2012

Tom Fruin’s New York Watertower – Made of 1000 scrap plexiglass pieces

The Water Tower Not many artists enjoy the privilege of having their pieces displayed in New York City’s prime locations, but artist Tom Fruin does enjoy this. His creation of the Water Tower is a sight to behold and can be easily viewed from FDR Drive, parks and streets of Dumbo, Manhattan Bridge, Lower Manhattan, …

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Who is Katharina Grosse & Why does she matter?

Born on October 2, 1961, in Freiburg im Breisgau, Katharina Grosse is a German artist. She uses architecture, painting, and sculpture in her artworks, which tend to be large-scale, site-related installations. Grosse attended art academies in Düsseldorf and Münster. After her education, she taught at the Art Academy Berlin-Weissensee for more than a decade …

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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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Impressive photos of Tokyo’s Hotaru Firefly festival & Sumida river

What happened on Sumida river? Fireflies have become a rare sight in Japan. Once they used to glow their low light all over the country in the summer time but now they have become an uncommon sight even in rural areas. Last month 100,000 LED lights floated down through Tokyo’s city centre on the Sumida …

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What was Antony Gormley’s gigantic Horizon Field Hamburg all about?

This project took 18 months to prepare Over the past one and a half years, British artist Antony Gormley has prepared an exhibition at the Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Europe’s biggest space for contemporary art. Rather than following through with the proposed retrospective, Gormley decided to create a massive interactive sculpture that only comes alive by the …

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What do you think about Robert Montgomery’s poem billboards?

About Robert Montgomery Robert Montgomery is a Scottish/British artist, poet, and sculptor famous for his site-specific billboards that are created from light and text, and also fire poems. Montgomery is also the associate publisher of Dazed & Confused. His works border melancholic post-situationist tradition. The artist believes that art should be taken out of galleries …

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