Wednesday, June 29, 2011


As well as painting in the street polish artist Sepe works for galleries. He created this beautiful paintings between 2009 and 2011. Not much of him is known except the fact that he's collaborating with Intoxicating Demons, a german organisation for management of young and talented artists worldwide. His works reminds me the expressionism of Egon Schiele, particularly those in black&white . Enjoy more of his works after the jump.

Monday, June 27, 2011

The Eternal Flame of Mother Russia — t-radya

T-radya is a street artist from Russia, who made these great paintings of dead WWII russian soldiers. He placed bandages on wooden boards and ignite them to obtain this particular burned effect. They used molotov to ignite the boards...

Saturday, June 25, 2011

David Lachapelle

David Lachapelle is an american photographer, who reached popularity in the early 90’s, after he’s offered a job by Andy Warhol himself at the“Interview Magazine”.  At the end of the decade, Lachapelle was already the “It” photographer of the pop pantheon, while every pose of his photos was becoming more outrageous."I'm sure there are people who are shocked by his work, or remain uncomfortable by his work. It's loud and brassy and it's in-your-face"  director of the International Center of Photography, Willis Hartshorn, said. He has made portaits for most of the living artists like Madonna, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Elton John, Keith Richards, Christina Aguileira, Gene Simmons, Micheal Jackson (well this one not really living) and many many others. Postmodern, provocative, sensual and someone would say blasphemous, he's for sure one of the most visionary photographers living. More after the break, If you like his works you can always check his rich galery

Friday, June 24, 2011

Amon Tobin - ISAM Audio/Video live performance (2011)

On May 2011 Amon Tobin released his new album "ISAM". I really loved his last work in 2007 "Foley Room", and I awaited this new one for a long time. It's quite different from what I expected, and even if I'm still not totally convinced from this new album, I must say that the audio/video live shows he has recently done are truly amazing and breathtaking!
As I can read visuals are designed in conjunction with Blasthaus, VSquared Labs, Vita Motus Design, Leviathan and others.
Click read more to see two videos of the A/V performance and listen to the album.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Blu is an Italian street artist. His real identity is actually unknown since many some of his early works were illegal (and smaller I suppose), or made withouth permission. Astonishing!! After the break more of his works.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A deluxe version of death

When Hamlet finds Yorick’s skull, in the famous Shakespeare’s tragedy, he starts asking himself if life is worth the effort and pain, especially in consideration of the fact that everyone of us is destinated to become dust.  If Hamlet  found Damien Hirst’s skull, instead of Yorick’s, maybe his point of view would’ve been less pessimistic.

“For The Love Of God” is a human skull replica, cast in platinum and encrusted with diamonds, made by Hirst in 2007, and it’s one of the most chattered about piece of contemporary art nowadays.  It contains 32 platinum plates with 8,601 diamonds, using a rare and magnificent 52 carat pink diamond in the center, studded with 14 pear-shaped diamonds, and it has been sold for £50 million (80.93 million US$) while the true worth of the skull is estimated to be between £7 million and £10 million. In september 2007 the dailymail wrote : "Everyone in the art world knows Hirst hasn't sold the skull. It's clearly just an elaborate ruse to drum up publicity and rewrite the book value of all his other work."  Well, at least this is made with diamond, not human faeces. I spare you the details about the interpretations given for this opera, since my English (at this point you probably already noticed) is yet to be improved!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Jonathan Monk

Art Basel is an international contemporary art fair held each June in Basel, Switzerland.
Here just a few works showed in Basel this year.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Piero Manzoni - Artist's Shit (Merda d'artista, 1961)

In 1961 an Italian artist named Piero Manzoni pooped in a tin can:

And then he sold it. 
He “produced” 90 of these cans, and labeled with stickers in different languages, stating:

Artist's Shit
Contents 30 gr net
Freshly preserved
Produced and tinned
in May 1961

Where is the art in this shit? We surely know where the shit is, but is this really art? In my opinion, the fact that a lot of people from high society and intellectual critic, since  1961, declare themselves disgusted  by this work, and keep to argue how bad and degrading this is, is enough to be considered an artistic work.
Wikipedia states  “A tin was sold for €124,000 at Sotheby's on May 23 2007; in October 2008 tin 083 was offered for sale at Sotheby's with an estimate of £50-70,000. It sold for £97,250”. People is paying that much for a can of shit? Maybe shit is not art, but having the ability to sell is surely an artistic skill.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Fountain - Marcel Duchamp

Let's start with a classic one. The Fountain by Marcel Duchamp - 1917
Yea, this is actually a toilet. Upside down. A lot of people (still today) ask themselves if this is art. What you think?

And this is Levine's reinterpretation, in 1991:

I bet everyone of you would like to piss on a golden piece of contemporary art. I did it once.
Welcome to my new blog. I will post some art, design, creative stuff, from 1900 to nowadays. Hope you'll enjoy it.

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