Archive for April, 2008

Spencer Tunick’s tons o’ naked folk

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

If you’re planning in traveling to Europe this summer and feel like getting nekid with a crowd you  can still volunteer to participate in Spencer Tunick’s next photo shoots.  May 11, 2008 he’ll be in Vienna. In Ireland in June he’ll be in Cork on the 17th and Dublin Docklands on the 21st. Don’t worry, there’s sure to be someone uglier than you.

Winston Churchill’s Sunset over Atlas Mountains, Marrakech

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

It’s odd that so many of the big dogs of World War II were painters. Churchill, Hitler, even Ike. Of these three Hitler was arguably the most talented but Churchill tried the hardest. The painting above has recently been sold at Bonham’s in New York for $420,000 according to Bloomberg and $350,000 according to the New York Daily News.

Still that’s chump change compared to the $2,300,000 fetched for Chartwell Landscape with Sheep, (pictured right) sold at Sotheby’s July 2007 and well below the $600,000 estimate. It’s worth noting that Churchill didn’t take up a brush seriously until he was in his 40’s.

An interesing link about Churchill the painter and artist can be found here.

Michal Macku’s Gellages

Monday, April 28th, 2008

Michal Macku is a Czech photographer who creates his works using his own photographic technique named “Gellage.” He combines this technique with historic photographic methods and state-of-the-art technology and materials which one can only assume is PhotoShop.

Conor Walton’s St. Jerome

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

Not so long ago almost no one could paint convincingly. The ones that could were considered unsophisticated. Fortunatly those days are gone and people that can’t appreciate good painting today can be seen as unsophisticated. Conor Walton is an Irish painter and theorist whose art works on a number of levels and can be appreciated by anyone who doesn’t feel threatened by this sort of thing.

gelitin’s Gigantic Pink Bunny

Saturday, April 26th, 2008

gelitin ia a group of four Austrian conceptual artists who are best known for the 200 foot knitted pink bunny that is designed to remain in place, near Genova, Italy, until 2025. Nerds love to look for this on Google Earth.

Yeah, that’s cool. But it’s nothing compared to this!