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Appropriation Is Dead. Richard Prince's Instagram "Paintings".

Appropriation is so old that adults were born after it was already passé. I know because I got my BA in art school in 1991 (23 years ago), and I’d already learned about appropriation, written some essays on it, and even done my own appropriationist work . 1,513 more words


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Turner vs. Constable

“Who’s the better artist, Turner or Constable?” So one will probably wonder after seeing the simultaneous retrospectives at the Tate Britain and Victoria & Albert Museum in London. 2,228 more words

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Jeffrey Smart (1921 - 2013)

Despite being one of Australia’s most acclaimed and accomplished painters, Jeffrey Smart’s recognition here in England is as enigmatic as his work. Which is a shame really as through their stark and striking portrayals of the everyday, his paintings intrigue in the way that they attain a certain absurd quality in spite of always showcasing familiar & believable realities. 564 more words


Yelp Me!!

Yelp is a fresh mode of disseminating information regarding all types of venues including art galleries and museums.  In Ottawa, enthusiasts have posted reviews online about the locales they have visited on a website called Yelp.  501 more words

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There is always this tension in a man’s mind between Mother Earth and Queen Victoria, neither one the virgin or the whore.  This woman of Avery’s, for instance, is painted in a dangerous shade of red-blood and carrots mixed upon his palette.  193 more words


Richard Prince: Old selfies are "New Paintings" at Gagosian Gallery

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Appropriation artist Richard Prince is back at his controversial antics again with a series of “New Paintings.” Well, they’re “paintings” in that they’re ink-jet prints, and they’re “new” in that these are Instagram photos taken by other people. 331 more words