like an angry bee in a hollowed-out garbanzo bean
Wednesday, 22 May 2024

A Janitor's Mysterious Masterpiece

quote [ James Hampton?s magnum opus was discovered posthumously in a rented garage he had converted into his studio. The installation features over 180 individual found objects, mostly collected from dumpsters on his way home in the early hours after midnight, when he would clock out from his janitor duties at the GSA in Washington DC. ]

Awaiting the masterpiece
[SFW] [art] [+2]
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Tuesday, 23 April 2024

What a killer Winnie the Pooh can tell us about remix culture

quote [ ?The biggest limiting factor right now is that almost everything that anyone wants is has to be from existing IP,? says Johnston, whose newest project is an animated adaptation of Roald Dahl?s ?The Twits? for Netflix. ?And that that the notion of an original idea is somehow scary, certainly to a marketing entity, because they just have to work harder to get it into the public?s consciousness. That?s the bummer.? ]

Notes on copyrights, reusing and remixing, featuring some remarks from Dntel in the end. Thumb via some 10 year old mix from the latter.
[SFW] [art] [+2 Insightful]
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Sunday, 14 April 2024

Employee Quietly Sneaks His Own Painting Onto the Walls of a German Museum

quote [ After discovering the stunt, the ??Pinakothek der Moderne fired the staffer and reported the crime to the police ]

Ein Saal mit Bildern der Pinakothek
[SFW] [art] [+5]
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Friday, 12 April 2024

Prop of her game

quote [ ?They wanted a pretty-looking male foot, basically. And I was like, ?I don?t actually know any of my male friends? feet?. So I just randomly asked some friends and they were like, Oh, yeah, Tom has the nicest feet in the world!? ]

Great interview on a movie prop builder with nice photos.
[SFW] [art] [+2 Interesting]
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Wednesday, 10 April 2024

The History of Tilted Arc Is Long

quote [ look at those tongue & groove joints, it just slides apart!?and they?ve spent 35 years storing, moving, protecting and conserving the pieces of it. ]

how cities handle public art and conservation documented on the deconstructed Serra sculpture from the 80s. Links to another example in Paris.
[SFW] [art] [+2 Interesting]
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Saturday, 2 March 2024

Truck Stop Coffee - Piper Bly 's Blog

quote [ This is my lil' blog where I write about cartooning, writing, jazz, open source, terrible action flicks, and other things that hold my interest. ]

Nice to see new blogs popping up ? this is all over the place, mostly about music. Must've read some of the comics some years ago.
[SFW] [art] [+2]
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Tuesday, 27 February 2024

Reflecting on the Rise and Fall of Artscape

quote [ ?Affordability? is a highly relative term. As evidenced by the pernicious yet popular semantic shift from ?affordable? to ?below market,? the concept of affordability now adheres more closely to standards set by the real-estate market than the budgets of artists and arts organizations. ]

If you need some insights in the messy state of arts vs real estate. Most of the paragraphs make great quotes. This is from Canada.
[SFW] [art] [+2]
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Friday, 23 February 2024

?The Substantiality of Spirit?: Georgiana Houghton?s Pictures from the Other Side

quote [ When Georgiana Houghton first exhibited her paintings at a London gallery in 1871, their wild eddies of colour and line were unlike anything the public had seen before ? nor would see again until the rise of abstract art decades later. But there was little intentionally abstract about these images: Houghton painted entities she met in the spirit regions. Viewing her works through the prism of friendship, loss, and faith, Jennifer Higgie turns overdue attention on an artist neglected by historians, a visionary who believed that death was not the end, merely a new distance to overcome. ]

Hello I made it out from the otherside
[SFW] [art] [+1 Interesting]
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Sunday, 18 February 2024

Game Font Forensics

quote [ With all the lavish attention given to the appearance of text, Broussard still managed to famously misspell his own name on the title screen ]

Tagged "art" due to being about digital typography.

The quote reminds me of the hastily fixed a Street Fighter cabinet title typo by messing around with spritemaps.
[SFW] [art] [+2 Interesting]
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Thursday, 15 February 2024

UK Public Art Database Will Digitally Record More Than 5,000 Murals, Including Works By Banksy

quote [ Works by Banksy and murals in Northern Ireland will also be recorded as part of the project. ]

I made you my temple, my mural, my sky
[SFW] [art] [+1 Good]
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