | Milene Fernandez
    There’s a group of artists who most of the general public has yet to know exist. These are highly skilled painters, sculptors, and draftsmen trained in ateliers or academies who are not embarrassed to utter the word “beautiful” at a time when that word is generally scorned by the contemporary art establishment. You’ll hardly ever see their works in major museums or at major galleries for longer than a short stint. Most of their works are whisked away by private collectors or are sitting in their studios, waiting to be discovered. These artists value quality over quantity, sincerity over cynicism,...
  • Hitler Painting on Show for First Time at Italy Museum

    03/12/2017 4:01:25 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 69 replies
    BBC ^ | 3-10-2017 | Staff
    The exhibition's curator sees little artistic merit in the undated painting. "It's a piece of crap," says curator Vittorio Sgarbi. "It's a painting by a hopeless man, it could have been done by Kafka, it says a lot about his psyche: here you do not see greatness, you see misery." Hitler famously applied to the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts in the 1900s but was rejected twice. Despite being considered a mediocre artist, his work has fetched considerable sums at auction in recent years.
  • Trump's America: Eastern Market plot "reserved for future internment camp”

    03/05/2017 8:09:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Metro Times ^ | March 5, 2017 | Violet Ikonomova
    A sign bearing a presidential seal has been posted on a fenced-off plot in Eastern Market designating the area the site of a “Future Internment Camp.” Printed in dull government hues and scrawled with President Donald Trump's signature, the sign citing "Executive order 9066" almost appears real. Fortunately, it’s not. But the street artist behind the message says the notion that Trump will someday put people in detention centers for their ethnicity is not farfetched. The sign on Winder Street near Orleans was created by Plastic Jesus, a Los Angeles-based artist known best for public works of social commentary. A...
  • The Moscow that never was: The work of Russia's boldest architects that showed how a [tr]

    03/05/2017 3:19:52 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 4, 2017 | Rebecca Taylor
    This is the Moscow that could have been. In a fascinating and eye opening exhibition, images of a Moscow designed by some of Russia's boldest architects in the 1920s and 1930s will show how a generation envisaged their capital after the Russian Revolution.  The exhibition, to be held at the Design Museum in Kensington, London, will focus on six unbuilt architectural landmarks located near Moscow’s Red Square, and explore how these schemes reflected changes in everyday life and society following the October Revolution.
  • Shia LaBeouf’s Controversial Anti-Trump Museum Installation Has Been Shut Down

    02/10/2017 8:49:51 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Slate's Browbeat Blog ^ | February 10, 2017 | David Canfield, Intern
    Shia LaBeouf’s controversial participatory art installation at the Museum of the Moving Image has been shut down. Operating 24 hours a day beginning on Inauguration Day, “HEWILLNOTDIVIDE.US”—created by LaBeouf with Rönkkö & Turner, just like 2015’s #ALLMYMOVIES—was established in response to Donald Trump’s election. It was mounted on a wall outside of the museum in Astoria, Queens, offering passersby the opportunity to say “He will not divide us” into a live-streamed webcam. In unfortunate contradiction with its messaging, the installation became a political battleground, as clashes between Trump supporters and opponents turned violent—an ugly distillation of what’s currently playing out...