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  • Why It’s So Hard to Spot a Fake Rothko, Even for His Son

    02/05/2016 9:20:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | February 5, 2016 | Lizzie Crocker
    In an art market governed largely by pretense and money, does a masterpiece have any intrinsic value? That question has emerged from a civil case brought by Sotheby’s chairman of Domenico de Sole and his wife, Eleanore, against Ann Freedman, former president of the Knoedler Gallery, the oldest and most respected gallery in New York until it closed in 2011 amidst a massive forgery scandal. Knoedler had sold some forty paintings claimed to be by abstract expressionists like Jackson Pollock, Barnett Newman, and Mark Rothko, all of which turned out to be forgeries created in Queens by a female artist...
  • Artist calls 'bull****' on pretentious art world by sitting naked and silent on a toilet [tr]

    02/01/2016 6:24:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 1, 2016 | Julian Rubinson
    An artists has called 'bull***t' on the pretentious art world by sitting named on a toilet for two days at a New York gallery. Lisa Levy, from Brooklyn, sat with no clothes on and remained silent on her toilet during two five-hour displays at Christopher Stout Gallery on Saturday and Sunday. Visitors were invited to sit opposite her on another toilet during the bizarre performance.
  • Romans cover their nudes for Iranian leader's visit

    01/26/2016 9:15:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 26, 2016 | Tucker Reals
    The Romans have censored themselves to make visiting Iranian President Hassan Rouhani feel more comfortable during his historic stop in Italy. Rouhani -- the first Iranian leader to visit Europe in almost 20 years -- met Tuesday with Pope Francis at the Vatican, but another stop on his agenda was the famed Capitoline Museum, where classic Italian nude sculptures were covered with plain white boards to avoid offending the Muslim president.
  • Modern art was CIA ’weapon’

    01/19/2016 5:37:47 PM PST · by woofie · 47 replies
    Voltaire Network ^ | 14 NOVEMBER 2010 | Frances Stonor Saunders
    Author of a masterful study on the CIA and the cultural Cold War, British historian Frances Stonor Saunders provided a detailed account for The Independent of the CIA’s covert role in sponsoring Abstract Expressionist painting in the United States. The CIA exploited this artistic movement as a showcase of freedom and free enterprise, and to counteract the influence that communist ideology still had for many intellectuals and artists in the West. For decades in art circles it was either a rumour or a joke, but now it is confirmed as a fact. The Central Intelligence Agency used American modern art...
  • The 2016 Harbin Ice and Snow Festival

    01/05/2016 1:27:39 PM PST · by C19fan · 4 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January 5, 2016 | AlanTaylor
    Every year, in northeast China's Heilongjiang province, the city of Harbin hosts the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival, featuring massive ice and snow sculptures—more than a million visitors are anticipated this year. At night, the sculptures are colorfully illuminated and visitors can climb and play on some of the structures. The festival officially opened on January 5, and will run through the end of February.
  • 'Rhodesgate': Campaign To Remove Rhodes statue 'Is Like Isil's Destruction of Antiques', Says..

    12/22/2015 10:07:53 PM PST · by Steelfish · 10 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | December 22, 2015 | Javier Espinoza, and Gordon Rayner
    'Rhodesgate': Campaign To Remove Rhodes statue 'Is Like Isil's Destruction of Antiques', Says Oxford Don The campaign to remove a Cecil Rhodes statue from Oriel College is like Isil’s destruction of antiquities because it is showing no respect for history, a prominent Oxford emeritus fellow has said By Javier Espinoza, 22 Dec 2015 The campaign to remove a Cecil Rhodes statue from Oriel College is like Isil’s destruction of antiquities, a prominent Rhodes scholar has said. “I am comparing what the [Rhodes Must Fall] movement are doing with what Al Qaeda and Isis are doing in places like Mali when...
  • December 16: The day of the (un)happy birthday (Beethoven and Jane Austen)

    12/16/2015 5:57:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | December 16, 2015 | Staff
    Bad news for anyone celebrating a birthday tomorrow... December 16 is the worst day of the year to be born, according to new research. The study suggests that while July 28 is the best day to celebrate a birthday, December 16 is the worst while January birthdays are the most likely to be forgotten. Famous people born on December 16 include Ludwig van Beethoven, Jane Austen and ZZ Top star Billy Gibbons who turns 66 this year.
  • Dutch gallery under fire after removing offensive terms from its artworks' titles and [tr]

    12/14/2015 8:13:19 AM PST · by C19fan · 5 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 14, 2015 | Emma Glanfield
    A top European art gallery has come under fire after removing controversial terms such as 'negro' and 'Mohammedan' from the descriptions of its artworks over fears they could cause offence. The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam has been accused of pandering to political correctness after taking the decision to remove terms which may be deemed offensive from around 200 titles and descriptions of artworks in its collection.
  • A sharp idea- sculptures on the tip of a pencil

    12/13/2015 5:20:09 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 14 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 12/12/15
    Salavat Fidai, 42, carves intricate mini sculptures on the end of a pencil. Carved entirely from lead, Fidai uses a craft knife and a 4x magnifying glass.
  • Fight leads to woman stabbed at Art Basel Miami Beach

    12/06/2015 12:10:53 PM PST · by woofie · 13 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | DECEMBER 4, 2015
    A section of Art Basel Miami Beach was transformed into a crime scene after a fight escalated to a stabbing at the show’s main event inside the Miami Beach Convention Center on Friday night, police said. A woman pulled an X-Acto knife and stabbed another woman in the arms and neck, said Miami Beach police spokeswoman Det. Kathleen Prieto. “The injuries are non life-threatening,” Prieto said. The victim was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital; the assailant, whom police did not identify, was arrested at the scene. Both women were patrons of the art show, not exhibitors. Some patrons thought the...
  • "Finding Home": Poems In Search Of A Lost America

    11/20/2015 3:21:10 AM PST · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | November 20, 2015 | Mark Tapson
    Considering the Freedom Center’s aggressive political work, poetry may not be something one would expect to find as part of its intellectual arsenal. But as many conservative writers such as Andrew Klavan and myself have noted for years, reclaiming America means reclaiming the culture, and that means engaging in the arts. As Finch writes in his introduction, “[I]f as a people, and a nation, we can return to something lost, recovering something from our culture that has been torn, then it can only happen through art.” The art of Finding Home is Michael Finch’s deeply personal contribution to the culture...
  • Pope Francis Explains Why He Won’t Sell the Church’s ‘Treasures’

    11/10/2015 2:42:53 PM PST · by NYer · 55 replies
    NC Register ^ | November 6, 2015
    VATICAN CITY — In a new interview ranging from fame to finances to childhood dreams, Pope Francis explained that, despite his strong concern for the poor, he will not sell the “riches of the Church.” Asked whether he has ever felt pressure to sell “the treasures of the Church,” the Pope responded, “This is an easy question. They are not the treasures of the Church, [but] the treasures of humanity.” “For example, if tomorrow I say that Michelangelo’s Pieta is going to be auctioned, it can’t be done, because it’s not the property of the Church. It’s inside a church,...
  • New self-portrait by Charlotte Bronte is discovered and she drew it by looking in the mirror [tr]

    10/27/2015 6:30:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 27, 2015 | Dayla Alberge
    It is hardly the most flattering of likenesses, but a pencil sketch of a woman's head has been identified as a rare self-portrait by Charlotte Bront. It dates from 1843, four years before she was to publish Jane Eyre, one of English literature's great masterpieces, and when she was suffering the acute agony of unrequited love. The discovery has been made by the acclaimed literary biographer, Claire Harman, who describes it as 'massively significant' as there are only two other known lifetime portraits.
  • This Giant Van Gogh Painting Is Made of Pumpkins, Watermelons and Squash

    10/25/2015 9:02:09 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | 10-25-15 | Danny Lewis
    How crop artist Stan Herd made an acre-wide ode to "Olive Trees" If you're flying through MinneapolisSt. Paul International Airport this fall, keep an eye out for Vincent van Gogh's "Olive Trees" from your airplane window. It won't be hard to miss this aerial crop art covers more than an acre of land. The unique ode to van Gogh is the work of landscape artist Stan Herd, reports Mary Abbe for the Star Tribune. It was commissioned to honor two milestones: the Minneapolis Institute of Art's centennial and the 125th anniversary of van Gogh's death. "It's an iteration of...
  • Why These Hipsters Hate Renoir

    10/21/2015 7:27:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | October 21, 2015 | Lizzie Crocker
    When ranting about his profound contempt for Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Max Geller frequently returns to the word treacle. The French Impressionist painters renderings of bourgeois leisure are shamelessly treacly; his portraits of doll-faced young girls are fluffy treacle; his misogynistic portraits of women traffic in the most treacly pallets; his entire oeuvre is a steaming pile of treacle.
  • New Jersey Halloween Display Sparks Outrage, Homeowner Defends Display...

    10/11/2015 12:27:57 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    LibertyNews.com ^ | October 10, 2015 | Jenna Leigh Richardson
    FULL TITLE: New Jersey Halloween Display Sparks Outrage, Homeowner Defends Display by Stating Whats More Terrifying than the Real Threat Among Us? A New Jersey resident has sparked outrage with his graphic Halloween display depicting the atrocities of ISIS at the hands of Barack Obama himself.The display which many calling are tasteless, features Barack Obama dressed as a Jihadist standing in front of a dead U.S. soldier hanging from a tree and a Jordanian pilot in cage. While the homes owner understands why people may be offended by his holiday display, he defends his First Amendment right to express himself....
  • Renoir haters picket outside Museum of Fine Arts (Boston)

    10/07/2015 11:05:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 56 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | October 5, 2015 | Mark Shanahan
    Its nothing personal, says Ben Ewen-Campen, he just doesnt think French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir is much of a painter. Monday, the Harvard postdoc joined some like-minded aesthetes for a playful protest outside the Museum of Fine Arts. The rally, which mostly bewildered passersby, was organized by Max Geller, creator of the Instagram account Renoir Sucks at Painting, who wants the MFA to take its Renoirs off the walls and replace them with something better.
  • Art showing Isil menacing Sylvanian Families removed from exhibition

    09/26/2015 5:16:34 PM PDT · by windcliff · 5 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 9-26-15 | Telegraph writers
    The Passion for Freedom exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London was intended to highlight the work of "courageous artists" fighting censorship and highlighting oppression around the world. But one group of works, showing animals from the Sylvanian Families range of toys being menaced by other figurines dressed in the clothes of Isil fighters, has been removed from the show on the advice of the police. 'MICE-IS', a collection of seven tableaux by an artist known as Mimsy, was selected to appear in the six-day exhibition, which closes today. Speaking to The Telegraph in March, Mimsy explained that she had...
  • New York's Egyptian artefacts triumph over Paris's Mona Lisa as TripAdvisor reviewers name the [tr]

    09/22/2015 8:43:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 22, 2015 | Chris Kitching
    A massive art museum that is home to an Egyptian stone temple, King Henry VIIIs field armour and a fascinating medieval sculpture hall has been named the best museum in the world by tourists. New York Citys Metropolitan Museum of Art the largest art museum in the US edged top attractions in Paris and London for top spot in TripAdvisors travellers choice awards. Home to some of the greatest artefacts, sculptures or paintings, these are the 10 most popular museums in the world based on TripAdvisor reviews from the last year.
  • Art student's 'white only,' 'black only' signs cause campus-wide alarm

    09/20/2015 6:55:06 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    UPI ^ | September 19, 2015 | Marilyn Malara
    Powell's project -- created for her Installation: Urban Spaces class -- is reportedly called "Our Compliance" and aims "to expose white privilege." "Our society still actively maintains racist structures that benefit one group of people, and oppress another," the Chicago-born artist explained. "Forty to fifty years ago, these structures were visibly apparent and physically graspable through the existence of signs that looked exactly like the signs I put up. Today these signs may no longer exist, but the system that they once reinforced still does."
  • How a Volcanic Eruption in 1815 Darkened the World but Colored the Arts

    08/25/2015 11:30:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 24, 2015 | William J. Broad
    In April 1815, the most powerful volcanic blast in recorded history shook the planet in a catastrophe so vast that 200 years later, investigators are still struggling to grasp its repercussions. It played a role, they now understand, in icy weather, agricultural collapse and global pandemics and even gave rise to celebrated monsters. Around the lush isles of the Dutch East Indies modern-day Indonesia the eruption of Mount Tambora killed tens of thousands of people. They were burned alive or killed by flying rocks, or they died later of starvation because the heavy ash smothered crops.
  • Artist Draws All 100,000 Objects in Grandpas Shed

    08/19/2015 7:50:21 AM PDT · by fishtank · 42 replies
    MakeZine ^ | July 29, 2015 | Donald Bell
    As we all know, a well-stocked workshop is a beautiful thing. Its the place that keeps and collects all the tools and hardware you may someday need to fix something you love or make something new. When Lee John Phillips grandfather passed away, he left behind a tool shed packed with a lifetime of old tools, hardware, and odds and ends. As an artist by training, Lee took inspiration from the dense, seemingly limitless stash of unique artifacts and began organizing and drawing collections of them in his sketchbook.
  • Eggsploitation: The Dirty Secrets of the Third-Party Reproductive Industry

    08/14/2015 5:46:26 AM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    Aletelia ^ | August 14, 2015 | KATHLEEN SLOAN
    Im sure youve seen them in the media: attractive, well-off, smiling parents holding adorable infants created by third-party reproduction and assisted reproductive technologies (ART). Of course, the narrative goes, this development is a win-win for all. Who could object to children being created for those who through either infertility or biological sex are unable to reproduce? But this picture hides the highly profitable fertility industrys dirty secrets. It ignores what is required to create these children: exploitation, health endangerment, and the commodification of human life. An honest look at the facts and circumstances surrounding third-party reproduction and ART should...
  • Iconic Whistler's Mother On Display At The Clark [MA]

    08/12/2015 10:00:57 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 23 replies
    WAMC ^ | Jul 3, 2015 | Jim Levulis
    An iconic 19th century American painting that remains one of arts most famous works will be on view July 4th at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts. James McNeill Whistlers most famous painting known today as Whistlers Mother is an 1871 portrait of the woman born as Anna Matilda McNeill. Curator Jay Clarke says the image became an American icon while on a cross-country tour during the 1930s.
  • I dont normally go for custom painted cars, but

    08/08/2015 11:07:44 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 14 replies
    American Irony ^ | 8-8-15 | The Looking Spoon
    I'm DEFINITELY making an exception for this one...
  • Tell my why?

    08/02/2015 5:35:29 PM PDT · by chinaboy · 95 replies
  • A Mesmerizing 'Soundsuit' Memorializes Trayvon Martin's Death

    07/22/2015 4:07:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Huffington Post's Arts & Culture ^ | July 14, 2015 | Katherine Brooks, Senior Arts & Culture Editor
    Behind what appears to be a beaded net stained the color of Skittles stands a hollow figure, made distinct by the hint of a sneaker sticking out from under the obscurity. Pan up from the shoe and there's a glimpse of a hooded sweatshirt topping off the towering statue, an unmistakeable bit of clothing loaded with meaning. Titled "TM 13," the work -- shown above -- memorializes the death of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed Florida teenager who was fatally shot by former neighborhood watch leader George Zimmerman three years ago. Created by Missouri-born artist Nick Cave, the piece is currently...
  • 13,000 sign petition opposing display of Pope condom portrait

    07/15/2015 10:48:58 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 7-15-15 | Annysa Johnson
    More than 13,000 people have signed an online petition calling on the Milwaukee Art Museum not to display a newly acquired portrait of retired Pope Benedict XVI fashioned from 17,000 colorful condoms. The petition was circulated by CitizenGo.org, a conservative Christian advocacy site based in Madrid. "The Milwaukee Art Museum's decision to display this offensive piece of art exposes a double-standard when it comes to offending religious groups," Caroline Craddock, the Boston-based U.S. campaigns director for CitizenGO said in a news release. "They would never dare insult Mohammad or other religious leaders the way they demean followers of Christ." The...
  • TRENDY BUT CALM: ADULT COLORING BOOKS SELLING LIKE CRAZY

    07/15/2015 9:30:47 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 7/15/2015 | ETH J. HARPAZ
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Adult coloring books are giving Harper Lee a run for the money on best-seller lists this summer. Dover Publications has sold more than 3 million adult coloring books with titles like "Flower Fashion Fantasies." Quarto Publishing will have 1.3 million in print this year ranging from mandalas to fairies. "Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt," by one of the genre's most popular illustrators, Johanna Basford, remains a top seller on Amazon two years after its initial publication. In fact, adult coloring books occupied as many of eight of the top 20 slots in a spot-check of...
  • Trump Street Art Rocks L.A.

    07/10/2015 4:15:41 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 10, 2015 | Breitbart News
    Donald Trump has become the center of a new street art campaign, with work that can be seen all around Los Angeles. Today, Friday July 10, the Republican presidential candidate will be speaking to Hollywood conservatives at an event, and the Coalition for Humane Immigrants Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA), has plans to protest.
  • MFA (Boston) recasts kimono days after complaints of stereotyping

    07/10/2015 8:18:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | July 7, 2015 | Malcolm Gay
    In an episode that speaks volumes about cultural institutions, ethnic sensitivity, and the power of protest in the digital age, the Museum of Fine Arts is hastily pulling back on an event that protesters labeled a latter-day form of racist minstrelsy. MFA officials announced Tuesday they would recast Kimono Wednesdays, an attraction scheduled to run throughout July. It is extremely rare for the MFA to change exhibition plans in the wake of protests; it appears such action had not been taken for decades. Created as a light summer distraction, Kimono Wednesdays invited visitors to channel your inner Camille Monet by...
  • Awesome or Awful? A Reflection on the Mosaic of Christ in Majesty at the Basilica in Washington

    07/01/2015 8:52:19 AM PDT · by Salvation · 45 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-30-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Awesome or Awful? A Reflection on the Mosaic of Christ in Majesty at the Basilica in Washington Msgr. Charles Pope June 30, 2015 Ive been spending quite a bit of time at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception here in Washington recently, due to ordinations and other special occasions. As I walk up the main aisle Inever fail to be moved by the scene above the apseof Christ in majesty. (See one of my photos to the right.) I have discovered that very few people are neutral on this image of Christ seated in Judgment. People either love...
  • The Course of Empire: Thomas Cole's Warning to America

    06/27/2015 7:34:46 AM PDT · by Joe 6-pack · 36 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tA2bnof3-D8 ^ | February 9, 2012 | Robb Bomboy
    "Thomas Cole, America's premier landscape painter of the 1820's and 1830's, constructed the idea for his series, The Course of Empire, from a variety of influences. He began his intense study of Europe and its art in 1829 by sailing to England, where he met and talked with influential artists such as J.M.W. Turner and John Martin. He studied the works of those artists and others in the British galleries of the time. Scholars recognize today that those artists' influence upon him was strikingly pervasive. Cole also felt the perishability of man's works when he traveled in Europe and saw...
  • Walt Disneys Little Known Obsession With Salvador Dali Comes To SF, Reveals Mysterious Side...

    06/17/2015 7:41:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | June 16, 2015
    Walt Disneys Little Known Obsession With Salvador Dali Comes To SF, Reveals Mysterious Side Of Disneylands CreatorIt turns out the man behind Mickey Mouse liked quirky cats. Besides his love of wholesome entertainment, Walt Disney also had an appreciation for the eccentric that led to a short-lived partnership and decades-long friendship with surrealistic artist Salvador Dali. Although their styles and personalities were dramatically different, Disney and Dali shared a fascination with the fantastic. They brought their vivid imaginations together shortly after World War II to work on an animated feature called Destino, which wasnt completed until long after their deaths.
  • New hideous huge London feminist hell dog statue

    06/11/2015 2:42:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 125 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | June 11, 2015 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Our friends in London have new delight… appropriately close to where Tyburn Tree stood, near Marble Arch.From ihorror.com: There’s a new statue on public display in London that is meant to “inspire” and “delight” those who pass it on their daily commute, though we’re thinking words like “terrify,” “horrify” and “petrify” are more fitting for this particular piece of art.It’s called ‘She Guardian,’ and Russian artist Dashi Namdakov has spent the last two years sculpting the towering figure out of four massive tons of bronze. Measuring 36-feet high, the artist says the attention-grabbing piece expresses a sense of maternal protectiveness, which...
  • Columbia sex-attack accuser creates new work 'renacting' violent sex called: 'This is not rape'

    06/06/2015 8:25:22 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 31 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 5 June 2015 | By Dailymail.com Reporter
    The Columbia University student who carried her mattress around campus to protest how the school dealt her alleged rapist has created a video of herself having violent sex for her latest art piece. Emma Sulkowicz's new work, 'Ceci N'est Pas Un Viol' or 'This is not a rape', shows the 22-year-old engaging in consensual sexual contact with an unidentified man before it takes a dark twist. In the footage, she cries in pain and protest in a dorm room as she is slapped, choked and forced into rough sex, the New York Daily News reported. The video was posted on...
  • British artist's statue of 'a queen's sex organs' put on display in the Versailles Palace [tr]

    06/05/2015 12:31:22 PM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 5, 2015 | Hannah Parry
    A giant sculpture of 'a queen's private parts' has sparked fury as it goes on display in the famous gardens of Versailles Palace. Following on from the controversy of Paul McCarthy's 'butt-plug' sculpture in Paris, which was vandalised last year, comes artist Anish Kapoor's Dirty Corner monument. The 60-metre long rusty metal funnel, surrounded by rocks, sits across from the stunning 17th century palace which was once home to the last French king, Louis XVI. British contemporary sculptor Kapoor claims the impressive structure represents 'a queen's vagina' taking power.
  • A reminder that your Instagram photos arent really yours: Someone else can sell them for $90,000

    05/27/2015 8:53:39 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 25, 2015 | Jessica Contrera
    ...This month, painter and photographer Richard Prince reminded us that what you post is public, and given the flexibility of copyright laws, can be shared and sold for anyone to see. As a part of the Frieze Art Fair in New York, Prince displayed giant screenshots of other peoples Instagram photos without warning or permission. The collection, New Portraits, is primarily made up of pictures of women, many in sexually charged poses. They are not paintings, but screenshots that have been enlarged to 6-foot-tall inkjet prints. According to Vulture, nearly every piece sold for $90,000 each. How is...
  • How to Alienate Moderate Muslims

    05/26/2015 7:43:07 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 47 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 26, 2015 | William Kilpatrick
    The recent draw Muhammad contest in Garland, Texas not only drew fire from two armed jihadists, it also drew fire from Christian leaders and media critics. One of the chief objections was that events of this type will alienate moderate Muslims and possibly drive them into the radical camp.
  • "The Satanic Statue Being Made for Oklahoma's Statehouse Is Coming Along Nicely"

    05/19/2015 7:29:12 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 49 replies
    Vice ^ | December 12, 2014 | Jonathan Smith
    Two weeks ago I found myself in the backwoods of rural Florida standing in front of a bronzed bust of the pagan idol BAPHOMET. A few days later it would be attached to its eight-and-a-half-foot cloven-hoofed body and put to rest on a throne flanked on either side by a small metallic child. Eventually, its creators hope, it will be whisked away to Oklahoma, where it will be placed next to a Ten Commandments monument on the front lawn of the state capitol. The statue before bronzing. Photo by Mark Porter. I had come to this foundry in the middle...
  • Marquette (University)parts way with director of center after flap over mural

    05/19/2015 8:08:13 PM PDT · by UB355 · 14 replies
    milwaukee journal ^ | 5/19/2015 | none listed
    The director of Marquette University's Gender and Sexuality Resource Center is no longer employed by the university, the Marquette Wire is reporting. The move comes after the university quickly removed a mural on campus that had generated outcry over the weekend because of its subject: a woman on the FBI's most wanted list who was convicted in a New Jersey state trooper's 1973 murder, escaped prison and fled to Cuba. The mural of Assata Shakur, formerly known as Joanne Chesimard, has been on display at the Marquette Gender and Sexuality Resource Center at least since March. "Susannah Bartlow is no...
  • Offensive Art and Double Standards at the NY Times

    05/08/2015 5:14:54 AM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 8, 2015 | Arnold Ahlert
    <p>In 1998 the paper criticized [4] the withdrawal of playwright Terrence McNally’s “Corpus Christi” from the Manhattan Theater Club, due to threats of violence. Corpus Christi was about [5] a gay Jesus, with a plot line that included the Christian Son of God performing a same-sex marriage, and Judas betraying him due to romantic jealousy. “What we are witnessing, once again, is the peculiar combat between freedoms that is repeatedly staged in America,” the paper stated. “The practitioners and beneficiaries of religious freedom attack the practitioners of artistic freedom–freedom of speech–without seeing that the freedoms they enjoy cannot be defended separately.”</p>
  • Is this the face of Jesus as a boy? Italian police reverse the ageing process on image ...

    05/05/2015 11:16:21 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 69 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 05-05-2015 | By Simon Tomlinson
    Is this the face of Jesus as a boy? Italian police reverse the ageing process on image taken from the Turin Shroud to create photo-fit of Christ as a young child This is the face of Jesus Christ as a child according to Italian police. Detectives used computer forensic techniques that have helped to catch mafia bosses to generate the image. First, they created a photo-fit picture from the facial image in the Turin Shroud, which many believe to be that of Jesus. They then used a computer program to reverse the ageing process by reducing the jaw size,...
  • Pamela Geller plays with fire

    05/05/2015 4:46:16 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 127 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | may 4, 2015
    Americans will defend to the death and literally had to Pamela Gellers right to disseminate images of the Prophet Muhammad. The First Amendment applies even to irresponsible provocateurs. A Geller-organized event in Texas over the weekend included inviting artists to draw images of Muhammad, an act that has provoked deadly attacks by some Islamists. In explaining her rationale, Geller pointed to an Iranian Holocaust cartoon contest that drew nearly 1,000 entries, saying We need to make a similar show of strength of what is right. Which extended to a drawing of Muhammad anally impaled on a pencil up...
  • CNN'S Vause: Are People Asking If Mohammed Art Exhibitors Were "Asking For" Attack

    05/04/2015 6:42:46 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 71 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 4, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    CNN anchor John Vause wondered if questions were being asked if in some ways, were they asking for some kind of attack during CNNs coverage of the shooting at the Mohammed Art Exhibit and Contest in Garland, Texas on Sunday.
  • The Anti-Cartoon Jihad Comes To America

    05/04/2015 4:24:40 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | May 4, 2015 | Mathew Vadum
    Two gunmen were killed by police Sunday night after they opened fire wounding a security officer at a Texas art competition featuring works depicting the Muslim prophet Muhammad, a practice that is strictly forbidden in Islam.
  • Picasso, Giacometti poised to set records at NYC auctions

    05/01/2015 10:19:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    AP ^ | May 1, 2015 | Ulya Ilnytzky
    New York City's spring art auctions get underway Tuesday with exceptional pieces by Pablo Picasso, Alberto Giacometti, Vincent Van Gogh and others whose work continues to fuel a robust market for impressionist, modern and contemporary art. Picasso's "Women of Algiers (Version O)," estimated to bring over $140 million, is poised to become the most expensive artwork sold at auction, while Giacometti's "Pointing Man" could set an auction record for a sculpture if bidding soars to an expected $130 million.
  • Mary Keefe, Model for Rockwells Rosie the Riveter, Dies at 92

    04/25/2015 3:17:15 AM PDT · by iowamark · 3 replies
    NY Times ^ | APRIL 24, 2015 | SAM ROBERTS
    Mary Keefe, a 19-year-old Vermont telephone operator whom her neighbor Norman Rockwell immortalized as his model for the heroine of Rosie the Riveter, the World War II feminist anthem that empowered women to leave home and pinch-hit in military plants, died on Tuesday at her home in Simsbury, Conn. She was 92. Her death was confirmed by her daughter Mary Ellen Keefe. Mrs. Keefe was a redhead, like the Rosie who appeared on the cover of the Memorial Day issue of The Saturday Evening Post magazine in 1943, but she had never wielded a rivet gun (not until an appearance...
  • MIDNIGHT IN THE DESERT SET; ROWLAND AND BELL CONFIRM SUMMER RETURN

    04/18/2015 7:11:08 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 8 replies
    horrorreport.com ^ | April 14, 2015 | Horror Reporter
    Art Bell and Keith Rowland have made it official: There will be July fireworks in 2015 .. the talk show legend is going to go his own way.. A podcasting style as opposed to the terrestrial or even satellite radio he did previously. This time he is greeting the 21st century with open arms, working out private deals to play music, hoping that fans sign up in big numbers to help his return, and beaming himself to every smart phone that wants him. The show will be called MIDNIGHT IN THE DESERT.
  • Love The Earth Contest

    04/06/2015 4:52:15 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    blick.com ^ | 4-6-15 | dick blick
    This year, we want to celebrate Earth Day with you! We invite you to enter our Love the Earth Art Contest from April 6 to April 21, 2015. Just submit an original artwork in any medium a gorgeous landscape, an outer space-scape, or any other piece you can come up with that shows what you love most about this planet and encourages viewers to preserve our world. You could win one of six art supply prize packs valued at more than $300!