Conn Bertish, Executive Creative Director of Quirk and accomplished artist in his own right is hosting a solo exhibition this coming Friday, and it’s going to be rad. Details inside
This is why America gets to have all the nice things. Swedish artist Jonas Lund has developed an app for a New York pizzeria that takes creating your own custom pizza pie to the next level – the online level. Paint Your Pizza is an online app that lets you create your own pizza artwork on an […]
Yes, it’s yet another installment of “Russia Breaks The Rules”. Last week, a group of Russian photographers climbed the Great Pyramid of Giza after closing time – a offence that apparently serves a three year sentence. Being Russian, exactly zero fucks were given for this possible outcome, and the group proceeded to snap a series of […]
Recently, a hacker gained access to self-portrait artwork painted by the former United States President, Georg. W Bush The self portraits framed Dubya in the shower and bath, and they were so, so awful. It has now surfaced that the person to blame is Bush’s art teacher, Bonnie Floods. Floods reportedly spent a month teaching […]
A group of British students led by Dr Simon Park, have produced a distatsteful series of art prints that record the growth of bacteria on cell phones. Yes, they “paint” with bacteria. They call it “bioart.” The images were made when the students placed cell phones petri dishes, and left them for three days. The growth […]
In the Morning Spice Headlines this morning, we carried a story that indicated that South Africa could be the latest hunting ground for thieves looking for valuable paintings. But, what if our own artists where behind this trend?
Ironically, a few days after the Film and Publication Appeal Tribunal set aside the “16N” classification of Brett Murray’s controversial painting of President Jacob Zuma: The Spear, a large penis has appeared behind Zuma on The Star’s front page.
A 20m bronze sculpture of a naked pregnant woman, wielding a sword, by well-known artist Damien Hirst has arrived in Devon in England.
We all had a good laugh a couple of weeks ago when we read the story of the old lady who tried to restore a famous 19th-century artwork, and ruined it by turning Jesus into a cross between a monkey and a chimpanzee.
One of Andy Warhol’s most famous pop art pieces is his print of “32 Campbell Soup Cans”, depicting the brand of canned soup, Campbell’s. In celebration of the 50-year anniversary of the prints, which first appeared on display in 1962, the company is releasing a new limited edition can, decorated in Warhol’s definitive style.
An 80 year-old Italian lady is in a bit of trouble with her local church after it would appear she ruined one of it’s 19th-century paintings. “The Fresco” – painted by Elías García Martínez, is a valuable oil painting of Jesus, staring off the edge of the painting wearing a crown of thorns.
He may not be competing in the Olympics, but based in London, you can be damn sure that street-artist Banksy will have something to say about the Games. His two latest stencils, “Hackney Welcomes the Olympics” and “Going For Mould” are unfortunately struggling to win favour with British authorities, who have not taken his artwork lightly.
You remember that painting, don’t you? Well, Brett Murray’s Hail to the Thief exhibition remained up, right up until last month. When he moved out, it was naturally time for a new artist. This time around, Kendell Geers has moved in, with a tribute to the controversial penis painting.
Archaeologists, working in Florence, are convinced that they have uncovered the remains of the woman believed to have posed for Leonardo Da Vinci’s famed Mona Lisa portrait.
In a move that makes the defacing of Brett Murray’s painting look quite low-key, an alleged young Mexican-American artist has stencilled over Pablo Picasso’s “Woman in a Red Armchair” at a Houston art museum.
This past weekend marked the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, 60 years of politely smiling, waving and occupying an ultimately powerless position. In celebration, renowned street artist, Banksy, created an exclusive piece, which can be yours for free! Click through for cultural enrichment.
Residents and art lovers in a suburb of Melbourne, Australia are up in arms this week as a local work of street art by world-renowned graffiti artist Banksy was inadvertently destroyed by a building contractor installing plumbing into a wall of a café. Full story and video after the jump.
Canvasses by lauded South African artists such as Irma Stern, William Kentridge, Gerard Sekoto and Francois Krige fetched over R3.5 million at an auction at Bonhams of London last week, highlighting a significant appreciation of interest in work by South African artists. We’ve got the full list of big sellers after the jump!
Hoo-ha. That teaser trailer for the new Die Antwoord album, Ten$ion, got pulled from the internet (which means they’ve officially taken it down – obviously it’s still around) because artist Jane Alexander, whose anti-apartheid sculpture the trailer strongly references, told them to. They’re in legal discussions presently.
The Melbourne-based Art Series Hotel chain is holding an art-stealing competition, starting this Thursday. For the next month, a signed print of Banksy’s “No Ball Games,” worth ZAR 125 500, will be hidden in different locations throughout the chain’s hotels. If people can find and steal it without getting caught, they get to keep it.
This afternoon, Nairobi commuters sitting in their cars on their way home from work will notice thousands of yellow balloons floating over the Kenyan capital city. The objective of the spectacle? Simply to put a smile on locals’ faces following two recent grenade attacks in Nairobi. Cool idea.
A pregnant American performance artist is planning to have her baby in an art gallery in front of an audience as part of a piece examining childbirth. She will also live in the gallery until the baby arrives. Her “artwork” is called “The Birth of Baby X”.
Recently I was knocking back Meerlust’s new releases at a lunch. Drinking these rather scrumptious wines, we began to discuss some incredibly important issues. The things one discusses at a wine lunch – among other winos – are, of course of world importance. They solve world hunger, the middle-east issues, America’s debt, Malema, Greece, and hint toward what 42 actually means. To be honest, if it wasn’t for conversations such as these, the world would be in a worse place than it is. So on this blustery day in Stellenbosch, the question that arose was, “Can wine be art?” As I said, vital stuff.
Chris Anderson, graphic design student, is installing 1 000 broken surfboards in the sands of a Sydney beach to inform people of the unsustainable practices in surfboard manufacturing. I’m not sure how breaking a thousand surfboards helps this problem, but the installation looks pretty cool.
Next time you’re on the beach (and frankly, given the current weather in Cape Town, that may be later today), bear in mind that there’s more to the scenery than meets the eye. Sand is ba-yoodiful, too – beyond what our human eyes can perceive. Have a look at these shots of tiny grains of sand magnified to 250 times their real size.
A projection mapping by the Czech designer Pavel Novák turns the façade of a university building into a mash-up of 80’s video games – running the gamut from Pac-Man to Space Invaders. It’s called 8-bit Invader. The initial screening was for the 5th anniversary of Tomas Bata University’s department of visual arts in Zlín, Czech Republic.
Perspective-based art is usually a little lame – ‘look, guys, I’m holding up the Leaning Tower of Pisa!’ – but this dude pulls it off. Erik Johannson, Stockholm street artist, set up this bottomless pit illusion called ‘Mind Your Step’ in Sergels torg, and let passers-by play around with it. It’s cool.
Hemingway drank cocktails. I’m just saying that now so that any concerns about masculinity and ‘girly drinks’ are shelved from the get-go. Multimedia artist Marcos Lutyens has set up an installation that projects arsty scans from EEG headsets worn by people drinking Absolut vodka, and if boozey brain-waves isn’t art then I don’t know what is.
Hey, you guys know that photo, right? The one with the tennis-playing girl lifting up the back of her skirt in a way that’s sort of sexy but also obliviously enough for people to call it art, rather than sexy-tennis-photography? It’s by Martin Elliot, who died recently, so the model’s decided to let us know who she is.