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Banksy is the pseudonym of a British graffiti artist, political activist and painter, whose identity is unconfirmed. His satiricalstreet art and subversive epigrams combine irreverent dark humour with graffiti done in a distinctive stencilling technique. Such artistic works of political and social commentary have been featured on streets, walls, and bridges of cities throughout the world.
Banksy's work was born out of the Bristol underground scene which involved collaborations between artists and musicians. According to author and graphic designer Tristan Manco, Banksy "was born in 1974 and raised in Bristol, England. The son of a photocopier technician, he trained as a butcher but became involved in graffiti during the great Bristol aerosol boom of the late 1980s." Observers have noted that his style is similar to Blek le Rat, who began to work with stencils in 1981 in Paris and members of the anarcho-punk band Crass who maintained a graffiti stencil campaign on the London Tube System in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Known for his contempt for the government in labeling graffiti as vandalism merely because it does not serve a profit to them, Banksy displays his art on public surfaces such as walls and even going as far as to build physical prop pieces. Banksy does not sell photos of street graffiti directly himself; however, art auctioneers have been known to attempt to sell his street art on location and leave the problem of its removal in the hands of the winning bidder. Banksy's first film, Exit Through the Gift Shop, billed as "the world's first street art disaster movie", made its debut at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. The film was released in the UK on 5 March.
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For Carl Solomon
Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997)
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Long time Fecal Pal and fellow Ohioan, Tiffany Bozic opens her first NYC solo show Confiding to Strangers November 11th @Joshua Liner Gallery. We stopped by her studio a couple weeks back to have first look at her paintings before they were crated and shipped off across the country. Enjoy the photos and video.
Tiffany is lucky enough to get to travel to parts of the natural world very few ever have. Her husband, Jack, is a scientist who studies small mammals and birds. Africa, Papa New Guinea, far off uninhabited islands in the South Pacific, Tiffany has experienced what few others have... The last couple years of travel are evident in her new works below.
Letícia on May 28, 2009
Eu amei sua arte, seu estilo é tão inovador, é único e muito belo.
OneMoreOption: Loosely translated from Portuguese:
I love his art, his style is so innovative, is unique and very beautiful.
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April 22, 2010
INDIANAPOLIS, IN, April 22, 2010—The Indianapolis Museum of Art today announced that this October it will premiere the first major museum exhibition to comprehensively examine Andy Warhol’s lifelong investigation of the themes of commerce, consumerism, reproducibility and the business of art making.
Andy Warhol Enterprises will demonstrate the enormous diversity of Warhol’s significant body of work, featuring more than 100 works in a wide range of media, including paintings, drawings, sculpture, film and video, as well as an extensive selection of archival materials. The exhibition opens Oct. 10, 2010 and will be on view in the IMA’s Allen Whitehill Clowes special exhibition gallery through Jan. 2, 2011. The exhibition is made possible by support from the PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial Services Group (NYSE: PNC).
To help manage his highly successful career as a commercial illustrator, Warhol formed Andy Warhol Enterprises, Inc. in 1957. The aesthetic approach, techniques and business acumen he developed during that time informed his artistic production from the early 1960s until his death in 1987. Throughout his career as an artist, filmmaker, “Factory” director, band manager, magazine publisher and television entrepreneur, Warhol intentionally blurred the line between art and commerce, slyly calling into question the very values of art itself in such statements as, “Good business is the best art.”
“Though perhaps best known for his veneration of celebrity, Andy Warhol also spent a large part of his career exploring and developing themes related to money and commerce,” said Maxwell L. Anderson, The Melvin & Bren Simon Director and CEO of the IMA. “With our society’s focus on the economy and material excess, this exhibition is timely in its exploration of issues that will resonate with Americans today. We are pleased to be able to present this important exhibition with the support of our cultural partner, PNC.”
The majority of works in the exhibition will be on loan from The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. PNC has a long-standing relationship with the Warhol Museum and, recognizing the value of this cultural asset, has taken leadership in supporting Warhol exhibitions at the Naples Museum of Art and the Corcoran Museum in Washington, D.C. Andy Warhol Enterprises also will feature a number of loans from other institutions and private collections around the country.
“PNC is partnering with the IMA to present this unique and thought provoking collection showcasing Warhol’s talent as a way to enrich our local art community,” said Stephen Stitle, PNC regional president for Indiana. “The appeal of Warhol’s work spans generations, and this comprehensive exhibition will attract art lovers, families and visitors from across the Midwest.”
The exhibition will examine works from each of the major decades of Warhol’s artistic career, from his commercial illustrations and shop window designs of the 1950s, to his groundbreaking paintings and sculptures of consumer products and celebrities of the 1960s, to his commissioned portraiture and entrepreneurial ventures into various media such as magazines, film and TV in the 1970s and 1980s.
“Over the course of his career, Andy Warhol transformed contemporary art,” said Tom Sokolowski, director of The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. “Employing mass-production techniques to create works, Warhol challenged preconceived notions about the nature of art and erased traditional distinctions between fine art and popular culture.”
Among the highlights of the exhibition are examples of Warhol’s influential series of Dollar Bill silkscreens from 1962, which represented his fascination with money, while also introducing the method of silkscreen that would become his signature technique. Iconic works that address themes of consumerism, such as his 1962 Campbell’s Soup Box sculpture and examples of his Brillo Box sculptures of 1964 will also be included. A selection of eleven paintings from his Dollar Sign series of 1981 will also be featured, in which Warhol celebrated this emblem of commerce in highly varied styles and palettes.
“According to IMA exhibition curators Sarah Urist Green, associate curator of contemporary art, and Allison Unruh, assistant curator of contemporary art, “Warhol was visionary as an artist, but also as an entrepreneur – his creative ventures fused the worlds of art, fashion, design, music, television and film, and represented a truly innovative approach to the cultural economy. In both his art and his life, Warhol raised thought-provoking questions about the intersection of art and commerce, and his investigation of such issues is still at the heart of much contemporary art practice today.”
Recognizing the inherent connections among art, design and nature, the IMA offers visitors experiences at the Museum, in 100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park, which will be one of the largest contemporary art parks in the United States when it opens in June 2010, and at Oldfields–Lilly House & Gardens, an historic Country Place Era estate on the IMA’s grounds.
The IMA completed a $74 million expansion project in May 2005. The construction added 164,000 square feet to the Museum and includes renovation of 90,000 square feet of existing space. In order to present major exhibitions of its own and to accommodate major traveling exhibitions, the expanded Museum was outfitted with new 10,000-plus-square-foot Clowes Special Exhibition Gallery on the Museum’s first level. In November 2008, the IMA opened the renovated 600-seat Tobias Theater. Nicknamed, “The Toby,” the theater is a venue for talks, performances and films.