Posts Tagged ‘Visual Arts’

Life imitates art as Warhol-inspired soup goes on sale – News – Art – The Independent

September 15, 2012 Leave a comment

Andy Warhol-inspired limited-edition cans of C...Campbell’s Soup has launched a series of four canned tomato soups with labels that pay homage to Warhol’s 1962 work of art32 Campbell’s Soup Cans.”

Timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Warhol’s first solo exhibition, about 1.2 million cans of the tomato soup will be sold in Target stores across the United States for 75 cents each.

The company’s design team, working with The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, created four different labels in vibrant combinations such as pink and teal for the tomato soup that went on sale this month.

“This is not something that we do everyday,” said Liesl Henderson, director of communications for Campbell’s Soup, adding that the Warhol Foundation was very protective of the artist’s legacy.

“But we’ve maintained a collaborative relationship with the Warhol Foundation over the years, and there’s a fascination, it seems, with all things Warhol.”

via Life imitates art as Warhol-inspired soup goes on sale – News – Art – The Independent.



Colouring pencils

A black and white forest is colored in vibrant hues under our eyes except for one sad little panda, which sets off the compassion of an imaginative little boy.

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“Has anybody seen my Mopser? – / A comely dog is he, / With hair the colour of a Charles the Fifth, / And teeth like ships at sea.” – Walter de La Mare
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Gabriel Orozco, the artist and “found objects”

February 8, 2011 1 comment

Gabriel Orozcos, Empty Shoe Box

Creative, playful and inventive, Gabriel Orozco creates art in the streets, his apartment or wherever he is inspired. Born in Mexico but working across the globe, Orozco is renowned for his endless experimentation with found objects, which he subtly alters.

His sculptures, often made of everyday things that have interested him, reveal new ways of looking at something familiar. A skull with a geometric pattern carefully drawn onto it, a classic Citroën DS car which the artist sliced into thirds, removing the central part to exaggerate its streamlined design, and a scroll filled with numbers cut out of a phone book are just some of his unique sculptures.

From the Tate Modern Exhibition page

Read about the Empty Shoe Box (1993) exhibit, which is, um, an empty shoe box …

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Christie’s caught up as £30m forgeries send shock waves through the art world | Art and design | The Observer

October 17, 2010 Leave a comment
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Panic is spreading through the art world following the discovery of forgeries among major 20th-century paintings sold in recent years by leading auctioneers and dealers worldwide, including Christie’s in London.More than 30 paintings, thought to be by artists including Max Ernst, Raoul Dufy and Fernand Léger, have been unmasked as forgeries, the Observer has learned. The fakes have duped leading figures in the art world into parting with at least £30m.Four of the paintings have gone through Christie’s, including forgeries of Ernst’s La Horde, estimated at £3.5m and eventually sold to the Würth Collection, and André Derain‘s Bateaux à Collioure, sold for £2m. Six paintings were sold by the leading German auctioneer, Lempertz, one for £2.8m. The forger’s strategy appears to have been to create compositions that would relate to the titles of documented works whose whereabouts are not currently known.

via Christie’s caught up as £30m forgeries send shock waves through the art world | Art and design | The Observer.

Strange Random Forgery Quote:

“Imitation, if it is not forgery, is a fine thing. It stems from a generous impulse, and a realistic sense of what can and cannot be done.” –  James Fenton

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Sotheby’s Unveils 40 Highly Revealing Letters by Rene Magritte

NEW YORK, NY.- On 18 June 2010, Sotheby’s will offer a Highly Important Series of Over Forty Autograph Letters and Postcards from Surrealist master René Magritte to poet Paul Colinet. The correspondence forms an extraordinary record of the artist’s creative process in addition to revealing the literary and artistic influences on his work during the most productive period of his career. Complete with whimsical drawings and sketches, many of which are variations on the artist’s well-known canvases, the cache last appeared on the auction market at Sotheby’s London in 1987, where it was offered in a sale of artifacts from the artist’s studio consigned by his widow. No other significant group of Magritte letters has appeared on the market since.

via Sotheby’s Unveils 40 Highly Revealing Letters by Rene Magritte.

Related video – a documentary about Magritte’s life and work (50 minutes, French Language).

Strange Random Surrealism Quote:

Surrealism: An archaic term. Formerly an art movement. No longer distinguishable from everyday life. – Brad Holland

Surrealism: An archaic term. Formerly an art movement. No longer distinguishable from everyday life. (Brad Holland)
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TED Talks – Ursus Wehrli “Tidies Up Art”

March 2, 2010 1 comment
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TED (Technology Entertainment Design)

What if you could organise your art collection to make it more coherent and easy on the eye? As part of the TED Talks (Technology – Entertainment – Design), the Swiss comedian and cabaret artist Ursus Wehrli takes on Paul Klee, Magritte, Keith Haring and Joan Mirò among others in his crusade to tidy up art.

You can choose the subtitle language you’d like to see by clicking “View Subtitles” on the player.

Strange Random Art Quote:

Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time. Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time – Jean Cocteau

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