Archive for the ‘New York’ Category

Michael D’Antuono’s “The Truth”

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009
Michael D'Antuono

A New York artist has canceled the public showing of his portrait of President Obama after receiving a barrage of angry e-mails condemning the religious nature of the work.

“The Truth,” a painting by Michael D’Antuono, was scheduled to go on view in Union Square in Manhattan to mark the president’s first 100 days in office.

WorldNut Daily has the funniest take on the controversy:

Like others in the news who have depicted Obama in Christ-like imagery, D’Antuono insists he isn’t claiming the man is Messiah, but only inviting “individual interpretations.”

Fabulous Collection of Photos of Old New York

Monday, June 23rd, 2008
New York

How did we ever survive before the internet? Someone has taken it upon themselves to collect all these groovy old photos and post ’em on a forum for the world to enjoy. There are a few by Alfred Stieglitz and lots of uncredited ones. There’s even some with blimps!
Check it out here.

New York

Adam Stennett’s Three Mouse Army

Saturday, May 10th, 2008

Wow, look at that. Now that’s a painting.

The one below is entitled Girl Looking Left with Tussin.

Stennett’s website can be found here.

Doug Fishbone

Saturday, March 29th, 2008

Doug Fishbone is a conceptual artist who is best known for dumping an enormous pile of bananas in Trafalgar square. He repeated the stunt in New York.

“I installed an enormous mountain of ripe bananas – roughly 30,000 of them – on the North Terrace of London’s Trafalgar Square. After sitting on the Terrace all day, like a strange organic sculpture, the bananas were given away to the audience totally free of charge.”

He has also created a video that can be seen on YouTube. It’s described as “a great conceptual art piece,” which I guess you could say about all of the other YouTube videos. Be warned, the ending is pornographic and not appropriate for everyone.

Doug Fishbone-Everybody Loves a Winner (2004)

Pricked: Extreme Embroidery

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

The Museum of Arts and Design in New York will be showing “Extreme Embroidery” until April 27. Benji Whalen produced the work on the left, Fast Machine, and Andrea Dezs√∂ created the work on the right, My Grandmother Loved Me Even Though.