Wearable Sculpture Because Clothes are so Yesterday

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Tired of looking like all the other sheep in boring old textile clothes? You might be interested in wearable wooden sculpture! American artist Tracy Featherstone’s wooden creations may not win any awards for comfort, in fact some are more like walking prisons than clothes, but you’ll definitely be noticed walking down the street in them. They’re the craziest, coolest things I have seen in a long while, I love them! ;-) Continue Reading

Gilbert Legrand Sculpture Out of Tools and Everyday Objects

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I love these quirky sculptures made from everyday objects by the French artist Gilbert Legrand. He uses knives, scissors, door hinges, paint brushes, cork screws, zippers, and all sorts of other household items to create little people and animals. Art, like life, is too often serious and weighed down with issues. We need more fun art :-) Continue Reading

Jeff Koons Whitney Retrospective

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It’s cold, windy and miserable here in Australia today so I’m going to complain about the Jeff Koons retrospective at the Whitney Museum in New York that everyone is fawning over. On a good day, a more optimistic day, I would probably notice all the positive things about the man and the art as he is a great success. Obviously there are different flavors of success, but the success that says the money value of a thing is a measure of it’s true worth says Koons is the most successful artist alive. Other flavors of success that don’t take money into account could paint Koons as a complete and utter failure, but I think he’s somewhere in between the two extremes.Continue Reading

Car Tire Sculptures by Yong Ho Ji

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Remember those old car tire swans that used to litter the yards of people everywhere? Well these car tire sculptures by South Korean artist Yong Ho Ji are nothing like them, these car tire sculptures are pretty cool. I can’t imagine it would be an easy medium to work with as tires would be difficult to cut and difficult to mold into shape but the artist makes them look effortless. Nice way to recycle too! Continue Reading

American Man Stuck in Giant Vagina Sculpture

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The only time art is ever mentioned in the mainstream media is when something bizarre or shocking happens and a man being swallowed by a giant vagina fits the bill. The American exchange student in Germany was trying to pose for a funny picture in the massive stone vagina sculpture and found himself stuck in it. Twenty-two firefighters and 5 rescue vehicles later and the guy was freed from the 6 foot high vagina.Continue Reading

Spider-Man Hard-On Taken Down

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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

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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

Damien Hirst Babies in Qatar

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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‚Äôs newest gallery Al Riwaq Doha.Continue Reading

Big Beautiful Ceramic Pots

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Wow, these big blue and white pots are great. I was looking through an auction online and came across the ceramics of UK based artist Felicity Aylieff. She collaborates with workers in Jingdezhen, China to create the monumental ceramic pots. I would love to see some of them in the flesh.Continue Reading

911 Art

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We never did get a Guernica equivalent for the September 11 attacks. Maybe because we don’t have a Picasso, perhaps because painting just doesn’t matter as much, or possibly because the images themselves are powerful enough. Cartoonists and sculptors did some really good 9/11 art, but painters, not so much. Continue Reading