Art & Photography

Here is a my first painting of the year. It was commissioned by one of my collectors. Knowing that I love to draw/paint the human body and especially women. :)

So this will prove to be a fun project!!!

Here are some sneak peaks to it’s progress…

I sketched it out onto a 36″ x 36″ gallery wrapped canvas and painted in a contrasting base for the background.

I then added a light... Read more
This is the thesis behind Peter Goddard’s criticism of the new exhibit on at Canada’s National Gallery in Ottawa called "The 1930s: The Making of The New Man" regarding the 1930s and Nazism.

"Unfortunately, the exhibition's desire at the very start to encompass the scientific/biological underpinnings of Nazism, Italian Fascism and Stalinism in the Soviet Union turns its opening... Read more
Robbers armed with more than artistic appreciation stole two Pablo Picasso prints "The Painter and the Model" (1963) and "Minotaur, Drinker and Women" (1933) and other Brazilian art from Sao Paolo’s Pinacoteca Museum recently.

The art is worth a combined 1 million Brazilian reals ($612,000).

The security guard and diehard fan of Picasso would have seen them, but he recently had... Read more
The author of a new book, "Dali and I: The Surreal Story", claims that many of Dali’s current work on display are actually fakes . According to Stan Lauryssens, in his later years, the painter authorized assistants to produce thousands of forgeries in his name, in order to fund his lavish lifestyle.

Apparantly, Lauryssens himself has courted controversy in the past: he claims to have penned... Read more
Art stolen from British Columbia’s UBC Museum of Anthropology has been recovered, but the culprits may still be at large. Although three people were arrested, they were also released.

In total, 12 Bill Reid pieces were stolen during the overnight break-in, as well as three Mexican pieces of art. Most pieces were made of gold. Police say the Mexican art pieces were disassembled sometime during or after... Read more
Facebook hasn’t just inspired millions of pre-teens and procrastinators, it’s even managed to stir up artistic drive!

A New York based artist Paul Campbell looks at why and how profile pictures are chosen and displays his work in Yorkville, Toronto.

"They're essentially self-portraits that I project, and the projection itself distorts them, but it turns them into this painted object... Read more
Fed up with high gas prices and looking to send a message, local artist Jennifer Marsh decided to make a statement that encouraged other artists to follow suit.

She has wrapped an empty gas station at the corner of Nottingham Rd. and East Colvin St. in Syracuse, New York. Interestingly, she has received fabric pieces from all over the world for the wrapping. Many people were using recycled materials.... Read more
Bono joins some of today’s most high profile contemporary artists including Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst to help raise money for AIDS relief in Africa at what Sotheby’s is calling its biggest contemporary art charity auction ever.

"The (Red) Auction" is estimated to take in up to $29 million. I think Bono’s sunglasses collection alone would be worth the millions they expect to raise.... Read more
With the longstanding tradition of Texan fine arts, it’s no surprise that the Board of Directors for the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts is expanding its project and raising the fundraising goal from $275 million to $338.

It’s unclear if they plan to drill for oil or sell novelty cowboy hats to raise the cash. :)

Read full story: Arts center project expanding goal to $338 million
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Apparent Politics + Arts aficionado John Holden, ex-member of the UK Parliament, imparted some little known knowledge on OCAD students today; namely that politicians and artists don’t mix .

His lecture advises those who wish to support the arts should appeal directly to the public. Does this mean I have to get a “No Solicitors… Unless You Are Appealing Directly To Me For A Cultural Arts... Read more

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