Monday, October 31, 2005

The Lily by Isabel Samaras

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Bondage Bear by Trevor Brown

I first caught a glimpse of Trevor Brown's work on eBay, of all places. He's an English artist whose work has graced the covers of albums and magazine covers. In 2005 he had his first sell-out show in Tokyo, Japan.

You can view more of his work at his online gallery, but Beware- some of his work is quite graphic (but never violent). Still his work is not for the prudish.

**UPDATE** Trevor Brown's website has changed. You may visit his site here.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Acrobats on the Empire State Building by Otto Bettman

.....No, this is not trick photography. Those acrobats really did perform one of their routines on the edge of the Empire State building in NYC. 1,250 ft (381 m) high above the ground!

Bettman took lots of very famous pictures that have become historical images thus far. After JKF's assasination in 1963 little JFK, Jr. was photographed saluting his father's coffin as he was taken to his final burial place. That is just one more example of Bettman's moving photographs.

His work rarely mentions his full name. Usually the only name of the artist given is "Bettman Archive," which is what his entire collected work is known as.

Unfortunately Bill Gates bought the entire archive of Bettman's work and we will probably never even see the bulk of his work, even as prints. This is because, shockingly, all of his work has been buried under more than 200 ft. of limestone. Supposedly to preserve all 100 million+ images.

If you're interested in knowing why, read this and this. Very interesting!

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Krampus Children by Jolanda Olie

Jolanda Olie says her work is a mixture of gothic and kawaii street fashion. In fact she asserts that her work is "dedicated to the art street fashion kids make in their rooms, not because they have to, but because they want to."

Her work normally includes little round faced, doe-eyed girls surrounded with swirls of pinks and bubbly hearts.

Olie is a resident of the Netherlands and is available for commisions. You can see more of her work here.

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Supper Club by Marion Peck

For those of you who appreciate Mark Ryden's work, you will notice how similar this piece is to his own work.

Marion Peck, who turned 42 on the 3rd of this month, was born the last of four children in the Phillipines while her parents were travelling. She was raised in Seattle Washington.

Among her admirers, and private collectors of her work, are The Far Side's Gary Larson and Mark Ryden (he is also her paramour).

Her online gallery is here.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

The Sream by Edvard Munch

This is the probably the most famous painting by Edvard Munch. The original painting was displayed at the Munch Museum in Oslo. It was stolen in August of 2004 by two thieves who, in broad daylight, took two of his most famous pieces The Madonna and The Scream.

The Madonna is valued at $15,000,000 alone. Neither has been recovered. It’s likely that they have been destroyed.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Polished Stone #2 by Kathleen Dustin

Kathleen Dustin is an artist whose forte is designing evening bags for women. Her gallery displays a plethora of imaginative designs that relect femiminity in each uniquely shaped piece.

Her idea of designing evening bags instead of creating sculptural came from the idea that, " a figurine or sculpture just sits there collecting dust. You aren´t supposed to touch it," while her evening bags are meant to be used, admired and cherished.