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So-Called "Artist" Laura Lima Is One Sick Puppy BY URI DOWBENKO  
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7/9/16 Posted 7/9/16

(JULY 2016) MIAMI INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART (sic sic sic) -- So when is "art" not art? When it's a cynical publicity stunt masquerading as "art." Take for example Laura Lima, who claims to be a performance artist. However she didn’t want to stick a cord up her vagina for her "art" – so she hired some Craigslist slave-labor girls to do it for her. However -- they didn’t think it was cool at all… and they publicly said so This was first reported by the Miami... [more]

My Favorite Sculptures at Legambiente Bologna & Emilia Romagna, Italy  
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7/9/16 Posted 7/17/16

Italian City Bologna itself is like an open museum, full of sculptures and monuments of distinction. I was quite impressed by several groups of sculptures around Legambiente Bologna & Emilia Romagna, an old city portal and the surrounding park. The two mirroring bronze relief sculptures at the base of the gate impressed with their incredible beautiful lines and their economic way of presenting something deeply disturbing and touching. Inside the park, there were some marble high reliefs and on... [more]

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7/8/16 Posted 7/8/16

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wanted SHIT52 the dog  
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7/7/16 Posted 7/7/16

I would like to use this blog to track down a lost art item. In April I did ship a statue in a crate to Tokyo, Japan, I would like to find out its actual whereabouts and status. Maybe posting this wanted poster will help me out. Thank you for your attention and assistance The SHIT# WORLD TOUR 2016 I would like to invite you to one of my adventures. In April 2016 I started with the SHIT# World Tour. It gave me an opportunity to give more inside in my projects. I did send 6 crates... [more]

Antique American Folk Art in Place IN SITU by Jim Linderman  
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7/7/16 Posted 7/7/16

American Folk Art in Place In Situ brings together over 250 pages of original vintage photographs of folk art environments, vernacular architecture and early outsider artists at work from the collection of Jim Linderman. Available in Paperback or Instant PDF Download from BLURB. COM FREE PREVIEW and ORDERS HERE. [more]

CONTEMPORARY ART IN MY WAY  
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7/7/16 Posted 7/7/16

I m sorry for my awful English. I wish to expound which features are necessary to draw an artistic painting, both hand drawing and digital art. An interesting contemporary painting owns such features in my opinion: Asymmetrical geometry Not repetitive, slightly repetitive better with inequalities three or max four colors two or three kinds of geometrical shapes, not more to utilize photos to transform To improve the painting during its achievement without designing before drawing... [more]

Contemporary Eve - The Moon Made Me Do It  
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7/6/16 Posted 7/6/16

The Moon Made Me Do It Acrylic on Wood 65" x 53" x 2" This primal portrait represents the sexual angst of the biblical Eve. Originally, the inspiration was from my friend who desperately yearns for sexual liberation but is chained to a lackluster marriage. She modeled for me with the caveat that her identity would be disguised. Using a neo-expressionist attitude, and playing off Munch’s Scream, I morphed her identity with Eve’s to protect her from her husband but also to express the ultimat... [more]

Outside Time - Sculptor Himmat Shah's retrospective at the KNMA  
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7/5/16 Posted 7/5/16

This article was done for the Asia Art Pacific Website. Unusually, they published a far larger review then they usually do. ‘Hammer on the Square’ (On the significance, Shah says: “When a man’s mind gets blocked it is necessary to use a hammer. A hammer sans the hand fixed on a cube - it says, ‘Jaago logon’ *), is the first retrospective ever of the nomadic artist, who was born in 1933 (and it's timely. Himmat Shah will be awarded the Legends of India award this week). It’s also a very comprehensive exhibition, featuri... [more]

My Favorite Sculptures at Legambiente Bologna & Emilia Romagna, Italy  
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7/3/16 Posted 7/11/16

The richness and depth of artworks in numerous Italian churches, large or small, are astounding. Basilica di San Giacomo Maggiore in Bologna was just one of those enchanted me in my 2012 trip to Italy. Basilica di San Giacomo Maggiore, Bologna I was very taken by one of its murals, depicting enthroned Virgin Mary, flanked by several martyr saints, underneath a pediment of resurrected Jesus. The Virgin and most of the saints were in vivid blue and red colors, contrasting strongly to the paleness... [more]

The Necessity of French Cafés: Le Petit Cluny & Le Saint Jean  
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7/1/16 Posted 7/1/16

The Necessity of French Cafés is the blog of ArtSlant's Georgia Fee Artist-in-Residence, Lisa Diane Wedgeworth, who is undertaking her residency in Paris during June and July 2016. Lisa will build this blog as a digital archive of essays, photographs, excerpts of narratives, and other relevant manifestations of the project. You can find more information about ArtSlant's Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Residency here. Paris is always a good idea.—Audrey Hepburn as Sabrina Fairchild in Sabrina ... [more]

Upstream People Art Gallery  
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7/1/16 Posted 7/21/16

Laurence BradshawProfessor Emeritus of Art & Art History / Curator DEJUAN HUNT II of Niagara Falls, New York makes a strong social statement about immigration and judgment showing a man with a gas mask for protection. The hand-printed text: "Don't cancel a man, woman, or child out of a country. Because of their religion" sent "To Earth, Fr New Persuasive Art" shows a striking message. [more]

Yuan Chu Chen Social problems of the art world of the network age  
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6/30/16 Posted 6/30/16

Yuan Chu Chen Social problems of the art world of the network age We have from the "big time" into the "small time", in the art world of the network age, does not need to deliberately create the star. Contemporary art has become a personal way of thinking about social problems, even for the public topic, also reveal to the uniqueness of individual thinking. From "personal", create a collective worship "star" is a breach of the current era. For a long time, the world of art no longer prod... [more]

Yuan Chu Chen Capital with the changes in the exhibition mechanism  
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6/29/16 Posted 6/29/16

Yuan Chu Chen Capital with the changes in the exhibition mechanism Chinese scholars for academic exploration of contemporary art artistic genes determine its necessarily positive, positive means to get rid of the academic theory of stereotypes, with radical on concept, that is to say, art direction of narrow sense and academic theory must be go, must be clear and pointed, refused to confusion and no quarter degree "climb relatives", only then could produce high quality academic function i... [more]

Lope de Vega  
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6/29/16 Posted 6/29/16

Lope de Vega by Alejandro Cabeza. permanent collection of the National Theatre Museum (Ground Floor: The Golden Age comedy theaters and http://museoteatro.mcu.es/exposicion-permanente/planta-baja/) [more]

The Four Horsemen  
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6/27/16 Posted 6/27/16

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Discovering Abstract Expressionism  
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6/25/16 Posted 6/25/16

The first time I heard the words “abstract expressionism” I was in New York, trying to grab another day of leave before the army shipped me overseas. At that time in 1952, while browsing through Greenwich Village, I came upon The Cedar Tavern. “That’s where the abstract expressionists raise hell,” a sophomore girl from Barnard told me. “If you’re interested in art, that’s where the action is.” Well, my interest was piqued, but time rushed in... [more]


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