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 »
Los Angeles muralist Ilma Gore will trade you ad space on her skin for the insanely low cost of a $10 Kickstarter pledge. She’s trying to cover her entire body with tattoos for her next exhibition, meaning, to be clear, that the process of getting tattooed from head to toe is the exhibition itself.
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Most Disney fairytales take place in a land far, far away, where fame doesn’t exist, Twitter is just a noise birds make and Lady Gaga is some royal who lives in a high castle beyond the hills. But thanks to DeviantArt artist Isaiah Stevens, now we can imagine what it’s like for some of our… READ MORE »
Costco, the big box retailer, sells virtually everything — engagement rings, meats, coffins — and now they’re extending their empire to the art market.
Apparently Costco used to sell fine art, but stopped after the authenticity of a couple of Picasso paintings it sold was questioned. The store began relisting art a couple… READ MORE »
Artist Fraser Smith will carve you a whole outfit if if you let him. The Natchez, Mississippi-based master carver has a special skill set — he makes realistic-looking clothes and accessories out of wood. The 54-year-old has carved hats, basketball jerseys, even leather jackets out of basswood that’s stained with pigments to create trompe l’oeil… READ MORE »
Artists with obsessional focus in their work have always fascinated me, but none more than Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, whose work literally drove her insane. “Obsessions, phallus obsessions, obsessions of fear are the main themes of my art. Accumulation is how stars and earth don’t exist alone,” she explains. For the last forty years, she’s… READ MORE »