2008

Posts that feature art made or presented in 2008.

Mark Bradford’s giant sculpture Mithra resembles Noah’s ark

Mark Bradford Asked to describe himself, Mark Bradford uses the words demolisher and builder in the same breadth and it is easy to see why. Using posters created for promoting merchant goods and services, flyers and general advertising materials, he takes pride in transforming anything he can lay his hands on, into large-scale art pieces. …

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Jeff Koons controversial sculpture of Michael Jackson & bubbles

Jeff Koon’s biography Early Life Jeff Koons is unquestionably one of the most established Neo-Pop artists, an increasingly famous clique of artists who draw their inspiration from pop culture, entertainment media and pop artists. Born in 1955 in York, Pennsylvania, Jeff got his feet wet in the world of art at a tender age of …

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Pierre Huyghe fills Sydney’s opera house with 1000 real trees

Introduction A Forest of Lines by Pierre Huyghe is a space that brings together the sacred and the profane. The space blurs boundaries, eliminating the separation between the audience and the art where they can become the performance as they explore the constructed forest in the theatre made of a thousand real trees, inside the …

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Beni Bischof’s cars – A vision for driving in the future?

Introduction Beni Bischof has created a series of art that he calls ‘Handicapped Cars’. Through these series, he has developed an uncanny ability to manipulate cool autos digitally. He’s proven quite adept at this sort of work. Consequently, he has earned rave reviews from all over the world. Through this series and others of a …

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Alec Soth’s Broken Manual – Somewhere to Disappear

Introduction Broken Manual by photographer Alec Soth is a compelling series that was created over a four-year period, from 2006-2010. They reflect Soth’s increasing interest in the mounting anger and frustration that some—specifically male—Americans feel with societal constraints and their subsequent desire to remove themselves from civilization. The resultant work is a group of portraits …

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Why is Franz West considered one of the most important Austrian artists?

Who was Franz West? The Austrian Franz West (1947-2012), one of the most important postwar-artists, died less than two weeks ago on July 25, 2012. He left a career and a vast body of work, spanning over several decades. Childhood Franz West was born on February 16, 1947, in Vienna, Austria. His father was a …

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