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Titus Kaphar's Portrait of Ferguson Protesters for TIME's "Person of the Year" Issue  
12/18/14 Posted 12/18/14

Titus Kaphar, Yet Another Fight for Remembrance, 2014, Oil on canvas, 4 x 5 feet; Commissioned by TIME Magazine / Courtesy of the artist and TIME On December 10, TIME released their annual "Person of the Year" issue. This year the magazine honored collective efforts over individuals, with two of the top spots going to Ebola Fighters and the Ferguson Protesters and Activists, respectively. In November, TIME commissioned the New Haven/New York-based artist Titus Kaphar to create a painting of the Ferguson pro... [more]

Finland Honors Gay Icon With Leather Daddy Postage Stamp  
4/16/14 Posted 4/16/14

via Itella Posti I need a Finnish pen pal. This fall Finland's postal service, Itella Posti, is releasing a new series of stamps paying homage to legendary homoerotic illustrator Touko Laaksonen aka Tom of Finland. Laaksonen's iconic hyper-masculine drawings helped give rise to fetish art and made an incredible impact on gay culture. During a career spanning from the '50s to the '70s, Laaksonen produced over 3,500 illustrations challenging sexual norms and popular tropes while giving leather da... [more]

Dan Perjovschi: On Our Worlwide Watchlist  
1/26/11 Posted 1/26/11

(Image: Dan Perjovschi, The Everyday drawing 1, 2009, Exhibition view, The Spectacle of the Everyday, Xe Biennale de Lyon (cur. Hou Hanru), France; © Galerie Michel Rein) Dan Perjovschi (b.1961, Bucharest, Romania) Dan Perjovschi is a Romanian cartoonist, famous on the international art scene for his unique cartoons that are composed of various images and texts, applied directly on internal or external architectural surfaces. His drawings, half graffiti-half cartoon, cover the walls of museums and galleri... [more]

Charlotte's Web cover art sold  
10/21/10 Posted 10/21/10

(Excerpt from 'Charlotte's Web cover art sold at New York auction' posted on BBC website, Oct 2010. Found on One of the 42 illustrations by Garth Williams sold at the same auction. The original 1952 cover art for children's book Charlotte's Web has sold for more than $155,000 (£97,000) at a New York auction. The artwork for EB White's book, about the friendship between a spider and a pig, was drawn by Garth Williams. It fetched more tha... [more]

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