Biggest, Best, Weirdest, and Most Important Lists of 2007

I really can’t believe that the end of the year is here already, but I can’t argue with the calendar. I think the earth might be spinning faster each year as the years seem to keep getting quicker!

Anyway, this is the time of the year that the media tries to sum up what has happened in the past 12 months. Rather than putting my own list together, I have put a list of lists together. Most are art lists, but some have very little to do with art..Continue Reading

Happy Holidays!

Happy holidays people! Stop reading blogs for a few days, turn your pc off, and go spend more time with real people.. go on.. (I’ll try and do the same!)Continue Reading

Nicole Kidman & David Beckham Renaissance Pics

For those that haven’t used Adobe Photoshop before, there’s some great examples of what it can do over at Worth1000.com. They are always having all kinds of competitions, but I really like their art related contests.

The digital mischief below is from their Modern Renaissance 8 contest, where the famous people of today are put into old renaissance paintings.Continue Reading

ANB in NY Times – Art Collecting

Harry Hurt has mentioned Art News Blog in the NY Times this week, which apart from swelling my head a little, also lead me to an interesting article about how an art novice starts collecting art.

Harry teams up with the art consultant Simon Watson and spends a day in the West Chelsea art district looking for “emerging artists with potential star quality.” Their challenge was to find good art at an affordable price, in the 3 to 4 figure range.Continue Reading

Doris Salcedo’s Shibboleth Video (Tate Crack)

Anonymous left a comment on the Doris’s Crack post, with a link to a video response of the exhibition at the Tate. But he/she must have did something wrong as the link was to Artnewsblog.com. So, I did a search myself and come up with some interesting videos on YouTube.Continue Reading

Blocks of Poop by Santiago Sierra

The Spanish / Mexican artist Santiago Sierra has managed to create another piece of tasty bait for the media, with his exhibition of human excrement at London’s Lisson Gallery. The 21 blocks of shit each measure 215 x 75 x 20cm and was collected by “scavengers” in New Delhi and Jaipur, India.Continue Reading

Missing in Inaction

Sorry about the lack of posts lately. I would like to say that I have been busy in the studio or working on something really big and exciting, but I have just had a lazy week. The busiest I got was when I drove into Newcastle on Tuesday (about 20 minutes drive) and stared at the ocean for a while (see pic).

There’s something about the ocean that seems to recharge my batteries. Particularly when there is a storm happening; when it makes you feel small and insignificant, but it also seems to share its power with you. I don’t think I could ever live much more than half an hour away from the water.Continue Reading

Needs and Wants For Sale

The internet seems to have spawned a whole movement of entrepreneurial artists that have worked out that an idea and a little viral marketing can get you a lot of attention and maybe even a little money.Continue Reading

Politics and Art

An exhibition of contemporary art prints at the New York Public Library has created a mild stir. The NY Times has reported that a number of library patrons have protested because of a series of 8 digital prints in the “Multiple Interpretations” exhibition called “Line Up.”Continue Reading

I am 45% Tortured Artist

I found this test on Jafabrit’s blog. She’s only 17% tortured artist and hasn’t come to the realization that everyone is an idiot yet. I think my percentage was higher because I realize that everyone that isn’t an artist is an idiot.Continue Reading