Category Archives: Art
Iris Scott makes each of her paintings — some of which are 8 feet tall — without using any brushes. All she uses are her fingertips and a pair of gloves. Some of her paintings can sell for over $40,000. She showed us what it takes to be a professional finger painter, and we learned why her artwork can sell for so much.
- via Insider
In a moment that caught the art world by surprise, Banksy’s Girl with Balloon self-destructed just as the final hammer signaled the end of an evening of auctions in London. The work sold for £1,042,000 ($1.4 million), tying the artist’s record in pounds at auction previously achieved in 2008.
The framed work, spray paint and acrylic on canvas, mounted on board depicted a girl reaching out toward a bright red, heart shaped balloon – one of Banksy’s most iconic images – began to pass through a shredder hidden in the frame.
- via Sotheby’s
Dawn Of Man catches a quick snooze in the city that never sleeps.
Part of an ongoing series of site-specific video installation work, utilizing the latest in projection napping technology.
These massive nappers were projected throughout NYC over the course of several weeks, occurring unannounced, and each lasting only for a few hours. An unsuspecting audience usually emerges at each location, often sparked with intrigue, sometimes enlightenment, and always a whole lot of questions.
Projection Napping is ongoing, and will most likely be continuing to doze off from time to time, throughout NYC and beyond.
An interactive installation with a sophisticated painting machine which turns anyone into a successful artist. For more details about the project, click HERE.
“This LA-based street artist is currently on the road with his latest exhibition, the “Halleluja World Tour”. Despite hints of Asian calligraphy, Incan and Egyptian hieroglyphics, Hebrew and Arabic script in his work, Retna likens himself more to a typographer rather than inventor of a new language. He talks to Crane.tv about his gang-inspired beginnings, his need to be unhappy and the job that he is here to do.“
PEETA also known as Manuel Di Rita, is a graffiti artist since 1993 currently living in Venice. He is a member of the EAD crew (Padova, Italy), FX and RWK crews (New York City) and has participated in graffiti jams and Meeting of Styles events in Europe and the Americas. His work explores the potential of sculptural lettering, both in painting and in sculpture.
Kiri-e the Japanese art of paper cutting.
A Brazilian painter is making an art out of smoking pot.
At his studio in Rio de Janeiro on Monday, Fernando de la Rocque (pronounced hockey) took a deep drag on a marijuana joint and blew onto a stencil overlaying paper. After several puffs an image began to appear – a golden-hued version of “Ecstasy of Saint Teresa” by Italian sculptor Giovanni Lorenzo.
Smoking marijuana is illegal in Brazil, but some of Rocque’s pot-stained prints are selling for $2,500 each. A show featuring the work opened last week at an alternative gallery in Rio’s stylish Ipanema neighborhood.
The 32-year-old Rocque says he stumbled on his toking technique in 2009.
It takes him a week to do a single print — blowing about five joints of smoke onto a paper daily.
- via Barto
- via My Modern Met