Posts tagged art
Posts tagged art
And sometimes when people ask for commissions it turns into raptors going over the Niagara Falls in a barrel. WELP.
A few days ago I heard noises outside that sounded like the raptors from Jurassic Park. I mentioned this in chat, and one guy said: “WELP TIME TO COMMISSION ART OF A RAPTOR RIDING A BARREL OVER NIAGARA FALLS”…
…so I did. :D
This is literally the best thing.
As that one guy on the internet, I’m delighted that this came to be, and doubly delighted that I didn’t have to pay anything for it to.
While in San Francisco back in February, I found this piece of art in a weird place: several stories up on the side of a parking garage (links to Google Street View).
The San Francisco Arts Commission wrote it up back in 2002:
Artist Dustin Shuler, who calls himself an “urban hunter of cars” has restored his 1985 public art work “Spider Pelt,” a mounted sculpture of a “skinned” red fiat spider. The Moscone Parking Garage exterior wall faces toward Folsom on Third Street near Howard.
Pretty cool? I thought it was pretty cool.
The photo accompanying this post was taken by Joey Rozier, and you can view it larger on Flickr.
Adam Schickling created this rockin’ concept poster of what the original cast members of Star Wars might look like reprising their roles.
Completely unofficial obviously but something along these lines could be kinda sweet?
Recess Art exhibition info:
On January 7, 2013, Rutherford Chang will begin work on We Buy White Albums, as part of Recess’ signature program, Session. Session invites artists to use Recess’ public space as studio, exhibition venue, and grounds for experimaentation. Pursuing an interest in exhaustive cataloguing, Chang has collected over 650 first-pressings of the Beatles’ White Album. He considers the serialized first-press, an edition running in excess of 3 million, to be the ultimate collector’s item, and aims to amass as many copies as possible. Over the course of his Session, Chang will create an archive, listening library, and anti-store to house and grow his collection of the Beatles’ iconic record.
There’s a video tour of the installation on Vimeo that unfortunately doesn’t have embedding enabled, so all I can do is link to it.
A replica of Michelangelo’s Renaissance sculpture David that was erected suddenly last summer is unnerving residents of a Japanese town, with some calling for the naked masterpiece to be given underpants.
Okuizumo town in western Shimane prefecture received five-metre (16-foot) replicas of David and of Greek treasure the Venus de Milo, as donations from a businessman who hails from the area.
The statues were put up in a large public park that also includes a full-size running track, a baseball stadium, tennis courts, a mountain bike course and a play area with apparatus for children.
So two things about this story. #1, the obvious: hahaha those wacky people in Japan want to put pants on David, how silly what sillies they are
More importantly, this rich guy who isn’t even named in the story apparently purchased multiple replicas of David and just dropped them off in a park without telling anyone. Who even does that?
Polish prosecutors are investigating a Swedish artist’s claim that he used the ashes of Holocaust victims to make a painting, an act that could carry a prison term.
Spokeswoman Beata Syk-Jankowska said Tuesday that prosecutors in the eastern city of Lublin have opened an investigation to check whether there is truth to the artist’s claim. She said there is no evidence and prosecutors are acting on media reports.
This could be a completely false publicity stunt. Of course, it could be a true publicity stunt. :(
Mille Bornes is an excellent card game, a favorite of both mine and Colin’s. It was originally released in 1954, and like all board and card games, it’s had several art redesigns over the years. Codex 99 has a post showing off some of the different card and box art, and you all should check it out because it’s pretty delightful.
The card selections above are from the 1960 “edition spécial” deck by an unknown artist. I can’t take my eyes off the accident card in the middle.
Here’s a time lapse video of Katsuya Terada drawing a mural for Songs of Anagura, which is some sort of arty, sciency, exhibity thing at the Miraikan museum in Japan. I’m not really sure what the deal with this thing is and whether it’s actually in the exhibit, but all that really matters is that Katsuya Terada rules a heck of a lot. I recommend checking the video out in the highest resolution so you can see all the details.
You should probably go check out his Tumblr too.
As part of his newest exhibit at the Palais de Tokyo, French artist Fabrice Hyber sculpted a massive cubic meter of red lipstick sitting atop a cold cement slab. The sculpture, entitled “1M3 de beauté” is part of a larger exhibition called “Matières Premières” (raw materials) showing through the holidays.
So, uh, yeah. A cubic meter of lipstick.