Art Dolls by Junker Jane

handmade art dolls of junker jane

I know I’m a guy and I’m not supposed to like dolls, but these handmade art dolls are much cooler and realer than the fake plastic abominations that are sold to kids today. Junker Jane (Catherine Zacchino) out of Portland Oregon creates these awesome little one of a kind art dolls or soft sculptures and sells them on Etsy for very reasonable prices. I would much rather my kid (if I had one) being attached to a little work of art with character than to a soulless piece of plastic made in China.Continue Reading

Pepper Spray Pig Awarded $38,000

fat pepper spraying pig

Remember pepper spray pig John Pike who casually sprayed peaceful protestors of the occupy movement like they were cockroaches? He has been awarded $38,000 in worker’s compensation. The poor dear has been suffering from depression and anxiety. It’s tough doing the dirty work of a psychopathic regime that only answers to banks and big business.. boo hoo.Continue Reading

Armed Robber Steals $150,000 Moran Art Prize

prisoner wins moran prize

Like my title? I should have a job writing headlines for newspapers. Shocking, catchy, truth stretcher, offensive, etc. But seriously, the Australian artist Nigel Milsom who is currently serving a 6 year prison sentence for armed robbery has won the $150,000 Moran portrait prize for his painting of Uncle Paddy.Continue Reading

Philip Guston at Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt

philip guston painting

A selection of late works by Philip Guston will be showing at the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt gallery in Germany. The Canadian born American painter would have been celebrating his 100th birthday this year. The exhibition has borrowed paintings from the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Centre Pompidou, Paris, and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.Continue Reading

Stair Pictures

interior design

I collect pictures of stairs. I have a whole folder filled with all kinds of stair pictures. I live in a single level house with not a stair in site, but someday I want to build a house with an awesome set of stairs in it. I have hundreds of them.. I’ll probably have thousands of stair photographs before I ever use them for inspiration.Continue Reading

Sylvester Stallone at the Russian Museum

sly stallone paintings

Sly the painter will be showing at the Russian Museum in St Petersburg at the end of this month. There will be paintings from 1975 through to 2013 on display. I’m not saying he shouldn’t be showing in a museum as some of his paintings are pretty good, but I do wonder if the paintings of Sylvester Stallone would be there if Rocky Balboa and John Rambo never existed?Continue Reading

Painter Lyle Carbajal

my favourite artist

One of my favorite painters in the world at the moment is the American artist Lyle Carbajal. If I was sent to a deserted island for the rest of my life and I could only take 20 paintings from one living artist, it would be his. The way he uses paint excites me like very few other artists. His paintings look like they have grown, like they have lived a life to reach this point on the wall.Continue Reading

Dog Portrait Photography

dog portrait photography

I love these dog portraits by the German photographer Ralph Hargarten. They look very human. He sets them up to be photographed like he would do people and then seems to capture the dogs with very human expressions. The pug dog below is a classic. Pugs are real characters.Continue Reading

The Blake Prize Finalists for 2013

toothed vagina

The finalists for the 62nd Blake Prize in Australia have been announced. It’s supposed to be a prize that explores religious and spiritual ideas in art but it’s probably more about who can be the most shocking and vulgar. Being the shit stirrers that a lot of artists are, it’s a great opportunity to share vaginas with teeth, boys masturbating each other and a whole bunch of other wanking good fun with a wider audience. Continue Reading

Damien Hirst Babies in Qatar

damien hirst in qatar

Fourteen large bronze fetus sculptures have been unveiled to the public in Dohar, Qatar. Damien Hirst was commissioned to create the “Miraculous Journey” to be displayed in front of the new Sidra Medical and Research Center. The 14 baby bronzes coincide with a major Damien Hirst retrospective at the Qatar Museum Authority’s newest gallery Al Riwaq Doha.Continue Reading