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The Art World’s Mini-Madoff And Me

The Art World’s Mini-Madoff And Me

Art Crime Long Reads

Inigo Philbrick made his money betting big on a rise in price for a few artists, notably Stingel, who is known for his seemingly endless series of indistinguishable paintings of wallpaper, and Wool, whose most famous text painting fittingly spells out the word FOOL.

How To Spot A Perfect Fake: The World’s Top Art Forgery Detective

How To Spot A Perfect Fake: The World’s Top Art Forgery Detective

Art Crime Long Reads

The incentive to be a proficient forger has soared; a single, expertly executed old master knockoff can finance a long, comfortable retirement. The technologies available to abet the aspiring forger have also improved. Forgeries have got so good – and so costly – that Sotheby’s has brought in its own in-house fraud-busting expert.

Art Forgery Is Easier Than Ever, And It's A Great Way To Launder Money

Art Forgery Is Easier Than Ever, And It's A Great Way To Launder Money

Art Crime Long Reads

More and more rich people are buying art and stashing it in strange places. According to infamous scammers, it’s not even close to legit. In some respects, it mirrors the giant pools of money sloshing around in Manhattan or London real estate—funds that are relatively concentrated in a few hands spending it in a few places.

How To Find New Music You'll Actually Like

How To Find New Music You'll Actually Like

Art Explainers Media

Some people can dig up great music like magic, or have friends inside the industry who keep them updated. Others are perfectly content with their weekly Spotify Discover playlist. But if you need more ways to find music, here are some ideas.

The Most Fascinating Riot You’ve Never Heard Of

The Most Fascinating Riot You’ve Never Heard Of

Art Crime History

A mob of thousands attempted to storm a theater over a performance of Macbeth, the National Guard had to be called up, 31 people were killed and more than 100 wounded all over the personal jealousies of two vain and insecure actors. This is the story of the Astor Place Opera House Riot of May 10, 1849.

Virginia Mori

Inspiration
Virginia Mori
What Makes A Masterpiece?

What Makes A Masterpiece?

Art Explainers Videos

What do we mean when we call an artwork a masterpiece? Who gets to decide what becomes one? Who makes them? And is it still a constructive label to dole out when we talk about art? What Makes a Masterpiece?

Short Film: "Dirty Machines: The End Of History"

Short Film: "Dirty Machines: The End Of History"

Art Videos

“Dirty Machines: The End of History” a highly polished sci-fi teaser for a longer-form series that envisions a future where time travel has become a form of tourism. It’s stylish, but beyond the undeniable aesthetic panache, Matthew Olson’s film feels completely transformative as a world-building exercise.

Where The Nazis Hid $3.5 Billion Of Stolen Art

Where The Nazis Hid $3.5 Billion Of Stolen Art

Art Videos

In the spring of 1945, with the Third Reich crumbling, the Nazis hid their stolen art in a sealed salt mine. But when U.S. troops arrived, they found the opening to the mine had been destroyed.

The Courage To Be Yourself: E.E. Cummings On Art, Life, And Being Unafraid To Feel

The Courage To Be Yourself: E.E. Cummings On Art, Life, And Being Unafraid To Feel

Art Life Psychology

E.E. Cummings (October 14, 1894–September 3, 1962) — an artist who never cowered from being his unconventional self. “To be nobody-but-yourself — in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else — means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight.”

Crumpled, Highly Realistic Drawings By Bella McGoldrick

Crumpled, Highly Realistic Drawings By Bella McGoldrick

Art Design

Bella McGoldrick has a series of hyper-realistic drawings, using crumpled bags, boxes, and concert tickets as subject matter. The wrinkled, smashed, and folded material presents a complex web of shadows and reflections, making the drawings all the more difficult to compose.

Italian Artist Peeta Blends Graffiti And Abstract Forms Into Optical Illusion Murals

Italian Artist Peeta Blends Graffiti And Abstract Forms Into Optical Illusion Murals

Architecture Art

Italian artist Peeta combines elements of graffiti and abstract art to paint murals that appear to morph and dissolve architectural structures. Abstract shapes swirl around and cut into walls to form M.C. Escher-like scenes that play tricks on the eyes and change depending on the viewing angle.

Matt Rota

Inspiration
Matt Rota
'Enough', Animated Film About Moments Of Lost Self-Control

'Enough', Animated Film About Moments Of Lost Self-Control

Art Videos

Anna Mantzaris’ animated film ‘Enough’ captures instantly relatable moments of emotional exasperation that offer a glimpse into the anarchy of our inner desires. The Swedish filmmaker set her film in a joyless world where every mundane routine feels like an oppressive act.

Motorized Photographs Of Sunset Blvd. And Other L.A. Streets

Motorized Photographs Of Sunset Blvd. And Other L.A. Streets

Art Cities Photos Videos

Commissioned by The Getty Museum to the painter, draftsman, photographer, and bookmaker, Ed Ruscha. Utilizing The Getty Research Institute’s preservation and digitization of over a million images from Ed’s Streets of Los Angeles photo series, and excerpts from Jack Kerouac’s “On The Road.”

The Secret Life Of A Professional Statue

The Secret Life Of A Professional Statue

Art Life

For several years in my 20s, off and on, I was a professional statue. Statue was both a noun and a verb. I was a statue; statuing was what I did. My job was, basically, not to react. Unless one of the tourists gave me what I wanted — a tip in the plastic lemonade pitcher at my feet — I gave them nothing.

Copenhagen Commuters Get A Big, Slithering Surprise

Copenhagen Commuters Get A Big, Slithering Surprise

Art Design Media

Forget snakes on a plane. Copenhagen has snakes, really big ones, on a bus. Crushing the entire bus, in fact. Bates Y&R art director Peder Schack squeezed the award-winning idea out of his brain to “make the most possible impact for a very small budget.”

A Photographer’s Parents Wave Farewell

A Photographer’s Parents Wave Farewell

Art Photos

Deanna Dikeman’s parents sold her childhood home, in Sioux City, Iowa, in 1990, when they were in their early seventies. They moved to a bright-red ranch house in the same town. Dikeman, a photographer then in her thirties, spent many visits documenting the idyll of their retirement.

The Dollhouses Of Death That Changed Forensic Science

The Dollhouses Of Death That Changed Forensic Science

Art Crime Videos

Frances Glessner Lee created dollhouses with dead dolls. Her miniatures significantly advanced forensics and forensic science, but they aren’t just CSI curios – they’re complex, confounding works of art that manage to be morbid and beautiful at the same time.

"Extrapolate", A Mind-Bending Hand-Drawn Animation By Johan Rijpma

"Extrapolate", A Mind-Bending Hand-Drawn Animation By Johan Rijpma

Art Videos

In this hand-drawn animation by Johan Rijpma a line is being extrapolated through a grid. When the line surpasses the boundaries of the grid, the process spreads to and reflects on its surroundings. Beyond each boundary, the extrapolation of movement is causing deformation in a systematic but speculative way.

Joseph Ford

Inspiration
Joseph Ford
The Junk Art King Of Zambia

The Junk Art King Of Zambia

Art World

Frederick Phiri is the junk-art king of central Africa: At just 22, he’s started to earn an international reputation for being able to make intricate and elegant sculptures from scrap metal found in his community.

Stephen Shore’s Unorthodox Photography Teaches Us To Celebrate The Everyday

Stephen Shore’s Unorthodox Photography Teaches Us To Celebrate The Everyday

Art Photos

Though color film had already been used for decades, it was considered crass by the heavyweights of black-and-white photography and was most often used in advertising or by amateurs. Shore is often included in the cohort of artists that brought about the rise of color in the 70s, but not given credit for his prescience.

Turn Your Friends’ Faces Into Temporary Tattoos

Turn Your Friends’ Faces Into Temporary Tattoos

Art

French artist Lise Grossmann has created a humorous way to keep your favorite people close. She creates custom temporary tattoos of peoples’ faces that you can wear on your own skin. She has created over 10,800 portraits for people all over the world.

"I Met The Walrus", An Animated Interview With John Lennon

"I Met The Walrus", An Animated Interview With John Lennon

Art History Videos

In 1969, a 14-year-old Beatle fanatic named Jerry Levitan snuck into John Lennon’s hotel room in Toronto and convinced him to do an interview. 38 years later, Levitan, director Josh Raskin and illustrators James Braithwaite and Alex Kurina have collaborated to create an animated short film.

How America’s Biggest Theater Chains Are Exploiting Their Janitors

How America’s Biggest Theater Chains Are Exploiting Their Janitors

Art Economics

The major chains — AMC, Regal Entertainment and Cinemark — no longer rely on teenage ushers to keep the floors from getting sticky. Instead, they have turned to a vast immigrant workforce, often hired through layers of subcontractors. That arrangement makes it almost impossible for janitors to make a living wage.

The Psychedelic Posters And Graphic Design Of Japan's Tadanori Yokoo

The Psychedelic Posters And Graphic Design Of Japan's Tadanori Yokoo

Art Design

One of the most well-known, influential, and transcendent artists of post-war Japan, Tadanori Yokoo has one of the best styles of psychedelic, meets graphic design, meets poster art, meets traditional printmaking you will ever see. He has had numerous retrospectives over the years.

Watch Picasso Make A Masterpiece

Watch Picasso Make A Masterpiece

Art Videos

‘Le Mystère Picasso’ is a remarkable documentary film made by French director, Henri-Georges Clouzot, in which stop-action and time-lapse photography are used to capture Picasso at work. Not many of the works he created for the documentary survive but here’s how one of them came to be.

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