Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Viktor Schreckengost is the father of industrial design and creator of the Jazz Bowl, an iconic piece of Jazz Age art designed for Eleanor Roosevelt. He is also the creator of the largest freestanding ceramic sculpture in the world, Early Settler, on permanent display at Lakewood High School in Lakewood, Ohio. He is also famous for his dinnerware designs. Eschewing the fancy, flowery French designs that were popular in the United States during the Great Depression, Schreckengost created simple modern designs that were popular throughout the country. He designed bicycles manufactured by Murray (bicycles) for Murray and Sears, Roebuck and Company. Viktor Schreckengost the first cabover truck with engineer Ray Spiller.
Saturday, June 17, 2006
works with an array of mainly everyday materials such as wire, plaster and paper, and with these elements she draws together various influences.
More recently Justine Smith has developed this theme and has begun producing a series of sculptures covered in (real) money.
Roger Wood creates with time in mind. Yet even though the clock can be a consistent element of his work, it's often secondary to its creation. Whether it's a curious timepiece or a unique assemblage, Wood thrives on working with an immeasurable array of findings from the tarnished and forgotten to the odd or intriquing. He is a devoted collector of usual and unusual objects with one thing in common, a history.
One thousand numbers = one thousand paintings. All beautifully painted on canvas (approx. 12 x 12 x 1.5). Each number is unique - the number and the demand define the price. An experiment of art & mathematics, on the web, the first of its kind.
Willard Wigan was born in Birmingham, England in 1957 and is the creator of the smallest works of art on earth. From being a traumatised and unrecognised dyslexic child, he is now emerging as the most globally celebrated micro-miniaturist of all time and is literally capable of turning a spec of dust into a vision of true beauty.
Some countries have clearly taken care in the choice of colours, layout, and design. Others have been lazy, stolen the flags of their neighbours, or just designed flags that are clearly supposed to cause pain to those who look at them.
Friday, June 16, 2006
These collectable antiques reproduction cars are made of solid metal with eye-catching accessories and attention to detail. They operate on kid power, which means children exercise and buildmuscles while they have fun.
Buy a cars pedals toy for your own collection or for a special child..
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Ron English is a contemporary pop artist who explores popular brand imagery and advertising.
One aspect of his work involves 'liberating' commercial billboards with his own messages. Frequent targets of his work include Joe Camel, McDonalds, and Mickey Mouse. Ron English can be considered the "celebrated prankster father of agit-pop", who wrangles carefully created corporate iconographies so that they are turned upside down, and are used against the very corporation they are meant to represent. Ron English has also painted several album covers including The Dandy Warhols album cover "Welcome to the Monkey House". Some of his paintings are also used in Morgan Spurlock's documentary Super Size Me.
New age of television: the final release of the television from the directive psychological effect and burden of sense, the deconstruction of the information flow and its further use in decorative purposes, giving the consumer the possibility to manipulate the TV-signal, i.e. the actual creation of the product of a new type that allows to consume tv-products offered by tv-companies in a distorted form.
Ron Mueck (born 1958) is an Australian hyperrealist sculptor working in Great Britain.
Mueck's early career was as a model maker and puppeteer for children's television and films, notably the film Labyrinth for which he also contributed the voice of Ludo.
Mueck's sculptures faithfully reproduce the minute detail of the human body, but play with scale to produce disconcertingly jarring visual images.
Wacky Packages were those Topps bubble gum parody stickers that made fun of household products of their time. They are fun to look at, fun to collect and really bring back memories of products that defined a great era.
This web page, will hopefully bring back some memories as well as provide useful information & images of Wacky Packages for general interest or collecting.
David Lynch is one of the most creative and fascinating artists of our time. He is best known as the director of such strangely beautiful pictures as Blue Velvet and Wild at Heart.
He is also a painter, photographer and sculptor - his artwork was shown at galleries in New York, Paris and Tokyo. He designs furniture, composes soundscapes, writes song lyrics, and works as an author and producer.
The City of Absurdity, is offering exhaustive information on David Lynch.
Thursday, June 15, 2006
Muppet Wiki is a collaborative project to create an encyclopedia for everything related to Jim Henson and the Muppets. The Wiki format allows anyone to create or edit any article, so we can all work together to create a comprehensive database for Muppet fans.
Artist Nam June Paik was born on July 20, 1932 He was born in Seoul, South Korea. He worked on several mediums of art but was often being credited for discovering and/or inventing the medium known as video art.
Nam June Paik then began participating in the Neo-Dada art movement, known as Fluxus, which was inspried by the composer John Cage, and his use of everyday sounds and noises in his music. He made his big debut at an exhibition known as, ''Exposition of Music-Electronic Television'', in which he scattered televisions everywhere, and used magnets to alter or disort their images.
Artist Ken Kagami lives and works in Tokyo. Kagami's background is in fashion – he studied at Bunka Fashion college and subsequently earned a living as a stylist. Design, as well as an interest in the American abject; i.e. the work of Paul McCarthy and Mike Kelley, serves as a foundation for the artist's practice.
Ken Kagami draws strange pictures and creates strange objects.
In the years before World War I, Europe appeared to be losing its hold on reality. The arts were also coming unglued. Schoenberg's music was atonal, Mal-larmé's poems scrambled syntax and scattered words across the page and Picasso's Cubism made a hash of human anatomy. And even more radical ideas were afoot. Anarchists and nihilists inhabited the political fringe, and a new breed of artist was starting to attack the very concept of art itself. In Paris, after trying his hand at Impressionism and Cubism, Marcel Duchamp rejected all painting because it was made for the eye, not the mind.
''In 1913 I had the happy idea to fasten a bicycle wheel to a kitchen stool and watch it turn,'' he later wrote, describing the construction he called Bicycle Wheel, a precursor of both kinetic and conceptual art.
Ball recited a poem on the stage of the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich, a nightspot (named for the 18th-century French philosopher and satirist) that he, and a few expatriate pals had opened as a gathering place for artists and writers. The poem began: ''gadji beri bimba / glandridi lauli lonni cadori....'' It was utter nonsense.
This new, irrational art movement would be named Dada.
The ultimate tour of the Simpson abode. Just click on the text links or the red hot spots on the plans to download a QuickTime VR file of the house. It's the next best thing to being there. Remember that the Simpson house built in Las Vegas had to comply with the building code, so not everything would be located exactly the way it is in the television show.
Born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1959, Joseph Seigenthaler currently resides in Chicago, Illinois, where he has exhibited his figurative sculpture for the past 15 years. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and the Contemporary Museum in Honolulu, Hawaii, as well as numerous private collections throughout the United States.