Celebrity news and pictures of famous people that don't fit into the artist categories. So they could include models, movie makes, actors, sports celebs, and other famous or infamous non-artists.

Famous Singers Who Paint

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I was just thinking in the bathtub (which is where I solve the problems of the world) about music and painting. I was listening to random songs on the iPod and the songs were so ridiculously varied, from System of a Down to Beethoven and everything in between. Much like paintings, I love a really wide variety of works, from Bruegel to Hirst. But in both music and painting my absolute favorite works are those where the maker seems to be about to lose control. They’re emotionally intense, filled with extremes, and they’re begging you to react to them. They could be screaming with rage, quietly crying or on a spiritual high.. none of them are relaxed and comfortable though. I’m not sure where I’m going with this, but here’s some famous singers who also paint ;-) Continue Reading

James Ensor at the Getty Museum

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The Scandalous Art of James Ensor has opened at the J. Paul Getty Museum in California. More than 100 paintings and drawings will be on display, including the Getty’s own Ensor masterpiece, Christ’s Entry Into Brussels in 1889. It’s a look at the bizarre and most interesting period of the Belgian artist’s work, where everything’s strange and everyone’s ugly. Shit happens in them, sometimes literally, they zing with energy, and then his work mellows to almost boring.Continue Reading

Queen of England does a Poo

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The paparazzi are not really photographers, they’re not really people either, they’re more annoying mosquitoes than anything else. But people keep lapping up their voyeuristic wares and the paparazzi continue to put food on their tables. So they’re just giving us what we want and you can’t blame them for wanting to make a living. A guilty pleasure I admit to is when they capture the rich and powerful ruling elite of the world in compromising situations. Like the queen of England with her pants down, reading a magazine on the toilet, taking a crap.Continue Reading

Photography Auction @ Artcurial

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Artcurial auctions in Paris, France have a photography sale coming up on the 20th of this month with photographs by Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton, Guy Bourdin, and a whole bunch of other famous and lesser known photographers. You can view the works from the 16th through to the 19th or see the 190+ photographs online.Continue Reading

Young Madonna Naked at Erotic Art Auction

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Part of the erotic art collection of Penthouse founder and publisher Bob Guccione is currently up for auction online at Live Auctioneers. Among the more than one thousand items of erotica, cartoons, collectibles, celebrity photos, original art, and memorabilia is a series of nude photographs of the famous singer Madonna.

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Sylvester Stallone at the Russian Museum

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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

Kate Moss Auction

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British model and super muse Kate Moss will be the only thing up for sale in an upcoming auction at Christie’s in London. Kate Moss photos and works of art inspired by her from the collection of Gert Elfering will be sold at the September 25 auction. Moss has been painted by the likes of Lucian Freud and Banksy, sculpted by Marc Quinn and Allen Jones, and photographed by almost everyone. Continue Reading

Gina Rinehart Says Sell Government Art

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Australia’s richest person says the government should sell all its art and decor to pay for essential services. Gina Rinehart, the mining billionaire and richest woman in the world with an estimated net worth of $22 billion, must be so poor that all she has is money. I would much prefer to nationalize the mining resources and create a MASSIVE sovereign wealth fund so that future generations can benefit from the country’s vast, yet non-renewable resources. Not to let a very privileged few piss their wealth into the wind and create a platform to spout ridiculous ideas.Continue Reading

Jonathan Meese Beats Nazi Salute Charge

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German artist Jonathan Meese ended up beating charges of doing Nazi salutes. In Germany Nazi gestures are banned. Meese was charged with doing a Nazi salute twice at an event called Megalomania in the Art World in Kassel, Germany. Luckily for Meese, one retarded law can be beaten with the law that says works of art are exempt.Continue Reading

Lady Gaga Naked

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Marina Abramovic’s Kickstarter project will be coming to end in four days time. She’s looking to raise $600,00 for her Marina Abramovic Institute and so far there has been $512,063 pledged. Like I mentioned before, it’s an all or nothing deal, so if she doesn’t raise another $90k she gets nothing.Continue Reading