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South African Artist Paints Teeny Tiny Masterpieces

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…

Katrin Higher | April 25, 2015 - 9:00 am

Best Etsy Artist Ever Repurposes Thrift Store Art With Geeky Pop Culture References

Dave Pollot must be the happiest Etsy seller on Etsy today: art and tech blog Laughing Squid found his store earlier this year, but their post on his newly updated and…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 12, 2014 - 1:30 pm

An Honest Appraisal Of George W. Bush’s Art Work

Yesterday, we told you that the Bush family emails had been hacked and various personal information had been leaked on the internet. Among the spoils? Photos of a few of…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 9, 2013 - 9:00 am

Meet Patty, The World’s Most Artistic Donkey

This adorable pot-bellied donkey is named Patty. Seven years ago, she was rescued from a UK auction in emaciated condition and moved to HorseWorld, an equine rehab center where she…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | August 7, 2012 - 8:30 am

Same-Sex Disney Couples Live Happily Ever After

Artist Rodolfo Loaiza’s new show, “Disasterland,” features colorful paintings that throw out traditional Disney narratives and re-imagine them in ways that more accurately reflect the world we live in. For…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | August 6, 2012 - 8:30 am

Woman Rubs Her Bare Butt All Over $30 Million Painting

Like many of us, the first thing I like to do when I’m wasted is find the nearest multi-million dollar painting and rub up all on it. That’s just what…

Julie Gerstein | January 5, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Johnny Depp Paints Vanessa Paradis (And More)

Johnny Depp revealed his skills as an artist in this weekend’s issue of Madame Figaro, guest-edited by longtime partner Vanessa Paradis. Besides this portrait of Vanessa, the magazine ran his…

Catherine Strawn | May 17, 2010 - 3:50 pm

Painter Takes Pet Portraits To A Whole New Level

Painter Valerie Leonard is the Annie Leibovitz of pet portraits—without the mounting debt and camera, that is. Valerie’s “process” is an insanely involved one: She devotes days to each portrait,…

Nina Carbone | October 9, 2009 - 6:45 pm

Quick Pic: Madonna Never Looked So Good (Snicker)

This controversial painting of a naked Madonna and Guy Ritchie, by Peter Howson, is going up for auction at McTear’s Auctioneers and Valuers in Glasgow. It’s expected to make between…

Annika Harris | May 27, 2009 - 3:15 pm

Presidential Pornography

Painter Justine Lai’s series of erotic oil paintings depicting the artist banging it out with U.S. Presidents massage two nerdy pleasure centers: history and sex. Are you reading this, History…

John DeVore | March 27, 2009 - 5:30 pm