Monthly Archives: August 2013

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Street Art Admired Around the World

Street art and graffiti art can be everywhere and the level of accomplishment can vary widely. However, there are some locations around the world where street art has elevated itself to true art. Street art began to appear in America around the turn of the Twentieth Century and has flourished throughout the country ever since. […]

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Actor James Franco Debuts New Art TV Show

According to an article in NY Daily News, Actor James Franco recently announced that he will be hosting a new show entitled James Franco Presents which will air on Ovation TV. The show will make its inaugural appearance some time in November. Ovation TV bills itself as the only art channel out there and will […]

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Startling Giant Head Planters Come to Chicago’s Sidewalks

Giant heads have come to the sidewalks of Chicago and they are, perhaps, the most unique flower planters anywhere. The sculptures stand at eleven feet and there are over a dozen of them dispersed along the lower end of Michigan Avenue. More unique still is their ability to retain rainwater and thus be able to […]

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Unique Sculptures Wanders Their Way to the Windy City

A new, and unique, artistic display has recently gone on view at Grant Park in Chicago. The work is entitled “Borders” and was created by Steinunn Thórarinsdóttir of Iceland. There are 26 life sized sculptures of human like figures cast in bronze and aluminum. The display can be seen in the Solti Garden section of […]

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Art Consumes the Streets of Great Britain

There is art everywhere in England. According to The Guardian, the Art Everywhere Project  intends to take works of art to 22,000 sites throughout Great Britain. It was started by Richard and Melinda Reed and their vision of art being everywhere has already found its way to over one thousand cabs and over two thousand […]

Chicago’s Fountain Art Fair is Coming

Chicago’s art scene continues to thrive and make noise and September will be no exception. Two major art fairs will hit town mid month beginning with the Fountain Art Fair running from September 20-22. It will be an art fair offering alternative art works from a company based in Brooklyn, NY. The Fountain Fair will […]

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Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany Creates Seven Life Size Bronze Sculptures to Commemorate Green Bay Packers on Heritage Trail

This month, the world renowned artists from the Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt Amrany are in the midst of creating a multiple-sculpture installation commemorating the Green Bay Packers organization. Seven life-sized bronze sculptures are in the process of creation, 3 of which will be unveiled September 14th. The final four are tentatively set to be […]

Two New Gallery Bars Open in Downtown Chicago

Two all new art gallery bars have opened in downtown Chicago. One is the River North Gallery Bar located at 738 North Clark and the other is Fame at 2015 West Division Street. The Gallery Bar has a rotating stock that will feature all new pieces every month. There seems to be no overriding theme […]

Young Chicago Artist Attains National Prominence

A young local artist who grew up in the Bronzeville section of the Windy City, with no formal training in art, has just recently gained popularity in the art world. At just thirty-two years of age, Hebru Brantley has come to the gain national recognition for his paintings. His paintings have been to art lovers […]

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Wood’s American Gothic: A True American Icon

Painter Grant Wood’s stunning American Gothic has long since passed into legend and become a true American icon. In 1930, Wood, a native of Iowa, saw the house and decided to use it for inspiration and his entry into an art contest being sponsored by the Art Institute of Chicago. After sketching and thinking, Wood […]

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Famous Canadian Photo to Become a Statue

It is, perhaps, one of the most famous photos in Canadian history. The photo, entitled “Wait for Me, Daddy” became a beloved icon in Canada during, and after, World War Two. The photo was snapped in New Westminster, British Columbia and depicts a young boy racing to say good-bye to his father as he leaves […]

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Artist Pension Trust to Sell 5,000 Works

The Artist Pension Trust is seeking to sell off an estimated half of its collection. With approximately 10,000 works of art under its wing, it is the largest collection anywhere on Earth. It is the first time since the Trust began ten years ago that anything is being sold. The Trust looks to sell an […]

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Mandela’s Birthday Celebrated with Paint Everywhere

Nelson Mandela, the legendary Nobel Prize winner from South Africa, recently celebrated his 95th birthday. In honor of the occasion, South Africa has simply exploded with color as art and murals have erupted everywhere. Giant color-soaked murals, posters, and panels have sprung to life around Johannesburg to mark the incredible life of the anti-apartheid leader. For […]

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Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts Welcomes “The Sixties”

The Boston Museum of Fine Arts has recently unveiled a tribute show to the period of American history know as The Sixties. For many people, as well as historians, The Sixties was actually the decade between 1965 and 1975. The Museum has put together a show entitled “Hippie Chic”. During the period known as The […]