Tag Archives: artists

  • Thumb Tani: Artist Specializes in Coin Sculptures (Video)

    Thumb Tani: Artist Specializes in Coin Sculptures (Video)

    Many of us have pocket change just sitting around doing nothing in a cup on our dressers. Japanese artist Thumb Tani puts us all to shame with his practiced specialty: Creating sculptures by stacking and interlocking regular coins together in ways that almost seem impossible to a novice. I don’t know how Thumb Tani came […]

  • Jarred & Displaced: Artist Collects Double-Exposure Landscapes in Jars

    Jarred & Displaced: Artist Collects Double-Exposure Landscapes in Jars

    “Jarred landscapes” sounds like some made-up concept out of Lewis Carroll or something, but artist Christoffer Relander has made it more or less real. It’s all part of an ongoing project known as Jarred & Displaced, the primary visual effects of which are achieved in camera through double exposure, rather than through any digital manipulation. […]

  • ‘Sorayama': Artist’s Trademark “Sexy Robots” Become Celebrities

    ‘Sorayama': Artist’s Trademark “Sexy Robots” Become Celebrities

    If you’re not familiar with the name Hajime Sorayama, here’s a quick primer: He’s an artist who specializes in “Sexy Robots” (he’s the guy who did the cover of that one Aerosmith album, just as a for-instance). And now, a new exhibition entitled simply Sorayama is coming to the Jacob Lewis Gallery in New York […]

  • Prisma Converts Your Photographs Into Famous Artist Pastiches

    Prisma Converts Your Photographs Into Famous Artist Pastiches

    Kim Kardashian has taught us all that the selfie is a legitimate art form, but nevertheless some of us could use a little sprucing up before we can hang our selfies on the wall of a museum or art gallery. Prisma is an app that specializes in just that sprucing up, with inspiration coming courtesy […]

  • Word. Notebooks Firework Series

    Word. Notebooks Firework Series

    If you missed out on watching fireworks this Fourth of July weekend, or if you’re still jonesing for more, the people at Word. Notebooks have a new collection that will satisfy your explosive urges while filling the practical purpose that creative types use notebooks for. It’s the Word. Notebooks Firework Series. The Word. Notebooks Firework […]

  • Van Gogh’s Bedroom Now on Airbnb (Photos)

    Van Gogh’s Bedroom Now on Airbnb (Photos)

    Vincent van Gogh is not one of the artists I would associate most strongly with a good night’s sleep. But he did paint one of the most iconic bedrooms in history — the one seen in his three versions of The Bedroom. And now, an artist has put a replica of Van Gogh’s Bedroom up […]

  • ‘Where’s Warhol?': Children’s Book Parody Features Andy Warhol

    ‘Where’s Warhol?': Children’s Book Parody Features Andy Warhol

    One of Andy Warhol‘s obsessions as an artist was turning himself into a mass-produced commodity, so it’s only appropriate that he’s been posthumously transformed into a Where’s Waldo? parody. The only surprise, really, is that it took so long for Where’s Warhol?, from authors Catherine Ingram and Andrew Rae, to exist. Where’s Warhol? is illustrated in […]

  • Chris Wilson: Meet the Ex-Con Artist Who Paints With Skittles (Video)

    Chris Wilson: Meet the Ex-Con Artist Who Paints With Skittles (Video)

    Skittles are famously sold under the ad slogan “taste the rainbow,” but Chris Wilson is an artist who goes the extra mile in appreciating the candy’s unique visuals. Interestingly, he does this using a technique he developed while serving a lengthy prison stay at San Quentin. In prison, access to conventional painting materials can be […]

  • ‘Paint Stripper': NSFW Video Shows Splashed-On Nudity

    ‘Paint Stripper': NSFW Video Shows Splashed-On Nudity

    Remember that one Donald Duck cartoon where he gets the can of “invisible paint” that turns the painted object invisible? I’m guessing that artist Tim Fitzgerald does, since he’s made an artistic/pornographic video based on a very similar idea – entitled, simply and accurately enough, Paint Stripper (unlikely to be the title of a Donald […]

  • ‘Money for Nothing': Artists Destroys 100 $1 Bills for Art (Photos)

    ‘Money for Nothing': Artists Destroys 100 $1 Bills for Art (Photos)

    Funny thing: We routinely read about and see artwork that cost tens of thousands of dollars, or even more, to make, and it doesn’t seem that strange (depending on the finished product). But artist Marcus Kraft didn’t just spend a hundred bucks to make his new project Money for Nothing, he actually destroyed 100 $1 […]