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“Best Art” Award goes to…

“Best Art” Award goes to…

junkyardarts July 12, 2010 Comments Off on “Best Art” Award goes to…

Society is constantly trying to categorize art: good vs. bad, high vs. not so high…etc. Work of Art, a new tv show on Bravo is attempting to find through weekly assignments the “next big

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For My Impressionist Aficionados

For My Impressionist Aficionados

junkyardarts July 12, 2010 Comments Off on For My Impressionist Aficionados

Standing in front of a Monet is a beautiful thing.  You find yourself walking towards the work – your breath has already been taken away from a distance – and as you get closer,

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Women In Art – Eye Spy

Women In Art – Eye Spy

junkyardarts July 11, 2010 Comments Off on Women In Art – Eye Spy

The way to a woman’s heart is too numerous to count, but even harder to know is if you actually made your way into it. The woman’s face has long been the subject of

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Crap Work at a Cool Show: When Dali met Diana

Crap Work at a Cool Show: When Dali met Diana

junkyardarts July 6, 2010 Comments Off on Crap Work at a Cool Show: When Dali met Diana

Ugh.  So there’s this show going on at the Barbican Gallery in London – the type of show that makes you want to hop the pond and discover it yourself.  Works from some of

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The Boy is Back: David LaChappelle Returns

The Boy is Back: David LaChappelle Returns

junkyardarts May 10, 2010 Comments Off on The Boy is Back: David LaChappelle Returns

In news that sent me into a happiness-frenzy today, rumor has it enfant terrible David LaChappelle is returning to fine art after decades of commercial and fashion work. LaChappelle, known for his surrealist and

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Bitch, fo real?! Review of The Artist is Present

Bitch, fo real?! Review of The Artist is Present

Jordi May 6, 2010 Comments Off on Bitch, fo real?! Review of The Artist is Present

Alright kiddies, bear with me for this…it’s gonna be a wild one. Ask anyone who knows me and they’ll confirm two things. Number one: I’m not a fan of female artists (I know. Boo

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Zoo Replaces Animals with Art – Im down with that.

Zoo Replaces Animals with Art – Im down with that.

junkyardarts April 14, 2010 Comments Off on Zoo Replaces Animals with Art – Im down with that.

Lego’s were a favorite toy of mine growing up: I even had Lego horses!  Best part was you would rip off your Lego person legs and snap the torso onto the Lego horse’s indented

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Guy Gives Degas to UK in Place of Taxes = Awesome?

Guy Gives Degas to UK in Place of Taxes = Awesome?

junkyardarts April 11, 2010 Comments Off on Guy Gives Degas to UK in Place of Taxes = Awesome?

The UK tax system just got a lot more interesting…and troublesome.  Apparently the UK has a program called Acceptance in Lieu in which they allow the bartering of art to cancel out inheritance taxes. 

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Rothko: in which I prefer a stiff drink & a comfy chair to interruption & dialogue

Rothko: in which I prefer a stiff drink & a comfy chair to interruption & dialogue

junkyardarts April 6, 2010 Comments Off on Rothko: in which I prefer a stiff drink & a comfy chair to interruption & dialogue

There was a great piece in the New York Times by Roberta Smith about the new one-act play ‘Red’.  The piece talked about how Smith’s lifetime as an art critic generally makes her cringe

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Banksy – deface me once, shame on you, deface me twice…thanks?

Banksy – deface me once, shame on you, deface me twice…thanks?

junkyardarts April 1, 2010 Comments Off on Banksy – deface me once, shame on you, deface me twice…thanks?

Today’s Art in the News is a ridiculousness sundae…topped with nuts. The London Underground had agreed to work with Art Below, a public art group based in West London that aims to bring art

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