Meet the GPS artists running and cycling one creative canvas at a time

Belinda Smith often begins her runs with a “round piece of anatomy”. “It might be an eye, or maybe a butthole,” she says. Because most of her animals are drawn as outlines, she begins and ends her run in the same spot on the map. “So it makes sense for the start/finish to be a … Read more

Colorado Art Weekend kicks off with Park Hill Art Festival

DENVER — This weekend marks the start of Colorado Art Weekend, a collection of art shows happening across several weekends through Labor Day weekend. First up is the 9th annual Park Hill Art Festival, which showcases 90 professional artists from throughout the Rocky Mountain region. “We specialize in face-mounted acrylics,” said photographer Randy Koepsell. “We … Read more

Peter Blake at 90: ‘I’m not appropriate anymore’

No matter, because success came like a rocket. A 1961 self-portrait, now in the Tate, in which Blake wears a denim suit with vast turn-ups, his top half covered in badges, won him first the prestigious John Moores painting prize, then a Leverhulme scholarship. The following year he featured in Ken Russell’s landmark 1962 documentary … Read more

Art Tui Bussenschutt, 12, sells out first solo exhibition of quirky, hand-drawn illustrations

As the work-from-home movement flourishes, co-working cafés displaying original artworks are popping up in regional areas, as well as in cities. Twelve-year-old Art Tui Bussenschutt, who cites Basquiat and Picasso as influences, is one such artist benefiting from a show in a café in Berry on the New South Wales south coast. His first solo … Read more

Edades: How an OFW changed the path of Philippine art

There is a theory about human relationships that goes like this: Each of us is separated from the other—think of it as a form of social distancing—by six other people. Six degrees of separation. The distance between one person and his friend is 1 degree, and 2 degrees for the friends of that friend and … Read more

Why do Spanish people keep ruining art in churches?

This summer marks 10 years since the most famous artwork of the 21st century was painted – or, technically, repainted. It was the image that launched a thousand online memes after grabbing the world’s attention in August 2012. I refer, of course, to Ecce Homo, a “restored” 1930s fresco of Christ wearing the crown of … Read more

Images of Elizabeth II Graced Stonehenge This Week—and Pagans Aren’t Happy | Smart News

Images from eight decades of the queen’s life were projected onto the megaliths this week. Heritage England As the United Kingdom prepares to celebrate Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee this weekend, exhibitions and art installations are going up around the country to honor the 70th year of the 96-year-old monarch’s reign. In one such tribute, the … Read more

Immersive Van Gogh San Antonio finally opens

SAN ANTONIO – The immersive Van Gogh exhibition has finally opened in San Antonio. Originally slated for November 2021, the opening date has been pushed back several times. Lighthouse ArtSpace San Antonio at 221 Burleson in Dignowity Hill, just east of downtown, is hosting the exhibit. “Immersive Van Gogh is a truly spectacular exhibition featuring … Read more

The Arts Federation hosts mural dedication | Community

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Summer is mural season in Lafayette, and the first mural dedication this year happened Tuesday. The Arts Federation dedicated its newest mural, called “Seen”. It was created by Chicago-based artists Oscar Joyo and has been in the making for two years. The mural is located at the overpass of Sagamore Pkwy. … Read more

How a FedEx box exposed a fake Basquiat museum collection

Jean-Micheal Basquiat may have died in 1988, but he is having a big career moment once again. Last weekend, it was revealed that the FBI’s art crime team is investigating the authenticity of 25 paintings in the “Heroes & Monsters: Jean-Michel Basquiat” exhibition at the Orlando Museum of Art. Meanwhile, Palm Beach art dealer Daniel … Read more