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American painter Joe Sorren‘s “In a Garden Where” opens on October 7, 2011 at Dorothy Circus Gallery in Rome, Italy. Sorren’s works have been published in major publications including The New Yorker, Time, and Rolling Stone, and have been used by Warner Brothers and Atlantic Records. To see more of Sorren’s work, visit JoeSorren.com.
The images featured today are by photographer Brent Stirton. “Brent is a senior staff photographer for Reportage by Getty Images. He specializes in documentary work and he is renowned for his humanitarian efforts around the world. His images not only earn highly acclaimed awards, such as the Visa d’Or, World Press Photo and the Overseas […]
Damon Drummond aka Ultrajunk is a found object metal artist from Akron, Ohio, USA. His passions are robots, rayguns, lamps, and anything with a vintage science fiction or future Victoran style. From kitchen stove burners, bicycle headlights, old table legs, and other odds and ends, Drummond’s creations depend entirely on his daily finds at the […]
DAF fave Kevin Titzer is curating and exhibiting in the group show Dig For Fire: Art Inspired by the Pixies which opens tonight at C.A.V.E. Gallery (in association with Thinkspace) in Venice, California. The exhibition is the second in an ongoing series of music themed art exhibitions curated by Titzer. The first installment was in […]
Born in Lecce, Italy in 1975, Andrea Petrachi a.k.a. Himatic creates cyber sculptures from things most of people simply throw away. His work is based on the assembly of everyday items, discarded electronics, gadgets and toys. Himatic sees his work as a symbol of our out-of-control desire to buy things. Petrachi will be exhibiting at […]
Art is the proper task of life.
Born on September 16, 1886 in Strasbourg (then part of Germany), Jean (Hans) Arp was a pioneer of abstract art and a founding member of the Dada movement. After studying at the Kunstschule, Weimar from 1905 to 1907, Arp attended the Académie Julian in Paris. In 1909, Arp moved to Switzerland where in 1911 he […]
Thanks to everyone who entered DAF’s August 2011 Giveaway. The lucky winner is……Neil Matus from Tacoma, Washington. DAF will sponsor Neil in Art House Co-op’s 2012 Sketchbook Project including digitization of her sketchbook for online viewing. Stay tuned for another great DAF contest this month! (Note: Winner is emailed and must claim prize within 7 […]
Mark Ryden‘s new exhibition “The Gay ’90s: Olde Tyme Art Show” opened on April 29, 2010 at the Paul Kasmin Gallery in New York. “The central theme of The Gay 90s: Old Tyme Art Show references the idealism of the 1890s while addressing the role of kitsch and nostalgia in our current culture. “In the […]
Happy Fourth of July to all my American friends out there! Today, I thought it appropriate to write a post on a prominent artist during the time of the American Revolution. One of the first important American painters, John Trumbull was born on June 6, 1756, in Lebanon, Connecticut. The son of a Governor, Trumbull […]
More great and peculiar work from Chicago based sculptor Jessica Joslin (featured). Joslin assembles her hybrid creatures from objects found in obscure junk shops, flea markets, attics, taxidermy supply houses, specialty hardware distributors…or even just walking through the woods. “Miniature machine bolts, springs and couplings comprise anatomical structures. Many of the beasts have hidden movements: […]
1. Fore Edge Painting is a scene painted on the edges of the pages of a book such that the painting is not visible when the book is closed. In order to view the painting, the leaves of the book must be fanned, exposing the edges of the pages and thereby the painting. The earliest […]