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The Kiss of Death: Gruesome Depictions of Love in Art

by The Artslant Team
As the saying goes, all art is, in the end, about sex or death. They're the two oldest themes in art history. But then at some point someone must have thought, how about getting them both in there, and creating the best art ever? And then a lot of other people thought that'd be a good idea too. And then it went to some weird grisly places and became a bit scary.  Here's our selection of the most macabre love moments in art.    Joel-Peter Witkin, , 1982 King of the Bizarre, Witkin's... [more]
Posted by The Artslant Team on 11/16/14
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You Wanted the Best? You Got the Best

by Jolene Torr
You are probably familiar with the Abraham Obama images that popped up around election time. You know the ones: where the 16th president's likenesss was morphed and mashed with Barack Obama's distinctive eyes and expression, throwing up invisible props to the voters for change. That was the work of Ron English, a pop artist who is one part propaganda distilled with two parts cheekiness. His recent works infuse that pop art spontaneity and reliance on metaphor and context and the commercial,... [more]
Posted by Jolene Torr on 11/23/08
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