Archive for November, 2008

Zbigniew Libera’s lego Concentration Camp

Thursday, November 27th, 2008
Zbigniew Libera

“In the upper-left corner of each box we find the following statement: “This work by Zbigniew Libera has been sponsored by Lego” – as the project was made possible thanks to the bricks presented by the polish department of the Danish company. Upon its presentation in Denmark, LEGO headquarters has launched legal complaints against the artist, however as a result of a fierce press campaign it has decided to drop the lawsuit. The controversies concerning Libera’s LEGO also appeared in Poland, yet those where of a somewhat different character. As a result the artist has refused to exhibit in the Polish pavilion at the Venetian Biennale. In the meantime the work has become an icon and – in various versions – was exhibited in galleries and museum collections across the globe. One of sets was purchased by the Jewish Museum in New York.”

Zbigniew Libera

500-year Mystery Solved

Thursday, November 27th, 2008
Dosso Dossi

This painting in the National Gallery of Victoria in Australia has been identified as a portrait of the notorious Italian Renaissance noblewoman, Lucrezia Borgia. It was painted by the artist Dosso Dossi.

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Erwin Wurm’s The artist Who Swallowed the World

Friday, November 21st, 2008
Erwin Wurm

A nice collection of Erwin Wurm’s scultures can be found here.

The work below is called Fat Car.

Erwin Wurm

Daniel Lee’s 1946 – Year of the Dog

Saturday, November 8th, 2008
Daniel Lee

“Far from looking like the psychedelic-inspired futurism of much computer art, Lee’s portraits are intuitive renditions in which he uses his imagination to make uncanny and strangely believable transformations.”

The work below is titled 1965 – Year of the Snake

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Daniel Lee

Latvian Art

Thursday, November 6th, 2008
Franceska Kirke

Ever wonder what kind of art they make in Latvia? The work above is by Latvian artist Franceska Kirke. The painting below, called Rabbit Boy and a Girl is by Jana Brike. Both artist are represented by Gallery Bastejs.

Jana Brike