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  • New paintings!

    06/26/2017 4:58:02 PM PDT · by chinaboy · 26 replies
    [URL=][IMG][/IMG][/URL] [URL=][IMG][/IMG][/URL] See more art works in my Facebook page!
  • Fine Arts Music Video - Images from 1900 Art Book

    A music video made to the black and white images, and color versions when I could later find them, from Dupont Vicars' book "Master Paintings of the World," 1902. The music is "When I Dream" by Joseph Blanchard.
  • Art collector sells a Lichtenstein for $165 million to fund criminal justice reform

    06/18/2017 11:52:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    KPCC-FM ^ | June 13, 2017 | Camila Domonoske, NPR
    A noted art collector and philanthropist has sold a major painting for an eye-popping $165 million to raise money for criminal justice reform. Agnes Gund sold Roy Lichtenstein's 1962 work Masterpiece, reportedly to billionaire hedge fund manager and art collector Steve Cohen. The sale apparently took place months ago; an art industry newsletter reported on the transaction in January, but Gund would not confirm it. On Monday, The New York Times confirmed that the sale was real, noting that the painting becomes one of the 15 most expensive pieces of art known to have been sold. And the newspaper revealed...
  • Walker Art Center's 'Scaffold' to be dismantled, burned [Minorities Objected]

    06/01/2017 12:44:53 PM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    MPR News ^ | May 31, 2017 | Euan Kerr
    Walker Art Center officials said Wednesday they've ordered the controversial sculpture "Scaffold" to be taken apart in a ceremony set to start on Friday. The move comes after members of the Dakota community objected to the structure. "Scaffold" was to be one of the new pieces added to the Walker's Minneapolis Sculpture Garden during its multimillion-dollar renovation. Conceived as a commentary on capital punishment by the artist Sam Durant, the sculpture comprises elements of seven different hangings in U.S. history.
  • Pissed-off artist adds statue of urinating dog next to ‘Fearless Girl’

    05/30/2017 6:10:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 29, 2017 | Nick Fugallo and Max Jaeger
    Gee whiz, artists are so sensitive! City sculptor Alex Gardega — seething over the “Fearless Girl” statue being placed across from Wall Street’s “Charging Bull” — has decided to retaliate with a work of his own.
  • My new oil painting

    05/29/2017 5:39:57 PM PDT · by chinaboy · 116 replies
  • Greek Goddess Statue Removed in Bangladesh After Islamist Outcry [SEE: Getty Photos]

    05/26/2017 12:59:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    BBC ^ | 26 May 2017
    Workers have begun to dismantle the statue of a Greek goddess from Bangladesh's Supreme Court complex, after an outcry from Islamists. The sculpture of Themis - the goddess of justice - wearing a sari was less than six months old, but Islamist groups demanded its removal by Friday. They claimed it hurt the religious sentiments of Muslims and it prompted mass protests in the capital, Dhaka. PM Sheikh Hasina agreed to its removal, but secular groups opposed it.
  • Iraqi artist secretly chronicled IS brutality

    05/24/2017 5:35:49 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 6 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | May 24, 2017 | SIMON VALMARY
    Mustafa al-Tha'i worked in secret at night, using his brushes and pencils to record the violence he saw during the day under the Islamic State group's brutal reign in Iraq. The bloodied body of a man suspended by a foot, another lying in a pool of blood with his severed head on his back, a woman with her face burned by acid -- these are just some of the scenes captured by Tha'i. The 240 paintings and drawings -- which Tha'i composed from the time IS seized his hometown of Hammam al-Alil, south of Mosul, in 2014 until Iraqi forces...
  • A Basquiat Sells for ‘Mind-Blowing’ $110.5 Million at Auction

    05/22/2017 10:15:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 49 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 18, 2017 | Robin Pogrebin and Scott Reyburn
    Joining the rarefied $100 million-plus club in a salesroom punctuated by periodic gasps from the crowd, Jean-Michel Basquiat’s powerful 1982 painting of a skull brought $110.5 million at Sotheby’s, to become the sixth most expensive work ever sold at auction. Only 10 other works have broken the $100 million mark. “He’s now in the same league as Francis Bacon and Pablo Picasso,” said the dealer Jeffrey Deitch, an expert on Basquiat.
  • 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.