Apparently Richard Prince is notorious in the art world for stealing other people’s work and selling them them off to make massive amounts of dough. (Wth, man). And I mean massive. Like $100k worth. Either this guy is the biggest douche in the world or the world’s greatest genius. Well, maybe a bit of both. Read more… READ MORE »
Cape Town artist Loraine Loots is a masterful painter but don’t expect to be able to see the darn things unless you have a huge magnifying glass handy. As a longtime lover of all things cute and mini, I am transfixed.
Loots claims that she “makes paintings for ants” and her 2014 installation… READ MORE »
The Art Institute of Chicago just got a huge gift: $400 million worth of contemporary artworks from philanthropists Stefin Edlis and Gael Neeson, including nine Warhols and works by Cy Twombly, Jeff Koons, Charles Ray, Richard Prince, Roy Lichtenstein, Gerhard Lichter, and Cindy Sherman.
Great, right? Eh. I really don’t think so. The… READ MORE »
Plus, Joss Whedon takes on “Jurassic Park” and lady blog The Mary Sue in Today’s Lady News! READ MORE »
What better way to spend your Saturday than watching this amazing time-lapsed video of not yet 20-year-old NYU art student Chris Minafo drawing a giant beautiful portrait of Beyonce! Chris calls Bey his “idol,” and now he’s min. Chris, can I be your BFF? I’m old and stuff but I can totally hang!
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Residents of Celoron, New York, Lucille Ball’s hometown, are very unhappy with this horrifying statue that definitely does not look like the late comedienne. It looks like Paulie Walnuts from “The Sopranos” if you ask me. Anyway, the statue has been living in Celoron since 2009, but I suppose after five years they’ve all had… READ MORE »
Plus, Ikea is providing the United Nations with flat-pack refugee shelters — awesome! Click for more in Today’s Lady News… READ MORE »
You know who I’m really bored with? BANKSY. It’s not that he’s done anything wrong, or objectionable, or boring; it’s not that he hasn’t maintained a high quality of work; it’s that whenever I tell someone I photograph street art, they say, “Oh! Like Banksy?” And the discretion it takes for me not to list… READ MORE »
Apparently when late artist Jean-Michel Basquiat broke up with someone, he broke up with them hard, because according to Madonna, their relationship ended with the artist taking back canvases he’d given her and painting them over with black. Even worse, when another of his ex-girlfriends tried to sell her Basquiat canvases, his sister claimed that… READ MORE »
I’ve played a lot of video and computer games in my life, but most of them, I’ve just sampled – you know, I’ll play it for a half-hour, decide it’s not my thing, and then go back to the games I know I love. When I do love a game, I truly do fall in… READ MORE »
An Iranian bill restricting the availability of contraception and abortions in order to boost the country’s population is effectively going to turn Iranian women into “baby-making machines.” READ MORE »
A woman with terminal cancer had her last big wish granted through the Amsterdam Wish Foundation, who took her to the Rijksmuseum to see an exhibition on Rembrandt. READ MORE »
You know what they say: hell hath no fury like a presidential national portrait painter who strongly condemns your extramarital affair. Good ol’ boy William Jefferson Clinton learned this the hard way however, after Philadelphia painter Nelson Shanks revealed this week that his 2006 portrait of Clinton includes a multi-layered reference to the Monica Lewinsky… READ MORE »
The Nashville Scene reported a delightful little story today, possibly even better than any llama car chase (one woman’s opinion): a giant golden statue of a clitoris is now residing at a Tennessee university. The Scene’s Arts Editor Laura Hutson wrote this most excellent description of the scene:
Nashville may be It City, but Sewanee is… READ MORE »
Designer Shunsuke Umiyama’s latest creation is the bamboo copTer, a mobile made from a classic toy. These tiny helicopters, also known as taketambo or bamboo copters, lift into the air when spun. In Umiyama’s mobile, they spin gently in the breeze, lulling the viewer’s mind into forgetting the world for just a moment. If you’re feeling high-strung today,… READ MORE »