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.
Archive for April, 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 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.
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.