Archive for the ‘Artist of the Week’ Category

Ticket booked

October 31, 2010

kaggele ase ta gagarin me axyristous melahrinous kai ela panw..akougetai kalytera


Takashi Murakami aux Versailles!

September 24, 2010


September 22, 2010

Shepard Fairey

April 14, 2010

Frank Shepard Fairey (born February 15, 1970) is a contemporary artist, graphic designer and illustrator, who emerged from the skateboarding scene. He first became known for his “André the Giant Has a Posse” (Be sure you clicked this link) sticker campaign, in which he appropriated images from the comedic super market tabloid Weekly World News. His work became more widely known in the 2008 U.S. presidential elections, specifically his Barack Obama “HOPE” poster. The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston calls him one of today’s best known and most influential street artists. His work is included in the collections at The Smithsonian, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the MOMA in New York, and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.

mias kai oloi loipoun

March 24, 2010

Mark Linkus….escaped

March 9, 2010

Anish Kapoor

March 9, 2010

Anish Kapoor (born 12 March 1954) is a sculptor. Born in Bombay, India, Kapoor has lived and worked in London since the early 1970s where he moved to study art.

He gained international acclaim with solo exhibits at venues such as the Tate Gallery and Hayward Gallery in London, Kunsthalle BaselHaus der Kunst Munich, Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin, Reina Sofia in Madrid, MAK Vienna, and the ICA Boston. He represented Britain in the XLIV Venice Biennale in 1990, when he was awarded the Premio Duemila Prize. In 1991 he received the Turner Prize. Notable public sculptures include Cloud Gate, Millennium Park, Chicago, and Sky Mirror at the Rockefeller Center, New York.

Kapoor was raised in an Indian home. His mother was a Jewish immigrant from Baghdad. “My mother was then only a few months old. She had an Indian-Jewish upbringing. Her father, my grandfather, was the cantor in the synagogue in Pune. At the time, the Jewish community in Bombay was quite large, mostly consisting of Baghdadi Jews.” His father, from a Punjabi family, was a hydrographer in the Indian Navy.

Miranda July

February 23, 2010

Miranda July is a filmmaker, artist, and writer. She grew up in Berkeley, California where she began her career as a teenager, writing and directing plays. July’s videos, performances, and web-based projects have been presented at sites such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum and in the 2002 and 2004 Whitney Biennials. Eleven Heavy Things, her interactive sculpture garden, is currently on view in the 2009 Venice Biennale. She wrote, directed and starred in her first feature-length film, Me and You and Everyone We Know(2005), which won a special jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival and four prizes at the Cannes Film Festival, including the Camera d’Or. Her collection of stories, No One Belongs Here More Than You, was published in 2007 and won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. It has been translated into 17 languages. Her fiction has also been printed in The Paris Review, Harper’s, and The New Yorker. In 2002 July created the participatory website, learningtoloveyoumore, with artist Harrell Fletcher, and a companion book was published in 2007 by Prestel. She lives in Los Angeles, where she is working on a new movie entitled, The Future.

etsi giati etsi: Daniel Johnston

January 14, 2010

The Devil and Daniel Johnston is a 2006 documentary directed by Jeff Feuerzeig. Its focus is the life and music of singer, songwriter and Austin personality Daniel Johnston.

Carrey’s world

December 14, 2009

Come on! Click the image s’il vous pleeeii! Ze boutton!

Inbai Kim

November 19, 2009

Works by an up-and-coming Korean artist Inbai Kim at the Arario Seoul gallery. Born in 1978, kim remains a devotee of the most rudimentary of drawing tools: the pencil and paper. He selects images from the countless number of drawings he makes, then transforms the images into sculptural works. his sculptures are also black and white, with black pencil markings filling the spaces on his white sculptural forms. the images are of people and animals, however they are actually beings that do not exist. These beings are at times boldly devoid of vital physical details while other seemingly unimportant areas are accentuated.


Papercraft Self Portrait

November 4, 2009


Made by Eric Testroete.

Turning the Place Over

October 30, 2009


Turning the Place Over by Richard Wilson was an installation commisioned for the Liverpool 2008 Biennial. He made an 8 metres diameter ovoid cut from the façade of a building in Liverpool city centre and made to oscillate in three dimensions. The revolving façade rests on a specially designed giant rotator, usually used in the shipping and nuclear industries, and acts as a huge opening and closing ‘window’, offering recurrent glimpses of the interior during its constant cycle during daylight hours.

Gehard Demetz

October 27, 2009


Cornelia Parker

October 23, 2009


In the first 2 pictures: What’s going on 1 msec after a bomb explosion!

Cornelia Parker (born 1956; Cheshire, UK) is an English sculptor and installation artist.

Wang Qingsong

September 22, 2009

27battlefield-largepoisonous-spiderdormitoryoo9Chinese painter and photographer Wang Qingsong was born in Heilongjiang Province, China, and now lives in Beijing. His photographs are large, elaborate, tableaux in style and tend to make witty references to the impact of globalization and modernization in China. In addition, they make references to elements of art history. Qingsong describes his work as “Kitschy, but powerful… Contradictory, but critical”


September 19, 2009



Singer, guitarist, producer, artist, author, poet, photographer, filmmaker

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The Path

August 25, 2009

Improv Everywhere

July 18, 2009

Improv Everywhere causes scenes of chaos and joy in public places. Created in August of 2001 by Charlie Todd, Improv Everywhere has executed over 80 missions involving thousands of undercover agents. The group is based in New York City.caricaturist06 

He took the chair and set up on the edge of the park. He positioned himself in the middle of a group of about 6 portrait artists.  The going rates were $50 for a realistic drawing and $5 for a caricature; he offered his drawings for twenty-five cents. The final product is horrible.  The ‘art’ is on the same skill level as the average fourth grader.

On Saturday, March 22, 2003 Improv Everywhere agents created a living moebius strip in the Astor Place Starbucks. Seven undercover agents meticulously repeated a five-minute slice of time for twelve consecutive repetitions.

“Meet Anton Chekov”. The plan was to set up a card table in Washington Square Park with a large sign that read “Meet Anton Chekov” and have someone sit behind it claiming to be said Russian playwright.


The Human Mirror

The Suicide Jumper

5K rebetiko impro

July 2, 2009