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Arrest of Tokyo vagina artist sparks free expression protest

Tokyo - Japanese police have arrested a Tokyo artist on obscenity charges for distributing data that allowed recipients to make 3D prints of her vagina, sparking protests over what supporters said was an attack on free expression.
In the Media by AFP

Metal music in a box at London's 'Sculpture in the City' (Video)

London - Sculpture in the City is currently on in London, with some cutting edge contemporary works from leading artists popping up around town. One such installation involves a death metal band playing in an airtight, soundproofed box until the air runs out.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

'Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case' looks at the human behind the artist Special

'Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case' is a new documentary tracing the Chinese artist’s life post-incarceration. Its filmmaker says you don’t have to love Ai’s art to appreciate the story of a human being facing incredible odds.
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy

Artist turns your brainwaves into 3D-printed sculptures

A New York artist has made an astronomical technological breakthrough. Ion Pompian, located in a gallery six floors above Broadway has developed a tool that turns people’s brainwaves into 3D-printed sculptures.
In the Media by Eliana Robinson - 2 comments

Review: Leah Turner dazzles on new single 'Pull Me Back' Special

Columbia Nashville recording country artist Leah Turner is releasing "Pull Me Back" as her second single to country radio.
Digital Journal Report by Markos Papadatos

Review: A funk/soul album with great potential, but minor issues

“Burden to Bear is especially precious to me because it’s my first album,” says soul/pop artist Lael Summer, currently a student in the University of Southern California’s elite Popular Music program and signed to New York’s True Groove Records.
In the Media by Wesley Butler

This parrot is actually a woman posing in bodypaint

What looks exactly like a parrot perched on a stump is really the work of artist Johannes Stoetter, who lives in Italy. He spent four hours painting the woman's body using special breathable paint.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 4 comments

Marius Macrobius creates 'ever-changing' motion picture EENDAG Special

Has it been a while since you watched your favorite movie because you already know every scene by heart? A South African artist decided to create his own favorite motion picture that will keep "transforming" for many years to come.
Digital Journal Report by Matthew Hendricks

Robert De Niro does right by the old man

Park City - Much of what we know about Robert De Niro has played out on the screen, and his latest film venture will show us a whole lot more about the intensely-private actor who seldom grants interviews or ventures out to public events.
In the Media by Joe Duarte

Conjuring Burroughs Special

New York - Katelan Foisy was a drug addict by the time she was 20. She lost both her lover and her best friend in a short span of time, but found inspiration as an artist and businesswoman through an unlikely source: the work of William S. Burroughs.
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy - 1 comment

Australian artist introduces us to 'vaginal knitting'

Casey Jenkins, an Australian artist, will be spending a few weeks knitting with wool placed inside her vagina. She even uses the material when it is soaked with her menstrual blood.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

Russian shock artist nails genitals to Red Square

Moscow - A Russian artist stripped naked Sunday and nailed his genitals to the ground of Moscow's Red Square in protest of the Kremlin's "crackdown on political rights."
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 4 comments

Spain's 'anti-Banksy' train graffiti artist comes to end of line

Madrid - Some street artists, like Banksy, paint for a good cause. Others like "LOSE" just paint and paint. Now Spain's most prolific train graffiti artist has been arrested in Madrid, Spain.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Czech sculptor gives the country's president the finger (video)

Prague - David Černý is a controversial Czech artist, known for his anti-communist stance. Just ahead of the parliamentary polls, he has made a statement by installing a huge purple hand with a raised middle finger, right in the middle of Prague's main river.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Artist snorts paint, and then he creates art by crying

Leandro Granato, an artist from Argentina, snorts water-based paint and then squeezes the paint out of his eyes to create works of art onto a canvas.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

Wet Dreams at Philadelphia's SPACE 1026

Philadelphia - Wet Dreams is a mixed-media installation inspired by deep sea celestial voyaging, surfing, and the mysticism surrounding the ocean. Its opening reception is this Friday at SPACE 1026, a Philadelphia-based artist collective.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

Artist who painted Putin in women's lingerie flees Russia

A portrait of Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev in women’s undergarments has been seized from an art gallery in St. Petersburg ahead of the G20 summit.
In the Media by Amanda Byas - 2 comments

The perfect husband: Comments woman after 'marrying' bridge

Over the years there have been cases of people getting married to some weird and wonderful things. It’s not uncommon to find a devoted owner marrying a pet, but this recent case will raise more than few eyebrows.
In the Media by Mark Harradine

Pythagoras, Parxiteles, Anthemius — Performance by Lauren Brincat Special

Sydney - Ten women on horseback rode along Art Gallery Road to their final destination in front of the bronze statues of men on horseback guarding the Art Gallery of NSW, in a symbolic standoff with the two statues of males on horseback.
Digital Journal Report by Richard Milnes

Pedestrians photo-shopped into digital ads as part of a prank

A photographer and retouch artist from Sweden teamed up with Adobe to prank pedestrians in Finland by photoshopping them into digital ads right next to them as they were waiting for a bus.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

Danek Mozdzenski tells stories of life with his hands Special

Toronto - Sculptor Danek Mozdzenski was an artist for as long as he can remember. At the age of two he was already wanting to create, and by the time he was 14 others wanted him to sculpt for them.
Digital Journal Report by KJ Mullins - 1 comment

Project Compassion: Artist paints those killed in action (video)

Manti - Kaziah Hancock is a patriot with a difference. A skilled artist living in Utah, she paints portraits of sons and daughters who have been killed in action as a memorial for their families.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

In the present-day art scene, fragmentation delivers from vacuums Special

In a year-end analysis by the Huffington Post, 25 upcoming exhibits were profiled as the artists to watch; I caught up with local New York City artist Brad Darcy for his perspectives on the machinations of present-day art creation.
Digital Journal Report by Michael Krebs

Heavy metal at the Brooklyn Museum Special

New York - Ghanaian artist El Anatsui is enjoying his first solo exhibition at a New York Museum. His artwork is constructed from found materials, and offers a thoughtful commentary on his homeland as well as the cultural implications of reclaimed materials.
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy - 1 comment

Artist's quest to photograph all 788 of his Facebook friends

Ty Morin, a artist from Connecticut, wants to take on a feat few have desired to try. He wants to bring his Facebook friend's list of 788 people to life using photography. He will be using an 8x10 film camera to take pictures of them all in person.
In the Media by Abigail Prendergast - 1 comment

Art student's semen exhibit modified following bio-hazard concern

New York - A student at New York's School of Visual Art had his thesis project confiscated by university officials after they learned the project included a refrigerator containing 68 vials of semen.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

Patti Smith at the Art Gallery of Ontario Special

Toronto - Patti Smith: Camera Solo marks the first showing of artist, musician and poet Patti Smith’s visual art in Canada. On now through May 29th at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, it is a beautiful expression of the artist's lifelong passions.
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy

Q&A with Californian artist Julia Hanna Special

Mountain View - American woman Julia Hanna works out of Mountain View, California. An aspiring artist, who currently has to fund her art work with 'day jobs'; Julia is a talented artist.
Digital Journal Report by Eileen Kersey

Tretchikoff's Chinese Girl portrait for sale

Russian artist Vladimir Tretchikoff's original painting of the 'Chinese Girl' is to go on sale at a London auction house.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Toronto artist makes 'Cycle Critters' out of recycled bike parts Special

Toronto - It started with two kickstands. Toronto sculptor Mike Schram looked at those simple discarded bike parts and decided to craft a new piece of art, making a small bird. Now his passion has led him to sculpt 70 so-called Cycle Critters.
Digital Journal Report by David Silverberg - 1 comment
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An image from Ai Wei Wei s retrospective exhibition at the AGO.
An image from Ai Wei Wei's retrospective exhibition at the AGO.
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Dan Lester: Drawing the circle
Dan Lester
Dan Lester: Drawing the circle
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Visitor views exhibit by artist Cynthia Tom at SOM Arts Center (2008)  photo courtesy of Cynthia Tom
Photo of exhibit by artist Cynthia Tom
Visitor views exhibit by artist Cynthia Tom at SOM Arts Center (2008), photo courtesy of Cynthia Tom
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Dan Lester: The original photograph for Drawing the Circle
Dan Lester
Dan Lester: The original photograph for Drawing the Circle
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Profile Stacked  by Ai Weiwei
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Profile Stacked, by Ai Weiwei
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Dan Lester
Dan Lester
Dan Lester
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Detail from  Amemo (Mask of Humankind)   2010. Aluminum and copper wire  208 5/8 x 161 3/8 in. (vari...
Detail from "Amemo (Mask of Humankind)", 2010. Aluminum and copper wire, 208 5/8 x 161 3/8 in. (variable) Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, NY.
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The Brett Whiteley Studio at 2 Raper Street  Surry Hills  Sydney.
The Brett Whiteley Studio at 2 Raper Street, Surry Hills, Sydney.
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Antoni Tàpies  (13 December 1923 – 6 February 2012) was a Spanish painter  sculptor and art theor...
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Antoni Tàpies, (13 December 1923 – 6 February 2012) was a Spanish painter, sculptor and art theorist
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Images from the Ai Wei Wei retrospective at the AGO.
Images from the Ai Wei Wei retrospective at the AGO.
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LOSE  infamous train graffitti artist in Madrid  Spain painting a train with friends.  He has been a...
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LOSE, infamous train graffitti artist in Madrid, Spain painting a train with friends. He has been arrested by Spanish Police.
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LOSE  infamous train graffitti artist in Madrid  Spain painting a train with friends.  He has been a...
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LOSE, infamous train graffitti artist in Madrid, Spain painting a train with friends. He has been arrested by Spanish Police.
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Sting: Recording  Symphonicities
Deutsche Grammophon
Sting: Recording "Symphonicities"
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Dan Lester interpretation of Scott Pilgrim
Dan Lester
Dan Lester interpretation of Scott Pilgrim
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 Peak   2010. Tin and copper wire. Three sections  113 of 140 sheets (each sheet measures 62 x 112 i...
"Peak", 2010. Tin and copper wire. Three sections, 113 of 140 sheets (each sheet measures 62 x 112 in.) Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, NY.
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Electro-pop artist Vishno
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Electro-pop artist Vishno
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El Anatsui   Earth’s Skin   2007. Aluminum and copper wire  177 x 394 in. (449.6 x 1000.8 cm). Cou...
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El Anatsui, "Earth’s Skin", 2007. Aluminum and copper wire, 177 x 394 in. (449.6 x 1000.8 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. Photograph by Joe Levack, courtesy of the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi.
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Keith Haring (American  1958–1990)   Mudd Club ID 
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Keith Haring
Keith Haring (American, 1958–1990), "Mudd Club ID" Ink on paper 2 x 3 1/4 in. (5.1 x 8.3 cm) Collection Keith Haring Foundation. © Keith Haring Foundation
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Ai Weiwei (Chinese  born 1957) Neolithic Vase with Coca-Cola Logo 2010 Paint on Neolithic vase (5000...
Mary Boone Gallery, New York
Ai Weiwei (Chinese, born 1957) Neolithic Vase with Coca-Cola Logo 2010 Paint on Neolithic vase (5000–3000 BC) 9 3/4 x 9 3/4 x 9 3/4 in. (24.8 x 24.8 x 24.8 cm) Mary Boone, New York.
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Nuit Blanche brings art to the city of Toronto.
Nuit Blanche brings art to the city of Toronto.
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