Posts tagged: Art

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Japanese influences and education

Guest post by Kevin Nute, University of Oregon To mark Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday on June 8, many will pay tribute to the architect’s unique gifts and contributions to …..

Lost Rossetti Portrait For Sale

A drawing by Pre-Raphaelite painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti that was lost for 150 years is going up for auction.

David Hockney on the iPad

English artist David Hockney has a show in Los Angeles called The Arrival of Spring. Drawings he did on an iPad.

Edvard Munch Biography: New!

Did today’s date — 12/12/12 — make you want to scream? That’s because it’s Edvard Munch’s 149th birthday!

Bob Dylan v. Andy Warhol

 Maybe you’ve seen the Bob Dylan “screen test” film by Andy Warhol. If not, Who2 will save you the trouble. We’ll also try to find out if Bob Dylan hated Andy Warhol.

Rothko Vandal Says “I’m Not a Vandal”

 Sunday afternoon at the Tate Modern Gallery, Vlad Umanets defaced a painting by Mark Rothko. He told the press, “I’m not seeking attention.”

Frida Kahlo’s Dresses Go On Display

 Mexican artist Frida Kahlo was a fashion heroine in the 1930s. In November hundreds of her dresses will go on display for the first time.

Chief Joseph’s Super-Expensive Poncho

 At this week’s Coeur d’Alene Art Auction in Reno, Nevada, a “war shirt” that once belonged to Chief Joseph was one of the top-dollar items.

Art Beast Pablo Picasso, The Video

 A 1929 oil painting by Pablo Picasso was defaced in Houston. The act was captured on video, of course!

Salvador Dali Painting Swiped in New York

 A man walked into a New York art gallery with a shopping bag and walked out with a 1949 Salvador Dali painting. See the man, and watch an old clip of Dali on What’s My Line?

Roy Lichtenstein in Chicago

There’s a new exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago of works by Roy Lichtenstein. See some videos of what’s going on.

Another Crazy Expensive Painting

A new record was set for a painting sold at auction. The old record was $106.5 million for Picasso’s Eats Chutes and Leaves Nude, Green Leaves and Bust. The new record is $119,922,500.

Jackson Pollock Would Be 100

 Jackson Pollock would have been 100 years old this year, had he not drunkenly flipped his Oldsmobile and died in 1956.

Shepard Fairey Off to Jail?

 Shepard Fairey is guilty of contempt of court. Prosecutors are pushing for jail time. He’ll be sentenced in July.

Kyle Lambert’s Toy Shining

Artist Kyle Lambert’s iPad paintings that mash up The Shining with Toy Story are again making the rounds.

Renaissance Art With a Stapler

Artist Baptiste Debombourg created these giant “paintings” by putting staples in a wall. About half a million of them. 

The World’s Most Expensive Painting

The world’s most expensive painting is The Card Players, by Paul Cézanne. It sold in late 2011 for an estimated $250 million.

Hanksy Pranks Banksy

 Banksy is the mysterious graffiti artist who went international with the 2010 movie Exit Through the Gift Shop. The movie was a prankster’s prank. And now Banksy’s being pranked by Hanksy.

Happy Birthday, Georgia O’Keeffe!

It would have been Georgia O’Keeffe’s birthday today. She was born 124 years ago in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. In her honor I’ve drawn a cartoon — with a little of the southwestern flavor that made her famous.

Christo Does Colorado

French artist Christo has been given the go-ahead to put six miles of fabric across Colorado’s Arkansas River. Sounds crazy, right? But maybe not.

Kate Moss Statue Sells for $900,000

 Yeah, almost a million dollars for a foot-high statue of a famously skinny model. Must be some statue, right?

Rubik’s Cubes in Everyday Life

 Today I saw an example of another use for the toy cube created by Hungarian inventor Erno Rubik.  This time it was a chest of drawers, one of the more clever variations, as you can see by some of the other Rubik-inspired creations out there. 

Happy Birthday, Alexander Calder

Below is the Google tribute to Alexander Calder, who was born on July 22, 1898 in Lawnton, Pennsylvania:

“Sandy” Calder began his career as a sculptor when he was four years old. He had a little help — his father and his father’s father were both sculptors. And they were both named Alexander, too.

A New Caravaggio Means More Caravaggiomania

A rediscovered painting thought to be by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio is being exhibited for the first time as part of the show “Caravaggio and His Followers in Rome.” The painting is currently on exhibit at the National Gallery of Canada.

The Secret Artworks of Beryl Bainbridge

It is not a puzzle why they have been overlooked until now; Bainbridge dismissed them herself. If anyone admired a painting, “she’d pull a face and say, ‘Oh, darling, don’t be silly'”.

Happy Birthday, Vincent Van Gogh

Today is the birthday of painter Vincent Van Gogh. Born in 1853, he would have been 158 years old if he hadn’t shot himself and died when he was 37.

David Lynch’s Hair

Thanks to HTMLGIANT.com for this display the hairdos of filmmaker/artist David Lynch, compared to famous paintings:

Andy Warhol Exhibition, Andy Warhol Interview

Tomorrow the Indiana University Art Museum is opening an exhibit of more than 150 photographs by pop artist Andy Warhol.
The photos come from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Not to be confused with the Warhol museum.

Shepard Fairey Draws a Crowd

Shepard Fairey has a new exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati. Called “Supply and Demand,” it runs through August 22nd and shows about 250 of his works.