Tag Archives: art

Cuomo Unveils New York City’s First LGBT Memorial

Curbed New York reports: Nearly a year after it was first announced, New York City’s first official memorial dedicated to the LGBTQ community is set to debut in Hudson River Park. Governor Andrew Cuomo, along with City Council speaker Corey Johnson, Senator Brad Hoylman, and other elected officials, unveiled the monument, two years in the making, which is intended to ...

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White House Asks To Borrow Van Gogh Painting From Guggenheim, Gets Offered Gold Toilet Instead [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: The emailed response from the Guggenheim’s chief curator to the White House was polite but firm: The museum could not accommodate a request to “borrow” a painting by Vincent Van Gogh for President and Melania Trump’s private living quarters. Instead, wrote the curator, Nancy Spector, another piece was available, one that was nothing like “Landscape With ...

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Catholic League To Demand Trump’s NEA Cease Funding Any Art That Might Be Considered “Anti-Christian”

Via press release: On January 23, “Jerry Springer: The Opera,” a New Group production, will preview at the Pershing Square Signature Center, an off-Broadway venue. That morning, at 9:30 a.m., I will hold a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington D.C., raising objections to the play and the source of funding for the New Group. Regarding the ...

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Four-Story Penis Artwork Roils Lower Manhattan

The New York Daily News reports: It’s a four-story outdoor art installation that’s hard to ignore. Residents of the Lower East Side awoke Christmas morning to find an enormous penis painted on the side of a Broome St. apartment building — courtesy of a Swedish-born artist. “I have never heard so much laughter and seen so many happy faces behind ...

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Huckabee Begs Trump Not To Gut The Arts

In an op-ed for the Washington Post, Mike Huckabee manages to simultaneously defend the arts and heap insults on artists. He writes: Donald Trump wasn’t my first choice for president. I was. But he was my second choice, and I’m proud that I supported him. In tackling the federal budget, he faces a debt that has doubled to $20 trillion in ...

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Catholic League Endorses Trump’s Gutting Of The Arts Because “Perverts” Shouldn’t Get Federal Money

Via press release from Catholic League president Bill Donohue: The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), National Public Radio (NPR), and the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), are all subsidized by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). The Trump administration is right to propose a budget that completely guts these entities of federal funding. That ...

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ARIZONA: Anti-Trump Billboard Draws Death Threats

The Arizona Republic reports: Artist Karen Fiorito knew backlash was bound to come. And it has. Commissioned by a downtown Phoenix art gallery in January to create a billboard art piece that would comment on President Donald Trump’s administration, Fiorito said what she had in mind was going to stir up a controversy. “Billboards are perfect because you don’t have ...

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MANHATTAN: Naked Trump Statue Prompts Selfie Frenzy In Union Square, Parks Department Rips It Down

DNA Info reports: This is some very public art. A statue of a completely naked Donald Trump mysteriously appeared on the south side of Union Square Park Thursday morning. The full-frontal sculpture of the Republican presidential candidate, which stood for at least two hours before being removed by the Parks Department around 1:20 p.m., featured realistic details such as an ...

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World AIDS Day Photo Project: When Dogs Heal

A World AIDS Day photo project titled When Dogs Heal launches this week in Chicago and New York City. Watch below as the Associated Press explains. The exhibit opens tomorrow at Chicago’s FLATS Studio and on Thursday at NYC’s LGBT Community Center.

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God Hates Renoir

So this happened in Boston: It’s nothing personal, says Ben Ewen-Campen, he just doesn’t think French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir is much of a painter. Monday, the Harvard postdoc joined some like-minded aesthetes for a playful protest outside the Museum of Fine Arts. The rally, which mostly bewildered passersby, was organized by Max Geller, creator of the Instagram account Renoir Sucks ...

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NEVADA: Burning Man Organizers Threaten To Sue Quizno’s Over Hilarious Viral Ad [VIDEO]

This hilarious Quizno’s ad has racked up nearly 800,000 views in the last few days, but not laughing are the organizers of Burning Man. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports: The toasted sandwich company published a parody video, “Out of the Maze and into the Playa,” on YouTube earlier this week, a day after the weeklong utopian arts celebration in Northern Nevada’s ...

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The Man Has Burned [VIDEO]

The Man burned in the Nevada desert on Saturday night. And so did something else. USA Today reports: Timothy Leary, the late father of LSD, was memorialized at Burning Man after a fantastic procession and burning of his ashes in the Black Rock Desert. It was a spectacle that not even he probably could have imagined, as actress Susan Sarandon ...

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Live Stream: Burning Man 2015

A remote camera is slowing panning the playa at Burning Man, where dust storms occasionally will obscure your view. I imagine things will be more visually interesting after dark, but for now you can watch thousands of people navigate their bikes among the installations and art cars.  The Man burns tomorrow night and things wrap up for most on Monday.

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Seen In Brooklyn

Via Laughing Squid: New Zealand street artist Owen Dippie, the incredible mind behind the Renaissance Mutant Ninja Turtles mural, recently created “The Radiant Madonna“, a giant mural that features the Virgin Mary cradling a distinctive Keith Haring figure on the side of a Brooklyn building. Dippie explained the concept behind the mural, which was done in cooperation with the Bushwick ...

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Timelapse: A Walker In New York City

I thought this would be about zombies, but no: “A behind-the-scenes look at how the French artist JR created a large-scale pasting in the triangle below the Flatiron Building for the Walking New York issue of The New York Times Magazine.” Pasting?

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IRELAND: Dublin City Council Calls For Removal Of Marriage Equality Mural

Via the Irish Journal: A warning letter has been sent from Dublin City Council calling for the giant same-sex marriage mural in Dublin city centre to be removed. The letter was issued to artist Joe Caslin, he confirmed to TheJournal.ie. Councillor Mannix Flynn told TheJournal.ie that the letter concerns the removal of the black-and-white paper mural over a planning issue, ...

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NYC Artist Wins Privacy Suit Over Photos Taken Through His Neighbors’ Windows

Two years ago I reported that residents of a luxury Tribeca building were furious about an art gallery’s exhibition of photos taken through their windows from an apartment across the street. A lawsuit shortly followed, of course, and this week a panel of  judges made their decision: Want privacy? Buy shades. That was the message sent by a panel of ...

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Keith Haring Died 25 Years Ago Today

Famed artist Keith Haring died 25 years ago today. And this just happened in Australia: Vandals have desecrated a heritage-protected mural in Melbourne’s north. Australia’s only surviving mural by world-renowned artist Keith Haring has been seemingly untouched for more than 30 years. But on Saturday, Collingwood locals found it covered in black graffiti, the name “Keith Renks” scribbled along with ...

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Banksy On Charlie Hebdo

RELATED: Via Talking Points Memo. Staffers for satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo said Thursday that the publication will come out next week, after gunmen killed 12 people in a terror attack on its Paris offices. “The Charlie Hebdo newspaper will come out next Wednesday,” lawyer Richard Malka told the Agence France-Presse. Malka said the issue would be shorter than normal, ...

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