Another Art Teacher in America Fired

Relating to this ridiculous post yesterday, there’s a New York art teacher that is currently fighting for his job after recommending that some of his more advanced students should take life drawing classes.

Pete Panse had been teaching art for 25 years before being suspended and potentially being fired, pending hearings of the case.Continue Reading

Texas Art Teacher Sacked Over Nudes

I’m not sure if the nude incident is the whole reason behind the Texas teacher losing her job, but it’s still interesting. Sydney McGee claims that she was fired after a complaint from a parent of a student, relating to a school field trip to the Dallas Museum of Art. He was concerned about his child seeing “an abstract nude”, which was a 4BC Greek marble torso.Continue Reading

Photoshop Artists

Robert Genn published an interesting newsletter recently about artists creating art digitally, particularly with programs like Photoshop and Painter. A lot of other artists seemed to find it interesting also, as Robert received more than 700 replies from subscribers.Continue Reading

Art Collectors

Artinfo.com has interesting little feature on their site where they profile art collectors. A recent profile was of the Los Angeles based art collector Stavros Merjos. He collects artists like Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, Takashi Murakami, James Rosenquist, Andy Warhol, and a bunch of emerging artists.Continue Reading

2006 Turner Prize Exhibition

An exhibition of the Turner Prize finalists for 2006 will be showing at the Tate gallery in Britain from the 3rd of October to the 14th of January.

The four artists include Tomma Abts, Phil Collins, Mark Titchner and Rebecca Warren. There’s 40,000 pounds up for grabs between them, with the winner receiving 25,000 pounds. The winner will be announced on the 4th of December, 2006.Continue Reading

Charles Saatchi Interview

A reader pointed out that I missed an interesting interview with the British art collector Charles Saatchi last month. The Guardian newspaper popped into the house of Saatchi and his famous cooking partner Nigella Lawson to ask him a few questions about art and life.

And he says the reason he doesn’t give too many interviews is because “I come over as shifty. One thing that makes my flesh crawl is reading about myself.”Continue Reading