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Drone Graffiti

The era of "drone graffiti" was ushered in on Wednesday when graffiti-artist KATSU used a drone to spray red lines on a Calvin Klein billboard in New York City. Wired says, "By all accounts, it is the first time that a drone has been deployed for a major act of public vandalism." KATSU says, "It turned out surprisingly well. It’s exciting to see its first potential use as a device for vandalism."

Posted By: Alex | Date: Sun May 03, 2015 | Comments (3)
Category: Art

World Erotic Art Museum



RIP, founder Naomi Wilzig.

Being TV journalism, the clip is work-safe.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Apr 21, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Art, Museums, Regionalism, Sexuality

Susanne Wenger, White Yoruban Priestess

Interview with Susanne Wenger from Jeremy Weate on Vimeo.



You know all those campy old films where explorers find a leopardskin-clad white woman ruling an African tribe? Well, while not quite the same, here's the story of Susanne Wenger, who gave up European life for Yoruban culture.

And given that Wenger was once quite a looker, maybe the Hollywood version is not so far off.

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Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Apr 11, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Art, Religion, 1960's, Africa, Europe

Mystery Illustration 6

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What public event in New York City is this image touting?

The answer is here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Apr 06, 2015 | Comments (7)
Category: Art, 1980's

The Art of Rear Ends

Artist Catalina Viejo Lopez de Roda has an upcoming show in Brooklyn titled "A View of the End." It consists of tiny paintings of celebrities' rear ends. They're small to force viewers to lean in to see them and in this way "become conscious of the ways that they follow their own voyeuristic tendencies." Each celebrity is identified by rear end and first name only. More info at The Brooklyn Paper.



Posted By: Alex | Date: Fri Apr 03, 2015 | Comments (8)
Category: Art, Butt

World’s Largest Cuckoo Clock Contender

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Sugarcreek, Ohio has what they claim is the world's largest cuckoo clock. In fact it had been on display at a couple of different venues for many years. It is quite a lovely and charming tourist attraction.
Posted By: patty | Date: Fri Mar 20, 2015 | Comments (2)
Category: Art, Fey, Twee, Whimsical, Naive and Sadsack, Puppets and Automatons, World Records, Landmarks, Sightseeing

Hidden Artist

Cuban performance artist Alejandro Figueredo Diaz-Perera plans to spend three weeks living inside the walls of a Chicago art gallery. He's titling this performance piece "In the Absence of a Body." The Chicago Arts Coalition, which is hosting Diaz-Perera, elaborates:

While living inside the 2.5-foot-wide corridor, Diaz-Perera will do only the most essential actions of his quotidian life: sleep, eat, and personal hygiene. He will not communicate with anyone on the other side of the walls. While he will be able to observe the audience, Diaz-Perera will remain invisible to them. Until the close of the exhibition, Diaz-Perera will attempt to embrace the act of becoming a Ghost of himself, an absence, nothing.

The concept kinda reminds me of Vito Acconci's 1972 performance piece Seedbed, in which he spent 3 weeks hidden beneath a ramp in an art gallery, loudly pleasuring himself. I'm guessing that over the course of 3 weeks, Diaz-Perera will probably also indulge in a bit of that. More info at HuffPost.com.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Thu Feb 19, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Art, Performance Art

Mystery Illustration 5

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Why is this fellow masked at his writing desk? Kidnapper? Bank Robber? Sex games?

Find the answer here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Feb 18, 2015 | Comments (3)
Category: Art, Disguises, Impersonations, Mimics and Forgeries, Twentieth Century

Kusama:  Princess of Polka Dots



Creator of the "penis chair," among other objects of art.



Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Feb 14, 2015 | Comments (0)
Category: Art, Avant Garde, Pop Art, 1960's, Asia, Mental Health and Insanity

Custom Star Trek ‘Boogie’ Van For Sale

For $9500, this attractively decked-out vehicle could be yours. It's a 1978 GMC Vandura Van, with only 25,000 miles on the odometer. Exterior Star Trek murals by artist G.S. Roy. For sale on Vancouver Craiglist. Read more about it at the Toronto Star.





Posted By: Alex | Date: Thu Feb 05, 2015 | Comments (7)
Category: Art, Television, Cars
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