February 14, 2008 · Print This Article
THE ARTWORKS Details from The Internal Slipping Out into the World at Large by Mariele Neudecker and Arrival at 2AM by Lead Pencil Studio (top left, top right); Lequita Faye Melvin by Roy McMakin and Without Room by Lead Pencil Studio (bottom left, bottom right).
The short of it (and trust me this is hard to boil down) is that a art duo out of Seattle by the name Lead Pencil Studio had been accused of “copycatting” other Seattle and International artist’s work.
As can be seen in the photos two of their pieces have similar themes and executions. Does this imply intelectual theft, plagiarism, imitation, adaptation, or pastiche. How far can a work go in copying, what is original thought and more importantly (albeit I am sure more inflammatory in art circles to ask) which executed the concept better?
There is an ever increasing news article and discussion on the topic that can be found here what do you think?
A 16th century nude painting of the Roman goddess Venus has been banned from being part of the ad campaign for London’s Royal Academy of Arts upcoming exhibition on 16th century German painter and printmaker Lucas Cranach the Elder. Officials are banning it for fear it’s “exhibitionist” qualities could cause offense.
The promotional poster which was set to be displayed in the London Underground train system had transportation officials concerned since:
“Millions of people travel on the London Underground each day, and they have no choice but to view whatever adverts are posted there,”
“We have to take into account the full range of travellers [sic British] and endeavour [sic more British] not to cause offence [sic my god can’t the British spell in English….. yes I know it’s an off colour joke] in the adverts we display.”
According to the London Underground, the poster breached its guidelines against ads that depict [Read more]
Ok, so you have listened to our BS for 127 episodes or so, so this week we introduce an exciting new program for BAS. We will from time to time invite guest curators on to put together an episode of Bad at Sports. This week, Artist, Curator, Musician, Gallerist, Radio Host and recipient of the 2007 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation grant, Philip von Zweck does a show focused on the area from whence he came, New Orleans.
Philip von Zweck grew up in Slidell Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans that was also devastated by Katrina. In January he made his first trip back since the storm and took along a recorder for Bad at Sports to find out whatâ€™s going on in New Orleans Art and whatâ€™s up with Prospect.1, the first New Orleans Biennial coming this fall. Along the way he spoke with Chris Deris, a high school friend (BFA, Atlanta College of Art; MFA, RISD) who now teaches Sculpture at Loyola University; New Orleans artist Blake Boyd; Odgen Museum of Southern Art Curator David Houston; and Cynthia Scott, an MFA student at Tulane and one of the organizers of forthcoming artist initiatives responding to Prospect.1.
February 5, 2008 · Print This Article
If you happen to live in :Alabama, Massachusetts, Alaska, Minnesota, Arizona, Missouri, Arkansas, Montana, California, New Jersey, Colorado, New Mexico, Connecticut, New York, Delaware, North Dakota, Georgia, Oklahoma, Idaho, Tennessee, Illinois, Utah, Kansas or West Virginia. Then now is the time to live up to your American heritage and
repress an indigenous people Vote!
If you are unsure who would best run your Nation, District, City or Animal Shelter then play it safe and just write in “Bad at Sports”. We may not know every issue on the table but we did you sister on that table and that should count for something.
If you are unsure how this “Voting” stuff works, you know things like caucuses and super delegates. Then don’t watch this video, open bundles of parchment bound on one end and read their words and letters. If you want to know how McLovin gets his Chad to hang firm then by all means watch.
Amanda interviews artist and master of “celebutard portraiture” Tom Sanford.
Duncan bitches a bit more about the Art Institute.
And can we have a moment of silence for Mort Garson, please.
Mort Garson (20 July 1924 â€“ 4 January 2008)
Who was born in in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, was an electronic musician best known for his albums that predominantly feature Moog synthesizers.