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Andy Warhol’s scandalous 13 Most Wanted Men: Destroyed within days

Andy Warhol commissioned to create his first and only public art piece Pop provocateur Andy Warhol was never a stranger to controversy. In 1964, as part of a series of commissions for the New York State Pavilion, Warhol was commissioned to work on an installation that would be displayed on the face of the pavilion, …

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Jonas Wood’s still life mural covers the entire Los Angeles MoCA

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles may feel hidden because of its downtown location. For a long time since it was designed by Japanese architect Arata Isozaki, it has been associated with its less conspicuous qualities. Since L.A. painter Jonas Wood covered the museum building facade with a reproduction of his Still …

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Braco Dimitrijević’s casual passersby – These people are not famous

What is Braco Dimitrijević ‘Casual Passer-by’ project? Braco Dimitrijević’s Casual Passer-By series are a series of canvas-based photographs created as from 1971. The works feature large-scale images of people that the artist met in the streets. Each of the pieces comes with the exact time and place where the artist met with the person. However, …

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Jaume Plensa’s stunning larger-than-life sculptures

Who is Jaume Plensa? Jaume Plensa is arguably one of the top sculptors today. He is largely known for creating huge ethereal sculptures and has also worked with different other types of contemporary art media, including from acoustic installations to video projections. Plensa is especially known for his large-scale, ethereal projects, which he installed in …

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Bettina Pousttchi covers complete castle with photorealistic print

Bettina Pousttchi – Meet the Artist Born in 1971, Bettina Pousttchi is a German-Iranian artist, living and working in Berlin. She is known for her works with sculpture, video and photography, often involving architecture in urban and historical contexts. Her site-specific installations explore systems of time and space from a large-scale perspective. World Time Clock …

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Karl Haendel’s large murals don’t make any sense

Los Angeles & New York: One mural each In 2009, Los Angeles based artist Karl Haendel made two large scribble murals, one was his first public installation in New York, the other, a similar painting, was executed in Los Angeles. His gigantic scribbles are an anti-heroic gesture with roots in street art, public mark-making and …

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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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