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03.03.15 Prachi Gupta

New York’s Armory Show hasn’t even started and one artist’s piece is already generating controversy. The Observer reports that sculptor, painter and Pioneer Works founder Dustin Yellin shredded $5, $20 and $50 bills totaling $10,000 in a wood chipper. He then then applied the valueless, torn-up money to eight canvases. Titled, “The Riches of God’s […]

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12.11.14 Rhett Jones

As outrage continues over revelations that the CIA tortured terrorist suspects and often misled the government about the intel it received, it’s important to remember that the ultimate responsibility for such an enormous apparatus has to fall on George W. Bush — the commander in chief who allowed it to happen and defended the program […]

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04.08.14 Marina Galperina

George W. Bush’s solo art show “The Art of Leadership: A President’s Personal Diplomacy” has just opened at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas, Texas. Moving on from paintings of dogs and bath time, the exhibit features 30 oil-on-board paintings of world leaders. It appears as if they are all lazy reproductions of some of the […]

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12.06.13 Marina Galperina

Kilo Collective’s Brazilian-born artist Gustavo Sousa is in Miami, watching the insane amount of legal murals going up for art fair season. Every day, Sousa is painting very tiny, surprisingly detailed, impressionistic mini-portraits of the street artists at work using a tiny “portable studio” watercolor kit. “This project uses Instagram as an exhibition space,” Sousa […]

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07.18.13 Andy Cush

There are few artists more innocuous, more neutered, more universally loved and reviled than Thomas Kinkade. His soft-focus images present an idyllic vision of America and of Christianity, like Norman Rockwell without the blue-collar populism, where everything is beautiful, nothing hurts, and there’s always a warm fire going in the Lincoln-Log cabin just down the […]

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05.28.13 Julia Dawidowicz

Swiss artist Till Rabus pays homage to Salvador Dalí with his deliciously bizarre series “Surrealist Camping Lunch.” In Rabus’ anthropomorphic food-themed reinterpretations of paintings like The Metamorphosis of Narcissus and The Temptation of St. Anthony, Dalí’s signature stretched elephant legs become eating utensils and his metaphorical egg becomes… an egg. Rabus’ work just made an internet resurgence, thanks […]

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04.24.13 Kyle Petreycik

In between projects, artist Nathan Freda wasted time by inserting soda machines and old-fashioned bottles of Coke into historical paintings. And then, it got out of hand. Here’s an entire Tumblr of art history, carbonated. Many of these paintings — taken directly from a college art history study guide — feature soda imagery as an Easter Egg, while others […]

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04.05.13 Julia Dawidowicz

UK-born Nathan Walsh specializes in creating elaborate photorealistic paintings of major cities, but whatever, here are the ones from New York. From Times Square to the Queensboro Bridge to Brighton Beach, we could spend a long time navigating each meticulous detail of his pieces. One of the most interesting aspects of Walsh’s work is his […]

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03.21.13 Samer Kalaf

Praise be to Gawker for publishing a new batch of George W. Bush paintings, straight from hacker Guccifer. Subjects include shells(?), landscapes, cats and, yes, more dogs. These paintings present Bush’s ability to paint various subjects and not just dogs and his nude self. But if we’re being honest, these aren’t as good as the […]

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03.04.13 Samer Kalaf

A DeviantArt user called “wytrab8” (real name: Hillary Smith) has creatively and excellently mixed pop culture characters with classic works, dubbing it Pop Reinterpretation. The Muppet nightmare on the left is based off part of Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch, while the Joker on the right is inspired by Portrait of a Child […]

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