Art Everywhere in the US

edward hopper early sunday morning

Art Everywhere is coming to the United States in August. Started in the UK by Richard Reed the organization aims to flood the streets with great art. Tens of thousands of posters displaying famous American art will be on advertising billboards, bus shelters, and subway posters from one coast to the other. The 58 works of art chosen to be shown were voted on by the public from a selection of 100 works that were put forward by 5 leading art museums. Continue Reading

John Olsen: The King Sun Documentary

john olsen documentary

John Olsen is like our art grandfather in Australia. At 86 he keeps on keeping on, producing art and enjoying all the pleasures that life brings with it. In a film directed by Tony Williams to document a new mural 6 meters by 8 meters (20 x 26 ft) in size we see Olsen’s body looking a little rickety but his mind and spirit is as youthful and cheeky as ever. The giant 8 panel mural is his second largest artwork ever, with only his Sydney Opera House mural “Salute to Five Bells” being larger. Continue Reading

Spider-Man Hard-On Taken Down

spiderman hardon

South Korean artist Eunsuk Yoo’s Spider-Man sculpture hanging from the side of a building has been taken down after complaints from the public. The red and blue superhero is looking down over a public rest area and playground with a giant erection bulging out of his tights. I’m thinking either heights excite Spidey or there’s a stripper pole in the playground. After being up there for almost 12 months the artist was told to alter the Spider-Man sculpture or take it down.Continue Reading

Satanic Baphomet Monument for Oklahoma City

baphomet monument in oklahoma

As far as public monuments go, this is probably no more ridiculous than any other. If we can make ridiculous monuments to more mainstream religions, to political figures, or to glorify senseless wars, than why not to a stupid goat? The New York City-based religious organization the Satanic Temple have been working on a sculpture of Baphomet with plans to have it erected at the Oklahoma state Capitol. In 2012 a monument with the ten commandments was erected so the satan-loving group figured it would be a good idea to have the goat man there too.Continue Reading

Art Everywhere

art everywhere project in uk

I love the idea of this project in the UK and hope it spreads throughout the world. From the 12th through to the 25th of this month they are displaying posters of famous British paintings in 22,000 locations around the country. On poster sites, bus stops and billboards you will see great British art. How cool is that? Refreshing change from the rubbish that advertisers shove down our throats day in, day out.Continue Reading