Bob Self of Baby Tattoo says: "Photographer Allan Amato has spent the past two years photographing renowned artists then asking them to transform the images into a self-portraits of-a-sort. The hybrid imagery is intriguing and insightful, and the creation of this "visual dialog" between photographer and fine artists is the subject of a documentary currently raising funding on Kickstarter. The finished pieces will be published by Baby Tattoo as an art book (which is one of the Kickstarter rewards), but there a a number of other nice rewards as well."
We've featured Laurie Lipton's meticulous, darkly funny art on Boing Boing before. Here's a video profile of her.
Lipton was inspired by the religious paintings of the Flemish School. Unfortunately she went to university when Conceptual Art was all the rage & no one could teach her how to paint like an early Renaissance Master. She tried to teach herself from books and failed. While traveling around Europe in her 20's, she began developing her very own peculiar drawing technique building up tone with thousands of fine cross-hatching lines like an egg tempera painting. "It's an insane way to draw", she says, "but the resulting detail and luminosity is worth the amount of effort."
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Molly Crabapple writes, "For My latest piece for Vice, I spoke with the men paid $200/month to build the Louvre and the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi."
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Hypertalented couple Kelly Tunstall and Ferris Plock have a new show of paintings, including some collaborations, at Portland's Antler Gallery and Store. The show, titled "Floating World: Part Two," is on the heels of their San Francisco solo show "Floating World: Part One" that just closed at Shooting Gallery. Above, detail of "Serenade." Below, "Closely Held" and "Kinkaku-ji."
The cover art for the forthcoming Penguin Modern Classic edition of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is deeply freaky. Read the rest
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American artist William Utermohlen (1933-2007) was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 1995. For the remaining five years of his life, he painted self-portraits which revealed the progression of the disease and its effects, as well as Mr. Utermohlen's heartbreaking, desperate attempts to understand what was happening to him.
A couple of silly images found on an early 1960s bacheleor-party-gift notepad have provided artist David Jablow with inspiration for dozens of funny and well-executed works of art. I would love to own the original art for this one, which depicts a couple of anarchists clashing with militarized cops.
I bought his self-published Do-It-Yourself Doodler book, which has about 50 drawings based on one images, and I highly recommend it.