New Zealand artist Makoure Scott paid $200,000 for a seat on the inaugural flight of Virgin Galactic.
Scott is expected to be the first professional artist to draw in space.
Scott is a painter and environmental artist who incorporates elements of Maori and Pakeha cultures in his sculptures and paintings.
He paints using materials such as sand, stone and tree gums from the area to emphasize his organic connection to the land. He has exhibited around the world.
Virgin Galactic plans a number of flights out of a spaceport in New Mexico. They will go into suborbital space, about 100 kilometers above the Earth.
Participants will experience weightlessness — and Scott is hoping to draw while weightless.
Scott has gone for early training for the flight with Virgin Galactic and learned his spacesuit will have to be modified to allow for more hand movement so he can draw.
Read more here: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
It’s that time of the year again. With only a few weeks before the Iowa primary the canadates are unleashing the full force of all that money they have been saving up for national attack ads.
This I am sure is just the first of many.
After almost 3 years of operation Chicago gallery 40000 is closing its doors starting December, 29th 2007. Below is the press release giving the details.
Sometime in the last couple of weeks the participant list was released for the 2008 Whitney Biennial. Wouldn’t you know it a couple of great Chicago oriented Artists are on the list!!! Our heart felt congratulations go out to Melanie Schiff and Amanda Ross-Ho!!! Please see the full list here.
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Yes, artist Hannes Broecker has taken the middle man out of the gallery opening and made Color Field art that you can drink. Telling visitors to “Drink Away the Art”
By hanging flat, glass containers with a variety of cocktails in the Dresden, Germany exhibition space complete with spouts and glassware, viewers were awash in color at the beginning of the night and when they were emptied basked in the company of pink elephants by the end.