Saturday, January 29, 2011

Anthony Michael Sneed - 8-bit Art

This is a piece we really loved. There are others on Sneed's website (maybe not as good as this one). 

Also a video: 

"How to Sell a Banksy" a film by Alper Cagatay & Christopher Thompson

Synopsis from the website:

"Banksy’s work now reportedly changes hands for millions.
But he puts up his street art for free. Have you ever wondered
what would happen if you got your hands on one of these?
Does it mean you’ve found a winning lottery ticket or just
scraped some worthless crap off a wall?

Going up against the Art Establishment, Critics, Auction Houses,
Gallery Owners and Authentication Boards in a quest for the
elusive meal ticket, two filmmakers unwittingly gatecrash the
murky and protective world of Banksy.

“HOW TO SELL A BANKSY” raises questions of ownership,
authentication and the true value of art itself. Through all the
chaos and incompetence comes a modern-day, true-story,
crime-theft, comedy-caper."

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

New Taschen Book of Basquiat Coming Soon...

A short summary of the book:
"From the streets of New York to the walls of its most prominent galleries, young graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988) was catapulted to international fame in his early 20s and died of a drug-overdose at 27. The subject of a feature film by fellow artist Julian Schnabel, Basquiat is one of the most admired artists to emerge from the 1980s art boom. This book explores his short but prolific career."

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Warhol Motion Pictures at MoMa

The photos we took (secretly) at MoMA. We wish we could shoot videos of these portrait clips but the security wouldn't like this idea. 

"The Kiss"

Saturday, January 8, 2011

The pieces we liked at MoMa - NYC #1

Henri Matisse "The View of Notre Dame" (1914)

Andy Warhol "Campbell's Soup Cans" (1962)

Gustav Klimt "Hope II" (1907-08)

Paul Delvaux "Phases of the Moon" (1939)

Honore Sharrer "Studies for Workers and Paintings" (1943) 

And Warhol "Double Elvis" (1963)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Our Mini Fridge-Magnet Gallery

Bruegel - Hunters in the Snow (1565)

Klimt - The Kiss (1907-08)

Matisse - Composition (1915)

Picasso - Woman with Yellow Hair (1931)

Schiele - The House-Bend or Island City (1915)