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  • New Army Commercial Sends Pitiful Message to the World

    09/14/2014 2:41:41 PM PDT · by publius321 · 121 replies
    http://www.dailyLambaste.com ^ | September 14, 2014 | Scott Ryan
    When I saw this commercial, I honestly thought perhaps the Army is now making ads specifically targeting homosexuals. (We all know that it's just a matter of time.) I'm definitely ---not--- saying that graphic artists are all homosexuals. However...
  • "Alien" artist, surrealist H.R. Giger dies aged 74

    05/13/2014 8:30:44 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 23 replies
    Reuters/Yahoo ^ | 5/13/14 | n/a
    ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss surrealist artist H.R. Giger who designed the monster and revolutionary sci-fi sets for the film "Alien" has died, his museum said on Tuesday. He was 74...
  • "Teen Titans," "Aquaman" Artist Nick Cardy Passes Away at Age 93

    11/04/2013 10:54:38 AM PST · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    Comic Book Resources ^ | November 4, 2013 | Albert Ching
    Nick Cardy, a revered and influential comic book artist known best for his DC Comics work in the '50s, '60s and '70s, passed away Sunday at age 93, according to multiple industry reports... At DC Comics, Cardy worked on the first 43 issues of the original "Teen Titans" series as either a penciler or inker (or both), in a run lasting from 1966 to 1973. He also drew the first 39 issues of the initial "Aquaman" solo series, along with extensive cover illustrations on DC books including "Action Comics," "Batman" and "Justice League of America." Cardy wrote two issues of...
  • DC Cancels Appearance of Gospel Artist due to Views on Homosexuality. Who Will be Next?

    08/13/2013 2:38:43 PM PDT · by NYer · 33 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | August 12, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Homosexual activists and advocates often state that they merely want recognition and certain legal rights, and that churches and other objectors to their life style remain free to have their opinions and state them in a free culture. And any expressed fears regarding compulsory recognition or punitive measures directed against objectors are dismissed as fear mongering.Never mind that these fears are based in real experiences in Canada and Europe where clergy have been arrested and fined for presenting the biblical case against homosexuality in the pulpits of their own churches or the pages of their bulletins.In the end we who...
  • Artist turns humans into animals, fruit and landscapes in amazing paintings inspired by nature

    07/09/2013 4:57:14 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | July 5, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A fine body of work: Artist turns humans into animals, fruit and landscapes in amazing paintings inspired by nature The world's best bodypainter plays tricks with the mind with incredible body art in which his subjects disappear into their backgrounds. Visual wiz Johannes Stoetter has replaced canvas with the human body, transforming his living models into objects inspired by the natural world. Johannes, 35, spends up to five months painstakingly planning and perfecting each of his amazing creations.
  • IRS: $17k for artist to paint portraits of Michael Jordan, Bono

    06/04/2013 6:59:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/4/13 | Susan Ferrechio
    Hiring an artist to paint portraits of Bono and Michael Jordan is just one of the unique ways the Internal Revenue Service spent $49 million on employee conferences over a two year period, according to a just-disclosed audit report. Page 12 of the 63-page report, issued Tuesday, documents $135,000 to hire speakers for a $4.1 million conference in Anaheim, Calif. The speakers fees included $17,000 for an artist to “create a unique painting that reinforces his message of unlearning the rules, breaking the boundaries and freeing the thought process to find creative solutions to challenges.”
  • Can One Iraq Vet Stop Obamacare?

    04/29/2013 4:16:27 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 22 replies
    American Spectator ^ | April 29 2013 | David Catron
    In the lore of the ancient Romans, Horatius was a soldier who single-handedly fought off an invading army. The Etruscans had attacked in order to impose a despot on Rome and, by holding them back while his comrades destroyed the bridge that was the only practical route to the city, this single warrior saved the free republic. Obamacare is certainly the bridge via which the forces of despotism plan to “fundamentally transform” the United States, and a decorated Iraq veteran named Matt Sissel may be the Horatius who prevents them from crossing. This 32-year-old artist, businessman, and holder of the...
  • Obama Artist Paints Gun Owners as ‘Satan’

    03/31/2013 4:05:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | 3/30/13 | Tad Cronn
    Few things are more obnoxious than atheists lecturing Christians about what they think the Bible says or should say. One of those however would be an atheist artist lecturing Christians in service of his political master’s dogma. Shepard Fairey barely deserves the title of artist. He’s the hack who designed the Obama “Hope” poster that helped usher in the Age of Obama. Fairey received two years’ probation and a $25,000 fine for contempt of court in a lawsuit related to that poster, which he based on a copyrighted Associated Press photo. His body of work smacks of Soviet Union-style propaganda...
  • Joe Kubert Dies at 85; Influential Comic-Book

    08/13/2012 8:03:37 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 12 replies
    NY Times ^ | Published: August 13, 2012 | By MARGALIT FOX
    Joe Kubert, a titan among comic-book artists whose work stretched from the Golden Age of the superhero to the gritty realism of the graphic novel, died on Sunday in Morristown, N.J. He was 85. The cause was multiple myeloma, his son Adam said. Mr. Kubert, who first plied his trade as a teenager in the 1930s and continued drawing in the hospital during his final illness, was among the last of the generation of comic-book illustrators whose work helped define the genre in the years before World War II. “He’s the longest-lived continuously important contributor to the field,” Paul Levitz,...
  • Portrait of a Warrior

    07/31/2012 5:39:51 AM PDT · by Doogle · 11 replies
    Texas Country Reporter ^ | 07/03/2012 | Texas Country Reporter
    God given talent being used to mend broken hearts.
  • Anti-Obama Artist Strikes Again -Jon McNaughton, the artist who depicted Obama burning the

    06/22/2012 3:12:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 6/22/12 | Michael Hastings BuzzFeed Staff
    Popular conservative artist Jon McNaughton has released a new painting, the latest in his controversial series of anti-Obama artwork. The Empowered Man—which shows President Obama watching in horror as a thirty something white male, standing in front of the White House holds up the U.S. constitution in one hand and a wad of cash in the other—was released this week. “I wanted this painting to reflect the hope many Americans are having that we can steer our country back on track,” McNaughton emailed BuzzFeed. “I used real models and it took a couple of months to paint.” The Empowered Man...
  • Staten Island Tea Party honors artist Scott LoBaido

    04/16/2012 6:07:28 PM PDT · by batmast · 1 replies
    Staten Island Advance ^ | April 15, 2012 | Jillian Jorgensen
    Staten Island Tea Party honors artist Scott LoBaido Published: Sunday, April 15, 2012, 5:02 PM Updated: Sunday, April 15, 2012, 5:06 PM By Jillian Jorgensen STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The Staten Island Tea Party celebrated three years of influencing politics in the borough and beyond this afternoon, and honored artist Scott LoBaido with its Great Patriot Award. "Three years ago today we stood in the rain on New Dorp Lane," Staten Island Tea Party founder Frank Santarpia recalled. About 350 people showed up that day, he said. Now, the group has about 2,000 members on its mailing lists. While the...
  • The Obama Hope Artist Is Going To Jail?

    02/27/2012 10:52:32 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-27-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Artist Shepard Fairey, who created the iconic "Hope" campaign poster featuring then-Sen. Barack Obama for the 2008 presidential campaign, pleaded guilty in Manhattan Federal Court on Friday to one count of criminal contempt for destroying documents, manufacturing evidence and other misconduct.See the story here. I know it's not spelled the same way, but it looks like Mr. Fairey may get a chance to live out his name behind the slammer (that's a lot of innuendo for one sentence!). I whipped up a couple of parting gifts for him... This one is from me to liberals
  • Japanese artists capture and kill rats, turn them into Pikachus

    10/28/2011 7:33:02 AM PDT · by Will75 · 8 replies
    blastr ^ | Oct. 25, 2011 | Krystal Clark
    "Some Japanese fans have taken their love of the Pokémon character Pikachu too far. Members of a performance art collective called Chim Pom have re-created multiple, true-life versions of the character using (wait for it)—dead rats!"
  • A Hispanic Month Tribute to Moses Ezekiel

    10/04/2011 3:22:56 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 6 replies
    Huntington News ^ | October 3, 2011 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    Moses J. Ezekiel was born on October 28, 1844, in Richmond, Va. He was one of fourteen children born to Jacob and Catherine de Castro Ezekiel.
  • The Burning Season ( another thread about Burning Man )

    08/28/2011 11:25:35 AM PDT · by redreno · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 27, 2011 | By LAWRENCE DOWNES
    Burning Man, the arts festival and experimental community that blooms once a year for a week on a dry desert lakebed outside Gerlach, Nev., starts Monday.
  • WNC News & Notes: Scenes of Burning Man — without the dust

    08/28/2011 8:49:22 AM PDT · by redreno · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Nevada Appeal ^ | August 28, 2011 | Nevada Appeal Staff Report
    Northern Nevada will host one of the largest and most innovative art and cultural events in the nation this week, yet most local residents have never experienced the weeklong Burning Man Festival. Western Nevada College offers a fascinating glimpse into the Burning Man culture of self-expression and self-reliance through a photography exhibit that portrays the art, costumes and energy of the event. “The Culture of Burning Man,” showing through Oct. 15, is made possible by the Black Rock Arts Foundation, and is curated by local artist Maria Partridge.
  • Leadership Lessons From Burning Man

    08/26/2011 12:18:09 PM PDT · by redreno · 13 replies
    FastCompany ^ | Aug 25, 2011 | BY E.B. Boyd
    It’s easy to dismiss Burning Man as nothing more than a bizarre hippie love-fest that takes place deep in the Nevada desert every year the week before Labor Day. But doing so misses the fact that it’s an amazingly successful enterprise--and, as such, has a thing or two to teach about how to inspire creative people and create a great product. Since it first began 25 years ago, Burning Man has grown larger every year (if you ignore the slight dip in recession-scarred 2009). It’s grown so much that this year, for the first time ever, the organization had to...
  • Obama HOPE Artist Beaten Bloody in Copenhagen by Left-wing Radicals

    08/16/2011 9:05:53 AM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/16/11 | Jim Hoft
    Posted by Jim Hoft on Tuesday, August 16, 2011, 5:44 AM HOPE Obama HOPE artist Shepard Fairey was beaten bloody in Copenhagen by anarchists who told him to, “Go back to America.” The Guardian reported: When graffiti artist Shepard Fairey turned his talents to US politics, his reward was international acclaim and a letter of thanks from Barack Obama. When he employed a similar tactic in Denmark, however, the response proved altogether less edifying. Last weekend, Fairey – creator of the famous “Hope” poster that came to encapsulate Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign – was beaten up after the opening of...
  • Looking For A Graphics Artist

    08/05/2011 6:56:36 AM PDT · by Jemian · 8 replies
    Me | August 5, 2011 | Jemian
    A friend and I are starting up a grass-roots movement to replace House Speaker John Boehner with someone who has a spine to stand up to the RATS. We need someone who has some graphic arts abilities to help us. If you are interested please send me a FReepmail and I will respond to you this afternoon.
  • Burning Man tickets sell out for the first time

    07/26/2011 11:17:22 AM PDT · by redreno · 36 replies · 1+ views
    San Franciso Bay Guardian ^ | 07.25.11 - 10:52 am | Steven T. Jones
    For the first time in the event's 25-year history, tickets to Burning Man have sold out. With more than a month left to go before the gates to Black Rock City open at midnight on Aug. 28, burners have already started a mad scramble for spare tickets through various message boards and online networks.
  • Chinese artist sentenced to a year's re-education for performing live sex as part of his exhibition

    05/10/2011 9:50:32 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 9:06 PM on 10th May 2011 | By Oliver Pickup
    *57-year-old accused of 'creating a public disturbance' *Show caused 'public disorder and chaos' *Artist wished to beautify love-making, lawyer claims A Chinese artist has been ordered to serve a year's re-education after he performed live sex as part of an exhibition, Chinese sources report. Cheng Li was detained and sentenced after his lewd public show in Songzhuang in eastern Beijing - and will now endure 11 months labour for his prurient act. The 57-year-old's actions - which are akin to those you might see in an Amsterdam peep show - apparently led to 'public disorder and chaos' in the capital...
  • Paul Calle, Postage Stamp Designer, Is Dead at 82

    01/02/2011 5:01:37 PM PST · by Netizen · 18 replies
    Mill Pond Press ^ | Jan. 2, 2011 | Mill Pond Press
    Calle has designed more than 30 stamps in as many years. Among this noted artist’s many distinctions is the First Man on the Moon series of stamps that he designed which sold more than 150 billion. Other Calle stamps include those honoring Franklin D. Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jesse Owens, Helen Keller, Robert Frost, Douglas MacArthur, Pearl Buck and Frederic Remington, in addition to stamps depicting the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the International Year of the Child in 1979 and promoting causes such as volunteerism and encouraging early cancer detection. Calle also designed the U.S. Postal Service’s first twin stamp to commemorate...
  • NYC 'cross' walk

    12/20/2010 9:23:32 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies · 1+ views
    New York Post ^ | December 20, 2010 | AMBER SUTHERLAND
    More than 200 protesters hit Fifth Avenue yesterday with fire in their bellies over the Smithsonian's yanking of a controversial work by famed gay artist David Wojnarowicz. The chanting demonstrators clogged the avenue between 81st and 82nd streets to demand that the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, restore the Wojnarowicz piece, a video called "A Fire in My Belly," which showed ants crawling over a crucified Jesus, angering Christian groups.
  • Artist hosts Tea Party in Delhi, plans to sue US tea parties

    12/07/2010 5:20:58 PM PST · by domeika · 15 replies
    Press Trust of India ^ | 12/7/2010 | Annie Samson
    --snip-- "The Tea Party for me is a nonprofit, contemporary art project, it is a social sculpture that is community based and works with a lot of different artists. Since I am interested in the human meeting rituals the WTP serves a sense of coming together for shared exchanges of ideas and experiences," says the artist who expresses his dissatisfaction with the current Tea Party movement in the US. "The WTP sees the commonalities of cultures and communities rather than their differences. The current Tea Party movement in America is very right wing and is trying to promote white picket...
  • Muslim artist sparks outrage with angelic tribute to 7/7 suicide bombers

    11/26/2010 12:05:44 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Daily Mail [UK] ^ | 11/26/10 | Staff
    A Muslim artist has sparked outrage with his depiction of the ripped-apart bus destroyed in the 7/7 terror attacks. The artwork shows four angels flying above the bombed bus - the same number of Al Qaeda terrorists who took part in the atrocity which left 52 commuters dead and maimed hundreds more on London's transport network. Also seen are scores of ghostly souls shooting from the number 30 bus, which was travelling through Tavistock Square when it was devastated by suicide bomber Hasib Hussain. Sickeningly, the £3,500 artwork, called Age of Shiva, is on display just one mile from where...
  • Obama’s ‘Hope Poster’ Artist, Says It’s Hopeless

    09/25/2010 5:15:37 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 34 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-25-10 | Skookum
    Shepard Fairey, the artist who created the image of Obama that became an icon of Obama forces during the 2008 campaign, admits that Obama isn't the great vehicle of Change and Hope they were counting on: he says he understands why so many people have lost faith in the false messiah, his own disappointment is a common feeling that has affected many Democrats who had placed great expectations in the Obama. Fairey explained the poster was a single image that was meant to convey the issues that he considered important health care, helping labor, and curtailing lobbyists. The lobbyists'...
  • Hispanic Month Tribute to Moses Ezekiel

    09/17/2010 4:51:21 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 8 replies
    Huntington News ^ | September 17, 2010 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    Moses J. Ezekiel was born on October 28, 1844, in Richmond, Va
  • Woodstock Unite! If You're A Artist You Can Quit Work & The Rest Of Us Will Pay For Your Healthcare

    05/15/2010 8:30:50 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 13 replies · 551+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-15-10 | Curt
    Here is Nancy Pelosi a few months ago telling a group of musicians and artists that because of ObamaCare they can now leech off of the rest of us saps who have to work for a living: [VIDEO AT SITE] We see it as an entrepreneurial bill, a bill that says to someone, if you want to be creative and be a musician or whatever, you can leave your work, focus on your talent, your skill, your passion, your aspirations because you will have health care. I'm thinking a lot of doctors will want to escape the grind and become...
  • Video: Swedish artist who drew Mohammed as a dog attacked at lecture

    05/11/2010 1:30:20 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 28 replies · 1,256+ views
    HotAir ^ | May 11, 2010 | Allahpundit
    Via Michael Moynihan at Reason. Remember Lars Vilks? A few years ago he decided to draw Mohammed as a pooch and has been dodging killers ever since, from garden variety Islamist nuts like “Jihad Jane” all the way up to the leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq. Funny thing, though: Not only wasn’t he intimidated, he practically dared the mujahedeen to come and get him, letting CNN cameras film his home and even booby-trapping the place in case the soldiers of Allah paid him an unexpected visit. Quote: Vilks has faced numerous death threats over the controversial cartoon, but said...
  • Face of Defense: Guardsman Paints to Document Deployment

    04/07/2010 5:04:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 276+ views
    Face of Defense ^ | Sgt. Michael L. Owens, La. USANG
    NEW ORLEANS, April 7, 2010 – Between weekend drills, overseas deployments, the work in communities during peacekeeping and natural disaster missions, full-time jobs and school, National Guardsmen often find themselves too busy making a difference to find time for their hobbies. Army 1st Lt. Heather S. Englehart of the Louisiana National Guard paints a scene from her military experiences at her home in New Orleans, March 31, 2010. Courtesy photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. One soldier has found a way to combine the two. For 31-year-old Army 1st Lt. Heather S. Englehart of the Louisiana National Guard, her...
  • Space Artist Robert McCall Passes Away

    03/02/2010 4:31:59 AM PST · by jmcenanly · 8 replies · 512+ views
    The National Space Society is greatly saddened by the news that renowned space artist and long time advocate for human space exploration and settlement, Robert McCall, passed away February 26 at Scottsdale Memorial Hospital Osborne in his home town of Scottsdale, Arizona. He was 90 years old.
  • The top ten male solo artists EVER

    02/05/2010 7:55:13 AM PST · by Jakarta ex-pat · 291 replies · 3,359+ views
    5/02/10 | Phil.K
    OK. So which male artists NOT associated with duo, group etc would make your top 10. Here's mine..in no particular order..Non opera please!
  • Man Tries To Kill Controversial Cartoonist (ROP Strikes Again!!!!)

    01/01/2010 6:36:25 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 19 replies · 968+ views
    news.sky.com ^ | 1/1/2010 | Staff
    Danish police say they have shot an al Qaeda-linked man armed with an axe who broke into the home of a controversial cartoonist. Police say the 28-year-old Somali man was trying to kill Kurt Westergaard, who triggered worldwide protests after drawing cartoons of Islam's Prophet Mohammed. The intruder was linked to Somali terror organisation al Shabaab and al Qaeda leaders in east Africa, police said. The intruder was shot twice and is being held in custody. Lotte Mejlhede, of TV2, told Sky News Mr Westergaard, 74, fled to a safe room at his Aarhus home after spotting the would-be attacker.
  • Somali charged with attempted murder in Denmark (attack on Mohammed cartoonist Kurt Westergaard)

    01/02/2010 5:42:12 AM PST · by SonOfDarkSkies · 31 replies · 1,052+ views
    breitbart.com/AP ^ | 1/2/2010 | JAN M. OLSEN
    Danish authorities say a Somali man has been charged with two counts of attempted murder for an attack on an artist whose cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad ignited riots and outrage across the Muslim world. Jakob Scharf, head of Denmark's intelligence agency, said the 28-year-old Somali man with ties to al-Qaida broke into Kurt Westergaard's home in Aarhus on Friday night. The 75-year-old artist pressed an alarm and fled with his 5-year-old granddaughter to a special safe room. Police say they then shot the attacker in the hand and knee when he threatened them. The suspect was charged at a...
  • Artist with dainty models made using glue, a scalpel, and one sheet of paper (amazing photos)

    12/28/2009 7:49:27 PM PST · by rawhide · 12 replies · 1,740+ views
    DailyMailUK ^ | 24th December 2009 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Artist Peter Callesen proves he is a cut above the rest with these dainty models made using glue, a scalpel - and just one sheet of A4 paper. Peter, 41, cuts intricate patterns from a white sheet of paper and uses the cutout to fold breathtaking designs such as skeletons, insects and buildings. The precision work transforms a piece of paper worth only a few pence into a piece of art that sells for £2,800. Each model takes up to two weeks to sketch, cut and fold. If Peter makes a wrong cut or realises he is unable to achieve...
  • Seattle Police Officer Killed

    11/01/2009 3:05:29 AM PST · by ArmstedFragg · 67 replies · 3,444+ views
    KOMO TV ^ | 11/1/2009 | KOMO Staff
    A Seattle police officer was shot to death and another officer was wounded late Saturday night while conducting a traffic stop in the city's Central District neighborhood. The officer who died was a veteran of the department, and the woman who was wounded is a student officer in training, Assistant Chief Jim Pugel said
  • Joseph Jackson

    10/01/2009 3:04:55 PM PDT · by niftyrosa1 · 84 replies · 2,822+ views
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  • 100 Extraordinary Examples of Paper Art[Warning-Heavy Graphics]

    05/31/2009 1:09:21 AM PDT · by BGHater · 25 replies · 3,466+ views
    Webdesigner Depot ^ | 26 May 2009 | Webdesigner Depot
    Paper art can be traced back to Japan, where it originated over a thousand years ago. From complex paper cutting to book carving, this is an ever expanding area of design that is hardly talked about. These intricate paper designs grace museums and exhibitions throughout the world and is becoming yet another exciting medium of expression for many designers. Some of the artists featured here use simple materials, such as A4 printing paper, while others resort to unexpected materials, such as actual books, as their prime materials. In this article, we’ll take a look at 13 remarkable artists and showcase...
  • Off the wall: The astonishing 3D murals painted on the sides of buildings

    05/26/2009 4:54:22 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 7 replies · 1,197+ views
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 26, 2009
    These are pretty amazing.
  • Art School Proposes 'Draw The Prophet' Contest

    02/13/2009 8:09:09 AM PST · by SvenWaring · 12 replies · 431+ views
    DotPenn ^ | Sven Waring
    Draw The Prophet: A Rewarding Career Awaits You... In Hell!The Centre Academy for Arts, Music, Literature and Satire (CAAMLS) announced today that it's creating a "Draw The Prophet" contest.Contestants will be asked to draw a likeness of the prophet Muhammad and submit it for review. The winner will receive entry into the prestigious art school, as well as body armor and round-the-clock bodyguard protection. Pablo Survivale, dean of the school, said the contest allows average people with above-average inflammatory talent the chance to not only express those talents, but pursue their passions and perhaps become a freedom of speech darling--and...
  • Street Artist, Famous For Obama Poster, Arrested

    02/07/2009 5:57:33 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 37 replies · 1,251+ views
    cbs2 ^ | Feb 7, 2009 3:18 pm US/Pacific
    A street artist famous for his red, white and blue "Hope" posters of President Obama has been arrested on warrants accusing him of tagging property with graffiti, police said Saturday. Shepard Fairey was arrested Friday night on his way to the Institute of Contemporary Art for a kickoff event for his first solo exhibition, called "Supply and Demand." Two warrants were issued for Fairey on Jan. 24 after police determined he'd tagged property in two locations with graffiti based on the Andre the Giant street art campaign from his early career, Officer James Kenneally said. One of the locations was...
  • Hate Crime Victim Overcomes Beating and Loss of Vision

    12/16/2008 8:40:47 PM PST · by Utah Binger · 34 replies · 1,585+ views
    Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts ^ | December 16, 2008 | Mary Dickson
    Mark Bangerter: Finding His Vision after Tragedy By Mary Dickson, Salt Lake City, Utah In a case of mistaken identity, a stranger, consumed by an irrational hatred, found his target on an April evening in 1998 in a Boise, Idaho club. Mark Bangerter – an artist on his way to becoming one of America’s finest modern painters -- hugged a friend goodbye as he left the Boise club. It was a simple gesture of friendship that enraged the stranger. A decade after the attack and a series of reconstructive surgeries, Bangerter is finding his artistic voice again with a series...
  • NYC Museum Exhibit 'Pokes Fun' at Palin (Where is the Secret Service?!?)

    10/23/2008 6:54:09 AM PDT · by Mr. Jazzy · 18 replies · 19,537+ views
    Newsradio 1290 WJNO website, Redstate.com ^ | October 7,2008 | Paul Westcott
    Here's the catch: People can join the 'photo-op' by donning a vest and gun. The artist admits in the video link that many of the visitors shoot Sarah Palin. But that's okay. She's just a she, not the first black man to run for President. That makes it all okay.
  • Artist beats ticket for 'driving' pedal car

    04/28/2008 4:37:28 AM PDT · by Renfield · 1 replies · 74+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | 4-04-08 | Robyn Doolittle
    Spectators giggle as prosecutor points out dangers of operating fake BuickThe prosecutor's case began to unravel when he turned his attack to the tea light-candle headlights. Up until that point, Daniel Lerner had argued that the car in question was unsafe because of its dangerous braking system. Granted, classifying the hollowed-out Buick a car is a bit of a stretch. It's actually a piece of art made to look like a car by Montreal artist Michel de Broin. More than anything, it's a four-seater bicycle, propelled entirely by pedalling. At top speed, the Buick can hit 15 km/h. It has...
  • America Supports You: Artist Gives Music, Time to Troops

    12/12/2007 4:36:37 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 91+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Fred W. Baker III
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2007 – Johnny Ondrasik turns 8 years old this Christmas Eve, but he isn’t asking for any presents on his birthday -- at least not for himself. John Ondrasik, a singer-songwriter who performs under the stage name Five for Fighting, has spearheaded a special CD for the nation’s servicemembers. The CD features 13 of today’s top artists and songs. He was in Washington, D.C., this week singing on Capitol Hill and promoting the CD. Photo by Fred W. Baker III  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “Daddy, can I have my friends donate money … for...
  • OCAD suspends creator of ROM bomb art

    12/01/2007 8:18:42 AM PST · by 3AngelaD · 5 replies · 207+ views
    National Post {Canada} ^ | November 30, 2007 | Natalie Alcoba,
    TORONTO -- Condemnation, and applause, for Thorarinn Jonsson's fake bomb art project continued to mount Friday, as the student was released from jail on $33,000 bail. The Ontario College of Art and Design student turned himself in to police Thursday night and was charged with common nuisance and mischief that interferes with property after a device, which was made to look like a pipe bomb, was left in a bag at the Royal Ontario Museum on Wednesday. The museum had to be evacuated and a major fundraiser for AIDS research canceled, as police investigated the suspicious package, that turned out...
  • Artist implants 'third ear' on his own arm

    10/11/2007 8:40:31 AM PDT · by rfp1234 · 34 replies · 500+ views
    Daily Mail via Drudge ^ | 11th October 2007 | Daily Mail
    Performance artists are known for pushing the bounderies, but one Australian has astonished his contemporaries by having a third ear implanted onto his arm. The Cypriot-born eccentric Stelios Arcadious spent 10 years searching for a surgeon willing to perform the controversial operation.
  • In Memorium: Mike Wieringo, 1963-2007

    08/21/2007 6:23:25 PM PDT · by Stonewall Jackson · 1 replies · 266+ views
    Marvel Pulse #98 ^ | Aug. 16, 2007 | Joe Quesada
    In Memorium: Mike Wieringo, 1963-2007 Posted: 2007-08-16 Updated: 2007-08-21 10:23:49 Ringo! From the bouncy signature to the remarkable art that it brands, the world lost one of the greats this week, and what is truly a loss for all of us is that we lost him way too early. On Sunday, August 12, Mike Wieringo passed away in his home in North Carolina, the victim of heart failure at the ridiculously young age of 44. As one would expect, so much has been said about Mike over these last few days. Yes, he was an amazing guy, a fantastic artist...
  • World mourns 'a genius of our time'

    07/31/2007 3:59:31 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 9 replies · 568+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 07/31/2007 | AFP/The Local
    Tributes have been pouring in for Ingmar Bergman, one of the most influential film directors of the 20th century, who died on Monday at his home on the Swedish island of Fårö. He was 89. Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt hailed Bergman as "one of the great dramatists in this world," and French President Nicolas Sarkozy paid tribute to "one of the geniuses of our time." "The dream ended, the music went quiet that night on the island of Fårö, where Ingmar Bergman died," Sarkozy said. "France, a land of the cultural exception that was dear to Ingmar Bergman, honours...