Now Peter Max's associates are trading lurid allegations of kidnapping, hired goons, attempted murder by Brazil nut and art fraud on the high seas.
HIV, Ebola, and Zika are ugly, nasty viruses. David Goodsell makes them look beautiful, even alluring. And the unusual precision of his depictions is driven by science—some of it his own research.
Wednesday, Apr 24th 2019 (12:00am)
These tire alligators were on display at a cultural fair in Sweden. They were made by Swedish artist Eric Langert. The sculptures are named "Krokodilen" - Swedish for crocodile. But judging from the roundness of the snout, I'd say these are alligators.
The passion, pleasure and pain of love has always inspired the arts. From ancient cave paintings to modern rom-coms, this most powerful emotion has been the inspiration for entertaining viewing, touching music, tragic storytelling and visual works of great beauty throughout the ages.
Tuesday, Apr 2nd 2019 (12:00am)
The 32-foot sculpture of a seemingly bloodthirsty bronco is the work of artist Luis Jimenez. Commissioned as public art for the airport and installed in 2008, the horse represents the wild spirit of the old American west. It has also come to represent death, destruction, and deluded debates.
Thursday, Mar 7th 2019 (12:00am) | Thanks: heinzeketchum
In an apparent declaration of moose war, a Norwegian town's deputy mayor says her town will do whatever is necessary to prevent Moose Jaw, Sask. from reclaiming the title of having the world's largest moose sculpture.
Jim Bachor makes street art - quite literally. For the last few years the 52-year-old has been making art out of the blight on our roads. Inspired to make mosaics after a trip to Italy in the late 90s, Bachor has become "the pothole guy", decorating holes in streets with colorful designs ranging from chickens to Aretha Franklin's face.
Namibian artist Max Siedentopf has set up a sound installation in the coastal Namib Desert to play on loop, in tribute to the soft rock classic. Mr Siedentopf tells the BBC it is set to play forever, with solar batteries "to keep Toto going for all eternity".
Jigsaw puzzle companies tend to use the same cut patterns for multiple puzzles. This makes the pieces interchangeable, and I sometimes find that I can combine portions from two or more puzzles to make a surreal picture that the publisher never imagined. I take great pleasure in "discovering" such bizarre images lying latent, sometimes for decades, within the pieces of ordinary mass-produced puzzles.
Monday, Nov 19th 2018 (12:00am) | Thanks: nag
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Josh Usmani is a 33-year-old artist, writer, instructor and curator. Perhaps best known for his ongoing Funny Money series of art on real currency from around the world, Josh’s work explores the value of creative expression.
Thursday, Sep 27th 2018 (12:00am) | Thanks: arothman
The Japanese Masayoshi Matsumoto produces a very different and creative art. He creates amazing animals balloons, and does not use anything but balloons to it - even tapes or markers.
Thanks to its beautiful work, he is known as a true "master" of balloon sculptures, managing to do from the simplest animals to those requiring more skill, like butterflies, fish and dinosaurs.
The result is simply perfect!
Saturday, Sep 15th 2018 (12:00am)
In 2014, "feltist" Lucy Sparrow opened the doors to the Cornershop, a playful pop-up "store" in London. Though seemingly stocked with familiar groceries, the Cornership was not your typical supermarket; everything, from the potato chips to the pricing gun, was made of soft and squishy felt. While the Cornershop has long since closed, Sparrow Mart, a similar site, has made its way to sunny southern California.
Monday, Aug 20th 2018 (12:01am)
Artist Jorge Garza aka QETZA creates absolutely amazing, stunningly detailed Aztec inspired illustrations that appear in sketches, comics, on t-shirts, hoodies and stickers; in black and white and in vivid color.
All statues are a little unsettling to begin with, with the way their cold, soulless eyes reflect your inner desolation. Or maybe that's just me. But these statues of the presidents are some of the strangest I've ever come across.
It's common to see smiley faces or "wash me" scrawled on a dirty car window. You wouldn't expect to see a gorgeous painting. But that's what this artist likes to do. Watch him create incredible artwork using nothing more than dust.
Friday, Jun 15th 2018 (12:00am)
His quest to receive proper compensation illuminates the struggle for artists’ rights, and how decades-old grievances become coded into rock and roll mythology.
A 26-foot high (8m) sculpture made out of knives and intended as a tribute to victims of knife crime is nearing completion. The 100,000 weapons forming the Knife Angel have either been confiscated or surrendered to police.
Knitting is a popular pastime in Finland. But Finnish artist Liisa Hietanen takes it to a whole new level with her knitted and crocheted sculptures of real-life people.
(nsfw'd for knipple)
Artist Adam Hillman has created a wonderful collection of images that feature everyday household objects and foods arranged together to make all sorts of geometric shapes and patterns.
Prints of his work are available to purchase from Society6.
Friday, Mar 2nd 2018 (12:52am)
Dante's Peak (1997)
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