New World Trade Center Logo

new world trade center logo

What do you think of the new World Trade Center logo? The design firm Landor Associates came up with the new logo as part of a $3.5 million dollar branding package. If I was the owner of the new NYC WTC I would be hoping that I still had $3,499,995 on credit with the design agency because $5 is what I would pay for that thing on one of the popular freelancing websites! To me it looks like a pixelated skull but I’m told the five bars are meant to represent the 5 buildings to be built. Lets see what else can be found in the new WTC logo..Continue Reading

Old Chinese Man Worked for Art Forger Glafira Rosales

new york art forgery

The whole New York art forgery saga where Glafira Rosales supplied forged Modernist paintings to art dealers and made millions continues. Seventy-three year old Pei-Shen Qian has been fingered as the painter of the forgeries. Chinese born Qian’s house in Queens is currently empty as he and his wife have recently returned to China, which was normal for the couple, but the NYTimes suggests it looks more permanent this time. Continue Reading

Paul Balmer Cityscapes

Two of my favorite painting subjects (at the moment) are still lifes and cityscapes. I like that the subject doesn’t have to be that interesting to make an interesting painting, meaning that the best still life and cityscape painters are really alchemists. Ordinary pots and pans or congested and polluted city views can be turned into paintings of great beauty.Continue Reading

Andy Warhol Lexington Avenue Perfume

To celebrate the 80th anniversary of Andy Warhol’s birthday, Bond No.9 is releasing their next Warhol inspired perfume, making it their third release to date. I had a whiff of their Silver Factory and Union Square perfumes inspired by Andy Warhol, and liked them both.Continue Reading

Spencer Tunick in Vienna, Austria

New York photographer and flesh architect Spencer Tunick is rallying the troops again. Tunick is planning a shoot in Vienna, Austria, at the Ernst-Happel-Stadium. He is hoping to get more than 3000 participants to the Vienna football stadium on Sunday, May 11.Continue Reading

Jeff Koons Studio Tour Auction is currently auctioning an oportunity to take a private tour of the Jeff Koons studio in New York with the artist himself. The tour is for four people and only has about 12 hours left before bidding ends. The current bid is at $3,250.

Here’s more about the Koons studio auction from Charity Buzz..Continue Reading

Andy Warhol Perfume

Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Jennifer Lopez and Miss Piggy all have a perfume of their own. Now Andy Warhol will have a celebrity perfume too, when the New York fragrance makers at Bond no.9 release a perfume called “Silver Factory” in December.

It’s a collaboration between the Andy Warhol Foundation and Bond no.9 (known for making New York neighborhood scents). This is the first of a series of Andy Warhol inspired perfumes that are being produced.Continue Reading

New York City Rubbish Art

When I first saw Justin Gignac’s New York City rubbish in a box for sale I thought it was funny. I thought some more about it and thought it was silly. But after doing even more thinking and after having a look around his website, I now think he’s pretty smart.

Most artists could learn a lot from Justin’s website and how he markets his art or rubbish, depending on which side of the fence you sit. Rubbish won’t sell itself, just like most paintings won’t sell themselves. They’re products and people need to know why they should hand over their money for the product.Continue Reading

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

4 year old art prodigy?

This story below made me think of this quote from the art critic Clement Greenburg..

“In visual arts, prodigies don’t count. In music and literature, yes, but not in art.”

Clement GreenburgContinue Reading