Kostya Lupanov Self Portraits

russian painter kostya lupanov

Just another great painter on my facebook friends list: Russian artist Kostya Lupanov. He seems to really love playing around with paint. He mostly sticks to portraits but anything he paints is almost always freaking awesome. I thought I would share some of his self portraits as I love the tradition of artists painting themselves. Do friend him on facebook if you like how he throws paint around as he paints much more than self portraits. Continue Reading

Art Calendar Magazine Self-Portrait Contest

The Art Calendar magazine is accepting entries for their self portrait magazine cover competition. I’m not sure if artists outside of the United States can enter, but I entered it anyway. Entries are submitted online and it’s free to enter, so it was pretty easy.

Here’s my self portrait entry..Continue Reading

Marc Quinn’s Gold Kate Moss and Blood Self

Neither of these stories are new, but I thought I would mention that Marc Quinn’s solid gold Kate Moss sculpture has been unveiled and the National Portrait Gallery in the UK is hoping to buy his 2006 version of “Self.”Continue Reading

Damien Hirst Buys Francis Bacon

Damien Hirst sets auction records for sales of his own work, but he has also been setting auction records for the work of other artists. At a Sothebys auction last week Hirst was an anonymous phone bidder on a small Francis Bacon self portrait. The final price for the 1969 painting was $33 million or £15.9 million.Continue Reading

Hazel Dooney Print

The Australian artist Hazel Dooney has a high resolution work that can be downloaded online and printed out as an original print. She will also sign the work if you send it to her, along with a stamped, self addressed envelope.

I can imagine Andy Warhol would be doing something like this if he was still alive. The only difference would probably be that he would charge $5000 for each download!Continue Reading

Archibald Prize Winner 2005

John Olsen has won the Archibald Prize for portraiture in Sydney, Australia this year. The artist had criticized the Archibald previously, calling it a chook raffle.Continue Reading

Self Portrait in the Studio Painting

self portrait in the studio brett whiteley

Self Portrait in the Studio by Brett Whiteley. Painted in 1976.
200.5 x 259 cm or 78.7 x 102 inches
Located at the Art Gallery of NSW in Sydney, Australia.Continue Reading