Friday, June 01, 2007

British artist creates diamond-studded skull

Damien Hirst know for things like saying once that the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States were like a work of art and later apologizing for that comment. Has created a piece called "For The Love Of God." "For the Love of God " is a platinum cast of a skull studded with over 8 thousand diamonds. According to his representatives the diamonds were ethically sourced.

The artist had hopes that the piece would be shown at the British Museum in London next to the Aztec turquoise skull which inspired it. The skull is currently on display at London's White Cube Mason's Yard. With a price tage of 74 million euro security is tight. It will be shown from June 3rd to July 7th.

When he asked what his next work would be, he said "Two diamond skeletons shagging."

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Artist protest alleged animal cruelty by eating a dog!!

What is with artists and eating strange things. This story is another one of those what were they thinking tales. Mark McGowan chowed down on a Corgi dog , the breed of dog Queen Elizabeth II favors as pets, to protest against the fact that Prince Philip, the queen's husband, had beaten a fox to death during a hunt.

The Corgi was minced with apple, onion and seasoning, turned into meatballs and served with salad.

McGowan said that he was not the only one to taste the meal supposedly Yoko Ono had a bite also. (Now we can hate her for more then just breaking up the Beatles.)

Buckingham Palace declined to comment, and Britain's top animal-protection charity said there was no evidence to support the claim that Prince Philip abused the fox in the first place.

Please note: Picture is not the actual dog used in the meal. However, his cuteness made the story even more sad.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Artist Makes Meatballs From HIS FAT!

Do not eat dinner at Marco Evaristti house. Apparently the artist had his fat removed from his body by liposuction and the put the fat into meatballs all in the name of art.

His work has been labeled disgusting, publicity. Evaristti says he is simply trying to highlight some of the double standards he sees in the world around him.

In order for Evaristti to replicate Christ's last super he placed 13 tins of the meat on a long table. Then he invited 12 of people to join him in eating the meatballs. Yummy! Now I ask you all is this art or not?

I would like thank for sending me this incredible story. The actual new article can be found at

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Artist Joerg Immendorf dies

Joerg Immendorff died on Monday. The disease ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis finally took his life. Immendorff will be missed and his oil paintings, prints and sculptures that mixed surrealism with an element of satire will be left in his memory.

I first heard about this artist in 2004 when he was fined 150,000 Euros and an 11 month suspended prison sentence. He pleaded guilty to charges related to the publicized "cocaine orgy" at a hotel. Immendorff , then terminally ill, said he only wanted to go out with a fling. He invited several prostitutes to a party in a hotel room that had quantities of alcohol and drugs were made available.

Other items I have read about this artist is when the disease made it impossible for him to paint with his left hand he switched to his right hand and when the disease made it impossible for him to paint at all he directed his assistants to paint for him from his wheelchair.

Immendorff set up a foundation in his own name to finance medical research into the condition in 1998

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Monday, May 28, 2007

Artist just uses ketchup and fries

OK! OK! The line of what is art and what is not art is always blurry but an artist that does the entire piece in ketchup is perfect. He uses ketchup as his paint and a french fry as his paint brush. His name is Jason Baalman. He does most of his work at night. He has been buying a lot more ketchup since releasing this youtube video. He has now done work for MC Donald's and even CNN.

UPDATE: The first post was done this weekend and I will admit it was kind of weak. I did some more research on Jason Baalman and what I found is incredible. His YouTube site is amazing. It has won #50 - Most Subscribed of all time, # 2 Most Subscribed -GURUS and #4 Most Viewed of all time - Gurus

The works that he has uses crayons, chocolate and even some MS Paint. You see him working each piece and you will sit there fascinated. Make sure you do not miss this. He is also selling his work on ebay and the prices have not gone crazy YET!