Posts tagged "paintings"

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 expanded selection of thrift store paintings has gotten picked up by a rash of pop culture blogs today. I'm happy to contribute to that, because…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 12, 2014

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 President George W. Bush's paintings.  Apparently, after ol' Dubya left the White House and no longer had an ill-advised war in Iraq to run, he got…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 9, 2013

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 slowly but surely regained her health--along with a gregarious personality. One day, Patty watched her handler Vicky Greenslade work on a painting with such rapt…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 7, 2012

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 For example, "heterosexual happy endings have been discarded; outdated," and some popular heroes, princesses, and villains have been recast as same-sex lovers. Hercules and Aladdin make…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 6, 2012

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 poor Carmen Tisch, of Denver, Colorado, was trying to do when she was stopped by police for punching and then pressing her bare ass o…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 5, 2012

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 renderings of Marlon Brando, Keith Richards, and Julian Schnabel. Do you think Johnny is as talented a visual artist as he is an actor? [The

By: Catherine Strawn / May 17, 2010

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, studies images of a particular animal, researches traits and characteristics of specific breeds. Then, she researches classic artists for the most fitting painting, using the…

By: Nina Carbone / October 9, 2009

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 £15,000 and £22,000. Doesn't it look as if Guy is trying to get at Madonna's goods, but she has her mega arm and fist ready…

By: Annika Harris / May 27, 2009

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 Channel? Less Nazis, more Presidential pegging please! The artist's intent is to break down the mythological idea of the President, expose their inherent humanity and…

By: John DeVore / March 27, 2009