Category Archives: Art

Banksy’s Self-Destructing Painting

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

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Projection Napping

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.

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Instant Art Career

An interactive installation with a sophisticated painting machine which turns anyone into a successful artist. For more details about the project, click HERE.

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Street artist Retna paints for

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 about his gang-inspired beginnings, his need to be unhappy and the job that he is here to do.

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Peeta’s Sculptures

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.

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Kiri-e : The Japanese Art Of Paper Cutting

Kiri-e the Japanese art of paper cutting.
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Brazilian Artist Makes Art With Marijuana Smoke

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

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No One Can Save Us Now

Melting Superman statue at the Singapore Art Museum, created by Mojoko and Eric Foenander as part of the exhibition The Singapore Show: Future Proof.

- via My Modern Met

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Made in China

Made in China is a recent piece by artist Joe Black depicting a portrait of Chinese soldier by photographer Robert Capa that appeared on the cover of LIFE magazine in 1938.


CRANIUM. About Life & Death

De la craniile de pe pietre de morminte sau sticlute de otrava; sarmanul Yorrick; Ziua Mortilor din Mexic; Memento Mori sau Vanitas din pictura Renascentista si Baroca; Totenkopf; tatuajele de bikeri; Jolly Roger; Goth, Punk, Death Metal; Dansele Macabre din Evul Mediu; serigrafiile lui Andy Warhol; craniul anamorfic al lui Hans Holbein; celebrul craniu al lui Damien Hirst; Skeletor, Red Skull, Ghost Rider – Craniul – indiferent daca reprezinta Moartea, Raul, Vanitatea existentei, sau dimpotriva, Viata – a exercitat intodeauna o puternica atractie vizuala asupra artistilor din toate timpurile.

Artisti :
Aitch / Adrian Moise / Alan Dalla / Alex Baciu / Andrei Robu / Bogdan Rata / Cristian Prandea / Cristian Raduta / Dreamrec / Eldercut / Emanuel Borcescu / Florin B. Tomescu / George Rosu / Homeboy / Irlo / Kitra / Lea Rasovszky / Marius Purice / Matei Branea / Mihai Zgondoiu / Mimi Ciora / Mircea Pop / Mircea Popescu / Noper / Paul Hitter / PisicaPatrata / Radu Oreian / Saddo / Simona Vilau / Sinboy / Suzana Dan / Tara von Neudorf / Tucske

Vernisaj 10 Februarie, ora 19:00 @ Vatra Collective, Jean-Luis Calderon 44, Bucuresti.
Expozitia este deschisa intre 10-29 februarie. Event Facebook, AICI.

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