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Nick Walker art: Vandalism

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

I just noticed this Ebay auction for an original Nick Walker painting titled Vandalism. The auction still has 5 days to go so enough time to contemplate whether this artwork might be worth the price of £ 3 300. If that price is a bit steep, you can also have a look at some of Nick Walkers prints on Ebay.

I’ve been sifting through some of Nick Walkers art and noticed one seller describing him as “like Banksy”. While that comment may be a bit cheapish it does make it clear that Nick Walker is a British street artist who has been picked up by galleries.

Chinese Contemporaries

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

I have to admit I’ve loved Chinese contemporary art from the moment it attracted my attention. Now that may sound impressive but unfortunately I’ve only been introduced shortly on Chinese painters and artists during the Beijing Olympics of 2008.

It was then that I first laid eyes on iconic artist Yue Minjun. His trademark are the self-portraits that all bear a wide smile or should I say grin. It is symbolising the suppression by the Chinese government; while horrible things happen, always keep smiling to the outside world. A very simple but powerful message.

Zhang Yajie is another important Chinese contemporary. He mainly depicts the Chinese youth in the streets. Yajie mainly works in black and grey.

Next I would like to draw some attention to the installation art of Xu Bing. Xu and many other Chinese contemporary artists began to draw on traditional philosophies such as Taoism to create distinctly modern, distinctly Chinese political comment. They also freely mixed traditional methods such as ink painting and scrollwork with Western techniques.

For “A Book from the Sky” Xu created 4 000 nonsense Chinese written characters, carved them into wood panels in the style of the 11th century Sung Dynasty, and displayed the work on a scroll. It took almost three years of boring work from 1987 to 1991.

Our bonus painting is by Fu Lei who I just discovered on the website of a Chinese museum

edit: apparently the last few images are being cropped badly, I’ll fix this later

Deuce 7

Friday, April 17th, 2009

I’m a fan. A big fan.

Deuce 7 is a graffiti street artist from Minneapolis. As you can see in the images, Deuce 7 is absolutely obsessed with trains & railroads and the history behind that all. He finds his inspiration by traveling around the country by jumping on freight trains. Deuce 7 is currently climbing up the contemporary street artists ladder with some art shows in respected urban galleries.

Also exclusive for our blog readers: a part of your webmaster and his bed. If you’d be interested in buying a Deuce 7 print (signed & limited in small editions), visit the shop. Some prints will be available soon.

Pure Evil – Guernica

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Pure Evil is a graffiti artist from London. Above is his revamped version of Picasso’s Guernica. Find Pure Evil limited edition prints here.

Joshua Allen Harris – Inflatable Street Art

Friday, March 20th, 2009

Tidying up Magritte

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Tidying up Magritte, originally uploaded by EagerEyes.

I just discovered this talk from the Swiss Ursus Wehrli on the wonderful TED website. As a Swiss person, who are notable for their love of structure, Ursus Wehrli has made it his mission to tidy up famous art from artists such as René Magritte, Paul Klee and Jackson Pollock.

Have a look at the funny and inspiring video on Ted.

Jackson Pollock in LA

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

As seen on Sprayblog.net.

Leonardo da Vinci self-portrait discovered

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

Italian researchers believe they have unearthed a previously unknown self-portrait by Leonardo da Vinci drawn when the artist was a young man.

The faint pencil sketch has emerged after being hidden for 500 years in one of the Renaissance genius’s most famous manuscripts, the “Codex on the Flight of Birds”, written between 1490 and 1505.

Source: Telegraph

Francis Bacon rugs

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

A rare pair of rugs designed by a young Francis Bacon are to be auctioned. They were apparently donated by an Iranian carpet dealer who had cleaned out one of his storerooms. The rugs will be auctioned March 12.

David Goldblatt

Friday, February 20th, 2009